Category: Memos

Conservatives Oppose Paid Surrogacy

The Conservative Party understands that most married couples are eager to have children, especially children who are genetically linked to them. For some couples, this has not been possible due to infertility or the inability of same-sex couples to reproduce. Now, 21st century medical advancements have made it possible for these couples to start families. […]

Conservatives Oppose Legislation that Undermines Women And People of Faith

Conservatives are united in strong opposition to the Democrat-sponsored “Equality Act” and the “Fairness for All Act.” The titles of these bills belie their consequences, which will undermine parental rights, and the pro-life and conscience rights of medical professionals, make environments inherently unfair, unequal, and unsafe for women and curtail religious freedom for both religious […]

Conservative Party Opposes Offering Problem Gamblers Casino Credit

S.5377 (Bonacic) would allow casinos to loan money to gamblers “to enable [them] to take part in gaming activity.” Such loans would be permissible in accordance with rules to be developed by the Gaming Commission. S.5377 would also allow casinos to cash checks for patrons who wish to use the proceeds of those checks for gambling […]

Conservative Party Opposes Increasing Legal Age To Purchase Tobacco Products

S.3978 (Savino)/A.273 (Rosenthal) raises the legal age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21. Bill proponents contend that passing the measure will prevent those under 21 from ever starting to smoke tobacco products. Advocates should remember that those under the age of 21 already largely understand the health risks associated with smoking. Warning labels have […]

Conservative Party Opposes Abortion Expansion Legislation

The Conservative Party of New York State is calling upon Members of the New York State Assembly to oppose abortion-expanding legislation known as the “Reproductive Health Act” (A.1748-Glick). The bill is scheduled for Assembly Codes and Health Committee votes on January 17, 2017. A full floor vote is anticipated as well. Bill proponents suggest this […]

Conservatives Stand Against Schneiderman’s Contraception Coverage Act

The Livingston County Conservative Party urges Members of the New York State Assembly to vote against the Comprehensive Contraception Coverage Act (A-1378-Cahill). The legislation is scheduled for Assembly Insurance and Code Committee votes on January 17, 2017. A floor vote is expected as well. New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s Comprehensive Contraception Coverage Act […]