Padavan: Progress on Key Environmental Conservation and Alternative Energy Measures Made in 2008 Legislative Session

With the 2008 State Legislative Session concluded, New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) announced today that significant progress has been achieved on a myriad of important environmental conservation and alternative energy bills.


Legislation to Establish Maximum Temperatures in School Buildings and Indoor Facilities

--Recent heat wave resulted in intolerable and unhealthy classroom conditions— 


Serrano Bill To Protect 2nd Ave. Businesses Passes Senate

Senator José M. Serrano (D-Manhattan/Bronx) and Assemblymember Jonathan L. Bing (D-Manhattan) announced passage of their bill S.8154-A/A.10594-A, which will provide much needed assistance to the beleaguered businesses in the construction zone of the Second Avenue subway. "We have given the business owners the tools they need to help themselves," said Senator Serrano. "This public project has had a tremendously negative impact on the livelihoods of these merchants. I am proud to say that Albany has righted a wrong." 


Bill Before Governor To Lower Hunting Age

Oswego Palladium Times

 Both the New York State Assembly and Senate have passed legislation that would lower the hunting age across the state from 16 to 14 years old. Pending the governor's approval, the legislation passed would also allow 12- and 13-year-olds to hunt small game.    


Junior Hunting Bill Passes Senate, Assembly

Legislation would permit 14-year-olds hunt deer, bear with adult supervision 

WATERTOWN (June 25, 2008)—State Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine (D-Cape Vincent) commended the Senate and Assembly for passing legislation that will lower the hunting age from 16- to 14-years-old with adult supervision.  


Reforming The State's Brownfields Program

Legislation will help revitalize urban areas, make program more accountable to taxpayers

The New York State Senatepassed legislation (S8717) to reform the state’s Brownfield Cleanup Program to better target financial incentives for the cleanup and redevelopment of contaminated sites across the State. The Brownfields reform bill, which reflects an agreement between the Governor and the Legislature, will help revitalize New York’s urban areas while ensuring that the program is more accountable to taxpayers.


Senator Steve Saland Announces Funding For City Of Poughkeepsie Waterfront

Senator Steve Saland (R,I,C Poughkeepsie) today announced passage of a Legislative Resolution containing $500,000 in funding for Waterfront Development in the City of Poughkeepsie at the former DeLaval site. The funding will be used to create a dock which can accommodate vessels such as tourist sightseeing cruises and dinner cruises as well as other large vessels, in addition to the smaller vessels using the marina daily. A canoe and kayak launch will also be constructed in order to improve public access to the Hudson River.


Testimony By New York State Senator Duane Before The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission Regarding The Granting Of Landmark Designation To University Village/Silver Towers

My name is Thomas K. Duane and I represent New York State's 29th Senate District, in which University Village/Silver Towers is located. Thank you for the opportunity to present testimony before the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) today.


Forums On Financial Planning And Literacy: Be Smart, Be Safe, And Save!

In July, Senator Duane will be hosting two forums on financial literacy to provide his constituents an opportunity to learn about being financially savvy in uncertain economic times.

The event will include presentations from the New York State Comptroller's Office, the New York State Attorney General's Office, and the Alliance for Financial Literacy followed by a Question and Answer session. They will discuss how to effectively budget, save, invest, and avoid fraudulent scams.

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