Bill to merge local governments clears a hurdle

BY JAMES T. MADORE, Newsday

james.madore@newsday.com

10:03 PM EDT, May 26, 2009

ALBANY - A bill being pushed by state Attorney General Andrew Cuomo to consolidate local governments cleared its first legislative hurdle Tuesday but not before some lawmakers raised objections.

Five members of the 20-member Assembly Local Governments Committee urged caution, saying the proposed petition process to abolish governments could be perverted by nonresidents.

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Stop Drug Dealers From Working At Schools, Day Care Centers, Nursing Homes

ALBANY, 05/27/09 -- Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) is co-sponsoring a bill that would fix a dangerous problem created by the so-called Rockefeller drug law reforms enacted as part of the 2009-10 state budget.  Under the budget measure which takes effect on June 8th, courts may seal the criminal records of certain drug felons when they complete drug court, so there will be no record of their convictions when they apply for employment.

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Bills Approved by the Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation Committee

On Wednesday, May 27, 2009 the Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation Committee approved the following five bills, four of which will proceed to the Senate calendar where they will be reviewed for a floor vote. Bill S2532A will go to the Senate's Finance Committee.

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Senator Huntley Hosts Lupus Awareness and Education Forum

News From theNew York State Senator Shirley L. Huntley

For Immediate Release: May 27, 2009

Contact: Monica Pringle| (718) 523-3069| pringle@senate.state.ny.usSelvena N. Brooks | (212) 298-5616 | sbrooks@senate.state.ny.us

Senator Huntley Hosts Lupus Awareness  and Education Forum

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Legislation to Amend HIV Testing

News From theNew York State Senator Shirley L. Huntley

For Immediate Release: May 27, 2009

Contact: Monica Pringle| (718) 523-3069| pringle@senate.state.ny.usSelvena N. Brooks | (212) 298-5616 | sbrooks@senate.state.ny.us

Senator Huntley and Assemblywoman Robinson Urge Support of Legislation to Amend HIV Testing (A. 7757/S. 4484)

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Sponsor's Memo for Ethics Reform Bill to Increase Disclosure Requirements

NEW YORK STATE SENATE MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION submitted in accordance with Senate Rule VI, Sec 1.

( x ) Memo on original draft bill(  ) Memo on amended bill

SENATE BILL #:     ASSEMBLY BILL #: 

SENATE SPONSOR (S):  Squadron    ASSEMBLY SPONSOR (S):

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Public Schedule For Senate Majority Leader Malcolm A. Smith For Wednesday May 27, 2009

10:00 AM:  Senate Majority Leader Malcolm A. Smith will attend a Leaders Meeting.
 
Location: Red Room
                Capitol
 
 
11:00 AM:  The Senate is in session. Watch live at
http://nysenate.gov
 
 
1:30 PM:  Senator Smith will speak at the 4th Annual Turkish

Location

Albany Capitol Building, Red Room, Albany, NY 12247
United States

The New York State Senate Puerto Rican / Latino Caucus Celebrates President Obama's Nomination Today Of Justice Sonia Sotomayor To The United States Supreme Court

Members of the New York State Senate Puerto Rican/Latino Caucus are pleased and  proud that President Obama has selected Justice Sonia Sotomayor as his nominee for the United States Supreme Court.

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Senator Padavan Proposes Bill To Fix Criminal Background Check Problem Created By Rockefeller Reforms

Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) today introduced a bill that would fix a dangerous problem created by the so-called Rockefeller drug law reforms enacted as part of the 2009-10 state budget.  Under the budget measure which takes effect on June 8th, courts may seal the criminal records of certain drug felons when they complete drug court, so there will be no record of their conviction when they apply for employment.

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SAMPSON-SPONSORED BILL s.2975 PASSES SENATE:

Overview

File: 
SAMPSONs2975.pdf

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