Governor Proposes Timothy's Law To Become Permanent

(Albany) New York State Senator Thomas P. Morahan praised Governor Paterson for announcing today his support for making Timothy’s Law permanent.

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NYS Senator Adams Confronts Internet Criminals

NYS SENATOR ERIC ADAMS INTRODUCES LEGISLATION IN RESPONSE TO THE "CRAIGSLIST KILLER" AND OTHER INTERNET CRIMINAL ACTIVITY

 

NYS Senator Eric Adams introduces a bill to combat "Internet Related Crimes", transgressions involving persons who commit or abet the commission of a crime facilitated by communicating with the victim of such offenses over the Internet. The legislation significantly increases criminal penalties for Internet predators.

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SENATOR DEFRANCISCO PRAISES GOVERNOR FOR INTRODUCING LEGISLATION TO MAKE TIMOTHY’S LAW PERMANENT

Senator John A. DeFrancisco (R-I-C, Syracuse) today praised Governor David A.  Paterson for announcing legislation to make “Timothy’s Law” (Ch. 748 of the Laws of 2006) permanent. The law is currently set to expire on December 31, 2009.

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SENATOR DEFRANCISCO RESPONDS TO GOVERNOR PATERSON’S BELATED CALL FOR A STATE SPENDING CAP

Senator John A. DeFrancisco (R-I-C, Syracuse) today responded to Governor Paterson’s call for legislation that would cap the growth of state government spending – a measure Senate Republicans have already proposed and fought for during the budget process.

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Senator McDonald Applauds South Glens Falls Students

Albany - Senator Roy McDonald recently recognized efforts by students for their organization and participation in the 32nd annual South High Marathon Dance.

The 2009 South High Marathon Dance raised an incredible $260,020. Even more impressive is that the dance is almost entirely planned and organized by South High students. 720 students participated in this year’s dance, which dedicated the funds raised to 22 charitable causes.

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APPLICATIONS FOR THE NEW YORK PRESCRIPTION $AVER PROGRAM AVAILABLE THROUGH SENATOR LARKIN’S DISTRICT OFFICE

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) recently announced that the New York State Department of Health has introduced the New York Prescription $aver (NYP$) program.  The NYP$ is a free discount card that can help reduce the cost of prescriptions for lower income residents.

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Cease and Desist Zone Designation Hearing On May 29

New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) announced today that the Department of State will be convening a public hearing in Northeast Queens regarding the re-adoption of the “cease-and-desist” zone designation for Queens County.

The public hearing will take place on May 29, 2009 at the Queens High School of Teaching (The Frank Padavan Campus at Glen Oaks) at 74-20 Commonwealth Boulevard in Bellerose starting at 7:00 pm.  

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"Career Criminal Crackdown" Legislation Moves From Committee

 During the State Senate session today, the Senate ruled in favor of a motion to discharge on Senator Padavan’s “Career Criminal” bill, which will increase criminal penalties for persistent high-level misdemeanor offenders.  The legislative motion now moves the bill (S.2632) from the Codes committee and will face an eventual vote by the entire State Senate sometime in the near future.

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Padavan Sponsoring Mobile Mammography Screenings on May 30

New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) announced today that he will be partnering with the American-Italian Cancer Foundation in providing no-cost mammography screenings to residents of Northeast Queens on Saturday May 30.   The mobile mammography van will be outside of Senator Padavan’s District Office at 89-39 Gettysburg Street in Bellerose. There are no-out-of-pocket expenses and no copays for both insured and uninsured women.  

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SEN. FARLEY AND REPUBLICANS URGE GOV. AND LEADERS TO FIX EMPIRE ZONE PROBLEM

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) and his fellow members of the Senate Republican Conference sent a letter on May 5th to Governor David Paterson, Senate Majority Leader Malcolm Smith and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, urging them to address a problem created in the state budget, that is forcing businesses located in Empire Zones to give the state what amounts to an interest-free loan of more than half a billion dollars.

 

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