Democratic State Sen. Kevin Parker, of Brooklyn, isn't interested in hearing about a dysfunctional Legislature mired in corruption and inaction. He's been busy introducing bills — lots and lots of bills.
Parker introduced 43 bills on May 16 — the Senate's last day of unlimited bill introduction.
The 43 bills run the gamut of legislative matters:
- S.5442 would require the state parks commissioner to create a New York Abolition and Civil Rights History Trail.
- S.5523 would create a pilot program for social impact bonds designed to lower recidivism in juvenile justice programs
- S.5386 would require creditors to inform debtors that written communications are available in large print.
- S.5446 would allow same day voter registration and voting.
Last month, Bill Mahoney of The New York Public Interest Research Group estimated that the Legislature is on track to duplicate their performance from last year when they passed the fewest bills two-house bills since 1914.
And Mahoney says that, as of now, the Legislature is still on pace to perform just as badly....