Issues: Miscellaneous

Dear Joe, Please Help!

In my ongoing effort to better serve you, I am always looking for new ways to improve how I can help constituents who need assistance.  Issues can normally be resolved through a simple phone call or e-mail, but there are in fact times when a situation requires more involved communication.  As a result, you may wish to share copies of correspondence and documents that will help me resolve the matter more quickly on your behalf.

 

June 24, 2010
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SENATE PASSES FUSCHILLO RESOLUTION HONORING EAGLE SCOUT MICHAEL MORGAN OF MASSAPEQUA

State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) announced that the New York State Senate recently passed a legislative resolution he sponsored honoring Massapequa resident Michael Morgan for attaining the rank of Eagle Scout.

June 24, 2010
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Nation's First Community Development Corporation Celebrates 43rd Anniversary & Celebrates Three Women of Distinction

Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Honors Senator Montgomery at its "Cultivating An Abundant Community" Benefit    

June 24, 2010
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Senator Bill Perkins Advocates for the Dignity for All Students Act

On June 22, 2010 Senator Bill Perkins participated in a press conference which advocated for the passage of S. 1987-B, the dignity for all students act.  On the same day the bill passed the Senate with a vote of 58 to 3.

June 24, 2010
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STATEMENT BY SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER DEAN SKELOS

 

With every passing day,  there are more signs that the Democrats plan on raising more taxes.  There was another private leaders meeting today that did not include myself or Assembly Republican leader Kolb. After the meeting, Governor Paterson confirmed that he, Speaker Silver and Senator Sampson discussed increasing sales taxes and other “revenue options,” which is just another way of saying more taxes. Taxpayers better watch their wallets.

 

June 23, 2010
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Remembering The Life of Michael Lepak

I recently had the honor to present a special New York State Resolution that was adopted in the New York State Senate to Greg Lepak in memory of his late father, Michael Lepak. Mike Lepak was a member of the Cayuga County Legislature for over 34 years and dedicated his life to public service.

Pictured left to right are: Axel Lepak, Mike's great grandson; Christopher Lepak, Mike's grandson; Senator Mike Nozzolio; Greg Lepak; Mike’s son; Camille Lepak, Mike’s daughter-in-law; Assemblyman Gary Finch and Rose Marie Damelio, Mike's sister-in-law.

June 23, 2010
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June 23, 2010
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Lindenhurst Fire Department Celebrates 125th Anniversary

Senator Owen H. Johnson presented a Legislative Resolution to the Lindenhurst Fire Department commemorating their 125th Anniversary at the Annual Installation Dinner Dance on May 1, 2010.

“I’m proud to honor these courageous and devoted firefighters who now protect over 30,000 residents in this community,” Senator Johnson said.  “They have won our praise and respect for risking their lives to help others.”

June 23, 2010
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Senate Majority Imposes Greater Penalties On Animal Fighting

Law holds owner and spectators of inhumane & illegal activity accountable

The Senate Democratic Majority passed legislation (S3926A/Stavisky) which significantly strengthens the penalties against those who participate in, and profit from, the inhumane and illegal activity of animal fighting. Under current law, the penalty for animal fighting is similar only to a minor vehicle infraction. Increasing the Penalty for Owners & Spectators

June 23, 2010
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SENATOR GOLDEN INTRODUCES CRIMINAL STREET GANG ENFORCEMENT AND PREVENTION ACT

Albany- New York State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), a former New York City Police Officer, was joined by his colleagues today in announcing the introduction of legislation, (S. 7929), the Criminal Street Gang Enforcement and Prevention Act, at a news conference held in the State Capitol.

 

June 23, 2010
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Statement by Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz, Sr.

June 23, 2010

For Immediate Release

Statement by Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz, Sr.

“Let me set the record straight once and for all.

“Senator Kevin Parker’s use of obscene language directed toward me did not take place ‘member to member’ as he claimed.

“It happened in the Senate Chambers, publicly in full view of other Senators and several Senate staff.

“First Kevin Parker used an obscenity and then he accused me of being a liar when he suggested that the conversation took place only between the two of us.

June 23, 2010
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Senator Montgomery Speaks On Child Health Plus & School Meals Enrollment Coordination Act of 2011

June 21, 2010

Child Health Plus And School Meals Enrollment Coordination Act of 2011 Passes Senate The NYS Senate today approved the Child Health Plus and School Meals Enrollment Coordination Act of 2011 (S.4057-B), which preserves good health and nutrition as part of early development. Senator Velmanette Montgomery (D-Brooklyn) is one of the sponsors of the legislation.  

June 22, 2010
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Padavan Helps Kick-Off St. Gregory the Great Festival

New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) was on hand for the opening festivities and parade for the St. Gregory the Great Festival on Thursday evening June 17, 2010. Each year thousand from Northeast Queens and throughout the borough take part in the 10-day long festival in Bellerose. Bellerose Village Mayor Donna Sherrer, Senator Padavan and Father William Dulaney lead the opening parade of the St. Gregory the Great Festival. 

June 22, 2010
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Padavan Hosts PS 135 Students During Visit To State Capitol

New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) hosted a group of fourth graders from PS 135 The Bellaire School in Queens Village. The students took a tour of the State Capitol where they learned about the rich history and architecture of the historic 19th century building.

June 22, 2010
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The Village of Amityville Welcomes SCNB to 400 Merrick Road.

Long awaited groundbreaking for the new Suffolk County National Bank site puts vacant land to good use.  The Village of Amityville welcomes SCNB to 400 Merrick Road.

June 22, 2010
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Senator Montgomery on Handgun Crimes in the Community

Statement by Senator Montgomery on Hand Gun Crimes

We need to take immediate action to get guns off our streets. I am proud to co-sponsor the Crime Gun Identification Act, also known as the “Microstamping” bill (S.6005/A.6468).

This bill would require engravings on the internal mechanisms of all semiautomatic pistols manufactured, sold or transported to New York State.

June 22, 2010
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Senator Montgomery with Malcolm X Neighbors

Senator Montgomery with (l-r) Dorothy Barber, Sharon Solomon, Malcolm X Merchants Association President and Pandora Sanders.

Photo by Deborah Moore

June 22, 2010
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