Monday, June 16, 2014

Two Bills Sponsored by Senator Ruben Diaz Pass in the Senate

  Two significant pieces of legislation, Senate Bill 383 and Senate Bill 20, sponsored by New York State Senator Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) have passed today in the Senate.

S383 prohibits the use of lottery funds for any purpose other than education and prohibits co-mingling with funds for other purposes.  This bill passed 56 Ayes, 0 Nays.

S20 establishes the crime of patronizing a prostitute in a school zone and including daycare facilities within the definition of a school zone.  This bill passed 54 Ayes, 2 Nays.

Senator Diaz stated: "I am grateful to the Senate leadership for bringing these bills to the Senate Floor for a vote during this Session.  I am also proud of my colleagues in the Assembly, Luis Sepulveda and Marcos Crespo, for co-sponsoring these pieces of legislation. We look forward to these bills passing in the Assembly and being signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo.  It is essential for us to do whatever we can to protect our children's public education funds - and more importantly, to protect their safety in school zones."

Editors Note -  The two nays on Senator Diaz's second bill S20 came from Senator Montgomery 25th district Brooklyn, and Senator Perkins 30th district Manhattan. 

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