Padavan, Senate Majority Introduce Legislation to Crackdown on Street Racing

In response to two deadly accidents caused by suspected drag racing in New York State in just one day, members of the New York State Senate Task Force on Critical Choices have introduced legislation to increase penalties for illegal drag racing.

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Senator Robach Announces Bill To Combat Violence For Internet Entertainment

SENATOR ROBACH ANNOUNCES  BILL THAT CRACKS DOWN ON STAGED VIOLENCE FOR INTERNET ENTERTAINMENT

From Teen Girl Fights to Attacks on the Homeless, Bill Responds to Sick New Trend

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Senate Passes Extension of Property Tax Abatement for Co-ops adn Condos in NYC

New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) announced today that the State Senate has passed his legislation that would extend the current property tax abatement for cooperative apartments and condominiums in the City of New York for a period of four years until 2012. The City and State originally created the property tax abatement program in 1996.

The legislation passed the Senate with unanimous bipartisan support and now awaits action in the State Assembly where it is sponsored by Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver.

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Saland Domestic Violence Bill Signed Into Law By The Governor

          Senator Steve Saland (R,I,C Poughkeepsie) today announced the Governor has signed into law his bill, S. 2452, to strengthen domestic violence laws. The new law creates the crime of preventing a person from communicating a request for emergency assistance by intentionally disabling or removing communication sending equipment such as a telephone or teletypewriter device (TTY). The new crime is considered criminal mischief in the fourth degree, a class A misdemeanor.

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Padavan/Weprin Secure Expansion of Access-A-Ride Service

New York State Senator Frank Padavan (R-Queens) and Assemblyman Mark Weprin (D-Little Neck) announced today that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) will expand its Access-A-Ride bus transportation service for seniors and disabled bus riders into previously unserved destinations in Nassau County from Queens.  

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State Senate Democratic Conference Introduces Mortgage Foreclosure Moratorium, Reform Legislation

The State Senate Democratic Conference will hold a news conference to demand passage of bipartisan foreclosure moratorium legislation to help combat the subprime mortgage crisis. The Conference will also call for immediate assistance to homeowners facing foreclosure as well as tougher laws to protect consumers from predatory mortgage lending practices. WHO:              Bertha Lewis, ACORN President;                        Kristin Brown, Empire Justice Center Director                        of Legislative Advocacy; The Legal Aid Society

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Senator Golden Cheers Return Of Ferry Service For Brooklyn Commuters

SENATOR GOLDEN CHEERS RETURN OF FERRY SERVICE

FOR BROOKLYN COMMUTERS

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, 22nd District) is applauding Mayor Bloomberg’s announcement that ferry service at the 58th Street Pier in Brooklyn will resume operation to lower Manhattan effective Monday, May 12th. New York Water Taxi will again operate the service at $6.00 each way, with discounts available and free parking on the 58th Street Pier.

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Senator Craig M. Johnson's Response To The Final Report Of The Commission On Local Government Efficiency And Competitiveness

April 30, 2008 Hon. Stan LundineChairmanNYS Commission on Local Government Efficiency and Competitiveness30 South Pearl StreetAlbany, NY 12245 Dear Mr. Lundine: 

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Stachowski Secures $5,000 Grant for Character Council

Senator William Stachowski (D 58th District) today announced that he has secured a $5,000 Legislative Initiative Grant for the Character Council of Hamburg.

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Senator Fuschillo Welcomes College Basketball Player Steven Priestley Of Baldwin To State Capitol

Photo caption: Senator Fuschillo welcomes Steven Priestley of Baldwin to the State Capitol in Albany.  Priestley is a member of the Siena College Men’s Basketball Team which captured the 2008 Metro Atlantic Athl

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