News Coverage on Message of Necessity for Immediate Vote

Times Union

Kolb: ‘No reason’ for message of necessity

Rick Karlin
Monday, January 14, 2013


Assembly GOP Minority Leader Brian Kolb is on the House floor and he’s railing against the Message of Necessity that Gov. Andrew Cuomo would need to sign in order to get a gun control package through tonight, which is looking increasingly likely.

“We do a dis-service to the public by doing messages of necessity,” he said, explaining that such messages circumvent the usual three day waiting period between when a bill is introduced and when it is voted on. That wait is supposed to let lawmakers have time to study the various details and potential impact of legislation.

“There’s no reason for it,” Kolb said of the message. Earlier, he urged his members to “vote your conscience.”




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