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Jun
12
2013
Statement in Support of the Community Safety Act: Guaranteeing Safety and Respect for All New Yorkers

New York is America’s cutting-edge city. For centuries, it’s drawn and nurtured the boldest, hardest working, most visionary and most innovative people from around the country and across the globe. And other cities have consistently turned to New York for leadership and inspiration.

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.

Jun
23
2010
Prohibits the Recording of Certain Identifying Information of a Person Subjected to Temporary Questioning

Subject: A.11177-A/Jeffries S.7945-A/Adams Prohibits the recording of certain identifying information of a person subjected to temporary questioning or search in a public place by police. Position: Support

Jun
15
2010
An Act to Amend the Executive Law

Subject: A3233-B/Clark S.6877/Parker An ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to the establishment of the independent office of the child advocate; and repealing certain provisions of such law relating to the office of the ombudsman. Position: SUPPORT

Jan
1
2005
Bias-Related Violence - Civil Remedy

Subject: A.3689/ Destito et al. S.3392/ Andrews et al. AN ACT to amend the civil rights law, in relation to providing a civil remedy for victims of bias-related violence or intimidations Position: Support This bill would provide the missing legal mechanism for victims of bias-related violence or intimidation to initiate a civil action against the perpetrator. It would also provide for the reimbursement of reasonable attorney's fees.

Jan
1
2003
Bias-Related Violence -- Civil Remedy

Subject: A.187-A/ Sidikman, et al. AN ACT to amend the civil rights law, in relation to providing a civil remedy for victims of bias-related violence or intimidations. Position: Support This bill would provide the missing legal mechanism for victims of bias-related violence or intimidation to initiate a civil action against the perpetrator. It would also provide for the reimbursement of reasonable attorney’s fees.

Jan
1
2003
Bias-Related Violence – Civil Remedy

Subject: A.1740/ Sidikman et al. S.373/ Andrews AN ACT to amend the civil rights law, in relation to providing a civil remedy for victims of bias-related violence or intimidations. Position: SUPPORT This bill would provide the missing legal mechanism for victims of bias-related violence or intimidation to initiate a civil action against the perpetrator. It would also provide for the reimbursement of reasonable attorney’s fees.

Jan
1
2003
Human Rights Complaints

Subject: A.5446/ Sanders et al. AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to time for filing a complaint with the state division of human rights. Position: SUPPORT This bill amends the executive law to increase the time for filing a complaint with the Division of Human Rights from one to three years.

Jan
1
2002
Human Rights Complaints

Subject: A.4557, Sanders et al. AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to time for filing a complaint with the state division of human rights. Position: SUPPORT This bill amends the executive law to increase the time for filing a complaint with the Division of Human Rights from one to three years.

Jan
1
2001
Bias-Related Violence – Civil Remedy

Subject: A.1720/ Sidikman, et al. AN ACT to amend the civil rights law, in relation to providing a civil remedy for victims of bias-related violence or intimidations. Position: Support This bill would provide the missing legal mechanism for victims of bias-related violence or intimidation to initiate a civil action against the perpetrator. It would also provide for the reimbursement of reasonable attorney’s fees.

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