Issues: Miscellaneous

Governor Cuomo Signs Law Requiring Convex Mirrors On Large Trucks

New legislation protects pedestrians by removing blind spot in front of large trucks

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed a law that requires convex mirrors to be placed on the front of large trucks being driven in New York City.

"Convex mirrors are an effective tool to protect pedestrians from accidents caused by blind spots," Governor Cuomo said. "This law will allow truck operators to see pedestrians or objects directly in front of them and will offer new safety protections to many New Yorkers. I thank Senator Golden and Assemblywoman Millman for their efforts in seeing this bill passed."

July 19, 2011
Read more...

Canal Fest kicks off in Tonawandas

Senator George Maziarz regularly visits Canal Fest in the Tonawandas.  He is Grand Marshall of this year's parade.  During his days as City Clerk in North Tonawanda, he was largely responsible for launching the popular summer festival.

July 19, 2011
Read more...

Bone Marrow Screening for Aidan Jack Seeger

There is a bone marrow screening drive for a 6 year old Brooklyn boy, Aidan Jack Seeger, who has been diagnosed with a rare neurological disorder (ADL) tomorrow at OLA. You can also add yourself to his facebook “posse” via this link: http://www.facebook.com/groups/aidanjackseeger

What: Bone Marrow Screening for Aidan Jack Seeger

When: Tuesday, July 19th; 4p-8p

Where: Our Lady of Angels Church

 

Given last week’s tragic and horrific death of young Lieby Kletzky, many people say to themselves: “I wish there was something I could have done to save his life.” Aidan’s life just might depend on the kindness of strangers coming to his aid and all they have to do is swab the inside of their cheeks with a few q-tips.

 

July 19, 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Read more...

Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz: Let the People Vote!

July 19, 2011

For Immediate Release

New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) is calling for all New Yorkers to attend the “Stand Up And Be Heard Let the People Vote” Rally on Sunday, July 24, 2011 at 3PM in front of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s New York City office located at 633 Third Avenue near 41st Street and march to the United Nations.

Senator Reverend Diaz issued the following statement:

“This Sunday a thousand people will demonstrate in midtown to let Governor Cuomo and Mayor Bloomberg know that even though the same-sex marriage law was approved by the legislature we will not be silenced!

July 19, 2011
Read more...

SENATOR FUSCHILLO ANNOUNCES NEW LAWS TO HELP PREVENT SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND UNDERAGE SMOKING

             Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that Governor Cuomo recently signed three laws he supported to help prevent substance abuse and underage smoking.  

July 18, 2011
Read more...

The New Zeal

July 18, 2011

For Immediate Release

New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) released the following statement in response to the Alliance Defense Fund Memo for New York Municipal Clerks who are responsible for issuing marriage licenses. Their Memo addresses the right of clerks and other employees to request an accommodation for their sincerely held religious beliefs concerning the issuance of marriage licenses to same sex couples:

July 18, 2011
Read more...

SENATOR FUSCHILLO HELPS RESIDENTS “SHED THE MEDS”

Over 500 Pounds of Expired and Unwanted Medications Collected for Safe Disposal 

July 16, 2011
Read more...

Senator Farley Notes Civil War Exhibits

As the United States of America commemorates the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War, State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) says a new exhibit at the State Capitol focuses on the New York flags that were flown during the Civil War.

Located on the second floor of the Capitol in Albany, there are eight flags on display, Senator Farley said. Called "1861: Banners for Glory," the flags will be on display through June 2012. The flags have undergone restorations by staff from the New York State Military Museum. "Viewing these flags helps bring history to life," Senator Farley said. "This display is not only for Civil War enthusiasts but also a great educational opportunity for those visiting the Capitol as part of a family outing."

July 15, 2011
Read more...

GOVERNOR CUOMO SIGNS LAW PROHIBITING THE SALE OF HOOKAHS, SMOKING PARAPHERNALIA, AND SHISHA TO MINORS

New Legislation Bans Sale of Hookahs, Shisha, and Water Pipes to Individuals Under 18

 

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed a new law that prohibits the sale of shisha and certain types of smoking paraphernalia to minors. Under this law, businesses offering these products for sale may only sell to individuals who are at least eighteen years of age with proper identification.

 

July 15, 2011
Read more...

Senator Breslin Announces New Traffic Safety Law in Effect to Strengthen Enforcement of Texting-While-Driving

(Albany, NY) Senator Neil D. Breslin (D-Delmar) and the New York State Senate passed legislation (S.998B) earlier this year aiming to make roads safer for citizens across the state by strengthening penalties for those who violate traffic safety law. The legislation, which increases texting while driving to a primary offense, was signed on July 12 by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo – taking effect immediately as state law.

July 15, 2011
Read more...

Taming Lame Ducks

New York State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle (R,C,I – Port Jefferson) said today the abuse of taxpayers by two outgoing school boards has prompted him to introduce legislation that would require a lame duck  school board to have a supermajority vote in order to approve a contract for a new superintendent when the hiring occurs between the annual May vote and the annual reorganizational meeting of a local school board. Assemblyman Dan Losquadro (R,C  -Shoreham) will sponsor the legislation in the Assembly.

July 15, 2011
Read more...

WELLSVILLE WOMAN WITH ALS HONORED FOR ADVOCACY

OLEAN – Debra Quinn of Wellsville proves everyday that Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, or ALS, doesn't have to affect the mind, the spirit or the determination to make the most of one's talents in helping others who also have this disease.

July 15, 2011
Read more...

WELLSVILLE WOMAN WITH ALS HONORED FOR ADVOCACY

OLEAN – Debra Quinn of Wellsville proves everyday that Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, or ALS, doesn't have to affect the mind, the spirit or the determination to make the most of one's talents in helping others who also have this disease.

July 15, 2011
Read more...

WELLSVILLE WOMAN WITH ALS HONORED FOR ADVOCACY

OLEAN – Debra Quinn of Wellsville proves everyday that Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, or ALS, doesn't have to affect the mind, the spirit or the determination to make the most of one's talents in helping others who also have this disease.

July 15, 2011
Read more...
Syndicate content