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|Name = Harvey Weisenberg
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}}{{tnr}}'''Harvey Weisenberg''' (b. December 31, 1933) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[New York State Assembly]].  He has represented District 20 since 1989 and currently serves as [[State Assistant Speaker Pro Tempore|Assistant Speaker Pro Tempore]]. Weisenberg's political experience includes deputy majority whip for the New York State Assembly; as well as president and member of Long Beach City Council.
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}}{{tnr}}'''Harvey Weisenberg''' (b. December 31, 1933) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[New York State Assembly]], representing District 20 since 1989 and currently serving as [[State Assistant Speaker Pro Tempore|Assistant Speaker Pro Tempore]]. Weisenberg's political experience includes deputy majority whip for the New York State Assembly; as well as president and member of Long Beach City Council.
  
 
Weisenberg's professional experiences include school administrator and teacher for East Meadow Schools, and a police officer for the City of Long Beach.
 
Weisenberg's professional experiences include school administrator and teacher for East Meadow Schools, and a police officer for the City of Long Beach.
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==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
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===2013-2014===
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At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Weisenberg served on the following committees:
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{{Committee Assignments
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|State = New York
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|Chamber = State Assembly
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|Committee1 = Banks
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|Committee2 = Correction
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|Committee3 = Education
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|Committee4 = Environmental Conservation
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|Committee5 = Mental Health
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|Committee6 = Transportation
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===2011-2012===
 
===2011-2012===
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Weisenberg has been appointed to the following committees:
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In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Weisenberg served on the following committees:
* [[Banks Committee, New York State Assembly]]
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* [[Correction Committee, New York State Assembly]]
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* [[Education Committee, New York State Assembly]]
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* [[Environmental Conservation Committee, New York State Assembly]]
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|State = New York
* [[Mental Health Committee, New York State Assembly]]
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* [[Transportation Committee, New York State Assembly]]
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|Chamber = State Assembly
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|Committee1 = Banks
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|Committee2 = Correction
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|Committee3 = Education
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|Committee4 = Environmental Conservation
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|Committee5 = Mental Health
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|Committee6 = Transportation
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}}
  
 
===2009-2010===
 
===2009-2010===
 
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Weisenberg served on the following committees:
 
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Weisenberg served on the following committees:
* [[Banks Committee, New York Assembly]]
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* [[Correction Committee, New York Assembly]]
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* [[Education Committee, New York Assembly]]
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* [[Environmental Conservation Committee, New York Assembly]]
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|State = New York
* [[Mental Health Committee, New York Assembly]]
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|year = 2009
* [[Transportation Committee, New York Assembly]]
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|Chamber = State Assembly
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|Committee1 = Banks
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|Committee2 = Correction
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|Committee3 = Education
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|Committee4 = Environmental Conservation
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|Committee5 = Mental Health
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|Committee6 = Transportation
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==Issues==
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===Pension sweeteners===
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On February 13, 2013, New York legislators introduced eight bills to "sweeten" government employee pensions.  The nonpartisan Citizens Budget Commission released a chart of these bills and their costs, totaling $1.311 billion for the state government and $46 million for local governments.  Weisenberg sponsored two of these eight.<ref>[http://www.cbcny.org/cbc-blogs/blogs/busy-day-albany Citizens Budget Commission, "A Busy Day in Albany," February 20, 2013]</ref>  E.J. McMahon of the pro-market Empire State Center for New York Policy criticized the bills but placed major responsibility for them on Governor [[Andrew Cuomo]], who in 2012 raised the possibility of better pension deals if the economy improved.<ref>[http://www.nytorch.com/?p=7131 E.J. McMahon, Empire State Center for New York Policy, "Pension follies continue," February 21, 2013]</ref>  The ''New York Daily News'' published an editorial against the bills on February 21, denouncing the proposals as examples of "incorrigible recklessness with the public’s money."<ref>[http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/-article-1.1269289 ''New York Daily News'', "More, more, always more," February 21, 2013]</ref>
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*Assembly Bill 4914, sponsored by [[Peter Abbate]], [[William Colton]], [[Jeffrion Aubry]], [[William Boyland]], [[Barbara Clark]], [[Vivian Cook]], [[Steven Cymbrowitz]], [[Dennis Gabryszak]], [[Earlene Hill Hooper]], [[Jose Rivera]], [[Matthew Titone]], and  Weisenberg, would give all non-correction officers in the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision a performance of duty disability benefit worth 75% of their final average salary.  This bill would cost the state an estimated $100,000 in increased pension contributions.<ref>[http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?default_fld=%0D%0At&bn=A04914&term=&Summary=Y Bill summary for NY Assembly Bill 4914, accessed March 12, 2013]</ref>
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*Assembly Bill 4920, sponsored by Abbate, Colton, Cook, [[Michael Cusick]], [[Steven Englebright]], and Weisenberg, would allow Tier I and II employees of the New York State and Local Employees' Retirement System (NYSLERS) and the New York State and Local Police and Fire Retirement System (NYSLPFRS) to include up to 30 days of unused vacation time in the final average salary calculation for their pension benefits.  This would cost the state government an estimated $110 million and local governments an estimated $45 million.<ref>[http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?default_fld=%0D%0A&bn=A04920&term=&Summary=Y Bill summary for NY Assembly Bill 4920, accessed March 12, 2013]</ref>
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2012===
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Weisenberg ran in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[New York State Assembly elections, 2012|New York State Assembly]] District 20. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on September 13, 2012. He also ran on the [[Working Families Party]] and [[Independence Party of New York State]] tickets. He defeated [[David J. Sussman]] in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://www.elections.ny.gov:8080/reports/rwservlet?cmdkey=whofiled ''State of New York, State Board of Elections'', Candidate Petition List, retrieved August 15, 2012.]</ref><ref>[http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/elections/local/results?g=nyAssembly&state=NY ''ABC News,'' "New York unofficial 2012 primary election results," accessed September 13, 2012]</ref>
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In 2010, Weisenberg received $149,153 in campaign donations.  The top contributors are listed below.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/grid.phtml?s=NY&y=2010&#fC Follow the Money - 2010 contributions]</ref>
  
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===2008===
 
In 2008, a year in which Weisenberg was up for re-election, he collected $129,131 in donations.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=96161 2008 contributions to Harvey Weisenberg]</ref>
 
In 2008, a year in which Weisenberg was up for re-election, he collected $129,131 in donations.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=96161 2008 contributions to Harvey Weisenberg]</ref>
  
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Harvey Weisenberg
HarveyWeisenberg.jpg
New York State Assembly District 20
Incumbent
In office
1989 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 25
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$79,500/year
Per diem$171/full day; $61/half day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1988
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sNew York University, 1958
Master'sHofstra University, 1962
Personal
Birthday12/31/1933
Place of birthBronx, NY
ReligionJewish
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Harvey Weisenberg (b. December 31, 1933) is a Democratic member of the New York State Assembly, representing District 20 since 1989 and currently serving as Assistant Speaker Pro Tempore. Weisenberg's political experience includes deputy majority whip for the New York State Assembly; as well as president and member of Long Beach City Council.

Weisenberg's professional experiences include school administrator and teacher for East Meadow Schools, and a police officer for the City of Long Beach.

Weisenberg attended Niagara University; and earned a BS from New York University, MS from Hofstra University, and PDA from Long Island University Charles William Post Campus. He and his wife, Ellen, have five children; Julie, Russell, Gregg, Vicki, and Ricky.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Weisenberg served on the following committees:

New York Committee Assignments, 2013
Banks
Correction
Education
Environmental Conservation
Mental Health
Transportation

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Weisenberg served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Weisenberg served on the following committees:

Issues

Pension sweeteners

On February 13, 2013, New York legislators introduced eight bills to "sweeten" government employee pensions. The nonpartisan Citizens Budget Commission released a chart of these bills and their costs, totaling $1.311 billion for the state government and $46 million for local governments. Weisenberg sponsored two of these eight.[2] E.J. McMahon of the pro-market Empire State Center for New York Policy criticized the bills but placed major responsibility for them on Governor Andrew Cuomo, who in 2012 raised the possibility of better pension deals if the economy improved.[3] The New York Daily News published an editorial against the bills on February 21, denouncing the proposals as examples of "incorrigible recklessness with the public’s money."[4]

  • Assembly Bill 4920, sponsored by Abbate, Colton, Cook, Michael Cusick, Steven Englebright, and Weisenberg, would allow Tier I and II employees of the New York State and Local Employees' Retirement System (NYSLERS) and the New York State and Local Police and Fire Retirement System (NYSLPFRS) to include up to 30 days of unused vacation time in the final average salary calculation for their pension benefits. This would cost the state government an estimated $110 million and local governments an estimated $45 million.[6]

Elections

2012

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2012

Weisenberg ran in the 2012 election for New York State Assembly District 20. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on September 13, 2012. He also ran on the Working Families Party and Independence Party of New York State tickets. He defeated David J. Sussman in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[7][8]

New York State Assembly, District 20, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngHarvey Weisenberg Incumbent 56% 21,730
     Republican David J. Sussman 44% 17,091
Total Votes 38,821

2010

See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2010

Weisenberg defeated Jeffrey Toback in the September 14 Democratic primary. He defeated Joshua Wanderer (R) in the general election on November 2.[9] In addition to running on the Democratic ticket, he was also listed as a candidate of the Independence Party of New York State, and Working Families Party.

New York State Assembly, District 20 2010
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Harvey Weisenberg (D) 20,029
Joshua Wanderer (R) 17,902

2008

On November 4, 2008 Weisenberg won re-election to the New York State Assembly, District 20, defeating opponent Michael McGinty (R).

Weisenberg raised $129,131 for his campaign while McGinty raised $1,200.[10]

New York State Assembly, District 20 2008
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Harvey Weisenberg (D) 34,803
Michael Mcginty (R) 17,435

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, Weisenberg received $149,153 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[11]

New York State Assembly 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Harvey Weisenberg's campaign in 2010
Mack, David S$11,400
Mack, Sondra$11,400
New York State United Teachers$7,600
Fire Marshall Benevolent Association Of Nassau County$4,300
Damato, Alfonse M$3,000
Total Raised in 2010 $149,153

2008

In 2008, a year in which Weisenberg was up for re-election, he collected $129,131 in donations.[12]

Donor Amount
David Mack $3,500
New York State Laborers $3,200
New York State United Teachers $2,960
Fire Marshall Benevolent Association of Nassau County $2,880

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