Saland Announces Of Bill To Relieve Counties Of Need To Build Costly New Jails

Senator Steve Saland (R,I,C Poughkeepsie) today announced Senate passage of his bill, S.7949A, which requires the Commissioner of the Department of Corrections (DOCS) to enter into agreements to house local inmates when the State Commission on Corrections (SCOC) determines it necessary to alleviate overcrowding at local correctional facilities.

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NYS Senator Eric Adams And Civil Rights Attorney Norman Siegel Call Upon The Department Of Education To Adopt

AN EMERGENCY HOT WEATHER STRATEGY FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS THAT IS FAR MORE COMPREHENSIVE THAN COMMON ASPCA GUIDELINES FOR PETS

New York State Senator Eric Adams (D, Brooklyn) joins civil rights attorney Norman Siegel to urge the Department of Education to institute an emergency “Hot Weather Procedure” policy that will take effect whenever the temperature reaches 99 degrees or higher.  Senator Adams and Attorney Siegel will recommend emergency procedures that the DOE should implement when the weather reaches unseasonably high temperatures.

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Marcellino Provides Tax Relief For Home Heating

The New York State Senate today passed the "Home Heating Relief Act," sponsored by Senator Carl Marcellino, Chairman of the Senate Environmental Conservation Committee, to provide a one thousand dollar tax deduction to homeowners who purchase heating oil, natural gas and propane during the winter heating season.

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Alesi Bill To Aid Volunteer Firefighters Passes State Senate

    Senator Jim Alesi (R- Perinton) ) today announced that the State Senate has passed his bill (S.2597) which would increase the benefits received by totally disabled volunteer firefighters and ambulance workers in New York State.

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Senate Passes Lanza's Bill To Require Steroid Testing For High School Athletes

The New York State Senate today passed legislation, sponsored by Senator Andrew Lanza (R-I, Staten Island), that would require random testing for anabolic steroids in high school athletes in public and private schools.

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Autism Awareness: A Family Fun Day

AUTISM AWARENESS: A FUN FAMILY DAY

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Marcellino Introduces Tax Exemptions For Purchasing Energy Star Appliances

Senator Carl Marcellino (R, Syosset) today announced he has introduced legislation that provides sales tax exemptions for certain Energy Star appliances (S.6944A) and fluorescent light bulbs (S.6945A). The bill is sponsored in the Assembly by Assemblywoman Galef (D, Ossining).

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Marcellino Announces School Safety Zone Act

Senator Carl L. Marcellinoannounced today that the Senate has passed his legislation, Senate Bill 613 which establishes the School Safety Zone Act.

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Property Tax Commission Asking The Wrong Question

The preliminary report of findings and recommendations of the New York State Commission on Property Tax Relief proves that if you ask the wrong question, the response will always be flawed.

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Senate Passes Legislation Protecting Domestic Violence Victims In The Courtroom

SENATE PASSES DOMESTIC VIOLENCE LEGISLATION

State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) today joined his colleagues in the New York State Senate today passed legislation (S.4875), sponsored by Senator Cathy Young (R-C-I, Olean) that would allow victims of alleged domestic violence to testify in court via closed-circuit television.

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