Issues: Families

RITCHIE BILL TO RAISE AWARENESS OF DEADLY ‘TIP OVER’ HAZARD GETS SENATE OK

Goal is to Cut Accidents That Claimed Two Lives Here, 40 in US Yearly

June 18, 2015
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Seward Bill Will Ensure Moms-To-Be Receive Vital Prenatal Care

ONEONTA, 06/17/15 – State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta), chairman of the senate standing committee on insurance, today announced senate passage of landmark legislation (S.5972) he sponsored which will greatly enhance women’s health care in New York State to include pregnancy as a qualifying event for women to enroll in any health insurance plan at any time.

June 17, 2015
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Senator Gallivan Announces Senate Passes Bills to Protect Senior Citizens from Abuse

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma) announces the Senate has passed a package of 10 bills to protect vulnerable senior citizens from predatory financial schemes and physical and emotional abuse.

June 16, 2015
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SERINO CHAMPIONS LEGISLATION TO EMPOWER WORKING FAMILIES

SERINO CHAMPIONS LEGISLATION TO EMPOWER WORKING FAMILIES

ALBANY—Senator Sue Serino (R, C, I—Hyde Park) aimed to empower working families with children by sponsoring a bill to simplify and increase access to the application for child care assistance. The bill (S. 5419) passed in the Senate today.

“Having been in the unique position of being both a single, working mom and a professional child care provider, I understand this issue from every possible angle,” said Senator Serino in commenting on why she introduced this piece of legislation.

June 15, 2015
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Town Of Danby Concerns Prompt Seward Bill To Change State Sex Offender Notification Law

ALBANY, 06/15/15 -- State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I – Oneonta) today announced senate passage of legislation he sponsored (S.5153) to ensure the public is properly notified of the sex offender status of group home residents.

“The senate has acted on a number of bills this year meant to safeguard and inform the public in regard to dangerous sex offenders,” said Senator Seward.  “Many times, these measures are needed to close previously undetected loopholes in our laws – that is the case in this instance.”

June 15, 2015
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Senate Passes Measure to Protect Good Samaritans Who Rescue Children Trapped in Cars

The New York State Senate today passed legislation (S240), sponsored by Senator Jack Martins (R-C-I, Mineola), that would help prevent children from dying when trapped inside an overheated car.

June 11, 2015
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Senate Passes Legislation to Protect People With Special Needs and Disabilities From Abuse and Neglect

The New York State Senate today passed legislation to hold accountable individuals who abuse or neglect vulnerable New Yorkers.

June 11, 2015
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Lawmakers and Leaders Push for Recognition of Diwali as a State Holiday

LAWMAKERS AND LEADERS PUSH FOR RECOGNITION OF DIWALI AS A STATE HOLIDAYSenator Comrie and Assembly Member Miller Take the Lead for Cultural Inclusion

(Jamaica, N.Y. -- June 6th, 2015) Senator Leroy Comrie (D-Hollis), religious organizations and community leaders held a press conference in support of Senate Bill S5304 and Assembly Bill A4331, which would establish Diwali as an official public school holiday.

June 11, 2015
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Griffo Joins Patients, Families As They Rally For Emergency Access To Medical Marijuana

ALBANY – State Senator Joseph Griffo joined patients, family members and advocates as they stood with legislators from both sides of the aisle today in support of a bill that would direct the state to establish a program to help critically ill patients obtain emergency access to medical marijuana as soon as possible.

June 9, 2015
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SERINO FIGHTS TO IMPROVE EARLY INTERVENTION SERVICES FOR DISABLED INFANTS AND TODDLERS

SERINO FIGHTS TO IMPROVE EARLY INTERVENTION SERVICES FOR DISABLED INFANTS AND TODDLERS

 

ALBANY, NY—Senator Sue Serino (R, C, I—Hyde Park) announced today that her bill aimed at improving efficiency, cost effectiveness, quality and access to services under the Early Intervention (EI) program passed in the Senate.

“Every parent wants to see their child reach their full potential,” said Senator Serino. “Early Intervention plays a critical role in connecting families to the resources and services they need to help their children develop and succeed in that regard. Ensuring access to and quality of the program empowers families to give their children the chance that they deserve.”

June 9, 2015
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Two Months After Kennedy’s Call, State Senate Passes Bill Banning Sale of Powdered Alcohol

New York State Takes Critical Step Towards Prohibiting Dangerous Product Targeted Towards Teens

Bill Outlawing Versatile Powdered Alcohol Now Ready for Consideration of Assembly 

BUFFALO, NY – Just two months after Senator Tim Kennedy (D-Buffalo) and Assemblywoman Crystal Peoples-Stokes (D-Buffalo) joined local addiction specialists to push for a ban on the sale of powdered alcohol in New York State, the State Senate passed legislation Monday to do just that. (S.1757A) bans the sale of powdered or crystalline alcohol, citing the potential for it to be used illegally by youth as well as a higher risk of overdose.

June 9, 2015
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SENATOR KLEIN, ASSEMBLYMAN DINOWITZ, COUNCILMAN COHEN CELEBRATE RIVERDALE NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSE COMMUNITY AND TEEN CENTER GRAND OPENING

State & City funds secured by Klein, Dinowitz & Cohen provided essential upgrades to facility

June 5, 2015
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SQUADRON, KIM, MENG, CHIN, ELECTEDS, COMMUNITY URGE MAYOR TO MEET ON ADDING LUNAR NEW YEAR AS SCHOOL HOLIDAY IN 2015-16

40+ Electeds, Advocates Ask For Results of Promised DOE Study

Asian-Americans Comprise 15% of NYC Public School Students, Mayor Pledged Lunar New Year School Holiday

NEW YORK – State Senator Squadron, Assemblymember Kim, Congressmember Meng and Councilmember Chin today urged Mayor de Blasio to add Lunar New Year as a school holiday to the 2015-16 school calendar, with elected officials, community leaders and advocacy groups from across New York City. In a letter from over 40 elected officials and community advocates, the Mayor was asked to meet with the group to discuss the results of a Department of Education (DOE) analysis the Administration promised for completion in May, and ultimately, to keep the pledge he made to include Lunar New Year as a school holiday. The full letter is attached as a PDF.     

June 5, 2015
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Senator Young Continues Fight for Property Tax Relief

Legislation passed by the Senate continues progress made in this year’s state budget

 

ALBANY – The Senate passed several measures yesterday to continue their fight for property tax relief.

 

Among those bills, the Senate passed legislation (S3019), sponsored by Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I – Olean), that would create incentives for counties to investigate and prosecute Medicaid fraud. Upon a successful fraud conviction, the local government would receive 100 percent of their local share of the original overpayment. Since the local share on some judgments may be very small, the local governments would be guaranteed at least 10 percent of any recovery, including settlements.

 

June 2, 2015
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Senators Klein, Espaillat & Peralta balance NYCHA application process for homeless domestic violence victims

Senate passes bill granting homeless domestic violence victims the same preference status as granted to homeless New Yorkers

Albany, NY— State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) today passed legislation creating equal priority for homeless domestic violence victims and their children applying for apartments in the New York City Housing Authority. Shockingly, homeless victims of abuse classify as second priority, while homeless New Yorkers rank first priority.

May 28, 2015
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Senator Valesky Hosts Community Resources Fair

State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) is hosting a Community Resources Fair on Thursday, June 25, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. to raise awareness of the many community services available through various governmental and nonprofit organizations. The agencies listed below will have tables at the fair and provide important information on health care and health insurance, financial planning for college, emergency preparedness and fire safety, family planning, housing, voting, small business development, veterans services, and more, as well as offer giveaways. A representative from the Office of the State Comptroller will assist attendees with Unclaimed Funds searches.

May 28, 2015
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Murphy, Putnam Officials, urge water safety precautions

MAHOPAC, NY - With the coming Memorial Day weekend about to mark the unofficial start of summer, Senator Terrence Murphy was joined by Putnam County Officials yesterday to raise awareness about water safety. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, ten people lose their lives to drowning every day. "In the 40th Senate District we have a number of lakes, ponds, streams and rivers that if not properly respected could cause great tragedy," Murphy said. "Here at Lake Mahopac we are reminded about the importance of not only safety in the water but on the water with our boats and jet skis. By taking common sense precautions we can ensure a safe summer for everyone."

May 22, 2015
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Committee Meeting: Children and Families Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Children and Families  Senator Simcha Felder, Chair  Wednesday, May 27, 2015  Room 945 LOB

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE IN TIME OF MEETING, IT WILL BE HELD IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING SESSION.

May 27, 5:50 PM - 5:54 PM
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Senate Passes Bill to Create a Registry of Violent Offenders

The New York State Senate today approved The Domestic Violence Protection Act –Brittany’s Law, a bill that would increase the safety and awareness of communities by increasing access to information about convicted violent felons.

May 18, 2015
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SENATOR JEFF KLEIN HOSTS SPRING CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL AT ST. THERESA SCHOOL

Klein Brings Together Community to Celebrate the Spring Season -- Local Families & Children Dance, Play, Create and More

BRONX, NY - State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), joined by nearly 200 children and families, hosted his annual spring children’s festival at the St. Theresa School in Pelham Bay on Saturday. The fun-filled event featured face painting, a DJ, bouncy bounce, craft table and more.

May 18, 2015
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