Senator Dale M. Volker Passes Legislation To Expand Hunting Using Rifles On Southern Tier

(Albany, NY) Senator Dale M. Volker (R-I-C, Depew) today passed legislation that will expand hunting, with the use of rifles on the Southern Tier. The bill would allow Chemung, Steuben and Yates counties to use rifles for hunting deer and bear.

"Last year, we passed legislation that would allow several counties located on the Southern Tier to use rifles for the hunting of bear and deer," said Senator Dale M. Volker. "Last year’s bill has proven to be a tremendous success. For several years, the growth in the population of deer in the Southern Tier have been profound.

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Breslin Study Finds HMO Profits And Premiums Soaring

Senator Neil Breslin (D-Albany) today released a report documenting the soaring profits of New York’s health maintenance organizations (HMOs) -- profits that nearly doubled over a five year period. The study shows HMO profits increased 93 percent from 2001 to 2005, from $672 million in 2001 to a record $1.3 billion last year.

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Senator Oppenheimer: Give Blood Now To Boost Low Blood Supply

State Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D- Mamaroneck) today issued an urgent call to Mamaroneck residents to give blood and help relieve the community’s blood shortage. According to the Westchester lawmaker, available blood levels suitable for donation are in danger of becoming critically low. Every two seconds someone in the United States needs blood, while only 5% of the eligible population donates their blood in any given year. "A healthy donor is the only source of blood for those in need.

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Senator Oppenheimer Announces Launch Of Children's Summer Reading Program

Saying that "reading is one of the most important, rewarding and enjoyable learning experiences for children," State Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D- Mamaroneck) today announced that she is launching a children’s summer reading program to encourage youngsters to keep learning while school is out. Senator Oppenheimer’s summer reading program promotes parent participation in the reading process, by encouraging families to read books together, and also suggesting activities that foster a reading "experience" such as planning family visits to the local public library, or joining together a

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Senator Flanagan Hosts A Booth At The Smithtown Festival Day

Senator John J. Flanagan (2nd Senate District) joined the Smithtown community at the 18th Annual Smithtown Festival Day along Main Street. The fair is organized by the Greater Smithtown Chamber of Commerce. "This event brings the entire community together for a full day of fun. The weather was great, the turnout was excellent and I was happy to see the town enjoy the day together," stated Senator Flanagan.Senator Flanagan hosted a booth at the street fair.

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Senator Flanagan Announces Armory Legislation Passes New York State Senate

In an important development in the future use of the Nesconset Armory, Senator John J. Flanagan (2nd Senate District) announced Senate passage of legislation that will enable the Town of Smithtown to transfer this property to the Smithtown Library District for the purpose of constructing a new library branch in Nesconset. Since the Armory site was originally designated by the town as parkland when it purchased the land from the state, the legislation sponsored by Senator Flanagan was needed to legally authorize an alternative use for this property.

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Larkin Bill Allows Local Wines To Be Sold At Farm Stands

The State Senate has passed legislation (S.1397) sponsored by Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) that would give the state’s farm wineries assistance in marketing their products and allow them to sell wine by the bottle for off-premise consumption at farm roadside stands.

The bill would license farm stands to sell wine from up to two wineries that are located within 20 miles of the stand. All sales will be in sealed bottles for off-premise consumption and no wine tastings would be allowed at the farm stand.

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Senator Dale M. Volker Passes Legislation To Expand Hunting Using Rifles On Southern Tier

(Albany, NY) Senator Dale M. Volker (R-I-C, Depew) today passed legislation that will expand hunting, with the use of rifles on the Southern Tier. The bill would allow Chemung, Steuben and Yates counties to use rifles for hunting deer and bear.

"Last year, we passed legislation that would allow several counties located on the Southern Tier to use rifles for the hunting of bear and deer," said Senator Dale M. Volker. "Last year’s bill has proven to be a tremendous success. For several years, the growth in the population of deer in the Southern Tier have been profound.

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Golden Leads Senate Passage Of Death Penalty Legislation

The New York State Senate has passed legislation, sponsored by Senator Martin Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) that will reinstate the death penalty for criminals who kill police officers. The Senate also passed a bill, sponsored by Senator Dale Volker (R-C-I, Depew) that would amend the state’s death penalty law to fix a provision that was ruled invalid by the state Court of Appeals. Senate action on the legislation was announced yesterday at a Capitol news conference where Senate Majority Leader Joseph L.

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New Fuschillo Law Prevents Dumpster Divers From Stealing Your Identity

A new law sponsored by Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District), Chairman of the Senate’s Consumer Protection Committee will help prevent identity thieves from obtaining consumers’ private information. Under the new law, businesses who are discarding records containing a consumer’s personal information, such as social security numbers, credit card numbers, birth dates, addresses and telephone numbers, will now be required to shred or destroy those records before putting them in the trash.

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