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Legislative Committee Update - March 2018

The NYSABA’s Legislative Committee has a new chair, Sally M. Izquierdo. Sally is a Doctoral Student in the Behavior Analysis Training Area at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Sally was asked to join the committee in 2016 as a legislative intern. Under the leadership of Kim Shamoun (chair) and Debbi Napolitano (co-chair), Sally gained knowledge and hands on experience developing many of the tools needed to advance the committee’s advocacy efforts. She will continue to move us further toward our goal of lifting the scope restriction for Licensed Behavior Analysts making quality ABA delivered by LBA’s accessible to all New Yorkers, not just those with a diagnosis of autism. A special thanks to Kim and Debbi. Their time, commitment, passion and contributions moved us forward to where we are today.

The work continues, and we need you! Spring is coming......really it is, and we are making plans to hold the 2018 Spring Lobbying Day in Albany on May 7th.

Please register by following the link below to attend with us!!

Please see below the current listing of co-sponsors for our bills. Let’s work together to grow them. If your elected officials are not listed, we urge you to reach out, educate and ask them to co-sponsor S-4599 or A-7632. View the 2018 Local Lobbying Flyer for helpful information.

One last thing. The Legislative Committee meets on the first Monday of the month. We welcome your input. Please feel free to contact us at

Senate Co-Sponsors S-4599

Simcha Felder

Pamela Helming

Jesse Hamilton

Robert Ortt

Diane Savino

Assembly Co-Sponsors Bill A-7632

Matthew Titone

Robert Oaks

James Skoufis

Michaelle Solages

Mark Johns

Mary Beth Walsh

Clifford Crouch

Harry Bronson


The New York State Association for Behavior Analysis Inc. (NYSABA) is the state chapter of the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI), an international organization devoted to the study of the experimental analysis of behavior.


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The New York State Association for Behavior Analysis is proud to be an Affiliate Chapter of the Association for Behavior Analysis International and the Association for Professional Behavior Analysts