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In wake of Trump actions, bill would codify transgender protections in NY
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In wake of Trump actions, bill would codify transgender protections in NY

  Senator Brad Hoylman, D–Manhattan, is taking action against the Trump Administration’s recent rollback of transgender protection laws. The senator has introduced a new bill on March 3 that would protect New York’s transgender youth by codifying certain protections under state law. Hoylman’s bill (S.4843) would permanently adopt the Title […]

Bill would establish program to swap out aging water and sewer systems
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Bill would establish program to swap out aging water and sewer systems

  Capital Region lawmakers are hoping to launch a program similar to a popular road and bridge renovation program, but for water infrastructure. The Safe Water Infrastructure Action Program (S.3292/A.3907) would create a companion program to the popular Consolidated Local Street and Highway Improvement, or CHIPS, program which provides assistance […]

Ten years after his son’s death, Michael Carey wants mandatory reporting of suspected abuse
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Ten years after his son’s death, Michael Carey wants mandatory reporting of suspected abuse

  At an Albany event commemorating the tenth anniversary of his son’s death, Michael Carey said he plans to re-introduce a bill that would ensure that injuries suffered by developmentally disabled New Yorkers are properly reported to 911. The bill would require care facilities to report all significant injuries, medical […]

Assembly Dems pass series of immigrant rights and protections
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Assembly Dems pass series of immigrant rights and protections

  With the Trump Administration focused on a range of immigration enforcement policies, Assembly Democrats have passed a series of bills that would protect immigrants’ private information, prohibit profiling by local police departments, and make it more difficult to deport undocumented New Yorkers for misdemeanor crimes. Alongside these new bills, […]

Bill sponsor says religious support is ‘next step’ for passing aid-in-dying bill
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Bill sponsor says religious support is ‘next step’ for passing aid-in-dying bill

Aid in Dying legislation received momentous support from religious leaders of various denominations Monday, urging passage of the proposal, which 67 percent of Americans support, according to a survey by Life Way research. The bill, (A.2383/S.3151) proposed in January by Assemblywoman Amy Paulin, D-Scarsdale, and Senator Diane Savino, D-Staten Island, […]