Issues: Miscellaneous

SENATOR MARTINS: NEW HYDE PARK EAGLE SCOUTS HONORED BY STATE SENATE

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) announced that the New York State Senate recently passed legislative resolutions he sponsored honoring two New Hyde Park residents for attaining the prestigious rank of Eagle Scout.

     The legislative resolutions honored Giovanni Castelli and Nicolas Castelli of Troop 544 for earning Scouting’s highest honor. With passage of the legislative resolutions, Giovanni and Nicolas’ achievements will forever be part of the official record of the New York State Senate.

July 13, 2015
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SENATOR BONACIC ATTENDS ANNUAL WURTSBORO FOUNDERS DAY STREET FAIR

Senator Bonacic  was pleased to join friends and neighbors at the annual Wurtsboro Founders Day Street Fair this past Saturday in the Village of Wurtsboro. The street fair provides residents the opportunity to come together, listen to music, shop at one of the many vendor tents, and enjoy some delicious food. Events like these drive home the reality that in villages like Wurtsboro, small businesses, and  family run enterprises are the backbone of the community.

July 13, 2015
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WDKX SummerFest 2015: Blues & BBQ

It was a great weekend for Rochester SummerFest 2015, hosted by 103.9 WDKX, it certainly exceeded our expectations. I was pleased to partner with WDKX to present Friday night's line-up, Blues & BBQ, featuring Jimmie Highsmith, Chris Beard, Joe Beard, Lenny Williams, Pokey Bear and Clarence Carter. It was a great crowd with a lot of great performances, I was happy to be a part of the entire weekend. 

Click here for more photos from this great show.

July 13, 2015
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Senator O'Mara's weekly column 'From the Capitol' ~ for the week of July 13, 2015 ~ 'Is there an invasive species near you?'

Senator O'Mara offers his weekly perspective on many of the key challenges and issues facing the Legislature, as well as on legislative actions, local initiatives, state programs and policies, and more. Stop back every Monday for Senator O'Mara's latest column "From the Capitol..."

This week, "Is there an invasive species near you?"

[see attached copy of Senator O'Mara's column in The Leader on July 12, 2015]

July 13, 2015
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Times Ledger: State Fully Funds Backlog of Requirements for Private Schools

The state Legislature passed a last-minute, end-of-session agreement to allocate $250 million to fund the costs of state mandates at secular, religious and independent schools throughout the state.

The measure was pushed through with the support of state Sen. Joseph Addabbo (D-Howard Beach), who said the chambers of the Legislature heard the concerns of several parents and religious leaders who described how the Compulsory Attendance Law is a financial drain on private institutions.

 

Read the full story here.

July 13, 2015
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Giant Step Forward Toward Repeal of the SAFE Act

A very tough battle was waged.  A positive result was achieved.

 

As a result of extensive negotiations throughout the last several weeks, our efforts have been successful.  The SAFE Act ammunition database and background check has been stopped by a signed AGREEMENT between Governor Cuomo and State Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan.

 

July 10, 2015
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Seward Helps Secure First Changes To NY-SAFE Act

ONEONTA, 07/10/15 – State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I- Oneonta) today announced that the senate Republican majority has secured a legally binding memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the governor’s office amending provisions of the NY-SAFE Act.

July 10, 2015
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SENATOR BONACIC PRESENTS DR. JOYCE WILLETTS WITH A PLAQUE FROM THE 2015 NY SENATE WOMEN OF DISTINCTION CEREMONY

(Middletown, NY)-Senator Bonacic today  presented his 2015 NY Senate Woman of Distinction, Dr. Joyce Willetts, with a plaque that hung in the Well of the Legislative Office Building in Albany. The presentation took place at Senator Bonacic’s District office. Bonacic also presented Dr. Willetts with a Senate Resolution that was passed on the floor of the Senate honoring her achievements, a DVD copy of the ceremony and pictures from the event.

July 10, 2015
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AMEDORE BILL WOULD BAN HANDGUN-SHAPED CELL PHONE CASES

Senator George Amedore today introduced legislation that would prohibit the sale of cell phone cases  that are designed to imitate handguns.The bill (S.6014) would add cases or covers for wireless communication devices to the definition of imitation weapons that are currently banned. Under current law, the sale of imitation weapons that could be realistically perceived to be an actual firearm is prohibited unless they are: constructed in colors other than black, blue, silver or aluminum, or are marked with a non-removable orange stripe.

July 10, 2015
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Senator Robach Secures $6 Million in State Funding for the City of Rochester

I was proud to lead the efforts to secure $6 million in State funding for the City of Rochester, working with my partner in the Senate, Senator Rich Funke. This funding was announced at yesterday's Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council meeting, and will help strengthen our city's neighborhoods, create quality housing options and stabilize its tax base.

July 10, 2015
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Senate Majority Leader Flanagan On Capital Tonight

Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan (New York State) discusses the recently concluded session with Capital Tonight's Liz Benjamin - July 8, 2015

July 9, 2015
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Senator Díaz and CB 2 District Manager Rafael Salamanca, Jr. with Bronx DOT Borough Commissioner Constance Moran and DOT crew

Senator Rev Rubén Díaz and CB 2 District Manager Rafael Salamanca, Jr. meet with Bronx DOT Borough Commissioner Constance Moran and DOT's crew while DOT workers implement Vision Zero. The Intervale Avenue Roundabout Project is half-way through completion. [July 8, 2015]

July 8, 2015
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Senator Espaillat on Governor Cuomo’s Appointment of the Attorney General as a Special Prosecutor in Cases of Police-Involved Civilian Deaths

"In recent months, communities across the nation have been torn by police-involved incidents of civilian deaths, that have eroded the trust in our criminal justice system," said State Senator Adriano Espaillat, the Chair of the State Senate’s Puerto Rican/ Latino Caucus.

July 8, 2015
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SENATOR GOLDEN TOPS LIST OF LEGISLATORS WITH 38 BILLS APPROVED BY SENATE AND ASSEMBLY THIS LEGISLATIVE SESSION

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing that for the second year in a row, he is a leader amongst his colleagues within the State Legislature in passage of legislation, with 103 bills he introduced approved by the State Senate, and 38 bills he sponsored approved by both the Senate and the Assembly. The bills approved by both houses of the New York State Legislature have been, or will be, under review of the Governor for his consideration to sign them into state law.

July 8, 2015
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Senator Venditto Honors Eagle Scout from Troop 54 in Lindenhurst

Senator Michael Venditto (R, C, I- Massapequa) had the pleasure of congratulating Christian Henry Brady from Troop 54 in Lindenhurst for attaining the prestigious rank of Eagle Scout. The rank of Eagle Scout is the Boy Scouts of America's highest honor and is achieved by less than 3% of Boy Scouts nationwide. Congratulations Christian!

July 8, 2015
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Senator Venditto Attends Bay Village Civic Association's Annual Summer Cocktail Party

New York State Senator Michael Venditto, (R, C, I- Massapequa) attended the Bay Village Civic Association's annual summer cocktail party. They honored retiring Amityville Police Chief Don Dobby and Lt. Gerald Gralton and thanked them for their service.

July 8, 2015
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Senator Venditto Holds Blood Drive in Massapequa Park

New York State Senator Michael Venditto, (R, C, I- Massapequa) held a Community Blood Drive in cooperation with the Long Island Blood Services, at the Massapequa Park Village Hall.

Senator Venditto partnered with Nassau County Legislator James Kennedy to bring this Blood Drive to the community. Senator Venditto would like to thank residents, Long Island Blood Services and the Mayor of the Massapequa Park, Jeff Pravato for making the blood drive a success with over 52 units of blood collected. 

July 8, 2015
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Senator Venditto Attends Dominican Village Event Honoring Veterans

New York State Senator Michael Venditto, (R, C, I- Massapequa) attended a presentation at the Dominican Village in Amityville. The Village Needlework Group honored veterans by presenting them with knitted scarves and hats especially created for them.

July 8, 2015
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