Issues: Children

Committee Meeting: Children and Families Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Children and Families Senator Velmanette Montgomery, Chair 10:00 AM, Tuesday, March 2, 2010 Room 710 LOB

March 2, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Newsday: Brentwood rally aims to show support for state park

Surrounded by a crowd of some 250 youth soccer players and their families Sunday at Brentwood State Park, state Sen. Brian Foley sent a message he hoped Gov. David A. Paterson will hear.

February 24, 2010
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Senator Stachowski awards Gateway-Longview $200,000 to support its Niagara Day Care Center

Senator Stachowski awards Gateway-Longview $200,000 to support its Niagara Day Care Center

       State Senator William T. Stachowski (58th District, Buffalo)has secured grant funding in the amount of $200,000 to support Gateway-Longview’s Niagara Day Care Center.  The center, located on the West Side of Buffalo, has been providing high-quality care for children ages six weeks to 12 years since 1975.     

February 23, 2010
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Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins Announces Amanda’s Law in Effect; Bill Honors Teen Who Died of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning; Requires the Installation of Detectors

 

(35th District, NY) Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins announced Amanda’s Law, protecting families from carbon monoxide poisoning, was put into effect today. Carbon monoxide poison, which is responsible 500 deaths each year, is often referred to as “the silent killer” because it is both invisible and odorless. The bill was named in remembrance of Amanda Hanson, a 16-year-old who died from carbon monoxide poisoning while sleeping over at a friend’s house.

 

February 22, 2010
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Sen. Foley & Advocates Rally to Save Long Island's Parks

Nearly 300 park goers from local communities joined State Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) at a rally to support Long Island’s parks. The rally came in response to Gov. Paterson’s proposed cuts targeting state parks in order to fix the budget deficit.

February 22, 2010
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Op-Ed: State needs to confront autism epidemic

Autism is now recognized as a medical condition requiring treatment and health insurance coverage, but there is no such coverage.

February 14, 2010
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Senator Montgomery's February 1, 2010 LEGISLATIVE REPORT on School-Based Health Care.

Senator Montgomery talks about the delivery of comprehensive school-based primary care and mental health services in the 18th Senate District with (from l-r) Iona Thomas, RN, MACNE, Board Member, Bedford Stuyvesant Family Health Center; Jessica Perez, Board Member, Lutheran Family Health Centers; Bettie Mays, School-Based Health Center Administrator, Brooklyn Plaza Medical Center, and standing rear (l-r), Kaitlin Viera, SBHC patient and Ivette Davila-Richards, mother of Kaitlin and Board Member, Lutheran Family Health Centers.

February 4, 2010
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO CONDUCTS PUBLIC FORUM EXAMINING NEED FOR STATEWIDE BAN OF DROP-SIDE CRIBS

Photo caption: Senator Fuschillo speaks with North Bellmore residents Robert & Susan Cirigliano (seated at left table), who lost their son because of a drop-side crib, about the need for a ban on drop-side cribs in New York State.

February 3, 2010
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February 2, 10:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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Seward Announces Funding For Healthier Kids

ONEONTA, 01/29/10 – Standing on a newly refurbished gymnasium floor, state Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) today announced that the 2009-2010 state budget includes at his request, a $30,000 senate grant toward facility improvements at the Oneonta Family YMCA.

February 1, 2010
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Senator Martin Dilan -- January 20, 2010 Legislative Report

New York State Senator Martin Malave Dilan, Chair of the Senate Transportation Committee, speaks about the committee's accomplishments in 2009 -- including passage of Leandra's Law -- and priorities for 2010.

January 25, 2010
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January 20, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Organizations responding to the Haiti Earthquake

** Information on finding family members, and conditions on Haiti, is being provided by calling the following number at the State Department: 1 (800) 407-4747For Donations:• American Red Cross International

Donation Phone #: (800) HELP-NOW     Website: http://redcross.org 

January 15, 2010
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NYS Conference of Black Senators offer their support and prayers to the families and friends affected by this terrible natural disaster in Haiti

Members of the NYS Conference of Black Senators sent messages of prayers and support today, to families and friends that have been affected by the tragic earthquake that took place south of Port-Au Prince, Haiti yesterday. “The Haitian community is a very vibrant and important part of our districts and we will do everything possible to aid them during this painful time”, Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson of the 36th District (Westchester and Bronx), Chairwoman of the NYS Conference of Black Senators (CBS).

January 14, 2010
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NYS Conference of Black Senators offer their support and prayers to the families and friends affected by this terrible natural disaster in Haiti

Members of the NYS Conference of Black Senators sent messages of prayers and support today, to families and friends that have been affected by the tragic earthquake that took place south of Port-Au Prince, Haiti yesterday. “The Haitian community is a very vibrant and important part of our districts and we will do everything possible to aid them during this painful time”, Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson of the 36th District (Westchester and Bronx), Chairwoman of the NYS Conference of Black Senators (CBS).

January 13, 2010
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Parents, Union, Child Care Providers and Advocates Call for State to Take Action to Make Child Care Program Fair

ALBANY – A report released by Empire Justice Center today, Mending the Patchwork, documents a persistent lack of fairness in the way child care assistance is administered in New York State.

January 13, 2010
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SENATOR ALESI LEGISLATION BANNING CADMIUM IN CHILDREN’S JEWELRY RECEIVING NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL ACCLAIM

Senator Jim Alesi (R-Perinton) today discussed legislation he introduced that would ban cadmium in jewelry products intended for children.  The Senator met with reporters in his District Office in Fairport this afternoon.

January 13, 2010
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