Albany- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District), a member of the New York State Senate Codes Committee, today voted in support of legislation (S. 1880-A) that would require any community service sentence imposed for an offense involving graffiti to include graffiti removal as a portion of the required service.
Investigators in New York continue to probe into the shooting death of police officer Omar Edwards by fellow officer Andrew Dunton last week. Edwards, an African-American who was off-duty at the time, was pursuing a suspected car thief when Dunton, who is white, fired fatal shots at Edwards.
Senator Seward will speak at a rally of local sportsmen and address pending firearm legislation. Schoharie County Sheriff John Bates and officials with local sportsmen groups are also scheduled to attend.
HERKIMER, 06/02/09-- New York State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) and Assemblyman Marc Butler (R/C/I-Herkimer) today invited area baseball fans to join them for the Mohawk Valley Diamond Dawgs regular season opener on Friday, June 5th in Little Falls.
“I am excited to see the baseball season get underway for the Diamond Dawgs and look forward to joining their fans at Veterans Memorial Park on Friday night,” said Senator Seward.
SYRACUSE, N.Y.—State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) will co-sponsor two pieces of legislation that would fundamentally reform governmental ethics in New York State.
“As elected officials, we are and stewards of the citizenry’s interests, and must be held to the highest of standards,” Senator Valesky, Vice President Pro-Tempore of the Senate, said. “The Senate is serious about ethics reform, and I am proud to co-sponsor this legislation, which is part of a seismic shift in the way the people’s business is conducted in Albany.”
New Law Needed to Protect our Children and Elderly
Senator Owen Johnson today called for the immediate passage of a bill to correct a potentially life threatening problem created by a hidden provision in 2009-10 state budget.
Under this ill-conceived budget measure, which takes effect on June 8th, courts may seal the criminal records of certain drug felons when they complete a drug court program, resulting in there being no record of their conviction when they apply for employment.
(Albany, NY)- Senator Breslin (D-Delmar) is pleased to announce that Senate bill number 800 which he sponsored has passed the New York State Senate. This legislation will close a loophole contractors used to avoid payments to their subcontractors and material suppliers until they were paid. Under the previous law, contractors were able to avoid payments by invoking a contingent payment clause with the subcontractors and material suppliers.