Issues: Children

3rd Annual Kids Safety Day July 20!!

Senator Craig M. Johnson (D-Nassau), Supervisor Jon Kaiman and the Town of North Hempstead will be holding their 3rd Annual Kids Safety Day on Tuesday, July 20, at the Mary Jane Davies Green, in Manhasset. The event, which is for children of all ages, will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Admission is free.

July 14, 2010
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NYS Senator Eric Adams Joins Senate Majority Conference to Protect Children From Sex Offenders

 

NYS Senator Eric Adams joined his colleagues in the Senate Majority Conference to announce a major victory in the battle to protect New York’s children: a law to require sex offender screening and abuse screening for jobs that entail working with children.

 NYS Senator Eric Adams states: “Passage in the Senate of S6998A will help prevent the hiring of registered sex offenders and individuals guilty of child abuse for jobs entailing time spent around children.

July 12, 2010
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Bad Bicycling? Fine Business

In an attempt to curb bad bicycling behavior, a group of East Side elected officials want to pass a law that would shift the burden over to the city’s companies that employ bicyclists who ignore traffic laws.

Read more: http://ourtownny.com/2010/07/07/bad-bicycling-fine-businesses/

July 12, 2010
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7/11/2010: Charity car wash raises nearly $7,000

It was scrub-a-dub-dub in Howard Beach this past weekend, as over 100 big-hearted people rolled up their sleeves and got wet to raise thousands at New York Families for Autistic Children’s (NYFAC) fifth annual charity car wash and car show.

It was the most successful ever, raising just “a touch” under $7,000.

“People are very supportive of what we do,” said Andrew Baumann, president and CEO of NYFAC.

He explained that, in this economic climate, fundraisers are pivotal.

“When one door closes, another opens,” he said. “The people of this community [Howard Beach] are extremely generous and warm and have opened their hearts to the kids.”

“A lot of kids from the neighborhood came out to pitch in,” continued Baumann.

July 11, 2010
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July 17, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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August 14, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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MAJORITY MANDATES LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE FOR CHILD KILLERS

Child Protection Act of 2010 Strengthens Penal Law, Establishes New Penalties for Murder & Rape of a child

(Albany, NY) The Senate Democratic Majority passed some of the strongest laws in the country making those responsible for the intentional death of a child punishable to the very fullest extent of the law – life without the opportunity for parole.

The Majority’s legislation, the Child Protection Act of 2010 (S7705/Hassell-Thompson) establishes the class A-I felony of aggravated murder of a child; under this charge the sentence is life imprisonment without parole. Aggravated murder includes:

July 8, 2010
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Legislature Bans Use of Harmful Chemical in Child Care Products

 

Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) is pleased to announce that legislation prohibiting the manufacture, distribution or sale of certain child care products containing bisphenol-A (BPA) passed the Legislature and is awaiting consideration by the Governor.  Senator Oppenheimer was a strong supporter and co-sponsor of the bill in the Senate. (S.3296H/A.6919D).

July 7, 2010
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Child Protection Act 2010

New From Senator Shirley L. HuntleyFor Immediate Release: July 6, 2010Contact: Ami Shah | shah@senate.state.ny.us | (518) 455-3531

SENATOR HUNTLEY KEEPING KIDS SAFE: MANDATESLIFE WITHOUT PAROLE FOR CHILD KILLERSChild Protection Act of 2010 Strengthens Penal Law,Establishes New Penalties for Murder & Rape of a Child

July 5, 2010
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July 2, 2010
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Majority Establishes Head Injury Awareness And Prevention Act

Creates programs to help in prevention and recognition of concussions

July 2, 2010
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August 21, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Free Outdoor Movie Night

Featured Movie -  Kung Fu Panda

July 30, 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
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Free Outdoor Movie Night

Featured Movie - Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs

July 23, 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
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Free Outdoor Movie Night

Featured Movie -  Paul Blart: Mall Cop

July 21, 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
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STACHOWSKI BILL ESTABLISHES HEAD INJURY AWARENESS AND PREVENTION ACT: Creates Program To Help In Prevention And Recognition Of Concussions

      In an effort spearheaded by Senator William T. Stachowski (D-Lake View), the Senate has passed legislation (S.8420) to establish the Head Injury Awareness and Prevention Act.  The measure creates several programs that will improve early intervention and response of coaches and parents by educating them on the proper evaluation and management of concussions.

July 1, 2010
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SENATOR ESPADA KEEPING KIDS SAFE:

MANDATES LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE FOR CHILD KILLERSChild Protection Act of 2010 Strengthens Penal Law,Establishes New Penalties for Murder & Rape of a Child

June 29, 2010
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New York Legislature Passes Landmark Bill Extending Healthcare Coverage for Autistic Patients

 

Oppenheimer co-sponsored bill now awaits Governor’s approval

The New York State Legislature passed legislation protecting families and children affected by autism spectrum disorders from exorbitant healthcare costs.  Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) was a key co-sponsor of the legislation (S7000B), which passed the Senate on June 9th, with unanimous, bipartisan support.  Earlier this week, the Assembly passed the bill, which will now be sent to the Governor for his approval.

June 25, 2010
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