The New York Times's Robin Pogrebin has more on the AAMD-National Academy rapprochement. She also breaks this news:
"New York Assemblyman Richard L. Brodsky, a Westchester County Democrat and Brandeis alumnus, has introduced legislation with the State Board of Regents to set deaccessioning guidelines for New York museums. 'This is going to smack us in the face, as more cultural institutions face the consequences of the fiscal crisis,' Mr. Brodsky said. 'We need a reasoned, responsible set of laws.'"
UPDATE: Lee Rosenbaum says the legislation has not yet been introduced.