TGNC/NB Equity in Health Insurance Act
This is an act to amend the state finance law, in relation to participation in state contracts. Once passed, the state will be prohibited from entering into contracts with contractors who do not provide their employees with insurance that covers services for transgender, non-binary, and gender-expansive people. Many employers, especially
Loren Borjas Transgender & Gender Non Binary Wellness and Equity Fund
This fund will focus on and function to end the economic crisis presently facing New York TGNCNB communities. Accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic and the historical lack of proportionate funding, the TGNCNB community is suffering an ever deepening economic downturn where perpetuatual cycles of criminalization, unemployment, mental and physical health
TGNCNBI Social & Economic Equity Plan of the New York State Cannabis Control Board
This bill will include transgender and gender-nonbinary individuals in the social and economic equity plan of the New York state cannabis control board relating to the awarding of adult-use cannabis licenses. Inherent in society is the arrangement of rank, the “haves and have-nots,” and there is no greater divide than
An act to mend the criminal procedure law and the penal law, in relation to granting certain individual youthful offender status;
Will include adding a new category of individuals eligible for young adult offender status; and to repeal certain provisions of the criminal procedure law relating thereto. This bill relates to the granting of some youthful offender status or young adult offender status.
Further data collection on Kendra’s Law and involuntary commitments based on LGBTQ identity
This change will enhance and support better data collection on Kendra’s Law We know that outpatient commitments due to mental illness authorized under Kendra’s Law are racially biased and impact disproportionately New Yorkers of color. We need to know more about whether LGBTQ people are being disproportionately targeted by the
Develop a bill to help discontinue the use of police and other armed officers in mental responses
This bill would stop the abusive force used by police and armed officers in mental response throughout New York State A majority of people shot by law enforcement nationally are disabled, often with mental illness. Currently, armed law enforcement is untrained to deal with anyone experiencing a mental health crisis.
Develop a bill to ban conversion therapy on adults under guardianship
This bill would ban the use of conversion therapy on those over the age of 18 and under legal guardinaship The current New York State conversion therapy ban forbids conversion therapy on minors under 18. However, it leaves out adults who are under a guardianship because of a mental or
An act to amend the executive law, in relation to establishing the office of racial equity and social justice
This bill relates to creating an office of racial equity and social justice Additional Resources and Links
An act to amend the penal law, in relation to individuals engaged in prostitution who are victims of or witnesses to a crime.
This bill relates to individuals engaged in prostitution who are victims of or witnesses to a crime