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Improving Patient Safety and Quality of Care: Assembly Health Committee Advances Nursing Home Package

On Monday, March 1, the Assembly Health Committee advanced several bills to improve patient safety, accountability, and quality of care in nursing homes.These are part of an Assembly package of nursing home reform bills, including additional legislation...

Assembly Passes Legislation Providing Sick Leave for All New Yorkers During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Yesterday both houses of the Legislature passed and the Governor signed legislation to immediately provide all New Yorkers with sick leave during the coronavirus pandemic. I cosponsored the bill, A.10153/S.8091, which was introduced by Assembly Member...

Decrim NY, Legislators Introduce First Statewide Bill to Decriminalize and Decarcerate Sex Trades in Nation's History

New York, NY – Today, Decrim NY and legislators unveiled Stop Violence in the Sex Trades Act, a package bill to decriminalize and decarcerate the sex trades in New York. It is the first statewide bill of its kind in the nation's...

Statement from NYC & NYS Legislative Chairs Carlina Rivera, Mark Levine, Richard Gottfried, and Gustavo Rivera on Contact Tracing Leadership Decision

"It is startling that months into the worst public health crisis our City has ever faced, the de Blasio administration is undertaking a bureaucratic reshuffling that creates new and unnecessary obstacles for the critical, complicated and sensitive work...

Assembly Passes Legislation Providing Sick Leave for All New Yorkers During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Yesterday both houses of the Legislature passed and the Governor signed legislation to immediately provide all New Yorkers with sick leave during the coronavirus pandemic. I cosponsored the bill, A.10153/S.8091, which was introduced by Assembly Member...

Protecting Maternal Health: Women's Health Professionals Join Health Committee Chairs to Call for Extended Medicaid Eligibility

Albany, NY – State Senator Gustavo Rivera, Assembly Member Richard Gottfried, advocates, and health care provider associations gathered today to call on the Legislature to pass the "Beyond the Fourth Trimester" bill, S.7147-A/A.9156 which would...

Gov. Cuomo Vetoes Bill to Regulate Pharmacy Benefit Managers and Protect Consumers

Governor Cuomo this evening vetoed legislation to increase oversight, transparency, and accountability of pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs). PBMs are companies that manage prescription drug benefits for health plans. Their negotiations, discounts, and...

Nursing Home Oversight: Governor Signs Bill Expanding Reporting, Enforcement Processes

A new law expanding nursing home reporting requirements, quality oversight, and financial transparency was signed by Governor Cuomo on December 16. The bill, A4757A/S5908, was sponsored by Assembly Health Committee Chair Richard Gottfried and Senate Health...

Governor Cuomo Signs Bill to Ban Floating Billboards

This morning, Governor Cuomo signed into law a bill to prohibit floating vessels from operating, anchoring or mooring in the navigable waters of New York State, including the Hudson River, while operating a billboard that uses flashing, intermittent or...

GENDA Law Defending Transgender Rights Takes Effect Today!

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Today is an historic day: the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act takes effect in New York State. For far too long, transgender and gender-nonconforming individuals in New York had waited for their rights to be recognized, with discrimination and...
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Joint Statement on the New York City Planning Department’s Proposed Zoning Text Amendment on Mechanical Voids

Testimony before the Mayor’s Office of Special Enforcement in Support of Proposed Rules for the Enforcement of Local Law 146 for the year 2018

Public Charge Rule Comment by NYS Assemblymembers

Public Charge Rule Comment by NYS Assemblymembers

Expand and Strengthen Right to Counsel

Testimony by Assembly Member Richard N. GottfriedBefore the NYC Human Resources AdministrationOffice of Civil JusticePublic Hearing on the Universal Access to Legal Services Programfor Tenants Facing EvictionThursday, November 15, 2018My name is Richard...

RTCNYC Coalition Draft Testimony for OCJ Hearing on 11/15

The Right to Counsel NYC Coalition, which led the campaign for a right to counsel in eviction cases in NYC, is proud of the City’s new groundbreaking legislation and applauds the City Council and Mayor for adopting the legislation and the Administration...

Small Business Jobs Survival Act

Intro 737-ATestimony of Assembly Member Richard N. GottfriedPublic Hearing: City Council Committee on Small BusinessCity HallOctober 22, 2018I am New York State Assembly Member Richard N. Gottfried and I represent the 75th Assembly District in Manhattan. ...

Letter to MTA in Regards to Supplemental Environmental Assessment (SEA)

Vote Rent Freeze

Testimony by Assembly Member Richard N. GottfriedBefore the New York City Rent Guidelines BoardTuesday, June 19, 2018 My name is Richard N. Gottfried. I represent the 75th Assembly District in Manhattan, which includes the neighborhoods of Chelsea,...

Statement on the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission’s Proposed New Rules and Amendments to Existing Rules in Chapters 2, 5, 7 and 11 of Title 63 of the New York City Rules

Joint Testimony by State Senator Liz Krueger and Assembly Member Richard N. GottfriedBefore the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission We offer this testimony to express our reservations about many of the new rules and amendments to Title...
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