Senator Volker Announces New State Law Against Sex Offenders

(Depew, NY) Senator Dale M. Volker today announced that the New York State Senate, in collaboration with the State Assembly and Governor Pataki, agreed to legislation, which is now law, that will mandate lifetime registration for the most dangerous sex offenders.

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Donate Used Ink Cartridges To Help Save Homeless Pets

State Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson (D-Bronx/Westchester) today announced a new charitable program that will help to save the lives of hundreds of abandoned pets. The program sponsored through the pet store chain, PetSmart, will cost nothing–just a donation of used ink cartridges. Each cartridge sent or brought in will provide $2.00 to PetSmart Charities and go a long way in saving abandoned animals. "This is a very unique and innovative program. We all use printers, whether it be at work or home, and we are left with seemingly useless empty ink cartridges.

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Johnson And Sweeney Secure $200,000 To Fight Gangs

State Senator Owen H. Johnson (4th Senate District, Babylon) and State Assemblyman Robert K. Sweeney (11th Assembly District, Lindenhurst) announced at a press conference held at the Wyandanch Youth Center that they have secured an additional $200,000 in funding through the New York State Budget for the Suffolk County Police’s 1st Precinct’s Gang Task Force. The funding comes from the State Division of Criminal Justice Services via federal pass-through money from the Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program, formerly known as the Edward Byrne Memorial Grant Program.

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Senate Announces Conference Committee Members For Civil Confinement Legislation

(Albany, NY) Senator Dale M. Volker (R-I-C, Depew) today announced that Senate Majority Leader Joseph L. Bruno has made appointments to a joint legislative conference committee on civil confinement legislation.

Senator Bruno appointed Senator Dale Volker (R-C-I, Depew), Chairman of the Senate Codes Committee, to serve as Co-Chair of the conference committee. He also appointed Senator Ray Meier (R, Western), Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) and Senator Nick Spano (R-C, Westchester).

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Donate Used Ink Cartridges To Help Save Homeless Pets

Speaking as a dog lover, State Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) today announced a new charitable program that will help to save the lives of hundreds of abandoned pets. The program sponsored through the pet store chain, PetSmart, will cost nothing -- just a donation of used ink cartridges. Each cartridge sent or brought in will provide $2.00 to PetSmart Charities and go a long way in saving abandoned animals. "This is a very unique and innovative program. We all use printers, whether it be at work or home, and we are left with seemingly useless empty ink cartridges.

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State Senator Liz Krueger Proposes Rules Change To Impose Limits On Accepting Gifts From Lobbyists

Senator Krueger. “Any such attempt to curry favor – at the very least -- gives the wrong impression. This common sense proposal to ban gifts is intended to restore the public's confidence in their elected officials.” Co-sponsors of this proposal include Senators Martin Connor, Ruth Hassell-Thompson, Suzi Oppenheimer, Eric Schneiderman, Jose Serrano, Ada Smith, Malcolm Smith, Toby Ann Stavisky, and David Valesky.

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Larkin Announces Local Estuary Grants

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) today announced a new round of Hudson River Estuary grants for several local communities.

"These grants will ultimately lead to more people enjoying the Hudson River," said Senator Larkin.

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EMBASSY BAR DEBACLE SHOWS LIQUOR AUTHORITY’S LICENSE GRANTING PROCESS MUST BE REVAMPED

Bing, East Side community leaders urge agency to consider neighborhood, business,

safety concerns before granting liquor licenses to nightclubs

 

East Side, NY - In light of the misguided approval of a liquor license for Embassy bar in Turtle Bay, Assemblymember Jonathan L. Bing (D-Manhattan) called for an overhaul to the New York State Liquor Authority’s (SLA) license granting process.

 

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Bi-partisan Group Of Legislators Calls Forlift In Charter School Cap

ALBANY, NY -- A bi-partisan group of state legislators today called for lifting the cap on the number of charter schools by at least another 150 more to allow for more public education alternatives for students across New York State.

Legislators gathered on the same day the State University Board of Trustees (SUNY), one of the two statewide charter authorizers, is expected to approve its last four public charter schools, reaching its half of the 100-charter school limit.

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STATE SENATOR LIZ KRUEGER PROPOSES RULES CHANGE TO IMPOSE LIMITS ON ACCEPTING GIFTS FROM LOBBYISTS

Praises Majority Leader Bruno for supporting the idea,

 but points out “we don’t have that rule yet”

 

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