Issues: Miscellaneous

SENATE PASSES EXPANSION OF DNA DATABANK

New York State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle (R,C,I – Port Jefferson) said the Senate passed a bill (S.5560) today that significantly expands the ability of law enforcement to solve crimes by requiring those convicted of all felonies and misdemeanors to submit DNA samples.

The measure is supported by the District Attorneys across the state, crime victims’ advocates and Governor Andrew Cuomo.

“This  bill would greatly enhance the DNA database and protect communities by keeping more criminals off the streets, while also reducing the financial costs and victims’ emotional strain by solving more crimes in an expeditious manner,” said LaValle,  “for New Yorkers throughout the state, this legislation will provide an additional layer of safety.”

June 16, 2011
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Senator Parker's 2011 Free Summer Mobile Series

Visit my District Office this summer for FREE health, quality of life, community & more services...beginning Friday, June 24th, through Friday, August 5th (excluding Friday, July 1st), from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at my District Office at 1300 Flatbush Avenue (entrance on Bedford & Foster Avenues)  For more info, please call my D.O. at 718-629-6401

June 24, 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz along with Thousands of Evangelicals Will march in the Evangelical Children’s Parade

June 16, 2011

For Immediate Release

 

Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz along with Thousands of Evangelicals Will march in the Evangelical Children’s Parade

State Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz states that with more than 50 floats, marching bands, and displays of biblical passages, thousands of Evangelical Christians will march in The Evangelical Children’s Parade which will be held this Saturday, June 18 at 12:00 pm throughout Third Avenue, from 97th Street to 118th Street in “El Barrio”, the heart of the Hispanic community.

Men, women and children will march in support of their moral, traditional and family values.

June 16, 2011
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LaValle: Bill Enabling Discharge of Fire Commissioners For Unexcused Absences Passes Senate.

New York State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle (R, C, I-Port Jefferson) said today that his bill (S3101) enabling fire district commissioners who have excessive unexcused absences to be removed from office has passed the New York State Senate. The bill was passed on June 14. “Fire commissioners make most of the key decisions affecting fire and emergency medical service throughout New York State and sit on boards that have the authority to raise taxes and approve budgets to cover expenses including insurance,  payroll, pensions and the purchase of trucks, and other equipment,” LaValle said. Commission members, LaValle explained, set policy for fire districts, hire staff who maintain firehouses and dispatch calls.

June 16, 2011
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Jefferson Elementary Students Visit Senator Farley

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) met with students from Jeffereson Elementary School, Schenectady, New York, and discussed the history of the Capitol building when they came to Albany on June 14th for a tour. Students in Susan DiCaprio, Mrs. Murphy, Kathy Cathell and Amy Glick’s classes on the tour included Marissa Angerami, Oliva Bourst, Jordan Bush, Caitlin Buzas, Gabriel Comenzo, Cole Cookingham, Arianna Coones, Eli Donofrio, Madison Dunham, Mike Farina, Josh Feulner, Sydnie Ford, Wade Funk, Jenna Giombetti, Chloe Kaiser, Tess Leiby, Ben Masick, Emily Pahl, Amanda Peno, L.J. Randle, Mia Rockenstyre, A.J.

June 16, 2011
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Senator Farley Meets Hillside

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting fourth grade students from Hillside Elementary School, Niskayuna School District, on June 7th when they came to Albany for a field trip and tour of the Capitol. Senator Farley spoke with students from Carol Herrington, Christopher Lasher and Danielle Druzynski’s classes and discussed New York State government and how a State bill becomes law. Assemblyman James Tedisco also greeted the children. Senator Farley greets Danielle Druzynski’s class.

June 16, 2011
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Senator Farley Greets Hillside

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting fourth grade students from Hillside Elementary School, Niskayuna School District, on June 7th when they came to Albany for a field trip and tour of the Capitol. Senator Farley spoke with students from Carol Herrington, Christopher Lasher and Danielle Druzynski’s classes and discussed New York State government and how a State bill becomes law. Assemblyman James Tedisco also greeted the children. Senator Farley talks with Christopher Lasher’s class.

June 16, 2011
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Senator Farley Salutes Hillside Elementary

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting fourth grade students from Hillside Elementary School, Niskayuna School District, on June 7th when they came to Albany for a field trip and tour of the Capitol. Senator Farley spoke with students from Carol Herrington, Christopher Lasher and Danielle Druzynski’s classes and discussed New York State government and how a State bill becomes law. Assemblyman James Tedisco also greeted the children. Senator Farley chats with Carol Herrington’s class.

June 16, 2011
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Thank You Ray Joseph!

Senator Owen H. Johnson congratulated Mailman Ray Joseph of Babylon Village on his retirement after 38 years with the U.S. Postal Service.“Ray Joseph has been delivering mail to my District Office for 28 years, through rain, sleet, and snow,” Senator Johnson said.  “My staff and I have looked forward to Ray’s arrival, as his presence has certainly brightened each day.  We wish him well in his new endeavors and want him to know he has touched our lives and he will truly be missed.”

June 15, 2011
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Bay Ridge Community Council presents Teen Idol

Auditions will be held at Adelphi Academy on July 20th and August 11th from 6 to 10 pm.

September 24, 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
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SENATE HONORS LISBON NATIVE RICK CARLISLE ON NBA TITLE

Mavericks Coach Joins Rare Club of NBAers With Rings as Both Player and Coach

The State Senate today honored St. Lawrence County native Rick Carlisle for leading the Dallas Mavericks to their first NBA championship—and his second professional basketball title.

The Senate on Wednesday approved a formal resolution recognizing Carlisle for his accomplishments.

Carlisle hails from Lisbon, where he was a regular sight on the hardwood and blacktop courts of his youth. His parents continue to reside there.

“I’ve had the privilege to watch Rick Carlisle from his earliest years as a scrappy ball handler on the courts of St. Lawrence County to his career as champion player and coach,” said Senator Ritchie.

June 15, 2011
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Senator Farley Salutes Military Personnel on Flag Day

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of thanking Cori Lombardo of Scotia for her service to our Country on Flag Day, June 14th, in Albany. Lombardo, of Scotia, is a Master Sergeant in the New York National Guard.

June 15, 2011
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SENATE PASSES MTA PAYROLL TAX REPEAL

Removing Payroll Tax Burden Will Help Businesses Create Jobs

The New York State Senate today passed legislation (S.5596A/ A.8193A) to repeal the MTA Payroll Tax, easing an enormous financial burden that has caused job losses and hurt businesses across the downstate  region.  The bill, which has strong support from business organizations including the Business Council of New York State and the National Federation of Independent Businesses,  is sponsored by Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R, C, I- Shirley), Senator Jack Martins (R-C-I, Mineola) and other Senators representing the 12-county MTA region.   

June 15, 2011
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SENATE PASSES RENEE’S LAW

Bill Named After 24-year-old Lockport Group Home Worker Killed by Youth in 2009

The New York State Senate today passed “Renee’s Law,” which would help protect staff of the state’s youth residential programs and ensure appropriate placement of youth based on their criminal history. The bill (S.5565), co-sponsored by Senator Catharine Young (R,I,C – Olean) and Senator George Maziarz (R,C – Newfane), was prompted by the brutal 2009 murder of Renee Greco committed by youth in her care. Renee Greco was only 24-years-old when she was bludgeoned to death while supervising troubled teenagers at a group home in Lockport, Niagara County.  

 

June 15, 2011
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SENATOR SKELOS AND SENATE COLLEAGUES ANNOUNCE ACTION ON MTA PAYROLL TAX REPEAL

 

Removing Payroll Tax Burden Will Help Businesses Create Jobs

The New York State Senate will act today on legislation (S.5596A/ A.8193A) to repeal the MTA Payroll Tax, easing an enormous financial burden that has caused job losses and hurt businesses across the downstate  region.  The bill, which has strong support from business organizations including the Business Council of New York State and the National Federation of Independent Businesses,  is sponsored by Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R, C, I- Shirley), Senator Jack Martins (R-C-I, Mineola) and other Senators representing the 12-county MTA region.   

June 15, 2011
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Senator Martins Makes Long Island Press Power List

From the Long Island Press Power List

June 15, 2011
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FUSCHILLO BILL TO RENAME BRIDGE AFTER FALLEN NASSAU POLICE OFFICER APPROVED BY SENATE

             Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today announced that legislation he sponsors to rename a bridge after fallen Nassau County Police Officer Michael Califano has been approved by the New York State Senate. 

June 14, 2011
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