Issues: Veterans

SENATE PASSES LEGISLATION TO ALLOW CROSSBOW HUNTING IN NEW YORK

Gallivan Says “It’s Time To Expand Opportunities For State’s Sportsmen”

ALBANY - Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma) announced today that the New York State Senate has again passed legislation (1699-B) to make the crossbow a legal hunting implement in New York State, and empower the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to promulgate rules and regulations to establish a crossbow hunting season and govern their use in New York.

June 14, 2013
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LIVINGSTON COUNTY VETERANS MEMORIAL HIGHWAY LEGISLATION PASSES SENATE UNANIMOUSLY

Gallivan Bill Seeks To Designate Part Of Route 20A In Honor Of Area Vets

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R,C,I - 59th District) announced this week that the New York State Senate passed legislation (S.4752 - Gallivan) to designate a portion of State Route 20A in Livingston County as the “Livingston County Veterans Memorial Highway.” The portion to be designated begins at State Route 20A’s intersection with Route I-390 and continues west to Livingston County’s border with Wyoming County.

June 13, 2013
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Senate Passes Package Of Bills To Assist Veterans

ALBANY, 06/12/13 -- State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I – Oneonta) today announced senate passage of a package of legislation to help New York’s military veterans achieve success in business, employment and education.  A bill sponsored by Senator Seward (S.3572) that would exempt veterans organizations from paying taxes on heating fuel was part of the package.

June 12, 2013
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SENATE PASSES BILLS TO ASSIST NEW YORK’S VETERANS

Bills Provide Veterans With Business, Employment & Education Assistance

 

The New York State Senate passed a package of legislation today to help New York’s military veterans achieve success in business, employment and education.

 

The Senate passed a bill (S2803A), sponsored by Senator Greg Ball (R-C, Pawling), that would establish a program to provide state contract preferences for small businesses owned by service disabled veterans. The bill would mirror a highly successful program for federal contracting.

 

June 12, 2013
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Senate Passes Bills to Assist New York's Veterans

The New York State Senate passed a package of legislation today to help New York’s military veterans achieve success in business, employment and education.   The Senate passed a bill (S2803A), sponsored by Senator Greg Ball (R-C, Pawling), that would establish a program to provide state contract preferences for small businesses owned by service disabled veterans.  The bill would mirror a highly successful program for federal contracting. Information released by the New York State Department of Labor and the U.S. Census stated that nearly 20 percent of recent veterans under the age of 30 are unemployed. It was also reported that a staggering 28 percent of Gulf War-II era veterans reported having a service-connected disability.

June 12, 2013
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Senate Passes Bills To Assist New York's Veterans

Bills Provide Veterans With Business, Employment & Education AssistanceThe New York State Senate passed a package of legislation today to help New York’s military veterans achieve success in business, employment and education.

June 12, 2013
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Committee Meeting: Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Senator Greg Ball, Chair Wednesday, June 12, 2013 Room 332 CAP

June 12, 11:00 AM - 11:03 AM
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Senator Gianaris Honors Astoria Resident and WWII Hero

I presented lifelong Astoria resident and World War II hero Robert (Bob) Danke with his official plaque and poster signifying his induction into the New York State Senate Veteran's Hall of Fame. Bob is a true American hero and I was proud to join him and his family to commemorate the services he rendered his country.

Check out this Queens Tribune article for more details on Bob's heroic service.

June 11, 2013
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Senator Gustavo Rivera Inducts Don Thomas to the New York State Veteran’s Hall of Fame

Bronx, NY – Senator Gustavo Rivera (D-Bronx) will induct Don Thomas to the New York State Veteran’s Hall of Fame for his exemplary service on behalf of our nation and community at the Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Group’s Award Ceremony on Sunday, June 9, 2013.

June 6, 2013
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Senator Parker Honors Our Fallen Heroes

(Albany, NY) Today Senator Kevin Parker (D-21) passed another bill in honor of our fallen heroes.  Senate Bill 1615A makes it possible for not-for-profit veterans organizations to claim unclaimed veterans’ cremated remains so that they might be interred respectfully and honorably.  In 2010, Senator Parker’s original veterans “cremains” legislation was signed into law, which allowed for funeral directors, undertakers and funeral firms to honorably inter unclaimed cremated remains of veterans.  This bill creates parity for funeral homes, cemeteries and crematoriums so that they too might be able to bring veterans’ cremated remains to their final resting place respectfully and honorably

June 5, 2013
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Senator Larkin Honors Commitment and Sacrifice for Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a holiday that focuses on remembering and honoring those Service Members who have sacrificed in the service of their country.  The holiday was originally intended as a day of remembrance to honor those killed in the Civil War, a conflict that left as many military deaths as all other conflicts in American history combined.  Since its inception, this holiday has evolved to encompass remembrance for all those killed in every conflict fought by the United States.  It is important to honor this service and sacrifice on Memorial Day more now than ever, especially in an era of ongoing combat operations that has left 6,808 Americans killed, and tens of thousands wounded. Senator Bill Larkin (R-C-I-Cornwall-on-Hudson) said, “These men and women sacrif

June 3, 2013
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Senator O'Brien supports reservists, National Guard members

ALBANY, N.Y. – Senator Ted O’Brien today announced that the State Senate passed an amendment to the real property tax law that would allow local governments to grant a 5 percent tax reduction to long-term veterans of the National Guard or any of the reserve branches of the United States Military. Senator O'Brien voted yes on the measure.

June 3, 2013
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SENATOR GALLIVAN’S WEEKLY VOTING REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF MAY 27, 2013

In An Effort To Keep The Community And Citizens Better Informed About The Business Being Undertaken By Their Elected State Government, Senator Gallivan Will Publish Important Legislative Votes Following Each Week’s Legislative Session

June 3, 2013
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Local Veteran from Wellsville joins Veterans' Hall of Fame

Art Van Tyne nominated to New York State Senate Veterans’ Hall of Fame by Senator Catharine Young

ALBANY – Lt. Col. Art Van Tyne’s outstanding record of military service and community involvement are the reasons why he was inducted into the New York State Senate Veterans' Hall of Fame as Senator Catharine Young’s 2013 nominee.

May 31, 2013
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Senator Parker Announces Veterans Package -- Better Treatment For NY Veterans

(Albany, NY) Senator Kevin Parker (D- Brooklyn) announced his veterans legislative package consisting of four bills addressing post-service homelessness, sexual trauma, substance and alcohol abuse, mental stigma, unclaimed remains, and job credits.

May 31, 2013
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Committee Meeting: Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Senator Greg Ball, Chair 1:30 PM, Tuesday, June 4, 2013 Room 816 LOB

June 4, 1:30 PM - 1:34 PM
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Leader Stewart-Cousins Speaking at the Elmsford Memorial Day Ceremony

Leader Stewart-Cousins spent her morning at Elmsford's 83rd Annual Memorial Day Parade & Service, speaking at the ceremony to honor the courage and sacrifice of the brave men and women who died fighting for the great nation we live in.

May 30, 2013
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Senator David Carlucci Invites Veteran’s Hall of Fame 2013 Honoree Charlie Maushardt to Albany

ALBANY, NY – Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester) today invited Charles “Charlie” Maushardt, a life-long resident of Rockland County, up to Albany to induct him as the newest member of the New York State Senate Veteran’s Hall of Fame.  This prestigious designation is designed to pay tribute to New Yorkers whose gallantry in the U.S. Armed Forces is complemented by their service to the community.

May 29, 2013
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Ranzenhofer comments on bill to rename part of I-990

Albany, N.Y. - Senator Ranzenhofer comments on his bill, S.3550B, to designate a portion of interstate highway 990 in Erie County as the "Staff Sergeant William R. Wilson III Memorial Highway."

This legislation would celebrate the late Staff Sgt. William R. Wilson III, of Getzville,  who was killed March 26, 2012, while serving in Afghanistan. Staff Sgt. Wilson was killed in Paktika Province, in Eastern Afghanistan, where he was training Afghan soldiers and police to take over the country's security.  Click here for more information about the legislation.

 

May 29, 2013
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