February 25th - 26th NYSHFA/NYSCAL Legislative Visitation Day in Albany

Esq. Stephen B. Hanse in Legislative

As previously communicated, NYSHFA/NYSCAL will be holding a targeted legislative visitation day on Wednesday, February 26th in Albany to meet with key elected officials and policymakers regarding issues and concerns related to the proposed 2014-15 Executive Budget.  The evening before, on Tuesday, February 25th, we will be hosting a legislative reception for Senator Kemp Hannon, Chairman of the Senate Health Committee (see below).

The principal issues for discussion on the 26th will be the Standard Wage proposal, the 2% Case Mix cap, and the HCBS final definition and its impact on the ALP program.

Background & Meeting Info 

  • On Tuesday, February 18th, we will be e-mailing concise briefing memos on the above referenced issues, as well as information regarding meeting schedules and locations, bios, directions, information on parking, etc. to all confirmed participants registered for Legislative Visitation Day.
  • On Thursday, February 20th we will hold a participant conference call at 3:00 pm to review all issues and discuss the logistics of the day. All meetings will be scheduled by NYSHFA/NYSCAL – you just need to join in!

Senator Hannon Reception

  • On Tuesday, February 25th, we will be hosting a reception for Senator Kemp Hannon, Chairman of the Senate Health Committee, at 6:00 p.m. at the Albany Marriott (see attached invitation for more details).

Tuesday Dinner on Your Own at Wolf’s 111 Restaurant

  • Also on Tuesday, February 25th, we will be providing bus shuttle service to and from the Albany Marriott and Wolf’s 111 Restaurant and Sports Grill beginning at 6:15 p.m.

CEU’s Available 

1.0 CEU will be earned by those attending our morning briefing and participating during the day.  A credit and evaluation form will be provided at the morning briefing – which will be held in Room 211 of the Legislative Office Building beginning at 8:30 a.m. A light breakfast will be served and lunch will be provided later in the day.

Hotel Room Block

A block of hotel rooms has been set aside at the Albany Marriott, 189 Wolf Road, Albany, New York for the night of Tuesday, February 25, 2014.  To book a room, please call the Albany Marriott directly at (518) 458-8444 or 1-800-228-9290.  We have a rate of $149.00 (standard guest room).  The Group Code is HFA.  The cutoff date for reservations is February 13, 2014.

Please contact Nancy Knapp at nknapp@nyshfa.org by Thursday, February 13th, if you would like to participate in our targeted 2014-15 Executive Budget Legislative Visitation Day and/or attend the reception for Senator Hannon.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you in Albany!

  NYSHFA CONTACT: Stephen B. Hanse, Esq.
Vice President, Governmental Affairs
518-462-4800 x25