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.

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 20*

Committee Meetings

This was the last week of committee meetings for the year, so each one of my committees met.

Civil Service & Pensions

This week I convened our seventh and final Civil Service and Pensions Committee meeting of this session. We passed 18 bills through the committee, including 6 of my own.

Consumer Protection

In the Consumer Protection committee we passed 5 bills including:


In the Judiciary committee we passed 7 bills including one of my own:


In the Labor committee we passed 9 bills including:

Cities 1

In the Cities 1 committee we passed 7 bills including:

Higher Education

In the Higher Education committee we passed 12 bills including:


In the Insurance committee we passed 11 bills 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.

We passed 59 bills, including two of my own, some of which are highlighted below:

Driver & Pedestrian Safety

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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