Senator Flanagan Working To Expand And Enhance New York State Dna Database

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) announced today that legislation he sponsored to expand the New York State DNA database to include samples from every person convicted of a crime has passed the Senate. The legislation will also improve the methods for collection and preservation of DNA evidence and extend the statute of limitations for cases based on DNA evidence.This follows the Senate lead expansion of the databank last year to include samples from people who are convicted of a felony or one of eighteen common misdemeanors.

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Skelos And Hannon Honor State Champion Malverne Basketball Team

Senator Dean Skelos and Senator Kemp Hannon presented the Malverne High School Mules basketball team with Senate Resolutions and a banner in recognition of their winning the 2007 Class B Federation Championship earlier this year. Also present were the school principal, superintendent and administrators. The Senators also presented the team with a banner to hang in the high school gymnasium.

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Golden Joins Senate Passage Of Healthy Schools Legislation

Albany- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) joined the New York State Senate yesterday in passage of legislation (S.5892), sponsored by Senator Stephen Saland (R-C, Poughkeepsie), Chairman of the Senate Education Committee, to establish nutrition guidelines for school districts to follow in order to provide students with healthy food choices.

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5/22/2007: Senator Huntley Urges Parents To Teach Kids To Protect Themselves From Potential Abductors

With National Missing Children's Day approaching, and days after a New York City girl thwarted a would-be kidnapper, State Senator Shirley L. Huntley (D-Jamaica) today encouraged parents to discuss ways to keep their children from being harmed by predators.According to the most recent FBI statistics, more than 662,000 children were reported missing in 2005. 58% of them were girls; 33% were African-American.

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Senate Okays Farm Relief Bill

The state senate gave final legislative passage to a bill sponsored by Senator James L. Seward (R-C-I/Oneonta) that would provide relief to farmers from the potential high costs and red tape imposed by a new state regulation. Senate bill 3022 would exempt permanent farm buildings on working farms from the state's property maintenance code, which would subject barns and other farm structures to various new and unprecedented inspections.

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May 2007 Community Bulletin

Senator Marcellino Announces Human Trafficking Legislation Passes Senate

Senator Carl Marcellino (R-Syosset) announced today that legislation passed the Senate to increase penalties for human trafficking. The bill includes those brought to the U.S. for involuntary domestic servitude such as the two Indonesian women recently discovered being held captive by a wealthy couple living in Muttontown. According to reports, these women were brought to the U.S. under the belief they were being hired as housekeepers.

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Senate Passes Skelos Bill To Expand And Enhance Dna Database

The New York State Senate today will act on legislation (S.5848), sponsored by Senator Dean Skelos (R, Rockville Center) that would expand the State’s DNA database to include samples from every person convicted of a crime. The bill will also improve the methods for collection and preservation of DNA evidence and extend the statute of limitations for cases based on DNA evidence."The DNA databank is a powerful tool that law enforcement can use to prosecute criminals and protect victims," Senator Dean Skelos said.

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