Issues: Judiciary

Senator Parker Commends The Nomination of Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam: Congratulates the Governor on Selecting the First African American Woman Justice for New York's High Court

(Brooklyn, NY) “I commend Governor Andrew Cuomo for nominating a superior jurist, Sheila Abdus-Salaam, for a position on New York’s highest court.  Judge Abdus-Salaam is not only a talented and knowledgeable legal scholar, but she also understands the challenges of everyday New Yorkers. 

April 11, 2013
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SENATOR BONACIC ON PRESERVING CASA FUNDING IN THE JUDICIARY BUDGET

Senator Bonacic discusses the legislature preserving CASA funding in the 2013-2014 New York State Budget- March 26, 2013

March 27, 2013
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STATE BUDGET PROVIDES REAL TAX RELIEF FOR MIDDLE CLASS FAMILIES AND BUSINESSES, ADDRESSES CHALLENGES FACING UPSTATE

ALBANY - The New York State Senate has passed the State Budget on time for the third consecutive year, Senator Patrick M. Gallivan announced today. The spending plan adheres to a self-imposed two percent spending cap, contains significant tax relief for middle-class families and businesses, and also addresses some of the unique challenges facing Western New York.

March 27, 2013
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Committee Meeting: Judiciary Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Judiciary Senator John J. Bonacic, Chair 11:30 AM, Tuesday, April 16, 2013 Room 123 CAP

April 16, 11:30 AM - 11:40 AM
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Department of Financial Services to Speek Resolution of Insurance Claims in Areas Affected by SANDY

The NYS Department of Financial Services (DFS) is setting new rules to speed the processing of insurance claims in areas affected by Storm Sandy. The new regulation reduces the amount of time an insurer can delay its decision on a claim, and requires insurers to report to the Department on how many claims it is delaying and the reasons for the delays.

February 27, 2013
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Senator Bonacic speaks on the Senate floor regarding the confirmation of Jenny Rivera as a Judge of the Court of Appeals

Senator Bonacic, Chairman of the New York State Senate Judiciary Committee, speaks about recently confirmed Court of Appeals Judge Jenny Rivera.

February 14, 2013
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STATEMENT FROM SENATOR ADRIANO ESPAILLAT ON THE CONFIRMATION OF COURT OF APPEALS JUDGE JENNY RIVERA

 

“I am proud that Professor Jenny Rivera has finally been confirmed as Court of Appeals Judge. Professor Rivera will bring intellect, judgment and experience, while presiding over cases affecting millions of New Yorkers.

February 11, 2013
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Hudson Valley YNN: Governor’s nomination for Court of Appeals being challenged

Febuary 5, 2013 : by Nick ReismanGovernor Cuomo has nominated Jenny Rivera to serve on the Court of Appeals. But some senators raised concerns about her lack of experience, delaying the judiciary committee's vote on Tuesday. And at least one senator still had questions about why exactly Rivera was picked. Capital Tonight's Nick Reisman reports.ALBANY, N.Y. -- Confirmations for the state's highest court tend to be anti-climatic affairs. The governor makes a nomination to the Court of Appeals and the State Senate reviews the candidate and then confirms them. But not this time.

February 7, 2013
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Committee Meeting: Judiciary Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on JudiciarySenator John J. Bonacic, Chair10:00 AM, Tuesday, February 5, 2013Room 124 CAP

February 5, 10:00 AM - 10:46 AM
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Committee Meeting: Judiciary Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Judiciary Senator John J. Bonacic, Chair 12:45 PM, Monday, February 4, 2013 Room 124 CAP

February 4, 12:45 PM - 3:45 PM
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Your Voice with Senator John Bonacic: Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing for Court of Appeals Nominee

 Senate Judiciary Chairman Senator Bonacic discusses the Judiciary Committee Hearing for the Governor's Court of Appeals nominee Jenny Rivera- Tuesday, January 29, 2013.

January 30, 2013
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Public Hearing: Hearing for Court of Appeals Nominee Jenny Rivera

Senate Standing Committee on JudiciaryChair: Senator John J. BonacicPublic Hearing: Hearing for Court of Appeals Nominee Jenny RiveraPlace: Capitol Building, Room 124, Albany, New YorkTime: 12:00 – 1:00 P.M.Contact: Jessica Cherry (518) 455-3181Media Contact: Jessica Cherry - cherry@nysenate.govORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

February 4, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Governor Cuomo Outlines 2013-2014 Executive Budget to Maintain Fiscal Responsibility and Continue to Invest in Economic Growth

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo unveiled the proposed 2013-14Executive Budget and Management Plan that builds on two years of balanced, fiscally responsible budgeting and invests in economic development, education reform, rebuilding after Superstorm Sandy, provides support to local governments and school districts, and includes no new taxes or fees.

Highlights of the Executive Budget:

· Eliminates $1.3 billion budget gap with no new taxes or fees. The expected gap for 2013-14 was projected to be $17.4 billion prior to the last two responsible budgets.

· Holds spending increases below 2 percent for third consecutive year.

January 23, 2013
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Law could simplify voter registration

The Queens Chronicle wrote an article about the Voter Empowerment Act of New York bill, which Senator Gianaris introduced along with Assemblyman Brian Kavanagh and the Brennan Center for Justice. Senator Gianaris believes this proposal could save the state and its counties hundreds of thousands of dollars per election.

State Sen. Mike Gianaris (D-Astoria), Assemblyman Brian Kavanagh (D-Manhattan) and the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law introduced the Voter Empowerment Act of New York bill on June 7.

 

June 25, 2012
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Committee Meeting: Judiciary Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Judiciary Senator John J. Bonacic, Chair Thursday , June 21, 2012 OFF THE FLOOR

June 21, 11:15 AM - 11:30 AM
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