As part of my community engagement platform, I promised to provide a regular weekly update on what’s happening up in Albany. This is an update from weeks fifteen and sixteen.

You can always email me directly at if you have any other questions, ideas, or want more information about what’s happening in Albany or the district.

*Session Week 15*

Last week the Senate did not have any committee meetings or legislative sessions.

*Session Week 16*

Did you know that New York’s first constitution was ratified on April 20, 1777? There’s a rich, fascinating history behind our state’s constitution — all four of them, in fact! On Monday, April 20th, I introduced a resolution commemorating this moment in our state’s history. You can watch my remarks on the resolution here.

Committee Meetings

Civil Service and Pensions

This week, I convened our fifth Civil Service and Pensions Committee meeting of this session. We passed several bills, including two of my own:


In the Judiciary committee we passed 9 bills including the following:

Higher Education

In the Higher Education committee 6 bills were passed, including:


Remember that you can watch sessions live on the NYS Senate website and follow along with session proceedings on the official NY Senate Twitter.

Last week we passed 20 bills, including one of my own, some of which are highlighted below:

Consumer Protection

Studies & Reports

Miscellaneous Bills

You can see all the bills the Senate has passed so far this year here.

Thanks for reading! As always, you can email me directly at or call my office as 718–238–6044.




NYS Senator, District 22.

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NYS Senator, District 22.

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