Issues: Miscellaneous

SENATOR MARTINS: “STEVEN KOVACS LAW” PASSED BY STATE LEGISLATURE

First in the Nation Law Would Require Homeowners to Get Help for Individuals Who Have a Medical Emergency in Their Home

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola) has announced that the New York State Senate and Assembly have passed “Steven Kovacs Law,” to help ensure that individuals get the help they need in a medical emergency. The legislation would require homeowners to try and get help if someone overdoses or has a medical emergency in their home.

June 19, 2014
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MUTE SWANS TO BE SAVED FROM DANGER

Senator Avella announces passage of his bill to save the majestic birds from impending eradication by the State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) 

June 19, 2014
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Fizz Boom Read!

Ranzenhofer supports student literacy with Summer Reading Program

 

Click here for more information about the 2014 Summer Reading Program for students in fourth through sixth grades and to register your child.

 

Albany, N.Y. – State Senator Mike Ranzenhofer wants students to have fun and keep learning this summer at their public library. Senator Ranzenhofer is partnering with the New York State Library to get more kids reading this summer.

 

June 19, 2014
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STATE SENATOR GIPSON’S STATEMENT ON FED'S HEROIN BUST IN DUTCHESS AND STATE’S EFFORTS TO COMBAT EPIDEMIC

For Immediate Release: June 19, 2014 Media Contact: Jonathan Heppner | 845.463.0840 | heppner@nysenate.gov

STATE SENATOR GIPSON’S STATEMENT ON FED'S HEROIN BUST IN DUTCHESS AND STATE’S EFFORTS TO COMBAT EPIDEMIC 

ALBANY, NY – New York State Senator Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess, Putnam) today issued the following statement on the Federal Government’s bust of an alleged heroin ring in Dutchess County and the importance of the State Legislature and Governor Cuomo’s recent legislative efforts to combat the heroin epidemic in New York State.

“I commend all law enforcement and parties involved in the takedown of this alleged heroin ring in Dutchess County. This is continued proof of the serious need for New York State to do everything in our power to combat and end this deadly epidemic. It also highlights the importance of the recent legislative efforts of the State Senate, Assembly and Governor Cuomo that I have been proud to advocate for and support.

June 19, 2014
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Your Voice With Senator Jack M. Martins- June 19th

Senator Martins discusses the need to pass women's equality legislation; Senate passage of legislation he sponsored to help small businesses create jobs; Great Neck resident Walter Blum's induction into the New York State Senate's Veterans Hall of Fame; and legislative approval of his bill to create a new fund to help homeless veterans on this week's edition of "Your Voice."

June 19, 2014
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WHISPERING PINE LANDSCAPE DONATES $10,000 TO VETERAN’S HOUSE REMODELING

Brewster, N.Y. – 06/19/2014 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I –Patterson), Chairman of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, has received a $10,000 donation from Whispering Pine Landscape Supply in Yorktown, NY for the remodeling of local Vietnam War Veteran Dan Flanigan’s home.

Senator Ball and Purple Heart Homes are currently working to upgrade the home of Private Daniel Flanigan, a 100 percent service-connected disabled Vietnam veteran who lives in Pawling. Last week, Whispering Pine Landscape Supply contacted Senator Ball’s office and announced they will be donating $10,000 to the project.

June 19, 2014
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Rep. Grimm and Senator Golden Join Forces to Fight Illegal Home Conversions in Brooklyn

NEW YORK, NY – Today, Rep. Michael G. Grimm (R,C,I-NY) and State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, I, Brooklyn) sent the attached letter to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio urging the City to immediately crack down on the growing problem of illegal home conversions in several neighborhoods in southern Brooklyn - especially Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights - and also issued the accompanying joint statement:

 

June 19, 2014
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Senator Robach Helps Welcome NY Rangers to the State Capitol

I was pleased to help welcome members of the NHL Eastern Conference Champion New York Rangers to the State Capitol yesterday afternoon. I'm pictured here with players Dominic Moore, Martin St. Louis and Derek Stepan, President & General Manager Glen Sather and Assistant General Manager Jim Schoenfeld. As great as it was to meet them, I still bleed Sabres' blue and gold! 

June 19, 2014
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CUSICK, LANZA & SAVINO ANNOUNCE LEGISLATION REQUIRING COMPREHENSIVE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PLAN IN NEW YORK CITY

Bill Passes Both Houses and Gives Home Health Care Workers Emergency Status to Help Patients in Need

June 19, 2014
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SENATOR GOLDEN CALLS ON STATE ASSEMBLY TO APPROVE TOLL RELIEF FOR BROOKLYN RESIDENTS BEFORE THE END OF SESSION

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) has issued the following statement following the New York State Senate’s passage of legislation he sponsored, S. 7490, which would create a Verrazano Narrows Bridge toll discount plan for Brooklyn residents.

 

“I applaud my colleagues in the New York State Senate for their passage of this legislation that recognizes the true financial burden that the Verrazano Narrows Bridge toll is having on Brooklyn families. Anyone who works or has a child attending school in Staten Island, is easily facing a $300 plus a month bill just to cross the bridge. As we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Verrazano Bridge this year, what a gift this would be.

 

June 19, 2014
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STATE SENATOR GIPSON ANNOUNCES IMPORTANT LYME LEGISLATION PASSES STATE SENATE

For Immediate Release: June 19, 2014 Media Contact: Jonathan Heppner | 845.463.0840 | heppner@nysenate.gov

STATE SENATOR GIPSON ANNOUNCES IMPORTANT LYME LEGISLATION PASSES STATE SENATE

ALBANY, NY – New York State Senator Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess, Putnam) announced that legislation to protect doctors who treat patients with chronic Lyme disease (S.7854) has passed the State Senate. Senator Gipson is a co-sponsor of this legislation.

“During my first term, advocating for those suffering from Lyme disease and tick-borne illness has been one of my most important causes. I have met with families across the Hudson Valley and have heard from individuals throughout the state who are living with the devastating effects of Lyme and tick-borne illness,” said Senator Gipson. “For far too long, those suffering from Lyme and tick-borne illness have not had the patients’ rights that they deserve. Today, I’m proud that the State Senate has finally listened to their voices and has come together to pass this important legislation that will help thousands of New Yorkers.”

June 19, 2014
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Senator Bonacic Greets Members of the New York Rangers

Senator Bonacic with members of the New York Rangers on their visit to Albany.  "They had a great season, and I was happy to congratulate the players for the excitement they brought to their fans and coming so close to winning the Stanley Cup," said the Senator. From left to right: Dominic Moore, Martin St. Louis, Derek Stepan, GM Glen Sather, and Assistant GM Jim Schoenfeld.

 

June 19, 2014
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Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz, NY Hispanic Clergy Organization, and Members of the Community Are Disgusted by Recent Firings at El Diario la Prensa

For Immediate Release

June 19, 2014

 

Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz, NY Hispanic Clergy Organization, and Members of the Community Are Disgusted by Recent Firings at El Diario la Prensa

In response to the recent firing of twenty journalists at El Diario la Prensa, New York State Senator Reverend Rubén Díaz (D-Bronx) will be meeting with his fellow clergy members from the New York Hispanic Clergy Organization to discuss a possible June 26th demonstration in front of the executive offices of ImpreMedia, El Diario la Prensa's parent company.

Senator Rubén Díaz has released the following statement:

June 19, 2014
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Senate Passes Comprehensive Package to Address Statewide Heroin and Opioid Crisis

The New York State Senate today passed a comprehensive package of bills to address the growing heroin and opioid crisis. The measures target prevention, treatment, and enforcement issues raised during extensive testimony provided by dozens of experts, parents, and concerned New Yorkers at the 18 forums held by the Senate Majority Coalition’s Joint Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction. Senate Majority Co-Leader Dean Skelos said, “The comprehensive approach of the measures in this package will help ensure treatment for those affected by heroin and opioid addiction, prevent the spread of drug use, and give law enforcement the tools they need to get heroin and opioids off our streets.

June 19, 2014
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