SENATE DEMOCRATS BLOCK REPUBLICAN BILL TO TOUGHEN SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) today is announcing that yesterday, Senate Democrats defeated a common-sense bill that would elevate criminal penalties for convicted sex offenders that fail to register every year with the Division of Criminal Justice Services’ sex offender registry. Under the Republican bill, the penalty for failure to register would be raise from a misdemeanor to a class D felony.

 

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Senator Huntley Hosts Community Elder Law Day Forum

In honor of Elder Law Day, State Senator Shirley L. Huntley will host a panel forum for the community on essential resources available to senior citizens. The panel will consist of representatives from various government agencies, including the Office of the New York State Attorney General, Community Enrichment & Education, NYS Consumer Protection Board, NYS Energy Research and Development Authority, and NYC Department of Consumer Affairs.  

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SENATOR BRESLIN HELPS PROTECT UNEMPLOYED NEW YORKERS

For Immediate Release: May 20, 2009

SENATOR BRESLIN HELPS PROTECT UNEMPLOYED NEW YORKERSSenate passes legislation to aid unemployed as tens of thousands face loss of benefits

Today, State Senator Breslin announced that the New York State Senate passed critical legislation (S.4110-A) that will provide an additional 13 weeks of extended benefits to nearly 120,000 currently unemployed New Yorkers. 

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BONACIC TO MTA: PUT CAMERAS IN PARKING LOTS

           State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/I/C – Mt.

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Legislators and Human Rights Activists Hail end of Shackling Incarcerated Pregnant Women

Albany, NY (May 20, 2009): Human rights advocates and champions of criminal justice reform joined today with sponsors of the “Anti Shackling Bill” (S.1290- A/A.3373-A) to hail the Senate and Assembly’s passage of legislation that prohibits the inhumane practice of shackling pregnant inmates who are in labor. The announcement was made at the State Capitol in Albany, New York.  The “Anti-Shackling Bill” is sponsored by Senator Velmanette Montgomery (D-Brooklyn) and Assemblyman Nick Perry  (D-Brooklyn).  Their bill prohibits state and local correctional authorities from using restraints on a pregnant female inmate who is being transported for childbirth, during labor and delivery, and in post-natal recovery.

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Swine Flu Update (Updated May 22nd, 2009)

As the H1N1 flu outbreak has developed, it has caused concern among many New Yorkers. The New York State Senate has put together this information sheet to help understand the current situation and the response on all levels.  Please see the attached document for further details.

File: 
H1N1_memo_5.22.09.pdf

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State Senator Shirley L. Huntley Announce Passage of Crucial Legislation That Protects Firefighters

On the eve of Memorial Day, legislation will give firefighters legal protection when operating fire trucks Today, the New York State Senate unanimously passed legislation protecting firefighters from legal liability when operating fire trucks. The legislation closes a dubious loophole in state law that puts firefighters in legal jeopardy on a consistent basis.   

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Governor Paterson Announces $32.3 Million In Stimulus Funding For NYC Transportation Infrastructure

Sen. Schneiderman Hails Major Infrastructure Improvements Projects In District

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