Posts Tagged ‘bill’

New Bill Would Protect Health of Sex Workers and Clients

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Bill would bar the police from confiscating condoms from prostitutes  By Alan S. Chartock There is a new bill floating around the Legislature that would bar prosecutors and the police from confiscating condoms from “sex workers,” also known as prostitutes. Prosecutors use the seized condoms as evidence against the prostitutes. Obviously, if sex workers use [&hellip
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NADLER SELLS HEALTH CARE BILL

Written by admin on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit

Across the nation, Democratic members of Congress defended their support for health care reform to constituents during the Easter recess. But while many Democrats in more conservative districts stuck their necks out by voting for the historic bill, Rep. Jerrold Nadler is defending the legislation to liberal Upper West Side voters who believe it didn’t [&hellip
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HEALTH CARE DECISIONS BILL PASSES

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In 2006, Lloyd Luntz, stepson of East Side resident Carol Rinzler, was admitted to a Philadelphia hospital with lung cancer that would eventually kill him. Luntz never signed a form that allowed family members to access medical records, forcing Rinzler and her husband, Perry Luntz, to battle doctors to get any information about their son’s [&hellip
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POL’S FARM BILL

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Concerned about cruelty on New York State’s dairy farms, Assembly Member Linda Rosenthal has introduced a bill that would outlaw the forced removal of a cow’s tail, a practice known as “docking.” “I am committed to creating more humane conditions on our farms,” Rosenthal said in a statement. “New York is the third largest dairy [&hellip
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OLD WINE BILL, NEW BOTTLE

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After Gov. David Paterson dropped his proposal to allow grocery stores to sell wine, Albany is likely to consider a bill to completely overhaul the state’s wine and liquor industry. The legislation would reform antiquated Prohibition-era “Blue Laws” that highly regulate wine and liquor sales and stores Liquor stores and small wine shops that criticized [&hellip
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BLOGGER SHIELD LAW

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Journalist bloggers in New York may receive the same protection that traditional journalists enjoy. A new bill introduced by State Sen. Tom Duane and Assembly Member Linda Rosenthal would give bloggers access to shield laws that journalists use to protect anonymous sources. New York State has one of the strongest shield laws in the country [&hellip
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NY MOVES TORTURE BILL

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New York State is jumping into the national debate on the CIA’s use of torture with a bill that would outlaw New York licensed physicians from participating in torture. Assembly Member Richard Gottfried and State Sen. Tom Duane, who chair their respective Health committee, sponsored the bill. Despite the debate over classifying waterboarding as torture, [&hellip
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NADLER’S TRANSPORTATION JOBS BILL

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Rep. Jerrold Nadler reintroduced a bill that would create a program in the Federal Transit Administration to retain jobs in public transportation and train new workers in the sector. The legislation, Nadler said in a statement, would target “disconnected youth,” 16- to 24-year olds who have dropped out of school and been unemployed for at [&hellip
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