STATE OF NEW YORK)S. SS:COUNTY OF ALBANY)__________________________________________________
AFFIDAVIT OF SENATOR FRANK PADAVAN
Senator Frank Padavan, being duly sworn deposes and says:1.
I am a Senator elected to represent the 11
I reside at 84-48 Radnor Street, Jamaica Estates, New York 11432.3.
I am an enrolled Republican and a member of the Bipartisan Reform Coalition.4.
The Governor called an Extraordinary Session for this morning at 10 a.m.5.
Our Coalition had appealed the order of Justice Joseph C. Teresi issued on June29, 2009.6.
Our understanding was that a stay of appeal applied to the Extraordinary Session.7.
After our counsels met with Justice Bernard J. Malone early this morning,however, we were advised that rather than risk being in violation of a Court orderwe should attend the Extraordinary Session.8.
In compliance with the Order of Justice Malone and Justice Teresi, all 31members of the Bipartisan Reform Coalition attended the Extraordinary Session.9.
That session was very brief and adjourned at or about 10:30 a.m.10.
After the adjournment, under the Senate Rules, the attendance at thatExtraordinary Session cannot be used to establish a quorum in a Regular Session.11.
Later this morning, I w
anted to obtain a cup of coffee from the Member’s Lounge,
which is located outside the West entrance to the Chamber.