Issues: Controlled Substances

Majority Bill Locks Up Drug Pushers

The Senate Democratic Majority passed legislation (S6418A) sponsored by Senator Craig Johnson (D-Nassau) which toughens existing laws to make it so a person who sells a controlled substance that causes a death would be charged with manslaughter. 

June 29, 2010
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Legislative Activity June 17, 2010: Senate Passes Legislation Protecting Communities From Pollution And More

The Senate Democratic Majority passed legislation today to cut greenhouse gas emissions by reducing the use of sulfur in our current heating practices. Additionally, the Senate stood by survivors of domestic violence by increasing the time they have in shelters as they seek permanent refuge from their attackers.

Reducing Sulfur to Promote Environmentally Friendly Heating

June 17, 2010
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Fox 23 News - Fake Weed a growing, dangerous trend

It looks just like marijuana and it's being smoked by teens and young adults hoping to get the same kind of high. But, what users don't realize is just how dangerous this form of "fake weed" can be.

"Some of these compounds are two to 800 times as potent as the THC levels that you would find in Marijuana," says Assistant Special Agent in Charge James Burns, with the Albany District Office for the US Drug Enforcement Administration.

May 19, 2010
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Senate Approves 18 Members To NYSERDA, Medical And Mental Health Visitor Boards, Camp Safety Council, And Others

The New York State Senate confirmed 18 appointees to key boards today, including members to the:

May 4, 2010
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Senator Flanagan Joins With LICADD And Smithtown Schools To Announce Drug Abuse Prevention Program

In the wake of nationwide and local concern about the scourge of drug abuse among young people, the Smithtown Central School and the Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (LICADD) recently announced the implementation of the “Too Good For Drugs” program at a press conference at Accompsett Middle School.

April 30, 2010
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO TO TEAM UP WITH VILLAGE OF MASSAPEQUA PARK AND NASSAU COUNTY POLICE TO HELP RESIDENTS “SHED THEIR MEDS”

Residents Invited to Safely Dispose of Their Medications at Village’s Earth Day Celebration 

April 7, 2010
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Senator Flanagan Introduces Legislation to Ban Synthetic Marijuana

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) today introduced legislation to ban the sale of synthetic marijuana products that are being smoked by teenagers as an alternative to marijuana.  The fake drug is legally available under a variety of names like K2, Spike 99 and Spice at stores throughout New York State including on Long Island and just blocks away from the State Capitol in Albany.

March 25, 2010
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Suffolk County Police Department Sponsors Operation Medicine Cabinet

FROM THE SUFFOLK COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT'S COMMUNITY OUTREACH BUREAU

The Suffolk County Police Department will be conducting a drug disposal event on March 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Operation Medicine Cabinet will provide an opportunity for people to dispose of expired or unused prescription drugs in an environmentally-safe manner.

Help keep seniors, kids, and other family members safe from ingesting unwanted medications.

March 13, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Suffolk County Police Department Sponsors Operation Medicine Cabinet

FROM THE SUFFOLK COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT'S COMMUNITY OUTREACH BUREAU

The Suffolk County Police Department will be conducting a drug disposal event on March 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Operation Medicine Cabinet will provide an opportunity for people to dispose of expired or unused prescription drugs in an environmentally-safe manner.

Help keep seniors, kids, and other family members safe from ingesting unwanted medications.

March 3, 2010
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Senator Johnson, Assemblyman Weisenberg, DA Rice, Announce Legislation to Combat LI Heroin Epidemic

MINEOLA, N.Y. -- Senator Craig M. Johnson, (D-Nassau) and Assemblyman Harvey Weisenberg, (D-Long Beach),  joined with Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice  to announce tough new legislation to help combat the heroin epidemic on Long Island and hold drug dealers accountable for the deaths and destruction that they cause. 

January 24, 2010
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Senator Valesky Calls for Responsible Budget Action and Long-Term Solutions

ALBANY, N.Y.—Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) echoed the call for long-term budget solutions made by Governor Paterson during his Executive Budget presentation today.

January 20, 2010
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Senator Alesi Helps to Pass Leandra's Law

As one of the strongest advocates of discouraging drunk driving, Senator Alesi helped to pass Leandra's Law, which creates a new crime of Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated with a child as a passenger.  Senator Alesi was the sponsor of  New York State’s toughest repeat offender DWI laws.   

December 21, 2009
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Lung Cancer Awareness Month

News From the New York StateSenator Shirley L. Huntley

For Immediate Release: October 30, 2009

Contact: Antonio Rodriguez | arodrigu@senate.state.ny.us| (518) 455-3531

November Is Lung Cancer Awareness MonthSenator Shirley L. Huntley: It’s time to kick the habit

Resources are available to New Yorker’s who wish to quit smoking this month, which is recognized as Lung Cancer Awareness Month, said Senator Shirley L. Huntley (D-Jamaica).

Lung Cancer Awareness Month is a national initiative dedicated to bringing awareness to lung cancer issues such as support for cancer patients and survivors, as well as assistance for those who would like to stop smoking.

October 31, 2009
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Staff Report on the SFY 2008-09 Senate Budget

August 31, 2009
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Staff Analysis of the SFY 2008-09 Executive Budget

Analysis of the Executive Budget begins with a summary of the spending plan. It then examines an explanation of receipts and provides for Senate issues in focus. Finally, it examines appropriations and disbursements for each agency and program included in the budget. The report provides a comparison of the appropriations recommended this year with those approved last year, and an analysis of the Governor’s recommendations.

August 31, 2009
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Staff Analysis of the SFY 2009-10 Executive Budget Vols. I & II

This analysis of the Executive Budget begins with a summary of the spending plan. It then examines an explanation of receipts and provides for Senate issues in focus. Finally, it examines appropriations and disbursements for each agency and program included in the budget. The report provides a comparison of the appropriations recommended this year with those approved last year, and an analysis of the Governor’s recommendations.

August 31, 2009
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Staff Report on the SFY 2008-09 Adopted Budget

August 30, 2009
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