Issues: Miscellaneous

Senate Passes Boater Safety Bill

New York State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle said the Senate has passed an important bill (S.2903B) requiring boat operators, regardless of age, who have been convicted of boating while intoxicated (BWI) to take a boating safety course before operating a boat again.

“Long Island’s peak boating season is fast approaching,” LaValle said. “Educating those who have been convicted of BWI, may prevent future tragedies,” LaValle said.

The state already requires those age 21 and over and who are convicted of boating while intoxicated to obtain a boating safety certificate before operating a vehicle. The bill passed today expands upon that law by requiring those under 21 and convicted of an alcohol-related boating offense to obtain a certificate as well.

May 18, 2011
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Senator Martins Speaks About Community Involvement in His Latest Legislative Report

Senator Jack M. Martins speaks about his involvement in the communities in the Seventh Senate District is his latest Legislative Report from Albany.

May 17, 2011
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Senator Nozzolio Congratulates 2011 Wrestling State Champions Craig and Owen Scott

Albany- New York State Senator Mike Nozzolio honored Palmyra-Macedon High School seniors Craig and Owen Scott for each winning the New York State Division II wrestling championship in their respective weight classes. Craig won the championship in the 171-pound division and Owen won for the 160-pound division, the second consecutive state title for both wrestlers.

May 17, 2011
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SENATE PASSES ACADEMIC RESEARCH INFORMATION ACCESS ACT

The New York State Senate today passed legislation, sponsored by Senator Jim Alesi (R-C- I, Perinton), that would enable public and private academic and research libraries in New York State to create an information infrastructure unequaled in the world. 

 

Known as ARIA, the Academic Research Information Access Act (S.3736-A), leverages the state’s public and private higher education sector – arguably the largest and most diverse in the nation – to facilitate collaboration and efficiencies by providing for the voluntary pooling of assets in order to obtain access to high-end electronic, peer-reviewed, information resources such as journals, serials, and databases.

 

May 17, 2011
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Senate Passes Zeldin Bill to Name Bridge After Grace Peshkur

Waverly Ave Bridge over Long Island Expressway to be named the Grace Peshkur Memorial Bridge

Albany, NY- Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R, C, I- Shirley), announced today Senate passage of S.4385A, a bill to name the Waverly Ave Bridge over Long Island Expressway after Grace Peshkur.

Grace Peshkur of Holtsville, passed away exactly two years ago on May 17, 2009 at the age of seven. She had suffered from Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB), a connective tissue disease causing blisters in the skin and mucosal membranes. EB sufferers resemble burn victims but their wounds never heal.

May 17, 2011
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SENATE PASSES BRITTANY’S LAW, CREATES STATEWIDE VIOLENT FELONY OFFENDER REGISTRY

Registry would help law enforcement track violent offenders after release from prison

 

The New York State Senate today passed Brittany’s Law (S.3645B), a bill that would establish a statewide violent felony offender registry by requiring offenders to register with the New York State Department of Criminal Justice Services upon release from prison. The law is intended to increase the safety of all New Yorkers by providing access to the list of convicted violent offenders.

 

May 17, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO MEETS WITH FOUNDERS OF “TUTORS FOR A CURE”

Local Students Aiming to Help Raise Grades and Raise Funds for Charity

May 17, 2011
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Senator Farley Salutes Northville's Fourth Grade Students

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting students from Ed Lent’s Northville Central School fourth grade class on May 17th when they traveled to Albany to tour the Capitol. Students on the tour included Austin Akey, Trey Ausfeld, Moriah Boyd, Daniella Brown, Keith Buyce, Joseph Carnevale, MacKenzie Cramer, Adeline Crosby, Michael Dickey, Alex Flickinger, Breanna Godfrey, Joey Grega, Jessica Miller, Carina Oare, Cody Payne, Alyssa Quillan, Nate Reidell, John Sira, Ryan Snell and Breanna Strouse.

May 17, 2011
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Chairman Ball and Mayor Bloomberg Stand Together on National Security

Senator Greg Ball, Chairman of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security, and Military Affairs Committee, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and multiple Senate Commitee members called upon House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to stop the proposed gutting of federal homeland security grant funding from $2.2 billion this year to $1 billion next year.

May 17, 2011
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SENATOR STEVE SALAND NAMES VICKI SIMONS AS NEW YORK STATE SENATE WOMAN OF DISTINCTION

Former Editor and Co-Owner of the Independent Newspaper to be honored at Empire State Plaza ceremony in Albany

May 17, 2011
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From the Desk of Senator Jack M. Martins

In just a few months in Albany, we have made considerable progress in getting New York State back on track. When the Assembly, Senate and Governor have worked together toward a common goal, we have seen that we are capable of making significant improvements in our State. This was the case in March when the Senate worked with the Governor on a state budget. Not only was this highly complex and contentious process completed on time, but more significantly, it represented a change from past practices that have repeatedly failed the residents of New York. We were able to successfully balance the State budget and close a $10 billion deficit while not raising any taxes or fees.

May 17, 2011
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May 17, 2011
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SENATE PASSES BOATER SAFETY BILL

 

Measure Requires Those Convicted of BWI to Obtain a Boating Safety Certificate

 

The New York State Senate today passed an important bill that  requires all individuals, regardless of age, who have been found guilty of operating a boat after consuming alcohol to take a boating safety course before they can operate a boat again. With peak boating season soon approaching, bill S.2903B, sponsored by Senator John DeFrancisco (R-C-I, Syracuse), helps prevent accidents stemming from individuals who are guilty of boating while intoxicated. 

 

May 16, 2011
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SENATE ACTS TO CREATE NEW PANEL TO SUPPORT AGING VETERANS

Measure Seeks To Improve State Consideration of Issues Facing Vets

 

The New York State Senate today approved legislation to help older veterans by creating an advisory committee that specifically assists state officials in addressing important veterans issues. New York has the second highest veteran population in the United States and bill S.3337, sponsored by Senator Michael Ranzenhofer (R-C-I, Amherst), focuses on improving the care and state support available to aging veterans by creating a panel of gerontology and veterans’ issue experts.

 

May 16, 2011
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SENATE PASSES “ADOPT-A-PARK” PROGRAM

Bill Would Facilitate Volunteer-Driven Park Improvement Projects and Beautification

 

The New York State Senate today passed the “Adopt-a-Park” bill, which allows the state and municipalities to work together to develop agreements with volunteers to beautify parklands. Bill S.2686A, sponsored by Senator Mark Grisanti (R, North Buffalo), would assist local governments in continuing to provide communities with safe and enjoyable public spaces by allowing volunteer groups to provide services to enhance and maintain parks.

 

May 16, 2011
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Senator Rivera Hosts Second Town Hall Meeting as Part of District 33 Tour

Senator Gustavo Rivera (D, WF-Bronx) and Assembly Member Jose Rivera held a Town Hall Meeting on Sunday, May 15 at the Kingsbridge Heights Community Center. This is the second in a series of town hall meetings that Senator Gustavo Rivera is hosting throughout the 33RD Senate District over the next month. The next town hall meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 18 from 6:30PM-8:00PM at Twin Parks – 1880 Valentine Ave. Bronx, NY.

 

May 16, 2011
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McDonald Recognizes Verdile’s Restaurant with Small Business in Excellence Award

Lansingburgh, Troy  May 13, 2011 – Senator Roy McDonald honored Verdile’s Restaurant with a Small Business in Excellence Award on Friday, May 13. Verdile’s is a third generation family-owned and operated Italian restaurant in Lansingburgh, the award presentation occured  at the restaurant, 562 Second Avenue at 115th Street in Lansingburgh.

May 16, 2011
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