legislation

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (credit: Getty Images)

Sen. Gillibrand Proposes Legislation To Help Schools With Asthmatic Students

In the Bronx, crisscrossed by expressways and dotted with old industrial sites, asthma rates are sky high.

08/12/2015

Eleanor the pug sits along the railing while her owner eats nearby. (Credit: Gary Baumgarten/1010 WINS)

New York Lawmakers Consider Allowing Outdoor Dining With Dogs

Lawmakers are pushing a bill through that would allow you to keep your dog at your side while eating outside at restaurants.

05/23/2015

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Senators Push Bill To End Federal Ban In States With Approved Medical Marijuana

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.

03/15/2015

Drugs are prepared to shoot intravenously by a user addicted to heroin.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images/FILE)

Bill Would Make Selling Heroin To Those Under 14 A Felony In New York

Sen. Martins’ bill would make selling heroin and other drugs to those under 14 a felony, punishable of up to 20 years in prison.

03/07/2015

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Proposed Bill In Puerto Rico Could Fine Parents Of Obese Children

More than 28 percent of Puerto Rico’s children are considered clinically obese, compared with about 18 percent in the U.S. mainland.

02/16/2015

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Gov. Cuomo Backs Universal Sex Assault Policy For New York Colleges

The governor outlined a proposal that has already been adopted by state universities in New York.

01/17/2015

City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (front) was among those who wore blue ribbons in support of the NYPD on Wednesday, Jan. 7. (Credit: CBS2)

Some City Council Members Have Doubts About Pushing Police Reform Bills

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.

01/07/2015

FILE - NYPD officers patrol around Jamaica Avenue and 162nd street in Queens. (Photo: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Councilman Vacca Warns Against Proposed Legislation On NYPD Policies, Procedures

One bill, with the majority of members as co-sponsors, would criminalize chokeholds.

01/05/2015

Jeida Torres (credit: Kimberly Torres-Smith via Facebook)

Lawmakers Look To Expand Reporting Requirements Of Suspected Child Abuse

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.

10/26/2014

Gov. Andrew Cuomo signs law lowering New York City's speed limit (Credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Gov. Cuomo Signs Bill Lowering NYC Speed Limit To 25 MPH

A city website said about 4,000 New Yorkers are seriously injured and more than 250 are killed each year in car accidents.

08/09/2014

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Proposed Initiatives Aim To End Veteran Homelessness On Long Island

A series of legislative initiatives has been proposed on Long Island that aim to end homelessness for military veterans.

08/04/2014

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New York Legislature Passes Package Of Anti-Heroin Bills

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.

06/19/2014

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New York Lawmakers, Gov. Cuomo Announce New Plan To Combat Heroin Use

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.

06/18/2014

New Jersey Driver's License (credit: Evan Bindelglass / WCBS 880)

Sponsor Pulls N.J. Legislation On Illegal Immigrant Driver’s Licenses

Assemblyman Reed Gusciora pulled the proposal from Thursday’s Assembly’s Transportation Committee agenda, saying the bill needs more work.

06/12/2014

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (credit: Getty Images)

Sen. Gillibrand Urges Congress To Pass Paid Family Leave Legislation

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.

05/18/2014

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