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Jun
14
2011
Amending the Correction Law, in Relation to the Residence of a Sex Offender

Subject: S.4026/Zeldin, A.1947/Braunstein (AN ACT to amend the correction law, in relation to the residence of a sex offender) Position: Oppose

Jun
2
2011
Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act

Subject: Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA) A.5039 / Gottfried S.2873 / Duane QUALIFIED SUPPORT

Jun
2
2011
Regulation of Demonstrations and Military Funerals

Subject: A. 7697 / Cusick (AN ACT to amend the general municipal law and the parks, recreation and historic preservation law, in relation to requiring permits for demonstrations at veteran funerals) Position: Opposed This legislation authorizes towns, villages, cities and counties to establish a permit procedure for the regulation of demonstrations that take place within one thousand feet of a funeral event. The bill authorizes the state to promulgate the same regulatory procedures as applied to state property, including parks.

Feb
10
2011
Protecting Fundamental Rights and Liberties: A Legislative Agenda for 2011

Introduction

Governor Cuomo has challenged legislators, agency officials and administrators to make the operations of government more efficient and productive, more accountable, and less costly. He asks for measurable results.

Jan
18
2011
National Popular Vote

Subject: S.1820/Parker A.489/Dinowitz AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to enacting the agreement among the states to elect the president by national popular vote. Position: SUPPORT S.2286A/A.1580B would add New York as a signatory to the “Agreement Among the States to Elect the President by Nationwide Popular Vote.” The NYCLU supports this bill.

Jan
18
2011
Unintended Pregnancy Prevention Act

Subject: A.85/ Paulin, et al. S.892/Krueger Unintended Pregnancy Prevention Act Position: SUPPORT The Unintended Pregnancy Prevention Act would allow licensed physicians, certified nurse practitioners and licensed midwives to write “non-patient specific” prescriptions for emergency contraception (“EC”) and to provide those prescriptions to licensed pharmacists and registered nurses so that they in turn can quickly dispense EC to those who need it.

Jun
29
2010
Bus Lane Cameras

Subject: S.7735/Dilan A.10201/Bing Bus Lane Cameras Position: SUPPORT, WITH AMENDMENT This bill would authorize the use of video cameras to enforce express bus lane restrictions in New York City. While the NYCLU has taken no position on the concept of bus lane cameras, we caution that the city’s use of such cameras directly implicates the privacy rights of individuals traveling the streets of the city.

Jun
29
2010
An Act to Amend the Criminal Procedure Law, in Relation to the Electronic Recording of Interrogations

Subject: A.5213-A/Lentol S.7877-A/Perkins AN ACT to amend the criminal procedure law, in relation to the electronic recording of interrogations. Position: SUPPORT

Jun
29
2010
Provides that People Arrested in Connection with a Felony Must Submit a DNA Sample

Subject: S.6213-B/Klein A.9425-A/Morelle Provides that people arrested in connection with a felony must submit a DNA sample. Position: Opposed This legislation would compel persons arrested for certain felony offenses to submit a DNA sample for inclusion in the state’s databank. The bill represents a significant departure from longstanding constitutional standards regarding criminal investigation and prosecution.

Jun
24
2010
An Act Prohibiting the Dissemination of Depictions of Animal Cruelty

Subject: A.11161-B/Glick S.7812-B/Krueger An Act prohibiting the dissemination of depictions of animal cruelty. Position: Opposed This legislation would create a new Class D felony offense of disseminating a depiction of animal cruelty. The Supreme Court recently struck down on First Amendment grounds a federal statute designed to punish the kinds of conduct that would be prohibited by A.11161-B/S.7812-B in United States v. Stevens, No. 08-769, slip op. (2010).

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