Senate GOP Refuses to Allow a Vote on Resolution Marking Anniversary of Roe V. Wade

Senate Republicans today refused to allow a resolution marking the thirty-third anniversary of Roe v. Wade to come to the floor for a vote.


            The resolution, sponsored by Senators Liz Krueger and Eric Schneiderman, noted the importance of the Supreme Court decision that has saved countless women from dangerous, illegal abortions.



Senator Golden Calls For Tougher Cell Phone Record Disclosure Law

Senator Marty Golden (R,C,I-Brooklyn) today is calling for tougher penalties on companies and individuals that are illegally obtaining and distributing private cellular phone records. "We are dealing with unscrupulous companies that are selling highly sensitive, private, information," said Senator Golden a retired former New York City Police Officer. "I have researched websites that provide detailed cellular phone billing information. The information for sale includes the length, time and the telephone number of the person who is called.


Legislature Approves Additional Heating Aid For Seniors, Low-income Families

Albany, N.Y.-- "There are some long months ahead in what's already been an expensive winter for heating our homes. It's important that we're finally delivering some timely financial assistance to ease the hardship of the monthly gas and electric bill," State Senator George H. Winner, Jr. (R-C, Elmira) said today as the Senate gave final legislative approval to legislation enacting an agreed-upon, $100 million infusion of state aid into theHome Energy Assistance Program (HEAP). The legislation was given unanimous Senate approval.


Senator Nozzolio Announces Senate And Assembly Agree On Additional Heap Funds

Albany – New York State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio (R-Fayette) today announced that the Senate and the Assembly have reached a Legislative agreement to provide $100 million in emergency funds for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP). “With half of winter remaining and energy costs through the roof, paying the heating bill is still a very serious problem for thousands of senior citizens and low income New Yorkers,” Senator Nozzolio said.


Golden Joins Senate Passage Of Legislation To Provide Additional Heap Funds

Albany- State Senator Marty Golden today joined with his colleagues in the New York State Senate in passing legislation to provide an additional $100 million in emergency funds for the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) to ensure that seniors and low-income New Yorkers are able to afford to heat their homes this winter. The agreement adds a legislative commitment of $50 million to the $50 million increase proposed for the program by the Executive.


Sens. Klein And Savino Continue Fight To Eliminate Statute Of Limitations On Rape

ALBANY, NY—Frustrated with the Senate Majority’s delay in passing legislation to end the 5-year statute of limitations on rape, State Senators Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) and Diane Savino (D-Staten Island/Brooklyn) will seek to attach their legislation to eliminate the statute of limitations for rape to bill relating to admissibility of DNA evidence that is being considered today in the Senate. The Klein/Savino legislation (S.


Senator Dilan Announces Website That Helps Low-income New Yorkers Solve Legal Problems

State Senator Martin Malave Dilan (D-Brooklyn) today announced that low-income New Yorkers are just a few keystrokes away from getting the help they need to work through legal issues they might encounter. " offers New Yorkers referrals to free legal service programs, information about your rights, links to social services and government agencies and information about the court system. The website is the result of the work of several great organizations whose mission is to assist low- and moderate income New Yorkers with legal issues," Senator Dilan said.


Statement On Death Of Princess Dena Butler Killed In Hit In Run

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden, a personal friend of Princess Dena Butler who has died after suffering massive head trauma following a hit-and-run in the parking lot of a Bay Ridge Dunkin’ Donuts on 94th Street, issued the following statement:

"I am deeply saddened by the horrific reality that Princess Dena Butler, a great friend and great community leader, has been taken from us at the hands of a reckless driver. My heartfelt condolences to the Butler Family who are in my thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time.


State Legislature Agrees On Additional Heap Funds

Senator Thomas P. Morahanannounced a Legislative agreement to provide $100 million in emergency funds for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP).

The agreement adds a legislative commitment of $50 million to the $50 million increase proposed for the program by the executive. Under the $100 million Legislative agreement, the appropriation would prevent the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance’s anticipated shutdown of the program in March and would allow for additional HEAP benefits to seniors and other low-income New Yorkers.


Senator Saland Announces Legislation Has Passed The Senate Which Would Result In $100 Million State Contribution To Heap

Senator Steve Saland (R,C Poughkeepsie) today announced that the New York State Senate has passed legislation (S.6464, S.6462A) that will allocate an additional $100 million in state funds to the federal Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP). This agreement with the Assembly adds a legislative commitment of $50 million to the $50 million proposed in the Executive Budget. The legislation passed the Assembly today and will now be sent to the Governor.

HEAP provides senior citizens and lower-income families with heating costs through grants from $40 to $400.

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