The State Legislature is scheduled to be in session Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday this week.

Beginning on April 30, the Senate’s Joint Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction will be holding a series of forums to examine the issues created by increased heroin abuse that is causing hundreds of deaths in communities across the state.

On Wednesday, April 22, the Senate Banks Committee will hold a public hearing in Albany to examine predatory lending practices within the sub-prime auto loan and auto title loan industry.

The Joint Commission on Public Ethics (JCOPE) holds its next meeting on Tuesday, April 28.

On Monday, May 4, the Rochester Business Alliance is holding a free cybersecurity training event as part of National Cyber Security Awareness Week.

On Tuesday, May 5, the Buffalo Niagara Partnership holds a Congressional Briefing with Congressman Chris Collins.

On Thursday, May 14, the Senate’s committees on Codes, Consumer Protection and Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs are holding a public hearing in Manhattan to review the state’s cyber security preparedness. The hearings will look at the state’s “current cyber security infrastructure; cyber security in retail, financial, and other commercial sectors; technical solutions to cyber crime; and legal responses to cyber criminal activity.”