Issues: Miscellaneous

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

By Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz

32nd Senatorial District Bronx County, New York

Tel. 718-991-3161

I am disappointed and sad to learn that the latest New York State political corruption trial names New York State Senate Deputy Majority Leader Thomas Libous in trial testimony.

I have always considered Senator Thomas Libous to be a serious, straight-forward and responsible legislator, even though we disagree on some issues.

March 6, 2012
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SENATE PASSES LEGISLATION PROHIBITING HARMFUL LEVELS OF TOXICS IN CHILDREN’S JEWELRY

The New York State Senate today passed a measure that would prohibit the sale of children’s jewelry which may contain harmful levels of cadmium and other hazardous substances. The bill (S.4055A), sponsored by Senator Jim Alesi (R-C-I, Perinton) protects children from accidentally ingesting cadmium, often used in inexpensive charm bracelets, pendants and other jewelry. 

“It is everyone’s responsibility to protect our children, especially from products containing hazardous substances,” said Senator Alesi. “This bill takes an important step to prevent the sale of items that could cause accidental and unnecessary exposure and severe health effects.”

March 6, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN SUPPORTS LEGISLATION SAFEGUARD CHILDREN'S JEWELRY

The New York State Senate today passed a measure that would prohibit the sale of children’s jewelry which may contain harmful levels of cadmium and other hazardous substances. The bill (S.4055A), sponsored by Senator Jim Alesi (R-C-I, Perinton) protects children from accidentally ingesting cadmium, often used in inexpensive charm bracelets, pendants and other jewelry.

“It is everyone’s responsibility to protect our children, especially from products containing hazardous substances,” said Senator Alesi. “This bill takes an important step to prevent the sale of items that could cause accidental and unnecessary exposure and severe health effects.”

March 6, 2012
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Rev. Carl Clarke of Open Arms International Ministries Delivers Invocation

Reverend Carl Clarke of Open Arms International Ministries and Ms. Carol Lodman joined Senator David Valesky in Albany. Rev. Clarke was in the Senate Chamber to deliver the day's invocation.

March 6, 2012
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Senator Farley Salutes Saratoga County 4-H

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting 4-H youth from Saratoga County on March 6th as they participated in the 4-H Capital Days Legislative Breakfast in Albany. Representatives from the 4-H program, under the direction of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Saratoga County, included Gavin Alger of Middle Grove and Emma Briceland of Ballston Spa.

March 6, 2012
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Senator Farley Salutes Schenectady County 4-H Youth

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting 4-H youth from Schenectady County on March 6th as they participated in the 4-H Capital Days Legislative Breakfast in Albany. Representatives from the 4-H program, under the direction of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Schenectady County, included Chelsea Arndell of Delanson and Dan Hulseapple.

March 6, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO AND ASSEMBLYMAN MCDONOUGH CONGRATULATE MEPHAM SCIENCE STUDENT ON BEING NAMED NATIONAL SEMI-FINALIST IN INTEL-SCIENCE TALENT SEARCH

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and Assemblyman David McDonough (R-North Merrick) recently congratulated Mepham High School science student Bilal Siddiqui on being named a national semi-finalist in the 2012 Intel Science Talent Search. Senator Fuschillo and Assemblyman McDonough also presented Bilal with a legislative resolution honoring his accomplishment.

     “This is an incredible achievement by a remarkable student. After working tirelessly and spending countless hours on study and research, Bilal has been named one of the country’s elite young scientists. I’m certain this is the first of many accomplishments we’ll be seeing from Bilal in the future, and I wish him all the best,” said Senator Fuschillo.

March 6, 2012
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Senator Farley Salutes 4-H Youth from Fulton and Montgomery Counties

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting 4-H youth from Fulton and Montgomery Counties on March 6th as they participated in the 4-H Capital Days Legislative Breakfast in Albany. Representatives from the 4-H program, under the direction of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Fulton and Montgomery Counties, included Jesse Cressy of Glen, Kaitlyn Duseler of St. Johnsville, Deborah Johnson of Pattersonville and Sabrine Krutz of Johnstown.

March 6, 2012
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Senator Farley Participates in Library Advocacy Week

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) spoke at the March 6th rally for New York State Libraries. This week is the New York State Library Association's Advocacy Week. As Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Libraries, Senator Farley conducted a Roundtable Discussion on March 5th discussing the need to support our local and public libraries. Also on March 5th, Senator Farley attended NYLA's dinner and was deeply honored to receive the organization's Ex Libris Award in recognition of his efforts on behalf of libraries. He will also be meeting with representatives from the Southern Adirondack Library System and the Mohawk Valley Library System on March 6th to discuss their legislative priorities.

March 6, 2012
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Senator Martins Discusses Pension Reform, the Iran Divestment Act in Albany on 'Your Voice'

Senator Jack M. Martins appeared on the show from Albany, "New York State Senate Your Voice." He discussed the ongoing budget discussions, pension reform, mandate relief and the Iran Divestment Act as well as important issues in the Seventh Senate District.

March 6, 2012
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Tax Lien Assistance Outreach Event

Sponsored by

NYS Senator Joe Addabbo,

NYS Assembly Member Mike Miller

March 8, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz

32nd Senatorial District, Bronx County, New York

Tel. 718-991-3161

Manhattan County Chair Assemblyman Keith Wright is dead wrong. (And so is Bronx County Chair Carl Heastie.)

By this time I'm pretty sure you already know about the desperate struggle we’re having to maintain the strength and future of Black and Hispanic communities in New York State.

You should know that the way the lines have been drawn to define our districts is detrimental to our communities. The proposed lines will dilute the power for our people that we have gained through hard work and strong leadership.

March 6, 2012
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SENATE PASSES LEGISLATION TO PROTECT GRAVES OF CIVIL WAR VETERANS

The New York State Senate today passed legislation that would prohibit the unauthorized sale of veteran cemetery markers that are over 75 years old, and would create the new crime of desecration of a veteran cemetery plot, grave or burial place.  These bills continue the Senate’s commitment to maintain the dignity of veterans’ cemeteries and commemorative property.

The Senate passed a bill (S.1504), sponsored by Senator William Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson), that would prohibit the unauthorized sale of veteran’s commemorative cemetery markers, flag holders, monuments, statues or other physical memorabilia that are over 75 years old.  

March 5, 2012
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SENATE PASSES PACKAGE OF SEX CRIMES BILLS

Legislation would keep children safer, increase penalties for criminals

The New York State Senate today passed a series of bills increasing penalties for people convicted of sex crimes against children.

The Senate passed legislation (S1541A), sponsored by Senator Majority Leader Dean Skelos, that would increase criminal penalties for sexual contact between a child and a person in a position of trust, which includes any adult responsible for supervision of children when they are not with their parents. 

March 5, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN LEADS NEW YORK STATE EFFORT TO PUNISH ACTS OF CHILD PROSTITUTION

Albany – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) is announcing that the New York State Senate today passed legislation (S. 1991) that would establish the crime of promotion of child prostitution by a parent or guardian.

 

“In New York State, there have been several high profile cases where parents exploited their children,” said Senator Golden. “Violating the trust between parent and child is an inexcusable offense and those that do so need to be held accountable. This bill puts teeth into the paper tiger, ensuring those that exploit our children receive justice.”

March 5, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN SUPPORTS SENATE LEGISLATIVE EFFORTS TO PROTECT OUR CHILDREN FROM ACTS OF SEXUAL OFFENSE

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), today is announcing that two bills he has co-sponsored in the New York State Senate, introduced to better protect our children against sexual crimes, were approved today.

S. 1541A establishes criminal penalties for sexual contact between a minor and a person in a position of trust in the first, second and third degrees. Currently, there are no additional penalties for sexual contact with a minor in such instances.

March 5, 2012
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Senator Grisanti-sponsored bill requiring one NYPA trustee be from Niagara County approved

Senator Mark Grisanti (R-60) sponsored and passed a bill that is designed to change the makeup of the New York Power Authority (NYPA) to include a resident of Niagara County.  The Bill, co-sponsored by Senator Maziarz, amends the public authorities’ law to provide that the NYPA Board of Trustees appointed by the Governor with the approval of the Senate must contain one trustee who is from Niagara County and one who is from St. Lawrence County.  Presently, there are seven trustees appointed by the Governor for terms of up to five years and not one is from Niagara County. 

March 5, 2012
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