Category: Ratings

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.)

2017 Assembly Ratings Short Description of Bills Used

1. 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 that continues the reckless spending.

2. A.3003-D Budget/S2003-D Budget: CPNYS opposes this bill that contains Medicaid funding for abortions.

3. S. 4158-Felder/A. 4883-Cusick: CPNYS supports this bill that relates to establishing a moratorium on the implementation of any local
law, ordinance, rule, or regulation related to charging a fee for carryout merchandise bags or a fee of similar effect.

4. S. 4999-D Alcantara/A. 7270 Crespo: CPNYS opposes this bill that provides a television writers’ and directors’ fees and salaries credit.

5. A. 5667-A Quart/S. 4769-Savino: CPNYS supports this bill that defines gravity knives.

6. A. 6756-Morelle/S. 1022 Funke: CPNYS supports this bill that makes it a Class A misdemeanor if a firefighter is obstructed from
performing emergency medical care.

7. A. 6954-A Englebright/S. 5422-A Boyle: CPNYS is opposed to this bill that requires certain counties to use heating oil that contains at
least 5% biodiesel

8. A.7006 Gottfried/S. 5629 Savino: CPNYS is opposed to increasing the types of conditions that “medical” marijuana is used for.

9. A. 7082 Cusick/S. 5470 Lanza: CPNYS is opposed to extending the moratorium on the issuance of environmental safety certificates for facilities and routes for the transportation of liquefied natural or petroleum gas.

10. A. 7688 Gunther/S. 6726 Young: CPNYS supports extending the expiration of Kendra’s Law.

11. A. 8427-A Morelle/S. 6639-A Robach: CPNYS supports the “Buy America Act.”

12. A. 40001 Rules (Heastie): CPNYS opposes this bill that enacts into law major components of legislation relating to issues deemed
necessary for the state which only continues the expansion of NYS government at the cost of taxpayers.

13. A. 7193-C Perry/ S. 5643-B Savino: CPNYS is opposed to this bill that provides for automatic enrollment to all pension eligible
employees.

14. A. 566-A Jaffee/s. 3791-A Krueger: CPNYS opposes this bill that seeks to prohibit employers from discriminating against employees
based on reproductive health decisions and allows for a civil action to recover “damages” by unduly restricting the religious liberty of
faith-based employers.

15. A. 658 Rosenthal/S. 5480 Montgomery: 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.

16. A. 1378 Cahill/S. 3666 Bonacic: CPNYS opposes the “comprehensive contraception coverage act” that seeks to provide insurance coverage for FDA-approved contraceptive drugs, devices and products including voluntary sterilization procedures while prohibiting a health insurance policy from imposing any cost-sharing requirements or other restrictions/delays with respect to this coverage.

17. A. 2064 Kavanagh/S. 2950 Stewart-Cousins: CPNYS opposes this bill that seeks to allow for early voting in New York State.

18. A. 2343 Aubry/S. 2425-A Carlucci: CPNYS opposes this bill that seeks to require employers to make a conditional offer of employment before inquiring about any criminal convictions of a prospective employee.

19. A. 2967-A Moya/S 2664 Hamilton: CPNYS opposes this bill that seeks to require car wash workers in a city of one million or more to be paid the minimum wage without allowance for gratuities.

20. A. 3039 Moya/S. 471-A Peralta: 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.

21. A. 3049-B Moya/S. 4075-A Serrano: CPNYS opposes this bill that essentially seeks to make New York State a sanctuary state by
amending the executive law to add a new article regarding relations with immigrant communities and detention of certain persons and
establishes a right to legal representation for persons subject to removal or deportation proceedings.

22. A. 3358 Gottfried/S. 502 Squadron: 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.

23. A. 4738 Gottfried/S. 4840 Rivera: CPNYS is opposed to the establishment of the New York Health Plan that seeks to establish a universal single-payer health plan for all New Yorkers.

24. A 4882 Crespo: CPNYS opposes this bill that seeks to keep from disclosure any materials submitted in support of applications for the
New York City Identification card.

25. A. 8270-A Englebright/S. 6617-A Avella: CPNYS opposes this bill that seeks to enact the New York State Climate and Community
Protection Act that would establish the NYS Climate Action Council with 25 members including state agencies and individuals with
expertise in environmental issues, environmental justice, labor and regulated industries; it would seek to establish that climate change isadversely affecting economic well-being, public health, natural resources and the environment of New York.

The first 13 Bills passed both houses; the final 12 Bills only passed in their own house.

CONSERVATIVES RATE LEGISLATIVE MEMBERS Assemblyman Dean Murry scores highest with 95% Senators Akshar and Felder highest in Senate with 90% score

Fort Hamilton Station, NY (10/11/16) The Conservative Party released its ratings for the 2016 Legislative Session today in order to let the electorate know how their legislators voted on 20 key bills acted upon in the 2016 Legislative Session.

The Conservative Party tracks legislation throughout the session, issues support and opposition memos, and determines, at an executive committee meeting, which key issues including spending, crime, education, nanny state legislation and various other topics that affect the lives of New Yorkers, will be used. “We believe that it is necessary to keep the public informed of these key votes and let the taxpayers be aware of how elected officials spend our money. Every bill is considered, and then we choose a reasonable number to give voters a fair assessment of how tax dollars are spent, laws that effect the cost of doing business and the safety of citizens living in New York,” said Mike Long, State Chairman.

“A review of the twenty bills used in this year’s ratings will show voters how some passed bills are specious or costly to taxpayers and where they will help New Yorkers,” said Long. “The ratings give voters a scorecard on how their individual legislator voted on a diverse range of bills considered in the legislative session,” said Long.

“Assemblymen Dean Murray is the highest scoring member (95%) in this year’s ratings. Senators Fred Akshar and Simcha Felder scored the highest in the Senate with 90%,” Long stated

This year the overall New York State Senate rating is 69.5%, up from last year’s 62%. The Conservative endorsed legislators in the Senate scored 79.7%, while the Democrats scored a 57.4% average. The Assembly increased their overall average bringing it up to 41.8%. Conservative endorsed Assembly Members averaged 71%, while the Assembly Democrats averaged 29.5%.

“Before going to the voting booth in just 4 weeks, voters should review our ratings and consider how their legislators represented them. Conservative principles work for taxpayers and for businesses, voting for officials committed to conservative principles is the only way New York will be able to stop the hemorrhaging of people and jobs,” concluded Long.

Ratings are online here.

Please call: 718-921-2158 or 518-356-7882 if you have a problem. Thank you.

2016 Senate Ratings

1. S5478 – Griffo/A 8044 – Dinowitz: CPNYS supports this agreement (making such provisions permanent) among the states to elect the president by national popular vote thereby making every state important and necessary in presidential campaigns.

2. S6403-D – Budget/A9003-D – Budget: CPNYS opposed this bill that contains Medicaid funding for abortions.

3. S6406-C – Budget/A9006-C – Budget: CPNYS opposed this bill that contains an increase in the minimum wage.

4. S6409-C Budget/A9009-C Budget: CPNYS supports this bill that contains certain specific tax cuts.

5. S6483-A Quart/A9042-A Savino: CPNYS supports this bill that clarifies the definition of certain knives to allow their possession when required for work purposes while upholding that certain knives continue to be very dangerous and are subject to section 265 of New York Penal Law.

6. S7485-B Golden/A10083-B Lentol: CPNYS opposes this bill that builds on the states’ money-losing subsidies for film and TV production by establishing the empire state music production credit and empire state digital gaming media production credit.

7. S7640-A Galvin/A10249-A Schimminger: CPNYS supports this bill that enacts the “charitable gaming act of 2016” that allows licensed charities additional means of advertising and additional payment methods.

8. S8114 DeFrancisco/A10706 – Rules: CPNYS supports this bill that requires state reimbursement to counties the full amount of expenditures for indigent legal services.

9. S8163 Croci/A10739-A Rules: CPNYS supports this bill that is the first passage of a Constitutional Amendment to provide for the
reduction or evocation of the public pension of a public officer.

10. S2295 – Griffo: CPNYS supports this bill that would mandate programs imposed on municipalities and school districts to be funded by the state.

11. S2720 – Griffo: CPNYS supports this bill that seeks to authorize the state board of parole to require a violent felony offender to serve their maximum term, if release would pose an imminent threat to society.

12. S3316 – Lanza: CPNYS supports this bill that seeks to exempt hospitals from the metropolitan commuter transportation mobility tax.

13. S4163 – Amedore: CPNYS supports this bill that would establish the crime of homicide by sale of opiate controlled substances.

14. S5507 – Robach: CPNYS supports this bill that seeks to establish an annual spending growth cap and increases the maximum capacity of the rainy day fund.

15. S5598 – Nozzolio: CPNYS supports this bill that seeks to establish a class D felony for the crime of inciting violence against a police officer.

16. S5947 – Marchione: CPNYS supports this bill that enhances the penalties for someone who renders assistance to a person who has
committed the crime of hindering prosecution and conspiring to do the same.

17. S6680 – Nozzolio: CPNYS supports this bill that seeks to increase criminal penalties for sexual contact between a minor and a person in a position of trust.

18. S6854 – LaValle: CPNYS supports this bill that provides that all members of the Board of Regents shall be elected by concurrent
resolution of the legislature on the second Tuesday of March. The resolution would require approval by a majority of members within
both houses of the Legislature.

19. S7336 – Felder: CPNYS supports this bill that establishes a prohibition of any tax, fee or local charge on carry out merchandise bags.

20. S8069 – Serino: CPNYS supports this concurrent resolution that proposes an amendment to the Constitution that would provide for
recall of elected officials.

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

2016 Assembly Ratings

1. S5478 – Griffo/A 8044 – Dinowitz: CPNYS supports this agreement (making such provisions permanent) among the states to elect the president by national popular vote thereby making every state important and necessary in presidential campaigns.

2. S6403-D – Budget/A9003-D – Budget: CPNYS opposed this bill that contains Medicaid funding for abortions.

3. S6406-C – Budget/A9006-C – Budget: CPNYS opposed this bill that contains an increase in the minimum wage.

4. S6409-C Budget/A9009-C Budget: CPNYS supports this bill that contains certain specific tax cuts.

5. S6483-A Quart/A9042-A Savino: CPNYS supports this bill that clarifies the definition of certain knives to allow their possession when required for work purposes while upholding that certain knives continue to be very dangerous and are subject to section 265 of New York Penal Law.

6. S7485-B Golden/A10083-B Lentol: CPNYS opposes this bill that builds on the states’ money-losing subsidies for film and TV production by establishing the empire state music production credit and empire state digital gaming media production credit.

7. S7640-A Galvin/A10249-A Schimminger: CPNYS supports this bill that enacts the “charitable gaming act of 2016” that allows licensed charities additional means of advertising and additional payment methods.

8. S8114 DeFrancisco/A10706 Rules: CPNYS supports this bill that requires state reimbursement to counties the full amount of expenditures for indigent legal services.

9. S8163 Croci/A10739-A Rules: CPNYS supports this bill that is the first passage of a Constitutional Amendment to provide for the reduction or evocation of the public pension of a public officer.

10. A4737-A Rosenthal: CPNYS is opposed to this bill that seeks to implement the state policy of compensating state employees equally for work of equivalent value by eliminating wage inequality in job titles and position classifications.

11. A504 Cusick: CPNYS is opposed to amending the state Constitution to allow a person who will be 18 at the time of a presidential election to vote in the primary election if 17 at the time.

12. A1124-A Jaffee: CPNYS believes this bill is an unwarranted attack on businesses with strong religious beliefs that are protected by the First Amendment and therefore opposed the enactment of a bill that curbs those rights.

13. A3376 – Wright: CPNYS opposes this bill that seeks to included writer salaries and fees within production costs eligible for the empire state film production credit.

14. A4311-A – Peralta: 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.

15. A4558-B – 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 harm others will be charged with.

16. A5062-A – Gottfried: CPNYS is opposed to the establishment of the New York Health Plan that seeks to establish a universal single payer health plan for all New Yorkers.

17. A5955-B – Rosenthal: CPNYS is opposed to this bill that seeks to ban the use of electronic cigarettes in certain indoor areas which is misguided, and clouds the important benefits of the devices to help people quit smoking.

18. A6937 – Titus: CPNYS is opposed to this bill that seeks to establish that paying different wages between employees on the basis of sex, race or national origin is discriminate and an unlawful employment practice.

19. A8580 – Gunther: CPNYS is opposed to this bill that seeks to require all acute care facilities and nursing homes to meet standards for appropriate staffing rations of nursing and unlicensed direct care staff. CPNYS is concerned for all patients but the cost of this proposal at a time when health care costs are already skyrocketing must be considered and a compromise must be worked out.

20. A10370 – Cusick: CPNYS is opposed to the Voter Enfranchisement Modernization Act of 2016 on the grounds of the great potential for fraud.

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

CONSERVATIVE RATINGS RELEASED Assemblyman Nojay highest scoring legislator with 96%

Fort Hamilton Station, NY (10/30/15) The Conservative Party released its ratings for the 2015 Legislative Session today in order to keep the electorate knowledgeable of how their legislators voted on 25 key bills acted upon in the 2015 Legislative Session.

The Conservative Party tracks legislation throughout the session, issues support and opposition memos, and determines, at an executive committee meeting, which key issues including spending, crime, education, nanny state legislation and various other topics that affect the lives of New Yorkers, will be used. “We believe that it is necessary to keep the public informed of these 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 spending, laws that effect the cost of doing business and the safety of living in New York,” said Mike Long, State Chairman.

“A review of the twenty-five bills used in this year’s ratings will show voters how some passed bills are specious or costly to taxpayers and others will show how they will help New Yorkers,” said Long. “The ratings give voters a scorecard on how their individual legislator voted on a diverse range of bills considered in the legislative session,” said Long.

“Assemblyman Nojay was the highest scoring member overall with 96%, in this year’s ratings. Seven Senators tied as the highest scored in the Senate with 76%.

This year the overall New York State Senate rating is 62%, up from last year’s 56.7%. The conservative endorsed Senate average was 72.75%. The democrats in the Senate averaged 50%. The Assembly did better than last year with an overall rating of 37%, up from 25.18% last year. The conservative endorsed Assembly members averaged 74.4% while the democrat Assembly members averaged 21%.

“Voters should review our ratings and remind their legislators that conservative fiscal policies works for taxpayers and for businesses and conservative values strengthen the principles our great country was founded on,” concluded Long.

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