Issues: Health

Oppenheimer and Paulin Hail Governor's Signing of Bill to Empower Local Boards of Health

Assemblywoman Amy Paulin (D-Scarsdale) and Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) are pleased to announce that their bill allowing local boards of health to impose civil penalties equal to those imposed by the State of New York has been signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo (S. S.3470/A.346).

The new law will eliminate a disparity in the civil penalties that can be assessed for a violation of the public health law or regulations or the State Sanitary Code.  Previously, the State could impose a penalty of up to $2,000 per violation, while a local board of health was limited to a maximum penalty of $1000.

August 9, 2011
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ADDABBO’S & NY BLOOD CENTER’S SUMMER BLOOD DRIVE: WIN 2 TICKETS TO WPLJ’S SCOTT & TODD BLAST OFF MORNING SHOW!

*ALL DONORS GET A FREE SCOTT & TODD PHONE SCAM CD*
NYC Has Critical Summertime Shortages of Blood; People Can’t Live Without It  

August 8, 2011
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Forum/Town Hall: A Roundtable Discussion on the growing problems of prescription drug abuse and diversion throughout New York State and on possible policy solutions

Joint - Senate Standing Committee on Alcoholism and Drug AbuseChair: Senator Jeffrey D. Kleinand Senate Standing Committee on HealthChair: Senator Kemp HannonRoundtable: A Roundtable Discussion on the growing problems of prescription drug abuse and diversion throughout New York State and on possible policy solutionsPlace: Senate Hearing Room, 250 Broadway, 19th Floor, New York, New YorkTime: 10:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.Contact: Gabriel Paniza (518) 455-3594Media Contact: Rich Azzopardi (518) 455-3595ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

August 31, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Forum/Town Hall: A Roundtable Discussion on the growing problems of prescription drug abuse and diversion throughout New York State and on possible policy solutions

Joint - Senate Standing Committee on Alcoholism and Drug AbuseChair: Senator Jeffrey D. Kleinand Senate Standing Committee on HealthChair: Senator Kemp HannonRoundtable: A Roundtable Discussion on the growing problems of prescription drug abuse and diversion throughout New York State and on possible policy solutionsPlace: Senate Hearing Room, 250 Broadway, 19th Floor, New York, New YorkTime: 10:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.Contact: Gabriel Paniza (518) 455-3594Media Contact: Rich Azzopardi (518) 455-3595ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

August 31, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Governor Signs Senator Gianaris Bed Bug Legislation

QUEENS, NY--Senator Michael Gianaris’ Bed Bug Notification Bill for New York City Public Schools was signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo. Senator Gianaris wrote and first introduced the legislation in 2007, when he was a member of the Assembly. The legislation requires that the Parent Teacher Association and all parents of potentially affected New York City school children receive notification from school health officials upon detection of bed bugs in their child's school. The notification includes informational brochures that enable parents to take preventative steps and make more informed decisions regarding the health and safety of their children and families.

August 4, 2011
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Join Senator Rivera to Walk With Your Senator

Come talk to your State Senator about issues in the community that concern you and get some exercise in at the same time. Join Senator Rivera and WalkNYC every Tuesday at 6pm at St. James Park at 2530 Jerome Ave.

August 30, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Join Senator Rivera to Walk With Your Senator

Come talk to your State Senator about issues in the community that concern you and get some exercise in at the same time. Join Senator Rivera and WalkNYC every Tuesday at 6pm at St. James Park at 2530 Jerome Ave.

August 23, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Join Senator Rivera to Walk With Your Senator

Come talk to your State Senator about issues in the community that concern you and get some exercise in at the same time. Join Senator Rivera and WalkNYC every Tuesday at 6pm at St. James Park at 2530 Jerome Ave.

August 16, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Senator Martins to Hold Blood Drive August 24

In response to the need for blood donations during the summer months, Senator Jack M. Martins is sponsoring a blood drive along with the New York Blood Center that will take place on Wednesday, August 24 from 2:30-7 p.m. The Long Island Blood Services van will be at the Herricks Community Center, 999 Herricks Road in New Hyde Park.

Blood donations will be taken by Long Island Blood Services, a division of the New York Blood Center. According to the New York Blood Center, blood donations tend to drop significantly during the summer months when people go on vacation. Still, the need for blood never takes a vacation.

August 4, 2011
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Join Senator Rivera to Walk With Your Senator

Come talk to your State Senator about issues in the community that concern you and get some exercise in at the same time. Join Senator Rivera and WalkNYC every Tuesday at 6pm at St. James Park at 2530 Jerome Ave.

 

August 9, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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West Side Spirit: Senator Espaillat discusses the health impact of sewage spilling into the Hudson River and calls for improved notification system

Unclean Waters:

Do 200 million gallons of sewage dumped into the Hudson last week pose a health threat to Upper West Siders?

August 4, 2011
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CO-SPONSORS ADDABBO, BRADY & MARSHAK HOLD SUCCESSFUL SENIOR SUNSET SUPPER / ELDER LAW SEMINAR: “HEALTH CARE PROXY FOR ALL”

Queens, NY, August 1, 2011 – On Thursday, July 28, NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., co- sponsored a Senior Sunset Supper that included a Health Care Proxy seminar at Sugar Bun Bakery, 156-22 Crossbay Boulevard, Howard Beach, with elder law attorneys and partners at Brady & Marshak, Linda Marshak and Nancy Brady, R.N.  The event kicked off the law firm’s “Health Care Proxy for All” campaign.

August 2, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO AND CCMAC TO OFFER FREE SKIN CANCER SCREENING PROGRAM

New York State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) will be partnering with the Colette Coyne Melanoma Awareness Campaign (CCMAC) in sponsoring a free skin cancer screening program to help protect residents from skin cancer. 

August 1, 2011
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Free Skin Cancer Screening Program- Wantagh Park

New York State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) will be partnering with the Colette Coyne Melanoma Awareness Campaign (CCMAC) in sponsoring a free skin cancer screening program to help protect residents from skin cancer. 

August 25, 12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
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Senator Gianaris speaks at press conference celebrating the one-year anniversary of the NYC restaurant grading system.

The press conference was held by NYC Department of Health and Mayor Bloomberg at Sparks Deli in Long Island City.

August 1, 2011
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Sen. Grisanti's "TRIS Bill" to Protect Children is Now a Law in New York State

GOVERNOR CUOMO TO SIGN LAW TO PROHIBIT SALE OF CHILD PRODUCTS CONTAINING DANGEROUS CHEMICALS

New Law Protects Children by Banning TRIS Flame Retardant, a known Cancer-Causing Substance, from Child Care Products

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced he will sign a law to prohibit the sale of child care products containing the flame retardant chemical TRIS which has been known to cause cancer in test animals and has been banned for decades from children’s clothing.

July 30, 2011
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Blood Drive sponsored by Senator Addabbo & WPLJ

Senator Addabbo and WPLJ are teaming up with the New York Blood Center for a summer blood drive. During the summer the supply of blood gets critically low. So we are doing our part to help replenish the supply. On Saturday, August 20th from 9AM to 3PM the bloodmobile will be in front of Rite Aid located at 65-35 Woodhaven Blvd in Rego Park to collect blood. Each donor will receive a free Scott & Todd 'Phone Scams' CD and if we reach 40 pints of blood we will raffle off tickets to Scott & Todd's WPLJ Friday Morning Blast Off Show in the fall of 2011.

If you would like to make a donation please call Pete at Senator Addabbo's district office at 718-738-1111 to make an appointment.

August 20, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Sen. Espaillat, Environmental Activists Demonstrate Against Dumping of Untreated Sewage into Hudson River and Call for Better Notification System to Protect the Public

State Senator Adriano Espaillat (D – Manhattan/Bronx) called for an end to the disturbing practice of dumping untreated sewage waste, even in extenuating circumstances. Sen. Espaillat, joined by environmental activists following a major accident at the North River Wastewater Treatment Plant and the ensuing dumping of millions of gallons of untreated sewage into the Hudson River, also called for better notification systems to alert the public in emergency cases where the quality of New York waterways has been compromised.

July 27, 2011
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Senator Gianaris Pushes For More Education Efforts Due To Increased Number Of Bed Bug Cases

Number of confirmed cases tripled this year in NYC public schools 

Queens, NY – The number of bed bug cases in New York City public schools drastically increased during the 2010-2011 academic year as compared to the prior year. According to the New York City Department of Education (NYC DOE), around 3,590 cases of bedbugs were reported this year, which is over three times more than last year’s 1,019 cases. Senator Gianaris stresses that school teachers and administrators need to be more vigilant in notifying parents of measures they can take to combat bed bugs in order to keep the epidemic from spreading. 

July 26, 2011
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STATEMENT FROM SENATOR DAVID J. VALESKY ON GOVERNOR SIGNING MISSING VULNERABLE ADULT ALERT SYSTEM INTO LAW

I am very pleased that Governor Cuomo has signed this bill into law. It is a fact that the longer vulnerable adults are missing, the more likely they are to be injured or killed. This law, which many of us have worked on for years, will enable families and law enforcement to get the word out about missing people faster, and therefore increase the likelihood of finding them unharmed.

July 25, 2011
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