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 twenty-two.

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

*Session Week 22*

Session

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

As we near the end of the 2021 Session, we are continuing to work hard for our constituents. This week, we passed 268 bills, including eight of my own. I’ve highlighted them below:

Gun Violence Prevention

As we‘ve seen cases of gun violence surge across New York City in the recent past, it’s imperative that we take measures to address this growing threat by passing common-sense legislation to prevent tragedy and save lives. These bills will impose accountability on the sale of firearms, establish research methods to generate solutions to this problem, and restrict purchases for those with warrants. This package is a strong step forward in taking measures to restrict putting guns in the hands of the wrong people, create transparency in the release of data, and bolster our current laws to help end this epidemic and break the cycle of suffering in our city.

Mental Health

Other Noteworthy Bills

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

Thanks for reading! We have one more week of Session. During these last days, I will continue to push for as much positive change for our neighborhoods as possible before we break for the year. As always, if you have any questions or concerns, you can email me directly at gounardes@nysenate.gov or call my office at 718–238–6044.

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NYS Senator, District 22.

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NYS Senator, District 22.

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