Issues: Miscellaneous

Keeping Our College Campuses Safe

Our colleges and universities are supposed to provide safe, secure environments that foster personal growth and academic excellence.  But cases of rape, sexual assault, dating violence and other crimes continue to occur each year on college campuses throughout the nation.    

My colleagues and I in the State Senate are taking a leadership role in the effort to combat these outrageous crimes, and to protect every student from harm.  

After working closely with victim’s rights advocates, law enforcement professionals, legal experts and higher education professionals,  we have developed a comprehensive approach designed to make every college and university campus throughout New York State as safe and secure as possible. 

June 16, 2015
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Senator Rev Rubén Díaz with Assemblyman Marcos Crespo, NYC Councilmember Vanessa Gibson and Bronx CB 2 District Manager Rafael Salamanca at the NYPD 41st Precinct Council Fellowship Breakfast on June 12, 2015

Senator Rev Rubén Díaz with Assemblyman Marcos Crespo, NYC Councilmember Vanessa Gibson and Bronx CB 2 District Manager Rafael Salamanca at the NYPD 41st Precinct Council Fellowship Breakfast on June 12, 2015

June 16, 2015
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Senator Rev Rubén Díaz at Abrazo Boricua in New York with Honoree Dr. Ricardo “Ricky” Rosselló, Claudia Beatriz Rosselló, Virna Lisy Crespo and SOMOS Chair Marcos Crespo on June 11, 2015

Senator Rev Rubén Díaz at Abrazo Boricua in New York with Honoree Dr. Ricardo “Ricky” Rosselló, Claudia Beatriz Rosselló, Virna Lisy Crespo and SOMOS Chair Marcos Crespo on June 11, 2015

June 16, 2015
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Senate Passes Legislation To Protect Good Samaritans Who Rescue Children Locked In Cars

Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) joined with his Senate colleagues to pass legislation (S240), sponsored by Senator Jack Martins (7th Senate District), that would help protect children who become trapped inside an overheated car. Under the legislation, Good Samaritans who forcibly enter a car to rescue a child locked inside are immune from liability.

This legislation would allow an individual to legally break a window or forcibly enter a parked car without liability if there is a reasonable belief that these actions would assist a child under the age of eight years old who would suffer harm if not immediately removed from the vehicle.

June 16, 2015
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SENATOR FUNKE AND ASSEMBLYMAN THIELE PASS BILL TO PUT THE BRAKES ON HIT-AND-RUN OFFENDERS



Senator Rich Funke and Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I-D-WF, Sag Harbor) today announced that the New York State Senate and New York State Assembly passed legislation they sponsored to crack down on hit-and-run drivers.

June 16, 2015
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SERINO CHAMPIONS CRITICAL LYME LEGISLATION

SERINO CHAMPIONS CRITICAL LYME LEGISLATION

Package of Bills to Combat Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases Passes in the Senate

ALBANY—Senator Sue Serino (R, C, I—Hyde Park) announced a major win for residents of the Hudson Valley and across New York who have been affected by Lyme and Tick -Borne Diseases. The NYS Senate today passed a package of bills sponsored by the freshman Senator that will go a long way in combating and preventing these life-threatening diseases.

June 16, 2015
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Stop the Blame Game

What You Should KnowBy Senator Rev Rubén Díaz32nd Senatorial District718-991-3161 Stop the Blame Game You should know that the rent control expiration date has come and gone, and Governor Andrew Cuomo is bragging that he will keep the legislators here in Albany until we reach an agreement. To all of you who don’t know how this place works you might say, “Bravo, Mr. Governor!” But to those of us who know all of the ins and outs and all of the games people play here we ask, “Who are you fooling?”

June 16, 2015
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Senator Farley Salutes Niskayuna Boys Varsity Lacrosse Team

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting the Niskayuna Boys Varsity Lacrosse Team on June 15th when they came to Capitol to be honored in the Senate Chamber. The Senator spoke to them about their winning the 2015 New York State Class A Lacrosse Championship.

The New York State Senate resolution honoring the team will be passed by the Senate in Sesson on June 16th.

The resolution (Number 2921) is as follows:

June 16, 2015
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Times Ledger- Senate bill would allow local input on special alcohol permits

The state Senate unanimously passed, minus one abstention, state Sen. Tony Avella’s (D-Bayside) bill that would require the State Liquor Authority to notify community boards when local businesses submit special liquor license permit applications.

The bill specifically applies to special permits that would allow an establishment to sell alcohol outside of normal weekday hours, usually for New Year’s Eve and other holidays.

June 16, 2015
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Capitol Confidential- Pet Care Instruction bill passes in Senate

No legislative session would be complete without at least one flora or fauna bill such as naming a state reptile or flea or creeping vine.

In that vein, we bring you the Pet Care Instruction bill proposed by Democratic Sen. Tony Avella, who is something of an animal rights champion.

June 16, 2015
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Senate Gives Final Passage to Legislation Now Headed to the Governor's Desk

The New York State Senate today gave final passage to a variety of legislation that has already passed in the Assembly and will be sent to the Governor for review.

June 15, 2015
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SENATOR MARTY GOLDEN ADVANCES LEGISLATION TO PROTECT NEW YORKERS AND THEIR CHILDREN FROM SEX OFFENDERS

ALBANY– State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing that the New York State Senate has passed two pieces of legislation that he sponsored that would help protect New York residents from convicted sex offenders.

Senate Bill S 5000A amends the Correction Law to require the Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS), upon notification that a sex offender who has been released or discharged from a correctional facility, hospital, or local correctional facility or placed on probation, to confirm that the sex offender's proposed residence is not within an area considered to be school grounds or a playground. (A. 7409, Assemblymember Braunstein).

June 15, 2015
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Senators Sanders Interviews Karim Camara on "Legislative Report"

State Senator James Sanders Jr. (D-Rochdale Village) interviewed Deputy Commissioner Karim Camara of the New York State Division of Homes and Community Renewal on "Legislative Report," a senate broadcast program, on June 10th in Albany. Camara had been a member of the State Assembly, representing the 43rd District in Brooklyn for ten years, before heading to the DHCR and focusing on faith-based initiatives as part of the newly created Office of Faith-Based Community Development Services. Senator Sanders called Camara "the rising star of Albany," and asked him about his plans to help religious leaders, and to discuss the most common mistakes faith-based leaders make when dealing with state government.

June 15, 2015
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