Assemblyman Peter M. Rivera, Chair of the Assembly Standing Committee on Mental Health
As members of the Legislature’s General Budget Conference Committee, (from left) Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver,
Ways and Means Committee Chair Denny Farrell Jr., Majority Leader Paul Tokasz, Assemblywoman Rhoda Jacobs and
Minority Leader Charles Nesbitt receive a report from the subcommittee on Mental Health. The General Budget Conference
Committee leads the Legislature’s efforts to reconcile differences between Assembly and Senate financial plans in order to
reach an agreement on a state budget for the 2005-2006 state fiscal year.