Issues: Miscellaneous

IN THE WAKE OF INCIDENT AT VISITATION ACADEMY, SENATOR GOLDEN SUPPORTS BILL TO PROTECT RELIGIOUS INSTITUTIONS FROM DESECRATION

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), is announcing that legislation he co-sponsored, S. 6338, which will increase the ability of law enforcement to prosecute crimes related to damaging property, or stealing religious items at any house of worship, has passed the New York State Senate.

Senator Golden is citing a recent incident on the grounds of Visitation Academy, that in addition to the school, also houses a Catholic Church and a Monastery, where religious statutes were desecrated in late March. The case is still pending and Senator Golden has posted a $1000 reward for any information leading to an arrest of these vandals.

May 9, 2012
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LaValle: Senate Bill Designates Portion of Route 24 as Peconic Highway.

New York State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle said today that legislation (S 6768) to designate the portion of state Route 24 located in the towns of Southampton and Brookhaven at the junction of interstate 495 and ending at the easterly junction of Route 27 as the "Peconic Highway" has been passed by the NY State Senate.

New York State Route 24, an 11 mile long highway which begins at Exit 71 off the Long Island Expressway, runs through the Towns of Brookhaven and Southampton, and ends at Montauk Highway in Hampton Bays.

“Route 24 follows the Peconic River, a New York State protected and ecologically significant wild, scenic and recreational river, “ Senator LaValle said.

May 9, 2012
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SENATE GIVES FINAL PASSAGE TO IRAN DIVESTMENT ACT EXPANSION

The New York State Senate today gave final legislative passage to an expansion of the Iran Divestment Act.  The bill (S.6462), sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, includes state and local public authorities, the State University of New York, and the City University of New York among the governmental entities prohibited from entering into new or renewed contracts with companies that provide goods, services or credit worth $20 million or more to Iran's energy.

May 9, 2012
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Senator Martins Discusses Local Happenings on 'Your Voice'

In the latest edition of 'Your Voice' from Albany, Senator Jack M. Martins discussed his tour of the progress being made on the East Side Access Project, the Sewanhaka Central High School District Model UN, a visit from Sergeant Frame of Albertson during West Point Day in the Senate Chamber as well as a bill to help catering halls.

May 9, 2012
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Father Gann of Kings Park Provides Senate Invocation

At the invitation of Senator John Flanagan (New York State), Father Sean J. Gann, Pastor at St. Joseph's Church in Kings Park, delivers the invocation at beginning of New York State Senate Session on May 8, 2012.

May 9, 2012
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IT DOES NOT MAKE SENSE

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz

32nd Senatorial District, Bronx County, New York

Tel. 718-991-3161

IT DOES NOT MAKE SENSE

You should know that some Members of the New York State Legislature are pushing hard to prevent McDonald’s and certain restaurants from giving out toys to children when they receive their meals unless those meals meet certain standards.

May 9, 2012
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SENATE PASSES BILL TO REQUIRE IMMEDIATE INVESTIGAT​ION BY LAW ENFORCEMEN​T OF ABUSE IN STATE FACILITIES

Measure Provides Timely Notification to Law Enforcement of Abuse of Children in Residential Care

New York State Senate today passed legislation that would modify current reporting procedures involving the abuse of children in residential care.

The measure (S.6563) guarantees that reports of certain abuse will be immediately forwarded to law enforcement. The passage of this legislation comes amidst the latest announcement by Governor Andrew Cuomo of his proposal to establish the Justice Center for the Protection of Persons with Special Needs.

May 8, 2012
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SENATE PASSES BILL TO REQUIRE IMMEDIATE INVESTIGATION BY LAW ENFORCEMENT OF ABUSE IN STATE FACILITIES

Measure Provides Timely Notification to Law Enforcement of Abuse of Children in Residential Care

The New York State Senate today passed legislation, sponsored by Senator Steve Saland (R, I, C – Poughkeepsie), that would modify current reporting procedures involving the abuse of children in residential care.  

 

May 8, 2012
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NEWS DAY: BALL RECEIVES AWARD FOR SERVICE TO VETS

 

Sen. Greg Ball (R,C-Patterson) received the Special Recognition Award at the annual Military Order of the Purple Heart convention held Saturday, May 5, at the Ramada Hotel in Newburgh.

May 8, 2012
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Senator John Bonacic Meets with Judge Judith Kaye and Members of the New York State Bar Association

(May 8, 2012) Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I – Mount Hope) met with Judge Judith Kaye and members of the New York State Bar Association in Albany today to discuss Youth Courts. 

May 8, 2012
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ADDABBO STATEMENT ON ADDITIONAL POLICE OFFICERS FOR 106TH PRECINCT IN OZONE PARK

Queens, NY, May 8, 2012 – NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Howard Beach) released the following statement today:

 

May 8, 2012
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Senator Maziarz's Weekly Update on "Your Voice"

May 7, 2012 - Senator Maziarz talks about date announced for Nik Wallenda's High Wire Walk over Niagara Falls and practice times open to the public. He also talked about money he secured to spruce up Niagara Falls Parks.

May 8, 2012
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Senator Catharine Young Visits Trinity Daycare, Learns How to Help Support Services

Christian | Caring | Safe | Responsible | Reliable. At Trinity Christian Daycare, 470 N. Main Street in Wellsville, Senator Cathy Young (R,C,I – Olean), spent time with children who are cared for with those principles in mind. Under the direction of Mrs. Carol English and her staff, children are provided with a safe, nurturing while they receive a basic education using activities that will help them grow spiritually, socially, physically, and emotionally. During her visit, Senator Young spoke with staff about the daycare center, and how she can be helpful in supporting quality daycare services.

May 8, 2012
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Celebrating the Grand Opening of 21 Brix Winery in Portland, NY

On Saturday, April 28, Senator Cathy Young (R,C,I – Olean) and Assemblyman Andy Goodell celebrated with entrepreneurs Nicki and Kris Kane (left) and Mike and Marion Jordan (right) at the grand opening of 21 Brix Winery in Portland. The ceremony featured wine, hors d’oeuvres and live music played by SaxMan Slim.

May 8, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN JOINS MAJORITY LEADER SKELOS AND SENATOR SEWARD IN RENEWING CALL FOR ASSEMBLY TO PASS MEASURES TO FIGHT AUTO INSURANCE FRAUD

New York State Senate Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos, Senate Insurance Committee Chairman Senator James L. Seward and Senator Martin Golden today joined law enforcement, insurance advocates, business groups, and victims to press for the Assembly’s passage of three auto insurance fraud prevention bills before the end of this year’s legislative session. Auto insurance fraud costs New Yorkers more than $1 billion a year and has led to injuries - even death - for innocent victims.

May 8, 2012
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Senator Gallivan Honors Orchard Park's Undefeated and 2011 State Champion Varsity Football Team With Senate Resolution

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R,C,I - 59th District) presented the members and coaches of the Orchard Park High School Varsity Boys Football team with an official Senate resolution honoring and commemorating their 2011 undefeated season and New York State Championship.

May 8, 2012
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Senator Gallivan Presents Senate Resolution To Orchard Park Varsity Girls Volleyball, Sec. 6 Champs

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R,C,I - 59th District) presented the members and coaches of the Orchard Park High School Varsity Girls Volleyball team with an official Senate resolution honoring and commemorating their 2011 Section 6 Regional Championship.

May 8, 2012
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