This Week's Votes in the NYS Senate

Patrick M. Gallivan

January 18, 2019

The bills listed below were voted on this week in the New York State Senate.  The legislation is listed by bill number and includes a short description, followed by Senator Gallivan's vote.  You can access each bill individually at the links provided below.

#S1048   Amends the constitution to delete the requirement that voting registration be completed at least ten days before Election Day.  

NAY

#S1049   Authorizes ballot by mail by removing cause for absentee ballot voting.     

AYE

#S1099   Provides that the Board of Elections shall transfer a registration & enrollment of a voter to wherever they move in the state.      

AYE

#S1100   To allow 16 and 17 year olds to pre-register to vote.  

AYE

#S1101   Requires limited liability companies that make expenditures for political purposes to file with the State Board of Elections the identity of all direct and indirect owners of the membership interests in the limited liability company.  

NAY

#S1102   Provides that beginning the tenth day prior to an election and ending on and including the second day prior to the election, a person shall be permitted to vote. 

NAY

#S1103   Relates to the date of primary elections.   

AYE

#S1046   Designates as professional misconduct, engaging in sexual orientation change efforts by mental health care professionals upon patients under 18 years of age.  

NAY

#S1047   rohibits discrimination based on gender identity or expression; defines "gender identity or expression" as having or being perceived as having a gender identity, self image, appearance, behavior or expression whether or not that gender identity, self image, appearance, behavior or expression is different from that traditionally associated with the sex assigned to that person at birth; further includes offenses regarding gender identity or expression within the list of offenses subject to treatment as hate crimes.    

NAY

#S1190   This is a chapter amendment that makes changes to provisions of L.2018, c.202, to amend provisions relating to the appointment of commissioners and to clarify the procedures of the commission on prosecutorial conduct. 

NAY

#S1191   Amends a chapter of the laws of 2018 relating to the establishment of a pilot program to provide job and vocational skills training to youth who have been adjudicated juvenile delinquents or juvenile offenders residing in a facility overseen by the office of children and family services, in relation to making certain provisions permanent; and providing for the repeal of provisions upon the expiration thereof.   

AYE

#S1192   Relates to the operation of entrepreneurship assistance centers; requires minimum instruction time and allows joint applications from a consortium of career education agencies and not-for-profit corporations.  

AYE

#S1193   Relates to requiring notification of the appointment of a temporary operator in certain adult care facilities.   

AYE

#S1194   Amends a chapter of the laws of 2018 creating the digital currency task force to increase the members from 9 to 13. 

AYE

#S1195   Authorizes the commissioner of children and family services to conduct a study on the effects of trauma on child development and learning. Concerns were raised that the commissioner of children and family services is better suited to lead the study to ensure expertise in the areas of trauma and child development.   

AYE

#S1196   This is a chapter amendment that makes changes to provisions of L.2018, c.458, to clarify provisions relating to cost data in insurance claims adjusting. 

AYE

#S1263   This is a chapter amendment that makes changes to provisions of L.2018, c.522, to make conforming changes to the alcohol beverage control law.Concerns were raised by the Executive that conforming changes to the alcohol beverage control law were necessary to ensure that farm meaderies and mead products would be treated similarly to other farm alcohol products.  

AYE

#S1264   This is a chapter amendment that makes changes to provisions of L.2018, c.516, to repeal provisions of such chapter and enact similar provisions relating to the admissibility of information taken from a web mapping service, a global satellite imaging site, or an internet mapping tool.  

AYE

#S1276   Permits physicians who are licensed in another state or territory to provide medical services to athletes and team personnel at team sporting events in New York, provided such services are provided only to those athletes and team personnel at the team sporting event. This is a chapter amendment that makes changes to provisions of L.2018, c.519, to clarify provisions relating to disciplinary and regulatory authority over physicians practicing medicine in New York state if they are licensed to practice in another state or territory. 

AYE

#S1277   This is a chapter amendment that makes changes to provisions of L.2018, c.518, to amend the length of the extension of the empire state commercial production tax credit.    

AYE