Bill Parment

 

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Capitol Email:
parmenw@assembly.state.ny.us

Capitol Address
Legislative Office Building 547
Albany, NY 12248
Phone: 518-455-4511

District Address
Hotel Jamestown Building, Room 809
Jamestown, NY 14701
Phone: 716-664-7773

Assembly Member William L. Parment repeatedly refused to provide any responses to citizens on the issues through the 2008 Political Courage Test when asked to do so by national leaders of the political parties, prominent members of the media, Project Vote Smart President Richard Kimball, and Project Vote Smart staff.

VOTING RECORD

Agriculture Issues

06/08/2009 Amending Labor Laws for Farm Workers
A 1867
Y Bill Passed - House
(86 - 58)

Arts and Humanities

05/29/2007 Ticket Resale Price Cap Removal
A 7526
Y Bill Passed - House
(106 - 36)

Budget, Spending and Taxes

12/02/2009 2009-2010 Budget Amendments
A 40022
Y Bill Passed - House
(106 - 32)
06/01/2009 Government Consolidation Bill
A 8501
Y Bill Passed - House
(118 - 26)
03/31/2009 Budget Financing
A 156-B
N Bill Passed - House
(91 - 56)
03/31/2009 Budget Financing
A 157-B
N Bill Passed - House
(85 - 61)
03/31/2009 Budget Financing
A 158-B
N Bill Passed - House
(88 - 59)
03/31/2009 Budget Financing
A 159-B
N Bill Passed - House
(86 - 59)
02/03/2009 2008-2009 Budget Amendments
A 163-A
Y Bill Passed - House
(102 - 44)
02/03/2009 Budget Financing
S 249-A
Y Bill Passed - House
(104 - 42)
08/19/2008 Tax Law Amendments
A 11838
Y Bill Passed - House
(118 - 24)
06/24/2008 Mandatory Cigarette Taxation
A 11258
Y Bill Passed - House
(141 - 3)
05/07/2008 Foreclosure Assistance Finance
A 10083
N Bill Passed - House
(104 - 33)
04/09/2008 2008-2009 Legislative and Judiciary Budget
S 6801
N Bill Passed - House
(110 - 37)
04/09/2008 2008-2009 Budget Financing
S 6807
N Bill Passed - House
(107 - 41)
02/13/2008 New York Racing Association Funding
A 9998
N Bill Passed - House
(92 - 40)
03/31/2006 New York Legislature and Judiciary Budget 2006-2007
S 6451A
N Bill Passed - House
(136 - 6)
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Business and Consumer

02/02/2009 Increasing Income and Rent Threshold to Qualify for Rent Deregulation
A 860
N Bill Passed - House
(86 - 58)
02/02/2009 Expanding Rent Control Coverage
A 2005
N Bill Passed - House
(91 - 52)
02/02/2009 Reducing the Cap on Vacated Apartment Rent Increases
A 1686
N Bill Passed - House
(100 - 43)
06/24/2008 Mandatory Cigarette Taxation
A 11258
Y Bill Passed - House
(141 - 3)
05/29/2007 Ticket Resale Price Cap Removal
A 7526
Y Bill Passed - House
(106 - 36)

Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

12/02/2009 Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage
A 40003
Y Bill Passed - House
(88 - 51)
05/12/2009 Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage
A 7732
Y Bill Passed - House
(89 - 52)
06/19/2007 Same-Sex Marriage
A 8590
Y Bill Passed - House
(85 - 61)

Crime Issues

05/20/2009 Anti-Shackling Bill
S 1290
Y Bill Passed - House
(119 - 21)
03/06/2007 Sex Offender Management and Treatment Act
S 3318
Y Bill Passed - House
(127 - 19)
05/08/2006 Drug Law Reform and Drug Treatment
A 8098
N Bill Passed - House
(81 - 59)
01/09/2006 Assault Weapon Definition Amendments
A 2466
N Bill Passed - House
(87 - 47)
01/09/2006 Childproof Firearms Sales
A 2302
N Bill Passed - House
(91 - 44)

Drug Issues

05/08/2006 Drug Law Reform and Drug Treatment
A 8098
N Bill Passed - House
(81 - 59)

Education

06/17/2009 Extending City Board Jurisdiction Over New York City Schools
A 8903-A
Y Bill Passed - House
(129 - 18)

Federal, State, and Local Relations

06/17/2009 Extending City Board Jurisdiction Over New York City Schools
A 8903-A
Y Bill Passed - House
(129 - 18)
06/01/2009 Government Consolidation Bill
A 8501
Y Bill Passed - House
(118 - 26)
02/02/2009 Expanding Local Control Over Rent Laws
A 1688
N Bill Passed - House
(94 - 49)
06/24/2008 Mandatory Cigarette Taxation
A 11258
Y Bill Passed - House
(141 - 3)

Gambling and Gaming

02/13/2008 New York Racing Association Funding
A 9998
N Bill Passed - House
(92 - 40)

Gun Issues
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04/28/2009 Microstamping Requirement for Semiautomatic Pistols
A 6468
N Bill Passed - House
(94 - 47)
04/28/2009 Renewal Requirement for Pistol Licenses
A 801
N Bill Passed - House
(87 - 58)
05/08/2006 Drug Law Reform and Drug Treatment
A 8098
N Bill Passed - House
(81 - 59)
01/09/2006 Assault Weapon Definition Amendments
A 2466
N Bill Passed - House
(87 - 47)
01/09/2006 Childproof Firearms Sales
A 2302
N Bill Passed - House
(91 - 44)

Health Issues

05/20/2009 Anti-Shackling Bill
S 1290
Y Bill Passed - House
(119 - 21)
03/06/2007 Sex Offender Management and Treatment Act
S 3318
Y Bill Passed - House
(127 - 19)

Housing and Property Issues

02/02/2009 Increasing Income and Rent Threshold to Qualify for Rent Deregulation
A 860
N Bill Passed - House
(86 - 58)
02/02/2009 Expanding Local Control Over Rent Laws
A 1688
N Bill Passed - House
(94 - 49)
02/02/2009 Expanding Rent Control Coverage
A 2005
N Bill Passed - House
(91 - 52)
02/02/2009 Reducing the Cap on Vacated Apartment Rent Increases
A 1686
N Bill Passed - House
(100 - 43)
08/19/2008 Tax Law Amendments
A 11838
Y Bill Passed - House
(118 - 24)
05/07/2008 Foreclosure Relief
A 9695
Y Bill Passed - House
(126 - 11)
05/07/2008 Mortgage Bill of Rights
A 10219
Y Bill Passed - House
(122 - 15)
05/07/2008 Foreclosure and Lending
A 8972
Y Bill Passed - House
(113 - 21)
05/07/2008 Foreclosure Assistance Finance
A 10083
N Bill Passed - House
(104 - 33)

Indigenous Peoples

06/24/2008 Mandatory Cigarette Taxation
A 11258
Y Bill Passed - House
(141 - 3)

Labor

06/08/2009 Amending Labor Laws for Farm Workers
A 1867
Y Bill Passed - House
(86 - 58)

Legal Issues
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05/07/2008 Foreclosure Relief
A 9695
Y Bill Passed - House
(126 - 11)
05/07/2008 Mortgage Bill of Rights
A 10219
Y Bill Passed - House
(122 - 15)
05/07/2008 Foreclosure and Lending
A 8972
Y Bill Passed - House
(113 - 21)
05/07/2008 Foreclosure Assistance Finance
A 10083
N Bill Passed - House
(104 - 33)
03/06/2007 Sex Offender Management and Treatment Act
S 3318
Y Bill Passed - House
(127 - 19)

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

12/02/2009 Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage
A 40003
Y Bill Passed - House
(88 - 51)
05/12/2009 Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage
A 7732
Y Bill Passed - House
(89 - 52)
06/19/2007 Same-Sex Marriage
A 8590
Y Bill Passed - House
(85 - 61)

Transportation Issues

06/22/2009 Albany Parking Permits
A 1039
Y Bill Passed - House
(99 - 42)

Welfare and Poverty

02/02/2009 Reducing the Cap on Vacated Apartment Rent Increases
A 1686
N Bill Passed - House
(100 - 43)
05/07/2008 Foreclosure Relief
A 9695
Y Bill Passed - House
(126 - 11)
05/07/2008 Mortgage Bill of Rights
A 10219
Y Bill Passed - House
(122 - 15)
05/07/2008 Foreclosure and Lending
A 8972
Y Bill Passed - House
(113 - 21)
05/07/2008 Foreclosure Assistance Finance
A 10083
N Bill Passed - House
(104 - 33)

Women's Issues
 

05/20/2009 Anti-Shackling Bill
S 1290
Y Bill Passed - House
(119 - 21)


Vote Key
 
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Yea
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Not Voting, Excused, Absent, or Present
Pair Yea
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Abortion Issues

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2004  Based on voting records and a questionnaire in 2004, NARAL Pro-Choice New York considers the position of Assembly Member Parment to be pro-choice.

2003-2006  Based on a point system, with points assigned for actions in support of or in opposition to New York State Right to Life Committee's position, Assembly Member Parment received a rating of 66.

2002  Based on voting records and a questionnaire in 2002, NARAL Pro-Choice New York considers the position of Assembly Member Parment to be pro-choice.

2000  Based on voting records and a questionnaire by NARAL Pro-Choice New York in 2000, Assembly Member Parment voted or expressed the organization's preferred position 100 percent of the time.

1999-2002  Assembly Member Parment supported the interests of the New York State Right to Life Committee 0 percent in 1999-2002.

1999-2001  Assembly Member Parment supported the interests of the New York State Right to Life Committee 0 percent in 1999-2001.

Animal Rights and Wildlife Issues

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2007-2008  Assembly Member Parment supported the interests of the Humane Society of New York 70 percent in 2007-2008.

2003-2004  Assembly Member Parment supported the interests of the Humane Society of New York 42 percent in 2003-2004.

Business and Consumers

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2007-2008  Based on a point system, with points assigned for actions in support of or in opposition to New York National Federation of Independent Business's position, Assembly Member Parment received a rating of 60.

2006  Assembly Member Parment supported the interests of the Business Council of New York State, Inc. C percent in 2006.

2006  Assembly Member Parment supported the interests of the New York National Federation of Independent Business 64 percent in 2006.

2003-2004  Assembly Member Parment supported the interests of the New York National Federation of Independent Business 33 percent in 2003-2004.

2001-2002  Assembly Member Parment supported the interests of the New York National Federation of Independent Business 55 percent in 2001-2002.

1999-2000  Assembly Member Parment supported the interests of the New York National Federation of Independent Business 70 percent in 1999-2000.

1997-1998  Assembly Member Parment supported the interests of the New York National Federation of Independent Business 82 percent in 1997-1998.

1996  On the votes that New York National Federation of Independent Business considered to be the most important in 1996, Assembly Member Parment voted their preferred position 77 percent of the time.

Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

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2000  Assembly Member Parment supported the interests of the Empire State Pride Agenda 100 percent in 2000.

1998  Assembly Member Parment supported the interests of the Empire State Pride Agenda 75 percent in 1998.

1997  Assembly Member Parment supported the interests of the New York Civil Liberties Union 75 percent in 1997.

1997  Assembly Member Parment supported the interests of the New York Civil Liberties Union 75 percent in 1997.

1996  Assembly Member Parment supported the interests of the New York Civil Liberties Union 60 percent in 1996.

Conservative

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2008  Assembly Member Parment supported the interests of the Conservative Party of New York State 20 percent in 2008.

2007  Based on a point system, with points assigned for actions in support of or in opposition to Conservative Party of New York State's position, Assembly Member Parment received a rating of 52.

2006  Assembly Member Parment supported the interests of the Conservative Party of New York State 56 percent in 2006.

2005  Assembly Member Parment supported the interests of the Conservative Party of New York State 48 percent in 2005.

2004  Assembly Member Parment supported the interests of the Conservative Party of New York State 40 percent in 2004.

2003  Assembly Member Parment supported the interests of the Conservative Party of New York State 23 percent in 2003.

1998  Assembly Member Parment supported the interests of the Christian Coalition of New York 57 percent in 1998.

1998  Assembly Member Parment supported the interests of the Conservative Union 60 percent in 1998.

1997  Assembly Member Parment supported the interests of the Conservative Union 47.61 percent in 1997.

Environmental Issues

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2008  Based on a point system, with points assigned for actions in support of or in opposition to EPL-Environmental Advocates's position, Assembly Member Parment received a rating of 76.

2007  Based on a point system, with points assigned for actions in support of or in opposition to EPL-Environmental Advocates's position, Assembly Member Parment received a rating of 76.

2006  Assembly Member Parment supported the interests of the EPL-Environmental Advocates 73 percent in 2006.

2005  Assembly Member Parment supported the interests of the EPL-Environmental Advocates 87 percent in 2005.

2004  Assembly Member Parment supported the interests of the EPL-Environmental Advocates 83 percent in 2004.

2003  Assembly Member Parment supported the interests of the EPL-Environmental Advocates 83 percent in 2003.

2002  Assembly Member Parment supported the interests of the EPL-Environmental Advocates 80 percent in 2002.

2001  Assembly Member Parment supported the interests of the EPL-Environmental Advocates 89 percent in 2001.

2000  Assembly Member Parment supported the interests of the EPL-Environmental Advocates 92 percent in 2000.

1999  Assembly Member Parment supported the interests of the EPL-Environmental Advocates 78 percent in 1999.

1997  Assembly Member Parment supported the interests of the EPL-Environmental Advocates 77 percent in 1997.

Gun Issues

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2008  In 2008 National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund gave Assembly Member Parment a grade of D.

2008  In 2008 New Yorkers Against Gun Violence gave Assembly Member Parment a grade of F, in its scorecard for candidates seeking office in 2008.

2006  Based on lifetime voting records on gun issues and the results of a questionnaire sent to all state legislative candidates in 2006, the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund assigned Assembly Member Parment a grade of A (with grades ranging from a high of A+ to a low of F).

2004  Based on lifetime voting records on gun issues and the results of a questionnaire sent to all state legislative candidates in 2004, the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund assigned Assembly Member Parment a grade of A (with grades ranging from a high of A+ to a low of F).

2004  Assembly Member Parment supported the interests of the New Yorkers Against Gun Violence 20 percent in 2004.

2002  Based on lifetime voting records on gun issues and the results of a questionnaire sent to all state legislative candidates in 2002, the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund assigned Assembly Member Parment a grade of A (with grades ranging from a high of A+ to a low of F).

2002  Assembly Member Parment supported the interests of the New York Gun Owners of America 100 percent in 2002.

2002  Assembly Member Parment supported the interests of the New Yorkers Against Gun Violence 0 percent in 2002.

2000  Based on lifetime voting records on gun issues and the results of a questionnaire sent to all state legislative candidates in 2000, the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund assigned Assembly Member Parment a grade of A+ (with grades ranging from a high of A+ to a low of F).

1998  Based on a questionnaire and the votes that National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund considered to be the most important in 1998, they have assigned Assembly Member Parment a grade of A+ (with grades ranging from a high of A++ to a low of F-).

1998  Assembly Member Parment supported the interests of the New York Gun Owners of America 100 percent in 1998.

Labor

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2003-2004  Assembly Member Parment supported the interests of the Public Employees Federation 100 percent in 2003-2004.

2001-2002  Assembly Member Parment supported the interests of the New York AFL-CIO 90 percent in 2001-2002.

1999-2000  Assembly Member Parment supported the interests of the New York AFL-CIO 100 percent in 1999-2000.

Liberal

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2006  Based on a point system, with points assigned for actions in support of or in opposition to New York City Americans for Democratic Action's position, Assembly Member Parment received a rating of 20.

1996  Assembly Member Parment supported the interests of the New York City Americans for Democratic Action 82 percent in 1996.

1995  On the votes that New York City Americans for Democratic Action considered to be the most important in 1995, Assembly Member Parment voted their preferred position 77 percent of the time.

Social Issues

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2001-2005  Assembly Member Parment supported the interests of the Drum Major Institute for Public Policy 86 percent in 2001-2005.

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Donations by Sector

Uncoded $4,850
Labor $3,880
Unitemized Contributions $2,405
Lawyers & Lobbyists $2,300
Party $2,300
Health $1,100
Construction $1,000
Energy & Natural Resources $800
Finance, Insurance & Real Estate $800
Agriculture $300
Transportation $300
General Business $200
Non-Contributions $96
Total: $20,331

2006

Labor $5,950
Uncoded $4,250
Unitemized Contributions $3,615
Lawyers & Lobbyists $2,800
Health $2,500
General Business $1,800
Transportation $900
Finance, Insurance & Real Estate $900
Agriculture $900
Government Agencies/Education/Other $600
Construction $300
Party $150
Non-Contributions $84
Total: $24,749

2004

Labor $12,327
Unitemized Contributions $8,091
Uncoded $7,630
Party $4,750
Health $4,119
Lawyers & Lobbyists $2,000
Agriculture $1,600
Finance, Insurance & Real Estate $1,400
General Business $1,050
Energy & Natural Resources $1,000
Construction $800
Non-Contributions $777
Government Agencies/Education/Other $700
Transportation $700
Communications & Electronics $200
Total: $47,144

2002

Unitemized Contributions $5,765
Labor $5,050
Uncoded $5,000
Lawyers & Lobbyists $2,500
Health $1,750
General Business $1,500
Finance, Insurance & Real Estate $1,400
Party $1,000
Transportation $1,000
Construction $900
Agriculture $650
Communications & Electronics $200
Government Agencies/Education/Other $200
Non-Contributions $71
Total: $26,986

2000

Uncoded $9,150
Unitemized Contributions $6,463
Party $3,100
Labor $1,100
Finance, Insurance & Real Estate $700
Energy & Natural Resources $500
Construction $450
Health $450
Transportation $329
Ideology/Single Issue $250
Lawyers & Lobbyists $250
Communications & Electronics $250
Agriculture $250
General Business $200
Candidate Contributions $129
Non-Contributions $119
Total: $23,690



 

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