Issues: Legislature

Important New Laws Taking Effect January 1, 2015

As we rapidly approach the New Year, I just wanted to touch base to let you know that a number of new laws will be taking effect on January 1, 2015.   These include:

December 22, 2014
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MEASURES TO HELP VETERANS, PROTECT MINORS, AND CREATE JOBS ARE AMONG NEW LAWS THAT TAKE EFFECT JANUARY 1, 2015

Measures to help veterans find employment and housing are among the highlights of new state laws that will take effect on January 1, 2015. 

Other laws that take effect on New Year’s Day will: reduce the tax burden on businesses; provide tax credits to employers that hire people with developmental disabilities; allow banks to freeze credit records of minors to prevent identity theft; protect people in adult care facilities; encourage music and theatrical productions in upstate New York; and expand opportunities to finance end-of-life care.  

December 19, 2014
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Chanukah is the celebration of Miracles!

"Chanukah is the celebration of miracles, a reminder that all things are possible," Senator Parker said.  "As you celebrate the spirit of Chanukah with friends and family, I wish you health, happiness and good fortune." The holiday celebrates a legendary victory of the Maccabees, a band of Jews, over a Greek army that occupied the Holy Land.  After the battle, the victorious Maccabees found only a one day supply of oil in the temple to light the lamps.  But the oil burned miraculously for eight days, the story says.

December 17, 2014
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Payroll Report - End Date 12/17/2014

Period: 
12/04/2014 - 12/17/2014
Check Date: 
12/31/2014

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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December 17, 2014
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SENATOR KLEIN INTRODUCES NEW LEGISLATION THAT PROVIDES VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE EQUAL ACCESS TO PUBLIC HOUSING

Current New York City Housing Authority Ranking System Places Homeless Families First In Line For Public Housing; Thousands of Domestic Violence Victims Inadvertently Displaced Due to Unfair Priority System

December 15, 2014
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Public Hearing Schedule December 2014

This is the latest New York State Public Hearing Schedule for December 12, 2014. You can read the document in the embed below or download the file at the bottom of the page.

December 5, 2014
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NY Senate Web Presence Analytics November 2014

Monthly analytics for the New York State Senate’s web presence.

File: 
NYSenate_Web_Analytics_2014-11-01_to_2014-11-30.xls

December 5, 2014
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Payroll Report - End Date 12/03/2014

Period: 
11/20/2014 - 12/03/2014
Check Date: 
12/17/2014

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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December 3, 2014
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Payroll Report - End Date 11/19/2014

Period: 
11/06/2014 - 11/19/2014
Check Date: 
12/03/2014

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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November 19, 2014
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Assemblyman Tedisco and Senator Larkin: On Veterans Day, Time to G.I.V.E Back to Disabled Veterans

Lawmakers seek first-in-the-nation set-aside program to enable service-disabled

veterans to participate in annual state legislative internship program 

On Veterans Day, Assemblyman Jim Tedisco (R,C,I-Glenville) and New York State Senator Bill Larkin (R,C-Cornwall-on-Hudson), a World War II and Korean War combat veteran, today called on the state Legislature to create the G.I.V.E. Back NY program (Giving Internships for disabled Veterans not fully Employed) to enable disabled veterans to participate in the Assembly and Senate’s annual legislative internship program.

November 12, 2014
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Public Hearing Schedule November 2014

This is the latest New York State Public Hearing Schedule for November 21, 2014. You can read the document in the embed below or download the file at the bottom of the page.

November 7, 2014
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NY Senate Web Presence Analytics October 2014

Monthly analytics for the New York State Senate’s web presence.

File: 
NYSenate_Web_Analytics_2014-10-01_to_2014-10-31.xls

November 6, 2014
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Payroll Report - End Date 11/05/2014

Period: 
10/23/2014 - 11/05/2014
Check Date: 
11/19/2014

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.

Payroll Types:

November 5, 2014
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Payroll Report - End Date 10/22/2014

Period: 
10/09/2014 - 10/22/2014
Check Date: 
11/05/2014

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.

Payroll Types:

October 22, 2014
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Payroll Report - End Date 10/08/2014

Period: 
09/25/2014 - 10/08/2014
Check Date: 
10/22/2014

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.

Payroll Types:

October 8, 2014
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Public Hearing Schedule October 2014

This is the latest New York State Public Hearing Schedule for October 24, 2014. You can read the document in the embed below or download the file at the bottom of the page.

October 3, 2014
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NY Senate Web Presence Analytics September 2014

Monthly analytics for the New York State Senate’s web presence.

File: 
NYSenate_Web_Analytics_Sep_2014.xls

October 2, 2014
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NY Senate Web Presence Analytics August 2014

Monthly analytics for the New York State Senate’s web presence.

File: 
NYSenate_Web_Analytics_August_2014.xls

October 2, 2014
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NY Senate Web Presence Analytics July 2014

Monthly analytics for the New York State Senate’s web presence.

File: 
NYSenate_Web_Analytics_July_2014.xls

October 2, 2014
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NY Senate Web Presence Analytics June 2014

Monthly analytics for the New York State Senate’s web presence.

File: 
NYSenate_Web_Analytics_June_2014.xls

October 2, 2014
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