Golden Joins Passage Of Bill To Crack Down On Staged Internet Violence

GOLDEN JOINS SENATE PASSAGE OF BILL TO CRACK DOWN ON STAGED VIOLENCE

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The New York State Senate today passed legislation (S.8207), sponsored by Senator Serphin Maltese (Queens), designed to crack down on the alarming trend of recording criminal acts of violence with the intent of distributing them on the Internet for entertainment purposes.

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Senate Democrats Bring New Life To NYC Off-Track-Betting

New Legislation saves more than 1500 jobs

ALBANY, NY – June 16, 2008 – Senate Democrats have come to the rescue for more than 1500 workers of New York City Off-Track-Betting (NYC OTB) by voting unanimously to pass legislation to avoid shutting down the organization and approving a state takeover of the facilities.

State lawmakers passed a measure today creating an entity called the NYC OTB, a public benefit corporation. NYC OTB will continue to broadcast races on cable television (Channels 71 and 73) for three years.

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Senate Passes Bill To Help Families Caring For Elderly Loved Ones

SENATE PASSES BILL TO HELP FAMILIES CARING FOR ELDERLY LOVED ONES

Bill Would Provide A Tax Exemption For Family Members Of The Elderly

The New York State Senate today passed legislation (S.2060), sponsored by Senator John A. DeFrancisco (R-Syracuse) that would provide individuals who are caring for an elderly family member with an additional tax exemption.

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Alesi Legislation To Aid New York State Small Businesses

Senator Jim Alesi (R- Perinton) today announced that the Senate has passed his bill (S.3592-A) which would ensure small and medium-sized businesses are able to find information on economic programs, as well as assist them in complying with any necessary regulations, from the State regional economic development office.

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Senator Lanza And Assemblyman Titone Present Bill To Patricia Oines

State Senator Andrew J. Lanza and Assemblyman Matthew Titone presented Patricia Oines with a bill signed by then Governor Spitzer, Friday, June 13, 2008 at 6:30pm.

On April 14, 2007, Patricia Oines discovered someone had broken into a mausoleum in Moravian Cemetery where her 25-year-old daughter, Jennifer Oines, was laid to rest.

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Bill To Protect Water Supplies Receives Final Legislative Approval

The New York State Assembly today gave final legislative passage to legislation (S.902B) increasing penalties for contamination of public drinking water supplies.

The bill, which passed the State Senate earlier this year, is sponsored by Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C - Schenectady) and by Assemblymember Brian Kavanagh (D - Manhattan). It was prompted by concerns over pollution of the Great Flats Aquifer in Schenectady County, which serves Schenectady, Glenville, Niskayuna, Rotterdam, and Scotia.

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Serrano Applauds New "summer Streets" Initiative But Urges The City To Bring It Uptown

New York, NY - Senator José M. Serrano (D-Manhattan/Bronx) today applauded Mayor Bloomberg's "car-free recreation corridor" but asked a fundamental question: "Why not Uptown?" "Our city is leading the way with environmental initiatives," said the Senator. "But let's start putting these pilot programs where they really belong, in working class neighborhoods like East Harlem and the South Bronx. 

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Senate Democrats Form New Task Force To Help Eradicate Domestic Violence In New York Homes

(Albany, NY)  Senate Democrats are calling for tougher laws on domestic abusers and holistic family support systems for victims in New York as the number of  incidents continue to increase in some parts of New York.

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New York Hispanic Clergy To Defend Traditional Marriage In Albany And Washington, DC

On Thursday, June 19, 2008, at 10:00am New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz will be joined by legislators, Members of the New York Hispanic Clergy Organization, and ministers from throughout the State at the New Yorkers’ Family Research Foundation’s Power in the Pulpit Initiative Day in Albany.

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Senate Democrats Form New Task Force To Help Eradicate Domestic Violence In New York Homes

(Albany, NY)  Senate Democrats are calling for tougher laws on domestic abusers and holistic family support systems for victims in New York as the number of  incidents continue to increase in some parts of New York.

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