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Government Relations

Retail Council Government Relations Team, L to R: Jim Sherin, Melissa O'Connor and Ted Potrikus.

Retail Council Government Relations Team, L to R: Jim Sherin, Melissa O'Connor and Ted Potrikus.

The Retail Council is proud of its long history of defending the retail industry before the New York State Legislature and regulatory agencies. We monitor hundreds of bills on a variety of issues each year and fight tooth and nail for the best interests of our members.

Learn more about the Council's government relations activities:

  • The Council's current Legislative Agenda - A summary of our priorities for the current legislative session, which runs from January to June each year.
  • 2012 Legislative Summary - A recap of the activity in the New York State Legislature and the Council's response for the last legislative session.
  • Receive legislative updates - The Council's legislative agenda is shaped by members like you. Email Alison Walsh or Melissa O'Connor to receive email updates on our work before the state Legislature.