Home Foreclosure Prevention and Relief Legislation Passes Senate

The New York State Senate today passed comprehensive legislation, co-sponsored by Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) that will help at-risk homeowners overcome an impending foreclosure and provide a set of initiatives that will prevent a future increase in foreclosures throughout New York.  A bipartisan agreement on the legislation was reached between legislative leaders and the Governor late last week. 

The legislation passed the Senate unanimous bipartisan support.

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Senator Golden To Host Gerritsen Beach/marine Park Town Hall Meeting

SENATOR GOLDEN TO HOST GERRITSEN BEACH/MARINE PARK TOWN HALL MEETING

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, 22nd District) will be hosting a town hall meeting on Thursday, June 26, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. at the Cort Club located at 2648 Gerritsen Avenue in Brooklyn.

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Fair Competition Panel Clears Senate

The New York State Legislature has approved legislation that would begin levelling the playing field for private owners of recreational facilities who compete with state attractions, Senator James L. Seward said today. Senate bill 6835B was approved unanimously by the senate and approved by the assembly earlier today. The bill would create a state panel to evaluate whether governmentally-owned recreational facilities constitute unfair competition to golf, ski, camping and other recreation businesses operated by private entrepreneurs.

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Senate Passes Bill To Strengthen Home Visitation Programs

SENATE PASSES BILL TO STRENGTHEN HOME VISITATION PROGRAMS

The New York State Senate today passed legislation, sponsored by Senator Martin Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) that would strengthen State support for home visitation programs that send trained child care experts into the homes of families at risk of abuse and neglect. The bill (S.7227) requires half of the savings achieved in certain areas in the budget of the Office of Children and Family to be reinvested in home visitation programs.

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Seward Unveils Energy Grant For Cherry Valley

New York State Senator James L. Seward (R-C-I/Oneonta) and Assemblyman Marc Butler (R-C-I/Newport) announced today that the Village of Cherry Valley will receive a $45,000 grant to install energy efficiency measures in the village hall and at the village pump station.

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Serrano And Farrell Pass Vacant Properties Bill

SERRANO AND FARRELL PASS VACANT PROPERTIES BILLBorough President's Vacant-Lot Report Culminates in Passage of State Legislation 

Albany, NY - Senator José M. Serrano (D-Manhattan/Bronx) and Assemblyman Herman "Denny" Farrell, Jr. (D-Manhattan) yesterday celebrated passage of their bill, S.6207/A.8666, which will tackle head-on the problem of vacant properties in Northern Manhattan.

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Padavan, Senate Pass Bill to Crackdown on Street Racing

New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) announced today that the state Senate has passed legislation that would significantly increase criminal penalties for illegal street speed racing and drag racing statewide. The bill, known as “Michelle and Jordan’s Law”, passed the Senate with unanimous bipartisan support.

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Agreement Reached on Foreclosure Relief Bill

Following weeks of negotiations, an agreement has been reached by Governor Paterson and legislative leaders on a comprehensive bill that will help at-risk homeowners throughout New York overcome an impending foreclosure, New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) announced today.

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Senator Fuschillo Congratulates Amityville Class For Third Place Finish In Statewide Environmental Contest

Photo caption: Senator Fuschillo congratulates second grade students at Northwest Elementary School in Amityville for their third place finish in the State Senate’s I*ma*GREEN*nation statewide environmental awareness contest. They are joined by Amityville School District Superintendent Dr. John Williams, Northwest Principal Stacey Fischer, and teachers Jennifer Callahan and Heidi Fredericks.

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