Posted by Amy Spitalnick on Wednesday, January 9th, 2013
Senator Also Applauds Governor's Push for Campaign Finance Reform, Decriminalization of Small Amounts of Marijuana, Minimum Wage Increase
ALBANY -- State Senator Daniel Squadron, the sponsor of legislation to close gaps in New York's assault weapons ban -- including by making illegal the military-style gun used in Newtown, CT and Webster, NY -- applauded Governor Cuomo's proposals to strengthen the state's gun laws, reform New York's campaign finance system, decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana in public view, and raise New York's minimum wage, in today's State of the State.
Posted by Amy Spitalnick on Thursday, February 14th, 2013
NEW YORK -- State Senator Daniel Squadron, the sponsor of legislation (S3105) to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana in public view, welcomed Mayor Bloomberg's support for the bill and the change to NYC policy announced in today's State of the City. Squadron released the following statement:
"Legislation I carry would reform the in-plain-view marijuana possession statute and the inconsistent way it's enforced.
Posted by Amy Spitalnick on Thursday, June 13th, 2013
New Data Finds NY Leads the Nation in Marijuana Arrests
Across State, Black New Yorkers 4.5 Times More Likely to Be Arrested as White New Yorkers; Disparity is 9-to-1 in Brooklyn and Manhattan
ALBANY -- With new data highlighting dramatic racial disparities in low-level marijuana arrests around New York, State Senator Daniel Squadron, Assemblymember Karim Camara, members of the Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic, and Asian Legislative Caucus, the Drug Policy Alliance, the New York Civil Liberties Union, VOCAL-NY, and community members made an end-of-session push for Senate passage of legislation to bring consistency and fairness to marijuana arrests.