Governor Cuomo’s State of the State Proposals

January 7, 2020

Below is the complete list of Governor Cuomo’s 2020 State of the State (SOS) Proposals to date.  The Governor’s SOS address will take place tomorrow, 1/8/2020 at 1:30 pm.  We’ll provide a link to the broadcast live shortly.

1 – Preventing Individuals Who Commit a Serious

Crime in Another State from Owning a Gun in New York

2 – Banning Fentanyl Analogs to Further Combat the

Opioid Epidemic

3 – Mandating Automatic Manual Recounts in Close


4 – Closing the Rape Intoxication Loophole

5 – Banning the Use of Single-Use Styrofoam Food

Containers in New York State

6 – Lowering Prescription Drug Prices for All New

Yorkers through Comprehensive Three-Part Plan

7 – Advancing the Strongest Net Neutrality Protections

in the United States

8 – Protecting Consumers from Abusive Debt Collectors

9 – Cracking Down on Retailers Who Sell Illegal


10 – Eliminating the Pink Tax

11 – Legislation to Prevent Sexual Predators from Using

Social Media, Dating Apps and Video Games to Exploit Children

12 – Making The “New York Buy American” Act Permanent

13 – Developing an Innovative Strategy to Build High

Speed Rail in New York

14 – Increasing Transparency in Healthcare Costs

15 – Legislation Banning Flavored Nicotine Vaping

Products and Vaping Ads Aimed at Youth

16 – Legalizing Gestational Surrogacy

17 – Combating the Scourge of Robocalls

18 – Banning Untraceable “Ghost Guns” by Requiring

Firearm Parts be Treated as Guns and have a Serial Number

19 – Growing New York’s Craft Beverage Manufacturing Industry

by Reforming Antiquated Prohibition Era Laws

20 – Passing the First-in-the-Nation Inclusive Equal Rights Amendment

21 – Expanding Access to Safe and Affordable Financial Services

22 – Preserving 4,000 Acres of Land in the Mid-Hudson Valley

23 – Investing $9 Million in Unmanned Aerial System Experimentation

and Test Facility at Griffiss International Airport

24 – Industry-Leading High Technology Companies to Create More Than

700 Jobs in and Near Rochester’s Downtown Innovation Zone

25 – Protecting the Health of Lake George’s Waters

26 – Rebuilding the Mid-Station Lodge at Whiteface Mountain

27 – Transferring Pier 76 Tow Pound to Hudson River Park for Reuse

28 – Transforming Buffalo’s North Aud Block

29 – $300 Million Plan to Reimagine the Iconic Erie Canal

30 – Creating a 21st Century Empire Station Complex in Manhattan

31 – Creating the State’s First Comprehensive Education and Workforce

Training Center in Syracuse

32 – Expanding New York’s $175 Million Workforce Development

Initiative to Meet Emerging Job Demand