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Vote Smart provides easy access to Congressional and state voting records and maintains a collection of key votes grouped by issue. Vote Smart uses the following criteria to select key votes:

  1. The vote should be helpful in portraying how a member stands on a particular issue
  2. The vote should be clear for any person to understand
  3. The vote has received media attention
  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
  5. Occasionally, if a specific bill is consistently inquired about on the Voter's Research Hotline, the vote will be added

Vote Smart provides a summary of the version of the bill text associated with each selected key vote. The summary does not necessarily reflect the content of the final version of the bill. Summaries are written by Vote Smart's staff and interns, who adhere to the project's strict policies and procedures in order to guarantee absolute impartiality and accuracy. Each key vote selection is reviewed by the project's community of advisors, who are political scientists and journalists from all fifty states.


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Date State Bill No. Title Outcome
March 24, 2021 NY A 3397 Repeals Nursing Home Protections Against COVID-19 Malpractice Lawsuits Bill Passed - Senate (63 - 0)
March 5, 2021 NY S 5357 Limits the Governor's Pandemic Emergency Powers Bill Passed - Senate (43 - 20)
March 3, 2021 NY S 4378 Requires Fossil Fuel Plants to Submit a Renewable Energy Plan Bill Passed - Senate (41 - 22)
Jan. 26, 2021 NY S 1042 Extends Aid to Small Businesses and Restaurants Bill Passed - House (130 - 20)
Jan. 12, 2021 NY S 528 Amends the State Constitution to Ensure the Right to a Healthy Environment Bill Passed - Senate (48 - 14)
July 23, 2020 NY S 8015 Authorizes Absentee Voting Due to Risk of Contracting a Disease Bill Passed - House (118 - 23)
July 23, 2020 NY S 8617 Requires Public Employers Prepare Public Health Emergency Plans Bill Passed - House (141 - 0)
July 23, 2020 NY S 8525 Requires Hospitals to Inform Expectant Mothers If They Are Going into Preterm Labor Bill Passed - Senate (60 - 0)
July 23, 2020 NY S 8617 Requires Public Employers Prepare Public Health Emergency Plans Bill Passed - Senate (58 - 2)
July 22, 2020 NY S 6502 Prohibits the Use of Glyphosate on State Property Bill Passed - House (100 - 42)
July 22, 2020 NY S 6502 Prohibits the Use of Glyphosate on State Property Bill Passed - Senate (45 - 15)
July 22, 2020 NY S 8015 Authorizes Absentee Voting Due to Risk of Contracting a Disease Bill Passed - Senate (42 - 18)
July 21, 2020 NY S 5612 Increases Protections of Certain Streams and Protected Waterways Bill Passed - Senate (43 - 17)
June 9, 2020 NY S 6601 Requires Police Officers to Provide Medical and Mental Health Attention Bill Passed - House (109 - 35)
May 28, 2020 NY S 8275 Authorizes Suspending the Forfeiture of Unemployment Benefits During the COVID-19 State of Emergency Bill Passed - House (97 - 46)
May 28, 2020 NY S 8182 Authorizes Licensed Pharmacists to Administer COVID-19 Vaccine Bill Passed - House (131 - 12)
May 27, 2020 NY S 8415 Repeals Anti-Mask Law Bill Passed - House (109 - 35)
May 27, 2020 NY S 8415 Repeals Anti-Mask Law Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 27)
March 18, 2020 NY S 8091 Establishes Paid Sick Leave for Employees Affected by the COVID-19 Coronavirus Disease Bill Passed - Senate (50 - 6)
March 2, 2020 NY S 7919 Appropriates Funds for COVID-19 Coronavirus Response Bill Passed - Senate (53 - 4)
March 2, 2020 NY S 7919 Appropriates Funds for COVID-19 Coronavirus Response Bill Passed - House (122 - 12)
Feb. 12, 2020 NY A 8349 Increases Protections of Certain Streams and Protected Waterways Bill Passed - House (113 - 31)
June 19, 2019 NY S 2000 Establishes Regulations for PFAS Chemicals in Food Containers Bill Passed - Senate (56 - 6)
June 19, 2019 NY S 2000 Establishes Regulations for PFAS Chemicals in Food Containers Bill Passed - Senate (56 - 6)
June 19, 2019 NY S 2000 Establishes Regulations for PFAS Chemicals in Food Containers Bill Passed - Senate (56 - 6)
June 18, 2019 NY S 6599 Increases Renewable Energy Goals Bill Passed - Senate (41 - 21)
June 17, 2019 NY S 2387 Requires Menstrual Product Packaging List Ingredients Bill Passed - Senate (51 - 11)
June 17, 2019 NY S 2655 Prohibits Smoking in Public Parks Bill Passed - Senate (50 - 12)
June 13, 2019 NY A 2371 Prohibits Exemption from Vaccinations Based on Religious Beliefs Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 26)
June 13, 2019 NY A 2371 Prohibits Exemption from Vaccinations Based on Religious Beliefs Bill Passed - House (84 - 61)
June 5, 2019 NY A 264 Establishes Patient Protections from Emergency Care Charges Bill Passed - House (90 - 49)
April 1, 2019 NY A 558 Increases Age for Tobacco Sale Regulations Bill Passed - Senate (52 - 9)
March 31, 2019 NY S 1508 Prohibits Retail Stores from Using Plastic Bags Bill Passed - House (103 - 45)
March 31, 2019 NY S 1507 Establishes a Healthcare Budget for FY 2019-2020 Bill Passed - House (111 - 36)
March 31, 2019 NY S 1508 Prohibits Retail Stores from Using Plastic Bags Bill Passed - Senate (39 - 22)
March 31, 2019 NY S 1507 Establishes a Healthcare Budget for FY 2019-2020 Bill Passed - Senate (40 - 22)
March 6, 2019 NY A 558 Increases Age for Tobacco Sale Regulations Bill Passed - House (120 - 26)
Jan. 22, 2019 NY S 240 Authorizes Comprehensive Abortion Coverage Bill Passed - Senate (38 - 24)
June 14, 2018 NY A 4738 Establishes New York Health Plan Bill Passed - House (91 - 46)
June 6, 2018 NY A 9016 Authorizes Medical Marijuana for Opioid-Use Disorder Bill Passed - House (108 - 28)
May 16, 2018 NY A 3557 Requires Public Education about Veterans' Mental Health Bill Passed - House (137 - 0)
May 16, 2018 NY A 3557 Requires Public Education about Veterans' Mental Health Bill Passed - House (137 - 0)
March 5, 2018 NY S 7295 Authorizes Certain Actions by the Health Commissioner Bill Passed - House (101 - 33)
May 17, 2017 NY A 516 Expands Cigarette Legislation to Apply to Electronic Cigarette Bill Passed - House (92 - 36)
May 16, 2017 NY A 4738 Establishes New York Health Plan Bill Passed - House (94 - 46)
Jan. 17, 2017 NY S 362 Prohibits Tax on Merchandise Bags Bill Passed - Senate (42 - 18)
April 29, 2015 NY A 4958 Classifies Conversion Therapy on Minors as Professional Misconduct Bill Passed - House (111 - 26)
March 31, 2015 NY S 4610 2015-2016 Budget Bill Passed - House (99 - 47)
June 20, 2014 NY A 6357E Authorizes Medical Marijuana Bill Passed - Senate (49 - 10)
June 19, 2014 NY A 6357E Authorizes Medical Marijuana Bill Passed - House (117 - 13)
June 19, 2014 NY S 6617B Requires State-Funded Projects to Consider Climate Change Effects Bill Passed - House (119 - 16)
June 18, 2014 NY A 8769A Prohibits Workplace Discrimination Based on Reproductive Health Decisions Bill Passed - House (106 - 30)
June 23, 2011 NY A 8514 Health Benefit Exchange Act Bill Passed - House (95 - 43)
June 23, 2011 NY A 8514 Health Benefit Exchange Act Bill Passed - House (95 - 43)
June 29, 2010 NY S 5620 Reducing Drug Penalties for Offenders with Hypodermic Syringes Bill Passed - House (93 - 52)
June 29, 2010 NY S 5620 Reducing Drug Penalties for Offenders with Hypodermic Syringes Bill Passed - House (93 - 52)
June 21, 2010 NY A 9709 Omnibus Appropriations Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 29)
June 18, 2010 NY A 9709 Omnibus Appropriations Bill Passed - House (79 - 52)
June 15, 2010 NY S 5620 Reducing Drug Penalties for Offenders with Hypodermic Syringes Bill Passed - Senate (43 - 18)
June 15, 2010 NY S 5620 Reducing Drug Penalties for Offenders with Hypodermic Syringes Bill Passed - Senate (43 - 18)
June 7, 2010 NY S 8089 Emergency Appropriation Extension Bill Passed - House (90 - 44)
June 7, 2010 NY S 8088 Requiring Prior Approval of Health Insurance Premium Rates Bill Passed - House (117 - 17)
June 7, 2010 NY S 8089 Emergency Appropriation Extension Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 26)
May 28, 2010 NY A 11308 Emergency State Parks Appropriations Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 27)
May 28, 2010 NY A 11308 Emergency State Parks Appropriations Bill Passed - House (86 - 47)
May 20, 2009 NY S 1290 Anti-Shackling Bill Bill Passed - House (119 - 21)
March 6, 2007 NY S 3318 Sex Offender Management and Treatment Act Bill Passed - House (127 - 19)
March 5, 2007 NY S 3318 Sex Offender Management and Treatment Act Bill Passed - Senate (53 - 8)
May 8, 2006 NY A 8098 Drug Law Reform and Drug Treatment Bill Passed - House (81 - 59)
Date No. Title Outcome
3/24 A 3397 Repeals Nursing Home Protections Against COVID-19 Malpractice Lawsuits Bill Passed - Senate (63 - 0)
3/05 S 5357 Limits the Governor's Pandemic Emergency Powers Bill Passed - Senate (43 - 20)
3/03 S 4378 Requires Fossil Fuel Plants to Submit a Renewable Energy Plan Bill Passed - Senate (41 - 22)
1/26 S 1042 Extends Aid to Small Businesses and Restaurants Bill Passed - House (130 - 20)
1/12 S 528 Amends the State Constitution to Ensure the Right to a Healthy Environment Bill Passed - Senate (48 - 14)
7/23 S 8015 Authorizes Absentee Voting Due to Risk of Contracting a Disease Bill Passed - House (118 - 23)
7/23 S 8617 Requires Public Employers Prepare Public Health Emergency Plans Bill Passed - House (141 - 0)
7/23 S 8525 Requires Hospitals to Inform Expectant Mothers If They Are Going into Preterm Labor Bill Passed - Senate (60 - 0)
7/23 S 8617 Requires Public Employers Prepare Public Health Emergency Plans Bill Passed - Senate (58 - 2)
7/22 S 6502 Prohibits the Use of Glyphosate on State Property Bill Passed - House (100 - 42)
7/22 S 6502 Prohibits the Use of Glyphosate on State Property Bill Passed - Senate (45 - 15)
7/22 S 8015 Authorizes Absentee Voting Due to Risk of Contracting a Disease Bill Passed - Senate (42 - 18)
7/21 S 5612 Increases Protections of Certain Streams and Protected Waterways Bill Passed - Senate (43 - 17)
6/09 S 6601 Requires Police Officers to Provide Medical and Mental Health Attention Bill Passed - House (109 - 35)
5/28 S 8275 Authorizes Suspending the Forfeiture of Unemployment Benefits During the COVID-19 State of Emergency Bill Passed - House (97 - 46)
5/28 S 8182 Authorizes Licensed Pharmacists to Administer COVID-19 Vaccine Bill Passed - House (131 - 12)
5/27 S 8415 Repeals Anti-Mask Law Bill Passed - House (109 - 35)
5/27 S 8415 Repeals Anti-Mask Law Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 27)
3/18 S 8091 Establishes Paid Sick Leave for Employees Affected by the COVID-19 Coronavirus Disease Bill Passed - Senate (50 - 6)
3/02 S 7919 Appropriates Funds for COVID-19 Coronavirus Response Bill Passed - Senate (53 - 4)
3/02 S 7919 Appropriates Funds for COVID-19 Coronavirus Response Bill Passed - House (122 - 12)
2/12 A 8349 Increases Protections of Certain Streams and Protected Waterways Bill Passed - House (113 - 31)
6/19 S 2000 Establishes Regulations for PFAS Chemicals in Food Containers Bill Passed - Senate (56 - 6)
6/19 S 2000 Establishes Regulations for PFAS Chemicals in Food Containers Bill Passed - Senate (56 - 6)
6/19 S 2000 Establishes Regulations for PFAS Chemicals in Food Containers Bill Passed - Senate (56 - 6)
6/18 S 6599 Increases Renewable Energy Goals Bill Passed - Senate (41 - 21)
6/17 S 2387 Requires Menstrual Product Packaging List Ingredients Bill Passed - Senate (51 - 11)
6/17 S 2655 Prohibits Smoking in Public Parks Bill Passed - Senate (50 - 12)
6/13 A 2371 Prohibits Exemption from Vaccinations Based on Religious Beliefs Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 26)
6/13 A 2371 Prohibits Exemption from Vaccinations Based on Religious Beliefs Bill Passed - House (84 - 61)
6/05 A 264 Establishes Patient Protections from Emergency Care Charges Bill Passed - House (90 - 49)
4/01 A 558 Increases Age for Tobacco Sale Regulations Bill Passed - Senate (52 - 9)
3/31 S 1508 Prohibits Retail Stores from Using Plastic Bags Bill Passed - House (103 - 45)
3/31 S 1507 Establishes a Healthcare Budget for FY 2019-2020 Bill Passed - House (111 - 36)
3/31 S 1508 Prohibits Retail Stores from Using Plastic Bags Bill Passed - Senate (39 - 22)
3/31 S 1507 Establishes a Healthcare Budget for FY 2019-2020 Bill Passed - Senate (40 - 22)
3/06 A 558 Increases Age for Tobacco Sale Regulations Bill Passed - House (120 - 26)
1/22 S 240 Authorizes Comprehensive Abortion Coverage Bill Passed - Senate (38 - 24)
6/14 A 4738 Establishes New York Health Plan Bill Passed - House (91 - 46)
6/06 A 9016 Authorizes Medical Marijuana for Opioid-Use Disorder Bill Passed - House (108 - 28)
5/16 A 3557 Requires Public Education about Veterans' Mental Health Bill Passed - House (137 - 0)
5/16 A 3557 Requires Public Education about Veterans' Mental Health Bill Passed - House (137 - 0)
3/05 S 7295 Authorizes Certain Actions by the Health Commissioner Bill Passed - House (101 - 33)
5/17 A 516 Expands Cigarette Legislation to Apply to Electronic Cigarette Bill Passed - House (92 - 36)
5/16 A 4738 Establishes New York Health Plan Bill Passed - House (94 - 46)
1/17 S 362 Prohibits Tax on Merchandise Bags Bill Passed - Senate (42 - 18)
4/29 A 4958 Classifies Conversion Therapy on Minors as Professional Misconduct Bill Passed - House (111 - 26)
3/31 S 4610 2015-2016 Budget Bill Passed - House (99 - 47)
6/20 A 6357E Authorizes Medical Marijuana Bill Passed - Senate (49 - 10)
6/19 A 6357E Authorizes Medical Marijuana Bill Passed - House (117 - 13)
6/19 S 6617B Requires State-Funded Projects to Consider Climate Change Effects Bill Passed - House (119 - 16)
6/18 A 8769A Prohibits Workplace Discrimination Based on Reproductive Health Decisions Bill Passed - House (106 - 30)
6/23 A 8514 Health Benefit Exchange Act Bill Passed - House (95 - 43)
6/23 A 8514 Health Benefit Exchange Act Bill Passed - House (95 - 43)
6/29 S 5620 Reducing Drug Penalties for Offenders with Hypodermic Syringes Bill Passed - House (93 - 52)
6/29 S 5620 Reducing Drug Penalties for Offenders with Hypodermic Syringes Bill Passed - House (93 - 52)
6/21 A 9709 Omnibus Appropriations Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 29)
6/18 A 9709 Omnibus Appropriations Bill Passed - House (79 - 52)
6/15 S 5620 Reducing Drug Penalties for Offenders with Hypodermic Syringes Bill Passed - Senate (43 - 18)
6/15 S 5620 Reducing Drug Penalties for Offenders with Hypodermic Syringes Bill Passed - Senate (43 - 18)
6/07 S 8089 Emergency Appropriation Extension Bill Passed - House (90 - 44)
6/07 S 8088 Requiring Prior Approval of Health Insurance Premium Rates Bill Passed - House (117 - 17)
6/07 S 8089 Emergency Appropriation Extension Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 26)
5/28 A 11308 Emergency State Parks Appropriations Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 27)
5/28 A 11308 Emergency State Parks Appropriations Bill Passed - House (86 - 47)
5/20 S 1290 Anti-Shackling Bill Bill Passed - House (119 - 21)
3/06 S 3318 Sex Offender Management and Treatment Act Bill Passed - House (127 - 19)
3/05 S 3318 Sex Offender Management and Treatment Act Bill Passed - Senate (53 - 8)
5/08 A 8098 Drug Law Reform and Drug Treatment Bill Passed - House (81 - 59)

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