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NY1: Queens State Senator Proposes Bill Heightening Charges for Resisting Arrest

A State Senator from Queens wants those who repeatedly resist arrest to face harsher punishment. 

Resisting arrest is, right now, just a misdemeanor.

State Senator Tony Avella has introduced a bill that would allow people who've been charged with resisting arrest twice before to face felony charges the third time, however. 

The felony would be known as "aggravated resisting arrest." 

The previous two charges would have to have happened within the last decade. 

Whether a person is actually charged with the new proposed felony charge would be up to the prosecutor. Assemblyman Michael Simanowitz is introducing the bill in the other chamber.

 

March 23, 2015
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New York Post: State senator proposes harsher penalties for resisting arrest

Resisting arrest will lead to harsher penalties under legislation proposed by a Queens Democrat.

State Sen. Tony Avella is behind a bill that would create a felony charge — “aggravated resisting arrest” — for people who have been convicted of resisting arrest twice in a 10-year period.

The legislation is in response to protests last December following a Staten Island grand jury decision not to charge a police officer in the chokehold death of Eric Garner.

The bill is based off a letter the Lieutenants Benevolent Association sent to Police Commissioner Bill Bratton in January requesting an “aggravated resisting” charge.

“This helps everybody,” LBA President Louis Turco told The Post. “Civilians don’t get hurt and officers don’t get hurt.”

March 23, 2015
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Two Minutes With Tom 3/20/15

Senator Croci's regular update of action in the 3rd Senate District and at the State Capitol in Albany

March 20, 2015
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SATURDAY, MARCH 21 IS WORLD DOWN SYNDROME DAY

Saturday, March 21st is World Down Syndrome Day. It is an international day to help raise awareness of what Down syndrome is, what it means to have Down syndrome, and how people with Down syndrome play a vital role in our lives and communities.

To help raise awareness, please see the links below:

https://www.worlddownsyndromeday.org/

http://www.ndss.org/

March 20, 2015
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Senator Farley Listens to High School Orchestra

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of listening to the Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake High School Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Karen S. Russell, on March 18th when they performed at the Empire State Plaza Concourse in Albany.

March 20, 2015
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Senator Farley Chats With Johnstown Student Council

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting with Johnstown High School’s Student Council on March 17th when they were in Albany visiting the Capitol.

March 20, 2015
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Senator Farley Salutes Central Park International Magnet Students

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting with students from Central Park International Magnet School when they came to Albany on March 18th for a tour of the Capitol on March 18th. Students from Meredith Kruger’s class were on the tour.

March 20, 2015
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Senator Farley Greets Central Park International Magnet School

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting with students from Central Park International Magnet School when they came to Albany on March 18th for a tour of the Capitol on March 18th. Students from Erin Campbell’s class were on the tour. 

March 20, 2015
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Babe Ruth’s Grandson Visits Albany

While he may not have 714 career home runs and have called his shot in the in 1932 World Series at Wrigley Field, it was still a treat to meet Tom Stevens, Babe Ruth’s Grandson, in my Albany Office this past week. Tom was in Albany to discuss legislation that would provide for a “right of publicity” for deceased personalities, which would safeguard the significant contributions of deceased individuals like Babe Ruth.  Not only did Tom and I discuss the legislation, but as two Yankees fans, we had a great conversation about their chances of winning the pennant this year.

March 20, 2015
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End this moral crisis: Black and Hispanics deserve justice

On Thursday, nearly 100 black and Hispanic religious leaders, representing 650 churches, stood with me to call for an end to our state’s failing-schools crisis. 

It’s an epidemic that is quietly stealing possibility from New York’s black and Hispanic communities. 

This is an unprecedented coalition of clergy fighting for better schools in New York, and it represents more than 100,000 congregants across multiple denominations, in every corner of the state. 

March 20, 2015
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Senator Amedore Invites Nominees for 2015 "Women of Distinction"

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March 20, 2015
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SENATOR LANZA AUTHORS AND PASSES PROPERTY TAX CAP BILL TO PROVIDE RELIEF TO TAXPAYERS LIVING IN NEW YORK CITY

Senators Andrew Lanza, Marty Golden, Simcha Felder, Tony Avella and Diane Savino today passed property tax relief legislation, Senate Bill S.3709,  sponsored by Senator Lanza that would establish limitations upon real property tax levies in New York City. The bill places a cap on the growth of property taxes at two percent (or the Consumer Price Index (CPI), whichever is less).

March 20, 2015
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Mobile Office - Hammel Houses

State Senator James Sanders Jr. (D-Rochdale Village) will bring his mobile office to the Hammel Houses at 85-10 Rockaway Beach Boulevard at the pathway between 85-02 and 84-10 in Far Rockaway on Friday, March 27, 2015 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The senator invites his constituents to meet with him and share their questions, concerns and suggestions. For more information, contact Vishnu Mahadeo at the senator's satelite office in Far Rockaway at 718-327-7017 or email mahadeo@nysenate.gov

March 27, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Clergy Breakfast

State Senator James Sanders Jr. (D-Rochdale Village) will host a community clergy breakfast on March 27, 2015 at Faith Assembly Church, 120-13 101st Avenue in Richmond Hill, from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. The guest speaker will be Dr. Ron Daniels, distinguished lecturer from York College, who will discuss liberation theology. For more information, contact Angela Kanhai at the Senator's district office at 718-523-3069 or email kanhai@nysenate.gov

March 27, 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
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22ND ANNUAL BAY RIDGE ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE

Sunday, March 22, 2015.

Mass at St. Patrick's Church at 9:30AM

Parade Line Up at 12:30PM at Marine & 3rd Aves.; Kick Off Time at 1:00PM

2015 Honorees: Grand Marshal Col. Joseph Davidson, Ft Hamilton

Deputy Marshals: Jenny Nielsen; Mark Langton; Colleen Golden; Michael Butler; Eileen Brett; Mick Dorgan; Marie Moloney; Thomas McCarty

This year's Parade is in Loving Memory of Maureen Stramka

Irish Family of the Year: McDonagh/Manning Family

For Additional Information: Frankie Marra - 917-975-5691; Linda Gallagher-Lomanto - 917-733-6764

March 20, 2015
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O'Mara and Palmesano: Keep voting for Watkins Glen State Park ~ 'America's Best State Park' online competition ends on Monday, March 30th ~ Vote Here

Watkins Glen, N.Y.—With USA Today’s  online competition to decide “America’s Best State Park” set to end on Monday, March 30th, Watkins Glen State Park in  Schuyler County is currently running in 3rd Place out of 20 nationwide finalists for the 2015 designation.

March 20, 2015
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THE PEOPLE’S BUDGET BUDGET EQUITY XXIII

PRELIMINARY ANALYSIS OF THE GOVERNOR’S EXECUTIVE BUDGET 2015-2016 BY THE NEW YORK STATE BLACK, PUERTO RICAN, HISPANIC, AND ASIAN LEGISLATIVE CAUCUS

File: 
BPRHA Budget Equity 2015.pdf

March 20, 2015
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SENATORS LANZA, GOLDEN, FELDER, AVELLA & SAVINO ANNOUNCE PASSAGE OF PROPERTY TAX CAP BILL TO PROVIDE RELIEF TO TAXPAYERS LIVING IN NEW YORK CITY

Senators Andrew Lanza, Marty Golden, Simcha Felder, Tony Avella and Diane Savino today passed property tax relief legislation, Senate Bill S.3709, sponsored by Senator Lanza that would establish limitations upon real property tax levies in New York City. The bill places a cap on the growth of property taxes at two percent (or the Consumer Price Index (CPI), whichever is less).Senator

March 20, 2015
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Committee Meeting: Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions  Senator Michael Ranzenhofer, Chair  1:30 PM, Monday, March 23, 2015  Room 610 LOB

Printed No.

Sponsor

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Parker

An act to amend the not-for-profit corporation law, in relation to disposition of unclaimed cremated remains of a veteran

March 23, 1:30 PM - 1:36 PM
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