Rare Book & Manuscript Library

David A. Paterson papers, 2005-2011

Series XI: Legislative Materials

This series contains records that document the activities of the Governor's Office that relate to the Legislature. The records include approval messages on legislation, messages of necessity, proclamations for extraordinary sessions, program bills, and veto messages on legislation.

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Subseries XI.1: Approval and Veto Messages on Legislation, 2007-2010, Paper: 5 Folders and Digital: 38.29 MB in 8 folders and 697 files

This subseries contains copies of the Governor's approval messages and veto messages for bills that had passed in both houses of the Legislature. The records also include media advisories on approvals and vetoes for 2007 and 2009.

Additional records documenting the line item vetoes of 2010 can be found in Series III: Budget and Finance.

Box 17 Approval Messages on Bills from Legislature, 2007-2010

Box 17 Veto Messages on Bills from the Legislature, 2007-2010

Box 19 Governor Approvals and Vetoes--Media Advisories, 2007 2009, 2007, 2009, (2 Folders)

Subseries XI.2 Messages of Necessity on Legislation, Paper: 1 Folder and Digital: 13.9 MB in 4 folders and 59 files

This subseries contains copies of the Governor's messages of necessity on legislation.

Box 17 Messages of Necessity to the Legislature, 2007-2010

Subseries XI.3: Proclamations for Extraordinary Sessions of the Legislature, Paper: 1 Folder and Digital: 2.10 MB in 3 folders and 27 files

This subseries contains copies of the Governor's proclamations calling for extraordinary sessions of the Legislature. The majority of these proclamations date from 2009 and serve to document the Governor's response to the leadership crisis in the New York State Senate and the state's fiscal crisis.

Box 17 Governor's Proclamations Calling Legislature into Extraordinary Session,, 2008-2010

Box 17 Subseries XI.4: Program Bills Submitted to the Legislature, 2007-2010, Digital: 280 MB in 637 files

This subseries contains copies of program bills submitted to the Legislature by the Governor, his staff, or departments.

Subseries XI.5: Miscellaneous Legislative Files, 2009, Paper: 2 Folders

This subseries contains copies of the Annual Message to the Legislature and records that are related to the New York American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

Annual Message to the Legislature

(These are both original, signed copies in presentation cases)

Box 32 Message of Governor Eliot Spitzer to the Legislature, 2007 January 3, 2007

Box 32 Message of Governor David A. Paterson to the Legislature, 2009 January 7, 2009

New York--American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

Box 19 Handbook, 2009 April 27, 2009

Box 19 Certifications §1511, 2009-2010