2017 Constituent Survey

Please find a constituent survey below that will allow you to provide input on the issues that are important to you and subjects that may come up during the next legislative session.

Your survey responses help guide my work as your representative in the New York State Assembly. I look forward to receiving your input.


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1.
On the issue of voter engagement and turnout, would you be in support of an effort to implement early voting and allowing 16 and 17-year olds to pre-register to vote so that upon turning 18 they are automatically added to the voter rolls?
(Select one)

Yes
No
2.
Medicaid is generally the highest cost to county governments. It would cost the state $2.3 billion to take over Medicaid management from the fifty-five counties outside New York City. Would you be willing to assume the cost of a state takeover in the State budget if it meant either an increase in State taxes or decrease in State services in order to lower your local property taxes?
(Select one)

Yes
No
3.
Maintaining and growing our infrastructure is an important issue that impacts us all. Please rank the following in order of priority (1-highest to 4-lowest)
(Rank of 1 is highest, or most important)

Bridges
Water
Sewer
Roads
4.
Do you support legislation that would permit ridesharing companies (such as Uber or Lyft) to operate in the Capital Region?
(Select one)

Yes
No
5.
Knowing that 75% of heroin dependencies start with legal prescription opioid products and knowing we need more funding for treatment and recovery:
Would you support a tax on prescriptions in the amount of 2 cents per prescription to help fund opioid treatment and recovery centers?
(Select one)

Yes
No
Would you support a surcharge paid by the pharmaceutical industry to increase funding for treatment and recovery?
(Select one)

Yes
No
6.
Would you support a bill that would allow a doctor to prescribe medication that a terminally ill person could take to end his/her life provided that the person would have to self-administer the medication, witnesses must verify that the person has chosen to end his/her life, and other protections were in place?
(Select one)

Yes
No
7.
Knowing that this would not apply to violent felonies, should 16 and 17 year olds charged with a crime be able to be tried as adults?
If the crime is a misdemeanor (minor) crime, should they be tried as adults?
(Select one)

Yes
No
If the crime is a non-violent felony, should they be tried as adults?
(Select one)

Yes
No
8.
Should New York clear a criminal misdemeanor conviction record of possessing a small amount of marijuana for personal, non-medical use provided that the person convicted does not reoffend for 12 months?
(Select one)

Yes
No
9.
The 2% real property tax cap is calculated using a formula that takes into account the rate of inflation. The result of factoring in inflation means that the actual cap is lower which limits the revenue that the municipalities are collecting.
In lieu of what is in practice, would you support a 2% tax cap that does not factor in inflation?
(Select one)

Yes
No
10.
In the legislature, we are working to significantly strengthen New York State’s ethics laws. Which of the following reforms would you support? (check any that apply)
(Check all that apply)

Institution of term limits for legislators. If so, how many years should legislators be able to serve? 8 years – 10 years – 12 years
Pension forfeiture for any public official convicted of a crime related to his or her office
Limiting of outside income for legislators
Closing the LLC loophole to limit the influence of special interests in political campaigns
11.
In his annual State of the State address, Governor Cuomo proposed a plan to provide free college tuition for New York State residents to in-state public universities. Do you support this plan?
(Select one)

Yes
No
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If you have any other comments/thoughts/suggestions, please feel free to add them here: