Issues: Miscellaneous

Extending an Albany Welcome to First Lady of Jamaica

Senator Montgomery extends a warm Albany welcome to First Lady of Jamaica, Mrs. Lorna Golding, who greeted Senate members during her recent visit to the Capital City.  

 

 

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

New York State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle said the Senate gave final legislative passage to the “Power NY Act” on June 22 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 23, 2011
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Senator Parker helps Central Brooklyn residents get U.S. Passports

Help with U.S. Passport Applications

Senator Parker helps Central Brooklyn residents get U.S. Passports

Brooklyn, NY- To kick off the annual six-week free summer events series, Senator Parker partners with the United States Department of State New York Passport Agency to assist would-be travelers with one on one U.S. Passport application assistance.  Community residents can have their application packages reviewed for completeness without the need for an appointment at a local post office.  In addition, they will receive general information about the passport application process and other Department of State programs geared toward travelers.

June 24, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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SENATOR GOLDEN ANNOUNCES ANNUAL 4TH OF JULY PICNIC

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing the 4th Annual Greater Bay Ridge 4th of July Picnic to be held on Monday, July 4, 2011, from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the park field located at 82nd Street and Shore Road.

The event will feature performances by seven live bands including: Frankie Marra & His Band, Out Of The Blue, The Ridge, The High Tides, Blues Circus, Windsor Terrors and The Groove. The event will also feature rides, face painters, games sprinklers for the children as well as raffle prizes.

June 23, 2011
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Advocacy Academy Participants Get Lesson in Civic Participation

Senator Montgomery with participants and supporters of the Advocacy Academy, a program sponsored by the Center for Law and Social Justice at Medgar Evers College and funded by the Senator. Also pictured with the group is Senator Kevin Parker (center). Academy participants, who are comprised of faith and community based organization leaders,  came to Albany as part of their 16 week-learning experience in advocating for their groups and the issues that are important to them. Among other things, the Advocacy Academy offered practical instruction on how to impact government policies through effective interaction with elected officials and governmental agencies. 

June 23, 2011
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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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