New York – The State Senate voted today to pass a bill sponsored by Senator Liz Krueger (S.4265) that would remove the word “serious” from the description of physical injury necessary to sustain a charge of felony cruelty to animals. The bill was co-sponsored by Senators Addabbo, Avella, Espaillat, Funke, Golden, Hamilton, Hoylman, Peralta, Perkins, Serrano, and Stavisky. The legislation is carried in the Assembly by Assembly Member Linda Rosenthal. (more…)
Today, the Wall Street Journal reported on the state’s maternal depression law, the result of a bill that Sen. Krueger sponsored, along with Assembly Member Dick Gottfried. The law increased education and access to information and screening about maternal depression for new mothers:
New York – In a unanimous vote today, the State Senate Insurance Committee referred S.4639 to the Finance Committee, moving it one step closer to passage. The bill, introduced by Senator Liz Krueger, would make pregnancy a qualifying event triggering a special enrollment period for the state health insurance exchange, allowing pregnant women to enroll in a health plan at any time. The legislation introduced in the Assembly (A.6780) by Assembly Member Aravella Simotas will be considered tomorrow by the Assembly Insurance Committee.