Two local U.S. senators introduced a bill on Sunday that would end a federal ban in states where medical marijuana has been made legal.
Sen. Martins’ bill would make selling heroin and other drugs to those under 14 a felony, punishable of up to 20 years in prison.
More than 28 percent of Puerto Rico’s children are considered clinically obese, compared with about 18 percent in the U.S. mainland.
The governor outlined a proposal that has already been adopted by state universities in New York.
The New York City Council has been determined to reform the NYPD, but the murder of two officers last month — and the shooting of two more this week — have created deep divisions about how to do it.
One bill, with the majority of members as co-sponsors, would criminalize chokeholds.
Following the death of 3-year-old Jeida Torres at a Brooklyn homeless shelter last week, Sen. Parker says he’s learned the law does not include subcontractors working at city homeless shelters.
A city website said about 4,000 New Yorkers are seriously injured and more than 250 are killed each year in car accidents.
A series of legislative initiatives has been proposed on Long Island that aim to end homelessness for military veterans.
The 11 bills target issues raised during testimony given by dozens of experts, parents, and concerned New Yorkers at forums held by a Senate task force, officials said.
Just one day before the Legislative session ends, New York lawmakers struck a deal with Cuomo on a series of bills that take aim at the growing heroin crisis.
Assemblyman Reed Gusciora pulled the proposal from Thursday’s Assembly’s Transportation Committee agenda, saying the bill needs more work.
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand joined parents and business owners outside of her Manhattan office on Sunday, and urged Congress to pass federal legislation that would create paid maternity leave.
New legislation could put the brakes on underage drinking on party buses in New York. The law would require large groups of underage bus passengers to be accompanied by at least one adult chaperone.
State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said the plastic particles can persist in the environment for centuries and accumulate toxic chemicals that could enter the food chain if marine creatures ingest them.