A5630A Weinstein Amends the General Obligations Law
This bill simplifies the current power of attorney form, allows for substantially conforming language, adds safe-harbor provisions, and allows for damages against unreasonable refusal. Additionally, the bill allows for signature at the direction of the principal, raises an agent’s power to make aggregate gifts for a calendar year from $500 to $5,000, clarifies an agent’s obligation to keep records and receipts, and clarifies an agent’s authority related to financial matters related to health care.

S8835 Sepulveda – Amends the Public Health Law [Delivered to the Governor]
This bill limits immunities created under the 2020-2021 State Budget to only those health care professionals providing diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19 confirmed or suspected patients.

A5991A Weinstein – Amends the Civil Rights Law and the Civil Practice Law and Rules
This bill amends the protections of New York Anti-SLAPP law to protect citizens from litigation that is intended to silence the exercise of free speech rights and the right to petition about matters of public interest.

A2176A Solages – “Protect Our Courts Act” Amends the Civil Rights and the Judiciary Law
This bill amends the civil rights law and judiciary law to facilitate continued access to the court system without fear of immigration-related consequences.

S5959D Savino – Amends the Civil Rights Law
This bill establishes the right of publicity and creates a private right of action for unlawful dissemination or publication of sexually explicit depictions of an individual.

S7082 Hoylman – Amends the Civil Practice Law and Rules
This bill extends for one year the statutory period which otherwise time-barred civil claims revived by the “Child Victims Act” may be initiated.

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