Our lobbyist Peter Meringolo has been pushing hard to convince the Governor to sign the 3/4 Disability bill for Uniformed Court Officers and Peace Officers of the Unified Court System. Each of the last three years the Governor has vetoed the bill. On Monday, Nov. 26, the bill (A9909 Abbate and S7705 Golden) was transmitted to the Governor. He has until Dec. 7 to act on it. Unfortunately there is some opposition to the bill and certain groups are asking the Governor to veto the bill. We need your help. Please call or email the Governor's office and ask him to sign this legislation into law. This law will protect our Court Officers and Peace Officers should they get injured as the result of a physical assault by an assailant suffered while in the performance of their duties.
Please call, 518-474-8390 or click here to submit an email to the Governor and ask him to sign this legislation into law. Please make sure you include the bill number in your email or conversation with the Governor's office.