Issues: Legislature

Public Hearing Schedule September 2015

This is the latest New York State Public Hearing Schedule for September 4, 2015. You can read the document in the embed below or download the file at the bottom of the page.

September 4, 2015
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The Online Smoke Shop: Buying K2 Online

In light of this investigation which shows the ease at which individuals can by synthetic marijuana, commonly referred to as K2, Senator Jeff Klein and other lawmakers are calling on eBay, Craigslist and Backpage to remove all K2 and K2 paraphernalia from their sites. 

File: 
Online Smoke Shop Report

September 3, 2015
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Expenditure Report Period Ending 3-31-2015

Period: 
10/01/2014 - 03/31/2015

An accounting detailing total salary payments for senators and staff and every payment for travel, services and other general expenses for a 6 (six) month period. The full report is a five (5) section document consisting of a Cover, Letter from the Secretary, Table of Contents, Introduction and the Report. The report is issued by the Secretary of the Senate and is available as both a .csv file and it's original PDF format for download at the bottom of the page.

August 28, 2015
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Payroll Report - End Date 8/26/2015

Period: 
08/13/2015 - 08/26/2015
Check Date: 
09/09/2015

Bi-Weekly report of monies disbursed to Senate employees. The report is issued by the Secretary of the Senate and is available as both a .csv file and it's original PDF format for download at the bottom of the page.

The Report includes fields for the employee name, the employing office, city of employment, the employee title, the employee biweekly or hourly rate (whichever applies), the employee payroll type (see below), the pay period, the pay period's beginning and end date, the check date and the employing legislative entity.

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August 26, 2015
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SENATOR KLEIN FINDS BRONX SEX OFFENDER IN VIOLATION OF STATE LAW

One day after being released from state correctional facility, registered sex offender moves 450-feet from local elementary school

Convicted felon also found living dangerously close to UPK program, currently legal due to gaping hole in New York State Penal Law

Klein sponsored legislation would ban sex offenders from residing near UPK programs and strengthen protections for children and families

August 21, 2015
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Senator DeFrancisco Talks about his New Senate Leadership Role on Your Voice in Albany

On this week’s Your Voice cable show, Senator John A. DeFrancisco discuss his new role as Deputy Majority Leader of the NYS Senate and his goals for next year's legislative session. Senator DeFrancisco also shares his thoughts on the Wage Board’s recent decision regarding minimum wage for fast-food workers, and he talks about two human rights bills that passed both the Senate and Assembly and now await the Governor’s consideration.

Finally, Senator DeFrancisco provides more details about his 11th annual Senior Fair, which will take place Tuesday, September 29th, on the New York State Fairgrounds.

 

 

 

 

August 19, 2015
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Member Directory as of 8/18//2015

This is the New York State Senate Directory of Senator Offices and contact information.

August 18, 2015
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SENATOR KLEIN, LOCAL LEADERS & HEALTH OFFICIALS DEMAND A CRACKDOWN ON ILLICIT UNDERGROUND DRUG K2

Senator Klein introduces new legislation to strengthen penalties for sale of synthetic cannabinoids

Over 20 stores purportedly selling synthetic marijuana in The Bronx; Nearly 700 visits to Bronx emergency rooms in recent months

Senator Klein calls on Bronx District Attorney to prosecute sale of K2

August 12, 2015
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Payroll Report - End Date 8/12/2015

Period: 
07/30/2015 - 08/12/2015
Check Date: 
08/26/2015

Bi-Weekly report of monies disbursed to Senate employees. The report is issued by the Secretary of the Senate and is available as both a .csv file and it's original PDF format for download at the bottom of the page.

The Report includes fields for the employee name, the employing office, city of employment, the employee title, the employee biweekly or hourly rate (whichever applies), the employee payroll type (see below), the pay period, the pay period's beginning and end date, the check date and the employing legislative entity.

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August 12, 2015
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Senator Gallivan's Online Survey

I am working hard in the State Senate on the important issues affecting our area, especially improving our schools, delivering meaningful property tax relief, sustaining our agricultural industry, supporting our sportsmen, working to protect your Second Amendment Rights and helping New York’s businesses succeed, grow and create new jobs.

This last session we worked to enact an on-time budget without raising taxes and kept spending growth below two percent. We rolled up our sleeves and worked in a bi-partisan way to help all New Yorkers realize a stronger, brighter and more prosperous future.

I’m looking forward to continuing to spend time throughout our district hearing from citizens and business owners directly. If you have any questions, please call me at 716-656-8544.

August 4, 2015
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SENATOR FLANAGAN ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF SENATOR DEFRANCISCO AS DEPUTY MAJORITY LEADER

Senate Majority Leader John J. Flanagan today announced the appointment of Senator John DeFrancisco as Deputy Majority Leader of the New York State Senate, preserving a critical regional balance in the leadership of the chamber.

July 30, 2015
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Payroll Report - End Date 7/29/2015

Period: 
07/16/2015 - 07/29/2015
Check Date: 
08/12/2015

Bi-Weekly report of monies disbursed to Senate employees. The report is issued by the Secretary of the Senate and is available as both a .csv file and it's original PDF format for download at the bottom of the page.

The Report includes fields for the employee name, the employing office, city of employment, the employee title, the employee biweekly or hourly rate (whichever applies), the employee payroll type (see below), the pay period, the pay period's beginning and end date, the check date and the employing legislative entity.

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July 29, 2015
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Payroll Report - End Date 7/15/2015

Period: 
07/02/2015 - 07/15/2015
Check Date: 
07/29/2015

Bi-Weekly report of monies disbursed to Senate employees. The report is issued by the Secretary of the Senate and is available as both a .csv file and it's original PDF format for download at the bottom of the page.

The Report includes fields for the employee name, the employing office, city of employment, the employee title, the employee biweekly or hourly rate (whichever applies), the employee payroll type (see below), the pay period, the pay period's beginning and end date, the check date and the employing legislative entity.

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July 15, 2015
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SENATOR AVELLA AND IDC LEADER KLEIN JOIN ELECTED OFFICIALS AND COMMUNITY ACTIVISTS TO COMMEND REJECTION OF PAN AM PROPOSAL

(QUEENS, NY) Today, State Senator Tony Avella and Independent Democratic Conference Leader Jeff Klein joined elected officials and community activists to praise the rejection of the Pan Am shelter proposal.

The proposal, returned by the Office of the Comptroller for concerns about health, safety, and fire code violations, has now been rejected for the second time in two months. The decision came just two days after Senator Avella, IDC Leader Klein, and other elected officials and community activists held a press conference to call for the contract’s rejection.

July 9, 2015
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FROM THE DESK OF SENATOR JACK M. MARTINS

Ye Ol’ Grindstone

     At this time of year I think back to the last few weeks of school as they wound down to just days and those days finally turned into minutes. We’d watch that clock on the wall as it ticked off the moments until summer and truth be told, it seemed impossible to concentrate on getting any work done. As kids, we were absolutely certain this time was meant to be like a landing strip, with schoolwork gently tapering off to ease us gracefully into the joys summer…And if you had teachers like mine, you were rudely awakened.

July 9, 2015
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SENATOR AVELLA AND IDC LEADER KLEIN STAND WITH ELECTED OFFICIALS AND COMMUNITY ACTIVISTS TO URGE REJECTION OF SAMARITAN VILLAGE CONTRACT

Call on the Assembly to Pass Companion  Legislation to Senator Klein’s Bill Requiring a Public Forum Prior to Shelter Siting

(QUEENS, NY) Today, State Senator Tony Avella and Independent Democratic Conference Leader Jeff Klein joined elected officials and community activists to call for the rejection of the Samaritan Village proposal to convert the illegal Pan Am shelter into a permanent shelter. They urged the Assembly to pass companion legislation to Senator Klein’s bill that would require that a public community forum is held prior to the approval of a shelter site.

July 7, 2015
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Payroll Report - End Date 7/01/2015

Period: 
06/18/2015 - 07/01/2015

Check Date: 
07/15/2015

Bi-Weekly report of monies disbursed to Senate employees. The report is issued by the Secretary of the Senate and is available as both a .csv file and it's original PDF format for download at the bottom of the page.

The Report includes fields for the employee name, the employing office, city of employment, the employee title, the employee biweekly or hourly rate (whichever applies), the employee payroll type (see below), the pay period, the pay period's beginning and end date, the check date and the employing legislative entity.

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Attachment: 
Payroll Report - End Date 7/01/2015

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Payroll Report - End Date 7/01/2015

July 1, 2015
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Public Hearing Schedule June 2015

This is the latest New York State Public Hearing Schedule for June 26, 2015. You can read the document in the embed below or download the file at the bottom of the page.

June 26, 2015
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Progress Ahead for Former J.N. Adam Developmental Center

Recently-passed legislation directs the state to produce a report on the best uses for the property

 

ALBANY – The long-vacant J.N. Adam site could soon see progress toward development following action by the state Legislature.

 

June 24, 2015
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