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Andrew Cuomo's Selected Sponsorships

Office: Governor (NY), Democratic

Selected Sponsorships

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Feb. 1, 2011 S 2808 Implementing the Education, Labor, and Family Assistance Budget Senate Sponsor

Executive Actions

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Nov. 7, 2014 S 7839 Amends Military Retirement System Vetoed - Executive
Veto
July 5, 2014 A 6357E Authorizes Medical Marijuana Signed - Executive
Sign
April 15, 2014 S 3149 Requires the President to be Elected by Popular Vote Signed - Executive
Sign
April 11, 2014 S 6354E Capital Projects Budget Bill Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
April 11, 2014 A 8550E State Operations Budget Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
April 11, 2014 S 6353E Aid To Localities Budget Bill Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
Jan. 10, 2014 A 7992 Relating to Retail Liquor Licenses Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Jan. 10, 2014 A 7367 Relating to the Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Jan. 10, 2014 S 5658 Relating to a Property Tax Exemption for Talmud Torah Ohr Yochanan Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Jan. 10, 2014 S 5283A Relating to Higher Education Appropriations Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Jan. 10, 2014 A 7906 Relating to the Sale of Heating Oil Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Dec. 18, 2013 A 7882 Relating to Children's Health Insurance Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Dec. 18, 2013 A 7817 Relating to Arrest and Conviction Data in New York City Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Dec. 18, 2013 A 7705 Exempts Certain Vending Machines from Sales Tax Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Dec. 18, 2013 A 7667B Relating to Maternal Depression and Treatment Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Dec. 18, 2013 A 7630A Relating to Disability Benefits for Law Enforcement Officers Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Dec. 18, 2013 A 7546A Relating to Wireless Communications Equipment Insurance Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Dec. 18, 2013 A 7340A Relating to Certain Business Tax Exemptions Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Dec. 18, 2013 A 7313A Relating to a Professional Direct Support Pilot Program Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Dec. 18, 2013 A 6721B Relating to the Greenburgh North Castle School District Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Dec. 18, 2013 A 6579 Relating to Fire Officer Training in New York City Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Dec. 18, 2013 A 5954 Relating to State Mental Health Exams Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Dec. 18, 2013 A 5443 Relating to the New York City School Construction Authority Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Dec. 18, 2013 A 4836 Relating to Disaster Recovery Bonds Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Dec. 18, 2013 A 4810A Relating to Public Works Contracts Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Dec. 18, 2013 S 2089 Relating to Credit Union Memberships Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Dec. 18, 2013 S 3668 Relating to Waste Management Taxes Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Dec. 18, 2013 A 433 Relating to the New York Connects Program Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Dec. 18, 2013 S 4718A Relating to the Sale of Fireworks Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Dec. 18, 2013 S 5091 Relating to a Public Safety Employee Retirement System Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Dec. 18, 2013 S 2152 Relating to a Farm and Food Product Council Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Dec. 18, 2013 S 2149 Establishes a Farm-to-Senior Food Program Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Dec. 18, 2013 S 2146 Relating to Food Produced and Served in New York State Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Dec. 18, 2013 S 1604 Relating to Volunteer Firefighters Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Dec. 18, 2013 S 882 Establishes a Task Force on Adults with Autism Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Dec. 18, 2013 A 3802 Relating to Food Produced and Sold in New York state Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Dec. 18, 2013 A 3107D Relating to Insurance Certificates Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Dec. 18, 2013 A 2355 Relating to Investment Tax Credits Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Dec. 18, 2013 A 1657E Relating to Dog Control Officers Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Dec. 18, 2013 A 1297 Relating to the Rockland Bergen Bi-State Watershed Program Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Dec. 18, 2013 A 508 Relating to the Transfer of Unappropriated State Land Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Dec. 18, 2013 A 403A Relating to Hospitals Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Dec. 18, 2013 A 400 Relating to Public Safety Volunteers Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Dec. 18, 2013 A 158A Relating to Immigration Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Nov. 13, 2013 A 31 Relating to the New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Nov. 13, 2013 S 3841 Relating to the Port Authority Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Nov. 13, 2013 S 3837 Relating to Public Transportaion Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Nov. 13, 2013 A 7425 Relating to the Empire State Film Tax Credit Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Nov. 13, 2013 S 1190 Relating to Property Leases by Cooperative Educational Services Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Nov. 13, 2013 A 7327A Relating to New York City Property Assessments Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Nov. 13, 2013 A 7314A Relating to New York City Property Assessments Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Nov. 13, 2013 A 2425 Relating to the State Travel Guide Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Nov. 13, 2013 A 1856 Relating to State and County Property Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Nov. 13, 2013 A 487A Relating to Regulatory Impact Statements Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Nov. 8, 2013 A 6249 Relating to the New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Oct. 23, 2013 A 6435 Relating to Repair Reserve Funds Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Oct. 23, 2013 A 3498A Relating to the Office of Children and Family Services Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Oct. 21, 2013 S 5189 Relating to State Interest Payments to Non-Profits Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Oct. 21, 2013 S 2147 Relating to Agriculture Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Sept. 27, 2013 A 73 Relating to Acknowledging the Montaukett Tribe Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Sept. 27, 2013 S 5566A Relating to the State Employee Retirement System Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Sept. 27, 2013 S 5565A Relating to the State Employee Retirement System Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Sept. 27, 2013 S 5145 Authorizes Promotional Raffles by Certain Banking Organizations Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Sept. 27, 2013 S 4941 Relating to Cayuga County Marine Patrol Officers Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Sept. 27, 2013 S 4893 Relating to the Seneca County Sheriff's Office Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Sept. 27, 2013 S 4529B Relating to Foster Care Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Sept. 27, 2013 S 4379 Relating to Public Safety Employees Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Sept. 27, 2013 S 3976 Requires State Agencies to Accept Certain Payment Methods Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Sept. 27, 2013 S 5776 Relating to Funding Retail Projects in Areas Affected by Disasters Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Sept. 27, 2013 S 2316 Establishes the Governor's Council on Physical Fitness Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Sept. 27, 2013 S 2054 Relating to State Agency Reports Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Sept. 27, 2013 S 1186B Relating to Appliance and Equipment Energy Efficieny Standards Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Sept. 27, 2013 S 780A Relating to Massapequa School Transportation Contracts Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Sept. 27, 2013 A 7428 Relating to Capital Improvement Projects for the South Country School District Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Sept. 27, 2013 A 6867 Relating to a New York City Deferred Compensation Plan Board Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Sept. 27, 2013 A 5940C Relating to Acupuncture Treatment and the Worker's Compensation Program Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Sept. 27, 2013 A 5662A Relating to the Schenectady School District's Transportation Contracts Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Sept. 27, 2013 A 5011A Relating to Lake George Seasonal Contables Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Sept. 27, 2013 A 4070 Relating to Property Tax Assessors Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Sept. 27, 2013 A 246 Establishes a Commission for State Employee Compensation Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Sept. 27, 2013 S 5701 Relating to the Steuben County Sheriff's Office Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Sept. 27, 2013 S 4110A Relating to Union Free School District 13 Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Sept. 27, 2013 S 5564A Relating to the State Employee Retirement System Vetoed - Executive
Veto
July 31, 2013 S 96 Relating to the Employment of State Police Vetoed - Executive
Veto
July 31, 2013 A 5127B Relating to Unappropriated State Land Sales Vetoed - Executive
Veto
July 31, 2013 A 5012 Relating to a Specific Individual's State Retirement Plan Vetoed - Executive
Veto
July 31, 2013 S 4514 Relating to Utility Metering Vetoed - Executive
Veto
July 31, 2013 S 4471 Relating to Worker's Compensation Hearings Vetoed - Executive
Veto
July 31, 2013 S 4323 Relating to the State Cemetary Restoration Fund Vetoed - Executive
Veto
July 3, 2013 A 7806A Amends Laws Related to Lower Manhattan Vetoed - Executive
Veto
April 10, 2013 S 2603E Local Aid Budget Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
April 10, 2013 S 2600E State Operations Budget Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
April 10, 2013 S 2604E Capital Projects Budget Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
Jan. 15, 2013 S 2230 Establishes Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Signed - Executive
Sign
Oct. 3, 2012 S 6663 Relating to Establishing the "Tourism Economic Development Fund" to be Funded with Revenue from the Licensing of the "I Love NY" Brand Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Oct. 3, 2012 S 452 Relating to Distribution of Federal Bonus Awards Relative to Food Stamp Programs to Local Social Services Districts Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Oct. 3, 2012 S 5356D Relating to Providing for the Certification of Registered Nurse Anesthetists by the Education Department Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Oct. 3, 2012 S 6544 Prohibits Investigators Within the Division of State Police who Completed 3 Continuous Years or More From Being Demoted Without a Hearing Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Oct. 3, 2012 S 5423B Relating to Dissolving the West Park Union Free School District in the town of Esopus and Ulster county of Ulster Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Oct. 3, 2012 A 8389 Relating to the Authority of an Agent to Act Outside a Hospital Setting Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Oct. 3, 2012 A 8620C Relating to the Employment of Persons to Function as Central Service Technicians in Certain Healthcare Facilities Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Oct. 3, 2012 S 6768 Relating to Designating a Portion of the State Highway to be Known as the "Peconic Highway" Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Oct. 3, 2012 S 4255 Relating to Excluding Fundraising from Consideration in Appropriating State Aid and Reimbursement for Services to Volunteer Ambulance Companies Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Oct. 3, 2012 A 7144B Relating to the Tax on Receipts Derived from Removing Waste from Certain Transfer Stations Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Oct. 3, 2012 A 9303A Relating to the Practice of Surgical Technology and Surgical Technologists Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Oct. 3, 2012 S 7239 Relating to Removing Financial Disincentives for Voluntary Public Library System and Reference and Research Library Resources System Mergers Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Oct. 3, 2012 A 10609 Relating to Requiring Voting Materials to be Provided in Russian Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Oct. 3, 2012 A 9367A Requires Training of Fire Officers in New York City Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Oct. 3, 2012 A 9664B Relating to Recoupments and Reductions of Medical Assistance Payments for Home Care Services Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Oct. 3, 2012 A 3551A Relating to Referrals of Patients for Health Related Items or Services Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Oct. 3, 2012 A 5739A Relating to Contracting of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus in the Performance of Duties Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Oct. 3, 2012 A 9657 Relating to Extending Rates of Payment for the Treatment and Care of Injured Employees by 2 Years Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Oct. 3, 2012 S 6490A Relating to Dissolving the West Park Union Free School District Number 13 in the town of Greenburgh in Westchester Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Sept. 7, 2012 A 9423 Relating to Procedures for Resolution of Disputes Between a Public Employer and Suffolk County Probation Officers Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Aug. 17, 2012 S 7782 Relating to Cost Effectiveness of Consultant Contracts by State Agencies Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Aug. 17, 2012 A 8082A Relating to Determining Safe and Adequate Service Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Aug. 17, 2012 A 9211 Relating to Temporary Alternative Methods of Financing Flood Relief Expenses Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Aug. 17, 2012 A 8291A Relating to Amending the Civil Service Law and the Public Authorities Law Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Aug. 17, 2012 A 8110 Relating to an Employees' Ability to Revert Back to a Previously Held Non-Competitive or Labor Class Title Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Aug. 17, 2012 A 3409B Relating to Adopt-a-Park Programs Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Aug. 17, 2012 S 7471 Relating to the Randolph Academy Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Aug. 17, 2012 A 10094B Relating to Payments to Rural Critical Access Hospitals Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Aug. 17, 2012 A 9267A Relating to Providing Certain Children Transportation to School Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Aug. 17, 2012 A 9034B Relating to State Contracts for Advertising Mailings Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Aug. 17, 2012 A 7780B Relating to Suspension or Demotion upon Abolition or Reduction of Positions for Labor Class Titles Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Aug. 17, 2012 A 7761A Relating to Suspending a Police Officer without Pay Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Aug. 17, 2012 A 7508 Relating to Amending Worker's Compensation Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Aug. 1, 2012 A 9847A Relating to the Temporary Approval of Applications to Operate a WICs Program Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Aug. 1, 2012 A 7929A Relating to Certain Transportation Contracts of Hamburg Central School District Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Aug. 1, 2012 A 2102A Relating to Additional Health Services and Employment Benefits for Veterans Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Aug. 1, 2012 S 6395C Relating to Assumed Amortization for School Projects Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Aug. 1, 2012 S 773 Relating to the Filling, Emptying or Use of Any Liquefied Petroleum Gas Container Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Aug. 1, 2012 A 10086 Relating to Apportion and Pay Aid to the Jordan Elbridge Central School District Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Aug. 1, 2012 S 5533 Relating to Service of Process Upon the Secretary of State Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Aug. 1, 2012 A 10103 Relating to Payments to Health Care Providers Vetoed - Executive
Veto
July 31, 2012 S 7722A Authorizes Special Education Tuition Reimbursement Vetoed - Executive
Veto
April 11, 2012 A 9053E Budget 2013 Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
March 19, 2012 S 6733 Expands DNA Database to Include Misdemeanors Signed - Executive
Sign
March 16, 2012 S 6735 Amends the Public Employee Retirement System Signed - Executive
Sign
March 15, 2012 A 9525 State Legislative Redistricting Signed - Executive
Sign
Dec. 21, 2011 A 8496 Increases The Number Of Taxicabs Serving New York Signed - Executive
Sign
Dec. 12, 2011 S 5734A Charitable Bail Organizations Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Dec. 12, 2011 A 1363B Supervision Fees for Parolees Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Dec. 12, 2011 A 7985B Program Six Certified Capital Companies Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Sept. 23, 2011 A 7480A Relating to Temporary Employee Reporting Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Sept. 23, 2011 S 3403 Relating to Resolution of Disputes Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Sept. 23, 2011 S 2776 Relating to the Fredonia Central School District Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Sept. 23, 2011 S 3184A Relating to Medical Inspector General Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Sept. 23, 2011 S 5701 Relating to State Aid to Smithtown Central School District Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Sept. 23, 2011 S 3716 Relating to School Building Aid Contracts Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Sept. 23, 2011 S 4935B Relating to State Aid to Babylon School District Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Sept. 23, 2011 A 3127A Relating to School Transportation Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Sept. 23, 2011 A 7672 Relating to Reimbursement to Fire Companies Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Sept. 23, 2011 A 241 Relating to "Green" Jobs Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Sept. 23, 2011 A 3722A Relating to Commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Sept. 23, 2011 A 7592A Relating to State Aid to the Central Islip U.F. School District Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Sept. 23, 2011 A 3320 Relating to Contracts to Disseminate Advertisements Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Sept. 23, 2011 A 4954 Relating to Health Insurance Coverage to Spouse or Dependents of Public Employees Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Sept. 23, 2011 A 3146 Amends the General Municipal Law Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Sept. 23, 2011 S 372A Relating to Reports on Grants to Organizations Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Sept. 23, 2011 A 5785 Relating to Health Insurance for Retirees Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Sept. 23, 2011 A 7599B Relating to Protection of Persons in Need of Supervision Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Sept. 23, 2011 S 1072 Taxpayer Advocate Act Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Sept. 23, 2011 S 4564 Relating to School Transportation Contracts Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Sept. 23, 2011 S 4991B Relating to Clinical Information Resource Access Program Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Sept. 23, 2011 S 511A Relating to Study of Consumer Behaviors Regarding Energy Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Sept. 23, 2011 S 5317 Relating to Baby Bottle Packaging Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Sept. 23, 2011 A 8248 Relating to Assisted Living Programs Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Sept. 23, 2011 A 777A Relating to School Transportation Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Sept. 23, 2011 A 4161 Accessible Electronic Information Act Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Sept. 23, 2011 A 468 Relating to Drinking Water Supply Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Sept. 23, 2011 A 5689 Relating to School Transportation Contracts Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Sept. 23, 2011 A 160A Relating to Alcoholic Beverage Control Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Sept. 23, 2011 A 2059 Relating to Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Sept. 23, 2011 A 4362C Relating to Possession or Sale of Fireworks Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Sept. 23, 2011 S 4563A Relating to Surgical Technology Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Sept. 23, 2011 S 5431A Relating to Payments to Rural Critical Access Hospitals Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Aug. 17, 2011 A 1429 Relating to Designating Peace Officers Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Aug. 17, 2011 S 5804 Relating to Service Retirement Benefit Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Aug. 17, 2011 S 5309 Relating to Designating Peace Officers Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Aug. 17, 2011 S 3736A Relating to Academic Research Information Access Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Aug. 17, 2011 S 1914 Relating to Tourism and Economic Development Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Aug. 17, 2011 S 958C Relating to Parks and Recreation Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Aug. 17, 2011 A 7742A Designation of and Funding for Technology Development Centers Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Aug. 17, 2011 A 6733 Relating to Assessment of Senior Centers Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Aug. 17, 2011 A 3582 Relating to Reports on State Prison System Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Aug. 17, 2011 S 2835A Relating to Designating Peace Officers Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Aug. 17, 2011 A 2877 Relating to Designating Peace Officers Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Aug. 17, 2011 S 1188 Relating to Designating Peace Officers Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Aug. 17, 2011 S 247A Amends the Social Services Law Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Aug. 17, 2011 A 8251 Relating to Disclosures by Limited Licensees Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Aug. 17, 2011 A 587 Establishes the Orangetown Public Library District Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Aug. 17, 2011 A 7667A Relating to Campground Dumping Stations Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Aug. 17, 2011 S 4209 Relating to Designating Peace Officers Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Aug. 17, 2011 A 4446 Relating to Designating Peace Officers Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Aug. 3, 2011 A 3705 Establishes Antitrust Exemptions for Horse Racing Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Aug. 3, 2011 A 4791A Relating to Property Conveyance for Parks and Recreation Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Aug. 3, 2011 S 4803 Relating to Immunization of Post-Secondary Students Vetoed - Executive
Veto
Aug. 3, 2011 A 7495 Amends the Mental Hygiene Law Vetoed - Executive
Veto
July 20, 2011 S 5756 Relating to Retirement Vetoed - Executive
Veto
July 20, 2011 A 6877A Relating to Race Horses Vetoed - Executive
Veto
July 20, 2011 S 5529A Relating to Tentative Assessment Rolls Vetoed - Executive
Veto
July 13, 2011 S 4067A Relating to Education Vetoed - Executive
Veto
June 24, 2011 A 8354 Marriage Equality Enactment Signed - Executive
Sign
April 11, 2011 S 2803E Relating to Budget Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
March 31, 2011 S 2808 Implementing the Education, Labor, and Family Assistance Budget Signed - Executive
Sign

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