The 2019-2020 session is history

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Marie Waldron
Marie Waldron. Valley News/Courtesy photo
Assemblymember Marie Waldron, Special to Valley News The 2019-2020 legislative session ended Monday, Aug. 31. During the two-year period, 5,423 bills of all types were introduced. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, we had two unexpected shutdowns, and in the last weeks, some members were absent and Senators were forced to vote remotely. At one point, there was an unsuccessful attempt to limit Senate debate to save time. In a normal year, the fate of much important legislation is often decided during the final few days, but this year was even more hectic. Even so, two of my bills passed right at the end. Assembly Bill 1304 supports successful reentry for those returning home from prison by helping to break the cycle of substance use and recidivism, save lives and provide a signifi
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