Issues: Miscellaneous

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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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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Senator Kathy Marchione and colleagues serving on Senate Task Force on Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases release detailed report and policy recommendations

This afternoon (Wednesday, June 18, 2014), Senator Kathy Marchione and her colleagues serving on the Senate Task Force on Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases released their detailed report and policy recommendations to combat Lyme disease and help New Yorkers who are suffering from the disease.

June 18, 2014
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MARCELLINO & LUPINACCI PASS “STEVEN NELSON’S LAW”

        BILL REQUIRING CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTORS IN EVERY RESTAURANT AND COMMERCIAL BUILDING

June 18, 2014
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SENATOR GREG BALL CONGRATULATES NEW YORK RANGERS IN ALBANY

Albany, N.Y. – 6/18/14 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) welcomed the New York Rangers to Albany on Wednesday morning to congratulate them on a wonderful season.

General Manager Glen Sather, Assistant General Manager Jim Schoenfeld and team members Dominic Moore, Martin St. Louis and Derek Stepan joined the New York State Legislature at the State Capitol in Albany, NY.

June 18, 2014
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LAST MINUTE SESSION NEGOTIATIONS

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz

District 32 Bronx County, New York

Tel 718-991-3161

LAST MINUTE SESSION NEGOTIATIONS

You should know that during these last days of the New York State 2014 Senate Session, some very interesting things are happening.

By this time of the year, when the session is about to end, it is traditional to see all the deal makers and shakers going from one place to another trying to get their projects and pieces of legislation passed before everyone goes back home for the rest of the year.

June 18, 2014
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Senator Kathy Marchione speaks with WWII Veteran Ray DuPuis

Senator Kathy Marchione recently had an opportunity to visit with World War II Veteran Ray DuPuis. Mr. DuPuis served during World War II as a member of the United States Army and visited the State Capitol as the Senate passed a bi-partisan resolution commemorating the 70th anniversary of D-Day. Senator Marchione honored and thanked Mr. DuPuis, and all veterans, for their heroic service and sacrifice.

June 18, 2014
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Senator Farley Encourages Reading During Summer Months

As Chairman of the Senate’s Select Committee on Libraries, State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady), helped kick off the New York State Library’s Summer Reading Program today at the Schenectady County Public Library. Called “Fizz! Boom! Read!,” the program is being launched by over a thousand public libraries across the State, giving children the opportunity to access the vast resources of New York’s public libraries to support their summer reading.

June 18, 2014
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SENATE PASSES WOMEN’S EQUALITY MEASURES

Completes Passage of Women’s Equality Agenda, Calls On Assembly To Act

 

The New York State Senate today completed action on all of the measures that make up its Women’s Equality Agenda. Three bills passed by the Senate would stop sexual harassment at work, allow for the recovery of attorney’s fees by victims of gender discrimination, and enable domestic violence victims to obtain orders of protection electronically.

 

June 18, 2014
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STATE SENATOR GIPSON AND CAPE ANNOUNCE HEROIN PREVENTION PANEL AND NARCAN TRAINING

For Immediate Release: June 18, 2014 Media Contact: Jonathan Heppner | 845.463.0840 | heppner@nysenate.gov

STATE SENATOR GIPSON AND CAPE ANNOUNCE HEROIN PREVENTION PANEL AND NARCAN TRAINING

ALBANY, NY – New York State Senator Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess, Putnam) and the Council on Addiction Prevention & Education of Dutchess County, Inc. (CAPE) announced that they will co-host a Heroin Prevention Panel and Narcan Training on Thursday, June 26, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Dutchess Community College’s James & Betty Hall, 53 Pendell Road Poughkeepsie, NY.

June 18, 2014
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SENATOR RITCHIE WORKS TO REUNITE OWNERS WITH $15 MILLION IN ‘LOST FUNDS’

Are You One of the 57,000 Owed Money by NYS? Local Governments are Missing Money Too

State Senator Patty Ritchie is working to reunite 57,000 Northern and Central New York residents—and some area local governments—with money they may not even know they were missing.

CLICK HERE TO START YOUR SEARCH FOR LOST FUNDS

June 18, 2014
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LANZA, MALLIOTAKIS JOIN COLLEAGUES AND ADVOCATES TO CALL FOR PASSAGE OF LEGISLATION TO PREVENT HUMAN TRAFFICKING

Legislation is Part of Women’s Equality Agenda

Senator Andrew Lanza and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis Urge the Assembly to Pass Legislation to Prevent Human Trafficking

June 17, 2014
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