Sen. Charles Schumer said if airlines don’t start reimbursing their rising fees when passengers’ bags are lost, he’ll introduce a bill to force the issue.
The Certificate of Still Birth Bill was first introduced in New York in 2003, but failed to pass because opponents feared it would impinge on abortion rights. The language of the bill has since been rewritten to address those concerns.
Sen. Bill Perkins, a Manhattan Democrat and the first escorted out, said they are trying to get rent laws renewed or reformed. Bronx Assemblyman Jose Rivera also was arrested.
The New York Democrat said brain tumors are the second most prevalent cancer for children. His National Childhood Brain Tumor Prevention Network Act would coordinate research into the causes and ways to prevent the disease.
The push for so-called “crossover” mirrors to compensate for blind spots in large trucks is taking on added urgency after last week’s death of a 4-year-old who was hit by a truck while riding his tricycle in Williamsburg.
The state’s Senate Republicans promised Tuesday to pass legislation that would allow police to stop and ticket motorists for texting while driving.
Some New Jersey lawmakers want to boost the amount of life sciences research tax credits that are made available to state businesses.
Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee chairman Herb Conway said the bill was a “recipe for disaster.” The Burlington County Democrat, who also is a physician, said it could lead to outbreaks of preventable diseases.
Drivers in parts of Long Island will have to wait for a break from rising gas prices because of a communications error.
The legislation was signed back in August, months before unrest overseas pushed the average price of gas on Long Island to nearly $3.60 a gallon.
Connecticut lawmakers are considering a bill that would give preference to veterans among those seeking affordable or subsidized housing.
Legislation aimed at curtailing “sexting” by New Jersey teens will go before a state Assembly panel this week.
Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has told businesses he will support legislation requiring paid sick leave for employees, which many companies oppose.
New Jersey lawmakers have advanced legislation that creates a limited self-defense justification for domestic violence victims who use force to protect themselves.
The network of health centers providing free medical tests and treatment to 58,000 people exposed to World Trade Center dust faces a less certain future if Congress doesn’t pass legislation aimed at helping victims of 9/11’s toxic legacy.