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Memo of Opposition: Bill would waste taxpayer dollars, would not protect women, girls in sports

Amanda Agallipeau June 25, 2024

Memorandum of Opposition  

Bill would waste taxpayer dollars, would not protect women, girls in sports 

Proposed Nassau County Bill 121-24 

 

Empire Justice Center writes in strong opposition to Nassau County Bill 121-24, “Fairness for Women and Girls in Sports.” From an economic perspective, this legislation is a waste of taxpayer dollars and from a community safety perspective, it does nothing to protect or promote women and girls in sports.   

The County Executive’s prior attempt to do this has already resulted in lawsuits, the costs of which have already been borne by county taxpayers. This latest attempt by the legislature is certain to have the same results. If passed, this legislation will also cost Nassau County considerable tax dollars which could instead be spent on improvements to sports for women and girls: improving facilities and purchasing equipment and uniforms, paying the salaries of coaches, or promoting existing programming. This proposal will likely also impact county revenue by decreasing the number of teams and groups who will use Nassau County facilities, and thus limiting revenue stream…

 

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