The Legislature is in session Monday through Thursday next week.

On Tuesday, May 21, most school districts throughout the state will hold their budget votes.

Also on May 21, Gov. Cuomo launches the second phase of his New NY Education Reform Commission at the Huxley Theatre at the NYS Museum in Albany. The members of the Commission will hear from four experts on Innovative Solutions for Restructuring Public School Systems.

On Wednesday, May 22, the Senate Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Committee will hold a public hearing, “To examine the re-codification of New York State’s not-for-profit corporation law in an effort to reduce unnecessary burdens on nonprofits and to enhance nonprofit governance and oversight” in Albany.  Additional hearings on the topic will be held in New York City on Friday, May 24 and on May 28 in Rochester.

Also on May 22, the American Chemistry Council and the Business Council of New York State are hosting a program titled Transforming New York’s Energy Future: Policy, Innovation and Economic Growth.  Panelists will address the current political climate and policies that will establish New York as a leader in the new energy economy and the innovations being developed locally that will transform New York’s manufacturing industry. The event is free, but an RSVP is requested.

A Webinar will be hosted May 22 on “New York and Hydraulic Fracturing” at 1:00 pm.  You can register here.

On Monday, May 28, the Assembly Cities committee will hold a public hearing in Albany on the Comptroller’s new Fiscal Stress Monitoring System.

On May 30, the Joint Landowners Coalition will hold a rally in Albany to debunk the myths you may have been hearing from those who oppose natural gas development.

On Wednesday, June 5, The Empire Center will hold a panel on the upstate jobs crisis at the Albany Institute of History and Art.

The 2013 Legislative Session is scheduled to end on Thursday, June 20.