The New York State IOLA Fund strongly endorses Senate Bill S9130 (Ryan), “An act to amend the state finance law, in relation to allowing certain payments from the IOLA fund to be made without appropriation by law.”

Senator Ryan’s bill seeks to ensure that IOLA revenue – which is not derived from taxpayers – is used solely for the designated purpose of providing civil legal services to the most vulnerable low-income New Yorkers and preserve the integrity of the IOLA program’s legal and ethical foundations.

Attached is a copy of the Bill and IOLA’s Statement of Support.  We urge you to contact legislative leaders and urge their support.