Issues: Miscellaneous

Legislative Activity April 26, 2010

The New York State Senate Democratic Majority passed nine pieces of legislation today including emergency budget appropriations to protect vital services New Yorkers rely on. S7605 / S7606: These bills enact an emergency spending plan enabling various state agencies and departments to continue payments to preserve essential functions of government for the period April 1, 2010 through May 2, 2010. 

April 27, 2010
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Statement from Senator Ruben Diaz Sr., Regarding the KEEP Act

Media StatementApril 27, 2010For Immediate Release

Statement from Senator Ruben Diaz Sr., Regarding the KEEP Act

“Losing even one teacher will hurt, but losing many teachers simply because they’re new to the job threatens our schools and would be devastating to the students in my district who need their passion, energy, and good ideas.

"If our schools must lay off teachers, the school community must have a say in who stays and who goes.

April 27, 2010
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GOVERNOR PATERSON EXPECTED TO SIGN THIRD-PARTY NOTIFICATION BILL

April 27, 2010For Immediate Release

GOVERNOR PATERSON EXPECTED TO SIGN THIRD-PARTY  NOTIFICATION BILLAlbany, NY - Legislation sponsored by Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz (D-Bronx) and Assemblyman George Latimer (D-Westchester) to provide senior citizens with the ability to designate third-party notification provisions on health care insurance policies is before Governor Paterson, awaiting his signature into law.

April 27, 2010
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Fred Breithut, An Innovator and an Inspirational Leader Has Touched Many Lives

From Senator Owen Johnson:I am very sad to hear of the loss of my good friend Fred Breithut, an innovator and an inspirational leader who has undoubtedly touched the lives of many.  Fred envisioned and created a tremendous learning environment for students involved in science and technology through the incredibly successful Long Island Regional FIRST Robotics competition.

April 27, 2010
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Senator Breslin recently honored The College of Saint Rose Women’s Soccer Team for their excellent sportsmanship and for reaching the national semifinals of the 2009 NCAA Women’s College Soccer Championships.

The College of Saint Rose Women’s Soccer Team was recently honored for their excellent sportsmanship and for reaching the national semifinals of the 2009 NCAA Women’s College Soccer Championships. The team is pictured here with Senator Breslin, President Mark Sullivan, and Head Coach Laurie Darling Gutheil.

April 27, 2010
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LOCAL MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS TO COMPETE FOR TITLE “STATE SENATOR FOR A DAY”

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, 22nd District) today is announcing that the finalists have been selected in his 8th Annual “State Senator For A Day” essay contest.

This contest invited local school children of District 20, District 21 and District 22 to write essays no more than 250-words which began with the phrase, “If I were a State Senator for A Day...”. Throughout the essay, the students write about issues facing the community such as public safety, park improvements, educational needs, and traffic concerns.

April 27, 2010
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Senator Malcolm A. Smith Protects Distressed Property Owners

Senator Malcolm A. Smith passed legislation (S5896c) to protect consumers from distressed property consulting service scams by requiring all companies offering these services to include a consumer warning statement in all advertisements.   

April 27, 2010
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Honoring Dieter Kraemer For State Service

Ovid - Senator Mike Nozzolio recently spoke before members of the Seneca County Federation of Sportsmen's Club where he honored Dieter Kraemer with a special New York State Resolution he enacted to recognized Dieter's 36 years of State service in both the Department of Corrections and the Department of Environmental Conservation.

April 26, 2010
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO HELPS LOCAL RESIDENTS “SHED THE MEDS”

Program Collects Barrels Full of Expired or Unwanted Medications for Safe Disposal

Residents from all across the south shore filled several barrels with their expired and unwanted medications as part of a “Shed the Meds” program sponsored by New York State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick).

April 26, 2010
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SENATOR BONACIC URGES WOMEN TO GET MAMMOGRAMS


Senator John J. Bonacic (R/I/C – Mt. Hope) today has joined with the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline and Support Program in their annual Mother’s Day campaign to urge women to get mammograms.

April 26, 2010
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SENATOR GOLDEN TO HOST MARINE PARK TOWN HALL MEETING FOCUSED ON PUBLIC UTILITIES AND ENERGY

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden is announcing that he will be hosting a town hall meeting with a focus on energy delivery on Thursday, April 29, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. at Intermediate School 278, Marine Park Junior High School, located at 1925 Stuart Street in Brooklyn.

 

April 26, 2010
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Averill Park Girls Basketball Federation and State Champions

Albany – Senator Roy McDonald sponsored a Senate Resolution at the State Capitol today congratulating the Averill Park High School Girls Basketball Team for capturing both the New York State Public School Athletic Association Class A Championship and the New York State Federation Class A Championship.

April 26, 2010
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Senator McDonald Hosts Budget Round Table on Transportation

Joined by his colleagues Senators Little and Fuschillo to hear the concerns of local contractors and elected officials.

April 26, 2010
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SENATOR MCDONALD JOINS COLLEAGUES TO CALL FOR PASSAGE OF GOVERNOR’S BILL TO PROTECT RACING AT SARATOGA

April 23, 2010McDonald, Farley and Little say legislation needed to safeguardhundreds of racing industry, tourism-related jobs

April 26, 2010
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Birthday wishes from Attorney General Andrew Cuomo

I would like to thank  the Attorney General for his kind wishes as I celebrate my birthday. 

April 26, 2010
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO & ASSEMBLYMAN McDONOUGH CONGRATULATE MERRICK’S NEWEST EAGLE SCOUT

 

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and Assemblyman Dave McDonough (R-North Merrick) recently congratulated Merrick resident Matthew Callman on becoming an Eagle Scout.

 

April 26, 2010
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