New York is often joked about as having one of the most corrupt state governments in the country. This reputation is frustrating for our residents and holds our state back in opportunities, because who would want to do business with such a corrupt state. The public’s trust in government is tenuous at best, and every opportunity we can take to build back that trust must be taken. For this reason I co-sponsor the Public Officer’s Accountability Act (A.3945) which would enact meaningful ethics reforms including:
As your Assemblyman, I have authored the following bills addressing long-standing issues affecting our veterans and their families. I am asking for your support and attention to these bills:
Over the past 10 years, the state lost more than 1 million residents that had enough of the onerous tax burden, the lack of economic opportunity and the state ignoring the needs of communities outside of New York City.
The reality is the cost of living is high, the job-creation climate in the state is hostile, and small municipalities are struggling to make ends meet in New York. needs to focus on correcting these problems – providing tax relief to families, lifting burdens on small business and investing in our local communities – do these things and we could see some meaningful changes.
As your Assemblyman, I am focused on improving our economic climate and support many policies and legislative ideas such as:
All New Yorkers deserve access to clean drinking water. Recent environmental issues in Hoosick and Nassau have highlighted the need for our State to take a leadership roll in protecting our natural resources.
I have championed efforts to protect our drinking water including:
Passing legislation requiring the Department of Environmental Conservation to keep track of communities which are being negatively impacted by pollution to better respond to and mitigate pollution. (A.1779)
I authored a bill banning 1,4-Dioxane from our cleaning products and cosmetics, a suspected carcinogen and toxic agent to the central nervous system passed with bipartisan support.
I voted to lower the threshold of “elevated lead levels” from 10 µg per deciliter of blood to 5 µg per deciliter of blood in children, which is now being followed by the Department of Health. (A.5779)
Additionally, I am advocating for the following pieces of legislation
Well Water and Water Supply Education Act
Requires licensed home inspectors and licensed real estate agents to provide clients with educational materials if a property is to be served by a private well. (A.1194-A)
Private Well Testing Act
Requires the testing of drinking water from private wells as a condition of the sale of real property. (A.1103-A)
Safest and Strictest 1,4-Dioxane Levels
Lowers the maximum contamination levels of 1,4-Dioxane from 1 part per billion (ppb) to 0.35 ppb in potable water, ground water and runoff water from wastewater treatment plants and water supply treatment plants. (A.3583
* Voted against the disgraceful expansion of late-term abortions
* Sponsor multiple pieces of legislation to provide the necessary assistance to those struggling with suicide, including:
– A.6007 – Enacts the Rural Suicide Prevention Council
– A.8778 – Establishes 9-8-8 statewide suicide prevention hotline
* A.6349 – Establishes the Addiction Recovery & Prevention Act
* A.3902 – Establishes the crime of homicide by sale of an opiate controlled substance
* A.2857 – Requires chain pharmacies to operate drug disposal site
* A.6493 – Establishes the Sickle Cell Treatment Act
* A.3599 – Develops care centers for persons on the Autism Spectrum
* A.5259 – Mandates school districts provide early screening for dyslexia
* A.2971 – Mandates health insurance cover cleft lip and cleft palate
* A.8747 – Provides support for people over 21 with a traumatic brain injury
* A.3240 – Establishes the Aging in Place Council
* A.3829 – Prohibits price gouging on prescription drugs
* A.6819 – Creates the crime of financial exploitation of an elderly person