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The PBA of NYS Will Testify at Joint Committee Today

Monday, February 13, 2017

PBA Environmental Conservation Officer Superior Officers Director John Burke, Vice President and Park Police Sergeants Director Manny Vilar, and Secretary and Forest Rangers Superior Officers Director Drew Cavanagh will all be testifying this evening (Monday, February 13, 2017) before a joint committee of the NYS Senate and Assembly regarding the New York State Executive Budget as it applies to environmental issues including the DEC and Parks budgets for 2017-2018.

This is important advocacy on the part of your PBA and you can watch the live stream online here or on the Time Warner Cable Legislative Channel (Channel 83 in the Capital District). It is unknown exactly what time they will be testifying, but it will likely be after 6pm. The PBA just issued this release to the Capital corp announcing and summarizing our testimony. The PBA will also be submitting written testimony to the joint Higher Education subcommittee to advocate for our University Police members.

We will also post a video of the PBA’s testimony when it becomes available.