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

State Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson (D-Bronx/Westchester) 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.

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Senator Fuschillo Warns Consumers To Examine Credit Report Following The Holiday Season

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District), the Chairman of the Senate Consumer Protection Committee, is urging all consumers to take advantage of the free credit report available from the three major credit bureaus following the busy holiday season. "With the increase in consumer activity throughout November and December, the holiday season is the perfect opportunity for criminals to obtain your identity. You can protect yourself by making certain that you know what is on your credit report and that you are aware of any discrepancies.

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Golden Joins Senate Passes Sex Offender Legislation

The New York State Senate yesterday passed legislation (S.6019, sponsored by Senator Dean Skelos) that would require the lifetime registration of sex offenders and prevent sexual predators from coming off the State sex offender registry later this month.

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Senator Flanagan Announces $2.4 Billion Property Tax Relief Plan

In an effort to reduce the enormous burden of some of the highest property taxes in the country, Senator Flanagan announced that the Senate Majority Conference proposed the REBATE-NY plan, a comprehensive, 25 point plan to provide more than $2.4 billion in school and municipal property tax relief over the next three years, including direct rebate checks to property taxpayers, expanding the STAR program and the property tax circuit breaker, and encouraging consolidation of local government services.

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Senator Saland Comments On Board Of Regents Plan To Start School At Age 5 Andmandate Full-day Kindergarten

Senator Steve Saland (R,C Poughkeepsie), Chair, Senate Education Committee, today remarked on the Board of Regents plan to start school at age 5 and mandate full-day kindergarten. Changing the school start age from 6 to 5 would require a change in statute. Presently, 79 districts in New York State do not offer full-day kindergarten to all students.

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Senator Flanagan Appointed To Conference Committee For Sex Offender Registry Legislation

Albany—State Senator John J. Flanagan (R,C-East Northport) has been appointed to a joint legislative conference committee on legislation that would mandate lifetime registration for sex offenders."I am pleased to have the opportunity to work on this critical issue to mandate lifetime registration for sex offenders.

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New York State Senate Passes Lifetime Registration For Sex Offenders

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) announced today that the Senate has acted on legislation that would strengthen Megan's Law by mandating lifetime registration for convicted sex offenders.

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Senator Dale M. Volker's Codes Committee Reports Out 18 Criminal Justice Bills Combatting Sexual Assault

(DEPEW, N.Y.) – Senator Dale M. Volker today announced that the Senate Committee on Codes, in which he is the Chairman, has reported out 18 criminal justice bills (see attachment) to aggressively address the ongoing scourge of sexual assaults against women, men and children in the State of New York.

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Senate Mental Health Chair Praises Hudson Valley Mental Health Agency/history Channel For Upcoming Tv Special On Lincoln's Struggle With Depression

Senator Thomas P. Morahan, who chairs the Senate’s Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Committee praised the Mental Health Association of Rocklandand its parent organization (the National Mental Health Association), as well as The History Channelfor their collaboration of a television special, entitled Lincoln, a film which the Senator feels provides insight into the President Lincoln’s personal setbacks and lifelong struggles that would drive his many achievements.

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Senate To Act On Sex Offender Legislation

The New York State Senate has approved legislation sponsored by State Senator James L. Sewardand members of the senate majority conference(S.6019) requiring the lifetime registration of sex offenders and prevent sexual predators from coming off the state sex offender registry later this month.

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