(The first 10 Bills were considered in both Houses; the last 15 bills passed the Assembly only)
1. S. 7 Lanza/ A. 506 Paulin: This bill seeks to improve the State’s response to human trafficking in order to end this travesty perpetrated by buyers and traffickers. CPNYS supports this bill.
2. S. 2003C/A. 3003C Budget: CPNYS opposes the Budget Bill that contains taxpayers’ dollars for abortions.
3. S. 2004C/A. 3004C Budget: CPNYS opposes the Budget Bill that squandered the state’s windfall on gimmicks instead of fixing the state’s infrastructure or paying down the state’s debt.
4. S. 3203A-Golden/A. 4969B-Simotas: CPNYS supports the bill that increases the penalty when a person subjects another person to sexual contact for personal gratification or to degrade/abuse another individual while using public transportation.
5. S. 4239-Murphy/A 6255 Rosenthal: CPNYS supports the bill that authorizes eligible defendants, in the judicial diversion program who need treatment for opioid abuse or dependence, to receive certain medically prescribed treatment.
6. S. 4954-Marchione/A. 6258-Magnarelli: CPNYS opposes the bill that extends the borrowing practices of local governments in an effort to provide localities the ability to maintain financial flexibility. While this bill helps manage the expenses of mandates, localities need relief from mandates, not a method to borrow and prolong payments that continue to keep taxes high.
7. S. 4978A-Young/A.7912 Wright: CPNYS opposes the bill that increases the bonding authority of the NYS Housing Finance Agency by $3B to a maximum aggregated amount of $21.780 B.
8. S. 5969-LaValle/A. 8244-Glick: The bill, known as “Yes Means Yes”, provides $10 M in taxpayer’s money for colleges to implement response policies and procedures for sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking prevention.
9. S. 5972-Seward/A.6780-Simotas: CPNYS supports the bill that allows a pregnant individual to enroll in the state health insurance exchange at any time.
10. S. 6012-Flanagan/A.8323-Heastie: CPNYS opposes this bill that incorporates many different issues that are unrelated and should be voted on individually, for example rent control, extending the tax cap, extending mayoral control of NY City schools and a Yonkers bailout as well as giving the Governor, current and former, the ability to solemnize marriages.
11. A. 53A — Paulin: CPNYS opposes the bill that seeks to further infringe on the rights of law-abiding citizens who exercise their 2nd Amendment rights.
12. A. 1345A – O’Donnell: CPNYS opposes the bill that seeks to adopt United Nations recommendations regarding the use of solitary confinement in NY prisons and jails.
13. A. 1574 –Jaffee: CPNYS opposes the bill that seeks to implement a state policy of fair and equal pay for equivalent value of work.
14. A. 2990 – Aubry: CPNYS opposes the bill that requires employers to make a conditional offer of employment before inquiring about any criminal convictions of a prospective employee.
15. A. 3376B – Wright: CPNYS opposes the bill that seeks to include writer salaries and fees within production costs eligible for the Empire State Film Production credit.
16. A. 3879 – Nolan: CPNYS opposes the bill that expands Workers’ Compensation law to provide benefits for paid family leave.
17. A. 3949 – Wright: CPNYS opposes the bill that prohibits police officers from doing their jobs by onerous regulations.
18. A. 4311 – Moya: CPNYS believes that citizenship has its privileges. We understand the necessity of education, however, providing scholarships and financial aid is an opportunity that must be reserved to those who live by our laws. We therefore opposed this bill that seeks to provide financial assistance to those who are not citizens of New York.
19. A. 4558 – Gottfried: CPNYS is opposed to this Orwellian thought-crimes bill and strongly believes that when a person is discriminated against, there are current laws that those who discriminate should be charged with.
20. A. 5062 – Gottfried: CPNYS is opposed to the bill that seeks to create a single payer health care plan for all New Yorkers. Health Care is best provided by the free market system with minimal government interference.
21. A. 5955B – Rosenthal: CPNYS is opposed to the bill that seeks to equate electronic cigarettes with cigarettes and place the same restrictions on electronic cigarettes by not allowing them in public areas.
22. A. 6221 – Glick: CPNYS strongly opposes the bill that seeks to expand abortion services in NYS.
23. A. 6509 – Wright: CPNYS opposes the bill that seeks to establish the office of special investigation to increase transparency and facilitate additional involvement of the court in grand jury proceedings.
24. A. 7212 – Joyner: CPNYS opposes the bill that seeks to raise the age of 16, 17, or 18 year old first time defendants who plead guilty or are convicted to Youthful Offender status in all courts as long as it is not a felony.
25. A. 7257 – Titus: CPNYS is opposed to the bill that seeks to raise the minimum wage to $15.00 (in NYC, Westchester, Nassau and Suffolk) and $12.50 in the rest of the state by 2018 and to index after that to the rate of inflation.