We are very pleased to announce that our legislation has been introduced in both houses this session A8816 in the Assembly and S3511 in the Senate. Please click on these links to read either bill: http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation/bill/A8816-2011 or http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation/bill/S3511-2011 .
We are grateful to the our Lobbyist David Carroll for all his hard work as well as for all the support from our constituent members.
Assembly Member Richard Gottfried has taken on sponsorship of this bill. We hope that his endorsement and seniority in the Assembly will help with the progress of this bill. We are very grateful to Assembly Member Grace Meng, our earlier sponsor, for making this possible. Senator Nozzolio continues his sponsorship of our bill in the Senate. We are very appreciative of his leadership. Senator Oppenheimer continues as co-sponsor, underscoring our commitment to this non-partisan and public health oriented legislation.