Legislative Actions

NameBill NumberDateTYPECategory
Groups Oppose Bill to Change Public Campaign Finance LawS89694/11/24MemoCampaign Finance
Memo in Support of Bill Banning C02 FrackingS8357/A88663/13/24MemoEnvironment
Statement on RedistrictingN/A2/15/24Press ReleaseRedistricting
Memo in support of Packaging Reduction ActS4246A/A5322A2/12/24MemoEnvironment
Groups Support Fully Funded Ethics Oversight as the First Line of Defense Against CorruptionBudget2/7/24LetterEthics
Watchdogs Urge Fully Funding State Ethics Agencies as Defense Against CorruptionBudget2/7/24LetterEthics
Budget Testimony: Environmental ConservationBudget2/7/24TestimonyEnvironment
Budget Testimony: Local/General GovernmentBudget2/6/24TestimonyElections
Budget Testimony: Elementary and Secondary EducationBudget1/31/24TestimonyEducation
Budget Testimony: Health/MedicaidBudget1/23/24TestimonyHealthcare
Memo in Support of Medical Aid in DyingS2445A/A995A1/17/24MemoEquality of Opportunity
An Open Letter to Governor Hochul on Protecting Abortion Access in New YorkS348B/A361B1/4/23LetterEquality of Opportunity
Request for Funding for Public Campaign Finance Funds in the BudgetBudget1/11/24LetterCampaign Finance
Establishing a Commission to Study COVID-19 Pandemic ResponseA805311/28/23LetterTransparency
Bottle Bill HearingS237B10/23/2023TestimonyEnvironmental
Packaging Reduction Hearing TestimonyS4246A/A532210/24/2023TestimonyEnvironmental
Access to Voting in NYS Jails is Limited or Non-Existent6/29/2023Press ReleaseVoting/Prison
Group Memo of Opposition to A7760 Walker S7564 Myrie Makes Structural Changes to Public Campaign Finance LawA077606/15/2023Watchdog
Memo
Campaign Finance
League speaks out against changes to public campaign finance programS07564/A07760
6/7/2023StatementCampaign Finance
Groups call for extension of public comment period for DEC Draft Solid Waste Management Plan6/1/2023LetterEnvironment
Watchdog groups call for PACB to publish and maintain a searchable database of meeting materials5/30/2023LetterGood Government
Groups call to expand regulations expediting enforcement for delinquent filers with Board of Elections5/25/2023WatchdogGood Government
Group memo of support for LLC Transparency ActA03484A5/23/2023MemoGood Government
LWVNYS, LWVNJ, and LWVPA statement against extension for Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company5/19/2023StatementEnvironment
Watchdogs comment on code of conduct for COELIG commissioners5/17/2023WatchdogGood Government
League supports “Plain Language” legislation in memo of supportS1381/A17225/12/2023MemoVoting
League calls for absentee ballot access to be expanded to cover fear of illnessS7046 (Fernandez)/A.3291 (Dinowitz)5/12/2023MemoVoting
League calls for passage of Clean Slate bill in New York StateS211A/A1029A5/8/2023MemoCriminal Justice Reform
League memo of support for bill to prohibit discharge of any radiological agent into the waters of NYSS.5181 (Harckham)/A.5338 (Levenberg)5/3/2023MemoEnvironment
Organizations Applaud Clean Water, Conservation Investments in New York State Budget5/3/2023Press ReleaseEnvironment
Coalition Support Letter for Birds and Bees Protection ActA3226 Glick/S1856 Hoylman-Sigal4/27/2023LetterEnvironment
Group memo of support for S6247: Establishing Doing-Business Restrictions in NYS ElectionsS62474/24/2023MemoGood Government
Group memo of support for S2362/A6542: Requiring Disclosure of Employer for Campaign ContributorsS23624/24/2023MemoCampaign Finance
League opposes amending the environmental law and public service law, in relation to the state greenhouse gas emission accounting systemS60303/31/2023MemoEnvironment
Good Government Groups Call on Governor and Legislature to Abandon Flawed Method for Appointing Judges to the NYS Court of Appeals3/30/2023LetterGood Government
Groups Call for Support for Election Funding in Final Budget3/24/2023StatementVoting
League Statement on Senate One House BudgetBudget3/22/2023StatementBudget
League Statement on Assembly One House BudgetBudget3/22/2023StatementBudget
Let New York Vote Coalition Urges NYS Legislature to Include Voting Rights and Election Funding in One House BudgetsBudget2/28/2023LetterVoting
Health/Medicaid: Joint Legislative Public Hearing on 2023-2024 Executive Budget ProposalBudget
2/28/2023TestimonyHealthcare
2023-24 Budget Proposals Relating to Election Administration and VotingBudget2/27/2023StatementVoting
Group Letter Urges Passage of Sunshine Week Bills2/23/2023LetterGood Government
Coalition Supports Extended Producer Responsibility Bills in Post Budget SessionS.1064, S.42462/15/2023MemoEnvironment; Budget
League Opposes Packaging Reduction Act in the NYS BudgetS.35832/15/2023MemoEnvironment; Budget
League Joins Coalition in Support of Bottle BillS. 2372/15/2023MemoEnvironment

Environmental Conservation: Joint Legislative Public Hearing on 2023-2024 Executive Budget ProposalBudget2/14/2023TestimonyEnvironment

Elementary and Secondary Education Testimony: Joint Legislative Public Hearing on 2023-2024 Executive Budget ProposalBudget2/8/2023TestimonyEducation
Public Protection Testimony: Joint Legislative Public Hearing on 2023-2024 Executive Budget ProposalBudget2/7/2023TestimonyVoting; Good Government; Campaign Finance
Fair Elections for New York Coalition Reacts to Limited Funding for Public Campaign Finance Board in Governor Hochul’s FY2024 BudgetBudget2/1/2023Statement

Campaign Finance
Press Release: ERA Passes a Second Time and Goes to the Ballot for Voters in 2024S.108/A.12831/24/2023Press ReleaseEquality of Opportunity
League calls for second passage of the New York State Equal Rights AmendmentS.108/A.12831/20/2023LetterEquality of Opportunity
Group Letter Calls for Revisions to NYS Budget ProcessBudget1/19/2023LetterGood Government
Advocates Outline Democratic Reform Priorities for 2023 Legislative Session1/5/2023LetterGood Government
Watchdog Groups Oppose Legislative Pay Raise Bill12/20/2022StatementGood Government
Watchdog Groups Request that NYS Independent Review Committee Release a Report Regarding COELIG Candidate Review Process12/7/2022LetterGood Government
Letter to Governor Asking for A10477/S9427A (Salary Range Bill) to be SignedA.10477/S9427A12/5/2022LetterEquality of Opportunity
League and Advocates ask Governor to sign 10 Day Voter Registration and “Wrong Church” BillS2951A/A8858A
S284C/A642C
12/5/2022LetterVoting
Group Memo of Support to Increase Transparency of Community Advisory CommitteesS8419B11/29/2022MemoGood Government
Memo of Support for S7337/A10157- Repealing Changes to the Public Authorities Control BoardS7337/A1015711/15/2022MemoGood Government
League calls on Governor Hochul to Sign Cryptocurrency Moratorium Bill (A7389C/S6486D)A7389C/S6486D10/12/2022Letter

Environment
Watchdog Letter to Reset State Ethics Enforcement Expectations9/22/2022LetterGood Government
Group Letter to State Board of Elections Regarding Critical Problems with Public Reporting System8/2/2022LetterGood Government; Campaign Finance
Advocates call on Governor to Establish a Commission to Assess New York’s COVID Response8/2/2022LetterGood Government
Advocates Ask Governor Hochul to Sign Economic Development Reform LegislationS8419B/A9622C
S7337/A10157
7/7/2022LetterGood Government
Watchdog Statement on New Ethics Procedures for COELIG6/22/2022Statement
Good Government
Watchdog Groups Call for Review of Appointed Kings County Party Members6/15/2022Letter
Good Government
Groups Send Letter on Principles for Appointments to Commission on Ethics and Lobbying in Government (CELG)6/7/2022Letter
Good Government
League Submits Comments on New York State’s Draft Scoping Plan for Climate ActionClimate Scoping Plan

6/2/2022Public CommentEnvironment
Press Release: New York Senate Passes Landmark Voting Rights Legislation5/31/2022Press ReleaseVoting
League and Voting Rights Groups Call for Passage of 10 Day Voter Registration BillS2951A/A8858A5/31/2022LetterVoting
Good Government Groups Call for Transparency on Lump Sum Funds Passed in BudgetBudget5/24/2022LetterGood Government
League calls on Senate and Assembly Leadership to Advance Bills Related to Fair and Timely and Elder ParoleS7514
S15A
5/24/2022Letter
Criminal Justice Reform
Press Release: League Files Lawsuit to Postpone Assembly Primaries5/23/2022Press ReleaseVoting
Memo in Support of the Equality Amendment S8797/A89009S.87975/23/2022MemoEquality of Opportunity
Press Release: League Files Federal Lawsuit to Postpone New York Statewide Primaries to August 23, 20225/19/2022Press ReleaseVoting
Complaint : League Files Federal Lawsuit to Postpone New York Statewide Primaries to August 23, 20225/19/2022Voting
Memorandum of Law in Support of Plaintiffs Motion for a Preliminary Injunction5/19/2022Memo
Group Memo of Support to restore Comptroller Powers S6809A/A7925AS6809A/A079255/11/2022MemoGood Government
Groups Call for Support of State Code of Ethics to Include a Duty to Report Misconduct S8420AS8420A5/9/2022MemoGood Government
Good Government Groups Call for State Code of Ethics to Explicitly Prohibit Harassment and Discrimination S8421S84215/9/2022MemoGood Government
League and Citizens Union Urge Governor and Legislative Leaders to Move June Elections to August5/2/2022LetterVoting
Memo in Support of Medical Aid in Dying A4321A/S6471A4321/ S6471
4/25/2022MemoMedical Aid in Dying; Healthcare
League Files Supplemental Amicus Brief to Court of Appeals on Redistricting Lawsuit4/24/2022LetterRedistricting; Voting
Press Release: League of Women Voters of New York State Files Amicus Brief in New York Redistricting Case4/15/2022Press ReleaseRedistricting; Voting
Amicus Brief: League of Women Voters of New York State Files Amicus Brief in New York Redistricting Case4/14/2022Amicus BriefRedistricting; Voting
Memo in Support S8428 (Bailey) / A9050 (Gonzalez-Rojas) Clarifies Intent of 50-a RepealS8428/A90504/13/2022MemoCriminal Justice Reform
Group Statement:  Governor and Legislature Have Failed to Create an Independent Ethics Oversight Body4/9/2022StatementGood Government
Watchdog Groups Oppose Reported New Ethics Commission Proposal3/30/2022StatementGood Government
Groups Push for Basic Financial Tables to be Published When a Budget Agreement has Been ReachedBudget3/24/2022Letter
Good Government; Budget
League Calls for Improvement of Transparency and Accountability of New York’s $5B in Annual Subsidies to Businesses3/22/2022LetterGood Government
League and NYPIRG Reactions to “one-house” budget bills regarding democracyBudget3/21/2022MemoVoting
MOS A.7389C/S.6486C, Establishing a moratorium on cryptocurrency mining operations that use proof-of-work authentication methods to validate blockchain transactionsA7389C/S6486C3/21/2022MemoEnvironment
Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) has no Place in the Budget Process- Letter Asks for Hochul and Kaminsky’s Flawed Proposals to be RejectedBudget
3/17/2022Letter
Environment
Good Government Groups Urge our Elected Leaders to Create New, independent New York State Ethics Commission in BudgetBudget3/17/2022MemoGood Government
Groups Urge State Leaders to Amend Open Meeting Law to Include both Remote and In-person Participation in Public Meetings3/16/2022LetterGood Government
League and Groups Urge Assemblymember Fahy and Senator Hinchey not to Sponsor the Carbon Dioxide Removal Leadership ActS8171/A85973/13/2022Letter
Environment
Group Memo in Support of S6398/A6943 to Alleviate Administrative Burden on Grassroots Nonprofits in the Legislative Advocacy ProcessS6398/A6943
3/3/2022MemoGood Government
Groups Send Letter to Legislative Leaders Urging Them to Reject the Budget Proposals Giving the Governor Broad, Unilateral Spending and Borrowing AuthoritiesBudget3/2/2022Letter
Good Government
Memo of Support for A6529 Requires Employers to Disclose Compensation to Applicants and EmployeesA.65292/28/2022MemoGood Government
Memo in Support of A642B / S284B – Count Votes Cast By Registered Voters in the Correct CountyA642B / S284B2/28/2022MemoVoting
Group Memo of Support for S1506/A6895 Removes Commercial Exemption for FOILS1506/A06895A2/17/2022MemoGood Government
League Signs on with Groups Urging Governor to Amend Extended Producer’s Responsibility (EPR) Package in BudgetBudget
2/11/2022LetterEnvironment
Testimony before Joint Legislative Public Hearing on 2022-23 Executive Budget Proposal: Local GovernmentBudget2/9/2022TestimonyVoting
Groups Urge Governor and Legislative Leaders to Include New Independent Ethics Commission in Budget2/8/2022LetterGood Government
MOS A.7389B/S.6486CA7389B/S6486C2/7/2022MemoEnvironment
Testimony before Joint Legislative Public Hearing on 2022-23 Executive Budget Proposal: Higher EducationBudget2/7/2022TestimonyEducation
MOS A2483B(Niou)/S3395(Gounardes) An Act to Amend Human Rights Law for Election Official StaffA024831/31/2022MemoVoting
League Testimony on 2022-23 Executive Budget Proposal for Elementary and Secondary EducationBudget1/26/2022TestimonyEducation
Letter to Governor Hochul1/20/2022LetterEnvironment
Letter Urging Passage of Restoration of Voting Rights for New Yorkers on Parole12/30/2021LetterCriminal Justice Reform; Voting
League of Women Voters Testimony to Elections Committee - September 21, 20219/21/2021TestimonyVoting
League of Women Voters Testimony to Elections Committee9/21/2021TestimonyVoting
Testimony to the NYS Senate Standing Committee on Ethics and Internal Governance8/25/2021TestimonyGood Government
Statement Regarding Attorney General Report on Sexual Harassment8/3/2021StatementEquality of Opportunity
Letter to Legislative Leaders Regarding SBOE Office SpaceLetter to Legislative Leaders Regarding SBOE Office Space6/30/2021LetterVoting
Letter to Legislative Leaders Regarding SBOE Office Space6/30/2021LetterVoting
Letter To Legislative Leaders Regarding SBOE Office Space6/30/2021LetterVoting
Letter to Governor Regarding SBOE Office Space6/30/2021LetterVoting
Joint Testimony to Committees on Public Protection on Redistricting Commission FundingBudget3/23/2021Testimony
Redistricting
Testimony to Public Protections Committee on Elections FundingBudget2/10/2021TestimonyVoting
Testimony to Public Protections Committee on Redistricting FundingBudget2/10/2021TestimonyRedistricting; Voting
Groups Letter on SBOE Campaign Finance Portal2/5/2021LetterCampaign Finance
Groups Letter on SBOE Campaign Finance Portal2/5/2021LetterCampaign Finance
https://lwvny.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/LWVNY-Testimony-on-Funding-Elementary-and-Secondary-Education-2021.pdfBudget
1/28/2021TestimonyEducation
Education Financing Testimony 2021Budget1/28/2021TestimonyEducation
Joint Letter Regarding Funding for NYS Redistricting Commission1/22/2021LetterRedistricting
Statement of Opposition Redistricting Amendment League of Women Voters of NYS1/12/2021StatementRedistricting
League of Women Voters Express XL Machine Public Comments1/11/2021Public Comment
Voting
https://lwvny.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/LWVNYS-Express-XL-Machine-Public-Comments.pdf1/11/2021Public CommentVoting
Letter Regarding Legislative Rules Reform and Legislative Activity in Remote Conditions1/4/2021LetterGood Government
Letter Regarding Legislative Rules Reform and Legislative Activity in Remote Conditions1/4/2021LetterGood Government
Letter Urging Passage of Restoration of Voting Rights for New Yorkers on Parole12/30/2020LetterVoting
Joint Letter Regarding Funding for Redistricting12/14/2020LetterRedistricting
NYC Board of Election Reform Roundtable Comments12/11/2020Public CommentsVoting
NYC Board of Election Reform Roundtable Comments12/11/2020Public CommentsVoting
Joint Work-Family Policy Agenda With A Better Balance11/20/2020Letter
Joint Letter to Governor Cuomo on Support for an Equitable and Sustainable Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI)11/20/2020LetterEnvironment
LWVNY COVID Voting and Government8/11/2020Testimony
Voting; COVID
LWVNY COVID Voting and Government8/11/2020Testimony
Voting; COVID
Letter to DOT and Thruway Authority Regarding Digital Highway Signs7/29/2020LetterVoting
Letter to DOT and Thruway Authority Regarding Digital Highway Signs7/29/2020LetterGood Government
PRESS RELEASE: LWVNY Files Suit Over Absentee Voting Signature Match7/8/2020Press ReleaseVoting
PRESS RELEASE: LWVNY Files Suit Over Absentee Voting Signature Match7/8/2020Press ReleaseVoting
Joint Letter to NYS Chief Justices on Retirement Age of Judges6/15/2020LetterGood Government
Good Government Group Joint Letter On Postponement of April Primary3/27/2020LetterVoting
League Statement on Consolidating April and June Primary3/16/2020StatementVoting
Testimony on New York State Voting Rights ActS75283/3/2020TestimonyVoting
Voting Rights Groups Call on Governor and Legislature to Prepare for Voting Modifications During National Health Crisis3/20/2020
Letter
Voting
Good Government Groups Urge Legislature to Adopt Transparency Measures During Social Distancing3/20/2020
Letter
Voting
League of Women Voters Testimony On Funding for Voting and ElectionsBudget
2/12/2020TestimonyVoting
League of Women Voters Testimony on Funding Elementary and Secondary EducationBudget
2/11/2020TestimonyEducation