Issues: Children

Committee Meeting: Children and Families Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Children and Families Senator Simcha Felder, Chair 1:30 PM, Monday, May 20, 2013 Room 944 LOB

May 20, 1:30 PM - 1:35 PM
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Senator Klein Honors Bronx Student, Aspiring Filmmaker and Riverdale Resident, Sofie Somoroff, at 16th Annual Women of Distinction Celebration

ALBANY, NY – Senator Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) honored Sofie Somoroff, a seventeen year old from the Bronx at the 16th Annual Women of Distinction celebration that took place on the evening of Tuesday, May 7, 2013. Late last year, Somoroff was named the Grand Prize Winner of the OnBuzz Reach for the Stars Aspiring Filmmakers Contest for her lyrical, 71-second “micro-movie,” entitled “Me,” that concerns the subject of bullying. Somoroff is a junior at Bronx High School of Science and a resident of Riverdale.

May 10, 2013
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SENATOR KATHLEEN MARCHIONE VISITS WITH EMILY SMITH, STUDENT AT THE ALBANY ACADEMY FOR GIRLS

Senator Kathleen A. Marchione (R,C-Halfmoon) recently met with Emily Smith, a student at the Albany Academy for Girls.  Ms. Smith recently toured the State Capitol and met with Senator Marchione on the Floor of the historic State Senate Chamber. 

May 8, 2013
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SENATOR MARCHIONE VISITS WITH ALBANY ACADEMY FOR GIRLS STUDENT EMILY SMITH, AND HER MOTHER, KATHY SMITH, ON SENATE FLOOR

Senator Kathleen A. Marchione (R,C-Halfmoon) recently visited with students, teachers and parents from the Albany Academy for Girls in the historic State Senate Chamber during their recent tour of the State Capitol.   

May 8, 2013
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EMILY SMITH AND KATHY SMITH JOIN SENATOR MARCHIONE TO GAVEL IN STATE SENATE “SESSION”

Senator Kathleen A. Marchione (R,C-Halfmoon) recently visited with students, teachers and parents from the Albany Academy for Girls in the historic State Senate Chamber during their recent tour of the State Capitol.  

May 8, 2013
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SENATOR MARCHIONE VISITS WITH ALBANY ACADEMY FOR GIRLS STUDENTS, TEACHERS AND PARENTS IN HISTORIC STATE SENATE CHAMBER DURING RECENT STATE CAPITOL TOUR

Senator Kathleen A. Marchione (R,C-Halfmoon) recently visited with students, teachers and parents from the Albany Academy for Girls on the Senate Floor during their recent State Capitol tour. Senator Marchione is pictured (back row, center) with the students and their teachers during their visit to the historic State Senate Chamber as part of a State Capitol tour.

May 8, 2013
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SENATE APPROVES SENATOR FUSCHILLO’S LEGISLATION TO STRENGTHEN NEW YORK STATE’S DROP-SIDE CRIB BAN

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that the New York State Senate recently passed legislation he sponsored to strengthen New York State’s ban on dangerous drop-side cribs. The legislation would expand the state’s existing drop-side crib ban to prohibit drop-side cribs from being used at child-care facilities and other places of public accommodation. The legislation is necessary to ensure that New York’s law conforms with federal regulations. 

May 7, 2013
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Senate Passes Bill to Protect Students From Sexual Predators At School

The New York State Senate today passed legislation that makes it a crime for any school employee or volunteer to have sexual contact with a student, even if that student is at the age of consent.

May 6, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO SPONSORS FREE CHILD SAFETY SEAT CHECK IN MASSAPEQUA PARK

     Photo caption: Senator Fuschillo (center) is pictured as he speaks with parents during the free child car seat safety check program he sponsored in Massapequa Park.

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently sponsored a free child safety seat check where parents could have their children’s car seats checked for proper installation. The program was held at John Burns Park in Massapequa Park.

     Officials from the Nassau County Traffic Safety Board performed the free safety inspections and fixed any seats that were improperly installed. Parents were also informed of the steps they should take to make sure their child’s car seat is used properly in the future.

May 6, 2013
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Senator Kennedy Says Now-Approved Bill Gives Courts Stronger Power to Revoke Parental Rights in Cases of Severe or Repeat Child Abuse

Senate, Assembly pass bill to strengthen courts’ ability to protect children by streamlining process required to revoke parental rights after severe or repeat abuse. Bill now heads to Governor to be signed into law.    

Kennedy:  After taking this important step to protect children, now it’s time to pass Jay J.’s Law and ensure those who hurt children end up behind bars for a long, long time.

May 3, 2013
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Senate Passes Bill to Protect Victims of Severe Child Abuse

The New York State Senate today gave final passage to legislation that would provide important protections for child victims who have been severely abused by their parents or guardians. The bill (S4082), sponsored by Senator Simcha Felder (D-Brooklyn), improves Family Court procedures to reduce the trauma abused children can potentially experience and helps expedite the finding of a new, permanent home.

May 2, 2013
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Senate Passes Bill To Protect Victims Of Severe Child Abuse

The New York State Senate today gave final passage to legislation that would provide important protections for child victims who have been severely abused by their parents or guardians. The bill (S4082) improves Family Court procedures to reduce the trauma abused children can potentially experience and helps expedite the finding of a new, permanent home.

May 1, 2013
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SENATOR MARCHIONE SPEAKS ON LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION SHE SPONSORED HONORING RACHAEL MURRAY, UPSTATE NY CHAPTER OF THE LEUKEMIA & LYMPHOMA SOCIETY’S 2013 “GIRL OF THE YEAR”

Senator Marchione recently met with, and honored, Rachael Murray, the Upstate New York Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s 2013 “Girl of the Year." Senator Marchione also spoke on the Senate Floor in support of the bi-partisan Legislative Resolution she sponsored to honor Ms. Murray's inspirational achievements.

May 1, 2013
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SENATOR MARCHIONE VISITS WITH MURRAY FAMILY IN SENATE CHAMBER, PRESENTS LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION TO RACHAEL MURRAY

Immediately following the State Senate Session on Monday (April 29, 2013) Senator Kathleen A. Marchione (R,C-Halfmoon) presented a Legislative Resolution to Rachael Murray, who was named the Upstate New York Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s 2013 “Girl of the Year.” Senator Marchione also met with the Murray Family on the Senate Floor to present the Legislative Resolution.  Pictured, from left to right, are Senator Kathleen Marchione and the Murray Family: Bill Murray; Ryan Murray; Michele Murray and Rachael Murray.

May 1, 2013
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Senator Marchione meets with, honors Rachael Murray, the Upstate NY Chapter of Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s 2013 “Girl of the Year.”

SENATOR MARCHIONE HONORS RACHAEL MURRAY, THE UPSTATE NEW YORK CHAPTER OF THE LEUKEMIA AND LYMPHOMA SOCIETY’S 2013 “GIRL OF THE YEAR”

May 1, 2013
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Senate Passes Bill to Protect Victims of Severe Child Abuse

The New York State Senate today gave final passage to legislation that would provide important protections for child victims who have been severely abused by their parents or guardians.

May 1, 2013
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Time to 'Play Ball!' in Brighton, Greece

Over this past weekend, I had the privilege to take part in Little League Opening Ceremonies in Greece and Brighton! Best wishes to all of our young little league for a healthy and successful baseball season! Play Ball!

April 30, 2013
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SENATE PASSES SENATOR FUSCHILLO’S LEGISLATION TO COLLECT DELINQUENT CHILD SUPPORT PAYMENTS

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that the New York State Senate passed legislation he sponsored to ensure that parents make their child support payments.

     Legislation (S4246) would allow New York State to continue to suspend the driver’s licenses of parents who fail to pay child support. Under the driver’s license suspension process, the state identifies parents who failed to pay child support and have a driver’s license. These individuals are then notified that their license will be suspended unless they make their child support payments.

April 29, 2013
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Installation Of Traffic Signal Provides A Safer Route For West Islip High School Students

Senator Phil Boyle was joined by members of the community recently to applaud the installation of traffic signals at the Barberry Road / Wagstaff Lane / Montauk Highway intersection in West Islip.  State funding was secured for the installation of traffic lights at this dangerous intersection near West Islip High School after several students sustained injuries in motor vehicle accidents in 2011.

April 26, 2013
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