Planned Parenthood Empire State Acts is the statewide representative for Planned Parenthood. We are on the front lines defending and advancing sexual and reproductive rights and access to care for all New Yorkers.
Legislative Agenda 2018
2018 Legislative Agenda:
Planned Parenthood Empire State Acts will always advocate for bills essential to our health and well-being. While the New York State legislative session runs from January to June, we never stop working to ensure that our state's public policy protects our reproductive health access and keeps New Yorker's healthy. Legislation we support during New York State’s 2018 legislative agenda includes the following:
Protect funding for family planning and reproductive health care services.
Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE).
Comprehensive Contraception Coverage Act (A1378 Cahill) (S3668 Bonacic): Strengthen contraceptive access through insurance. Memo of Support
Reproductive Health Act (A1748 Glick) (S2796 Krueger): Preserve access to safe, legal abortion. Memo of Support
DREAM Act: (A3039 Moya) (S471-A Peralta) Allow undocumented immigrants in New York to apply for state college tuition assistance. Memo of Support
GENDA (A3358 Gottfried) (S7010 Hoylman): Prohibit discrimination based on gender identity or expression, and includes offenses regarding gender identity or expression under the hate crimes statute. Memo of Support
Maternal Mortality Review Board (A10346-A Joyner) (S8907 Hannon) New York State ranks 30th in the country for maternal mortality. This legislation would create a Maternal Mortality Review Board to review every maternal death that takes place in the state and to develop strategies aimed at preventing maternal deaths and complications in the future. Memo of Support
Protection for pregnant inmates (A1610 Rozic) (S4795 Lanza) Codifies in New York State law the prohibition against the use of solitary confinement for pregnant inmates, and is a critical reform measure designed to protect the health and safety of pregnant women while they are incarcerated. Memo of Support
The Boss Bill (A566-A Jaffee) (S3791-A Krueger): Prevents employers from retaliating against employees based on their personal reproductive health care decisions. Memo of Support
Tipped Wage (A6203 Jaffe) (S4405-A Stewart-Cousins): Brings the tipped wage minimum into alignment with the minimum wage of non-tipped workers.
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