Issues: Authorities and Commissions

A statement from Sen. Griffo commending law enforcement, calling for review of policies after Dannemora prison break

Every day the two despicable inmates from the Dannemora prison facility were on the run brought yet another day of fears that the worst was yet to come from these violent and desperate individuals. Yet, more than three weeks later, it is with great relief and satisfaction that the bitter fates of these two escaped prisoners brought no further bloodshed than their own.

July 2, 2015
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Senator Ortt's Week in Review

June 23, 2015 - Take a minute to catch up on what's been happening in Senator Rob Ortt's Senate district. He rallied alongside Metro and Paratransit riders to speak out against the NFTA, supported local firefighters in a parade, cut the ribbon on a major bridge project and much more. 

July 2, 2015
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Progress Ahead for Former J.N. Adam Developmental Center

Recently-passed legislation directs the state to produce a report on the best uses for the property

 

ALBANY – The long-vacant J.N. Adam site could soon see progress toward development following action by the state Legislature.

 

June 24, 2015
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Kennedy & Peoples-Stokes Announce Passage of Bill Extending Authorization of Michigan Street African American Heritage Corridor Commission

Commission Was At Risk of Deauthorization by End of 2015 – Bill Provides Two-Year Extension 

Commission Vital to Progress on Buffalo’s East Side, Kennedy & Peoples-Stokes Urge Governor to Swiftly Sign Into Law 

June 18, 2015
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Committee Meeting: Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions  Senator Michael Ranzenhofer, Chair   Tuesday, May 12, 2015  Room 610 LOB

MEETING IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING SESSION

Printed No.

Sponsor

Title

215A

Martins

May 12, 4:20 PM - 4:44 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, April 27, 2015  Room 610 LOB

Printed No.

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691  Refer to Finance

Golden

An act to amend the public authorities law, in relation to exempting the metropolitan transportation authority from bond issuance charges

April 27, 1:30 PM - 1:35 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 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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3549

Parker

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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