Issues: Miscellaneous

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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Legislature Approves Senator Montgomery's Bill to Improve Family Visiting Program in Prison

Albany, NY: Final legislative approval was recently given to the Family Visitation Bill (S.1413/A.4606), a criminal justice measure that seeks to strengthen family ties among New Yorkers who are incarcerated and their loved ones on the “outside.”

The legislation, sponsored by NYS Senator Velmanette Montgomery (D-Brooklyn) and Assemblymember Gabriela Rosa (D-Manhattan), requires the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision to establish and maintain a public website and dedicated toll-free telephone line to provide up-to-date information regarding specific visitation rules and regulations for all individual correctional facilities throughout the state.

June 17, 2014
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Senator Montgomery and Assemblyman Ortiz Urge Passage of Briana's Law, CPR Legislation Could Save Lives by Re-Training Police Officers

Senator Velmanette Montgomery (D-Kings) and Assemblyman Felix W. Ortiz (D-Brooklyn) held a press conference today at the Million Dollar Staircase in the State Capitol in Albany, New York with advocates and supporters of Briana’s Law (A.10142/S.7886). This legislation will require law enforcement agents, including state police, to receive cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) re-training every two years. The bill was drafted in response to the tragic death in 2010 of Briana Ojeda, an 11 year old girl who suffered a severe asthma attack and subsequently died after the attending police officer was unable to administer CPR.

June 17, 2014
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OP-ED: SENATOR BALL THANKS COMMUNITY FOR HELP WITH 3RD ANNUAL WOMEN OF DISTINCTION

Last month I had the honor of inducting 19 extraordinary women into the 3rd Annual Women of Distinction Hall of Fame. This was a project I launched in recognition of Women’s History Month and inspired by the accomplished and outstanding women I have had the privilege of collaborating with through my current tenure serving the people of the 40th Senate District.

These leaders are all extraordinary and have done so much for our community! While all those that were honored have worked and volunteered without want of recognition, their efforts have not gone without notice or appreciation. Within their communities, each of these women honored has effected meaningful change in the lives of those whom they sought to improve.

June 17, 2014
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Leader Stewart-Cousins Meeting with New York Rangers' Martin St. Louis, Dominic Moore, Derek Stepan & GM Glen Sather

Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins took a moment to meet New York Rangers' Martin St. Louis, Dominic Moore, Derek Stepan & GM Glen Sather on Tuesday, June 18th. The Rangers were at the Capitol being recognized with a resolution in the Assembly for their near-victory at the Stanley Cup this year.

June 17, 2014
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Leader Stewart-Cousins Paying Tribute to the Life of Ruby Lee

Leader Stewart-Cousins took a moment during Session on Tuesday, June 17th to pay tribute to the legendary actress, civil rights activist, and New Rochelle resident, Ruby Lee, recognizing her efforts and her service to the community, nationally and locally.

June 17, 2014
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Verrazano-Narrows Bridge New Lower Level Ramp Opens

MTA Bridges and Tunnels today opened the first new ramp added to the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge since the bridge’s original 1960s construction. The new, two-lane lower level connector ramp from the Staten Island Expressway heading to Brooklyn is part of the $50 million toll plaza improvement project.

 

“The new lower level connector ramp will immediately improve traffic flow through the busy I-278 corridor by accommodating more traffic from the Staten Island Expressway,” said MTA Bridges and Tunnels Engineer Project Manager Piv Lim. “We expect motorists will notice this positive change right away.”

 

June 17, 2014
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American Red Cross Move In Assistance Program Application Deadline July 1, 2014

This is the weekly reminder that the American Red Cross Move-In Assistance Program (MIAP) will be winding down over the next few months.

 

The program was established in December 2012 and has served as a bridge for thousands of families that needed financial assistance to relocate from hotels to sustainable housing, move out of state or complete repairs on their Sandy-damaged homes. As of May 28, 2014 the program has provided more than $26 million to more than 4,300 households. Because we expect that the program’s funding will soon be depleted, we are implementing the wind down process outlined below.

 

July 1, 2014 deadline for submitting completed Move-In Assistance Program applications

June 17, 2014
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