The New York State Senate will be celebrating Earth Week by acting upon an extensive package of 27 bills that would create new protections for natural resources, promote energy conservation, help create green jobs, and increase tourism through enhanced recreational opportunities. Senate Majority Leader Dean G.
Earlier this year, Yates County Sheriff Ron Spike received the New York State Sheriffs' Association Institute's most prestigious award -- the "Sheriff Grover Cleveland Award," an award that the Association has bestowed only three times before in its history.
It's quite an honor, and well deserved.
Congratulations to Sheriff Spike, and thank you for your long-standing commitment to public safety and security in Yates County and across the region
Momentum for Adams-Squadron-Lentol Bill to Stop Bridge Trespassing Increases After RFK Bridge Incident
NEW YORK – In response to yet another trespassing incident on a New York City bridge -- the RFK Triborough Bridge was breached by climbers on Wednesday, March 25 -- Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams, State Senator Daniel Squadron, and Assemblymember Joseph Lentol announced key support of Bronx, Manhattan and Queens elected officials for their state legislation to raise trespassing penalties on critical infrastructure. Congressmembers Crowley, Maloney and Rangel; Bronx Borough President Diaz Jr.; State Senators Gianaris and Serrano; Assemblymembers Rodriguez, Simon and Simotas; and Councilmember Constantinides all represent the RFK Triborough Bridge or Brooklyn Bridge, and have now co-sponsored or endorsed the bill.
The New York State Senate is holding its second joint committee hearing examining police safety and public protection this morning, beginning at 10 a.m., in Hearing Room A of the Legislative Office Building in Albany.
The hearing will be convened by four Senate committees – Codes, chaired by Senator Michael Nozzolio (R-C, Fayette); Crime Victims, Crime and Corrections, chaired by Senator Pat Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma); Investigations and Government Operations, chaired by Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R, Syosset); and Civil Service and Pensions, chaired by Senator Martin Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn).
Senator Amedore joined colleagues at a press conference on February 26, 2015 to discuss Blue Lives Matter, a great non-profit organization created to help the families of fallen and injured law enforcement officers.
The New York State Senate today held the first in a series of public hearings to provide a thorough review of issues affecting the safety of law enforcement and the public in New York City. The hearing was jointly convened by four Senate committees to address serious concerns raised by the shooting deaths of two NYPD Officers, Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu, in addition to other recent attacks and hostility directed at law enforcement.
On Friday, the Times Union reported that Governor Cuomo vetoed a bill to make police disciplinary procedures subject to collective bargaining. The article quoted Senator Krueger, who opposed the bill, which would deny municipalities, counties, and the state the flexibility they need to protect the public by acting as they feel is necessary and appropriate in police disciplinary proceedings:
“I want to thank Fran Scarantino and STARS Programs for Children for providing my Howard Beach office with blue ribbons for any resident who wants to show their support for our local police officers and the NYPD throughout the city,” said State Senator Joseph Addabbo, Jr.
“Each year, when the future of our city’s finest graduate the Police Academy and become rookie officers, they are bestowed a badge. This badge shows they are our community’s protectors and allies, and we the public become their priority,” said State Senator Joseph Addabbo, Jr.“Jobs like that are one of a kind, and I sincerely commend these young officers for joining the NYPD and wish them nothing but the best on what is hopefully a safe and productive journey.
I am pleased to announce that the New York State Senate will hold a series of public hearings convened by four Senate committees starting this month to examine police safety and public protection in New York City and throughout the state.
The hearings will review serious safety concerns raised by the shooting deaths of two NYPD Officers, Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu, in addition to other recent attacks and hostility directed at law enforcement.
Hearings Will Focus on Serious Safety Concerns Raised By the Shooting Deaths of Two New York City Police Officers
The New York State Senate will hold a series of public hearings convened by four Senate committees starting in early January to examine police safety and public protection in New York City and throughout the state. The hearings will review serious safety concerns raised by the shooting deaths of two NYPD Officers, Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu, in addition to other recent attacks and hostility directed at law enforcement.