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Mar
27
2015
Regarding the Education Tax Credit Act and the Education Investment Incentives Act

Subject: Executive Budget: Education, Labor and Family Assistance, Part E (S2006/A3006), Establishes the Education Tax Credit Act A.2551 (Cusick), Establishes the Education Investment Incentives Act S.1976 (Golden), Establishes the Education Investment Incentives Act Position: OPPOSE

Mar
26
2015
Regarding Legislation to Raise the Age

Subject: Legislation to Raise the Age – New York State Executive Budget A.3006/S.2006 (Part J) Education, Labor, Housing & Family Assistance Article VII Legislation Position: QUALIFIED SUPPORT _________________________________________________________________ Subject: Legislation to Raise the Age – A. 6006 (Assembly Budget Legislation) Position: SUPPORT

Mar
23
2015
Addressing Campus Sexual Assault

Subject:  Legislation addressing Campus Sexual Assault – New York State Executive Budget A.3006/S.2006 (Part H) Education, Labor, Housing & Family Assistance Article VII Legislation Position: OPPOSE

Mar
23
2015
In Support of the Reproductive Services Act

Subject: Reproductive Services Act A.6221 (Glick) / S.4432 (Stewart-Cousins) Position: SUPPORT

Mar
17
2015
In Support of an ACT to Provide Workers' Compensation Benefits for Injury or Sickness, Pregnancy or Family Leave

Subject:  A.3870 (Nolan)/S.3004(Addabbo) Position: SUPPORT An ACT to provide workers' compensation benefits for injury or sickness, pregnancy or family leave

Mar
15
2015
Regarding Legislation that Would Decriminalize Syringe Possession and Increase Access to Sterile Syringes


Subject: A.5471 (Gottfried)/S.4099 (Rivera), A.6007 (Assembly Health and Mental Hygiene budget resolution) Position: SUPPORT _________________________________________________________________ Subject: A.3007/S.2007 (Executive Health and Mental Hygiene Budget) Position: OPPOSE

Feb
25
2015
Protecting Fundamental Rights and Liberties: A Legislative Agenda for 2015-2016

Protecting Fundamental Rights and Liberties

A Legislative Agenda for 2015-2016

A civil liberties agenda for 2015-2016

I. Policing and the criminal justice system       Reform police practices       Cite and release – end unnecessary custodial arrests         Prevent wrongful convictions:

Jun
19
2014
In Opposition of an ACT to Amend the Penal and Executive Law

Subject: A.10128 (Weinstein)/ S.7869 (Nozzolio) AN ACT to amend the penal law and the executive law, in relation to aggravated harassment in the second degree Position: OPPOSE In May of this year the New York Court of Appeals struck down on constitutional grounds a state penal code provisions that prohibits communication made with the intent to “harass, annoy, threaten or alarm another person.”

Jun
16
2014
In Opposition of An ACT to Amend the Mental Hygiene Law Regarding Involuntary Drug Treatment

Subject: S.7014 (Boyle) AN ACT to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to requests for emergency services for persons intoxicated, impaired or incapacitated by alcohol or substances S7651-A (Carlucci) AN ACT to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to establishing protocols for assisted outpatient treatment for substance abuse A.10025 (Gunther) AN ACT to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to establishing protocols for assisted outpatient treatment for substance abusers

Jun
9
2014
In Support of an ACT to Provide Workers’ Compensation Benefits for Injury or Sickness, Pregnancy or Family Leave

Subject: S.4742-B (Addabbo) Position: SUPPORT When a family welcomes a new child or a family member has a medical emergency, many New York workers face a difficult dilemma. If they are among the 60 percent of workers covered by the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), they have the option of taking time off from their jobs unpaid. But if a worker can’t afford to forego the pay, the family is without a care giver at a time of urgent need.

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