Senator Fuschillo Announces Agreement On New Law To Allow Prosecutors To Charge Drunk Drivers Who Kill With Homicide

State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. today announced a three-way agreement on legislation that he sponsored in the Senate (S.5517A), that would create the new charge of aggravated vehicular homicide for drunk drivers who kill others and aggravated vehicular assault for drunk drivers who injure other people. Negotiations between Senator Fuschillo, Governor Eliot Spitzer and the bill’s Assembly sponsor, Harvey Weisenberg resulted in agreement on the measure that will strengthen New York State’s DWI laws.

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Senate Passes Monroe County Child Abuse Prevention Bill

Provides $500,000 to Monroe County Nonprofits to Help Families in Need

The Senate unanimously passed a new initiative yesterday sponsored by Senator Joseph Robach designed to help prevent child abuse and neglect in the home through the visitation by trained child care experts to families at risk of abuse and neglect. The bill (S.4908-C) provides $500,000 to non-profits in Monroe County to operate child abuse prevention home visiting programs.

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Senator Steve Saland Announces Passage Of Bill To Help Improve New York's Water Quality

Senator Steve Saland (R,I,C Poughkeepsie) announced passage of his bill (S.6098) which establishes a linked deposit program in order for lenders to make low-interest loans to eligible borrowers for water pollution control projects.

"Safeguarding our water supply is one of the most important efforts we can make to protect both the health of New Yorkers and our environment," said Senator Saland.

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Senator Parker Urges Senate To Pass Bill Empowering New Yorkers On Public Assistance

Brooklyn, NY – Senator Kevin Parker (D-Brooklyn) today urged the state Senate to take up important legislation he proposed (S2478) that would allow New Yorkers on public assistance to use college course work to satisfy employment requirements.

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Senate Approves Fuschillo Measure Requiring A Sign Be Posted Indicating The Location Of A Lifesaving Defibrillator

State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. announced that the State Senate approved legislation (S.1548A) this week that he sponsored that would require a sign be posted in the main entrance of buildings and facilities indicating the location of an automated external defibrillator (AED). The bill has also been approved by the State Assembly and will be sent to the Governor for consideration. Senator Fuschillo (R, Merrick) said, "Making sure that lifesaving AEDs can be located easily and quickly can save time when seconds can mean the difference between life and death.

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Skelos, Weisenberg And Murray Meet With Point Lookout Residents To Discuss Beach Replenishment

Long Beach Barrier Island is my top priority,” said Assemblyman Weisenberg. “I will continue to do everything in my power to get this project done.”Typically, the federal government provides 90%, or more, of the funding necessary for these projects, with the state and local governments responsible for the balance. While Congressman Peter King inserted $4.1 million for the Jones Inlet dredging project in the U.S. House of Representatives’ budget proposal, the U.S.

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Senate Democratic Leader Smith Calls For Extension Of Legislative Session To 'Finish The People's Business'

Senate Democratic Leader Malcolm A. Smith (D-Queens) today called for the Legislature to extend this year's session -- scheduled to end tomorrow -- to complete unfinished business, including Campaign Finance and Economic Development Reforms, the Paid Family Leave Act, the Healthy Schools Act and Judicial Pay Raises.

"It's time to put in overtime," Smith said.

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Senate Passes Higher Education Plan

New York State Senator Thomas P. Morahanannounced New York State Senate passage of a comprehensive higher education package that would make obtaining a college education more affordable for New York’s students, help families with soaring tuition expenses, provide new incentives to college students to keep them living and working in New York when they graduate, and recognize the sacrifices and service of our military personnel by making it easier for New York veterans of all wars to attend college.

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Nozzolio To Host Community Meeting On Protection Of Owasco Lake

Auburn – New York State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio today announced that he will be providing an update to local residents on Owasco Lake at a Community Meeting on Wednesday, June 27th.

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