So What’s Next?
Now comes the part where we need YOUR help.
The bill currently sits in the Senate and Assembly’s Consumer Protection Committees. If the Committees like the bill, they will push it onto the floor for a vote. Once both the House and Senate pass the same version of the bill, it would go to the Governor’s office to be signed into law.
It sounds like a lot of steps, but really, being in Committee is already a HUGE win for this effort. What we need now is to build the demand for this bill to become law. We do that by reaching out to legislators. If we can generate the buzz for the bill, the Committees will be encouraged to keep it moving on its way to a vote.
It’s easy to reach your Senator.
1. Go to https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/bills/2021/S1643
2. Click “Aye” on the right under “Do you support this bill?”
3. Fill in the form. When you fill in your address, the form will be sent to your Senator. You can leave a custom message or simply leave it blank, but it will still record your support for the bill.
The main thing is that we reach as many lawmakers as possible to make them aware of the bill and let them know we want to see it pass into law.