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In-Depth: A look at a package of passed NY bills

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Updated: June 11, 2021 07:28 AM
Created: June 11, 2021 07:16 AM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC)— News10NBC is giving you an In-Depth look at some of the legislation heading to the Governor's desk.

On the last day of legislation Thursday the Assembly and Senate both passed a package of bills.

Some of the measures tighten the state's gun laws and hold gunmakers and shops partly responsible for crimes involving guns. The measures would also create a research institute to track gun violence.

The sale of ghost guns and unlicensed gun parts would also be banned.

It's also getting easier to vote in New York, as under the legislation, the Board of Elections is required to designate early voting polling places based on the number of registered voters in each county. This bill came about after legislators witnessed long lines for the 2020 Presidential Election. 

If the Governor signs off, there will be an increase in polling sites and longer hours. 

Lawmakers also passed a bill that would make sure government documents include transgender, non-binary and intersex individuals. Applicants for a driver's license would be able to designate their sex as female, male, or x.

it also makes updating ID documents easier and less expensive.

Now, people need a doctor's note to change gender markers.
 


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