NY State Senate Passes Three Harckham Sponsored Bills in Final Session

State Sen. Pete Harckham speaking on the Senate floor
Legislation covers issues related to funding the fight against Lyme disease, supporting students in individualized education plans and assessing a state roadway

Albany, NY – Three more bills introduced and sponsored by New York State Senator Pete Harckham were approved in the State Senate yesterday during its final session. The legislation addresses important issues regarding the fight against Lyme disease, supporting students in individualized education plans and assessing a state roadway.

“It is important that our residents and communities receive support when needs arise, or are given help to solve problems while readying for the challenges ahead,” said Harckham. “My Senate colleagues and I recognize this, and I’m grateful for all of their collaboration and help to advance these initiatives.”

The three newly passed bills include:

S.6871 allows taxpayers to contribute voluntarily toward Lyme and tick-borne diseases education, research and prevention efforts that will ensure we have the resources needed to fight these often-debilitating illnesses.

S.7192 permits students in individualized education plans to continue receiving their special education services. This bill is focused on students with unique needs and abilities who would have turned 21 years old during the 2019-2020 or 2020-2021 school years and did not receive their individualized education plan (IEP) because of the coronavirus pandemic.

S.2988 authorizes the state Department of Transportation to conduct a study pertaining to proposed improvements of State Route 9A in the towns of Ossining and Mount Pleasant.