Cuomo rolls out his 2020 legislative wish list

Cuomo rolls out his 2020 legislative wish list

ALBANY, N.Y. (WWNY) - Gov. Andrew Cuomo has rolled out more than a dozen proposals for his 2020 State of the State agenda.

Earlier this month, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the date for his State of the State address.

Since then, his office has been putting out proposals for legislation he wants passed in in the coming year.

It starts with strengthening the state's gun laws.

Cuomo wants to stop people from receiving a New York state gun license if they commit a serious crime in another state.

The crime would have to be similar to one that would disqualify a person from getting a gun if they committed it in New York.

To fight the growing opioid problem, Cuomo has proposed legislation banning fentanyl analogs, a synthetic opioid.

Cuomo's proposal comes as fentanyl-related deaths have leaped by more than 100 percent in most of the state in recent years.

There have been more than 10 apparent overdose deaths in Jefferson County this year.

Fentanyl analogs are not illegal in New York state.

Cuomo also wants an automatic recount triggered in close elections.

The new legislation would require an automatic recount in all statewide elections where the margin of victory for the candidate or ballot proposition is two-tenths of a percent or less.

Recounts would also have to be done manually.

Cuomo also lays out a plan to create more transparency in health care costs.

It would create a consumer-friendly website called NY Health Compare.

There, New Yorkers can compare the cost and quality of health care procedures at hospitals around the state.

A proposal for legislation to ban flavored e-cigarettes was announced Sunday. It would make permenent emergency regulations adopted by state health officials in September.

All of Cuomo’s proposals can be found at governor.ny.gov/news.

The State of the State address will take place on January 8 at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center in Albany.

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