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Hoylman Statement on Robert Gates’ Call To End Boy Scouts of America’s Discriminatory Policy Toward LGBT Leaders

ALBANY - State Senator Brad Hoylman said: “I'm pleased that Robert Gates, the president of the Boy Scouts of America has publicly called to fully end his organization's discriminatory practices against LGBT people. If he truly believes the Boy Scouts’ policy is wrong however, Mr. Gates should act now and not wait for a protracted decision-making process by the Scouts' governing body."

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May 21, 2015
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Hoylman Blasts Senate Vote to Commemorate Boy Scouts of America with Official State License Plates

Hoylman: “This is a license to discriminate.”

ALBANY - State Senator Brad Hoylman said: “This is a ‘license to discriminate.’ New York State should not be commemorating the Boy Scouts of America with official state license plates while this organization continues  to ban gay adults from being troop leaders and is under investigation by the State Attorney General for its employment practices.

May 20, 2015
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Senator Brad Hoylman Convenes Panel of Experts to Address Climate Change in New York

Forum comes as members of Senate Republican Conference question the existence of man-made climate change

Hoylman: “Global climate change is a looming catastrophe for the planet and threatens the well being and livelihood of current and future generations of New Yorkers.” 

ALBANY – State Senator Brad Hoylman (D-Manhattan) today convened a panel of scientific experts, environmental advocates, and New York residents and farmers to address the issue of climate change and determine what steps need to be taken to ensure New York is a global leader in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. 

May 19, 2015
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SENATOR BRAD HOYLMAN AND MANHATTAN DISTRICT ATTORNEY CYRUS VANCE, JR. UNVEIL LEGISLATION TO FIGHT PUBLIC CORRUPTION

Recommendations from D.A. Vance’s White Collar Crime Task Force

Hoylman: “Public corruption in Albany is a scourge that has infected the highest levels of our legislative leadership. Our prosecutors need new tools to root out these sophisticated crimes”

NEW YORK — Today, State Senator Brad Hoylman (D-Manhattan) unveiled a package of legislation to give state and local prosecutors new tools to combat public corruption and other white collar crimes.

May 18, 2015
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Hoylman Statement on Recent Senate GOP Comments Questioning Climate Change

Hoylman: “Climate change is real. It’s extremely troubling that we have public officials in Albany who deny it"

ALBANY – State Senator Brad Hoylman said: “Climate change is real. It’s extremely troubling that we have public officials in Albany who deny it. I look forward to holding a public forum in Albany next week on how our state can be a global leader in fighting the man-made factors contributing to climate change and imperiling the future of New York families, farmers and businesses."

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May 12, 2015
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Forum/Town Hall: NOTICE OF PUBLIC FORUM ON NEW YORK’S EFFORTS TO COMBAT CLIMATE CHANGE

SUBJECT: The current and anticipated effects of global climate change on the State of New York, and the State’s efforts to combat man-made climate change.

PURPOSE: To hear from scientific experts, New York residents and businesses impacted by climate change, and environmental advocates and government officials about the progress of New York State’s Climate Action Plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

May 19, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Statement by Senator Brad Hoylman on Hate Crime at Chelsea Dallas BBQ

Hoylman: “This Hate Crime Strikes at the Heart of Chelsea”

NEW YORK - State Senator Brad Hoylman (D-Manhattan) said: “The viciousness of this attack, deemed a hate crime just this morning by the NYPD, shocks the conscience.

“This hate crime has struck at the heart of Chelsea, home to so many members of the LGBT community. This incident is yet another example of the disturbing increase of bias crimes against LGBT people and religious and ethnic minorities across New York. We must employ every tool at our disposal to address the root causes and punish the perpetrators of hate crimes, which have no place in civil society.

May 7, 2015
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Senator Hoylman Nominates LGBT Center’s Carrie Davis for 2015 Woman of Distinction Award

Davis is first transgender woman to receive the annual Senate award

Hoylman: “Carrie is a role model for trans kids who might be struggling with their identity.”

ALBANY - Today, State Senator Brad Hoylman (D-Manhattan) presented Carrie Davis with the 2015 Woman of Distinction award for the 27th District. Carrie currently serves as the Chief Programs & Policy Officer at The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center (The Center) in New York City and is the first transgender woman to receive the Woman of Distinction Award, which is presented to a woman in each senate district each year.

May 6, 2015
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State Legislators File Amicus Brief to Protect Parks from NYU’s Greenwich Village Expansion

State Sen. Brad Hoylman and 22 Members of the Legislature file ‘friend of the court’ brief in support of Assembly Member Deborah Glick and Greenwich Village residents

State lawmakers argue NYC and NYU violated legislative prerogative under Public Trust Doctrine, only Legislature can alienate parkland 

Hoylman: "The only thing NYU alienated was the goodwill of the Greenwich Village community"

NEW YORK – State Senator Brad Hoylman (D-Manhattan) and 22 members of the New York State Legislature filed an amicus brief with the New York Court of Appeals in an effort to help protect state parkland from New York University’s massive expansion in Greenwich Village.

May 5, 2015
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Senior and Disability Rent Freeze Workshop on May 6 at Westbeth

Please join me, Assembly Member Deborah Glick, and the Westbeth Artists Residents Council for a Senior and Disability Rent Freeze Workshop on Wednesday, May 6 from 5-7pm in the Westbeth Community Room, located at 55 Bethune Street. If you are age 62 or above, live in a rent-regulated building, and make under $50,000 per year, you may qualify to have your rent frozen under the Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE) program. If you receive disability benefits, you may qualify for the Disability Rent Increase Exemption (DRIE). Join us to see if you qualify and sign up! The event is co-sponsored by Congressman Jerry Nadler, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, Council Member Corey Johnson, and Community Board 2. See the attached flyer for more details.

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Senior and Disability Rent Freeze Workshop.pdf

April 30, 2015
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My Public Forum on New York’s Efforts to Combat Climate Change on May 19

On Tuesday, May 19 from 9-11am, I will be holding a public forum in Albany to address the current and anticipated effects of global climate change on the State of New York and the State’s efforts to combat man-made climate change. The purpose of the event is to hear from scientific experts, New York residents and businesses impacted by climate change, and environmental advocates and government officials about the progress of New York State’s Climate Action Plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. For more information, or to sign up to attend the forum, see the notice here or contact Burton Phillips, my Counsel, at 518-455-2451 or phillips@nysenate.gov.

 

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Climate Change Forum Notice (May 19, 2015).pdf

April 29, 2015
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SENATOR HOYLMAN PRAISES ASSEMBLY MEMBER DEBORAH GLICK FOR PASSAGE OF BAN ON LGBT ‘CONVERSION THERAPY,’ URGES GOP TO ALLOW VOTE IN SENATE

Hoylman: “The well-being of LGBT kids throughout New York continues to be threatened until the State Senate takes action”

April 29, 2015
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HOYLMAN STATEMENT ON NFL’S DECISION TO END ITS TAX EXEMPT STATUS

Hoylman: “This is a Touchdown for Taxpayers"

NEW YORK - State Senator Brad Hoylman (D-Manhattan) said: “This decision is a touchdown for New York taxpayers. I’m pleased the NFL decided today to end the charade of being a tax exempt organization and start paying its fair share of taxes. It defies common sense that an organization with $10 billion in annual revenue and a chief executive paid $44 million a year -- more than most Fortune 500 companies --would be considered a non profit entity. The NFL has joined the ranks of the NBA and Major League Baseball by voluntarily relinquishing their tax exempt status and it was prudent of them to do so before being mandated by the state and federal government."

April 28, 2015
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Senator Hoylman Introduces Legislation to Protect Teens from Harmful Indoor Tanning Beds

Scientific research shows indoor tanning beds are detrimental to the long-term health of users under the age of 18; increase risk of cancer by 75 percent 

Hoylman: “As high school prom season approaches, there’s simply no excuse for allowing our kids to be exposed to this level of cancer risk” 

NEW YORK – Today, State Senator Brad Hoylman (D-Manhattan) introduced a bill to ban all minors from using indoor tanning beds, which extensive research has shown to be linked to melanoma and other serious health problems.

April 28, 2015
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SENATOR HOYLMAN FILES MOTION TO FORCE COMMITTEE VOTE ON ‘CHILD VICTIMS ACT’

Hoylman: “Survivors deserve their day in court. Plus, we must shine a light on abusers, some of whom still have contact with our kids.”

NEW YORK – State Senator Brad Hoylman (D-Manhattan) said: “Today, I filed a motion for committee consideration for the Child Victims Act in the Senate Codes Committee, which should force a committee vote on this legislation based on past Senate practice.

April 22, 2015
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Earth Day 2015: Senator Hoylman Proposes Moratorium on “Roundup” Herbicide

Roundup Deemed ‘Probably Carcinogenic to Humans’ By World Health Organization

Senator Hoylman: “Halt sales of this dangerous product now”

NEW YORK – Today, to mark Earth Day 2015, State Senator Brad Hoylman (D-Manhattan) announced his legislation placing a statewide moratorium on the sale, distribution or use of products that contain glyphosate, a widely-used herbicide deemed “probably carcinogenic to humans” by the World Health Organization (WHO). Glyphosate is the main ingredient in the popular Monsanto week-killer “Roundup,” which is currently sold in stores throughout New York State.

April 22, 2015
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SENATOR BRAD HOYLMAN STATEMENT ON CHELSEA STD CLINIC CLOSURE

Hoylman to Department of Health: “The closure of an STD clinic in a community with the number of syphilis cases far above the city average is unacceptable and defies common sense”

NEW YORK – State Senator Brad Hoylman (D-Manhattan) said: “I’m deeply concerned by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s (DOHMH) decision to close the longstanding STD clinic on West 28th Street for two to three years and instead direct patients to an alternative facility on West 100th Street at a time when Chelsea is suffering from an outbreak of syphilis.

April 21, 2015
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SENATOR HOYLMAN SAYS WHITE HOUSE SUPPORT OF BAN ON LGBT “CONVERSION THERAPY” WILL PROVIDE NEW IMPETUS FOR STATE LEGISLATION

Hoylman: “New Yorkers should know where their senators stand on this important issue”

NEW YORK – State Senator Brad Hoylman (D-Manhattan), who introduced S.0121 with cosponsor State Senator Michael Gianaris to ban "conversion therapy" in New York State, said: “I’m hopeful that the White House’s support of legislation to ban state-licensed ‘conversion therapy’ on LGBT youth will provide us in New York a renewed impetus to bring this bill to the Senate floor this year.

April 9, 2015
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Senator Hoylman Applauds Governor Cuomo for Barring Non-Essential Government Travel to Indiana

NEW YORK - State Senator Brad Hoylman (D-Manhattan) said: “I applaud Governor Cuomo for his leadership in barring non-essential state-funded travel to Indiana in the aftermath of its discriminatory new law, which is an assault on basic civil rights for LGBT Americans everywhere. The Governor has sent a strong message that New York will not tolerate legalized discrimination against gays and lesbians. 

"At the same time, I'm mindful that we have more work to do in Albany because transgender New Yorkers do not enjoy the same protections as the rest of us, and so I hope the outrage directed towards Indiana will also help spur new momentum on passing the Gender Expression Nondiscrimination Act."

March 31, 2015
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