Issues: Miscellaneous

Sen. Farley Chats With Glen Worden Students

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) chats with Mrs. Case’s class from Glen Worden Elementary School, Scotia-Glenville school district, on March 31st when they came to Albany for a tour of the Capitol.

April 15, 2011
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Sen. Farley Discusses State Government With School Group

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) met the Glen Worden Elementary School students from Mrs. Smith’s class on March 31st in Albany. The Senator discussed State government with the students and answered questions about how legislation becomes laws.

April 15, 2011
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SENATE PASSES LAUREN'S LAW TO INCREASE ORGAN DONATION

In honor of National Donate Life Month, the New York State Senate was joined by 11-year-old heart transplant survivor Lauren Shields on April 13th and passed life saving legislation to significantly increase organ and tissue donation. Lauren’s Law (S.3885) would increase the number of eligible and willing organ donors by requiring driver’ license applicants to specifically indicate their donation decision.

April 15, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO CONGRATULATES FREEPORT HIGH SCHOOL’S CHAMPIONSHIP FOOTBALL TEAM

          Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently visited Freeport High School to congratulate the Red Devils Varsity Football Team on winning the 2010 Long Island Conference I Championship.

April 14, 2011
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LINDENHURST RESIDENTS MEET WITH SENATOR FUSCHILLO DURING HIS “MOBILE OFFICE HOURS”

          Photo caption: Senator Fuschillo speaks with a constituent at the Lindenhurst Library during his Lindenhurst mobile office hours.  

          Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today held Mobile Office Hours in Lindenhurst, where he met individually with constituents and listened as they voiced their concerns about a number of different issues. 

April 14, 2011
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New York Hispanic Clergy Organization Annual Banquet

PRESS RELEASE

April 14, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

New York Hispanic Clergy Organization Annual Banquet

This weekend, the Evangelical Church of New York City will celebrate the New York Hispanic Clergy Organization’s Annual Banquet.

This Saturday, April 16th at 12:00 PM in the banquet halls of Maestro’s Caterers located at 1703 Bronxdale Avenue, Bronx, NY, more than 800 ministers and laypeople will gather to recognize the work of six distinguished personalities who have done phenomenal work for the church and their community.

(1)Rev. Dr. Rosa Silva – counselor, pastor, writer, lecturer, and wife of Dr. Kittim Silva Bermudez.

April 14, 2011
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Senator Gianaris Visited Local Businesses After Two Fatal Car Crashes

The Western Queens Gazette wrote about the Senator's visit to businesses near the site of two fatal car crashes off of the Queensboro Bridge. Senator Gianaris reassured the business owners that he would use all his power to make sure that the Department of Transportation improve safety along this dangerous stretch of road.

On April 7, state Senator Mike Gianaris visited the café that narrowly missed being hit by the cars that exited off the Queensboro Bridge off-ramp in Long Island City. He met with some of the employees of Tozt to assure them of his efforts toward making the area safe and accident free.

April 13, 2011
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Senator Breslin: Lauren’s Law Passes the Senate / Bill Will Increase Likelihood of Life Saving Organ Donations

(Albany, NY) New York is one step closer to getting a boost in the number of life saving organ donors listed on the New York State Organ and Tissue Registry, Senator Neil D. Breslin (D-Delmar) has announced. The State Senate has passed Lauren’s Law, legislation (S.3885) making it mandatory for individuals who apply for a New York State Drivers License to complete the section of the application as it pertains to the organ donor registry.

Often overlooked now, this legislation requires applicants to check the box for either “yes” or “not at this time” under the organ donor registry section of the application. If an applicant forgets, which is often the case, a clerk will remind them of the need to complete that section of their application.

April 13, 2011
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Cut-A-Thon for a Great Cause

Shear Ego International School has partnered with Alternatives for Battered Women to promote Domestic Violence Awareness. See the graphic above to read about a Cut-A-Thon taking place from Friday April 22 through Friday April 29th and how you can take part in this great event.

April 13, 2011
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New York's not all big cities

The joint, bipartisan Legislative Commission on Rural Resources has long been noted as a voice of rural New York within the state Legislature.

That's important at a time when New York government has become increasingly dominated by urban-oriented, mostly downstate legislative leaders.    

April 13, 2011
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Delivering the Innvocation

Senator Montgomery thanks Reverend Carol Warner Ligons for delivering the innvocation at the start of the April 11 Senate Session. Reverend Warner Ligons is the President of the National Association Women of the Church of God and the sister of Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson.

April 13, 2011
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Lauren's Law Passes the State Senate

(Albany, NY) The New York State Senate passed Lauren’s Law (S3885a), sponsored by Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) that will prohibit a driver's license application from being processed unless the organ donation section is filled out. Applicants would have to check a box stating “yes,” or “not at this time.” There currently is an organ donation section on the application, but it is not required to be filled out.

This change would increase organ donation in New York, which ranked last in the country for the number of new donors.

Passing Lauren’s Law today has very special meaning to heart transplant survivor Lauren Shields, the namesake of the bill as it is also her eleventh birthday.

April 13, 2011
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Senator Malcolm Smith Urges Advocacy During Autism Awareness Month

Senator Malcolm A. Smith (D-Hollis) is urging New Yorkers to learn more about autism and its effects on children and their families, as well as what can be done to help the cause.  Since the 1970s, April has been designated by the National Autism Society as National Autism Awareness Month in order to highlight the growing need for concern and awareness about autism. Only recently, however, has autism become a national focus as rates have skyrocketed. “Autism affects millions of families across the country. By raising awareness about this disease we increase the ability of parents and caregivers to properly identify the signs of autism and give these children the proper attention they deserve.

April 13, 2011
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