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Bills Of Interest

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New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms seeks to influence legislation and legislators for the Lord Jesus Christ. Our affiliate organization, New Yorker's Family Research Foundation, educates, encourages, and equips Christians for effective participation in New York state government. To further these goals, NYCF and NYFRF provide this Bills of Interest page to offer information to concerned Christians and other concerned citizens about the status of pending legislation.

Protecting Human Life

SUPPORT

Ban on Sale of Human Organs for Profit
S.5765-DeFrancisco
2017: Died in Senate Health Committee.
2018: In Senate Health Committee.

Butler Amendment (Banning taxpayer funding of elective abortions)
A.3007-B-Motion A-1-Crespo
2017: Defeated on Assembly floor.

Establishing the Newborn Health and Safety Pilot Program
S.3867-A-Hannon/A.6044-A-Simotas
2017: Signed into law on October 23, 2017 as Chapter 401 of the Laws of 2017 with memo (Approval Memo No. 9). For more information, please click here.

Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act
S.8907-Lawrence
2017: N/A.
2018: In Assembly Health Committee.

Requiring Health Department to Report on Outpatient Clinic Inspections
S.2984-A-Golden/A.2341-A-Malliotakis
2017: Died in Senate Health Committee; died in Assembly Health Committee.
2018: In Senate Health Committee; in Assembly Health Committee.

Requiring Parental Notification Before an Abortion Is Performed on a Minor
A.3620-Murray
2017: Died in Assembly Health Committee.
2018: In Assembly Health Committee.

Requiring Parental Notification Before an Abortion Is Performed on a Minor
A.4305-Lawrence
2017: Died in Assembly Health Committee.
2018: In Assembly Health Committee.

Unborn Victims of Violence Act
S.3830-Ritchie/A.3579-Cusick
2017: Died in Senate Codes Committee; died in Assembly Codes Committee.
2018: In Senate Codes Committee; in Assembly Codes Committee.

OPPOSE

Abortion Expansion Budget Bill
S.7511-Budget/A.9511-Budget
2018: In Senate Finance Committee; in Assembly Ways and Means Committee.

Comprehensive Contraception Coverage Act
S.3668-Bonacic/A.1378-Cahill
2017: Passed Assembly; died in Senate Insurance Committee.
2018: In Senate Insurance Committee; on third reading in Assembly.

In re: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Insurance Mandate
S.3148-A-Savino/A.2646-A-Simotas
2017: Passed Assembly; died in Senate Rules Committee.
2018: In Senate Insurance Committee; on third reading in Assembly.

In re: Legalization of Physician-Assisted Suicide (I)
S.3151-Savino/A.2383-Paulin
2017: Died in Senate Health Committee; died in Assembly Health Committee.
2018: In Senate Health Committee; in Assembly Health Committee.

In re: Legalization of Physician-Assisted Suicide (II)
S.2045-Bonacic
2017: Enacting clause stricken (bill withdrawn).

In re: Pregnancy Center Disclosures
S.102-Hoylman
2017: Died in Senate Health Committee.
2018: In Senate Health Committee.

In re: Pregnancy Center Disclosures
A.5911-Glick
2017: Died in Assembly Health Committee.
2018: In Assembly Health Committee.

Making Indigent Funding Available to Planned Parenthood
S.159-Rivera/A.3693-Glick
2017: Reported and referred from Senate Health Committee to Senate Finance Committee; died in Senate Finance Committee; died in Assembly Health Committee.
2018: In Senate Health Committee; in Assembly Health Committee.

Reproductive Health Act (Abortion Expansion)
S.2796-Krueger/A.1748-Glick
2017: Passed Assembly; died in Senate Health Committee.
2018: In Senate Health Committee; on third reading in Assembly.

Promoting Strong Families

SUPPORT

Adoption Tax Deduction for Parents of Special Needs Children
S.4023-Ritchie/A.7145-Simon
2017: Passed Senate; died in Assembly Ways and Means Committee.
2018: In Senate Investigations and Government Operations Committee; in Assembly Ways and Means Committee.

Adoption Tax Deduction for Parents Who Adopt Children from the Foster Care System
S.1354-Alcantara/A.8193-Crespo
2017: Passed Senate; died in Assembly Ways and Means Committee.
2018: In Senate Investigations and Government Operations Committee; in Assembly Ways and Means Committee.

Ban on Dissemination of Obscene Images Online Without Consent
S.457-Young
2017: Passed Senate; died in Assembly Codes Committee.
2018: In Senate Codes Committee.

Barring Level Two and Three Sex Offenders from Temporary Emergency Housing or Homeless Shelters That House Families With Children
S.1784-Klein/A.6670-Titone
2017: Passed Senate; died in Assembly Social Services Committee.
2018: In Senate Social Services Committee; in Assembly Social Services Committee.

Extending the Birth Certificate Registration Deadline to 15 Days
S.4991-A-Helming/A.6522-A-Pheffer Amato
2017: Passed Senate; died in Assembly Health Committee.
2018: In Senate Health Committee; in Assembly Health Committee.

Requiring a Report on a Special Needs Adoption Tax Deduction Proposal
S.4492-Golden/A.6800-Joyner
2017: Signed into law on October 23, 2017 as Chapter 382 of the Laws of 2017. For more information, please click here.

OPPOSE

Casino Loans To Patrons
S.5377-Bonacic
2017: Advanced to third reading in Senate; referred to Senate Rules Committee; died in Senate Rules Committee.
2018: In Senate Racing, Gaming, and Wagering Committee.

Child-Parent Security Act (Paid Surrogacy)
S.17-A-Hoylman/A.6959-A-Paulin
2017: Reported from Senate Judiciary Committee; Advanced to third reading in Senate; committed to Senate Rules Committee; died in Senate Rules Committee; died in Assembly Judiciary Committee.
2018: In Senate Judiciary Committee; in Assembly Judiciary Committee.

Healthy Teens Act
S.1070-Rivera/A.2705-Gottfried
2017: Reported and committed from Senate Health Committee to Senate Finance Committee; died in Senate Finance Committee; reported and referred from Assembly Health Committee to Assembly Ways and Means Committee; died in Assembly Ways and Means Committee.
2018: In Senate Health Committee; In Assembly Ways and Means Committee.

In Re: Allowing Marijuana To Be Smoked For Medical Purposes
S.1087-Rivera/A.6009-Gottfried
2017: Defeated in Senate Health Committee; died in Assembly Health Committee.
2018: In Senate Health Committee; reported and referred from Assembly Health Committee to Assembly Codes Committee.

In re: Mandatory LGBT Training for Employees of the New York State Department of Children and Family Services
S.277-Hoylman/A.2662-Ortiz
2017: Passed Assembly; reported and referred from Senate Children and Families Committee to Senate Finance Committee and referred to Senate Rules Committee; died in Senate Rules Committee.
2018: Reported and committed from Senate Children and Family Committee to Senate Finance Committee; on third reading in Assembly.

Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act
S.3040-B-Krueger/A.3506-B-Peoples-Stokes
2017: Died in Senate Finance Committee; died in Assembly Codes Committee.
2018: In Senate Finance Committee; in Assembly Codes Committee.

Online Poker Legalization (I)
S.3898-A-Bonacic
2017: Passed Senate; referred to Assembly Racing and Wagering Committee; died in Assembly Racing and Wagering Committee.
2018: In Senate Racing, Gaming, and Wagering Committee.

Online Poker Legalization (II)
A.5250-Pretlow
2017: Reported and referred from Assembly Racing and Wagering Committee to Assembly Codes Committee; died in Assembly Codes Committee.
2018: In Assembly Codes Committee.

Permitting STD Treatment and Vaccination for Minors Without Parental Consent
S.5611-Krueger/A.2469-Paulin
2017: Died in Senate Health Committee; died in Assembly Health Committee.
2018: In Senate Health Committee; in Assembly Health Committee.

Preserving Religious Liberty

SUPPORT

Allowing Old Order Amish to Apply for an Exemption from Workers' Compensation
S.847-A-Young/A.6624-A-Goodell
2017: Passed Senate; died in Assembly Labor Committee.
2018: In Senate Labor Committee; in Assembly Labor Committee.

Authorizing Amish Minors Over 14 Years of Age to Work
S.450-Young/A.4536-Goodell
2017: Passed Senate; died in Assembly Labor Committee.
2018: In Senate Labor Committee; in Assembly Labor Committee.

In re: Exempting Religious Organizations from Assessment Fees 
A.5606-Morinello
2017: Died in Assembly Corporations, Authorities, and Commissions Committee.
2018: In Assembly Corporations, Authorities, and Commissions Committee.

Moment of Silence Bill
S.895-Amedore
2017: Died in Senate Education Committee.
2018: In Senate Education Committee.

Streamlining the Approval Process For Certain Sales of Real Property By Religious Corporations
S.2935-Gallivan 
2017: Passed Senate; died in Assembly Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Committee.
2018: In Senate Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Committee.

OPPOSE

Boss Bill (banning faith-based nonprofits from upholding pro-life employee conduct policies)
S.3791-A-Krueger/A.566-A-Jaffee
2017: Passed Assembly; reported and referred from Senate Labor Committee to Senate Insurance Committee and referred to Senate Rules Committee; died in Senate Rules Committee.
2018: In Senate Labor Committee; on third reading in Assembly.

Contraceptive Insurance Notification Mandate
S.4758-Stavisky/A.6144-Seawright
2017: Died in Senate Labor Committee; died on third reading in Assembly.
2018: In Senate Labor Committee; on third reading in Assembly.

Fire District Taxation Of Houses of Worship And Charitable Organizations
A.235-Gunther
2017: Defeated in Assembly Real Property Taxation Committee.
2018: In Assembly Real Property Taxation Committee.

In re: Banning Professionals From Engaging In Sexual Orientation Change Efforts With Youth Experiencing Unwanted Same-sex Attraction (Counselor Coercion Bill)
S.263-Hoylman/A.3977-Glick
2017: Passed Assembly; reported and referred from Senate Higher Education Committee to Senate Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Committee; died in Senate Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Committee.
2018: In Senate Higher Education Committee; on third reading in Assembly.

In re: Compelling Churches and Nonprofits to Annually Establish Their Entitlement To Real Property Tax Exemption Based On Clear and Convincing Evidence
S.996-Bonacic/A.539-Gunther
2017: Died in Senate Local Government Committee; died in Assembly Real Property Taxation Committee.
2018: In Senate Local Government Committee; in Assembly Real Property Taxation Committee.

Proclaiming Justice & Mercy

SUPPORT

Ban on Requiring Permit for Singing National Anthem or Reciting Pledge of Allegiance
S.3241-Felder/A.3108-Colton
2017: Passed Senate; died in Assembly Cities Committee.
2018: On third reading in Senate; in Assembly Cities Committee.

Child Protection Act of 2017 (Expanding Statutes of Limitations in Child Sex Abuse Cases)
S.5660-Lanza/A.7302-Cusick
2017: Died in Senate Codes Committee; died in Assembly Codes Committee.
2018: In Senate Codes Committee; in Assembly Codes Committee.

Establishing A Tax Credit For Grocery Store Donations To Food Banks
S.6083-A-Serino/A.8138-Morelle
2017: Died in Senate Investigations and Government Operations Committee; died in Assembly Ways and Means Committee.
2018: In Senate Investigations and Government Operations Committee; in Assembly Ways and Means Committee.

Homeschool Equal Access Bill
S.5131-A-Robach/A.8969-Woerner
2017: Passed Senate; died in Assembly Higher Education Committee.
2018: In Higher Education Committee; in Assembly Higher Education Committee.

Message of Necessity Reform
S.214-Marchione
2017: Died in Senate Judiciary Committee.
2018: Referred to Attorney General for opinion.

Private Schools Mandated Services Reimbursement Bill
S.6089-Marcellino/A.7833-Cusick
2017: Vetoed December 18, 2017 (Veto Message No. 236).
2018: Bill not active in current session.

Requiring Multiple Occupancy Bathrooms in Public Schools, State Colleges and Universities, and State Agencies To Be Single-Sex
A.5422-Murray
2017: Died in Assembly Governmental Operations Committee. 
2018 In Assembly Governmental Operations Committee. 

Zachary's Law (Allowing Disabled Students to Participate in Graduation Ceremonies)
S.4729-A-Larkin/A.1595-A-Skoufis
2017: Signed into law on November 29, 2017 (Chapter 410) with Approval Memo 15.

OPPOSE

Child Victims Act of 2017 (Allowing Time-Barred Civil Claims in cases of Child Sexual Abuse)
S.6575-Hoylman/A.5885-A-Rosenthal
2017: Passed Assembly; died in Senate Rules Committee.
2018: In Senate Codes Committee; on third reading in Assembly.

Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA) (The Bathroom Bill)
S.7010-Hoylman/A.3358-Gottfried
2017: Passed Assembly; defeated in Senate Investigations and Government Operations Committee.
2018: In Senate Investigations and Government Operations Committee; on third reading in Assembly.

New York Health Act (Socialized Medicine)
S.4840-Rivera/A.4738-Gottfried
2017: Passed Assembly; died in Senate Health Committee.
2018: In Senate Health Committee; ordered to third reading in the Assembly and referred to Assembly Health Committee.

Requiring Single-Occupancy Bathrooms in State Facilities to Be Gender Neutral 
S.6620-Lanza/A.5137-A-Rosenthal 
2017: Passed Assembly; died in Senate Rules Committee.
2018: In Senate Investigations and Government Operations Committee; on third reading in Assembly.

Requiring Single-Occupancy Bathrooms to be Gender Neutral
S.5993-A-Lanza/A.6500-A-O'Donnell
2017: Died in Senate Codes Committee; reported and referred from Assembly Governmental Operations Committee to Assembly Rules Committee; died in Assembly Rules Committee.
2018: In Senate Codes Committee; in Assembly Governmental Operations Committee.

Last updated January 31, 2018.