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Jun
14
2016
In Support of Clarifying Minors’ Ability to Consent to HIV Treatment

Clarifying Minors’ Ability to Consent to HIV Treatment S.7683 (Hannon) / A.10184 (Gottfried) Position: SUPPORT

Apr
5
2016
In Opposition of Prohibiting Politically Motivated Boycotts

Subject: An Act to amend the state finance law and the retirement and social security law, regarding economic sanctions for engaging in politically motivated boycotts A.8220-A (Lavine) and S.6086 (Gianaris) A.9036 (Weinstein) / S.6378-A (Martins) Position: OPPOSED

Mar
1
2016
In Opposition to the Parental Choice in Education Act

Subject: Executive Budget: Revenue Bill, Part S (S.6409-A/A.9009-A) “Parental Choice in Education Act” (March 1, 2016) Position: OPPOSE Governor Cuomo has introduced a program bill that proposes yet another variation on a tax scheme that would provide a tax credit – a dollar-for-dollar cut in tax liability – to individuals and corporations that make donations to “educational scholarship organizations” for children to attend private schools, including schools that provide religious education.

Jan
27
2016
Paid Family Leave

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

Jan
21
2016
In Support of the Comprehensive Contraception Coverage Act of 2015

Comprehensive Contraception Coverage Act of 2015 A.8135-B (Cahill) / S.6013-B (Bonacic) Position: SUPPORT The ability to decide whether and when to have a child is essential to women’s health and ability to participate equally in the economic, political and social life of the nation. Despite this, many women are unable to access contraceptive healthcare that is right for them. The NYCLU strongly supports A.8135-B/S.6013-B, the Comprehensive Contraception Coverage Act.

Aug
24
2015
In Support of a Warrant Requirement for the Use of Stingrays

Subject: A.8055 (Ryan) Position: SUPPORT

Jun
16
2015
In Opposition to Amending the Tax Law in Relation to Creating the Primary or Secondary Education Expense Deduction

Subject: A.8233 (An Act to amend the tax law, in relation to creating the primary or secondary education expense deduction) Position: OPPOSE This legislation represents yet another effort to provide public financial support to private primary and secondary schools, including schools that provide religious education. The bill would give taxpayers a deduction of $3,000 per student, with a maximum deduction of $12,000, for tuition as well as other expenses related to a child’s attendance at parochial and other private schools.

Jun
15
2015
In Support of Responding to Sexual Violence on College Campuses

Statement of the NYCLU supporting A.8244 (Glick)/S.5965 (LaValle) Responding to sexual violence on college campuses

Jun
9
2015
Relating to Fiduciary Control Over Digital Assets

Subject: Relating to Fiduciary Control over Digital Assets A.7869 (Weinstein)/ S.5775 (Bonacic) Position: OPPOSE

Jun
9
2015
In Opposition of the Governor's Program Bill #2: "Parental Choice in Education Act"

Subject: Governor's Program Bill #2: "Parental Choice in Education Act" Position: OPPOSE Governor Cuomo has introduced a program bill that proposes yet another variation on a tax scheme that would provide a tax credit – a dollar-for-dollar cut in tax liability – to individuals and corporations that make donations to "educational scholarship organizations" for children to attend private schools, including schools that provide religious education.

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