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New York’s legislative session runs from January to June and will meet for sixty-one days, view all session days here.


May: The Senate Elections Committee met twice in late May to move a slew of pro-voter bills out of committee. We look forward to the State Senate passing these bills before the end of Session. Read our bill analysis from the 5.15.24 meeting and the 5.20.24 meeting.

The Assembly Election Law Committee met in late May and moved several of our longstanding priorities out of committee. Read our bill analysis.


April: The State Legislature and the Governor finalized this year’s budget which contains good news for voters! New York has now joined the legion of states that are fighting back against intentionally deceptive political materials, otherwise known as deepfakes, generated with AI. The budget also included $5 million for local election administration, a huge win for counties ahead of the general election. 

There was also good news for supporters of our new Public Campaign Finance program, the budget included $100 million for candidate matching funds and $14 million for administrative costs. Ensuring the program has the resources it needs is essential for its success in its inaugural year.


March: HUGE WIN FOR DEMOCRACY! In March, the New York State Assembly passed a resolution that defeated far-right extremists when we pulled New York out of a dangerous scheme for a federal constitutional convention. This follows the Senate’s passage of an identical resolution earlier this session. We want to thank our champions, Assemblymember Zebrowski and Senator Krueger, for their leadership on this issue.

Read our analysis of bills before the Senate Elections Committee and the Assembly’s Election Law Committee.


January: Read our latest budget testimony on how New York must allocate funding for election administration at the local level and support the NYS Public Campaign Finance Board.


Learn more about this year’s legislative priorities below, and check the status of our priority bills and other voting and democracy bills here. Want a deep dive on our legislative priorities? Read our informative one-pagers that highlight some of the most pressing issues we are tackling this year!