Issues: Children

Keeping Schools Safe from Illegal Activity

News From New York StateSenator Shirley L. HuntleyFor Immediate Release: May 12, 2011Contact: Antonio Rodriguez | | (518) 455-3531

Senate Enhances Law Aimed at Punishing Prostitution Offenses Near School Grounds

Senator Huntley (D-Jamaica) announced that the New York State Senate passed legislation,      S. 1313-A, which establishes new crimes and increased penalties for promoting and conducting prostitution within one thousand feet of school grounds.

May 11, 2011

Controlled Substances

News From New York StateSenator Shirley L. HuntleyFor Immediate Release: May 10, 2011Contact: Bryant G. Gaspard| | (518) 455-3531

Senate Aims to Strengthen Laws Relating to Sale of Controlled Substances to Minors

Senator Huntley: Bill Strengthens Penalties Against Those Who Would Exploit Youth

May 9, 2011

5/10/2011: Lexington School for the Deaf visits Albany

News From New York StateSenator Shirley L. HuntleyFor Immediate Release: May 11, 2011Contact: Bryant G. Gaspard| | (518) 455-3531

**Press Release**

Senator Huntley fights against cuts to Blind and Deaf Schools (4201 School’s)

(D-Jamaica) Senator Shirley L. Huntley and her senate colleagues were able to successfully restore budget cuts to 4201 schools that serve blind and deaf students. Governor Cuomo proposed cutting funding to some of the most vulnerable students in New York State by shifting the cost to operate these schools to local governments.

May 9, 2011

Senate Passes Michelle and Jordan's Law

The New York State Senate today passed legislation to increase penalties for unlawful high-speed car racing which has caused numerous accidents across the state, including the deaths of a 17-year-old Staten Island girl and a 5-year-old Queens boy. Michelle and Jordan’s Law (S.2938A)  is sponsored by Senator Andrew Lanza (R-I, Staten Island) and stems from tragic crashes involving suspected drag racing at excessive speeds.

May 9, 2011

Comprehensive Information System

News From New York StateSenator Shirley L. HuntleyFor Immediate Release: May 9, 2011Contact: Bryant G. Gaspard| | (518) 455-3531

Senate Passes Taxpayer-Savings Bill to Create New York State Comprehensive Information System

‘Common sense’ legislation will save State millions; streamline information procurement system

May 8, 2011

Faces of Autism: An Educational Forum

Presentations by: New York Families For Autistic Children, Autism Speaks, The School for Language and Communication Development, Queens County Parents Autism Coalition, New York Christian Parents of Children With Autism and Jackson Developmental Center 


• Learn about the signs of Autism and the importance of early intervention

• Ask questions about issues related to caring for children living with Autism

• Share stories of frustration, joy and hope

• Make connections with other parents 


Translators will be available at the event.

May 23, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Brighton Little Leaguers Ready to PLAY BALL!

On Saturday, April 30th, Senator Robach had the honor to take part in Opening Day festivities for Brighton Little League. This included a parade and post parade ceremony, where he spoke to all of the participants in this great program. It was great to meet a number of parents and ball players throughout the morning and afternoon. Senator Robach wish you all a successful 2011 Little League season! For more photos from this event, check out my facebook page,

May 4, 2011

Deadly Ties: IDC Proposes Hospital Ban on Infection Causing Neck Wear; Other Bacteria Carrying Clothing

The Independent Democratic Conference today urged a prohibition on doctors and other healthcare professionals wearing neck ties, jewelry and other items that studies indicate are carriers for potentially deadly hospital-borne infections.

May 3, 2011

Committee Meeting: Children and Families Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Children and Families Senator Diane Savino, Chair 1:00 PM, Monday, May 2, 2011 Room 123 CAP

May 2, 1:00 PM - 1:03 PM

Iraqi Boy Given the Gift of Healing Here on Long Island

Four-year-old Zeenabdeen Hadi was given a special birthday gift as doctors of the Long Island Plastic Surgical Group in Garden City will be performing surgeries to repair injuries he suffered after a bomb exploded near his home in Iraq. Bringing this corageous young man here to Long Island represents the care and compassion of Dr. Kaveh Alizadeh, Mission: Restore, the Global Medical Relief Fund and the Ronald McDonald House. Senator Jack M. Martins lent his support and congratulated those who made this miracle happen.

April 28, 2011

NYS Senator Eric Adams Announces The Second Annual 20th Senatorial District Spelling Bee.

On Thursday, April 14, 2011, NYS Senator Eric Adams hosted the Second Annual 20th Senatorial District Spelling Bee for students to showcase their spelling capabilities in the hopes to win a $100 savings bond.  It is crucial that school students comprehend literacy skills such as spelling, vocabulary and correct English language usage.   This spelling bee will not only bring attention to the importance of literacy, but also address skills such as developing poise, enhancing the art  of public speaking and sportsmanship, important life skills that will guarantee future success.

April 19, 2011

Open Letter to Senate Majority Leader and President Pro-Tempore Dean Skelos

April 18, 2011


Senator Dean G. SkelosSenate Majority Leader and President Pro-Tempore 330 CAP Albany, New York 12247

Dear Majority Leader Skelos:

April 18, 2011

Senator Robach Visits School 34

On Friday, April 15th, Senator Robach visited with students at School No. 34 in Rochester. The Dr. Louis A. Cerulli School hosted its annual "Snuggle Up with a Good Book/Poem in Your Pocket Day". After talking with students and teachers, Senator Robach also visited with a fifth grade class.

April 18, 2011


Senator Klein holds his 17th Annual Easter Bunny Breakfast and Magic Show

BRONX, NY- On Saturday, April 16th, Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) joined by more than 300 children from the Bronx and Westchester, held his 17th annual Easter Bunny Breakfast and Magic Show at Villa Barone Catering Hall in the Bronx. Families enjoyed a free breakfast, magic show and a build-a-bunny workshop. The Easter Bunny also made a special appearance.

April 18, 2011

NYS Senator Eric Adams Visits The Maple Street School During The Week Of The Young Child

Maple Street School celebrates the Week of the Young Child April 10-16, 2011 to recognize the needs of young children and thank educators, leaders, and community members involved in building better futures for all children. The 2011 theme of the Week of the Young Child is Early Years are Learning Years.


April 14, 2011

Domestic Violence

News From New York StateSenator Shirley L. HuntleyFor Immediate Release: April 14, 2011Contact: Antonio Rodriguez | | (518) 455-3531

*Press Release*

Senate passes legislation to protect privacy of domestic violence survivors Senator Shirley L. Huntley (D-Jamaica) announced passage of legislation (S. 1031B) that will enhance domestic violence survivors’ safety by requiring insurers to provide them with alternative contact information which protects their privacy and ensures correspondence is received at a safe location free from the fear of attack.

April 13, 2011

Giving an Albany Welcome to New Schools Chancellor


Senator Montgomery greets incoming NYC Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott during the April 12, 2011, meeting of the Senate Education Committee of which Montgomery is a member. Praising Mr. Walcott for his commitment to children and their parents, Senator Montgomery said that she and her colleagues look forward to working with him. Mr. Walcott's appointment is awaiting final approval from the State Department of Education.

April 13, 2011


State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) announced that he and his colleagues in the New York State Senate passed a measure on April 11th requiring camp directors to report suspected child abuse regardless of the location where abuse may have occurred. With many parents now beginning to think about summer camps, the bill (S.3777A) would protect children and facilitate the detection of abuse by camp staff.

April 13, 2011

Bill would mandate ski helmets for youths under 14

JON ALEXANDER -- | Posted: Tuesday, April 12, 2011 8:00 pm

April 13, 2011

4/12/2011: Public Hearing on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse

Pictured are Senator Shirley L. Huntley, Ranking Minority Member, Senate Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse and Arlene Gonzalez-Sanchez, Commissioner, Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS)


Notice of Public Hearing

Committee on Alcoholism and Substance AbuseSenator Jeffrey D. Klein, Chair

Senator Shirley L, Huntley, Ranker  Senator Neil D. BreslinSenator John J. BonacicSenator Roy J. McDonaldSenator Kemp Hannon

April 11, 2011
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