Senator Aubertine waved to the journal clerk on his way out the door heading home to Cape Vincent.
So, that means he was "present" without being physically present and in turn voting yes on any and all legislation brought before the session, essentially just becoming a rubber stamp for the NYC leadership.
He claims to have special permission from the Governor and Malcolm, but can they overturn a court order?
Below is the judgment ordering them into session, while it is dated for June 30th at 10:00, it specifies "...at extraordinary sessions (plural) of the Senate called by Petitioner..."
If the point of the court order is to keep them in Albany during the holiday weekend to make them work out their differences; what is Senator Aubertine doing at home and not in the chamber Thursday or Friday.