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-three, the final week of session for 2021!

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 22*


This week, we voted on nominations in three of my committees for various positions in government.

In the Judiciary Committee we voted on:

In the Labor Committee we voted on the nomination of Kenneth R. Theobalds for the Board of the State Insurance Fund, and Sandra Abeles for the Industrial Board of Appeals.

In the Higher Education Committee we voted on:


This week, the Senate passed 316 bills, including 12 of my own. Some of these bills are highlighted below:

Supporting New Yorkers with disabilities

Improving Voting

2021 Highlights

In the 2021 Session, I introduced 170 bills. So far, 7 of my bills have been signed by the Governor and have been chaptered, meaning they are now officially state law. I passed 25 other bills in both houses of the legislature that have the potential to be chaptered, and an additional 12 through the Senate. Some of these bills are described below:

Chaptered bills

Other noteworthy bills I sponsored:

Noteworthy bills I cosponsored:

Thanks for reading! We had a very productive session this year, pushing for as much positive change for our neighborhoods as possible. I look forward to being back in Brooklyn full time and listening to your concerns before returning to Albany in January. As always, if you have any questions or concerns, you can email me directly at or call my office at 718–238–6044.




NYS Senator, District 22.

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