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Legislative Session Updates

Rolling news and updates through the 2020 legislative session.

During the legislative session, Audubon New York works with lawmakers to advance critical policies that ensure a cleaner, healthier New York State for birds and people.

For more information or to request an interview with an Audubon staff member, please contact Sharon Bruce, Communications Manager at sbruce@audubon.org

Here are the latest developments:

Audubon New York Delivers Testimony at the 2020 Joint Legislative Budget Hearing
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Audubon New York Delivers Testimony at the 2020 Joint Legislative Budget Hearing

Testimony of Erin McGrath, Policy Manager, Audubon New York

Executive Budget Proposals Will Make a Lasting Impact on the Environment
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Executive Budget Proposals Will Make a Lasting Impact on the Environment

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo unveils a strong environmental agenda for 2020 that will protect New York State’s birds and people.

Defend America's Most Important Bird Law
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Defend America's Most Important Bird Law

Ask your U.S. Representative to support and cosponsor the Migratory Bird Protection Act.

Audubon New York Statement on Governor Andrew Cuomo’s 2020 State of the State Address
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Audubon New York Statement on Governor Andrew Cuomo’s 2020 State of the State Address

— The proposed Revive Mother Nature bond act would provide funding to restore our streams, wetlands, and coasts and support the wildlife that depends on them.
Audubon New York Applauds $9.7 Million of Funding for Delaware River Watershed Restoration
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Audubon New York Applauds $9.7 Million of Funding for Delaware River Watershed Restoration

— The U.S. Congress is poised to approve funding for the protection, restoration and healthy growth of the nationally significant watershed, helping birds, people and local economies.
Audubon New York Commends New York State Proposal to Ban Polystyrene Packaging
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Audubon New York Commends New York State Proposal to Ban Polystyrene Packaging

— Some birds consume plastics because it looks like prey. We must take action to reduce pollution in our oceans and waterways.
Millions of Migratory Birds Catch a Break as NYC Passes Bird-Friendly Building Law
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Millions of Migratory Birds Catch a Break as NYC Passes Bird-Friendly Building Law

Construction of new buildings and major renovations to existing buildings will now be required to use bird-safe materials that greatly reduce collision risks to migratory birds.

New York City Passes a Landmark Bill to Make More Buildings Bird-Friendly
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New York City Passes a Landmark Bill to Make More Buildings Bird-Friendly

By a vote of 43-3, the City Council approved that all new construction must use materials that prevent avian fatalities.