May 2, 2014
Hello to all,
Did you miss us? The first quarter of
the New Year has been a busy time for your Advisory Panel on
legislation, your Legislative Liaisons, your PAC Committee, and the
NYPTA Leadership. As Editor in Chief of this e newsletter, I apologize for not publishing the monthly editions for the last few months. With that said, let’s catch up on what is happening.
First, I am happy to report that APOL and your Legislative Liaisons embarked on our exciting grassroots advocacy initiative. We have been working hard to visit our legislators in their home offices. We
have been successful in making visits and we have garnered additional
support and sponsorships for our bills as a result of some of the
visits. I want to thank the liaisons and all members who have volunteered to make visits in their districts.
Lobby day is Tuesday May 13, 2014. We are in full planning mode. Chapter will be providing transportation for each district. Please register on line and join us in Albany for Lobby Day 2014. Attendees will be awarded continuing education hours.
Our PTA bill (S3555 Griffo) is on the Senate Labor Committee agenda for Monday April 28, 2014. We
have mobilized members to make calls to the committee members to ask
them to move the bill out of committee to the Senate floor for a vote.
Our annual Delegate Assembly will be taking place on Saturday May 3, 2014 at the Marriott in Saratoga Springs, NY. Please look for election results and a summary of the meeting in the NYPTA Newsletter and next months NYPT impact.
Legislation was developed out of the joint efforts of the NYPTA, the
NYSOTA, and the NY Speech Association was introduced by Assemblyman
Gottfried on Tuesday January 14, 2014. Hopefully, each of
your responded to our president Matt Hyland’s call to action and
reached out to their legislators to voice urge them to support this
vital piece of legislation, that will ensure that EI providers are paid
within 30 days of the submitting for payment.
NYPTA remains very active in insuring that our members who provide
services to this most vulnerable population have a voice and our
NYPT PAC INAUGURAL GOLF OUTING:
APOL and the PAC Committee along with NYPTA leadership have planned our Inaugural NYPT PAC Golf Outing. This is the first of what will be an annual fundraising event for our PAC. Our goal was to have 7 foursomes for this event. I
am pleased to announce that we have met that goal and we have
sponsorships from our vendors who have graciously supported this effort.
The outing will be held at the Saratoga Spa Golf Course on Sunday May 4, 2014. The event is designed as a “Stay and Play” for those individuals who attended Delegate Assembly. We look forward to a fun filled day of golf and activities.
Till next time, all the best,
Mike Mattia, PT DPT MS MHA