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Legislative Memos

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
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
Child Sexual Performance

Subject: S.273/ Maltese et al. A.4077/ Seminerio et al. AN ACT to amend the labor law and the penal law, in relation to certain employment of minors under sixteen years of age and prohibiting the viewing of or possessing of certain obscene materials involving such minors Position: Opposed The purpose of this bill is to outlaw sexual conduct of children in any play, exhibition, or motion picture and to criminalize possession of such material where nudity or sexual conduct of a child is depicted.

Jan
1
2005
Alternative Assessments to Regents Exams

Subject: S.3192/ Saland et al. A.6286/ Brodsky AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to directing the Commissioner of Education to develop alternative assessments for Regents exams Position: Support

Jan
1
2005
Dignity for All Students Act

Subject: A.1118/ Sanders et al. S.1925/ Duane et al. AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to enacting the dignity for all students act Position: Support, with clarification

Jan
1
2005
Reporting Of Underage Sexual Activity

Subject: S.477/ Saland et al. AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to the reporting of child abuse. Position: OPPOSED This bill was passed to the Senate and delivered to the Assembly, where it was referred to the Children and Families Committee. The bill was stalled in committee and did not pass in the 2005 legislative session.

Jan
1
2005
The Healthy Teens Act

Subject: A.6619-A/ Gottfried et al. S.5121-A / Spano AN ACT to amend the public health law and the state finance law in relation to creating the Healthy Teens Act. Position: SUPPORT This bill was passed in the Assembly and delivered to the Senate, where it was referred to the Rules Committee. The bill was stalled in committee and did not pass in the 2005 legislative session.

Jan
1
2004
Dignity For All Students Act

Subject: A.1118/ Sanders et al. S.1925/ Duane et al. AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to enacting the dignity for all students act. Position: SUPPORT, WITH CLARIFICATION

Jan
1
2004
Child Abuse Reporting

Subject: S.2947-B/ Saland et al. AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to the reporting of child abuse. Position: OPPOSED This bill was initially introduced in response to widespread reports of child abuse committed by members of the clergy. Existing law requires the reporting only of suspected abuse against a minor by a family member. The law does not currently address allegations of child abuse by clergy persons or the failure of religious institutions to respond to such allegations.

Jan
1
2003
Child Sexual Performance

Subject: S.93/ Maltese, et al A.2840/ Seminerio, et al. AN ACT to amend the labor law and the penal law, in relation to certain employment of minors under sixteen years of age and prohibiting the viewing of or possessing of certain obscene materials involving such minors Position: OPPOSED The purpose of this bill is to outlaw sexual conduct of children in any play, exhibition, or motion picture and to criminalize possession of such material where nudity or sexual conduct of a child is depicted.

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