Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) today announced that legislation he sponsored to amend the State’s Racing, Pari-mutuel Wagering and Breeding law as it relates to hearings on off-track betting has passed the State Senate.
The bill (S.2634) authorizes the designation of a Board Officer to preside over off-track betting hearings in place of the Chairman or other Board member.
Senate initiative funding has been concluded for the 2005-2006 State Fiscal Year. The following is a list of groups/municipalities recommended by Senator Bonacic to receive 05/06 funding. For details on any of the projects funded, please feel free to contact Senator Bonacic's office in Albany at (518) 455-3181 or the individual group/municipality: http://www.senate.state.ny.us/sws/SD42/District%20Appropriations%202005-2006.pdf
State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/I/C - Mount Hope) announced today that several Sullivan County and Town officials have joined him in calling upon New York Regional Interconnect (NYRI) to hold public informational sessions in Sullivan County about that company's proposed energy transmission project.
NYRI has proposed to build a major transmission line that is slated to run through several counties of the 42nd Senate District including Delaware, Sullivan, and Orange Counties.
(ALBANY, N.Y.) Senator Dale M. Volker (R-C-I, Depew) today advanced legislation that would deter human trafficking, sex tourism and related activities; and to punish those who engage in human trafficking and promoting sex tourism, and those who patronize trafficking victims for prostitution.
"On February 2, 2006, the Senate Committee on Codes commenced a public hearing to discuss human trafficking in New York State and what we need to do as a legislative body to address this criminal activity," said Senator Dale M. Volker.
Senator Martin Malave Dilan (D-Brooklyn) today praised the Legislature for voting to override Governor Pataki’s veto of $1 billion in tax credits for New York’s working families. Unfortunately, the Governor has threatened to withhold the funds until constitutional issues are resolved. The override restores funds for the newly created Empire State Child Credit, and the School Tax Relief (STAR) Plus Rebate program.
Senator John J. Flanagan today encouraged Suffolk County to join New York State in eliminating its portion of the sales tax on clothing and footwear under $110. The state eliminated its portion of the tax during budget negotiations in March and New York consumers have benefited from the elimination since April 1st.
State Senator Malcolm Smith (D-Queens) today voted to override the Governor’s veto of $3.4 million to fund New York’s school-based Health Centers. SBHCs provide on-site primary care and mental health services, serving over 200,000 students in the highest-need areas of the state. "Without a doubt, school-based health centers have proven to be one of the most effective programs in New York’s public health care system," said Senator Smith. "My Senate colleagues and I fought hard this year, like we do every year, to increase funding for these exemplary health clinics.
On Sunday, March 26, 2006 State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-22nd SD) presented a Legislative Resolution to Moshe Yedid at the 27th Annual Community Legislative Breakfast of the Council of Jewish Organizations of Flatbush. The Senator introduced the resolution on the floor of the Senate and it was adopted unanimously on February 7, 2006 as Senate Resolution No.