Eric Adams's Press releases

Civil Liberties Safeguarded: Governor Signs Senator Adams' "Stop, Question, Frisk Database" Legislation Into Law

NYS Senator Eric Adams today attended the signing into law of his legislation terminating the “Stop, Question, Frisk” Database of the INNOCENT.

 Senator Adams states: “Governor Paterson today signed into law my bill S.7945A, legislation prohibiting an electronic database that retains the personal information of individuals who are stopped and questioned (and perhaps frisked) by police but released immediately without being charged with a crime or a violation.

 “My legislation does not prohibit the use of “stop, question, frisk,” but it does end the practice in which the NYPD stores in a computer database the personal information of the INNOCENT.

July 16, 2010
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A Letter To Constituents

July 14, 2010

Dear Constituents:

 I am contacting you regarding the Canadian geese culled from Prospect Park and killed last weekend; I was dismayed by the manner in which these majestic creatures were slaughtered. I am upset further by the absence of any notice to residents; I am aware that numerous individuals visit the park to watch and feed the geese, and that many were alarmed by the absence of these beautiful birds.

July 14, 2010
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NYS Senator Eric Adams Joins Senate Majority Conference to Protect Children From Sex Offenders

 

NYS Senator Eric Adams joined his colleagues in the Senate Majority Conference to announce a major victory in the battle to protect New York’s children: a law to require sex offender screening and abuse screening for jobs that entail working with children.

 NYS Senator Eric Adams states: “Passage in the Senate of S6998A will help prevent the hiring of registered sex offenders and individuals guilty of child abuse for jobs entailing time spent around children.

July 12, 2010
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NYS Senator Eric Adams Joins Senate Majority Conference Colleagues to Announce Legislative Session Accomplishments and Budget Details

 

NYS Senator Eric Adams states: “We have ended the exorbitant taxing of those who could least afford it, the special interest spending, and the reckless borrowing that mark with shame forty years of Senate ‘business’ under the previous majority. The interests of average New Yorkers are no longer ignored. My Conference colleagues and I dedicated ourselves to changing Albany politics, and we have been delivering every step of the way. 

July 7, 2010
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NYS Senator Eric Adams Joins His Majority Conference Colleagues to Pass the Midwifery Modernization Act

 

NYS Senator Eric Adams announces passage in the NYS Senate and the NYS Assembly of the Midwifery Modernization Act. The legislation will eliminate the requirement for a written practice agreement (WPA) for licensed midwives to practice in New York State.

 Senator Adams’ statement: “Midwives are governed by rigorous educational requirements and regulations, and they provide excellent maternity, gynecological, and primary health care for their clients. They are committed to providing safe care for women and infants.

July 7, 2010
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NYS Senator Eric Adams Announces Passage of His Veterans Mental Health Act (S7961)

 

NYS Senator Eric Adams announces passage of S7961, his Veterans Mental Health and Chemical Dependency Act, to improve health care for NYS veterans

June 28, 2010
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NYS Senator Eric Adams Announces Passage in the Senate of His "Stop and Frisk" Bill

  NYS Senator Eric Adams announces passage of S7945, his legislation modifying NYC’s ‘Stop and Frisk’ law. The law would bar the NYPD from maintaining a database on hundreds of thousands of innocent New Yorkers. Currently, the NYPD maintains a database of the names of stopped individuals, even when no charge is filed and no arrest is made!

June 24, 2010
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NYS Senator Eric Adams Announces Passage of "POW-MIA Flag Bill"

 

NYS Senator Eric Adams announces that S7275, legislation known as the “POW-MIA flag bill,” has passed in the Senate. The bill requires the NYS Capitol to fly the Prisoner Of War – Missing In Action Flag whenever the U.S. flag is flown.

June 24, 2010
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NYS Senator Eric Adams Supports the Reproductive Health Act

 

NYS Senator Eric Adams supports S5808, Senate legislation known as the Reproductive Health Act. The bill establishes the fundamental rights to choose contraception and determine the course of a pregnancy, decriminalizing abortion by authorizing the procedure prior to viability.

June 24, 2010
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NYS Senator Eric Adams Joins Senate Majority Conference to Pass Job Creation Package to Put New Yorkers Back to Work

 

NYS Senator Eric Adams joined his colleagues in the Senate to enact a 10-point plan that creates jobs, nurtures small businesses, and attracts new investments

 NYS Senator Eric Adams states: “Job creation and economic revitalization are top legislative priorities of the Senate Majority Conference. We have now passed a comprehensive jobs package of 10 bills that will put New Yorkers back to work, create new jobs, and spur economic growth for businesses across the state. The Majority’s “jobs plan” will:

June 24, 2010
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NYS Senator Eric Adams Joins Senate Majority Conference to Announce Funding for Student Metrocards

 

NYS Senator Eric Adams joined his colleagues in the Senate Majority Conference to announce a major victory for New York families and their children: they have secured $25 million in state funding for a reduced fare student MetroCard program

June 24, 2010
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NYS Senator Eric Adams Joins Senate Majority Conference to Safeguard the Health and Nutrition of New York Children

 

 NYS Senator Eric Adams joined his colleagues in the Senate Majority Conference to announce a major victory for New York families and their children: passage of S4057B, the Child Health Plus and School Meals Enrollment Coordination Act of 2011

 NYS Senator Eric Adams states: “The Senate Majority Conference has passed S4075B, the Child Health Plus and School Meals Enrollment Coordination Act of 2011. The legislation is designed to promote good health and nutrition as part of early childhood development.

June 24, 2010
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NYS Senator Eric Adams Joins Senate Majority Conference to Pass Legislation Promoting Safe Products for Children

 

NYS Senator Eric Adams joined his colleagues in the Senate to announce another major victory for New York families and their children: passage of S3296H, strict measures to control the manufacture and sale of child products containing BPA. 

June 24, 2010
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NYS Senator Eric Adams Announces Passage of Three Bills That Empower Law Enforcement and Enhance the Safety of the Citizens of New York State

NYS Senator Adams introduced three bills whose passage now enhances the efficacy of law enforcement to serve and protect the citizens of New York State. 

June 17, 2010
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NYS Senator Eric Adams Announces Passage of S6102A, His Peace Officer Training Bill, to Streamline Training Requirements for Peace Officers

NYS Senator Eric Adams’ bill S6102A is passed.  The legislation updates and modernizes the prior law (passed in 1980) to increase training standards for peace officers in New York State.

June 16, 2010
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NYS Senator Eric Adams Joins Senate Majority Conference Colleagues to Protect Tenants Against Housing Discrimination Based on the Source of Their Income

NYS Senator Eric Adams joined his Senate Majority Conference colleagues to pass S7613, making it illegal under the New York State Human Rights Law for landlords to discriminate based upon an individual’s source of income. 

June 15, 2010
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New York State Senator Eric Adams And His 14-Year-Old Filmmaker Son Will Hold A Press Conference To Address Domestic Violence And Teen Dating Violence

NY State Senator Eric Adams and his son, filmmaker and Nickelodeon actor Jordan Coleman, will hold a press conference to introduce Senator Adams’ domestic violence legislation during auditions for Jordan’s upcoming movie Payin’ The Price, which deals with teen dating violence. 

June 12, 2010
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