Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsLegislation New York
IN THE NEWS

Legislation New York

FEATURED ARTICLES
NEWS
December 16, 1989
How about this for the next Super(boring) Fight: Michael Nunn vs. Sugar Ray Leonard. Promoted by Dance Fever. Special judges: Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor and Denny Terrio. The fight could be held in France and called "The Last Tango in Paris." DANNY EROWITZ, Sherman Oaks
ARTICLES BY DATE
NEWS
December 16, 1989
How about this for the next Super(boring) Fight: Michael Nunn vs. Sugar Ray Leonard. Promoted by Dance Fever. Special judges: Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor and Denny Terrio. The fight could be held in France and called "The Last Tango in Paris." DANNY EROWITZ, Sherman Oaks
Advertisement
BUSINESS
February 27, 2011
Several states are considering legislation to collect sales tax on Internet purchases. Three bills have become law so far and one is awaiting a governor's signature. Here's a rundown: Legislation enacted New York, North Carolina, Rhode Island Legislation passed Illinois Legislation pending California, Arizona, Connecticut, Hawaii, Mississippi, Vermont Legislation vetoed Hawaii Legislation failed Maryland, Minnesota, New Mexico, Tennessee, Virginia, Wisconsin Source: Tax Foundation; National Conference of State Legislatures
NEWS
July 14, 1987
Gov. Mario M. Cuomo signed legislation allowing New York state's prison system to begin a rapid expansion featuring a troop barge and boot camps. The barge is in the Falkland Islands, where it housed 850 British soldiers. Officials plan to have the vessel floated to the New York City area where it will be converted to a 700-inmate, minimum-security prison.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 27, 1990
Some movie stars stayed clear of Hollywood on Academy Awards night. Christopher Reeve, Susan Sarandon, Ron Silver, Jennifer Beales and Alec Baldwin, all members of The Creative Coalition, met with Gov. Mario M. Cuomo and state legislators Monday to promote environmental bills. "I think sometimes there's a skeptical attitude about celebrities, that we just do quick hits," Reeve said. "We are a serious group."
NEWS
March 20, 1995 | Associated Press
Thomas Grasso, a killer at the center of a two-state tug of war over the death penalty, was executed by lethal injection early today. Grasso had been sentenced to 20 years to life for the murder of a New York City man and later was sentenced to death for slaying an 87-year-old woman in Tulsa, Okla. Former New York Gov. Mario M. Cuomo, a death penalty opponent, fought to have Grasso serve his New York sentence first.
NEWS
October 19, 1993 | Associated Press
Oklahoma must return a Death Row inmate to New York to serve a prison term before it can execute him, a judge ruled Monday, hours before the convict was to be put to death. Gov. David Walters had said Oklahoma would execute Thomas Grasso early today unless New York prevailed. Grasso was convicted of killing one elderly person in each state.
NATIONAL
April 15, 2013 | By Michael Muskal
Even as Congress prepares to debate new gun legislation, New York's tougher gun control provisions became effective on Monday, the latest example of how the issue has broadened into a battle on the state as well as federal level. In the wake of the Newtown, Conn., massacre -- which followed mass shootings last year in Colorado and Wisconsin -- many have called for greater control of gun violence. New York was the first to pass a tougher measure, but other states including Colorado, Connecticut and Maryland have also tightened their requirements.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 14, 2001 | SHERRY SANCHEZ, Sherry Sanchez lives in Chino Hills
Recent legislation in New York that bans cell phone use while driving is premised on the notion that all drivers must keep both hands on the wheel. As a lifelong adherent of the stick shift persuasion, I note that it is possible to drive while applying lipstick, also sunscreen, mascara, eyeliner and just a hint of blush.
NEWS
March 11, 1990 | from Associated Press
Laws aimed at curbing widespread use of disposable diapers, blamed for aggravating waste-disposal problems, are being debated in a dozen states, and an outright ban has been proposed for Vermont. Most of the bills have little chance of becoming law, at least this year. In Florida, a bill was withdrawn pending further study of the issue. Most of the proposals call for a tax on throwaway diapers.
OPINION
June 22, 2011 | Tim Rutten
The current debate over marriage equality in the New York Legislature is a matter of importance to all, because at its heart it's about finally extending basic rights to those to whom they have been denied. The state's Assembly already has approved a measure legalizing same-sex marriage; debate continues in the Senate, where proponents of equality are reportedly one vote short of passage in a chamber with a Republican majority. A vote could come as early as Wednesday, and if the measure passes, New York will become the largest state to have adopted marriage equality through legislation.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|