On Thursday, Senate Co-Leaders Skelos and Klein released the list of Senate committee assignments for the 2013-14 legislative session.

New positions include Michael Nozzolio (R-Seneca County) as Codes Chair, and Patrick Gallivan (R-Erie County) as chair of Crime Victims, Crime & Corrections. Joe Robach (R-Monroe County) will chair the new Senate Committee on Infrastructure and Capital Investments.

A number of Democratic Senators will also serve as committee chairs.  We are looking forward to working with Independent Democratic Conference (IDC) member David Valesky (D-Oneida), who will chair the Commerce, Economic Development and Small Business Committee.  Senator Valesky understands many of the challenges that businesses face in New York State, and that while progress has been made in the last two years, there is much more work to be done.