Issues: Children

SENATOR FUSCHILLO & SUFFOLK COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE TO SPONSOR FREE CHILD ID CARD PROGRAM IN LINDENHURST

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office will be sponsoring a free child ID card program in Lindenhurst. The program will take place on Friday, January 10th from 12-3 pm at the Lindenhurst Library (1 Lee Avenue, Lindenhurst).

     The New York State Safe Child Card gives parents a convenient way to keep their children’s important information on a single, wallet sized ID card. The card includes the child’s:

     • Name

     • Date of birth

     • Gender

     • Height

     • Weight

     • Hair Color

     • Eye Color

December 10, 2013
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Child ID Card Program- Lindenhurst

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office will be sponsoring a free child ID card program in Lindenhurst. The program will take place on Friday, January 10th from 12-3 pm at the Lindenhurst Library (1 Lee Avenue, Lindenhurst).

     The New York State Safe Child Card gives parents a convenient way to keep their children’s important information on a single, wallet sized ID card. The card includes the child’s:

     • Name

     • Date of birth

     • Gender

     • Height

     • Weight

     • Hair Color

     • Eye Color

January 10, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Public Hearing: Examination of the Laws Governing the Age of Adult Criminal Responsibility

Joint – Assembly Standing Committee on CodesChair: Assembly Member Joseph R. LentolAssembly Standing Committee on JudiciaryChair: Assembly Member Helene E. WeinsteinAssembly Standing Committee on Children and FamiliesChair: Assembly Member Donna LupardoAssembly Standing Committee on EducationChair: Assembly Member Catherine T. Nolanand New York State Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic, and Asian Legislative CaucusChair: Assembly Member Karim CamaraPublic Hearing: Examination of the Laws Governing the Age of Adult CriminalResponsibilityPlace: Assembly Hearing Room, 250 Broadway, Room 1923, 19th Floor, New York, New YorkTime: 10:00 A.M.Contact: Rebecca Mudie (518) 455-4313Media Contact: Assembly Press Office (518) 455-3888ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

December 6, 9:45 AM - 12:45 PM
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Senator Valesky Attends Common Core Forum

On December 3, Senator Valesky participated in a forum with local officials, State Education Commissioner John King and Regent Anthony Bottar at Fayetteville-Manlius High School to discuss the Common Core standards.

December 5, 2013
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Public Hearing: New York City (NYC) Child Protective Practices

Joint – Senate Standing Committee on Children and Families
Chair: Senator Simcha Felder
Assembly Standing Committee on Oversight, Analysis and Investigation
Chair: Assembly Member Andrew Hevesi
and Assembly Standing Committee on Children and Families
Chair: Assembly Member Donna Lupardo
Public Hearing: New York City (NYC) Child Protective Practices
Place: Assembly Hearing Room, 250 Broadway, Room 1923, 19th Floor, New York, New York
Time: 11:00 A.M.
Contact: Alexis Conti (518) 455-4371
Media Contact: Assembly Press Office (518) 455-3888

December 5, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Protecting Children Must Remain Priority for All

By SENATOR TIM KENNEDY

In September, Western New York was once again rocked by the tragic loss of a young child. Five-year-old Eain Clayton Brooks suffered repeated, brutal beatings allegedly at the hands of his mother’s live-in boyfriend. Eain’s life was taken as a result of this senseless abuse.

As the father of three young children, I was deeply saddened by Eain’s death. Our entire community has mourned his loss, and I cannot imagine the immense pain that Eain’s family has endured. My thoughts and prayers remain with them.

Eain’s death is an intolerable and heartbreaking tragedy, and we must do all we can to prevent anything like this from ever happening again.

November 26, 2013
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Senator Perkins' Hanukkah Celebration

A Celebration of Hanukkah, reception to follow.

November 30, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Kennedy, Peoples-Stokes Announce Public Hearing on Child Protective Services

Public hearing, to be held November 14 at Buffalo City Hall, will examine the practices of Child Protective Services in Erie County and explore issues facing protective services across the state.

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Senator Tim Kennedy and Assemblywoman Crystal Peoples-Stokes, both Democrats from Buffalo, today announced an important public hearing that will examine the practices of Child Protective Services in Erie County. At the public hearing November 14 at Buffalo City Hall, the state lawmakers aim to uncover any potential problems that currently exist within Child Protective Services and identify improvements that can be made to the system.

November 6, 2013
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Senator Stewart-Cousins Speaks at the WCA "Raise The Age" Town Hall Meeting

One of the leading advocates for children in Westchester, Senator Stewart-Cousins attended the WCA "Raise the Age" Town Hall Meeting as a panelist to raise awareness to "raise the age of criminal responsibility for juvenile offenders". The meeting was held on Wednesday evening, October 30th, at the White Plains Public Library.

November 4, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO & SUFFOLK COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE TO SPONSOR FREE CHILD ID CARD PROGRAM IN AMITYVILLE

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office will be sponsoring a free child ID card program in Amityville. The program will take place on Tuesday, November 19th from 11 am to 2 pm at the Amityville Library (Corner of Oak & John Streets, Amityville).      

     The New York State Safe Child Card gives parents a convenient way to keep their children’s important information on a single, wallet sized ID card. The card includes the child’s:     

     • Name     

     • Date of birth     

     • Gender     

November 1, 2013
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Stavisky Questions Mulgrew on Common Core Curriculum Readiness at Regents Reform Agenda Public Hearing

New York, NY—Senator Toby Ann Stavisky (D-Flushing) questions UFT President Michael Mulgrew during a Senate Education Committee hearing on the Regents’ Reform Agenda. Mulgrew spoke on the lack of a curriculum that conforms to the new Common Core State Standards as well as the danger in testing children in grades K-2.

October 31, 2013
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Senator Valesky to Hold Coat and Blanket Drive to Benefit Newly Arrived Refugees

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) will hold a coat and blanket drive at the State Office Building in Syracuse from Monday, October 28 to Friday, November 15 in partnership with InterFaith Works’ Refugee Resettlement program at the Center for New Americans.

October 28, 2013
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Senator Stavisky Reminds New Yorkers to put Safety First this Halloween

Flushing, NY—Senator Toby Ann Stavisky (D- Flushing) is urging children and parents to use caution this Halloween so that the day remains safe and enjoyable for all.

 

October 28, 2013
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SENATOR MARTINS SPONSORS KID PIX PROGRAM AT THE BRYANT LIBRARY IN ROSLYN

Senator Jack M. Martins sponsored a Kid Pix program in cooperation with Nassau County at the Bryant Library in Roslyn. The program enables kids to get free identification cards that are include valuable information on them for the safety of kids. The Senator greeted many of the parents as they came with their children to receive the i.d. cards. 

Senator Martins thanks the Bryant Library for co-hosting this program. 

October 25, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO: NEW LAW TO STRENGTHEN NEW YORK STATE’S DROP-SIDE CRIB BAN TAKES EFFECT SUNDAY

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that a new law authored to strengthen New York State’s ban on dangerous drop-side cribs takes effect this Sunday, October 27th. The law, which was signed by Governor Cuomo on September 27th, expands the state’s existing drop-side crib ban to prohibit drop-side cribs from being used at day care centers and child-care facilities and ensures that New York’s law conforms with federal regulations. 

October 25, 2013
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FELDER PRESENTS $140,000 CHECK TO THE BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY

Senator Simcha Felder (D-Brooklyn) received a warm reception yesterday at the Kings Highway Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library where he presented a $140,000 check payable to the Brooklyn Library System. The allocation, which was obtained with the assistance of Republican Majority Co-Leader Dean Skelos, will be split between the six libraries in Felder’s district including the Borough Park, Kensington, Kings Highway, Mapleton, Midwood and Ryder branches.

October 24, 2013
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SENATOR PARKER OFFERS FREE FLU SHOTS TO SENIORS AND CHILDREN

Brooklyn, NY-  Yesterday, Senator Kevin Parker and event sponsors Citi Home Helath Care Services and WellCare, provided free influenza vaccinations for seniors and children in his district as part of a broad-reaching effort to keep his constituents and Brooklyn residents healthy. More than 50 free flu shots were administered by certified nurse practitioners from Walgreen’s Pharmacy.

October 24, 2013
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RITCHIE HELPS GIVE NORTH COUNTRY KIDS “KEYS” TO A BRIGHT FUTURE

State Senator Patty Ritchie recently joined community members at the Children’s Home of Jefferson County’s SoZo Teen Center, to celebrate the donation of 16 computers to the center by UnitedHealthcare. 

October 23, 2013
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Senate Co-Leader Jeff Klein, Sen. Diane Savino and Assemblyman Steve Otis Celebrate New Child Labor Laws Aimed at Protecting Child Models

NEW YORK, NY- Today, New York State Senate Co-Leader Jeff Klein, Senate Labor Committee Chairwoman Diane Savino, and Assemblyman Steven Otis celebrated the signing of a sweeping new child labor law that promises to end widespread exploitation of underage models in New York’s fashion industry. Until today, minors in New York's fashion industry were forced to work without the protections of the state's child labor laws. But under a new law signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo late on Monday night, children in the fashion and modeling industries will now be provided the same protections afforded other young performers.

October 22, 2013
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Preserve WNY Children's Psychiatric Center

The WNY Children's Psychiatric Center (WNYCPC), opened in 1970, is a 46 bed inpatient psychiatric hospital.  As part of the NYS OMH's "Centers of Excellence Plan" WNYCPC is scheduled to lose 10 inpatient beds.  WNYCPC's inpatient children and youth will be moved to 2 inpatient wards at the Buffalo Psychiatric Center.  This is the only facility in OMH's plan that will have children and youth moving to co-mingle with the adult psychiatric population.

 

A petition has been started to encourage Governo Cuomo and the NYS OMH to keep WNYCPC in West Seneca and to keep the children and youth from co-mingling with the adults.

 

October 22, 2013
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