Tomorrow the New York state Senate Judiciary Committee votes on the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA) after having been twice passed by the state Assembly. It appears that there are enough votes in the full Senate for GENDA to pass, should it get out of committee. Via Dr. Jillian Weiss at Bilerico, here’s a rundown of the vote and contact information for the uncommitted state Senators:
There are 23 members on the committee, so 12 yes votes would be needed to send the bill to the floor for a full Senate vote. Advocates for the bill say there are 11 yes votes, and 6 unconfirmed. In the full New York Senate, with 62 members, there are 32 yes votes and 15 unconfirmed. If the Judiciary vote proceeds tomorrow and is positive, and the bill is scheduled for a Senate floor vote, New York State could see a gender identity protection bill pass into law this year.
DeFrancisco — Onandaga County (518-455-3511 Email – Facebook)Saland — Columbia, Dutchess Counties (518-455-2411 Email – Facebook) LaValle — Suffolk County (518-455-3121 Email – Facebook) Winner — Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben, Tompkins, Yates Counties (518-455-2091Email – Facebook) Lanza — Richmond (518-455-3215 Email – Facebook) Leibell — Dutchess, Putnam, Westchester Counties (518-455-3111 Email)