Issues: Miscellaneous

The Public Integrity Reform Act of 2011 Passes Both Houses

Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange)  joined his colleagues in the Senate and the Assembly today to pass a comprehensive ethics reform package that strengthens oversight of the State Legislature, increases transparency, and helps restore the public's faith in their state government.

The legislation includes many parts of an ethics overhaul package Senator Carlucci proposed earlier this year. These elements include:

June 14, 2011
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Congratulations Javon McCrea, Newark High School Grad, Invited to the USA Basketball Training Camp

Congratulations Javon McCrea, University of Buffalo student athlete and Newark High School graduate, who was invited to the USA Basketball training camp in Colorado Springs. Javon was invited to the USA Basketball men’s training camp in Colorado Springs from June 17-24 and will have the chance at being chosen to participate in a 12-man squad to represent the U.S. at the Championships this summer. Good luck Javon, your hometown community is cheering you on! Read more about Javon from the Finger Lakes Times here: http://bit.ly/kuJjFu

 

Pictured left to right: Javon McCrea and Senator Nozzolio

June 13, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO CONGRATULATES AMITYVILLE RESIDENTS ON THEIR “HISTORIC” HOME

            Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently congratulated Amityville Historical Society members Joe and Barbara Guidice on having their home entered in the National Register of Historic Places. The Guidice’s home is the first property in Amityville to be designated as a historical landmark by the National Register of Historic Places.  

June 13, 2011
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Senator Diane J. Savino's Juneteenth in Recognition of the Emancipation Proclamation

Please join me this Friday, June 17th in celebrating Juneteenth

June 17, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Senator O'Mara's weekly column "From the Capitol..."--for the week of June 13, 2011

It's going to be a pivotal year in New York State government.  That's one thing most Albany observers already agree on.  The challenges have never been greater.  Throughout 2011, Senator O'Mara will offer his weekly perspective on many of the key issues, as well as on legislative actions, local initiatives, state programs and policies, and so much more.  Stop back every Monday for Senator O'Mara's latest column  "From the Capitol..."

June 13, 2011
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SENATE PASSES BILL TO GIVE MORE ADOPTED NEW YORKERS ACCESS TO VALUABLE INFORMATION

The New York State Senate today passed a bill enabling people who were adopted in New York but born in other states to participate in the New York State Adoption Registry. The bill (S.5145), sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos (R, Rockville Centre) gives adoptees born in other states the same ability to access information as eligible New York-born adoptees. 

 

June 13, 2011
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SENATE PASSES “BUY FROM THE BACKYARD” ACT TO BOOST LOCAL AGRICULTURAL PURCHASES

The New York State Senate today passed the “Buy From the Backyard Act” to promote the purchase of food grown or produced locally. The bill (S.2468), sponsored by Senator Thomas Libous (R-C-I, Binghamton), requires state agencies with food contracts to buy at least 20 percent of their food from New York sources.

 

“If every household in New York spent just $15 per week on local food, we could pump $5.5 billion into New York State’s economy,” Senator Tom Libous said. “And that’s just households. This bill will help state agencies join in supporting our farmers and stimulating the economy. We're investing taxpayer dollars right back into our state."

June 13, 2011
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SENATE PASSES CONCUSSION MANAGEMENT AWARENESS ACT

The New York State Senate today passed the Concussion Management Awareness Act, sponsored by Senator Kemp Hannon (R, C, I, - Garden City), Chairman of the Senate Health Committee, that would direct the State Health and Education Departments to adopt rules and regulations for the treatment and monitoring of students with mild traumatic brain injuries.

 

“The number of children each year who suffer brain injuries, such as concussions, is alarming,” Senator Hannon said. “New York needs legislation to outline rules and regulations for the treatment and monitoring of students with mild traumatic brain injuries, and that’s exactly what my legislation provides.”

 

June 13, 2011
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SENATE PASSES PUBLIC INTEGRITY REFORM ACT OF 2011

The New York State Senate today passed major ethics reform legislation, entitled the Public Integrity Reform Act of 2011.  The measure, which is sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos, represents a three-way agreement with the Assembly and Governor Andrew Cuomo, and is a significant step toward restoring the public’s trust in government.  

 

June 13, 2011
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SENATOR SKELOS ATTENDS KULANU FAIR

Senator Dean Skelos, pictured enjoying the Kulanu Fair this past Sunday, congratulated Lawrence students Ellen Liebenthal and Sam Sussman for volunteering their time and collecting food donations for the Kosher Food Pantry.  The pantry, located at 1012 Central Ave in Woodmere, is a service of The JCC of the Greater Five Towns and is supported by The Five Towns Community Chest.

 

June 12, 2011
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Senator Young recognizes the Randolph Central School Cardinal's Volleyball team for State Championship

 

Senator Young recognized the Randolph Central School Cardinal's Volleyball team achievement as the 2010 New York State Public High School Athletic Association's Class D Champions by presenting them with a New York State Legislative Resolution. This was the team's third State title in seven years, winning in 2004 and 2005. Additionally, the team were the runners-up in 2007.

June 10, 2011
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SENATOR GOLDEN AND BROOKLYN FAMILY ASK FOR PUBLIC’S HELP TO SOLVE HIT AND RUN IN THE WAKE OF 17TH ANNIVERSARY

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today joined Michael McLeer and family members, at a press conference, at the corner of 92nd Street and Fort Hamilton Parkway in Brooklyn, asking for the public’s help in an effort to finally resolve the case that led to the death of Donna Blanchard and her daughter Michelle, 17 years ago.

Donna and Michelle were killed at this corner in a hit and run by a driver of a box truck on June 7, 1994. This week, marks the 17th Anniversary of their death. Donna was 43 years old and Michelle was 4 years old at the time of their death. Senator Golden, as a member of the New York City Council, renamed the street corner, Donna and Michelle Blanchard Plaza”, at 92nd Street and Fort Hamilton Parkway in their memory in 2001.

June 10, 2011
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Celebrating the Lewiston Garden Club

Senator George Maziarz and Assemblyman John Ceretto met this morning with the members of the Lewiston Garden Club.  The Club is busy getting ready for the Lewiston Garden Fest on June 25 and 26.

June 10, 2011
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