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SENATOR GOLDEN SUPPORTS CRACK DOWN ON DRUNK DRIVERS

Bill Would Require Offenders to Take a Motor Vehicle Accident Prevention Course

 

Albany - State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today joined his colleagues in the New York State Senate in approving legislation (S.4740C), that would require certain drivers convicted of drunk driving to take a motor vehicle accident prevention course.

 

The bill requires drivers convicted of a drunk driving offense to take the motor vehicle accident prevention course if they have previously been convicted of drunk driving, or refuse to take a chemical test, or have accumulated more than six points on their license.

 

May 2, 2012
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SENATE PASSES LANZA’S BILL TO PROHIBIT NY FROM FUNDING CIVIL TRIALS FOR TERRORISTS

The Senate gave passage yesterday to  Senate Bill S.3871, sponsored by Senator Andrew Lanza, which would prohibit New York State, or its local governments, from funding any civilian trials of enemy combatants for acts of terrorism in federal courts located in New York.

 

May 2, 2012
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Senator Serrano Commemorates "I Love My Park Day" in the State of New York

Pictured above: Senator Serrano and Senator Little present "I Love My Park Day" Resolution to Robin Dropkin, Executive Director of Parks & Trails New York.

May 2, 2012
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LaValle Legislation Passes Senate

New York  State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle (R,C,I – Port Jefferson) reports that several of his bills were passed in the  New York State Senate this week and now await action by the Assembly.

LaValle said the bills passed this week:

May 2, 2012
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Watkins Glen High School art students are finalists in a national shoe design contest sponsored by Vans -- we can show our support -- online voting ends on May 3rd

It's just been brought to my attention that art students from Watkins Glen High School are finalists in a national shoe design competition sponsored by Vans.

We can all show our support by voting online -- and please vote now if you can, because voting ends tomorrow, May 3rd.

Find out more and share your vote here. 

May 2, 2012
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RITCHIE ‘TOWN HALL’ DRAWS 2,000 OSWEGO RESIDENTS

State Senator Answers Constituents’ Questions on Taxes, Schools, More

May 2, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN SUPPORTS SENATE EFFORTS TO KEEP KIDS SAFE FROM SEX OFFENDERS

Albany - Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today voted to approve a package of bills in the New York State Senate to help keep our children, our schools and our communities safe from dangerous sex offenders.

The bills, all of which passed the State Senate today, include legislation that would:

· Prevent individuals from being able to legally change their names in order to evade legal process or obligation;

· Make it a felony for certain sex offenders who fail to register or report a change of address;

· Require sex offenders to disclose whether their residence is within ½ mile to an elementary or secondary school;

May 2, 2012
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SENATOR YOUNG VOTES FOR LEGISLATION TO PREVENT SEX ABUSE

ALBANY – Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I – Olean) announced the passage of legislation that aims to prevent sexual predators from gaining access to potential victims and to assist law enforcement in tracking the offenders’ locations.

“Today, the Senate passed eight bills that, among other initiatives, increase the amount of information collected and disseminated about sexual offenders, change the reporting requirements for the Sexual Offender Registration Act (SORA), and addresses the recidivism rates among sexual offenders. Predators are released into society on a daily basis, and every piece of legislation is critical in protecting our children and communities,” Senator Young said.

May 1, 2012
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Senator Montgomery Speaks on Resolution Honoring the Achievements of Girl Scouts

In a formal presentation on the Senate Floor, Senator Montgomery gave accolades to her constituent, Lesego Pearl Nkosi, upon receiving the Girl Scout Gold Award. This award is the highest and most prestigious award that Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors can earn.

May 1, 2012
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IN THE NEWS: Staten Island Advance - New Cuomo program benefits three Staten Island companies

Published: Monday, April 30, 2012, 5:44 AM     by Judy Randall

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Three Staten Island companies will be the beneficiaries of reduced power costs under a new Cuomo administration program aimed at lowering the price of doing business and retaining jobs in the Empire State.

Pratt Industries, the New York Container Terminal and Staten Island University Hospital were tapped after input from local lawmakers and an application process established to apportion state financial incentives and resources to spur economic development under the ReCharge New York program.

Statewide, 517 businesses and not-for-profits were awarded lower-cost power allocations.

May 1, 2012
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YORKTOWN HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR ACHIEVES HIGHEST SCOUT RANKING

Yorktown Heights, N.Y. – (4/29/12) Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) presented William Jeremiah O’Brien Jr. of Yorktown with a proclamation for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout at the United Methodist Church in Yorktown Heights.

May 1, 2012
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KEEPING KIDS SAFE FROM SEX OFFENDERS

I wanted to inform you that I’ve just voted to approve a package of bills to help keep our children, our schools and our communities safe from dangerous sex offenders.

May 1, 2012
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Senator Malcolm A. Smith at Press Conference for Fair Wages

Senator Malcolm A. Smith was joined by Senator Jose Peralta at a press conference this past weekend to stand with dozens of L.I. and NYC waiters, waitresses, bartenders and kitchen staff who had their tips stolen by their employers.

May 1, 2012
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Griffo and Brindisi Announce Scholarship Opportunities

Griffo and Brindisi Announce Scholarship Opportunities

(Utica) – State Senator Joseph A. Griffo and Assemblymember Anthony J. Brindisi announced that the New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators is again accepting applications for four $1,500 scholarships to be awarded June 4th  at their Annual Legislative Conference Day  in Albany.

May 1, 2012
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SENATE PASSES SEX ABUSE PREVENTION BILLS

Measures Increase Penalties, Enhance Community Notification and Protection

The New York State Senate today passed a package of eight bills to prevent sexual predators from obtaining access to potential victims and help law enforcement and communities keep track of their whereabouts. The bills will help increase the amount of information available about convicted sex offenders and seeks to prevent them from obtaining access to vulnerable individuals.

May 1, 2012
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