Issues: Families

Budget Protects Schools, Provides Property Tax Relief And Makes Smart Spending Cuts

The Senate Democratic Majority has passed both the Education, Labor and Family Assistance (ELFA: S6603/S6607) and the Health and Human Services (HHS: S6604/A6608) budget bills which:

Protects our children’s education.
Provides much-needed property tax relief.
Makes the smart spending cuts to give New Yorkers a government they can afford.
Maintains the state’s investment in the Tuition Assistance Program which helps tens of thousands of students succeed in college annually.
Ensures support for unemployed New Yorkers who are seeking work as a result of the national economic downturn.
Delivers the services and programs most important to the health and well being of our seniors and New Yorkers with disabilities.

 

June 28, 2010
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Senator Krueger Explains No Fault Divorce

New York is the only state without no-fault divorce. Liz Krueger, New York State Senator (D-Manhattan, 26th district), talks about her support of the State Senate's passage of no-fault divorce legislation. Plus, Andrew Eliot, a matrimonial attorney at Chemtob, Moss, Foreman, & Talbert, LLP, discusses how a no-fault system would affect how divorces are settled and how the practice of matrimonial law will be affected.

To Listen: http://beta.wnyc.org/shows/bl/2010/jun/17/no-fault-finally/

June 28, 2010
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PROTECTING UNWANTED INFANTS

Senate and Assembly Pass Klein Bill to Extend Safeguards for Abandoned Babies and Distressed Parents

 

June 25, 2010
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New York Legislature Passes Landmark Bill Extending Healthcare Coverage for Autistic Patients

 

Oppenheimer co-sponsored bill now awaits Governor’s approval

The New York State Legislature passed legislation protecting families and children affected by autism spectrum disorders from exorbitant healthcare costs.  Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) was a key co-sponsor of the legislation (S7000B), which passed the Senate on June 9th, with unanimous, bipartisan support.  Earlier this week, the Assembly passed the bill, which will now be sent to the Governor for his approval.

June 25, 2010
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Protecting Newborns From Infanticide

Safe Abandonment Law Changed from 5 to 30 Days

June 24, 2010
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6/23/2010: "Dignity For All Students Act"

(Albany, NY) The Senate Democratic Majority announced and celebrated the passage of the landmark ‘Dignity for All Students Act’ (S. 1987B) today at 11:30 AM.

The most comprehensive legislation against harassment in schools to date, the ‘Dignity for All Students Act’ will help reduce the incidences on bullying amongst New York’s youth. This legislation had been stalled in the Senate for several years prior to Democratic leadership.

WHO:

Senator Thomas K. Duane, Sponsor

Senator Eric Adams

Senator Joseph Addabbo

Senator Neil Breslin

Senator Martin Malave Dilan

Senator Brian X. Foley

Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson

Senator Shirley L. Huntley

Senator Craig Johnson

Senator Liz Krueger

June 24, 2010
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Senate, Assembly Unanimously Pass Legislation Ensuring Safe Child Products

Tough measures on the manufacture and sale of child products containing BPA

June 24, 2010
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NYS Senator Eric Adams Joins Senate Majority Conference to Safeguard the Health and Nutrition of New York Children

 

 NYS Senator Eric Adams joined his colleagues in the Senate Majority Conference to announce a major victory for New York families and their children: passage of S4057B, the Child Health Plus and School Meals Enrollment Coordination Act of 2011

 NYS Senator Eric Adams states: “The Senate Majority Conference has passed S4075B, the Child Health Plus and School Meals Enrollment Coordination Act of 2011. The legislation is designed to promote good health and nutrition as part of early childhood development.

June 24, 2010
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Senator Savino Announces Passage of ‘Dignity For All Students Act’

Landmark bill will provide all students with a safe learning environment

June 23, 2010
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Senator Savino Announces Passage of ‘Dignity For All Students Act’

Landmark bill will provide all students with a safe learning environment

June 23, 2010
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Juvenile Justice Reform Passes Senate

Legislation helps youth offenders access skills & resources to becomehealthy, contributing members of society

June 22, 2010
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Senate Passes Legislation Creating 21 New Family Court Judgeships, Protecting New York’s Most Vulnerable

The Senate Democratic Majority passed legislation (S5968A/Sampson) that will establish 21 new Family Court judgeships throughout the state, including New York City and several counties. This legislation represents the first major infusion of new Family Court judges in more than three decades. 

June 22, 2010
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Legislation to Improve Participation in Local Governance of Roosevelt Island Passes New York State Senate

(Albany, NY)-The New York State Senate today unanimously passed a bill (S7985/A10392), sponsored by Senator José M. Serrano (D-Manhattan/Bronx), that will improve the governance of the Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation (RIOC), while making it more representative of the residents of the area by improving accountability and increasing transparency and openness within the Corporation.

June 22, 2010
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Senate Passes Legislation Ensuring Safe Child Products

Tough measures on the manufacture and sale of child products containing BPA

June 22, 2010
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June 22, 2010
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Senator Montgomery Participates in Panel Discussion on Juvenile Justice in New York State: Practice and Reforms

Sen. Velmanette Montgomery from The Fund for Modern Courts on Vimeo.

 

Modern Courts' Forum on Juvenile Justice in NYS: Legal Practice Policy Proposals and the Critical Need for Reform: May 2010

Senator Velmanette Montgomery participated in a panel  discussion on the present practice and newest policy proposals and initiatives in juvenile justice in New York State.

June 22, 2010
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Public Protection Budget Ensures Equal Justice For All New Yorkers

Majority adopts Interest On Lawyer Account funding in legislation

June 22, 2010
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Empowering Law Enforcement, Public Protection Budget Makes Sensible Cuts, Enhances Community Safety & Streamlines Services

In Difficult Economy, Focus on Crime Reduction, Legal Services for Poor New Yorkers

June 22, 2010
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Protecting Our Children’s Health & Nutrition

Majority Passes Child Health Plus And School Meals Enrollment Coordination Act of 2011

June 21, 2010
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