Issues: Controlled Substances

Senate Bill Creates Harsher Penalties for Methamphetamine Production

The New York State Senate today passed legislation to reduce the number of clandestine methamphetamine laboratories, which pose dangerous threats to public health and safety.

April 28, 2014
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Senate Task Force To Convene In 51st Senate District - LIVE WEBCAST AVAILABLE

ONEONTA, 04/25/14- State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I–Oneonta) will be in Otsego County, MONDAY, April 28th, at SUNY College at Oneonta.

Senator Seward, a member of the Joint Senate Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction, will host a roundtable discussion to solicit input from area stakeholders on the growing epidemic of heroin abuse.  Senator Phil Boyle (R/C/I – Suffolk County), task force chairman, will also take part in the forum along with local health care professionals, addiction experts, law enforcement officials, and concerned citizens.

April 25, 2014
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SURGE IN HEROIN IS FOCUS OF FRIDAY FORUM IN WATERTOWN

Bipartisan Senate Task Force Gathering Experts to Tackle Growing Problem

In an effort to fight the growing problem of heroin usage, State Senator Patty Ritchie has announced she will host a public forum on heroin and opioid addiction in Watertown on Friday, April 25th. 

April 22, 2014
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Klein Introduces Legislation Designed to Strengthen Supervision of Minors on Party Buses and Increase Safety of Passengers

BRONX, NY – Amid widespread reports of underage drinking on a Long Island “party bus” earlier this week, Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) introduced legislation today to rein in the charter bus industry and to require adult chaperones for all large, underage parties aboard the “clubs on wheels.”

April 17, 2014
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Senate Task Force on Heroin & Opioid Addiction Staten Island Forum

The Senate Joint Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction will be holding the 11th of 12 statewide forums on May 2, 2014, from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. in the Auditorium/Social Hall of the Joan and Alan Bernikow building located at 1466 Manor Road Staten Island, NY.

The forums will solicit input on the rise in the use of heroin and opioids and develop legislative recommendations for treating and preventing addiction and its consequences. 

May 2, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Seward To Host Senate Task Force On Heroin

ONEONTA, 04/14/14 -- State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I – Oneonta) today announced that he will be hosting the Joint Senate Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction on Monday, April 28 in Oneonta.  The forum is one of twelve being held statewide to solicit local input on the rise in use of heroin and other opioids in New York State and develop recommendations for treating and preventing addiction.

April 14, 2014
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From the Desk of Senator Jack M. Martins- The Heroin Highway

The Heroin Highway

     I ask any parent reading this column to read it all the way through.  Don’t put it down and think it doesn’t pertain to you, because it does.  And if it makes you uncomfortable, that’s great.  If we’re lucky, a little discomfort now will spare you a lot of heartache in the future. 

April 14, 2014
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Senator David J. Valesky joins Senate Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction

SYRACUSE, N.Y.—State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) today announced that he has joined the Senate Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction to examine the rise in use of heroin and other opioids in New York State and develop recommendations for treating and preventing addiction.

“These drugs are highly addictive and extremely dangerous, and the increase in use that we’re seeing is deeply troubling,” Senator Valesky said. “Action is needed, and through this task force, I am hopeful we can do our part from a legislative perspective.”

April 14, 2014
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Senator Ken LaValle, Assemblymen Fred Thiele And Anthony Palumbo Announce Formation Of East End Task Force To Identify And Fight Heroin Epidemic

April 14, 1014 – Senator Ken LaValle, Assemblyman Fred Thiele and Assemblyman Anthony Palumbo announce the formation of a new East End Task Force to identify causes and solutions to fight the growing heroin epidemic.   The legislator’s Heroin Addiction Legislative Task Force (H.A.L.T.) is currently scheduling its first of several meetings to begin in May. 

April 14, 2014
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Senator Griffo To Hold April 15 Forum on Heroin and Opioid Addiction in Utica

UTICA - Senator Joseph A. Griffo today announced he will be hosting the Joint Senate Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction in Utica from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the State Office Building, 207 Genesee St.

The forum is one of 12 being held throughout the state by the bipartisan task force created to solicit input on the rise in the use of heroin and other opioids in New York and to develop legislative recommendations for treating and preventing addiction and its consequences.

The forum will include members of the task force, experts in the fields of education, law enforcement, mental health and substance abuse and municipal officials.

April 10, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS SPONSORS HEROIN AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE PREVENTION FORUM

     Senator Jack Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently sponsored an informational forum on heroin and substance abuse prevention for residents at the Shelter Rock Library. 

     A panel of experts which included school officials, law enforcement officers, treatment providers, and community officials discussed the growing substance abuse epidemic on Long Island, steps parents can take to protect their loved ones substance abuse, treatment options that are available, ways that treatment can be improved, Residents were also able to ask questions of the panelists.

     Experts taking part in the panel discussion were:

April 10, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS HONORS MANHASSET RESIDENT FOR HER MANY YEARS OF COMMUNITY SERVICE

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently honored Manhasset resident Lisbeth Shibley for her many years of service to the Manhasset community. 

     Lisbeth Shibley is the founding executive director of the Manhasset Community Coalition Against Substance Abuse (Manhasset CASA). Since founding the organization, Ms. Shibley has worked to educate parents, teens, and community members to the dangers of underage drinking and drugs and their impact on the Manhasset community’s quality of life.

April 9, 2014
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Heroin and Substance Abuse Prevention Forum

     Senator Jack Martins (R-7th Senate District) will be sponsoring an informational forum on heroin and substance abuse prevention for residents this Tuesday, April 8th at 6:30 p.m. at the Shelter Rock Library (165 Searingtown Road, Albertson). Parents and community members will have an opportunity to hear from a panel of experts on steps they can take to protect their loved ones from the growing epidemic of heroin and substance abuse. 

April 8, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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SENATOR MIKE NOZZOLIO ANNOUNCES ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION ON HEROIN AND OPIOID ADDICTION TO BE HELD MAY 8th IN CAYUGA COUNTY

As Vice Co-Chairman of the Senate Heroin and Opioid Addiction Task Force, Senator Mike Nozzolio will hold a roundtable discussion on Thursday, May 8th in Cayuga County to discuss the rising epidemic of heroin abuse in our local communities.

April 4, 2014
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Senator Gallivan's Family Health & Safety Fair

Free health screenings & safety information from the following:

April 26, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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JOINT SENATE TASK FORCE ON HEROIN AND OPIOID ADDICTION ANNOUNCES SCHEDULE FOR FORUMS TO BE HELD STATEWIDE

The New York State Senate Majority Coalition today announced the schedule for the Joint Senate Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction.

The forums will be held statewide to solicit input on the rise in the use of heroin and opioids and to develop legislative recommendations for treating and preventing addiction and its consequences. The first forum is being held this Tuesday, April 8, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Van Nostrand Theatre of Suffolk County Community College’s Brentwood Campus, 1001 Crooked Hill Road, Brentwood. Interested members of the public are invited to attend and participate in the discussion. For more information, please call (631) 665-2311. The full schedule is below.

April 4, 2014
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JOINT SENATE TASK FORCE ON HEROIN AND OPIOID ADDICTION ANNOUNCES SCHEDULE FOR 12 FORUMS TO BE HELD STATEWIDE

The New York State Senate Majority Coalition today announced the schedule for the Joint Senate Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction. 

April 4, 2014
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SENATE TASK FORCE ON HEROIN AND OPIOID ADDICTION ANNOUNCE 12 FORUMS TO BE HELD STATEWIDE

JOINT SENATE TASK FORCE ON HEROIN AND OPIOID ADDICTION            ANNOUNCES SCHEDULE FOR 12 FORUMS TO BE HELD STATEWIDE              First Forum in Brentwood on Tuesday, April 8th to                 Examine Addiction Treatment and Prevention         The New York State Senate Majority Coalition today announced the schedule for the Joint Senate Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction.         Twelve forums will be held statewide to solicit input on the rise in the use of heroin and opioids and to develop legislative recommendations

April 4, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS INVITES PARENTS TO ATTEND HEROIN AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE PREVENTION FORUM THIS TUESDAY, APRIL 8TH

     Senator Jack Martins (R-7th Senate District) will be sponsoring an informational forum on heroin and substance abuse prevention for residents this Tuesday, April 8th at 6:30 p.m. at the Shelter Rock Library (165 Searingtown Road, Albertson). Parents and community members will have an opportunity to hear from a panel of experts on steps they can take to protect their loved ones from the growing epidemic of heroin and substance abuse. 

April 3, 2014
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