Sen. Brad Hoylman’s office on Thursday announced he had re-introduced the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination with its largest co-sponsor list in the bill’s history.

The measure, meant to codify protections for transgender individuals in New York in housing and the workplace as well as other facets of life, is expected to gain a vote in the state Senate as Democrats gain control of the chamber.

The bill has 39 lawmakers co-sponsor it, comprising the entire Democratic conference.

“It’s 2019 and New York is the only state in the northeast without statutory protections for its transgender citizens, including hate crimes,” Hoylman, a Manhattan Democrat, said in a statement. “After a protracted 16-year battle, the Democratic majority will finally be able to shield transgender and gender-nonconforming New Yorkers from discrimination and hate.”

The bill is expected to easily pass in the Democratic-led Assembly where it has for the last 10 years.