Policies

Unshackle Upstate works to change existing policies, and prevent the implementation of new ones, that hamper economic growth and job creation.  We are working toward lower taxes, less government spending and reduced red tape. We issue memos supporting policies that are line with our issues and against policies that will result in new taxes and fees and drive up the cost of doing business in New York state.

  • Asbestos Litigation (S.2511) | 2017

    AN ACT to amend to amend the civil practice law and rules, in relation to truth and fairness in asbestos litigation

  • Bans Seeking Salary History From Prospective Employers (A.6707/S.5233) | 2017

    AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to prohibiting employers from seeking salary history from prospective employees

  • Food Service Waste Reduction Act (A.1013/S.4168) | 2017

    AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to food service waste reduction

  • Innovation Voucher Program (S.817-A/A.1260-A) | 2017

    AN ACT to amend the urban development corporation act, in relation to establishing the New York state innovation voucher program

  • Limit on Mail Order Pharmacies (S.3484-A/ A.4786) | 2017

    AN act to amend the insurance law, in relation to mail order pharmacies

  • Makes Property Tax Cap Permanent (S.1207) | 2017

    AN ACT to amend chapter 97 of the laws of 2011, amending the general municipal law and the education law relating to establishing limits upon school district and local government tax levies, in relation to eliminating the expiration of and making permanent certain provisions thereof

  • Masters in Education Expander (A.5910-C/S.2482-C) | 2017

    AN  ACT  to  amend  the education law, in relation to the New York state masters-in-education teacher incentive scholarship program

  • NYS Secure Choice Savings Program Act (A.4982-A/S.4344-A) | 2017

    AN ACT to amend the retirement and social security law and the state finance law, in relation to enacting the New York state secure choice savings program act

  • Paid Family Leave Benefit Extension (A.1834) | 2017

    AN ACT to amend the workers' compensation law, in relation to extending paid family leave benefits

  • Physician Collective Bargaining (A.4472) | 2017

    AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to requirement for collective negotiations by health care providers with certain health benefit plans

  • PSC Telecom Merger Review (A.3801) | 2017

    AN ACT to amend the public service law, in relation to creating standards by which the public service commission reviews and approves a merger or acquisition between telephone corporations, cable corporations, and combination telephone and cable corporations

  • Purchase of Drugs Through Mail Order Pharmacies (S.1743/ A.3119) | 2017

    AN act to amend the insurance law, in relation to the purchase of prescription drugs

  • Regulation of Toxic Chemical in Children's Products (A.8266/S.1454-A) | 2017

    AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to regulation of toxic chemicals in children’s products

  • STEM Scholarship Expander (A.1808-A/S.2466-A) | 2017

    An Act to amend the education law, in relation to the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) incentive program.

  • Transportation Network Companies (S.4159) | 2017

    AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, the insurance law, the executive law and the tax law, in relation to the regulation of transportation network company services; to establish the New York State TNC Accessibility Task Force; and to amend the state finance law, in relation to establishing the local transit assistance fund

  • UI Child Care (A.6781/S.4644) | 2017

    AN ACT to amend the labor law, in relation to regulations promulgated for systematic and sustained efforts to find work for unemployment benefits

  • Universal Single Payer Health Plan (S.4840/A.4738) | 2017

    AN ACT to amend the public health law and the state finance law, in relation to enacting the "New York health act" and to establishing New York Health