NY Senate Leadership Janus Related Communications

Chris Brooks filed this request with the New York State Senate of New York.


From: Chris Brooks

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the New York Freedom of Information Law, I hereby request the following records:

Any and all electronic communications (including but not limited to text messages and emails) of Sen. John J. Flanagan and staff, Sen. John A. DeFrancisco and staff, Sen. Catharine M. Young and staff, Sen. Kenneth P. LaValle and staff, Sen. James L. Seward and staff, Sen. Kemp Hannon and staff, Sen. William J. Larkin Jr. and staff, Sen. Carl L. Marcellino and staff, Sen. John J. Bonacic and staff, Sen. Martin J. Golden and staff, Sen. Josesph E. Robach and staff, Sen. Elizabeth Little and staff, Sen. Joseph Griffo and staff, Sen. Andrew J. Lanza and staff, Sen. Michael H. Ranzenhofer and staff, Sen. Patrick M. Gallivan and staff, Sen. Patricia Ritchie and staff, referencing, related to, concerning or containing mention of any of the following: the Supreme Court's decision in Janus v. AFSCME, Janus, Mark Janus, right-to-work or right to work legislation, right-to-work or right to work policies, right-to-work or right to work court rulings, RTW, labor, unions, agency fees, AFSCME, SEIU, AFT, NEA, 32BJ, Empire Center, Reclaim New York, Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, National Review institute, collective bargaining, union contracts, Freedom Foundation, American Legislative Exchange Council, ALEC, State Policy Network, SPN, Americans for Prosperity, Bradley Foundation, AFL, or the Mackinac Center.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.


Chris Brooks

From: New York State Senate

July 13, 2018

Mr. Chris Brooks
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 57542
411A Highland Avenue
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

Dear Mr. Brooks:

This is to acknowledge receipt of your email dated July 5, 2018
pursuant to the Freedom of Information Law.

You are requesting any and all miscellaneous communications between
various New York State Senators and their staff pertaining to varied
subjects and organizations.

Please be advised the records you request, if the records even exist,
are not subject to disclosure pursuant to Senate Rules.

I have attached a copy of the Senate’s Rules and Regulations Relating
to the Public Inspection and Copying of Legislative Records for your


Francis W. Patience
Secretary of the Senate

(See attached file: Rules and Regulations March 2013.pdf)