Issues: Miscellaneous

SENATOR CATHARINE YOUNG CO-SPONSORS LEGISLATION TO SHORT CIRCUIT CANADIAN TRANSMISSION LINE

 ALBANY – Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I – Olean) announced legislation (S.7391) that would prohibit any electric corporation seeking to build or expand an electric facility or transmission line with that maintains a starting point outside the United States and an end point within New York State from using the power of eminent domain.

During a press conference Tuesday afternoon, Senator Young joined Energy Committee Chairman George Maziarz and other fellow state Senators, power generators, and business groups to highlight the negative impacts of the proposed Champlain Hudson Power Express Transmission Line (CHPE), a 1,000 MW underwater transmission line that would originate in Canada and end in New York City.

May 15, 2012
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SENATE PASSES LEGISLATION WHICH MAKES VIEWING CHILD PORNOGRAPHY A FELONY

Bill closes loophole after Court of Appeals ruling that it is not a crime

The New York State Senate today passed legislation (S.7407), sponsored by Senator Martin Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), that would make the viewing of child pornography a felony crime. The bill amends current state law to say that a person is guilty of a crime when the person knowingly accesses child pornography with the intent to view. 

 

The legislation comes after a state Court of Appeals ruling earlier this month that said viewing child pornography on the Internet is not a crime. This legislation closes that loophole.

 

May 15, 2012
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SENATE PASSES LEGISLATION TO HELP DISABLED VETERANS

Bill Would Provide a Preference in State Contracts for Disabled Veterans

The New York State Senate today passed legislation (S.2423), sponsored by Senator Gregory R. Ball (R-C, Pawling), that would give greater access to state contracts to veterans who were disabled during their service.  

 

This bill would codify for New York an identical and highly successful program adopted for federal contracting.  Given the increase in the number of veterans and disabled veterans due to recent overseas conflicts, this bill would provide a small measure of recognition that this group of selfless men and women deserve.

 

May 15, 2012
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Senator LaValle Resolution Honors Volunteer Firefighters

LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring and recognizing the heroism and commit-

ment of local volunteer firefighters in fighting the wildfires in the

Towns of Ridge and Manorville, New York, in April 2012

 

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize and honor

those distinguished citizens who would volunteer to devote themselves to

public service, demonstrating great courage and diligence in providing

for the care and welfare of the citizens of their communities and this

great Empire State; and

WHEREAS, Within every community of the State of New York there are

certain individuals who, by virtue of their commitment and dedication,

May 15, 2012
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Senator O'Mara honors Watkins Glen woman as one of Senate's 2012 'Women of Distinction'

Albany, N.Y., May 15—In Albany Tuesday, State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) and his Senate colleagues paid tribute to Virginia Houseknecht of Watkins Glen, a long-time Cornell Cooperative Extension educator and leader in Schuyler County, and founder of the Southern Tier Parkinson’s Disease Support Group, as a 2012 “Woman of Distinction.”

May 15, 2012
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NEW YORK SENATE HONORS COLLEEN H. MASTINE AS A 2012 WOMEN OF DISTINCTION

Senator John A. DeFrancisco honored Colleen H. Mastine with the 2012 "Women of Distinction" award for the 50th Senate District.  The New York State Senate recognizes women from Central New York and throughout the state at a reception in Albany.

"I am proud to honor my former colleague and friend, Colleen Mastine, who served in my district office for many years," said Senator DeFrancisco.

"Through her work in the Senate, she helped so many citizens in our community. I commend her for a lifetime of helping others, and for the genuine caring and concern that she exhibited, as she worked with people to solve their problems," said Senator DeFrancisco.

May 15, 2012
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FULTON’S JAN REBEOR NAMED SENATE’S 2012 'WOMAN OF DISTINCTION'

State Senator Patty Ritchie announced today that she’s named Fulton’s Jan Rebeor as a 2012 “Woman of Distinction.” 

Mrs. Rebeor, a life-long resident of Oswego County who survived a bout with cancer, was selected from nearly a dozen individuals nominated by friends, family members and community leaders throughout Oswego, Jefferson and St. Lawrence Counties. Senator Ritchie will fete all of the nominees at a special reception in Watertown on June 7.

May 15, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO NAMES LISA WILLIAMS SCHARY A NEW YORK STATE SENATE “WOMAN OF DISTINCTION”

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today announced that he has named North Bellmore resident Lisa Williams Schary as a New York State Senate Woman of Distinction.

     “Lisa Williams Schary has a love for the environment that is nearly unparalleled. She is a tireless advocate who has spent countless hours raising awareness and appreciation for our natural treasures and fighting to preserve and protect Long Island’s open spaces. She has made our community a better place and it’s my pleasure to select her for this well-deserved honor” said Senator Fuschillo.

May 15, 2012
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Senator Golden and NYLAG offer Free Legal Services

The Mobile Legal Help Center is a partnership between the New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) and the New York State Courts’

Access to Justice Program that provides free

civil legal services to New Yorkers in need.

Private meeting rooms and technology inside the vehicle enable it to function as a full-service office.

The vehicle will be stationed outside Senator Golden's Office

7408 5th Avenue

June 3rd, 2012

10 am to 6 pm

Please call 718-238-6044 for an appointment.

June 3, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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STATEMENT BY SENATOR GOLDEN ON APPOINTMENT TO THE NEW YORK CITY REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL

Albany- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), a former small business owner and merchant leader, has issued the following statement following his appointment by New York State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos to the New York City Regional Economic Development Council:

“I thank Senator Majority Leader Dean Skelos for naming me to this Council, and I look forward to working with representatives of business, education, and labor, to help reinvigorate the economy of New York City and create jobs.

May 15, 2012
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WANTAGH BOY SCOUTS DISCUSS STATE GOVERNMENT WITH SENATOR FUSCHILLO

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently met with boy scouts from Troop 96 in Wantagh to help them earn their citizenship merit badge.

     Senator Fuschillo spoke with the scouts to help them earn their citizenship merit badge. Senator Fuschillo and the scouts discussed his job as a State Senator, the state budget, and how the legislative process works. The boys also shared their concerns about local community issues and offered their ideas for new laws.

May 15, 2012
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LaValle Names Two to NY State Senate’s Veterans Hall of Fame, Shelter Island 1st Lieutenant Joseph James Theinert and Marine Lance Corporal Jordan C. Haerter of Sag Harbor to Receive Award Posthumously May 22.

Two East End war veterans will be posthumously inducted into the New York State Senate’s Veterans Hall of Fame on May 22 in an Albany ceremony it was announced today by New York State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle who nominated the pair -- US Army  1st Lieutenant Joseph J. Theinert  from Shelter Island and Marine Lance Corporal Jordan C. Haerter of Sag Harbor --  for the state honor.

“Joe Theinert and Jordan Haerter are true heroes who gave their lives to protecting the freedoms we treasure. They should be recognized and commended by our State and community,” said Senator LaValle.  “The New York State Veterans’ Hall of Fame is a tribute to these two fine young men that demonstrates our respect and gratitude for their patriotism and sacrifice.”

May 15, 2012
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Virginia Houseknecht of Watkins Glen to be honored as a "Woman of Distinction" in Albany later today

Albany, N.Y., May 15—In Albany on Tuesday, State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) and his Senate colleagues will pay tribute to Virginia “Ginny” Houseknecht of Watkins Glen, a long-time area Cornell Cooperative Extension educator and leader, and founder of the Southern Tier Parkinson’s Disease Support Group, as a 2012 New York State Senate “Woman of Distinction.” 

The Senate's "Women of Distinction" program, which began in March to coincide with Women's History Month in New York State, allows senators statewide to select one honoree from their respective legislative districts for this distinguished, statewide tribute.

May 15, 2012
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Elmont New Video Commercial is UP!

Greetings Everyone!
 
Check out the new video commercial produced by members of the 3on3 Committee. This year's tournament is getting very exciting and the hype is just beginning.  This year's extravaganza is on July 14th and Dutch Broadway School! Just this past weekend, we had our third tourney committee meeting where we hosted over 230 volunteers and continued preparations for the tourney.
 
 

May 14, 2012
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