Issues: Miscellaneous

SENATE PASSES ANTI-CRIME PACKAGE

Bills Strengthen Penalties for Sex Offenders, Bank Robberies and Home Invasions 

The New York State Senate today passed several anti-crime bills to strengthen penalties and create new charges for offenses relating to sexual abuse, bank robberies, home invasions and driving irresponsibly. The measures will help deter criminals, hold violators accountable and create safer communities throughout the state.

 

April 5, 2011
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Resolution Honoring the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (J1185)

April 5, 2011 - Senate resolution honoring the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (J1185)

April 5, 2011
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Resolution Honoring Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. (J1184)

April 5, 2011 - Senator Bill Perkins' session comments on the resolution (J1184).

April 5, 2011
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Senator Malcolm A. Smith Recognizes Queens Volunteer As Constituent Of The Month

Rene Albritton is being recognized by Senator Malcolm A. Smith as April's Constituent of the Month.  Ms. Albritton recently celebrated her 6th Anniversary as a volunteer in Senator Smith’s District Office. She has devoted her time to serve as a community liaison attending monthly meetings at the St. Albans Civic Improvement Association, Inc. and the Ilion Area Block Association, Inc.  Her efforts have helped to address some of the issues and concerns affecting area residents. 

April 5, 2011
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April 5, 2011
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SENATOR ANDREW LANZA PASSES PHRAGMITES FIRE PREVENTION BILL OUT OF SENATE CITIES COMMITTEE

 

Lanza & Tobacco’s New Bill Will Empower Property Owners to Protect Themselves & Neighbors

April 5, 2011
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North Babylon Council of PTA's Annual Legislative Breakfast

Senator Owen H. Johnson recently joined with state and local officials and community members at the North Babylon Council of PTA’s annual Legislative Breakfast at the North Babylon High School.  The Board of Education, the North Babylon Teachers’ Organization, and the North Babylon Administrators’ Association joined in the event.  Community members were invited to share their needs and concerns regarding the school district as well as the community.

April 5, 2011
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IDC, Assemb. Ortiz, Join 10-year-old Heart Transplant Survivor to Push for Life-Saving Legislation

'Lauren's Law' to Increase Organ Donation Passed Important Committee Vote Today

 

ALBANY, N.Y. The Independent Democratic Conference and Assemblyman Felix Ortiz, (D-Brooklyn) joined 10-year-old heart transplant survivor Lauren Shields and her family today in a push for life saving legislation.

April 5, 2011
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SENATOR GOLDEN WOULD TOUGHEN ACCOUNTABILITY MEASURES FOR CHILD PROTECTION CASES; WILL SAVE LIVES

In an effort to ensure that abused children in protective custody are truly being protected, Senator Martin Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) announced that he will introduce legislation to require child protective caseworkers to take a photograph when they make a visit to a child in the child protective services (CPS) system for abuse and neglect.

“People are sick over reading recent news reports about a caseworker who falsified home visits,” Senator Golden said. “This appalling behavior leaves children open to even more violence and abuse. While the vast majority of caseworkers tackle their difficult jobs with pride and dignity each day, the bad apples are allowing our children to die.”

April 5, 2011
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April 16, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Internships Available with Senator Kennedy

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Senator Timothy M. Kennedy, D-58th District, invites students to apply for an internship in his office. An internship in Senator Kennedy’s office will provide qualified students with the opportunity to gain valuable, first-hand experience in working to build a stronger and more prosperous future in Western New York and across the state. Openings are available in the Western New York and Albany offices.

“It is an honor to represent our community and to spend every day working to push Western New York forward along the path to prosperity,” Senator Kennedy said. “As we fight to restore greatness to the Empire State, I encourage motivated, young Western New Yorkers, who are ready to make a difference in our community, to join us in our work.”

April 5, 2011
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Listen to Senator Nozzolio on "The Credibility Report" with Peter Haidt

Recently, Senator Nozzolio called in to "The Credibility Report" with Peter Haidt on WGVA 1240 to discuss the 2011-12 New York State budget. You can listen to Senator Nozzolio's interview with Peter here.

April 5, 2011
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Keeping the Commitment - Information on the 2011-12 State Budget

The New York State Senate has completed passage of the 2011-12 state budget one day prior to the April 1st budget deadline.  The budget, which has now received final approval by the Assembly, achieves the critically important goals of reducing state spending, not raising taxes and creating new private sector jobs.

To learn more about the State's new fiscally responsible budget plan, I encourage you to review the documents below. 

April 5, 2011
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Senator Greg Ball to tour Indian Point Power Plant and Public Hearing to follow

Albany, NY (April 5, 2011) –Senator Greg Ball (R, C, 40th District –Westchester/Putnam/Dutchess) will tour the Indian Point Power Facility on April 14th at 9:00am.  Following the tour, Senator Ball will share his findings at a public hearing held at Stony Point Community Center.

April 5, 2011
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SENATOR SMITH APPLAUDS GOVERNOR CUOMO'S LEADERSHIP ON HIGH-SPEED RAIL FUNDING

Senator Malcolm A. Smith (13th Senate District, St.

April 4, 2011
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SENATE PASSES BILL TO PROVIDE MORE OVERSIGHT OF LIPA RATE HIKES

Measure Would Require Greater Scrutiny of Cost Increases to Customers

The New York State Senate today passed legislation (S.2581) to increase accountability and reduce unregulated rate increases by the Long Island Power Authority. The bill, sponsored by Senator Kenneth P. LaValle (R-C-I, Port Jefferson), addresses costly rate hikes of more than 30 percent since 2001 by requiring state Public Service Commission notification and review of certain rate increases of more than 2.5 percent. 

 

“Long Islanders pay among the highest utility rates in the country,” Senator LaValle said. “Accountability and transparency are critically important to protect ratepayers.”

 

April 4, 2011
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Senate Puerto Rican/Latino Caucus Applauds Nomination of Cesar Perales as NY Secretary of State

Members of the Caucus include Senators Adriano Espaillat (chair), Gustavo Rivera (vice-chair), Ruben Diaz, Martin Dilan, Jose Peralta, and Jose Serrano.

 (New York, NY) – The Puerto Rican/Latino Caucus of the New York State Senate released the following statement in support of Cesar Perales’ nomination as New York’s next secretary of state.

April 4, 2011
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