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.
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.”
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.”
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.
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.
St. George- State Senator Diane J. Savino (D-I-WF Staten Island) held a Juneteenth celebration at the new Carter Community Center in Stapleton. Juneteenth is a celebration of African American freedom, culture and achievement.
This is the first Juneteenth celebration on Staten Island as an elected official sponsored event. Juneteenth is a celebration commemorating the day many slaves first heard the Emancipation Proclamation for the first time and realized their freedom.
June nineteenth of 1863, slaves in Galveston, Texas were read the emancipation proclamation and word spread rather quickly, plantation to plantation, that they were no longer slaves but free men and women.
Would force state to take inmates now languishing in local jails State Senator Patty Ritchie (R-C, Heuvelton) said the Senate today passed a bill she sponsored that would ease local county jail overcrowding by requiring the state to move more quickly in picking up its inmates and placing them back in state prisons.
The bill (S.5498) gives the Department of Correctional Services just 10 days to move parole violators from county lockups to state facilities. Right now, nearly a thousand state parole violators are languishing in county jails—some for months a time—forcing local taxpayers to pick up the tab.
On Monday, June 20th, I had the opportunity to meet Syracuse University graduate and New York Giants Wide Receiver David Tyree. Tyree is best known for his catch in Super Bowl XLII which helped the Giants beat the previously undefeated New England Patriots 17-14.
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District), this week welcomed the 2011 “State Senator for a Day” contest winner, St. Anselm’s Roman Catholic School 7th Grade student Samantha Najjar, to the State Capitol in Albany. Senator Golden invites the contest winner to visit him in Albany.
Samantha Najjar was selected as the winner of the 2011 Senator For A Day essay contest from more than 30 students who presented their essays before a panel of judges at a ceremony held in May at Public School 204. In her essay, she focused on quality of life such as parking problems in the area, a shortage of both gas stations and grocery stores, as well as the need to help businesses on our local streets through tax incentives.
State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer has honored Williamsville East High School with a Joint Legislative Resolution for being named by the College Board as the Middle States Regional winner and the National winner of the annual Award for Excellence and Innovation in the Arts.
The school submitted the Collaborations and Connections program for consideration. The Collaborations and Connections program, founded in 2000, is built around the work of a guest poet whose own work inspires students to collaborate on poetry, music, dance and the visual arts. The yearlong program brings together students from Buffalo and Williamsville to create a truly community-oriented experience.
Sorpresas te da la vida, la vida te da sorpresas, los Repúblicanos siempre han sido criticados por siempre defender los ricos y tirarle a los pobres, pero parece que la tortilla se ha virado y ahora son los Repúblicanos defendiendo a los pobres y los Demócratas defendiendo a los ricos y millonarios.
Las leyes de Protección y Estabilizacion del Control de Rentas del Estado de New York se han hecho con el proposito de protejer a los pobres, necesitados y todo aquel que no puede pagar una renta exhorbitante.
Members of the clergy from Brooklyn and elsewhere throughout the City stand with Senator Montgomery and her colleagues in calling for the passage of the Omnibus Tenant Protection Bill that not only extends the rent laws but strengthens rent controls and tenant protections. Clergy members who rallied in support of the pro-tenant legislation include Bishop Fernando Rodriguez; Bishop Calixto Rodriguez; Apostle James Duncan; Rev. Dr. David Olivencia; Rev. Dr. Victor Collier; Rev. McKinley Johnson; Rev. Willie Stovall; Rev. Norita Love; and Pastor Jancie Liefmore. Senator Montgomery is also joined by (to the Senator's right, l-r) Senators Liz Krueger, Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Martin Dilan.
Recognizes teachers with Resolution during Senate session
Albany, N.Y. – State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer has honored Williamsville East High School with a Joint Legislative Resolution for being named by the College Board as the Middle States Regional winner and the National winner of the annual Award for Excellence and Innovation in the Arts. School teachers Dr. Stephen Shewan and John Kryder represented the school district at the State Capitol.