LEGISLATIVE AGENDA

Senate takes on auto voter registration

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Could there be a day when registering to vote takes no effort at all?

The state senate has scheduled a hearing on automatic voter registration May 30 in Albany, led by state Sen. Zellnor Myrie of Brooklyn.

“Voting is a right that protect all other rights, yet New York is consistently ranked among the worst in the country in voter turnout,” Myrie said, in a release. “At a time when voting rights are under assault at the federal level across the country, it is more important than ever to expand and protect our democracy in New York.”

 

Assembly locks up gun bill

The Assembly passed a bill Monday that would ban the manufacture, sale, transport and possession of undetectable firearms in the state.

The bill, which also passed the senate on May 15, addresses issues like 3-D printing and laser-cutting machinery that makes it easier to manufacture firearm components that are undetectable by traditional security screening methods like X-rays and metal detectors.

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