Terry Gipson's News items

Millerton News: Lyme disease victims push awareness, reform

Click on the attachment to read the story in the Millerton News where a constituent with Lyme disease named Marc Miles and I discuss our efforts to ensure people receive the care they need and deserve for Lyme and tick-borne illnesses.


December 19, 2013
November 4, 2013

WAMC: NYS Senator, Assemblyman Join To Tackle Unfunded Mandates

Check out the WAMC's coverage of the Senator's bipartisan efforts with Assemblyman Lalor:

A state senator and assemblyman, both from the Hudson Valley, say they have a bipartisan solution to curb unfunded mandates. They also say they are banding together as outsiders and want their constituents to know about it.

About three months ago, Democratic state Senator Terry Gipson proposed a state constitutional amendment to prohibit certain unfunded mandates. He says the measure is a bold one.


August 6, 2013

Poughkeepsie Journal: New legislation would expand dogs' role in court

Yesterday I stood with Assemblyman Frank Skartados to introduce ‘Rosie’s Law,’ which is named after Rosie, the first judicially approved courtroom dog in New York State. With Rosie’s help, a 15-year-old girl (known in the case as “Jessica”) from Dutchess County was able to provide testimony against her abuser. The bill would permit judges the discretion to allow certain witnesses to be accompanied by a facility dog when providing testimony.

May 7, 2013

Times Herald Record: 'Nothing we can do' for Lyme disease as costly treatment option denied

This very informative article discusses why my TickBITE Act (S.3478) is so important. The proposed legislation would require health insurers and workers’ compensation to provide coverage for long-term medical care for Lyme disease and other tick-borne pathogens. It also establishes the tick-borne illness, research, and education fund.

This is why two state lawmakers in this region with the nation's highest incidence of Lyme – state Sen. Terry Gipson, D-Poughkeepsie, and Assemblyman Kevin Cahill, D-Kingston – are sponsoring companion bills in the state Legislature that would remedy the situation that Raucci calls “potentially life threatening.”

May 3, 2013

Daily Freeman: NY Sen. Terry Gipson wants end to middle-of-night voting by state lawmakers

This week the Daily Freeman covered the momentum being gained by my Vampire Voting Act:

ALBANY, N.Y. — A bill to ban vampires is advancing in the state Legislature, but the only creatures of the night it targets are senators and assemblymen.

Sen. Terry Gipson’s bill, known as the Vampire Voting Act of 2013, would prohibit votes on bills between 9 p.m. and 9 a.m. The freshman Democrat from Rhinebeck says he introduced the measure out of frustration with the Legislature scheduling votes for the middle of the night, when most constituents are asleep.

April 23, 2013

Legislative Gazette: Freshman senator: Kill the vampires

Great article on my Vampire Bill in the Legislative Gazette:

Freshman Sen. Terry Gipson, D-Rhinebeck, has proposed the "Vampire Voting Bill" that would outlaw voting on most legislation between 9 p.m. and 9 a.m. The law would place no restrictions on debates, nor voting on rules or procedures, generally considered housekeeping items. Another freshman, Sen. Cecilia Tkaczyk, D-Duanseberg, co-sponsored the bill.


Gipson said his proposal is an answer to a decades-old problem. He said the passage of his law would hold lawmakers accountable for their votes and lead to "more robust" debates on the Senate and Assembly floors.

February 8, 2013

Poughkeepsie Journal: Terry Gipson pledges to fight gridlock in Senate

Poughkeepsie Journal: January 13, 2013

The Poughkeepsie Journal reported on Senator Terry Gipson's Swearing-In Ceremony at the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel on January 12, 2013. Over 500 people attended along with State Senators Neil Breslin, Gustavo Rivera, George Latimer and Democratic Conference Leader, Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins.

Senator Gipson outlined his aggressive agenda for the upcoming session and the Journal said:

January 19, 2013
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