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 week seventeen.

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 17*

Committee Meetings

This was an exciting and busy week, as I had meetings for five of the six committees I am a member of!


In the Insurance committee we passed 4 bills including:

Consumer Protection

In the Consumer Protection committee we passed 5 bills including:

Cities 1

In the Cities 1 committee we passed 6 bills including one of my own:


In the Labor committee we passed 7 bills including:


In the Judiciary committee we passed 5 bills including 1 of my own.


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

This week we passed 3 resolutions repealing some of the Executive Orders passed by the Governor in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. I am hopeful that repealing these orders will help our neighborhoods, and especially our small businesses, begin to build back up.

We also passed 42 bills, including two of my own, some of which are highlighted below:

Access to Information

The Environment

Other Noteworthy 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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