Sen. Schneiderman introduced Ian's Law in the New York State Senate to protect patients from egregious insurance industry practices. Among other things, it makes it illegal for insurers to drop entire classes of insurance as a pretext to deny coverage to individual policyholders.
I held a press conference with Sen. Neil Breslin and Sen. Craig Johnson to give a legal briefing on what happened this week in the Senate.
After obtaining a quorum through the presence of 32 members in the Chamber, the Senate unanimously passed major and non-controversial legislation on Monday. If these bills had not passed, New York faced the potential loss of billions in revenue and hundreds of thousands of jobs.
Today we honored the extraordinary men and women of the New York Police Department, the New York State Police, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the FBI-NYPD Joint Terrorism Task Force, the New York Air National Guard, the Newburgh Police Department and the New Windsor Police Departments for their work in averting a potential terrorist attack in Riverdale. Although we will never let down our guard in the fight against terrorism, we can breathe a little easier knowing that our local, state and federal law enforcement agents are working in coordination and getting the job done.
In an effort to cut down on illegal guns and gang violence that plagues communities across the State of New York, the Senate Majority announced a new initiative, Operation SNUG, that will provide local law enforcement and anti-violence community groups with innovative tools to steer at-risk New Yorkers away from the culture of gangs and illegal guns.