Issues: Legal Aid or Legal Services

The LCN: Gallivan applauds new law to protect young victims of human trafficking

State Sen. Patrick M. Gallivan (R-Elma) says a new state law will protect young victims of human trafficking by ensuring they receive the help and treatment they need.

Gallivan says he supports the law (S.6804/A.8749-A) signed this week by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, but says a more comprehensive bill passed by the Senate should also become law.

October 22, 2014
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WHEC Rochester: Sen. Gallivan calls for tougher penalties for human trafficking

Updated: 10/21/2014 10:46 PMCreated: 10/21/2014 10:44 PM WHEC.com

State Senator Patrick Gallivan says he supports a new law signed recently by Governor Andrew Cuomo to help victims of human trafficking, but wants the government to do more.

He wants the legislature to pass a more comprehensive bill approved by the state Senate.

October 22, 2014
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SENATOR GALLIVAN APPLAUDS NEW STATE LAW TO PROTECT YOUNG VICTIMS OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING

BUT MORE MUST BE DONE TO HOLD TRAFFICKERS RESPONSIBLE  

 

October 20, 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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Sen. Parker Interviews Jonathan E. Gradess, Executive Director, NYS Defenders Association, Inc.

Based in Albany, New York, the New York State Defenders Association is a non-profit, membership organization, that provides direct services and training programs to the 6,000 lawyers who represent family or criminal court cases for low income people.

For direct assistance, visit their website at www.nysda.org or call 518-465-3524.

Further, two Brooklyn-based organizations provide similar services:

June 4, 2014
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Organizations Representing More Than 200,000 NYS Veterans Urge Passage of Griffo, Brindisi Bill

Bill Creates Criminal Justice Framework to Ensure Veterans with Untreated Mental Health Conditions Receive Treatment & Fair Process

May 20, 2014
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Senator Klein Honors NIDC Director of Housing and Community Development & Community Leader, Hazel Miura, at 17th Annual Women of Distinction Celebration

ALBANY, NY – Senator Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) honored Hazel Miura, Director of Housing and Community Development at the Neighborhood Initiatives Development Corporation at the 17th

May 14, 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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Senator Phil Boyle Brings Free Legal Aid to Residents

Services Help Dozens From Wyandanch and Surrounding Communities

Wyandanch, NY - Senator Phil Boyle (R-Bay Shore) sponsored a program at the Wyandanch Public Library providing free civil legal services to those in need. On Wednesday, May 15th, staff aboard the Mobile Legal Help Center opened their doors to local residents from 10AM until 4PM. 

May 16, 2013
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Messenger Post: New Yorkers deserve real reform

I recently shared my thoughts on the corruption issues plaguing Albany with the Messenger Post family of newspapers:

"I was elected to the New York State Senate last year, and I understand what the residents of Monroe and Ontario Counties expect of me. They trust that I will fight every day to reduce the burden of property taxes, revitalize our economy and encourage growth in emerging technologies to create the jobs of the future. This has been my focus since I took office, but when our Legislature is hit by scandal after scandal, and nearly nine in 10 New Yorkers think corruption is a major problem in our state, it’s difficult for government to work effectively."

May 14, 2013
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Free Legal Services Program- Wyandanch

Mobile Legal Help Center Will Offer Free Legal Assistance to Residents in Need

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and Senator Phil Boyle (R-Bay Shore) today announced that they will be sponsoring a program in Wyandanch to provide free legal services to those in need.

May 15, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO & SENATOR BOYLE TO SPONSOR FREE LEGAL SERVICES PROGRAM IN WYANDANCH

Mobile Legal Help Center Will Offer Free Legal Assistance to Residents in Need

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and Senator Phil Boyle (R-Bay Shore) today announced that they will be sponsoring a program in Wyandanch to provide free legal services to those in need.

May 3, 2013
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Department of Financial Services to Speek Resolution of Insurance Claims in Areas Affected by SANDY

The NYS Department of Financial Services (DFS) is setting new rules to speed the processing of insurance claims in areas affected by Storm Sandy. The new regulation reduces the amount of time an insurer can delay its decision on a claim, and requires insurers to report to the Department on how many claims it is delaying and the reasons for the delays.

February 27, 2013
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Governor Cuomo Outlines 2013-2014 Executive Budget to Maintain Fiscal Responsibility and Continue to Invest in Economic Growth

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo unveiled the proposed 2013-14Executive Budget and Management Plan that builds on two years of balanced, fiscally responsible budgeting and invests in economic development, education reform, rebuilding after Superstorm Sandy, provides support to local governments and school districts, and includes no new taxes or fees.

Highlights of the Executive Budget:

· Eliminates $1.3 billion budget gap with no new taxes or fees. The expected gap for 2013-14 was projected to be $17.4 billion prior to the last two responsible budgets.

· Holds spending increases below 2 percent for third consecutive year.

January 23, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO & SUPERVISOR MURRAY TO SPONSOR FREE LEGAL SERVICES PROGRAM IN ROOSEVELT

Mobile Legal Help Center Will Offer Free Legal Assistance to Residents in Need

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray today announced that they will be sponsoring a program in Roosevelt to provide free legal services to those in need.

October 9, 2012
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Free Legal Services Program

          Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray today announced that they will be sponsoring a program in Roosevelt to provide free legal services to those in need.

October 23, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Deferred Action for DREAMers

 

Enclosed is a PowerPoint presentation created by the New York Immigration Coalition that provides information on President Obama's recent initiative entitled "Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals".

 

File: 
Deferred Action for DREAMers.pdf

August 29, 2012
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Mobile Legal Help Center- North Amityville

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and Babylon Town Supervisor Rich Schaffer today announced that they will be sponsoring a program in North Amityville to provide free legal services to those in need.

     Senator Fuschillo and Supervisor Schaffer have arranged to bring the Mobile Legal Help Center to Bolden Mack Park, located at 3455 Great Neck Road in North Amityville, on Tuesday, August 21st from 10 am to 3 pm. The Mobile Legal Help Center, which is a partnership between the New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) and the New York State Office of Court Administration, brings free, civil legal services directly into communities.

August 21, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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June 17, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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