The state Senate today will consider eight of the 10 bills in the Women’s Equality Agenda, a package of measures first introduced by Gov. Andrew Cuomo in 2013.

Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos confirmed in an interview the chamber will vote on the bills today, the second official day of the legislative session.

As expected, the Republican conference will not allow a vote on the provision aimed at codify the Roe v. Wade decision in state law.

Opponents of the abortion plank, like Skelos, call that proposal an “expansion” of existing abortion regulations in the state, a charge the supporters vehemently deny, saying it simply enhances the law should the U.S. Supreme Court ever roll back the original ruling.

“We will not be taking that provision up,” Skelos said. “The other planks or bills have been passed twice in house I think unanimous. So we’ll be bringing them up today.”

The remaining bills in the initial 10-point plan deal address pay equity, housing and employment discrimination as well as aim to curtail domestic abuse and human trafficking.

A version of the legislation cracking down on domestic violence was previously signed into law.

Cuomo also previously approved an anti-human trafficking piece in October.

Since Cuomo’s introduction of the bills, the agenda has turned into something of a political football for the state Senate, currently under Republican control, and the state Assembly.

In the Democratic-led Assembly, the omnibus version has passed with the abortion plank included.

The Senate, however, has approved the legislation in a piecemeal fashion save for the Roe v. Wade bill.

When the chamber was controlled by a coalition of Republicans and Democrats, Senate IDC Leader Jeff Klein in 2013 sought to attach the abortion provision to a health-related bill as an amendment, a procedural move that failed.

Passing the legislation now for the Senate Republicans seemingly is a way to remove the thorny social issue early in the legislative session.

Cuomo campaigned heavily on the women’s agenda in 2014 as he ran for re-election, going as far as to create a “Women’s Equality Party” ballot line for himself and his running mate, Kathy Hochul.

The Democratic ticket received more than 50,000 votes on the women-theme ballot line, giving it automatic status in the new election cycle.

Nevertheless, several Democratic Senate candidates running in key races sought the ballot line, but failed to file the qualifying petition signatures.