New York State Senator Thomas P. Morahan announced that legislation to help combat the trafficking of human beings was signed into law by the Governor. The new law will make Sex Trafficking and Labor Trafficking felony-level crimes and provides access to state social services for trafficking victims. In 2006, Senator Morahan was a sponsor of comprehensive legislation to strengthen the state’s laws relating to human trafficking by increasing penalties, protecting minors and providing victim assistance. He strongly praised the new law.
New York State Senate Deputy Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos (R-Rockville Centre) and the state’s leading environmental advocacy organizations applauded the Senate’s passage of legislation providing tax incentives for the purchase of hybrid and high mile-per-gallon vehicles and called for immediate action in the State Assembly."This legislation is an important first step toward reducing our dependence on foreign oil and protecting our environment," said Senator Skelos.
Senator Steve Saland (R,I,C Poughkeepsie) today announced that his bill dealing with contract terminations for school superintendents has passed the Senate.
When a school superintendent leaves employment before the end of his or her contract, Senate Bill 1094 would authorize a board of education to negotiate a compensation agreement on the unserved portion of the contract as long as it does not exceed 25% of the average annual compensation provided for in the contract.
New York State Senator Thomas P. Morahanannounced New York State Senate passage of legislation (S.5517) that would create the new charge of aggravated vehicular homicide for drunk drivers who kill others.
Senate action on the legislation was announced at a Capitol news conference where members of the Senate Majority Conference were joined by the family members of Katie Flynn.
New Yorkers who buy merchandise on-line and have their purchases shipped will now receive greater protections under a new law sponsored by Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. The new law extends consumer protections already in place for purchases made through the mail and by telephone to purchases that consumers make on the Internet.
Albany – Nominated by State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio for her extraordinary contributions to her community and the State of New York, Jane Shaffer of Waterloo was chosen to be recognized among the outstanding women across New York State at the 2007 "Women of Distinction" ceremony held today in Albany. The program is sponsored by the New York State Senate.“It is an honor to recognize and pay tribute to Jane Shaffer,” Senator Nozzolio said. “Jane has dedicated her life to serving others and has been a true leader in honoring America’s veterans.
Albany- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) today led State Senate passage of legislation (S. 3441) that will protect nurses from assault on the job, a crime estimated to impact 500,000 individuals annually by the United States Department of Justice. The legislation adds registered nurses and licensed practical nurses to the professions protected under current law which charges those who assault, in an attempt to prevent the performance of duty, with a Class D violent felony.
Senator Alesi (R-Perinton) today announced that the State Senate has passed his bill to (Senate Bill 282) establish a temporary commission on eminent domain reform to examine, evaluate, and make recommendations concerning the scope and effectiveness of the eminent domain procedure law.
The legislation was crafted after a series of statewide hearings chaired by Senator Alesi and held by the Senate Committee on Commerce, Economic Development and Small Business and the Committee on Local Governments.