Senate Legislation Sponsored by Senator Dilan Allows Emergency Responders to Quickly Remove Disabled Vehicles from Roadways

(Albany, NY)—Today legislation sponsored by Senator Martin Malavé Dilan, Chair of the Senate Transportation Committee, passed the Senate, making an emergency responders job easier when it comes to clearing accident debris.

Senate bill, S5174, brings New York in line with similar provisions in other states that relieves police officers, emergency responders and those who act pursuant to their direction, such as tow truck operators, from liability when removing vehicles and accident debris from highways.

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6/03/2009: Senate Passes S. 3146-A (Huntley)

S. 3146-A  HUNTLEY   Same as A. 7116-A  Rivera P  HUNTLEY, HASSELL-THOMPSON, MONSERRATE, MONTGOMERY, PERKINS, STAVISKY Amd S3, Chap 667 of 2006; add S7.43, amd S5.07, Ment Hyg L; add S483-f, Soc Serv L Amends chapter 667 of the laws of 2006 relating to providing for the establishment of a children's mental health plan, in relation to eliminating certain provisions provided therein; and amends the mental hygiene law and the social services law, in relation to implementing the children's plan. 

File: 
S. 3146A.pdf

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Editorial: Vote on Gay Marriage

The New York Times:
Editorial-Vote on Gay Marriage

 

Six states have now made it legal for same-sex couples to marry. New York is not one of them. Gov. David Paterson wants the state to guarantee that right, and the protections that come with it, and the Assembly approved legislation legalizing same-sex marriage last month. Malcolm Smith, the leader of the State Senate, insists that he, too, favors marriage for gay couples, but he won’t let a bill go to the floor unless he’s privately lined up enough votes.

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Crain's: Third attempt looms to develop Pier 40

By Theresa Agovino

Last year, Related Cos. sought a 49-year lease and opted not to pursue developing the site when it became clear that the change wasn’t forthcoming.

However, many community advocates objected to the size and scope of Related’s proposal which included a home for Cirque du Soleil and the Tribeca Film Festival. Some state legislators' aides said there's a fear that changing the law would encourage large developments that they deem inappropriate for the park.

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SENATOR GOLDEN URGES BROOKLYN RESIDENTS TO ATTEND HEALTHY LIVING FORUM

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is encouraging Brooklyn residents to attend a Healthy Living Forum on Saturday, June 27, 2009 at Brooklyn College from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The event will be held in the Jefferson-Williams Lounge on the 4th Floor of the Brooklyn College Student Center, Campus Road and East 27th Street.

 

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SENATE LEADERS FIGHT TO FIX DANGEROUS PROVISION THAT WOULD HIDE CRIMINAL RECORDS OF DRUG DEALERS

NEW YORK STATE SENATE

Senator Thomas P. Morahan, 38th District

Albany, New York 12247

New York State Senator Thomas P. Morahan joined Senator Dean Skelos and other Senate colleagues to push for legislation, supported by District Attorneys and concerned advocates throughout the State, that would fix a dangerous problem created by state legislators who voted to change the State’s drug laws as part of the 2009-10 state budget. Morahan voted against changing the State’s drug laws as well as the 2009-10 state budget.

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Protecting Empire Zone Benefits for Businesses

Very recently it has come to my attention that more than 2,000 companies across the State - - including a number of businesses located in the lower Hudson Valley, could be retroactively lose their existing Empire Zone benefits under a drastic plan approved in the State Budget that I voted against. The plan is now being implemented by the Empire State Development Corporation (ESDC).

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Senate Passes "UB2020" Economic Development & Academic Growth Plan

Tens of Thousands of Jobs & Hundreds of Millions in New Investments Expected   (Albany, NY) The New York State Senate late today passed   “UB2020”, major economic development legislation sponsored by Senator William Stachowski (D-Lake View) that will create a groundbreaking pilot program for the University of Buffalo to advance the university’s growth as an academic and research center, and revitalize Western New York’s economy.  

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Senate Passes Landmark Government Reform Bill

Legislation Empowers Communities to Reduce Tax Burden (Albany, NY) – Today, the New York State Senate  passed landmark government reform and consolidation legislation (S5661) that empowers local communities across the state to reduce the tax burden facing New Yorkers by establishing a process to eliminate unneeded and costly “special districts.” 

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ATTORNEY GENERAL CUOMO APPLAUDS NEW YORK STATE SENATE PASSAGE OF HISTORIC GOVERNMENT CONSOLIDATION MEASURE TO REDUCE WASTE AND SAVE TAXPAYER MONEY

Cuomo’s "New N.Y. Government Reorganization and Citizen Empowerment Act," will make it easier for New Yorkers to dissolve or consolidate the 10,500 local government entities that burden residents with nation’s highest local taxes

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