The state Legislature sent another batch of bills to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s desk on Monday, starting a 10 day clock — not counting Sundays! — for him to approve or veto them.
A total of 21 pieces of legislation were officially transmitted to Cuomo, including bills that would create a commission that could raise the salaries of the state’s management/confidential employees, allow pharmacies to take back controlled substances and restores cuts to the state Office for People With Developmental Disabilities.
Many of the bills are local in nature, including one sponsored by Assemblywoman Amy Paulin, D-Scarsdale, and Sen. George Latimer, D-Rye, that would change the date of elections for an Eastchester fire district. Currently, the fire district — which encompasses Bronxville and Tuckahoe — elects its officials in December; the bill would move it to Election Day in November.
Below is a list of the 21 bills on Cuomo’s desk. (The last bill listed is a stricter ban on bath salts, which Cuomo approved earlier this week.) He has until Sept. 27 to act.