Senator Flanagan Sponsors New Law To Protect Computer Buyers

In an effort to protect consumers, Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) and Assemblyman Richard L. Brodsky (92nd Assembly District) have sponsored a new law to ensure that all new computers contain only new parts unless otherwise noted. The measure, which was signed into law in July and will be in effect this September, will require retailers to clearly note if a computer has any parts that are used or reconditioned.According to the new law, any computer or computer accessory that is sold as new must contain only new parts.


Governor Signs Law To Allow Prosecutors To Charge Drunk Drivers Who Kill With Homicide

Legislation that creates the new charge of aggravated vehicular homicide for drunk drivers who kill others and aggravated vehicular assault for drunk drivers who injure other people has been signed into law by Governor Eliot Spitzer. Thislaw gives prosecutors in New York State the tools they need to appropriately charge drunk drivers who kill or injure others.Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr.


Nozzolio Bill Signed Into Law Prohibits For-profit Prisons In New York

Albany— Continuing his efforts to ensure the continued, safe operation of New York's correctional facilities, State Senator Michael Nozzolio, Chairman of the Senate Crime Victims, Crime and Correction Committee, today announced that legislation (S. 4118) he sponsored to prohibit the private operation of New York's correctional facilities has been signed into New York State law. "Public safety should never be linked to private-sector profit motives.


Senator Golden Statement On Dreier-offerman Park

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) today spoke at a press conference this morning with Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe to announce a $40 million commitment and renovation of Brooklyn’s Dreier-Offerman Park. Senator Golden’s remarks are below.

"Good Morning. Thank you Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe, Brooklyn Parks Commissioner Julius Spiegel, and others gathered here today as we begin the transformation of Brooklyn’s Dreier-Offerman Park into a field of dreams.Mr.


Town Hall Meeting

State Senator Antoine Thompson To Announce Outcome Of Entertainment Industry Round-table Meeting

New York State Senator Antoine Thompson (D-Parts of Erie and Niagara Counties) will hold a media availability today, Tuesday, July 31, 2007, at 12:15 p.m., in Albany to discuss the outcome of a round-table meeting he held on entertainment industry practices.Thompson recently announced that New York State's investment and pension fund holdings in the entertainment industry amount to nearly $3 billion. He arranged today's round-table to open up a dialogue with the industry about eliminating offensive content.WHEN: Tuesday, July 31, at 12:15 p.m.


Thompson Hosts Roundtable On New York State's Entertainment Industry Investments

“Our goal is to get these respective companies to comply with a decency public policy statement… We will not beg companies that we invest with to do the right thing; if they do not want to comply, then we will seek those that want to be responsible.”

The Senator will be available for comments and questions afterwards.

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Senators Stewart-cousins And Klein Sponsor Public Forum On Predatory Lending

Westchester has jumped 44 percent in the first quarter of 2007. Homeowners looking for a helping hand have ended up with a nightmare. Our office has received complaints regarding the outrageous, horrific and unscrupulous practices of some mortgage lenders.


Sweeney & Skelos Announce Federal Audit Of NYS Department Of Health’s Medicaid Fraud Prevention Program

R-Clifton Park) and New York State Senate Deputy Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos (R-Rockville Centre) today announced that, at their request, the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) has decided to conduct a Program Integrity Review of the New York State Department of Health’s Office of Medicaid Management.

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