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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Senate Passes Bill To Expand DNA Database

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) today announced that the New York State Senate has passed legislation (S.5848), cosponsored by Senator Larkin, 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.

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Senate Passes Legislation Expanding And Enhancing Dna Database

New York State Senator Thomas P. Morahan (R-C-I, New City) today announced New York State Senate passage of legislation (S.5848) that would expand the State’s DNA database to include samples from every person convicted of a crime.

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Senator Fuschillo Congratulates Chatterton Students On First Place Finish In Statewide Environmental Contest

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) recently congratulated 5th grade students from Chatterton Elementary School in Merrick for winning first place in the New York State Senate’s annual I*ma*GREEN*nation environmental contest. The students traveled to Albany to participate in a special Senate awards ceremony, where Senator Fuschillo presented them with their first place medals.The I*ma*GREEN*nation program is a statewide competition for school children in grades one through eight.

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Senator Golden Announces Local Winners In Statewide Environmental Contest

Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) today announced that twenty six local students have won statewide recognition for environmental awareness through the State Senate’s annual "I*MA*GREEN*NATION" competition."Our local winners competed against hundreds of students from throughout New York State, and their imaginative ideas and displays were judged to be among the best in this year’s contest," said Senator Golden.

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Senator Lanza Honors Extraordinary Local Teachers

Senator Andrew J. Lanza (Staten Island) today honored more than 30 outstanding teachers at an awards ceremony celebrating ‘2007 Teacher Appreciation Week’ in Staten Island to highlight the educational contributions to their schools and communities.

"Our teachers deserve special recognition for the role they play in educating and preparing our children for the future," said Senator Lanza, who is a member of the Senate’s Education Committee.

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