Leandra’s Law passes Senate; strengthens punishment for DWI with child passenger

ALBANY, N.Y.—State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) lauded the State Senate passage of landmark legislation drastically increasing the penalty for any person who drives intoxicated with a child passenger.  

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ALTERNATIVES TO SUNY/CUNY BUDGET CUTS

Senator Owen H. Johnson is alarmed at Governor Paterson’s proposed mid-year $114 million cut to all SUNY and CUNY schools.  “These cuts are on top of a $146 million 2008-09 State Budget reduction and a shameless raid of $68 million in SUNY tuition revenues which were also raised,” said Senator Johnson.  “Considering the growing enrollment and economic benefits the SUNY and CUNY systems provide, they should not be subjected to the type of disproportionate budget cuts being proposed by Governor Paterson.”

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Senator Lanza Offers Information To Businesses Affected By The MTA Payroll Tax

In an effort to help business owners comply with the MTA Payroll Tax, Senator Andrew Lanza has started alerting them about guidelines that were recently sent out by the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance (NYSDTF). While Senator Lanza voted against the measure in May, he believes that all businesses need to be informed about the tax that was enacted by the Democratically-controlled Assembly and Senate and signed into law by Governor David Paterson.

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Senator Thompson Passes Municipal Energy Sustainable Loan Program Legislation

For Immediate Release: November 17, 2009Contact: Heather Zeisz | zeisz@senate.state.ny.us | 716.854.8705

Albany, NY – Yesterday, November 16, 2009, New York State Senator Antoine M. Thompson (D-Parts of Erie & Niagara Counties) along with the New York State Senate, passed his municipal energy sustainable loan program legislation Bill # S.66004-A.

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SENATE MEETS IN EXTRAORDINARY SESSION LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY FOR NOVEMBER 16, 2009

SENATE MEETS IN EXTRAORDINARY SESSION LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY FOR NOVEMBER 16, 2009 (Albany, NY)- The New York State Senate convened in extraordinary session, passing sweeping reforms that deliver wide-ranging relief for millions of New Yorkers.

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‘Oreo’s Law’ Would Give Dogs a Second Chance at Life

MANHATTAN -- A bill to allow animal welfare organizations the right to request animals be given to their care when a shelter is planning to euthanize them will be introduced in the State Legislature this week by Assembly Member Micah Z. Kellner and State Senator Thomas K. Duane.

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