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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.

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Legislative Agenda 2017

Planned Parenthood Empire State Acts kicked off the New York State legislative session at our Day of Action to defend and advance our access to reproductive health care and our reproductive rights in New York State.

Day of Action Agenda:

  • Support Family Planning Grant funding
  • Support Planned Parenthood
  • Preserve access to safe, legal abortion (A1748 Glick) (S2796 Krueger)
  • Strengthen contraceptive access (A1378 Cahill) (S3668 Bonacic)
  • Lead with bipartisan support with our lawmakers joining the NYS Bipartisan Pro-Choice Legislative Caucus

 

2017 Legislative Agenda:

Planned Parenthood Empire State Acts will always advocate for bills essential to our health and well-being that are introduced during New York State’s 2017 legislative agenda. Current legislation we support includes the following:

Protect our reproductive health access. 

  • Fight to protect Planned Parenthood from federal funding cuts
  • Comprehensive Contraception Coverage Act (A1378 Cahill) (S3668 Bonacic): Strengthen contraceptive access.
    Status: Passed Assembly, Awaiting Senate Action. Memo of Support 
  • Reproductive Health Act (A1748 Glick) (S2796 Krueger): Preserve access to safe, legal abortion.
    Status: Passed Assembly, Awaiting Senate Action. Memo of Support 
  • The Boss Bill (A566 Jaffee) (S3791 Krueger): prevents employers from retaliating against employees based on their personal reproductive health care decisions.
    Status: Awaiting Assembly Floor Debate, Awaiting Senate Action. Memo of Support 

Ensure our public policy keeps all New Yorkers healthy.

  • GENDA (A3358 Gottfried) (S502 Squadron): Prohibits discrimination based on gender identity or expression, and includes offenses regarding gender identity or expression under the hate crimes statute.
    Status: Awaiting Assembly Floor Debate, Awaiting Senate Action. Memo of Support 
  • DREAM Act: Allows undocumented immigrants in New York to apply for state college tuition assistance.
    Status: Passed Assembly, Awaiting Senate Action. Memo of Support 
  • Healthy Teens Act (A2705 Gottfried) (S1070 Rivera): Establishes an age-appropriate sex education grant program
    Status: Passed first Assembly Committee, Awaiting Senate Action. Memo of Support 
  • PEP for victims of sexual assault: (A2924 Peoples-Stokes)
    Status: Passed two Assembly Committees, No Senate Same As. Memo of Support 
  • End conversion therapy (A3977 Glick) (S263 Hoylman): Designates as professional misconduct, engaging in sexual orientation change efforts by mental health care professionals upon patients under 18 years of age.
    Status: Awaiting Assembly Floor Debate, Awaiting Senate Action. Memo of Support