Issues: Miscellaneous

Senator Venditto joins with the Federation of Organizations

New York State Senator Michael Venditto, (R, C, I- Massapequa) joined with the Federation of Organizations for their annual Senior Volunteer Recognition Luncheon. Federation of Organizations is a multi-service, community-based social welfare agency operating programs that utilize peer support, they develop programs that are designed to meet the needs of people people recovering from mental illness, the homeless, low-income seniors and at-risk children. The Federation of Organizations was honoring former Assemblyman Robert Sweeney, Steve Bellone and ABC news personality Kristin Throne.

June 11, 2015
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Senator DeFrancisco Raises Awareness about Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) in the State of New York

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco is pictured with Kelleigh Gustafson, and Kelleigh's parents and doctor, in Senate Chamber on June 10, 2015.  Kelleigh was diagnosed with Arteriovenous Malformation, known as AVM, at the age of four and remains dedicated to promoting awareness about this rare medical condition. 

Senator DeFrancisco helped introduce and pass in the State Senate a Resolution memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to decalre July 19-25, 2015, AVM Awareness Week in the State of New York. 

June 11, 2015
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Senator Venditto Attends the Long Island Arts Council at Freeport's 35th Annual Juried Photography Show

New York State Senator Michael Venditto, (R, C, I- Massapequa) joined with the Freeport community to attend the Long Island Arts Council at Freeport 35th Annual Juried Photography Show. Senator Venditto is pictured here congratulating the Arts Council with Nassau County Legislator Steve Rhoads.

June 11, 2015
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Senator Venditto Speaks on his Efforts to Stop Human Trafficking

New York State Senator Michael Venditto, (R, C, I- Massapequa) had the opportunity to join with Connect Church in Bellmore for a Stop Human Trafficking event with with Survivor advocate and national speaker Windie Lazenko. Senator Venditto spoke about his successful efforts in the State Senate this year to pass legislation to increase penalties on human trafficking so we can protect our mothers, sisters, daughters, and all women in New York State.

June 11, 2015
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YOUR VOICE WITH SENATOR GOLDEN

Senator Golden discusses Cyber Security

June 11, 2015
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SENATOR AMEDORE MEETS WITH FONDA-FULTONVILLE STUDENTS

Senator Amedore visited with students from Fonda-Fultonville who participated in Student Art Day at the Legislative Office Building on June 10, 2015. Pictured, left to right are: Senator George Amedore, 4th Grader Fianna Halloran, Art Teacher Kathleen Bushek, and 2nd Grader Scout Huckans. 

June 11, 2015
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SENATOR AMEDORE HONORS "THE VOICE" WINNER SAWYER FREDERICKS

Senator Amedore recognized "The Voice" winner Sawyer Fredericks, from Fultonville, for his tremendous accomplishment. The Senate passed a resolution honoring Sawyer on Tuesday, June 9th in the Senate Chamber. 

June 11, 2015
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AMEDORE MOVES GREENE COUNTY LAND CONVEYANCE BILL

The New York State Senate today passed legislation (S.5120), sponsored by Senator George Amedore, that authorizes the New York State Office of General Services to transfer a parcel of approximately 50 acres to Greene County for the purposes of a new county correctional facility.

The parcel is currently part of the existing Corrections and Community Supervision Campus in Coxsackie. The Department of Correctional Services had previously agreed to the transfer, but the action needed approval by the State Legislature.

June 11, 2015
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Senator Farley Meets Mayfield Students

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) enjoyed meeting the fourth grade classes from Mayfield Elementary School on June 10th as they were in Albany to tour the Capitol. Students in  Megan Guttenberg and Nancy Walrath’s classes were on the tour.

June 11, 2015
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Senator Farley Salutes Mayfield Elementary

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) enjoyed meeting the fourth grade classes from Mayfield Elementary School on June 10th as they were in Albany to tour the Capitol. Students in Celia VanDenburg’s class were on the tour.

June 11, 2015
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Senator Farley Greets Mayfield Elementary

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) enjoyed meeting the fourth grade classes from Mayfield Elementary School on June 10th as they were in Albany to tour the Capitol. Students in Kimberly McKeough’s class were on the tour.

June 11, 2015
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SENATOR GOLDEN'S 2015 SUMMER CONCERT SERIES SCHEDULE

Schedule for Senator Golden's 2015 Concerts In The Park Series.  

All Concerts Start at 7PM, there are No Rain Dates Scheduled.

For any other information on the Concert Series, call the District Office 718-238-6044

June 11, 2015
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Queens Chronicle: A Pool Party at Samuel Field Y

A ribbon-cutting and dedication ceremony for the newly renamed and renovated Tanenbaum Family Pool in Little Neck was held last Thursday, with its benefactors, elected officials and leaders of the Samuel Field Y all joining in the celebration.

Formerly the Deepdale Community Pool, the facility is located across the street from the Y, which renovated it, largely using a donation from the Tanenbaum family, and will operate it.

June 11, 2015
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Your Voice with Senator Catharine Young - May 9, 2015

During this week's edition of "Your Voice with Senator Catharine Young," the Senator discussed her support for a permanent extension of the property tax cap. The property tax cap has saved Western New Yorkers approximately $450 million since it was implemented four years ago. The Senator also shares some additional efforts she has put forward to reduce the tax burden on local residents and ease the mandated costs incurred in municipal and school budgets.

 

Senator Young also discussed Renee’s Law and Kendra’s Laws, two pieces of legislation she sponsors, that passed the state Senate this week.

 

June 10, 2015
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SENATOR GOLDEN LEADS LEGISLATIVE EFFORTS TO IMPROVE TRANSIT SYSTEM SAFETY

Albany – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), a member of the Metropolitan Transit Authority Capital Review Board and a former New York City Police Officer, today is announcing that two pieces of legislation he introduced, designed to improve safety of all riders of public transportation, have been approved by the New York State Senate.

The Senate acted today on S. 3203 that would make it a crime for a person to rub his or her sexual or intimate body parts on another person while aboard public transportation. The bill approved would classify such behavior as a Class A misdemeanor, and where forcible touching is coupled with an emission of certain bodily fluids, the offense would be a Class E Felony.

June 10, 2015
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SENATE PASSES BILLS TO COMBAT HEROIN CRISIS AND ENHANCE TREATMENT OPTIONS FOR OPIOID ABUSE

The New York State Senate today passed a package of bills to help decrease heroin deaths and put more drug dealers behind bars for peddling dangerous opioids. The measures are being put forth by the Senate’s Joint Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction, co-chaired by Senators Robert Ortt (R-C-I, North Tonawanda), George A. Amedore, Jr. (R-C-I, Rotterdam), and Terrence Murphy (R-C-I, Yorktown), as part of their continuing examination of the issues created by increased heroin abuse that is causing hundreds of deaths in communities across the state.

June 10, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS’ “AMERICAN MADE FLAG ACT” PASSED BY SENATE

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) announced that the New York State Senate has passed his “American Made Flag Act” legislation. The legislation would require all American flags used by the State and local governments to be 100 percent made in America.

     “The American flag is one of our most sacred symbols; people have died protecting it and everything it stands for. We should not be buying that symbol from another country with our taxpayer dollars. This legislation would ensure that state and local tax dollars are used to support American workers and businesses when they use American flags,” said Senator Martins.

June 10, 2015
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SENATOR GOLDEN ANNOUNCES PASSAGE OF CHILD PROTECTION LEGISLATION

ALBANY– State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing that the New York State Senate has passed two important bills that he sponsored, S. 1269 and S. 3459, that will further protect children from harm throughout the Empire State.

Senate Bill 1269 amends the current penal law to mandate a first degree murder charge for anyone who murders a child under that age of 12. This will give prosecutors the legal means to seek the appropriate punishment for this heinous crime. (A. 4918, Assemblymember Cook).

June 10, 2015
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Sawyer Fredericks Visits Senator Flanagan

Sawyer Fredericks, who recently won The Voice, took some time to travel to Albany and visited with Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan (2nd Senate District).

"It was great to get a chance to meet and speak with New York’s own Sawyer Fredericks who recently won “The Voice”.   A truly talented young man with a terrific future," stated Senator Flanagan. "Congratulations Sawyer and good luck as your career begins."

June 10, 2015
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Senator Gallivan Presents Liberty Medal to Batavia Resident

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma) announces that Western New York native Ricky Palermo is the recipient of the New York State Senate Liberty Medal for his contributions to the treatment of spinal cord injuries.  The Batavia resident has helped raise more than $1-million for research and awareness.  

June 10, 2015
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