Issues: Families

KLEIN HOSTS EASTER BUNNY BREAKFAST AND MAGIC SHOW

Senator Klein holds his 17th Annual Easter Bunny Breakfast and Magic Show

BRONX, NY- On Saturday, April 16th, Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) joined by more than 300 children from the Bronx and Westchester, held his 17th annual Easter Bunny Breakfast and Magic Show at Villa Barone Catering Hall in the Bronx. Families enjoyed a free breakfast, magic show and a build-a-bunny workshop. The Easter Bunny also made a special appearance.

April 18, 2011
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NYS Senator Eric Adams Visits The Maple Street School During The Week Of The Young Child

Maple Street School celebrates the Week of the Young Child April 10-16, 2011 to recognize the needs of young children and thank educators, leaders, and community members involved in building better futures for all children. The 2011 theme of the Week of the Young Child is Early Years are Learning Years.

 

April 14, 2011
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Kelly Cline and Senator Kennedy Launch Families Against Texting While Driving

Click here to join Families Against Texting While Driving

Advocacy group will first focus on making texting while driving a primary offense statewide

April 14, 2011
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Families Against Texting While Driving: Click here to join the cause

Kelly Cline and Senator Timothy M. Kennedy, D-58th District, officially launched a new advocacy and awareness group called Families Against Texting While Driving Thursday at the West Seneca West Senior High School.

Families Against Texting While Driving is coming together as one strong voice to send a message to Albany: New Yorkers believe in safety first.

April 14, 2011
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Domestic Violence

News From New York StateSenator Shirley L. HuntleyFor Immediate Release: April 14, 2011Contact: Antonio Rodriguez | arodrigu@nysenate.gov | (518) 455-3531

*Press Release*

Senate passes legislation to protect privacy of domestic violence survivors Senator Shirley L. Huntley (D-Jamaica) announced passage of legislation (S. 1031B) that will enhance domestic violence survivors’ safety by requiring insurers to provide them with alternative contact information which protects their privacy and ensures correspondence is received at a safe location free from the fear of attack.

April 13, 2011
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4/12/2011: Public Hearing on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse

Pictured are Senator Shirley L. Huntley, Ranking Minority Member, Senate Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse and Arlene Gonzalez-Sanchez, Commissioner, Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS)

NEW YORK STATE SENATE

Notice of Public Hearing

Committee on Alcoholism and Substance AbuseSenator Jeffrey D. Klein, Chair

Senator Shirley L, Huntley, Ranker  Senator Neil D. BreslinSenator John J. BonacicSenator Roy J. McDonaldSenator Kemp Hannon

April 11, 2011
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Alcohol Flavored Drinks Targeted for Minors

News From New York StateSenator Shirley L. HuntleyFor Immediate Release: April 12, 2011

**Press Release**

Alcohol Flavored Drinks Targeted for Minors

(D-Jamaica) On April 12, 2011 Senator Shirley L. Huntley, Ranking Minority Member on the Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse participated in a hearing to explore high alcohol flavored malt beverages that are being proliferated and marketed towards minors.

April 11, 2011
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Senate Passes Legislation to Protect Children From Abuse

The New York State Senate today passed a measure requiring camp directors to report suspected child abuse regardless of the location where abuse may have occurred. The bill (S.3777A), sponsored by Senator Jack Martins (R-C-I, Mineola), would protect children by requiring camp directors to report child abuse that may be taking place outside the camp setting.

“It only makes sense that when it comes to our children's safety that we take the guess work out of required reports of suspected child abuse cases,” Senator Martins said. “We already require so many different professionals to report and it is clear that camp counselors in their position of supervision of our children should be added to that list of mandate reporters.”

April 11, 2011
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NYS Senator Eric Adams Joins Prospect Park Alliance at Little League Opening Day

On Saturday, April 9, 2011, Little Leaguers from all over Brooklyn marched through Park Slope and Prospect Park to kick off the 2011 baseball and softball season.

 

April 8, 2011
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Resignation of Cathie Black as NYC Schools Chancellor

News From New York StateSenator Shirley L. Huntley

**Press Release**

Resignation of Cathie Black as NYC School Chancellor

(D-Jamaica, NY) April 7, 2011, Senator Shirley L. Huntley has always been a strong advocate for education. As former president of the School Board District 28 and current Co-Chair of the Senate Committee on New York City School Governance, Senator Huntley has the experience and vast knowledge of the needs for our schools and students to be successful.

April 6, 2011
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One Step Closer Bowl-A-Thon

On Sunday, April 3rd, I had the opportunity to attend One Step Closer's Bowl-a-thon at Clover Lanes. Families took part in the event which raised money for the organization, which is dedicated for providing needy youth in the Rochester City Schools with a new pair of shoes for the new school year so they may start the year with pride. For more information, visit http://www.onestepcloser.org/.

Senator Robach is pictured here with board members Mildred Jordan-Reynolds and Cindy Becker.

April 6, 2011
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Autism Awareness Month

News From New York StateSenator Shirley L. HuntleyFor Immediate Release: April 6, 2011Contact: Antonio Rodriguez | arodrigu@nysenate.gov | (518) 455-3531

APRIL IS AUTISM AWARENESS MONTHSenator Shirley L. Huntley supports Autism Advocacy

Senator Shirley L. Huntley (D-Jamaica) recognizes April as Autism Awareness Month and encourages New Yorkers to learn more about autism and its effects on children and their families, as well as what can be done to help the cause.

April 5, 2011
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IDC, Assemb. Ortiz, Join 10-year-old Heart Transplant Survivor to Push for Life-Saving Legislation

'Lauren's Law' to Increase Organ Donation Passed Important Committee Vote Today

 

ALBANY, N.Y. The Independent Democratic Conference and Assemblyman Felix Ortiz, (D-Brooklyn) joined 10-year-old heart transplant survivor Lauren Shields and her family today in a push for life saving legislation.

April 5, 2011
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Senate Aims to Strengthen Passenger/Highway Safety, Passes “Abigail’s Law”

Senator Adams: Bill Strengthens Penalties Against Intoxicated Supervising Drivers

(Brooklyn, NY) – Senator Eric Adams (D-20) has announced that the New York State Senate has passed legislation aiming to increase safety for passengers and motorists across the state, by significantly strengthening the penalties against supervising drivers who are intoxicated at the time the vehicle their designee – often a teen driver – is in an accident.

Under this bill, supervising drivers under influence of alcohol and/or drugs may be charged with a class A misdemeanor or a class E felony in an aggravated case. Supervising drivers are defined as drivers supervising drivers with junior licenses and learner’s permits.

April 5, 2011
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Preventing Sexual Abuse

News From New York StateSenator Shirley L. HuntleyFor Immediate Release: April 5, 2011Contact:  Bryant G. Gaspard | gaspard@nysenate.gov | (518) 455-3531

Senate Bills Strengthen Protections for Youth and Other Vulnerable New Yorkers from Sexual Predators

Working to protect victims of sexual abuse, the New York State Senate passed a package of bills aimed at improving public safety, creating harsher penalties for perpetrators of sexual abuse and strengthening adherence to penal laws, Senator Shirley L. Huntley (D-Jamaica) announced today.

April 4, 2011
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Committee Meeting: Children and Families Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Children and Families Senator Diane Savino, Chair 1:00 PM, Monday, April 4, 2011 Room 123 CAP

April 4, 1:00 PM - 1:02 PM
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Senate Acts to Protect Children and Families From Abuse

The New York State Senate today passed a legislative package that would strengthen penalties and provide additional protections for children and families who are victims of domestic or sexual abuse. The proposals build upon the Senate’s commitment to supporting victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, preventing abuse from continuing, and ensuring appropriate penalties for criminals who prey upon the state’s most vulnerable populations.  

March 30, 2011
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Senator Krueger: "Don't Play Politics With Homeless Families"

 The following is an opinion piece penned by Senator Liz Krueger for Huffington Post:

Albany and City Hall are engaged in a high-stakes game of chicken, and thousands of homeless families are trapped in the middle.

Every spring, as we debate the tough choices that inevitably must be made to balance our budget, we hear from thousands of New Yorkers, non-profits and mayors -- from cities big and small -- who warn of the consequences of cutting the State programs they rely on.

March 28, 2011
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Sen. Klein & Public Health Advocates Unveil Plan to Combat Underage 'Alcopop' Abuse

Plan Comes Amid Evidence that Minors Continue to Have Access to Four Loko and Similar High Alcohol Drinks

NEW YORK, NY  – State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), chairman of the Senate Alcohol and Drug Abuse Committee, was joined by public health advocates from across New York Sunday to unveil plans to crack down on easy access that minors have to Four Loko and similar high-alcohol malted beverages.

March 27, 2011
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