2020 New York Entitlements and the Safety Net Key Votes

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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. Our summaries are written by Vote Smart's staff and interns, who adhere to our strict policies and procedures in order to guarantee absolute impartiality and accuracy. They do not necessarily reflect the content of the final version of the bill, but rather the version voted on in that stage. While many procedural votes take place before a full chamber vote, our voting stages reflect the final reading of each chamber vote. 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
July 22, 2020 NY S 8247 Authorizes Online Grocery Purchases for SNAP Recipients Bill Passed - Senate (59 - 1)
May 29, 2020 NY S 8428 Appropriates Funds for Expenses Related to the COVID-19 Emergency Bill Passed - House (107 - 35)
May 28, 2020 NY S 8419 Establishes the "Emergency Rent Relief Act of 2020" Bill Passed - House (133 - 10)
May 28, 2020 NY S 8113 Establishes Temporary Moratorium on Utility Termination of Services Bill Passed - House (111 - 32)
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)

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