Issues: Families

Child Protection Act 2010

New From Senator Shirley L. HuntleyFor Immediate Release: July 6, 2010Contact: Ami Shah | shah@senate.state.ny.us | (518) 455-3531

SENATOR HUNTLEY KEEPING KIDS SAFE: MANDATESLIFE WITHOUT PAROLE FOR CHILD KILLERSChild Protection Act of 2010 Strengthens Penal Law,Establishes New Penalties for Murder & Rape of a Child

July 5, 2010
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July 2, 2010
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Majority Establishes Head Injury Awareness And Prevention Act

Creates programs to help in prevention and recognition of concussions

July 2, 2010
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August 21, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Free Outdoor Movie Night

Featured Movie -  Kung Fu Panda

July 30, 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
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Free Outdoor Movie Night

Featured Movie - Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs

July 23, 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
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Free Outdoor Movie Night

Featured Movie -  Paul Blart: Mall Cop

July 21, 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
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National Park and Recreation Month

Dear Constituents:

 Our summer vacations are beginning, taking advantage of pleasant weather and longer daylight hours. Therefore, ever since 1985, July has been called Park and Recreation Month.

July 1, 2010
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STACHOWSKI BILL ESTABLISHES HEAD INJURY AWARENESS AND PREVENTION ACT: Creates Program To Help In Prevention And Recognition Of Concussions

      In an effort spearheaded by Senator William T. Stachowski (D-Lake View), the Senate has passed legislation (S.8420) to establish the Head Injury Awareness and Prevention Act.  The measure creates several programs that will improve early intervention and response of coaches and parents by educating them on the proper evaluation and management of concussions.

July 1, 2010
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SENATOR KLEIN AND BRONX BOROUGH PRESIDENT DIAZ HOST ANNUAL 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION

State Senator and Deputy Majority Leader Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. hosted their annual Fourth of July Boardwalk Festival and Fireworks Extravaganza at Orchard Beach on Thursday, July 1st from 6-10PM. The event was free, open to the public and featured music, a magic show, face painting, balloon art, and a fireworks extravaganza.

July 1, 2010
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Senate Majority Extends Rights To LGBT Couples

Legislation grants bereavement leave to employees in same-sex relationships

June 30, 2010
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Boardwalk Festival and Fireworks Extravaganza

State Senator and Deputy Majority Leader Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. will host their annual Fourth of July Boardwalk Festival and Fireworks Extravaganza at Orchard Beach on Thursday, July 1st from 6-10PM. The event is free, open to the public and will feature music, a magic show, face painting, and balloon art. The fireworks show begins at 9PM.

July 1, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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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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