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April 8, 2017
"This was a key piece of legislation that we incorporated to make sure that our 16- and 17-year-olds are treated fairly and that New York is not the last of 50 states to be able to recognize that kids should be treated as kids and not as adults," said Assemblymember Robert Rodriguez of the 2017-2018 New York State Budget, which also includes a middle-class tax cut, education and infrastructure investments and ride-sharing for Upstate New York.