Issues: Miscellaneous

Senator Bonacic Co-Sponsors Caylee's Law

 State Senator John J. Bonacic has signed on to co-sponsor the Senate’s Protect Our Children’s Act/ Caylee’s Law. The legislation recognizes serious forms of child abuse that are not adequately covered by existing law, to better protect our children.

July 21, 2011
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Senator Farley Offers Boating Safety Suggestions this Summer

With the hot weather here, many boaters are taking to our local waterways. State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) reminds boaters to be safe and to remember the laws that govern traveling on the water.

"Each year, over 1 million boaters take to our State's bodies of water. Boating, sailing and water skiing can be enjoyable family activities if boats are used safely and responsibly," Senator Farley said.

July 21, 2011
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Creating Jobs, Protecting the Environment and Saving Money

 

(Suffern, NY) In an effort to help homeowners and businesses save money on their energy costs, Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) informed residents of how  to make energy efficiency upgrades in their homes or businesses with no out of pocket expense.

“The Power NY Act of 2011 will enhance the Green Jobs program by incentivizing homeowners to upgrade their homes without taking any money out of their pocket, this will save families money, create jobs and protect our environment,” Senator Carlucci said.

After the audit the contractor explains what improvements can be made and develops a proposal detailing all of their recommendations, including associated costs and energy savings estimates. 

July 21, 2011
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SENATE INTRODUCES “PROTECT OUR CHILDREN ACT”

New Bill  Protects Kids & Punishes Predators

In the wake of Caylee Anthony’s tragic murder case and the murder of eight-year-old Leiby Kletzky in Brooklyn, legislation has been introduced in the New York State Senate that would make sweeping, comprehensive changes to the state’s child protection laws to help protect children from cruel and repeated abuse.  

July 21, 2011
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July 21, 2011
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ANOTHER HOT DAY IN NEW YORK CITY!!

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July 21, 2011
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August 3, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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STATEMENT BY SENATE MAJORITY LEADER DEAN SKELOS

Today’s report by Comptroller DiNapoli, showing that tax collections for the first quarter of the State’s Fiscal Year have far outpaced recent estimates, is encouraging, and we must continue to monitor this situation over the next six months. 

If this positive trend continues, the Governor and State Legislature should focus on cutting taxes so businesses across the state can use the resulting savings to create new jobs, grow their companies and invest in New York. 

This year’s state budget, a responsible spending plan that eliminated a $10 billion deficit without raising taxes, was widely recognized as the first step in showing job-creators that New York was once again open for business.  

July 20, 2011
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July 20, 2011
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New Law Strengthens Ban on Texting While Driving

New legislation is now in effect in New York State that strengthens the enforcement against drivers who use handheld electronic to text while driving. The legislation was sponsored by Senator Carl Marcellino, supported by Senator Jack M. Martins and signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo.

The new law makes texting while driving a primary traffic offense, giving law enforcement the power to stop drivers solely for engaging in this activity.  

Before this law, it was illegal for drivers to use handheld electronic devices while their vehicle was in motion, but it was a secondary traffic offense -- meaning a driver had to be stopped for another violation in order to receive a ticket.

July 20, 2011
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Senator Maziarz is Grand Marshall of Canal Fest parade

Senator George Maziarz was honored to be chosen to serve as the Grand Marshall of the annual parade during Canal Fest, a weeklong celebration in North Tonawanda and Tonawanda.  Festival-goers lined the streets to watch the parade go by on Tuesday evening.

July 20, 2011
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Senator Serrano at Bronx Constituent Hours

Senator Serrano and his staff held their monthly Bronx Constituent Hours today at River Park Towers."While we do a tremendous amount of work out of our District Office in East Harlem, there is no substitute for direct interaction with my constituents here in the Bronx," said the Senator. The Serrano Constituent Services team holds roving hours in the Bronx each month, and on Roosevelt Island (RIOC Offices, 591 Main Street) on the first Tuesday of every month. No appointment is necessary.

July 20, 2011
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Members of the NY Senate Long Island Delegation visited Brookhaven National Laboratory

Members of the NY Senate Long Island Delegation visited Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton, NY on July 13, 2011.  The senators received an update from directors and researchers on the Lab’s energy and health research portfolios, New York State partnerships, and the economic impact to the state and local economies.  Brookhaven National Laboratory currently employs 3,000 people, creates over 5,400 jobs and provides $700 million in economic output on Long Island and throughout New York State. Photograph:  Members of the NY Senate Long Island Delegation visited Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton on July 13, 2011 at the site of the National Synchrotron Light Source II, still under construction. 

July 19, 2011
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New ambulance dedicated in Gates

Senator George Maziarz recently participated in a ceremony to dedicate a new ambulance for the Gates Volunteer Ambulance Service.

July 19, 2011
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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
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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
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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
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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
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