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.
The ban on Styrofoam was proposed back in February.
The Bloomberg administration has dropped piece of legislation that would have kept cigarettes out of sight in New York City stores, according to a published report.
New York lawmakers on Wednesday passed legislation that would require newborns to be tested for congenital heart defects.
The New Jersey State Assembly on Monday gave final approval to three gun control bills, sending them to Gov. Chris Christie for his signature.
A proposal to make it easier to sue over police stop and frisks is setting has set a stage for an unusual drama in New York City politics, as backers said Wednesday they would press to get it passed despite opposition from City Council Speaker Christine Quinn.
The proposal is different than those made by the New Jersey Assembly, but now, the state Senate has released its gun control legislation.