Issues: Children

SENATE GIVES FINAL LEGISLATIVE PASSAGE TO JUVENILE “SEXTING” AND “CYBERBULLYING” PREVENTION BILL

    The New York State Senate gave final legislative passage to a bill (S.5253B) to divert youth to an education program addressing the sending of nude or obscene photographs through electronic technologies, also known as “sexting,” as well as conduct that constitutes “cyberbullying.”     The bill, entitled the “Cyber-Crime Youth Rescue Act,” sponsored by Senator Kemp Hannon (R-C-I, Garden City), requires the development of an educational program about the numerous perils of sexting and cyberbullying. The program provides an option other than a permanent criminal record for juveniles deemed eligible by a court.  

June 22, 2011
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Senate Gives Final Legislative Passage to Juvenile 'Sexting' and 'Cyberbullying' Prevention Bill

The New York State Senate Wednesday gave final legislative passage to a bill (S.5253B) to divert youth to an education program addressing the sending of nude or obscene photographs through electronic technologies, also known as “sexting,” as well as conduct that constitutes “cyberbullying.”

 

The bill, entitled the “Cyber-Crime Youth Rescue Act,” sponsored by Senator Kemp Hannon (R-C-I, Garden City), requires the development of an educational program about the numerous perils of sexting and cyberbullying. The program provides an option other than a permanent criminal record for juveniles deemed eligible by a court.

 

June 22, 2011
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Senate Gives Final Legislative Passage to Juvenile "Sexting" and "Cyberbullying" Prevention Bill

The New York State Senate today gave final legislative passage to a bill (S.5253B) to divert youth to an education program addressing the sending of nude or obscene photographs through electronic technologies, also known as “sexting,” as well as conduct that constitutes “cyberbullying.”  The bill, entitled the “Cyber-Crime Youth Rescue Act,” sponsored by Senator Kemp Hannon (R-C-I, Garden City), requires the development of an educational program about the numerous perils of sexting and cyberbullying. The program provides an option other than a permanent criminal record for juveniles deemed eligible by a court.    

June 21, 2011
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SENATE GIVES FINAL LEGISLATIVE APPROVAL FOR LANDMARK AUTISM INSURANCE REFORM

The New York State Senate today approved legislation to enable individuals with autism spectrum disorders to receive insurance coverage for screening, diagnosis and treatment. The bill (S.4005A), sponsored by Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R, Merrick), would save tens of thousands of dollars in out-of-pocket expenses spent by families caring for individuals with autism and address insurance companies’ refusal to cover costs for autism treatments and therapies.Autism Spectrum Disorders affect individuals of all ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic groups. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that 1 in 110 children, including 1 in 70 boys, are currently affected with autism.

June 17, 2011
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SENATE PASSES LEGISLATION PROHIBITING HARMFUL LEVELS OF TOXICS IN CHILDREN’S JEWELRY

    The New York State Senate today passed a measure that would prohibit the sale of children’s jewelry which may contain harmful levels of cadmium and other hazardous substances. The bill (S.4055A), sponsored by Senator James Alesi (R-C-I, Perinton) protects children from accidentally ingesting cadmium, often used in inexpensive charm bracelets, pendants and other jewelry. Cadmium is a known carcinogen, which can hinder brain development in children and cause kidney, lung and intestinal damage. A 2009 report by the Associated Press found that Chinese manufacturers have been substituting cadmium for lead to make inexpensive jewelry which is then being sold by retailers in New York and other states.

June 17, 2011
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Senate Passes Legislation Prohibiting Harmful Levels of Toxics in Children's Jewelry

   The New York State Senate today passed a measure that would prohibit the sale of children’s jewelry which may contain harmful levels of cadmium and other hazardous substances. The bill (S.4055A), sponsored by Senator James Alesi (R-C-I, Perinton) protects children from accidentally ingesting cadmium, often used in inexpensive charm bracelets, pendants and other jewelry.

June 16, 2011
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Senator Zeldin Announces Senate Passage of His Legislation Restricting a Registered Sex Offender from Residing Within 500 Feet of a School

Albany, NY- Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R, C, I- Shirley) announced that the New York State Senate last night passed his legislation that restricts a registered sex offender from residing within 500 feet of a school.

“This legislation will help ensure that our children are protected,” said Senator Zeldin.

June 14, 2011
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LaValle Launches Summer Reading Program

“Reading is a cornerstone of a solid education,” LaValle said. “My Summer Reading Program will help parents and educators keep children interested in reading while preparing them for the next school year. I urge all children to head down to their local library and pick up a book today and take part in my Summer Reading Program.”

The program is designed for students in Grades 4-6 but is open to any child in the community who enjoys reading.  Complete details are available at the New York State Senate’s summer reading program website at www.nyread.com.

A parent or guardian can register a child. The complete program will be administered online.

June 13, 2011
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Senator Robach Visits with Students at School 28

On Thursday, June 9th, Senator Robach had the opportunity to visit with 5th graders at School No. 28 in Rochester. Senator Robach presented students with dictionaries and American Flags that they can use for Flag Day next week and the Fourth of July.

June 10, 2011
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The Early Childhood Center of West Babylon

Senator Owen H. Johnson joined with local officials on May 13, 2011 to congratulate Cynthia Salinas-Roberts, Owner and Director of The Early Childhood Center of West Babylon, at the First Year Anniversary Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.  The Early Childhood Center of West Babylon offers full and part time programs for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years in addition to vacation, holiday and summer programs for school age children.  For more information, call (631) 661-1117 or visit their website:  www.ECCofWB.com

June 3, 2011
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Committee Meeting: Children and Families Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Children and Families Senator Diane Savino, Chair 9:30 AM, Tuesday, June 7, 2011 Room 123 CAP

June 7, 9:30 AM - 9:33 AM
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Senate Passes Anti-Bullying Legislation

The New York State Senate today passed comprehensive anti-bullying legislation to help put an end to this destructive activity that often interferes with a student’s education and emotional well-being. The bill (S.4921), sponsored by Senator Stephen Saland (R-I-C, Poughkeepsie), would help prevent cyber-bullying as well as conventional bullying on school grounds to create safer learning environments for children.

June 1, 2011
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2011 Women of Distinction | Barbara Medina

Barbara Median of Williamsburg was named this year's Woman of Distinction by Senator Dilan.

Read her bio here.

June 1, 2011
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Barbara Medina Bio

Barbara Medina was born in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn to parents from the Island of Puerto Rico. Ms. Medina is single mother of three wonderful children and has spent fourteen successful years as an Executive in the Marketing business. Ms. Medina’s career allowed her to travel to different parts of the United States developing new businesses and venturing with other companies. The experience has helped her become a voice amongst the voiceless and the value of being an independent woman.

June 1, 2011
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NYS Senator Eric Adams And Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries Propose Legislation To Educate High School Students About Dealing With Unwanted Newborn Babies

On Thursday, May 26, 2011, NYS Senator Eric Adams, Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries and Kings County District Attorney Charles Hynes held a press conference to announce the proposed legislation that will require high schools to make it part of their public health curriculum to teach students what to do if they give birth to an newborn infant that they do not want.  

May 31, 2011
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Committee Meeting: Children and Families Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Children and Families Senator Diane Savino, Chair 1:00 PM, Wednesday, June 1, 2011 Room 123 CAP

June 1, 1:00 PM - 1:07 PM
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Endangering the Welfare of a Child

News From New York StateSenator Shirley L. HuntleyFor Immediate Release: May 26, 2011Contact: Antonio Rodriguez | arodrigu@nysenate.gov | (518) 455-3531

*PRESS RELEASE*

Senator Huntley Acts to Protect New York’s Youth; Bill Increases Punishment for Repeat Offenders

Advocates passage of legislation making Endangering the Welfare of a Child Class E felony

May 26, 2011
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Endangering the Welfare of a Child

News From New York StateSenator Shirley L. HuntleyFor Immediate Release: May 26, 2011Contact: Antonio Rodriguez | arodrigu@nysenate.gov | (518) 455-3531

*PRESS RELEASE*

Senator Huntley Acts to Protect New York’s Youth; Bill Increases Punishment for Repeat Offenders

Advocates passage of legislation making Endangering the Welfare of a Child Class E felony

May 26, 2011
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SENATE PASSES FUSCHILLO LEGISLATION RAISING PENALTIES FOR THOSE WHO REPEATEDLY ENDANGER THE WELFARE OF A CHILD

              Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today announced that the New York State Senate has approved legislation he sponsors to create felony charges for individuals who repeatedly endanger the welfare of a child. 

May 23, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO SPONSORS FREE CHILD CAR SEAT SAFETY CHECK

Photo caption: Senator Fuschillo (right) is pictured as he speaks with a parent who is having his child’s car seat inspected by officials from the Nassau County Traffic Safety Board. 

May 23, 2011
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