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Michael Gianaris' Selected Sponsorships

Office: State Senate (NY) - District 12, Democratic Deputy Minority Leader
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic, Working Families for State Senate - District 12

Selected Sponsorships

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Feb. 14, 2014 S 6617B Requires Certain State-Funded Projects to Consider Climate Change Effects Senate Co-sponsor
Jan. 4, 2012 S 1707A Authorizes Professional Mixed Martial Arts Events Senate Co-sponsor
Jan. 11, 2011 S 1707 Authorizes Mixed Martial Arts Events Senate Co-sponsor
Dec. 1, 2009 A 40003 Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage Senate Co-sponsor
June 14, 2009 A 8903-A Extending City Board Jurisdiction Over New York City Schools House Sponsor
April 22, 2009 A 7732 Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage House Sponsor
Feb. 19, 2009 A 5710 Prohibiting Gender Identity Discrimination House Sponsor
May 21, 2007 A 8590 Same-Sex Marriage House Sponsor

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