Another 46 bills were sent to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s desk Wednesday, including a ban on novelty lighters in New York and an expansion of restrictions on custody rights for someone who conceives a child through sexual assault.
With the state Senate formally transmitting the bills to Cuomo, it starts a 10-day clock—excluding Sundays—for the governor to approve or reject each piece of legislation. In all, there are 67 bills currently on Cuomo’s desk, including the 21 sent to him by the Assembly earlier this week.
Among those awaiting approval:
- S5069A, which would require a court to presume that attackers who conceive a child through sexual assault should not have custody rights. The bill was sponsored by Assemblywoman Amy Paulin, D-Scarsdale, Westchester County, and Senate Republican Leader Dean Skelos, R-Nassau County.
- S933A, which formally bans the sale or distribution of lighters shaped like toys, guns or other novelty items.
- S267, which would allow roadside market stands to sell wine from up to two farm wineries, so long as they’re within 20 miles of the stand.
Here’s the list of the bills sent to Cuomo by the Senate. The Assembly’s list can be found here.