Governor Cuomo fulfilled his promise to sign into law the Reproductive Health Act, a key component of the 2019 Justice Agenda, within the first 30 days of the new legislative session.
The Reproductive Health Act protects women's reproductive rights by ensuring New Yorkers can make personal healthcare decisions and medical professionals can provide crucial services without fear of criminal penalty. The legislation codifies Roe v. Wade into New York State law. Find additional information here.
A key part of the Justice Agenda, the Dream Act will once and for all ensure a higher education system that opens the door of opportunity to all of our children. Find additional information here.
The legislature passed the Dream Act on January 23.
Governor Cuomo signed legislation that begins the process of bringing New York State's voting laws into the 21st Century, a central goal of his 2019 Justice Agenda for the first 100 days of the new legislative session.
On January 25, 2019, Governor Cuomo signed into law the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA) and legislation banning the practice of conversion therapy, signifying a landmark victory for the LGBTQ community and fulfilling the Governor's vow to sign this legislation within the first 100 days of the legislative session. Find additional information here.
Governor Cuomo fulfilled his promise to sign the Child Victims Act, a key component of his 2019 Justice Agenda, within the first 100 days of the new legislative session.
The legislation ensures those who abuse children are held accountable criminally and civilly and that survivors of childhood sexual abuse have a path to justice. Governor Cuomo advocated for passage of the Child Victims Act last legislative session but Senate Republicans refused to bring it to the floor for a vote. Find additional information here.
Governor Cuomo included in his 2019 Justice Agenda legislation known as the Red Flag Bill to keep guns away from mentally ill and other potentially dangerous individuals as well as proposals to ban bump stocks and extend the waiting period for purchasing a gun.
These gun safety bills were passed by the legislature on January 29. Governor Cuomo signed the Red Flag Gun protection bill on February 25. Find additional information here.