New York Senator John Brooks [D]

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NYS00244Engross
50%
Relates to human trafficking awareness and training; requires employees of lodging facilities to have training in the recognition of a human trafficking victim; requires the division of criminal justice services, the office of temporary and disabilit...
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2022-01-18
2ND REPORT CAL.
NYS03966Engross
50%
Requires children's non-regulated camps to ascertain whether an employee or volunteer is listed on the state sex offender registry pursuant to article six-C of the correction law.
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2022-01-18
ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
NYS07796Intro
25%
Amends the definition of a "disguised gun" to include any firearms designed and intended to appear to be a toy gun.
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2022-01-18
[Hearing: Jan 18]

ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.162
NYS07864Intro
25%
Makes technical corrections to provisions of law relating to county-wide shared services panels.
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2022-01-13
To Senate Local Government Committee
NYS00989Engross
50%
Enacts the "Long Island water utility reform act"; relates to the assessment of property owned by water-works corporations; and establishes the Nassau county water authority.
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2022-01-12
RECOMMIT, ENACTING CLAUSE STRICKEN
NYS06473Engross
50%
Enacts the "Long Island water utility reform act"; relates to the assessment of property owned by water-works corporations; establishes the Nassau county water authority.
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2022-01-12
RECOMMIT, ENACTING CLAUSE STRICKEN
NYS06791Intro
25%
Specifies contribution rates for employers to the unemployment insurance fund in the 2022 and 2023 fiscal years, regardless of what the current actual size of the fund index is and sets the unemployment insurance maximum benefit rate.
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2022-01-12
ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
NYS07453Intro
25%
Establishes the electric landscaping equipment rebate program to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve air quality, and reduce noise pollution by promoting the adoption of quieter, zero-emission landscaping equipment; provides for rebates at the p...
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2022-01-12
2ND REPORT CAL.
NYS01273Engross
50%
Safeguards cash accounts for people with developmental disabilities in a facility under the control of the commissioner of mental health, the commissioner of the office for people with developmental disabilities and the commissioner of alcoholism and...
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2022-01-11
To Senate Disabilities Committee
NYS01317Engross
50%
Authorizes municipalities to offer real property tax credits to certain volunteers who live in one municipality but who serve in neighboring municipalities.
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2022-01-11
[Hearing: Jan 18 @ 11:30 am]
To Senate Local Government Committee
NYS00967Intro
25%
Authorizes the taxation of certain lands owned by the state constituting a state park; provides that if the land constitutes a state park and the average daily state park attendance for the preceding year exceeded twenty-five percent of the municipal...
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2022-01-11
To Senate Local Government Committee
NYS00066Engross
50%
Relates to the statute of limitations for civil actions related to certain sexual offenses committed against a person eighteen years of age or older, revives such actions otherwise barred by the existing statute of limitations and grants trial prefer...
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2022-01-11
To Senate Finance Committee
NYS07068Intro
25%
Provides for no interest rate for certain linked loans for certified service-disabled veteran-owned business enterprises, projects to provide financing necessary to carry out a procurement contract with an agency or authority or other entity of the s...
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2022-01-11
To Senate Finance Committee
NYJ01264PassCommending Dr. Stephen Thomas upon the occasion of his designation as recipient of a Liberty Medal
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2022-01-11
ADOPTED
NYS00492Engross
50%
Authorizes boards of elections to establish absentee ballot drop-off locations.
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2022-01-10
To Assembly Election Law Committee
NYS01389Intro
25%
Requires utility companies to include on their bills notice of any and all public hearings concerning rate hikes.
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2022-01-10
To Senate Energy and Telecommunications Committee
NYS07186Engross
50%
Provides that authorities having control of a fire department or fire company which provides emergency medical services may establish fees and charges for services.
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2022-01-10
[Hearing: Jan 18 @ 11:30 am]
To Senate Local Government Committee
NYS07738Intro
25%
Provides that the coroner, coroner's physician or medical examiner shall report to the division of veterans' services, in a form and time frame developed by the department of health, any death which appears to be a suicide by a person who, to the kno...
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2022-01-10
ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.66
NYS07425Intro
25%
Requires the court to consider a child's health and safety when making a decision regarding child custody and visitation; directs presumptions that may be made by the court and admissibility of certain evidence in such cases; requires court officials...
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2022-01-07
To Senate Judiciary Committee
NYS07680Intro
25%
Designates January 6th as Democracy Day.
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2022-01-07
To Senate Finance Committee
NYS00299Intro
25%
Requires degree-granting institutions of higher education to make certain biennial disclosures and to conspicuously publish the report on the website of such institution and submit the website address of such report to the department.
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2022-01-06
To Senate Higher Education Committee
NYS00135Intro
25%
Establishes strict liability for certain violations by public utility companies, corporations, or persons and the officers thereof; removes requirement that violations be committed knowingly.
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2022-01-05
To Senate Energy and Telecommunications Committee
NYS00068Intro
25%
Limits robocalls to state residents and requires telephone service providers to offer free call mitigation technology to telephone customers.
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2022-01-05
To Senate Consumer Affairs and Protection Committee
NYS00197Intro
25%
Enacts "Kirby and Quigley's Law"; expands the definition of aggravated cruelty to animals to include harm to a companion animal during the commission of a felony.
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2022-01-05
To Senate Agriculture Committee
NYS00053Intro
25%
Relates to librarians of school libraries.
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2022-01-05
To Senate Libraries Committee
NYS00198Intro
25%
Relates to pretrial mental health and substance abuse evaluations and treatment for certain defendants; establishes the pretrial mental health and substance abuse services bail fund.
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2022-01-05
To Senate Codes Committee
NYS00137Intro
25%
Increases the number of members in the public service commission from five to seven members and provides requirements for certain members of the commission.
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2022-01-05
To Senate Energy and Telecommunications Committee
NYS00020Intro
25%
Grants a state personal income tax deduction for retirement plan distributions used to purchase long-term care insurance; exempts distributions from individual retirement accounts and individual retirement annuities from state personal income taxatio...
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2022-01-05
To Senate Budget and Revenue Committee
NYS00164Engross
50%
Prohibits state reimbursement of campaign and political committees, or legal defense funds, for payments made on behalf of the criminal defense of a state employee.
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2022-01-05
To Senate Ethics and Internal Governance Committee
NYS00215Intro
25%
Requires that subpoenas issued relating to election matters be served with a separate informational sheet that summarizes why the subpoena has been issued.
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2022-01-05
To Senate Elections Committee
NYS00188Intro
25%
Relates to providing translators at certain polling place locations.
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2022-01-05
To Senate Elections 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
NYS00498Engross
50%
Simplifies the excess line insurance placement affidavit requirements.
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2022-01-05
To Senate Insurance 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
NYS00782Intro
25%
Provides that payment for the use of vacation, holiday, personal or sick days shall not affect eligibility for unemployment benefits.
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2022-01-05
To Senate Labor Committee
NYS00783Intro
25%
Allows employers to participate in the shared work program under the unemployment insurance law retroactively to the date of the COVID-19 declared emergency.
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2022-01-05
To Senate Labor Committee
NYS00855Intro
25%
Relates to state government integrity including the creation of a New York state government integrity commission.
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2022-01-05
To Senate Judiciary Committee
NYS00972Intro
25%
Authorizes the commissioner of New York homes and community renewal, as soon as practicable and subject to the disbursement of federal funds expressly for this purpose to the housing finance agency, to implement an emergency COVID-19 homeownership st...
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2022-01-05
To Senate Housing, Construction, and Community Development Committee
NYS00993Intro
25%
Relates to undisclosed self-dealing.
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2022-01-05
To Senate Codes Committee
NYS01077Intro
25%
Requires employers to provide a written notice of the right to file for unemployment benefits to any employee who has not been scheduled or offered work hours in the past seven days or offered work for the next seven day period.
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2022-01-05
To Senate Labor Committee
NYS01130Engross
50%
Prohibits the sale of dogs, cats and rabbits by retail pet shops; authorizes collaboration with entities to provide space to showcase cats or dogs owned by certain entities for the purpose of adoption.
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2022-01-05
To Senate Agriculture Committee
NYS01189Intro
25%
Prohibits the provision of assistance by port authority personnel, in any manner, to federal authorities in the enforcement of the US Executive Orders of January 27, 2017 and March 6, 2017, relating to foreign terrorist entry.
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2022-01-05
To Senate Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Committee
NYS01271Engross
50%
Increases the fines for dumping snow onto handicapped parking spaces.
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2022-01-05
[Hearing: Jan 18 @ 12:30 pm]
To Senate Transportation Committee
NYS01252Intro
25%
Enacts the "roadway excavation quality assurance act"; relates to workers on excavations; provides that utility companies or their contractors shall use competent workers and shall pay the prevailing wage on projects where a permit to use or open a s...
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2022-01-05
To Senate Labor Committee
NYS01272Intro
25%
Establishes the Southern State Parkway study to evaluate the configuration of entrance and exit ramps, and signage at entrance ways and exits on the Southern State Parkway in Nassau and Suffolk counties to determine whether adequate safety measures e...
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2022-01-05
To Senate Transportation Committee
NYS01274Intro
25%
Requires insurance coverage for the screening of colorectal cancer.
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2022-01-05
To Senate Insurance Committee
NYS01269Engross
50%
Establishes the crime of criminal possession of a flamethrower as a class E felony.
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2022-01-05
To Senate Codes Committee
NYS01288Engross
50%
Establishes the veteran career assistance program within the SUNY and CUNY systems to provide veterans with assistance in resume writing and employment placement services.
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2022-01-05
To Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee
NYS01290Intro
25%
Exempts school buses and parts, equipment, lubricants and fuel purchased and used in their operation from sales and use tax; establishes a green ribbon panel to research and report on greener school buses.
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2022-01-05
To Senate Budget and Revenue Committee
NYS01285Intro
25%
Authorizes the commissioner of education to certify or require the training of teachers, administrators and instructors in the area of dyslexia and related disorders.
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2022-01-05
To Senate Education Committee
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