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CONSERVATIVE PARTY RATES 2019 LEGISLATIVE SESSION; THREE SENATORS AND TWO ASSEMBLYMEMBERS HAVE A PERFECT SCORE

For immediate release
December 5, 2019
Contact:  Shaun Marie
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 CONSERVATIVE PARTY RATES 2019 LEGISLATIVE SESSION;
THREE SENATORS AND TWO ASSEMBLYMEMBERS HAVE A PERFECT SCORE

 Brooklyn, NY – The Conservative Party released their ratings for the past legislative session today to keep the voters of New York informed and knowledgeable of how their state legislators voted on 25 key bills passed in the 2019 session.

Keeping with tradition, the Conservative Party tracked legislation throughout the session, issued support and opposition memos, and determined, at an executive committee meeting, which key issues would be used. The Bills considered comprise a variety of issues including, but not limited to economics, crime, health,  education, and pro-life issues that affect the lives of New Yorkers. “We believe that it is necessary to keep the public informed of key votes and let the taxpayers be aware of how elected officials spend our hard-earned money. Every Bill is considered, and then we narrow the number to give voters a fair assessment of what transpires in Albany,” said Gerard Kassar, State Chairman.  “A review of the Bills used this year will show New Yorkers how out of touch the legislature is with the average citizen; many are costly and others will show how they help New Yorkers.” said Kassar.

Senators Daphne Jordan (43rd SD), Thomas F. O’Mara (58th SD), and Robert G. Ortt (62nd SD) each scored a perfect 100%; in the Assembly, David J. DiPietro (147th AD) and Kieran Michael Lalor (105th AD) also had a perfect score of 100%.

The overall Senate ratings dropped 15% from the 2018 average of 55%, to a new low of 40%.  The Senate, now under full democratic control, explains the dramatic drop.  In 2018 the democratic average was 41%, this year the democratic average plummeted to 14%.  Conservative endorsed legislators in the Senate averaged 86%, up from 69% in 2018.  The Assembly’s overall rating was 36%, down from their 2018 rating of 42%.  The democrats averaged 17%, down from their 28% rating in 2018.  Conservative endorsed Assembly members averaged 79%, up 1% from 2018.

We encourage voters to review the ratings and contact their legislators to remind them that conservative fiscal policy and principles make New York business friendly and encourages entrepreneurs to open businesses and most importantly to provide jobs to those who want to stay in New York State.  The current rush for progressive ideology will only increase the exodus of families and further decline the opportunities that made New York the beacon to those who sought hope and prosperity.

(Ratings are online here.  If you have a problem downloading, please call 718-921-2158 or 518-356-7882 for a copy.  Thank you.)

 

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CONSERVATIVE RATINGS RELEASED Assemblyman scores a 100% rating; highest Senator scores an 85% rating

Fort Hamilton Station, NY (10/16/2018) The Conservative Party released the ratings for the 2018 Legislative Session today in order to keep the electorate knowledgeable of how their state legislators voted on 20 key bills acted upon in the current session.

The Conservative Party tracks legislation throughout the session, issues support and opposition memos, and determines, at an executive committee meeting, which key issues will be used. The
Bills considered include spending, crime, education, nanny state legislation, pro-life issues and various other topics that affect the lives of New Yorkers. “We believe that it is necessary to keep the public informed of key votes and let the taxpayers be aware of how elected officials spend our money. Every Bill is considered, and then we narrow the number to give voters a fair assessment of what transpires in Albany,” said Michael R. Long, State Chairman.

“A review of the Bills used this year will show voters how some are specious or costly and others will show how they help New Yorkers.” said Long.

Michael J. Fitzpatrick – 8th AD, scored a perfect 100%; Assemblyman Fitzpatrick has consistently been a top-rated Assemblyman. The highest ranked Senator in 2018 is Robert G. Ortt – 62nd SD with 85%.

The Senate average this year remained consistent with last year’s ratings. The overall Senate Rating is 55%, the same as last year. The conservative endorsed Senators averaged 69%, up one point from last year; the democrats averaged 41%, the same as they scored last year. The Assembly’s overall rating was 42%; up from last year’s 37%, and coincidently the same as it was in 2016. Conservative endorsed Assembly Members averaged 78% up from last year’s 74%, while the Assembly Democrats averaged 28%, up from 21% and also coincidently just shy of 2016’s 29%.

“Voters are encouraged to review the ratings and use them when considering who to vote for in the upcoming elections. Conservative fiscal policy and principles make New York business friendly and encourages entrepreneurs to open businesses here to provide jobs and keep families here in the Empire State,” Long concluded.

(Ratings are online here. If you have a problem downloading, please call 718-921-2158 or 518-356-7882 for a copy. Thank you.)

2018 Senate Ratings Short Description of Bills Used

1. A.9503-D Budget/S7503-D Budget: CPNYS opposes this bill that contains Medicaid funding for abortions.

2. A.3039-C Budget/S2009-C – Budget: CPNYS opposed this bill that enacts into law the major components of legislation necessary to implement the state fiscal pan for the 2017-2018 state fiscal year which only continues the expansion of NYS government at the cost of taxpayers.

3. S.8751 Sepulveda/A.3696 Pretlow: CPNYS opposes this bill that would authorize the Crime Victims Board to accept other official
documents in lieu of police reports for eligibility for compensation; CPNYS believes this will open up the possibility of fraud.

4. S.2412-D DeFrancisco/A.8595-C Perry: CPNYS supports this bill that creates the commission on prosecutorial conduct to review
complaints of prosecutorial misconduct in New York State.

5. S.6807 Golden/A.8511 Dinowitz: CPNYS supports this bill that prohibits diversion of funds dedicated to public transportation systems.

6. S.8380-A Funke/A.10639-A Morelle: CPNYS opposes this bill that authorizes the use of Paid Family Leave (PFL) for bereavement; by 2021 PFL will be for 12 weeks which will place an undue burden on small businesses.

7. S8501-B Murphy/A8245-C O’Donnell: CPNYS supports this bill that seeks to reform the NY ticket resale law in order to increase
transparency and fairness for consumers.

8. S. 8298 Gallivan/A10795 Paulin: CPNYS opposes this bill that gives members of the NYS legislature the ability to solemnize marriages.

9. S.8769 Ortt/A 10644 Gunther: CPNYS supports this bill that sets forth policies and procedures for discharge of an individual with a
mental illness.

10. S.3698 Croci: CPNYS supports this bill that prohibits local government action which prevents the enforcement of federal laws.

11. S.2997 LaValle: CPNYS supports this bill that seeks to increase from 24 months to 60 months, the time for which reconsideration for parole for a violent felony offense shall be determined.

12. S.2761 Amedore: CPNYS supports this bill that establishes the crime of homicide by sale of an opiate controlled substance.

13. S. 2109-A Felder: CPNYS supports this bill that establishes a career and technical high school diploma for students completing a course of study for a career or trade.

14. S.1347 Funke: CPNYS supports this bill that would require the state to fund certain programs mandated for municipal corporations and school districts.

15. S.1207 Flanagan: CPNYS supports this bill that would eliminate the expiration of and makes permanent provision of law establishing the property tax cap.

16. S.446 Young: CPNYS supports this bill that provides for the emergency or involuntary admission of person with mental illness when there is a risk of serious physical harm or serious psychiatric harm.

17. S. 365 Robach: CPNYS supports this bill that establishes an annual spending growth cap and increases the maximum capacity of the rainy day fund.

18. S.8441-B Phillips: While CPNYS sympathizes with couples unable to have children, we oppose requiring health insurance policies to provide coverage for in-vitro fertilization.

19. S.3984-A DeFrancisco: CPNYS supports this bill that seeks to enact the “New York state procurement integrity act” as a good beginning to require transparency and compliance when exercising procurements.

20. S. 8401 Serino: CPNYS supports this bill that would require assent of two-thirds of the members for any bill that enacts or increases tax revenues.

The first 9 Bills passed both houses; the final 11 Bills only passed in their own house.

2018 Assembly Ratings- Short Description of Bills Used

1. A.9503-D Budget/S7503-D Budget: CPNYS opposes this bill that contains Medicaid funding for abortions.

2. A.3039-C Budget/S2009-C – Budget: CPNYS opposed this bill that enacts into law the major components of legislation necessary to implement the state fiscal pan for the 2017-2018 state fiscal year which only continues the expansion of NYS government at the cost of taxpayers.

3. S.8751 Sepulveda/A.3696 Pretlow: CPNYS opposes this bill that would authorize the Crime Victims Board to accept other official
documents in lieu of police reports for eligibility for compensation; CPNYS believes this will open up the possibility of fraud.

4. S.2412-D DeFrancisco/A.8595-C Perry: CPNYS supports this bill that creates the commission on prosecutorial conduct to review
complaints of prosecutorial misconduct in New York State.

5. S.6807 Golden/A.8511 Dinowitz: CPNYS supports this bill that prohibits diversion of funds dedicated to public transportation systems.

6. S.8380-A Funke/A.10639-A Morelle: CPNYS opposes this bill that authorizes the use of Paid Family Leave (PFL) for bereavement; by 2021 PFL will be for 12 weeks which will place an undue burden on small businesses.

7. S8501-B Murphy/A8245-C O’Donnell: CPNYS supports this bill that seeks to reform the NY ticket resale law in order to increase
transparency and fairness for consumers.

8. S. 8298 Gallivan/A10795 Paulin: CPNYS opposes this bill that gives members of the NYS legislature the ability to solemnize marriages.

9. S.8769 Ortt/A.10644 Gunther: CPNYS supports this bill that sets forth policies and procedures for discharge of an individual with a
mental illness.

10. A.2646-A Simotas: While CPNYS sympathizes with couples unable to have children, we oppose requiring health insurance policies to provide coverage for in-vitro fertilization.

11. A.9608-B Lavine: CPNYS opposes any attempt to allow early voting.

12. A.9605-A De La Rosa: CPNYS opposes this bill that seeks to provide financial assistance to those who are not legal citizens of New York or America. Citizenship has its privileges and while we understand the necessity of education, providing scholarships and financial aid is an opportunity that must be reserved to those who are in this country legally.

13. A.5137-A Rosenthal, L: CPNYS supports this bill that would require all single occupancy bathrooms in state owned or operated buildings be designated as gender neutral.

14. A.4879 Bichotte: CPNYS opposes this bill that seeks to prohibit law enforcement officers from using racial and ethnic profiling; our
Constitution currently provides that a police officer must have a just and reasonable cause to stop individuals, this bill creates onerous
regulations that takes time from law enforcement officers actually doing their jobs.

15. A. 4738 – A Gottfried: CPNYS is opposed to the establishment of the New York Health Plan that seeks to establish a universal singlepayer health plan for all New Yorkers.

16. A.4696 Titus: CPNYS opposes this bill that seeks to establish a policy of equal pay for both sexes and equivalent value of work and
directs corrective action.

17. A. 4348 – A Crespo: CPNYS is opposed to this bill that seeks to establish the NYS 2020 complete count commission; CPNYS believes that this commission is unnecessary and duplicative of the work to be performed by the US Census Bureau the agency that has responsibility of assuring the census is accurate.

18. A.3358 Gottfried: CPNYS is opposed to this Orwellian thought-crimes bill and strongly believed what when a person is discriminated against there are current laws that those who harm others will be charged with.

19. A.2343 Aubry: CPNYS is opposed to this bill that would require employers to make a conditional offer of employment before inquiring about any criminal convictions of a prospective employee; this bill is unnecessary as current correction law prohibits discrimination against a person with a criminal record.

20. A.1748 Glick: CPNYS is proudly pro-life and is opposed to this bill that seeks to “update New York’s abortion statutes to address
constitutional flaws in our (New York’s) laws and recognize a woman’s fundamental right to access safe, legal abortion.”

The first 9 Bills passed both houses; the final 11 Bills only passed in their own house.

CONSERVATIVE RATINGS RELEASED Five Assemblymen tied with 92%; Four Senators tied with 80%

Fort Hamilton Station, NY (10/24/2017) The Conservative Party released the ratings for the 2017 Legislative Session today in order to keep the electorate knowledgeable of how their state legislators voted on 25 key bills acted upon in the current session.

The Conservative Party tracks legislation throughout the session, issues support and opposition memos, and determines, at an executive committee meeting, which key issues will be used. The Bills considered include spending, crime, education, nanny state legislation, pro-life issues and various other topics that affect the lives of New Yorkers. “We believe that it is necessary to keep the public informed of key votes and let the taxpayers be aware of how elected officials spend our money. Every Bill is considered, and then we narrow the number to give voters a fair assessment of what transpires in Albany,” said Michael R. Long, State Chairman.

“A review of the Bills used this year will show voters how some are specious or costly and others will show how they help New Yorkers.” said Long.

The five Assemblymen tied with 92% are Kevin M. Byrne – 94 AD, Joseph A. Errigo – 133 AD, Michael J. Fitzpatrick – 8 AD, Christopher S. Friend – 124 AD, and Stephen Hawley – 139 AD. The four Senators tied with 80% are Fred Akshar – 52 SD, Kathleen A. Marchione – 43 SD, Sue Serino– 41 SD and James Tedisco – 49 SD.

This year the overall Senate Rating is 55% down from 69% last year. The conservative endorsed Senators average was 68% down from last year’s 79%; the democrats averaged 41% down from last year’s 57%. The Assembly’s overall rating was 37% down from 42% last year. Conservative endorsed Assembly Members averaged 74% up from last year’s 71%, while the Assembly Democrats averaged 21% down from 29%.

“Voters are encouraged to contact their legislators to remind them that conservative fiscal policy and principles make New York business friendly and encourages entrepreneurs to open businesses here to provide jobs and keep families here in the Empire State,” Long concluded.

(Ratings are online here. If you have a problem downloading, please call 718-921-2158 or 518-356-7882 for a copy. Thank you.)