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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: Died 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
A.8907-Lawrence
2017: N/A.
2018: Died 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: Died in Senate Health Committee; died 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: Died 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: Defeated 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: Died in Senate Codes Committee; died in Assembly Codes Committee.

OPPOSE

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

Comprehensive Contraception Coverage Act (II)
A.9957-Cahill
2018: Passed Assembly; died in Senate Insurance Committee.

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

In re: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Insurance Mandate (II)
S.8441-A-Phillips
2018: Passed Senate; died in Assembly Insurance Committee.

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

In re: Pregnancy Center Disclosures
S.8336-Hoylman/A.5911-A-Glick
2017: Died in Assembly Health Committee.
2018: Died in Senate Health Committee; died 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: Died in Senate Health Committee; died in Assembly Health Committee.

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

Promoting Strong Families

SUPPORT

Adoption Tax Credit for Parents of Special Needs Children
S.7382-Golden/A.10545-Joyner
2018: Reported and committed from Senate Investigations and Government Operations Committee to Senate Finance Committee, reported by Senate Finance Committee, advanced to third reading, died in Senate Rules Committee; died in Assembly Ways and Means Committee.

Adoption Tax Deduction for Parents of Special Needs Children
S.4023-A-Ritchie/A.7145-A-Simon
2017: Passed Senate; died in Assembly Ways and Means Committee.
2018: Died in Senate Investigations and Government Operations Committee; died 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: Reported and referred from Senate Investigations and Government Operations Committee to Senate Finance Committee, died in Senate Finance Committee; died 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: Died in Senate Rules 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: Passed Senate; died 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: Died in Senate Health Committee; died 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.

Requiring Mothers to be Notified of Their Rights Concerning the Burial of Miscarried Babies
S.7863-Tedisco/A.10013-Crespo
2018: Died in Senate Health Committee; died in Assembly Health Committee.

OPPOSE

Authorizing Sports Betting
S.7900-C-Bonacic/A.11144-A-Rules (Pretlow)
2018: Reported and referred from Senate Racing, Gaming and Wagering Committee to Senate Finance Committee, reported from Senate Finance Committee to Senate Rules Committee, died in Senate Rules Committee; died in Assembly Racing and Wagering Committee.

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: Died 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: Died in Senate Judiciary Committee; died 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: Died in Senate Health Committee; died 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: Died in Senate Health Committee; died on third reading in Assembly.

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: Passed Assembly; reported and committed from Senate Children and Families Committee to Senate Finance Committee, died in Senate Finance Committee.

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: Died in Senate Finance Committee; died 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: Reported and referred from Senate Racing, Gaming, and Wagering Committee to Senate Finance Committee, reported and committed to Senate Rules Committee; died in Senate Rules 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: Died 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: Died in Senate Health Committee; died 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: Died in Senate Labor Committee; died 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: Died in Senate Labor Committee; defeated 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: Died in Assembly Corporations, Authorities, and Commissions Committee.

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

Recognizing 'Here Rests in Honored Glory' as the Official State Hymn of Mourning for All American Veterans
S.6856-DeFrancisco/A.8704-Magnarelli
2018: Passed both houses.

Streamlining the Approval Process For Certain Sales of Real Property By Religious Corporations
S.2935-Gallivan/A.9983-Paulin
2017: Passed Senate; died in Assembly Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Committee.
2018: Died in Senate Corporations, Authorities, and Commissions Committee; died in Assembly Corporations, Authorities, and Commissions Committee.

Vaccination Free Choice Act
S.6141-D-Golden/A.8123-B-Gottfried
2018: Reported and referred from Senate Education Committee to Senate Finance Committee, died in Senate Finance Committee; died in Assembly Education 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: Passed Assembly; reported and referred from Senate Labor Committee to Senate Insurance Committee, died in Senate Insurance Committee.

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

Counselor Coercion Bill (Banning Reparative Therapy for Minors with Unwanted Same-Sex Attraction)
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: 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.

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

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: Died in Senate Local Government Committee; died 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: Passed Senate; died in Assembly Cities Committee.

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

Establishing the Felony Crime of Sex Trafficking of a Child
S.5988-B-Lanza/A.6823-C-Paulin
2018: Passed both houses.

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

In re: Participation of Home-Schooled Students in Interscholastic Sports
S.465-A-Robach/A.445-A-Stirpe
2018: Passed Senate; died in Assembly Education Committee.

Message of Necessity Reform
S.214-Marchione
2017: Died in Senate Judiciary Committee.
2018: Opinion referred to Senate Judiciary Committee; died in Senate Judiciary Committee.

Private Schools Mandated Services Reimbursement Bill (I)
S.6089-Marcellino/A.7833-Cusick
2017: Vetoed December 18, 2017 (Veto Message No. 236).

Private Schools Mandated Services Reimbursement Bill (II)
S.8175-Marcellino/A.9903-Cusick
2018: Passed both houses.

Requiring Lodging Facilities to Make Information Available Regarding Services for Human Trafficking Victims
S.8874-Lanza/A.10425-A-Paulin
2018: Passed both houses.

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 Died 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

Authorizing Sheriffs to Place 'Transgender' Inmates in Opposite-Sex Facilities
S.8709-Sepulveda/A.7653-A-Davila
2017: Died in Assembly Correction Committee.
2018: Passed Assembly; died in Senate Crime Victims, Crime, and Correction Committee.

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: Passed Assembly; died in Senate Codes Committee.

Divisive Social Issues in Gov. Cuomo's Budget Proposal
Various
2018: Died in committee.

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: Passed Assembly; defeated in Senate Investigations and Government Operations Committee.

New York Health Act (Socialized Medicine)
S.4840-A-Rivera/A.4738-A-Gottfried
2017: Passed Assembly; died in Senate Health Committee.
2018: Passed Assembly; died in Senate Rules 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: Passed Assembly; died in Senate Investigations and Government Operations Committee.

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: Died in Senate Codes Committee; died in Assembly Governmental Operations Committee.

Last updated July 11, 2018