Issues: Children

Ranzenhofer Supports Anti-Bullying Legislation; New York among only seven States with no anti-bullying law

State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer has announced his support for anti-bullying legislation.   New York is only one of seven states that do not have a law to target school bullying.  Bully Police, a national watchdog group, has given New York State its lowest grade for not passing a law to protect school children from bullies.

May 6, 2010
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Senate Majority Works to Reform Antiquated Matrimonial Laws

Today, the Senate Democratic Majority held a hearing on matrimonial law reform, hosted by Senate Majority Conference Leader, John L. Sampson and Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson, Chairwoman, Crime Victims, Crime and Correction Committee and Chairwoman, Majority Task Force on Domestic Violence.  The hearing focused on :

May 6, 2010
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Griffo Unveils Anti-Bullying Bills For Child Safety

(Albany) – Senator Joseph A. Griffo (R-IP-C)  today joined members of the Senate Republican Conference in announcing the introduction of a legislative slate of bills targeted to prevent bullying, cyber-bullying and hazing among New York schoolchildren. 

Senator Griffo is co-sponsoring a legislative package which would also prohibit any type of bullying on school property or school functions, increase the penalties for hazing, and establish a statewide central registry for reporting bullying, cyber-bullying and hazing complaints. 

May 4, 2010
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Senator DeFrancisco Celebrates Opening Day 2010 with a Valley Little League Team.

Senator DeFrancisco Celebrates Opening Day 2010 with a Valley Little League Team.

May 3, 2010
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Sen. Foley Leads Community Effort to Clean up Graffiti in Brentwood

Joined by volunteers from all walks of life in Brentwood, State Senator Brian X. Foley led the effort to clean up graffiti from public and private property in the neighborhood. Senator Foley’s office worked with a local civic group, Brentwood Residents Against Violence Every Day (BRAVE), to organize the start of a concerted effort to rid the community of graffiti. 

May 2, 2010
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Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Discuss Gang And Gun Violence Prevention Efforts in the City of Yonkers

On Sunday, April 25th Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins joined Senator Kristen Gillibrand at the Yonkers YMCA to host a productive roundtable discussion with federal, State and County government officials, City Council Members and more than two dozen civic leaders, clergy members, community-based organization leaders, law enforcement officers and health and education professionals, on violent crime prevention through youth development and anti-gang initiatives in the City of Yonkers.

April 29, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Children and Families Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Children and Families Senator Velmanette Montgomery, Chair 10:00 AM, Tuesday, April 27, 2010 Room 710 LOB

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3422A Refer to Finance

April 27, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Healthcare Coverage For Foster Children

For Immediate Release: April 23, 2010

Contact: Bryant G. Gaspard | gaspard@senate.state.ny.us | 518-455-3531

SENATOR SHIRLEY L. HUNTLEY HELPS IMPROVE HEALTH CARE COVERAGE FOR FOSTER CHILDREN

Study will monitor system to secure adequate health and behavior health services

April 22, 2010
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Legislative Wrap-Up: Week of April 19th: Senate Majority Passes Earth Day 2010 Agenda And More

Legislation passed by the New York State Senate Democratic Majority this week included a bill package demonstrating their commitment to environmental conservation and “green” job creation, as well as establishing a commission to study the health care services of children in foster care.

 ‘Earth Day 2010 Agenda’

April 22, 2010
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Senate Passes Landmark Environmental Legislation Sponsored by Senator Foley

Law will protect children by banning harmful pesticides from school fields and playgrounds

April 20, 2010
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Padavan Calls For Expanded Child Abuse Prevention Efforts In New York State

In response to a rash of brutal child abuse and murder cases in Queens, Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) today called for a state commission to study the feasibility of increasing the availability of child abuse prevention programs throughout New York State.  Currently, these programs are only available to approximately 10 percent of families at risk of abuse across the state. 

April 19, 2010
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May 1, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Aubertine Bill Promotes Food Donations to Charities, Protects Restaurants, Farms From Worrisome Liability

Senate votes unanimously to pass food donation bill that limits liability for good faith donations

April 8, 2010
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Senator Montgomery' 2010 Juvenile Justice Reform Agenda

Click the pdf link below to view the Senator's 2010 Juvenile Justice Reform Agenda

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2010 Juvenile Justice Reform Agenda

April 7, 2010
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Westchester Herald: Senator Stewart-Cousins Informs Grandparent Caregivers About Financial Assistance Program

Westchester Herald (March 15, 2010)

Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins, in partnership with the Kinship Caregiver Program, is working to inform residents about financial assistance available to grandparents and other relatives raising children. The individuals currently enrolled in the program receive an average of $400 per month to care for a child and $150 for any additional children. However, due to limited awareness about this program, it is estimated that only 10% of New Yorkers who qualify for assistance apply to the program…

April 6, 2010
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Senator Espada Urges New Yorkers to Stand up for Children During National Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time to raise awareness about child abuse and encourage communities to take a stand for the safety and well-being of our children and underscore our commitment to preventing and responding appropriately to incidences of child abuse.

April 1, 2010
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