Issues: Families

LARKIN STILLBIRTH LEGISLATION PASSES SENATE

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C,Cornwall-on-Hudson) announced today that the New York State Senate has passed legislation which will direct the Department of Health to establish a "Certificate of Still Birth" which can be issued upon request to families suffering a stillbirth.

 

"To families who have suffered this terrible loss, the Certificate of Still Birth will help them to begin the healing process," said Senator Larkin. "My heart goes out to everyone who has endured this tragedy and I hope this acknowledgment of their stillbirth will allow them a form of closure during this difficult time."

 

June 16, 2011
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SENATE PASSES RENEE’S LAW

The New York State Senate yesterday passed “Renee’s Law,” which would help protect staff of the state’s youth residential programs and ensure appropriate placement of youth based on their criminal history. The bill (S.5565), co-sponsored by Senator Catharine Young (R,I,C – Olean) and Senator George Maziarz (R,C – Newfane), was prompted by the brutal 2009 murder of Renee Greco committed by youth in her care. Renee Greco was only 24-years-old when she was bludgeoned to death while supervising troubled teenagers at a group home in Lockport, Niagara County.

June 16, 2011
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NYS Senator Eric Adams' Safety Video Is Used To Assist Parents Outside Of NY State

Due to recent violent events in Atlantic County, a series of town-hall meetings will be held in hopes to combat violence with help from the public.  Read the article here.

June 15, 2011
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Senate Passes Bill to Give More Adopted New Yorkers Access to Valuable Information

The New York State Senate today passed a bill enabling people who were adopted in New York but born in other states to participate in the New York State Adoption Registry. The bill (S.5145), sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos (R, Rockville Centre) gives adoptees born in other states the same ability to access information as eligible New York-born adoptees. 

June 13, 2011
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LaValle Launches Summer Reading Program

“Reading is a cornerstone of a solid education,” LaValle said. “My Summer Reading Program will help parents and educators keep children interested in reading while preparing them for the next school year. I urge all children to head down to their local library and pick up a book today and take part in my Summer Reading Program.”

The program is designed for students in Grades 4-6 but is open to any child in the community who enjoys reading.  Complete details are available at the New York State Senate’s summer reading program website at www.nyread.com.

A parent or guardian can register a child. The complete program will be administered online.

June 13, 2011
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Senator Ball Interviewed on State of Politics

06/06/2011 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security, and Military Affairs, talks with Liz Benjamin on 

June 8, 2011
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NYS Senator Eric Adams Participates In The 7th Annual Tour De Brooklyn

On Sunday, June 5, 2011, more than one thousand bikers participated in the 7th annual Tour de Brooklyn.

June 7, 2011
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Committee Meeting: Children and Families Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Children and Families Senator Diane Savino, Chair 9:30 AM, Tuesday, June 7, 2011 Room 123 CAP

June 7, 9:30 AM - 9:33 AM
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Get Ready For the Mid-Summer Classic - 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament Coming July 16 - Register Now

Senator Jack M. Martins and the 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament committee announced that the 7th Annual 3-on-3 Tournament will be played on Saturday, July 16 at Dutch Broadway School in Elmont at the Assemblyman Tom Alfano Basketball Courts, located in the rear of the school. A raindate has been scheduled for July 17. The tournament is free and there is no cost to participate.

June 1, 2011
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NYS Senator Eric Adams And Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries Propose Legislation To Educate High School Students About Dealing With Unwanted Newborn Babies

On Thursday, May 26, 2011, NYS Senator Eric Adams, Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries and Kings County District Attorney Charles Hynes held a press conference to announce the proposed legislation that will require high schools to make it part of their public health curriculum to teach students what to do if they give birth to an newborn infant that they do not want.  

May 31, 2011
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Senator Martins Visits Long Island Cares Harry Chapin Food Bank

Senator Jack M. Martins visited the Long Island Cares Harry Chapin Food Bank recently.

"Long Island Cares does so much for our communities in providing food to those in need," Senator Martins said. "It represents communities working together to address a need. I thank them for all their efforts."

Long Island Cares provides a broad array of programs including food drives, hunger education, job training, kids cafes, mobile outreach vans, new paths to achievement, school tools, and a food pantry.

May 27, 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, Wednesday, June 1, 2011 Room 123 CAP

June 1, 1:00 PM - 1:07 PM
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Endangering the Welfare of a Child

News From New York StateSenator Shirley L. HuntleyFor Immediate Release: May 26, 2011Contact: Antonio Rodriguez | arodrigu@nysenate.gov | (518) 455-3531

*PRESS RELEASE*

Senator Huntley Acts to Protect New York’s Youth; Bill Increases Punishment for Repeat Offenders

Advocates passage of legislation making Endangering the Welfare of a Child Class E felony

May 26, 2011
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Endangering the Welfare of a Child

News From New York StateSenator Shirley L. HuntleyFor Immediate Release: May 26, 2011Contact: Antonio Rodriguez | arodrigu@nysenate.gov | (518) 455-3531

*PRESS RELEASE*

Senator Huntley Acts to Protect New York’s Youth; Bill Increases Punishment for Repeat Offenders

Advocates passage of legislation making Endangering the Welfare of a Child Class E felony

May 26, 2011
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Senate Passes Valesky Legislation to Prevent Elder Abuse

The State Senate unanimously passed legislation sponsored by Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) aimed at preventing elder abuse through domestic violence.

May 25, 2011
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Senate Acts to Protect New York's Most Vulnerable Children and Adults

The New York State Senate today passed a measure to prevent child and adult abuse and expand the authority of protective workers to enable full investigations into allegations of abuse. The bill (S.3306B), is sponsored by Senator George Maziarz (R-C, Newfane) due to the murder and abuse of Laura Cummings, a mentally and physically challenged young adult from Erie County.

Twenty-three-year-old Laura Cummings was murdered last year by her mother and suffered a lifetime of physical, mental, and sexual abuse by her mother and half-brother. The abuse was reported to Social Services officials on numerous occasions but no actions were taken to prevent the terrible conditions Laura endured.

May 24, 2011
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Syracuse Resident Mary Nelson is NY Senate “WOMAN OF DISTINCTION”

State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) named Mary Nelson, of Syracuse, as the 49th Senate District’s “Woman of Distinction” as part of the New York State Senate’s 14th Annual 2011 Women of Distinction celebration. 

May 24, 2011
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Ball and Tedisco to Sponsor 1st Ever NYS Animal Advocacy Day to Strengthen Buster's Law

 

Mark your calendars! On June 1st, hundreds of pet owners, animal advocates, rescues, shelters, veterinarians, law enforcement and other supporters will descend on Albany to strengthen Buster’s animal cruelty law.

May 24, 2011
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June 1, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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