Issues: Authorities and Commissions

Committee Meeting: Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions  Senator Michael Ranzenhofer, Chair  1:30 PM, Monday, March 30, 2015  Room 124 CAP

March 30, 1:30 PM - 2:58 PM
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Committee Meeting: Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions  Senator Michael Ranzenhofer, Chair  1:30 PM, Monday, March 23, 2015  Room 610 LOB

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An act to amend the not-for-profit corporation law, in relation to disposition of unclaimed cremated remains of a veteran

March 23, 1:30 PM - 1:36 PM
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Senate Passes Bills to Require Review of State Rules & Regulations

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma) announces the Senate has approved legislation that would require the state to review existing rules, regulations and licensing procedures that apply to businesses and other entities throughout New York.  The bills (S.401 & S.406), which were introduced by Senator Gallivan, would establish a task force to examine the rulemaking process and require a five year review of all rules under the State Administrative Procedure Act.

March 19, 2015
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Committee Meeting: Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Senator Michael Ranzenhofer, Chair 1:30 PM, Monday, March 9, 2015 Room 610 LOB

March 9, 1:30 PM - 1:33 PM
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ADDABBO QUESTIONS ACTING STATE EDUCATION COMMISSIONER ABOUT IMPLEMENTATION OF COMMON CORE, TEACHER EVALUATION SYSTEM

Queens, NY (March 5, 2015) – At a recent meeting of the Senate Education Committee, State Senator Joseph Addabbo, Jr., a longtime committee member, had the opportunity to directly question Acting State Education Department (SED) Commissioner Beth Berlin, as well as other SED representatives, about a variety of important issues related to New York’s teach

March 5, 2015
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ADDABBO QUESTIONS DIVISION OF HOMELAND SECURITY AND EMERGENCY SERVICES REPRESENTATIVES ABOUT EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS EFFORTS

Queens, NY (March 3, 2015) –  State Senator Joseph Addabbo, Jr. raised a number of issues related to emergency preparedness with representatives of the State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES) at a recent legislative hearing to examine the broad Public Protection aspects of the proposed 2015-2016 New York State Executive Budget. 

March 3, 2015
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Committee Meeting: Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions  Senator Michael Ranzenhofer, Chair  1:30 PM, Wednesday, February 25, 2015  Room 610 LOB

February 25, 1:30 PM - 1:34 PM
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State Senator Jeff Klein and NYC Councilman Ritchie Torres release “Worst Landlord in NYC?” joint investigative report detailing deplorable conditions in NYCHA buildings

Elected Officials and Housing Advocates call  for state funding with stronger accountability to repair and upgrade NYC’s public housing stock

New York, NY – State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) and New York City Councilman Ritchie Torres (D-Bronx) today released a joint report, “Worst Landlord in NYC?” detailing the deteriorating conditions of some of the New York City Housing Authority’s developments throughout the five boroughs.

February 12, 2015
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State Senator Gustavo Rivera Hosts Black History Month Celebration

 In honor of the countless contributions that African-Americans have made to our country, State Senator Gustavo Rivera, the Montefiore Health System, Health First and the Claremont Community Center will host a Black History Month Celebration on Saturday, February 7th from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM.

February 7, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Committee Meeting: Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Senator Michael Ranzenhofer, Chair 1:30 PM, Monday, February 2, 2015 Room 610 LOB

February 2, 1:30 PM - 1:34 PM
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Chanukah is the celebration of Miracles!

"Chanukah is the celebration of miracles, a reminder that all things are possible," Senator Parker said.  "As you celebrate the spirit of Chanukah with friends and family, I wish you health, happiness and good fortune." The holiday celebrates a legendary victory of the Maccabees, a band of Jews, over a Greek army that occupied the Holy Land.  After the battle, the victorious Maccabees found only a one day supply of oil in the temple to light the lamps.  But the oil burned miraculously for eight days, the story says.

December 17, 2014
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Buffalo News: Surplus could close $39 million Thruway gap

Toll hike seems unlikely as officials meet to see if state windfall can solve agency budget deficit

By  | News Political Reporter

December 17, 2014
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Times Union: Open Internet access imperative

By Martin Malave Dilan, CommentaryThe Federal Communications Commission is struggling to reach an agreement on if, and how much your Internet access provider can limit your access to online content and what content it can limit. In a nutshell, that's the Net Neutrality debate. And the FCC has opened that debate as it weighs the merger America's top two broadband Internet service providers.I proffer the following: There is no acceptable business model for the control over access to information; and there is no acceptable policy with regards to who deems, or what they deem, as "commercially acceptable" or "preferential" regarding information and access to it.

October 1, 2014
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Legislative Notebook: State Initiatives of Interest to Veterans

Here is a partial listing of bills I have supported this session to aid New York’s former servicemen and servicewomen. These initiatives will now go to Governor Cuomo for final action.

-- Legislation I co-sponsored was passed by both houses (S.7839, first introduced as S.4714)) to extend the Military Service Credit Law of 2000 to all veterans who have served in the military. Right now, public employees who served in the armed forces may purchase up to three years of pension credit only if their military service occurred during specified conflicts. This measure will expand this opportunity to public employee veterans who also served their country in peacetime.

June 26, 2014
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Senate Passes New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) Reform Legislation Sponsored By Senator Perkins

On Thursday, June 19th the Senate passed S.1550-B, legislation sponsored by Senator Perkins to ensure absolute responsibility at NYCHA, by making them subject to the oversight of the Authorities Budget Office (ABO) including standards with respect to--operating transparency, financial accountability, board governance best practices, State Comptroller approval of contracts, whistleblower protections, MWBE participation and land dispoition oversight.

The full remarks of the Senator follow:

June 25, 2014
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Confirmed Nominees for the State Insurance Fund

Joseph A. Guistino of East Northport

Charles B. Macleod of Northport

Shelia A. Stamps of Manhattan

Kenneth R. Theobalds of New Rochelle

Alexis E. Thomas of Brooklyn

June 20, 2014
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Confirmed Nominees for the Citizen's Policy and Complaint Review Council

Charles Burkes of Albany

Hernan Carvente of Johnstown

Donald Nadler of Johnstown

Martin Stanton of Cohoes

June 17, 2014
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Confirmed Nominees for the Palisades Interstate Park Commission

Daniel Bryce O’Brien II of Bedford

Jeannette Andreasen Redden of Manhattan

June 17, 2014
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Confirmed Nominees for the Long Island State Park, Recreation & Historic Preservation Commission

George Bartunek of Calverton

David Bender of Middle Island

Ruth F. Douzinas of Manhattan

Kevin G. Gershowitz of Melville

Richard H. Remmer of Oakdale

June 17, 2014
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Confirmed Nominees for the Behavioral Health Services Advisory Council

April Critelli of Glenville

Robert Cruz of Manhattan

Ralph Fasano of Northport

Sharon Gillette of Plattsburgh

John Kastan of Brooklyn

Scott S. Lavigne of Penfield

John D. Lee of Rochester

Glenn A. Martin of Forest Hills

Michael N. Martin of North Tonawanda

Deborah Mayo of Stony Brook

Grant Mitchell of Golden’s Bridge

Andrew S. Roberts of Manhattan

James P. Scordo of Watertown

Euphemia Strauchn-Adams of Staten Island

Susan Wheeler of Whitney Point

June 17, 2014
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