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NYS Senate Gives Final Legislative Approval to Montgomery Bill Authorizing Nurse Practitioners to Sign Death Certificates

The State Senate gave final legislative approval today  to a bill permitting New York's more than 13,000 nurse practitioners to sign death certificates in the same manner as physicians and other authorized parties. The bill (S.325) is sponsored by Senator Velmanette Montgomery (D-Brooklyn), who is a member of the Senate Health Committee.

June 23, 2011
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Bill To Establish Naturopathic Doctors As Licensed Professionals In New York State Passes Senate.

New York State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle (R, C, I- Port Jefferson) said today that a bill he sponsored to establish naturopathic doctors as licensed professionals in New York State has passed the Senate. This legislation also includes specific requirements for the education and residency training for naturopaths, the creation of a state board for naturopathy, and continuing education provisions.

June 23, 2011
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SENATE PASSES LANDMARK “POWER NY” LEGISLATION

Renews and Enhances Article X, Increases Energy Efficiency Investments and Explores Solar Power Potential

The New York State Senate today gave final legislative passage to the “Power NY Act” to secure the state’s energy future by expanding the availability of affordable, clean and reliable electricity, while also creating jobs and boosting the economy. 

 

June 22, 2011
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STATE SENATE APPROVES SENATOR NOZZOLIO LEGISLATION TO ESTABLISH 9/11 REMEMBRANCE FLAG

Continuing his efforts to create a lasting tribute to the fallen heroes and loved ones of September 11th, New York State Senator Mike Nozzolio today announced that the Senate has adopted legislation (S.3538A) he introduced and sponsored to allow a special September 11th Remembrance Flag to be flown alongside the American, New York State and POW flags.

June 22, 2011
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Memorial Day Unveiling of New Babylon Village Fountain

Little Ava Smith enjoys a cool splash as state and local officials join for the Memorial Day unveiling of the new Babylon Village Fountain in front of the Babylon Historical Preservation Society Museum on Main Street.  The new statue, a replica of one that originally stood in Babylon almost 100 years ago, honors the work of women within the community.Photograph left to right:  Corine DiSomma, Receiver of Taxes, Town of Babylon; Steve Bellone, Supervisor, Town of Babylon; Lindsay P. Henry, Town Councilman, Town of Babylon;  Ava Smith; Wayne Horsley, Suffolk County Legislator; Owen H. Johnson, NY Senator; Angie Carpenter, Suffolk County Treasurer; and Ralph Scordino, Mayor, Babylon Village

June 22, 2011
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Statement by Senator José M. Serrano Re: Marriage Equality Vote

"Today we made history by granting countless committed couples the right to marry. The communities I represent have long been recognized as thriving hubs of social progress, and have a strong commitment to equal rights. This vote is a monumental step in ensuring that laws in our country are not based on hatred and discrimination, but on equality and justice.

June 22, 2011
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SENATE PASSES BILL TO FACILITATE EARLY DETECTION OF BREAST CANCER

The New York State Senate today passed legislation to provide stronger preventative health care for women.  The bill (S.1883A), sponsored by Senator John Flanagan (R-C-I, East Northport), requires insurance companies to cover the cost of supplemental screening for women who have dense breast tissue or who are at greater risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer.

 

June 22, 2011
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SENATE PASSES LANZA'S BILL TO ENABLE COVERAGE FOR ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY


The New York State Senate passed a bill to potentially save chemotherapy patients thousands of dollars in pharmaceutical costs by ensuring that chemotherapy treatment, no matter how administered, is covered equally by insurance companies. The bill (S.3988), sponsored by Senator Andrew Lanza (R-C, Staten Island), would help patients by enabling oral chemotherapy – a treatment in pill form - to be covered by insurance as a chemotherapy treatment.

“There is absolutely no reason why life-saving medicines should be covered differently simply because of the way they are administered,” said Senator Lanza. “This bill is about keeping up with the times and the changing face of medicine.”

June 22, 2011
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SENATE GIVES FINAL LEGISLATIVE PASSAGE TO JUVENILE “SEXTING” AND “CYBERBULLYING” PREVENTION BILL

The New York State Senate today gave final legislative passage to a bill (S.5253B) to divert youth to an education program addressing the sending of nude or obscene photographs through electronic technologies, also known as “sexting,” as well as conduct that constitutes “cyberbullying.” 

June 21, 2011
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SENATE PASSES FUSCHILLO BILL TO STOP CRIMINALS FROM ESCAPING JUSTICE THROUGH LEGAL NAME CHANGES

             Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today announced that the New York State Senate has passed his legislation to prevent individuals from changing their name to avoid the justice system or their legal obligations.  

June 21, 2011
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A Basketball Legend

Albany, N.Y., June 21—State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) joined his Senate colleagues earlier this week to welcome New York State high school basketball legend and Brigham Young University (BYU) star James Taft “Jimmer” Fredette, this year’s Player of the Year in men’s Division I college basketball, to the Senate Chamber in Albany where senators adopted a resolution commemorating Fredette’s basketball career.

June 21, 2011
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LEGISLATURE PASSES SCHNEIDERMAN BILL TO CRACK DOWN ON TAX CHEATS

AG Schneiderman and DA Vance Team Up To Close “Helmsley Loophole” That Let Tax Evaders Off The Hook For Breaking State Laws

Schneiderman: There Must Be One Set Of Rules For Everyone, No More Free Passes For White Collar Criminals

 

June 21, 2011
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