MAYVILLE – It’s committee week for the Chautauqua County Legislature, with both the Administrative Services and the Public Facilities Committees set to meet today.
During the Administrative Services Committee, lawmakers will review a local law introduced by Majority Leader Larry Barmore (R-Gerry) that would change the way the legislature approves the sale of county-owned property. According to Barmore, the local law would make it so only a simple majority vote is needed to sell the property. Currently a two-thirds vote is needed.
The committee will also review a resolution sponsored by legislator Tim Hoyer (D-Jamestown) which calls for removing prayer from the start of each monthly voting session and replacing it with the New York State oath of office. Furthermore, he wants to remove the entire Pledge of Allegiance from being said at the start of each voting session.
Today’s Administrative Services Committee meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Gerace Office Building. The Public Facilities Committee meets at 4:00 p.m. Both are open to the public.