New York Senator Brian Benjamin [D]

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NYS01603Engross
50%
Enacts the "NYCHA utility accountability act"; requires the NYCHA to provide a rent reduction to tenants who experience a disruption in utility service.
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2022-05-18
To Assembly Housing Committee
NYS01737Intro
25%
Creates a wholesale prescription drug importation program which complies with federal standards and regulations for the purpose of generating substantial savings for consumers.
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2022-05-17
To Senate Rules Committee
NYS00670Intro
25%
Allows credit unions, savings banks, savings and loan associations and federal savings associations to accept and secure deposits from municipal corporations.
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2022-05-16
ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
NYS02762Intro
25%
Relates to securing payment of wages for work already performed; creates a lien remedy for all employees; provides grounds for attachment; relates to procedures where employees may hold shareholders of non-publicly traded corporations personally liab...
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2022-05-16
ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
NYS06202Engross
50%
Provides for certain presumptions for reckless driving and the implementation of a reckless driving and vehicular violence awareness component of the pre-licensing course for driver's licenses.
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2022-05-16
To Assembly Transportation Committee
NYS02962Intro
25%
Establishes the clean fuel standard of 2022; provides such standard is intended to reduce carbon intensity from the on-road transportation sector by 20% by 2030, with further reductions to be implemented based upon advances in technology.
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2022-05-11
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NYS05214Intro
25%
Prohibits the operation of NYC transit authority subways or trains without at least one conductor on board; requires a conductor on any subway or train operated by such authority whenever the subway or train has more than two cars attached to the eng...
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2022-05-10
To Senate Finance Committee
NYS03402Engross
50%
Provides additional tax exemptions on qualifying residential real property where two or more qualified veterans live in the same household.
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2022-05-03
To Assembly Real Property Taxation Committee
NYS06541Intro
25%
Restricts vaccine registry information from discovery and other process; requires the commissioner of health and the New York City commissioner of health and mental hygiene to develop regulations to protect patient vaccine information from disclosure...
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2022-05-03
To Senate Finance Committee
NYS05301Intro
25%
Requires clinical experience for certain mental health practitioners and other mental health professionals; allows such practitioners to make assessment-based treatment plans; makes related provisions.
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2022-05-02
ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
NYS01817Intro
25%
Relates to the use of biometric identity verification devices for the purchase of alcoholic beverages and tobacco products; authorizes a licensee, its agent or employee to determine a person's age when purchasing alcoholic beverages or tobacco produc...
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2022-04-27
ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
NYS02796Intro
25%
Relates to enacting the "community financial services access and modernization act"; modernizes existing statute to reflect the full scope of financial services available at neighborhood "check cashing" establishments; provides for a comprehensive re...
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2022-04-27
To Senate Banks Committee
NYS02115Engross
50%
Relates 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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2022-04-26
To Assembly Codes Committee
NYS06677Intro
25%
Enacts the "gender identity respect, dignity and safety act"; relates to the treatment and placement of incarcerated individuals based upon gender identity; requires that incarcerated individuals in state and local correctional facilities who have a ...
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2022-04-26
To Senate Crime Victims, Crime and Correction Committee
NYS00534Engross
50%
Requires certain information about the facility and what types of plans and procedures such facility has in place to be provided to prospective maternity patients.
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2022-03-23
To Assembly Health Committee
NYS04472Intro
25%
Relates to persons designated by a general hospital to identify infectious disease processes, conduct surveillance and epidemiologic investigations, and develop plans to prevent and control the transmission of infectious agents within general hospita...
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2022-03-15
To Senate Finance Committee
NYS04972Intro
25%
Excludes certain graduate students from mandatory fees.
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2022-03-14
To Senate Finance Committee
NYS01988Intro
25%
Relates to determinations of appropriate educational programs for certain students in a school district in a city having a population of one million or more.
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2022-03-08
To Senate Disabilities Committee
NYS00855Intro
25%
Relates to state government integrity including the creation of a New York state government integrity commission.
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2022-03-01
To Senate Judiciary Committee
NYS04379Enroll
75%
Makes technical changes to provisions providing for certification for service as a retired judge of the court of appeals or a retired justice of the supreme court.
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2022-02-24
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NYS05118Intro
25%
Provides parity to durable medical equipment providers by requiring Medicaid managed care organizations to reimburse such providers at no less than one hundred percent of the medical assistance durable medical equipment and complex rehabilitation tec...
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2022-02-07
To Senate Finance Committee
NYS01997Engross
50%
Assesses an employer a civil penalty where an employer requires a nurse to work more than such nurse's regularly scheduled work hours; provides that the employee shall receive an additional fifteen percent of the overtime payment from the employer fo...
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2022-02-03
ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
NYS02117Intro
25%
Provides increases in the rates of payment for certified home health agencies; directs the commissioner of health to establish minimum standards and a minimum benchmark for home care service payments by any Medicaid payor.
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2022-01-26
To Senate Health Committee
NYS00794Intro
25%
Prohibits participation in torture and improper treatment of incarcerated persons by health care professionals; prohibits a health care professional from engaging, assisting or planning the torture or improper treatment of an incarcerated person; req...
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2022-01-18
To Senate Health Committee
NYS01281Intro
25%
Relates to facilitating appellate review of rulings that implicate issues of public concern.
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2022-01-18
To Senate Judiciary Committee
NYS05939Intro
25%
Prohibits the development of any new major electric generating facilities that would be powered in whole or in part by any fossil fuel, unless the developer of such facility can demonstrate a need for such facility, and that there is no other reasona...
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2022-01-18
ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
NYS00250Intro
25%
Prevents evictions during the COVID-19 covered period.
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2022-01-05
To Senate Housing, Construction, and Community Development Committee
NYS00011Intro
25%
Relates to the execution of a warrant of arrest; authorizes the commissioner of the division of criminal justice services to establish a system to record and monitor the issuance and execution of search warrants; authorizes the chief administrator of...
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2022-01-05
To Senate Codes Committee
NYS00296Intro
25%
Prohibits the search, with or without a warrant, of geolocation and keyword data of a group of people who are under no individual suspicion of having committed a crime, but rather are defined by having been at a given location at a given time or sear...
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2022-01-05
To Senate Codes Committee
NYS00366Intro
25%
Lowers the voting age to 16 years; requires that students receive education in civics and be given the opportunity to register to vote in the classroom.
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2022-01-05
To Senate Elections Committee
NYS00398Intro
25%
Enacts the manufacturer disclosure and transparency act requiring prescription drug manufacturers to notify the attorney general of arrangements between pharmaceutical manufacturers resulting in the delay of the introduction of generic medications.
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2022-01-05
To Senate Consumer Affairs and Protection Committee
NYS00447Engross
50%
Relates to compliance with the open meetings law during a state disaster emergency; provides that during a state disaster emergency, a public body in the affected area may make a determination that, as a direct result of the state disaster emergency,...
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2022-01-05
To Senate Investigations and Government Operations Committee
NYS00425Intro
25%
Creates a tax deduction up to five thousand dollars for transportation and personal protective equipment expenses of health care professionals and emergency medical technicians relating to the COVID-19 declared emergency.
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2022-01-05
To Senate Budget and Revenue Committee
NYS00618Intro
25%
Relates to covered developers, covered employers, covered lessees or lessors, financial assistance provided to covered developers, covered leases, and covered development projects; provides for rights of employees working under such circumstances.
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2022-01-05
To Senate Labor Committee
NYS00803Intro
25%
Provides for supports and services for unaccompanied minors with no lawful immigration status including legal representation.
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2022-01-05
To Senate Children and Families Committee
NYS00856Intro
25%
Relates to the creation of home stability support supplement programs.
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2022-01-05
To Senate Social Services Committee
NYS00909Intro
25%
Requires the board of elections to provide a return postage guaranteed envelope with absentee ballots.
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2022-01-05
To Senate Elections Committee
NYS01287Intro
25%
Relates to a half fare rate program in the MTA for veterans.
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2022-01-05
To Senate Transportation Committee
NYS01357Intro
25%
Relates to providing access to services, law enforcement and counsel in certain immigration related matters.
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2022-01-05
To Senate Finance Committee
NYS01176Intro
25%
Expands the eligibility period for indigent legal service attorneys to receive certain loan forgiveness and increases loan reimbursement for certain attorneys who work in legal services with indigent clients.
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2022-01-05
To Senate Higher Education Committee
NYS01048Engross
50%
Relates to the dangers to the safety and health of the public caused by the sale, manufacturing, importing and marketing of firearms and whether such activity constitutes a public nuisance.
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2022-01-05
To Senate Consumer Affairs and Protection Committee
NYS01641Intro
25%
Establishes the crime of unlawful electronic transmission of sexually explicit visual material; makes such crime a class A misdemeanor.
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2022-01-05
To Senate Codes Committee
NYS02007Intro
25%
Provides for coverage of a one hundred twenty-day supply of a prescription without prior authorization during a state disaster emergency, and requires pharmacies to dispense such one hundred twenty-day supplies of prescriptions at no cost to a patien...
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2022-01-05
To Senate Insurance Committee
NYS01922Intro
25%
Establishes the class A-I felony of operating as a major firearms trafficker.
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2022-01-05
To Senate Codes Committee
NYS02108Intro
25%
Expands the maximum benefit and eligibility requirements for financial assistance for burial arrangements; provides for expedited assistance during a state disaster emergency.
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2022-01-05
To Senate Social Services Committee
NYS01162Engross
50%
Requires the department of health to provide written, public updates to the Draft New York State's COVID-19 Vaccination Program Plan.
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2022-01-05
To Senate Health Committee
NYS02175Intro
25%
Creates the office of the correctional ombudsman to achieve transparency, fairness, impartiality and accountability in New York state correctional facilities; relates to reports by coroners; designates investigators of the office of the correctional ...
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2022-01-05
To Senate Crime Victims, Crime and Correction Committee
NYS00627Intro
25%
Enacts the New York civil rights cold case records collection act; directs the state archivist to create a civil rights cold case records collection; creates the civil rights cold case records review board which shall assist the archivist in the coll...
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2022-01-05
To Senate Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation Committee
NYS02520Intro
25%
Relates to temporarily exempting covered entities under the federal 340B program and comprehensive HIV special needs plans.
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2022-01-05
To Senate Health Committee
NYS02718Intro
25%
Prohibits the use of chemical flame retardants on residential upholstered furniture beginning July first, 2022.
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2022-01-05
To Senate Environmental Conservation Committee
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