Legislative Affairs


What's New

  • June 30, 2015 -- Mayor de Blasio signed the Fair Chance Act, which will prohibit discrimination based on a person’s arrest record or criminal conviction.  This bill was supported by the City Bar's Civil Rights and Corrections and Community Reentry Committees.

  • June 17, 2015 -- Mayor de Blasio signed legislation to create an Office of Civil Justice, which will help coordinate and address the civil legal services needs of low-income New Yorkers. Read the City Bar's testimony in support of the measure here.

  • May 26, 2015 -- Check out the Spring 44th Street Notes Newsletter! Includes a recap of this year's NYS Budget, the City Bar's comments and what was / wasn't included in the final agreement.  Read more here

  • May 6, 2015 -- Mayor de Blasio signed legislation to prohibit employers from using credit checks to screen applicants.  Read the Civil Rights Committee memo in support of the legislation here.

  • March 20, 2015 -- Press Release: Raising the Age of Criminal Responsibility in New York State

  • March 19, 2015 -- Disclosure of Outside Income – Statement by President Debra L. Raskin

  • March 16, 2015 -- Criminal Justice Reforms by Debra L. Raskin - City Bar President discusses the City Bar's comments on two criminal justice proposals in the Governor's Executive Budget, raising the age of criminal responsibility and the Criminal Justice Reform Act.

  • March 13, 2015 -- Latest practice area updates: Animal Law; Gender & the Law; Real Property

  • 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.