Albany, NY...In the final day of the 2019 legislative session, the State Senate and Assembly passed bills (S-6184A/A-7680A), sponsored by Senator Jen Metzger and Assembly Member Donna Lupardo, to regulate the production and marketing of hemp extract in the state, including cannabidiol, known as CBD. This legislation establishes a regulatory framework for hemp extract production, extraction, manufacturing, and sale in New York, updating the hemp permitting process and regulating the extract industry through testing and labeling, protecting both farmers and consumers.

ALBANY – New York State Senate Deputy Minority Leader Joseph Griffo, R-I-C-Rome, announced early Friday morning that he voted in support of legislation that will restore funding for repairs to roads damaged by winter weather and will provide additional funds to libraries.

The legislation restores $65 million for Extreme Winter Recovery. The funding, which had been secured by Senate Republicans in previous years, was not included in the 2019-20 State Budget.