Legislative Affairs


What's New

  • February 25, 2015 -- City Bar Supports Judiciary's 2015-2016 Budget Request.

  • February 13, 2015 -- "New York’s Licensing Barricade Against Military Spouses" - an OpEd from the Military Affairs & Justice Committee calling for legislation to ease licensing requirements for military spouses in New York.
  • February 5, 2015 -- Albany Reform Tops City Bar’s 2015 Legislative Agenda – Statement by President Debra L. Raskin

  • February 4, 2015 -- City Bar releases 2015 New York State Legislative Agenda.

  • December 30, 2014 -- Governor Cuomo signed legislation proposed by the City Bar's Civil Rights, Animal Law, and Legal Issues Affecting People with Disabilities Committee that will clarify New York's laws related to service animals.  He also vetoed legislation opposed by the Corrections & Community Reentry Committee that would have switched the jurisdiction of Rikers Island to the Queens DA's Office.  

  • December 18, 2014 -- A number of City Bar supported bills were enacted yesterday.  At the local level, the City Council passed a series of bills aimed at tightening regulations on pet stores. These bills were supported by the Animal Law Committee in a multiple hearings and reports. Read the Committee's latest testimony here.  The Animal Law Committee also saw success at the state level, with Governor Cuomo signing a bill that will give New York City more control over its dog licensing laws.  Finally, legislation proposed by the Commercial Law and Uniform State Laws Committee that will modernize New York's Uniform Commercial Code was enacted. 

  • December 17, 2014 -- Governor Cuomo announces proposed regulations to provide Medicaid coverage for transgender care and services.  This policy change has been supported by our Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Rights Committee.  The proposed regulations can be found here.

  • December 15, 2014 -- Governor Cuomo signed legislation into law which prohibits piercing and tattooing of any pet for purely cosmetic purposes. This bill was supported by our Animal Law Committee.

  • December 5, 2014 -- Letters sent to Governor Cuomo and legislative leaders regarding the need for the modernization of New York's built environment.

  • December 4, 2014 -- Check out our latest practice area updates: Family Law & Judicial Administration.