New York Senator Brian Benjamin [D]

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NYS06670IntroEnacts the "Eric Garner anti-chokehold act" and establishes the crime of strangulation in the first degree; disregard of banned employment procedures; provides that a person is guilty of strangulation in the first degree; disregard of banned employme...
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2019-10-04
To Senate Rules Committee
NYS02074IntroRelates to claims for unjust conviction.
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2019-09-20
To Senate Judiciary Committee
NYS06724IntroProvides that for taxable years beginning on or after January first, two thousand nineteen, a qualified taxpayer will be able to claim a refundable credit up to two hundred fifty dollars for eligible losses incurred from the interruption in the payme...
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2019-09-18
To Senate Rules Committee
NYS00218PassRelates to requiring anaphylactic policies for child care services setting forth guidelines and procedures to be followed for both the prevention of anaphylaxis and during a medical emergency resulting from anaphylaxis.
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2019-09-12
SIGNED CHAP.254
NYS06705IntroRequires the department of public health to develop and disseminate information regarding bone marrow donor programs and authorizes physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners to provide such information to patients.
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2019-09-11
To Senate Rules Committee
NYS06704IntroAuthorizes the attorney general to bring an action for violation of the prohibitions concerning unlawful selling practices and specifies damages awardable.
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2019-09-11
To Senate Rules Committee
NYS06706IntroEstablishes the outdoor Rx act; requires the division of veterans' services to review issues relating to veterans' abilities to access state parks, lands and facilities; and provides for the repeal of such provisions upon the expiration thereof.
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2019-09-11
To Senate Rules Committee
NYS06707IntroRequires the department of health of the state of New York to conduct a study of the effects of racial and ethnic disparities on breastfeeding rates and prepare and submit a report to the governor and the legislature.
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2019-09-11
To Senate Rules Committee
NYS02041PassRequires public notice prior to certain transportation facility closures; provides an exception for unforeseen circumstances where closure is necessary to ensure public health, safety and welfare.
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2019-08-30
SIGNED CHAP.224
NYS05666PassRelates to financing by and through the dormitory authority for the Reece School, the Reece School shall have full power and authority to assign and pledge to the dormitory authority, any and all public funds in an amount sufficient to make all payme...
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2019-08-30
SIGNED CHAP.226
NYS06665IntroRelates to domestic violence-related activity of the New York state office for the prevention of domestic violence; adds a member to the advisory council.
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2019-08-23
To Senate Rules Committee
NYS06661IntroPermits the court to grant post-conviction motions to vacate a judgment when the issue raised upon such motion is ineffective assistance of counsel in certain cases in which the court would otherwise be required to deny the motion.
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2019-08-21
To Senate Rules Committee
NYS06662IntroRequires the department of health of the state of New York to conduct a study of the effects of racial and ethnic disparities on infant mortality and prepare and submit a report to the governor and the legislature.
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2019-08-21
To Senate Rules Committee
NYS06660IntroRequires state contractors to submit a statement on preventing human trafficking in bids to the state and maintain a written policy for preventing human trafficking within its operations, business dealings, and supply chain and provide to the state a...
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2019-08-21
To Senate Rules Committee
NYS02449PassEstablishes the municipal gun buyback program by the division of state police for the voluntary return of guns; establishes the municipal gun buyback program fund to fund the program.
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2019-07-31
SIGNED CHAP.139
NYS02450PassAmends provisions relating to requirements for the safe storage of rifles, shotguns and firearms; requires sellers to provide notice of the duty to use gun locking devices and otherwise lock guns away from children and other persons not authorized to...
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2019-07-30
SIGNED CHAP.135
NYS02448PassProhibits the possession, manufacture, transport and disposition of rapid-fire modification devices.
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2019-07-29
SIGNED CHAP.130
NYS06599PassEnacts the New York state climate leadership and community protection act; relates to climate change; renewable energy program; labor and job standards and worker protection.
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2019-07-18
SIGNED CHAP.106
NYS05072PassRequires the commissioner of taxation and finance to cooperate with investigations by certain committees of the United States Congress under certain circumstances.
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2019-07-08
SIGNED CHAP.91
NYS06476PassExtends the effectiveness of the estate tax treatment of dispositions to surviving spouses who are not United States citizens to July 1, 2022.
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2019-07-03
SIGNED CHAP.89
NYS01128EngrossRelates to voter registration form distribution and assistance.
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2019-06-20
returned to senate
NYS02171IntroRelates to re-defining the term physically helpless to mean an individual who is physically unable to communicate affirmative consent through words or clear actions that offer permission and a willingness to engage in sexual activity.
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2019-06-20
To Senate Rules Committee
NYS01623IntroRestricts the use of segregated confinement and creates alternative therapeutic and rehabilitative confinement options; limits the length of time a person may be in segregated confinement and excludes certain persons from being placed in segregated c...
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2019-06-20
To Senate Rules Committee
NYS03747IntroProhibits officers or employees of a state agency, members of the legislature or legislative employees from committing acts of sexual harassment while serving in his or her official capacity.
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2019-06-20
To Senate Rules Committee
NYS00731IntroRelates to available transportation for correction facility visitation; provides for at a minimum, bi-monthly free transportation from the city of New York, Rochester, Syracuse, Buffalo and Albany.
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2019-06-20
To Senate Rules Committee
NYS04673IntroEstablishes the offense of official misconduct by release of a sealed record and makes such offense a class A misdemeanor.
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2019-06-20
To Senate Rules Committee
NYS02375IntroRelates to the creation of home stability support supplement programs.
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2019-06-20
To Senate Rules Committee
NYS05802IntroRelates to the unauthorized release of sealed records.
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2019-06-20
To Senate Rules Committee
NYS05864EngrossProvides a television writers' and directors' fees and salaries credit; provides that to be eligible the writer or director is a minority group member, or a woman, and provides, further, that any writer or director who is a profit participant in the ...
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2019-06-20
returned to senate
NYS04080EngrossRequires the licensing of persons engaged in the design, construction, operation, inspection, maintenance, alteration and repair of elevators and other automated people moving devices and creates the New York state elevator safety and standards board...
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2019-06-20
returned to senate
NYS05294EngrossRelates to bicycles with electronic assist and electric scooters; defines terms; provides that every person riding an electric scooter upon a roadway shall be granted all of the rights and shall be subject to all of the duties applicable to the drive...
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2019-06-20
returned to senate
NYS06219EngrossRelates to wages and supplements for building service employees employed at certain properties held in the cooperative or condominium form of ownership receiving a tax abatement, affidavits certifying the payment of prevailing wages to building servi...
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2019-06-20
returned to senate
NYS02938IntroRelates to the offenses of rape in the first, second and third degrees.
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2019-06-20
To Senate Rules Committee
NYJ02122PassMemorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim July 20, 2019, as Colombian Independence Day in the State of New York
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2019-06-20
ADOPTED
NYJ02112PassMourning the death of The Honorable James F. Reitz, Putnam County Court Judge, distinguished citizen and devoted member of his community
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2019-06-20
ADOPTED
NYS01826EngrossEnacts the "New York call center jobs act"; requires prior notice of relocation of call center jobs from New York to a foreign country; directs the commissioner of labor to maintain a list of employers who move call center jobs; prohibits loans or gr...
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2019-06-19
returned to senate
NYS03457EngrossRelates to allowing a court to waive certain surcharges and fees; authorizes a court to waive certain surcharges and fees for a defendant under the age of 21 under certain circumstances.
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2019-06-19
To Assembly Ways and Means Committee
NYS05615EngrossEstablishes environmental standards for ambient lead and lead contamination in soils and on floors and window sills.
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2019-06-19
To Assembly Environmental Conservation Committee
NYS02849IntroProhibits a health care plan from making prescription drug formulary changes during a contract year.
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2019-06-19
SUBSTITUTED BY A2969A
NYS05782EngrossRelates to commercial mobile radio and cellular telephone service providers; permits the commission of public service to designate any commercial mobile radio service provider as an eligible telecommunications carrier for purposes of providing lifeli...
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2019-06-19
returned to senate
NYS05394EngrossProvides for a parent to choose to opt their student out of the grade three through eight English language arts and math state assessments, and requires the commissioner of education to provide notice to parents of such right.
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2019-06-19
To Assembly Education Committee
NYS06451EngrossExempts certain parcels of land from the provisions of law which generally restrict manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers from sharing an interest in a liquor license.
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2019-06-19
returned to senate
NYS06542EngrossExempts from tax a portion of global intangible low-taxed income.
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2019-06-19
To Assembly Ways and Means Committee
NYS06438EngrossRequires the office of court administration to publish annually on its website pretrial data and information related to court detention.
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2019-06-19
To Assembly Judiciary Committee
NYS00211EngrossRelates to voter notification of special elections; provides such notice be posted on the board of elections website not less than two weeks prior to such election.
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2019-06-18
returned to senate
NYS00215EngrossRequires the division of human rights to develop an anti-bias and inclusion training; requires certain public employees and private contractors to complete such training bi-annually.
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2019-06-18
To Assembly Labor Committee
NYS01130EngrossRelates to notification requirements for a seven day license to sell liquor at retail for consumption off the premises.
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2019-06-18
RECOMMIT, ENACTING CLAUSE STRICKEN
NYS03171IntroEstablishes patient protections from excessive hospital emergency charges; includes hospital charges, including hospital charges for inpatient services which follow an emergency room visit.
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2019-06-18
SUBSTITUTED BY A264B
NYJ02103PassRecognizing October 1, 2019, as China Day and the first week of October 2019, as Chinese American Heritage Week
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2019-06-18
ADOPTED
NYJ01996PassCommemorating the 40th Anniversary of Black Veterans for Social Justice, Inc.
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2019-06-18
ADOPTED
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