Reinvent Albany State Bill Memos, 2021-2022

Assembly BillSenate BillRA PositionStatusIssueDescription and Link to Memo
A6611-A (Hyndman)S5254-A (Biaggi)SupportOn Senate Floor Calendar, In Assembly CommitteeEthicsSimplifies Voting Requirements at the Joint Commission on Public Ethics
A7512 (Hyndman)S6364 (Gounardes)SupportIn CommitteeEthicsAllows JCOPE to Disclose Status of Investigations to Complainants and the Public
A2631-A (Thiele)S977-A (Gaughran)SupportPassed Senate, In Assembly CommitteeAccountable Public AuthoritiesIncreases powers of Authorities Budget Office (ABO)
A1141-A (Paulin)S4817-A (Krueger)SupportSigned by GovernorTransparencyRemoves duplicative reporting requirements for nonprofits
No same-asS6964-A (Biaggi)SupportPassed SenateEthicsImproves Voting Processes at JCOPE and Equalizes Legislative Appointments
No same-asS6261 (Biaggi)SupportOn Senate Floor CalendarEthicsSimplifies JCOPE voting rules for appointment and removal of the executive director
A5825 (Cruz)S1096 (Liu)SupportIn CommitteeAnticorruptionIncludes legislative and judicial employees under state civil service law whistleblower and anti-retaliation protections
A2483-B (Niou)S3395-A (Gounardes)SupportPassed Senate, In Assembly CommitteeHuman RightsEnsures that employees of elected and appointed officials are better able to hold state government accountable and are protected under NYS Human Rights Law’s anti-discrimination and harassment provisions
A1442-B (Carroll)S4625-A (Comrie)SupportSigned by GovernorTransparencyMTA Open Data Act
A4078 (Colton)S5137 (Mattera)SupportPassed Senate, In Assembly CommitteeAccountable Public AuthoritiesRequires Legislative Approval for Creation of Public Authority Subsidiaries
A1928 (Gottfried)S820 (Biaggi)SupportIn CommitteeStrong DemocracyConstitutional amendment to give the legislature more equal powers to the governor in the budget process
A8325 (Wallace)S5711 (Comrie)SupportIn CommitteeTransparencyEstablishes a database of deals tracking state economic development projects
A5701 (Dinowitz)S1195 (Gianaris)SupportPassed in BudgetTax SubsidiesDecouples NYS and NYC's tax code from the federal Opportunity Zones program
A5967 (Stewart-Cousins)S5357 (Heastie)Support and Recommend ImprovementsSigned by GovernorStrong DemocracyRolls back some of Governor's emergency powers
A8483 (Cahill)S7438 (Krueger)SupportIn CommitteeTax SubsidiesEliminates non-essential fossil fuel subsidies
No same-asS516 (Gianaris)SupportPassed SenateVotingEstablishes absentee ballot deadlines
A454-A (Rozic)S4658 (Parker)SupportPassed Senate, In Assembly CommitteeVotingRequires polling places on college campuses in certain election districts
Various absentee ballot reform billsSupportPassed SenateVotingVarious reforms to absentee balloting in NYS
A8035 (Paulin)S7233 (Savino)OpposeIn CommitteeAccountable Public AuthoritiesSplits current leadership job into separate MTA Chair and CEO positions, removes senate confirmation of CEO
A6589-A (Galef)S286-A (Myrie)SupportPassed Senate, In Assembly CommitteeVotingMakes ballot images and cast vote records available to public upon request
A7925 (Zebrowski)S6809 (Reichlin-Melnick)SupportOn Senate Floor Calendar, In Assembly CommitteeClean ContractingRestores Comptroller oversight powers
A4635 (Thiele)S1311-A (Gaughran)SupportSigned by GovernorAccountable Public AuthoritiesRequires Long Island Power Authority to submit lobbying and advertising reports to state leaders
A7611-B (Kelles)S6268-B (May)
SupportPassed Assembly, in Senate CommitteeAccountable Public AuthoritiesProtects Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) Funds from Raiding by Prohibiting Transfers to General Fund
A6601-A (Rivera JD)S5418-C (Cooney)
SupportVetoed by GovernorBudgetEstablishes NY State Aid and Incentives for Municipalities Redesign Task Force
A924-A (Paulin)S1625-A (Skoufis)
Recommend Chapter AmendmentSigned with Chapter Amendment Different from RecommendationTransparencyAmends definition of "public body"
A5470 (Englebright)S6017 (Skoufis)
SupportSigned with Chapter AmendmentTransparencyImproves FOIL administration
A795 (Wallace)S1634 (Skoufis)
SupportVetoed by GovernorAccountable Public AuthoritiesEqualizes IDA fees within a county
A8107 (Paulin)S7305 (Kaplan)
SupportIn CommitteeTransparencyRequires public bodies to post video recordings of open meetings within 5 business days
A7745 (Rosenthal L)S7260 (Salazar)
SupportIn CommitteeTax SubsidiesEnds certain horse racing tax exemptions
A6895 (Englebright)S1506 (Hoylman)
SupportIn CommitteeTransparencyLimits commercial FOIL exemption
A1931 (Rosenthal L)S260 (Myrie)
SupportIn CommitteeTax SubsidiesRepeals Section 421-a of Real Property Tax Law
A3334 (McDonald)S1473 (Breslin)
SupportIn CommitteeTransparencyRequires electronic financial disclosures of legislative members and candidates
A3469 (McDonald)S1500A (Breslin)
SupportIn CommitteeTransparencyRequires legislative members and candidates to link their financial disclosure
statements on their official state and campaign websites
A5950A (Paulin)S7439A (Skoufis)SupportIn CommitteeTransparencyRequires financial disclosure statements of candidates for office to be posted on the Joint Commission on Public Ethics website
A4847A (Abinanti)S7362A (Skoufis)SupportIn CommitteeTransparencyRequires members of regional economic development councils, including volunteers,
to file financial disclosure statements
A6687 (Abinanti)S1743 (Skoufis)SupportIn CommitteeTransparencyRequires economic development entities to be subject to Open Meetings and Freedom of Information Laws; requires members to file financial disclosures
A7611B (Kelles)S6268B (May)SupportPassed Assembly, In Senate CommitteeBudgetProtects Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) proceeds from raids by prohibiting transfers to general fund
A8232B (Wallace)S7258 (Krueger)SupportIn CommitteeTransparencyLimits Outside Income for Elected Officials
A9050 (Gonzalez-Rojas)S8428 (Bailey)SupportIn CommitteeTransparencyClarifies Intent of 50-a Repeal
A9050 (Gonzalez-Rojas)S8428 (Bailey)SupportIn CommitteeTransparencyClarifies Intent of 50-a Repeal
A791 (Carroll)S2768 (Ramos)SupportIn CommitteeAccountable Public AuthoritiesMTA Budget and Capital Open Data
A4655A (Gottfried)S524A (Hoylman)SupportOn Senate Floor Calendar, In Assembly CommitteeHome RuleAllows NYC to Set Speed Limits as Low as 20 mph (Sammy’s Law)
A1007 (Paulin)S2021 (May)SupportIn CommitteeHome RuleAuthorizes cities, villages and towns to reduce speed limits to 25 mph
A6681 (Glick)S5602 (Gounardes)SupportIn CommitteeHome RuleAllows New York City’s Speed Safety Camera Program to Operate 24/7
A5200 (Solages)S1655 (Skoufis)SupportIn CommitteeTax SubsidiesRelates to preventing the use of funds, financial incentives, subsidies or tax exemptions for projects with non-public occupants
A9622B (Solages)S8419A (Ramos)SupportIn CommitteeTransparencyIncreases Transparency of Community Advisory Committees
Created for NYS Economic Development Projects
A4078A (Colton)S5137A (Mattera)SupportIn CommitteeAccountable Public AuthoritiesAllows the Governor, Senate or Assembly to Reject Creation of Authority Subsidiaries
A4078A (Colton)S5137A (Mattera)SupportIn CommitteeAccountable Public AuthoritiesAllows the Governor, Senate or Assembly to Reject Creation of Authority Subsidiaries
S8420A (Biaggi)SupportIn CommitteeEthicsAmends State Code of Ethics to Include a Duty to Report Misconduct
S8421 (Biaggi)SupportOn Senate Floor CalendarEthicsAmends State Code of Ethics to Explicitly Prohibit Harassment and Discrimination
S8328 (Gounardes)SupportIn CommitteeHome RuleExpands New York City’s Red Light Camera Program