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SENATOR TERRY GIPSON: LIST OF FIRST 100 DAYS

 

    Public Officials:

    • Matt Alexander, Mayor of Village of Wappingers Falls
    • Butch Anderson, Sheriff of Dutchess County
    • Ed Blundell, Mayor of the Village of Red Hook
    • Rev. Bottoms from the Beulah Baptist Church in Poughkeepsie
    • Roger Christenfeld, Dutchess County Democratic Committee
    • Dr. D. David Conklin, President of Dutchess Community College
    • Colleen Cruikshank, Executive Director, Rhinebeck Area Chamber of Commerce
    • Katherine Doherty, Town of Kent Supervisor
    • Connie Eagan and Dianne Chapman, Putnam County Housing Corporation
    • Major General Foley, NY Guard Commander
    • Luis Humphreys, Dutchess County Commander, American Legion
    • Rev. Hunt from Bethel Church of God in Christ, Poughkeepsie
    • Ronald Knapp, Poughkeepsie Police Chief
    • Chris Maeder, Fairview Fire Chief
    • Robert Mallory, Jr., City of Poughkeepsie Council Chairman
    • Catherine Maloney, President and CEO of Dutchess County Economic Development Corporation
    • Sean Patrick Maloney, Congressman
    • Marcus Molinaro, Dutchess County Executive
    • Peter Muller, NYS Director of The League of Humane Voters
    • Dennis Murray, President of Marist College
    • Charlie North, President of the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce
    • Mary Ellen O’Dell, Putnam County Executive
    • Richard Othmer, Putnam County Legislator
    • Libby Pataki, Director, Putnam County Tourism
    • Frank Patience, Secretary of the NYS Senate
    • Deb Pierce, New York State Nurses Association
    • Phil Polizotto, Public Advocate on 2nd Amendment
    • Donald Smith, Sheriff of Putnam County
    • Todd Tancredi, Town of Poughkeepsie Supervisor
    • John Tkazyik, Mayor of the City of Poughkeepsie
    • Mary Kay Vrba, Executive Director of Dutchess County Tourism
    • Paul Rush, NYC Department of Environmental Protection
    • Tim Kennedy, NYS Senator
    • Andrew Cuomo, Governor of the State of New York

    Organizations:

    • Public Employees Federation Region 9
    • NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets
    • Westchester and Putnam School Boards Associations
    • Lower Hudson Education Coalition
    • Putnam ARC
    • Advocates for Medical Marijuana
    • Mental Health America of Dutchess County
    • American Society for Suicide Prevention
    • NYS Health Facilities Association
    • NYS AFL-CIO
    • Hudson River Health Care
    • NYSUT
    • Dutchess, Putnam, Westchester Farm Bureau
    • 4H
    • Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse
    • Local Economies Project
    • Independent Power Producers of New York
    • Marist College
    • United Food and Commerical Workers (UFCW)
    • Migliorelli Farms
    • Business Council
    • NYS Chamber of Commerce
    • Astor Services for Children & Families
    • Family Services NY
    • Mediation Center of Dutchess County
    • Dutchess County Fair
    • Dutchess County Soil and Water Conservation District
    • IUPAT District Council 9
    • Putnam County Youth Bureau
    • Lawsuit Reform Alliance
    • Worker’s Justice Center
    • Legal Services of Hudson Valley
    • Putnam Arts Council
    • Hudson Highlands Land Trust
    • Big Gay Hudson Valley
    • Vassar Brothers Medical Center
    • Cornell University
    • Bardavan
    • Dutchess County Arts Council
    • Anderson Center for Autism
    • NYS Funeral Directors Association
    • NY Thoroughbred Breeders Association
    • Rutberg and Associates
    • Dutchess County SPCA
    • Plumbing and Heating Licensing for State of New York
    • Workforce Development Institute
    • Credit Union Association of New York
    • Eleanor Roosevelt Center at Val-Kill
    • Communications Workers of America
    • Rural Resources Commission
    • CSEA
    • Hudson Valley Lyme Disease Association
    • Nobody Leaves Mid-Hudson
    • Dyson Foundation
    • Abilities First
    • New York State Conference of Mayors and Municipal Officials
    • Greater NY Hospital Association

    Events/Visits:

    • Putnam ARC
    • Children’s Home of Poughkeepsie Tour
    • Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce “After-Hours”
    • Astor Home for Children
    • Marist Renewable Energy Conference/Forum
    • Cold Spring Chamber of Commerce Awards
    • Dutchess County 17th Annual National Agricultural Day at Cornell Cooperative Extension
    • The Ridge School Tour
    • 19th Annual Putnam County Legislative Forum for People with Disabilities
    • Dutchess Community College Foundation Gala
    • American Legion Post 429 St. Patrick’s Day Dinner
    • Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center Gala and Awards Dinner
    • Town of Poughkeepsie Democratic Committee’s Anna Buchholz Citizen of the Year Award Ceremony
    • Abilities First Annual Gala
    • New York State Gay and Lesbian Tourism Conference
    • Walkway over the Hudson/International Women’s Day
    • Union Vale Fire Department Inspection Dinner
    • Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress
    • NY Farm Bureau Taste of New York Reception
    • Harlem Valley Chamber of Commerce
    • Nubian Directions II, Community Resource Center
    • Christmas in February at Case Point Veteran’s Hospital
    • Roosevelt Fire Department Installation Dinner
    • Rhinebeck Fire Department Installation Dinner
    • Eagle Scout Courts of Honor
    • Bull and Buddha Ribbon Cutting
    • Community Voices Heard Town Hall Meeting
    • Northern Dutchess Alliance Annual Breakfast
    • Alliance for Quality Education Conference
    • Meet and Greet with NYS Youth Bureaus
    • Tours of Val-Kill, the FDR Library, and the FDR home
    • Women’s Development Center Opening at Marist College
    • United Federation of Teachers Legislative Breakfast
    • Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Breakfast
    • Dutchess County Naturalization Ceremony
    • New York's State of the State Address
    • Dutchess County State of the State Address
    • Putnam County State of the State Address
    • Grace Smith House Spring Brunch and Auction
    • Assemblywoman Sandy Galef’s Forum on Campaign Finance Reform
    • Dutchess County Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Gala
    • 22nd Annual MLK Jr. Breakfast
    • 18th Annual Dutchess County St. Patrick’s Day Parade
    • Poughkeepsie Incinerator
    • Hudson River Ventures
    • Tour of the Mesier Homestead
    • North Winds Farm
    • Planned Parenthood Spring Soiree
    • Dutchess Chamber “Dining Out For Life” Kick Off TG or someone else????
    • Beacon Incline Railway Inter-Agency Meeting
    • NYS Comptroller DinNapoli’s Presentation “The Fiscal Crisis Facing New York’s Local Governments”
    • Howland Public Library Awards
    • Hughsonville Fire Department Breakfast
    • Milan Town Board Meeting
    • Dutchess County Horse Farms
    • Mill Street Loft Friends of the Arts Award Ceremony
    • Putnam County GOP’s St. Patrick Day Celebration
    • Beacon Elks Lodge Annual First Responder Dinner
    • Stanford Grange Open House and Awards Presentation
    • Ribbon Cutting for new Dutchess County ARC offices
    • Kerry Kennedy, President, Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights
    • Winifred Schiff, Associate Exec. Director, InterAgency Council of Developmental Disabilities Agencies
    • Putnam County Chamber of Commerce Forty Under Forty Dinner

    Press Conferences:

    • Held Press Conference for Pudding Street Overpass
    • Participated in Press Conference for Campaign Finance Reform with Citizen Action New York
    • Participated in Press Conference with Democratic Conference for Ethics Reform
    • Attended Senator Tkaczyk’s Press Conference on Community Mental Health Reinvestment Act
    • Held Press Conference for Beacon Correctional Facility
    • Attended Press Conference on Minimum Wage

    Key Votes:

    • No on S.2107, Redistricting Amendment
    • Yes on S. 2034, Encourages Development of Green Buildings
    • Yes on S. 1693, Prevents the court from using deployment and military status as a detrimental factor in determining custody.
    • Yes on committee vote for S. 982, provides relief to farmers suffering from real property tax liens on their properties.
    • Yes on committee vote for S.2372, encourages establishment and expansion of community gardens.
    • Yes on S. 2230, NY SAFE Act

    Sponsored Bills:

    • Sponsored S.2967: Equity in Education Act (Replaces real estate property tax with a statewide business and individual education tax based on ability to pay)
    • Sponsored S. 3333: Clean Streets Bill (Prohibits the use of waste water from fracking in the treatment of public roads across the state)
    • Sponsored S.3412: Vampire Act (Prohibits either the Assembly or the Senate from voting between 9:00 p.m. and 9:00 a.m.)
    • Sponsored S. 2966 (Prohibits public officials from using their official position for political fundraising)
    • Sponsored S. 2968 (Treats parent corporations and their 50% or more owned subsidiaries as one entity for purposes of the applicability of certain campaign contribution limits)
    • Sponsored S. 3110 (Streamlines and simplifies rules for use of campaign funds)
    • Sponsored S.3478: TickBITE Act (Requires health insurers to provide coverage for long term medical care for Lyme disease and other tick borne related pathogens; establishes educational measures)
    • Sponsored S. 4055: Good Neighbor Bill (Requires a plaintiff in a mortgage foreclosure action to maintain the subject property in good faith)
    • Sponsored S. 3111 (Excludes federal disability benefits that veterans receive from being considered as aggregate annual income)
    • Sponsored S.2965 (Directs NYS Urban Development Corporation to implement affirmative action programs for women and women-owned businesses to afford equal opportunity)

     Agriculture:

    • Co-Sponsored S. 1198 (Creates local produce tax credit to support farmers and restaurants)
    • Co-Sponsored S. 1952 (Reduces cap of assessment value change from 10% to 2%)
    • Co-Sponsored S. 1980 (Streamlines regulations for home wine making centers)
    • Co-Sponsored S. 2146 (Establishes DINE New York program to support farmers and restaurants)
    • Co-Sponsored S. 2149 (Establishes Farm-to-Senior Program)

     Animal Rights:

    • Co-Sponsored S. 583A (Prohibits individuals convicted of animal cruelty from working in an animal shelter)

     Civil Rights:

    • Co-Sponsored S. 195 (Prohibits discrimination based on gender identity or expression and includes offenses regarding gender identity or expression under the hate crimes statute)

     Education:

    • Sponsored S.2967: Equity in Education Act (Replaces real estate property tax with a statewide business and individual education tax based on ability to pay.

     Energy:

    • Co-Sponsored S. 1111 (Increases amount of energy technologies that can be eligible for Green Jobs/Green NY program)
    • Co-Sponsored S. 2498 (Increases cap on metered systems related to solar, farm-waste, hydroelectric, fuel-cell, and wind)
    • Co-Sponsored S.2522 (Extends NY Solar Program through 2023)
    • Co-Sponsored S. 2529 (Permanently exempting all homeowners from tax increases who install a solar-energy system by removing the 15 year limitation on increased assessment for wind, solar, or farm-waste energy systems)
    • Co-Sponsored S. 3806B (Reduces interconnection fees for farmers installing renewable energy systems. Increases capacity for farms to operate solar energy on residential meters)

    Environment:

    • Sponsored S. 3333: Clean Streets Bill (Prohibits the use of waste water from fracking in the treatment of public roads across the state)
    • Co-Sponsored S.673 (Prohibits the use of hydraulic fracking in the extraction of oil and gas)
    • Co-Sponsored S.674 (Classifies all waste from oil and gas production as hazardous waste if it meets standards under Environmental Conservation Law)
    • Co-Sponsored S.4046 (Places up to a two-year moratorium on high volume horizontal hydraulic fracturing so that additional studies can be performed by the Health Commissioner and the EPA)
    • Co-Sponsored S. 3608 (Prohibits manufacturing, sale, and distribution of thermal or cash register paper that contains bispenol-A)

    Ethics/Government Reform:

    • Sponsored S.3412: Vampire Act (Prohibits either the Assembly or the Senate from voting between 9:00 p.m. and 9:00 a.m.)
    • Sponsored S. 2966 (Prohibits public officials from using their official position for political fundraising)
    • Sponsored S. 2968 (Treats parent corporations and their 50% or more owned subsidiaries as one entity for purposes of the applicability of certain campaign contribution limits)
    • Sponsored S. 3110 (Streamlines and simplifies rules for use of campaign funds)
    • Co-Sponsored S. 920 (Clarifies and puts into place stronger rules of member items)
    • Co-Sponsored S. 4269 (Authorizes the Board of Elections to provide special ballots to Board of Elections Employees up until the polls close on Election Day)
    • Co-Sponsored S. 4270 (Eliminates requirement that affidavits subscribed by voters contain the address where he or she was previously registered and substantially comply with a form prescribed by state board of elections

    Health Care:

    • Sponsored S.3478: TickBITE Act (Requires health insurers to provide coverage for long term medical care for Lyme disease and other tick borne related pathogens; establishes educational measures)
    • Co-Sponsored S.1202 (Allows local governments to participate in Empire Plan Prescription Drug Plan)
    • Co-Sponsored S.3465 (Requires health insurers to allow volunteer fire and ambulance members into health plans given their public employer has elected to extend coverage to them)

    Housing:

    • Sponsored S. 4055: Good Neighbor Bill (Requires a plaintiff in a mortgage foreclosure action to maintain the subject property in good faith.

    Immigration:

    • Co-Sponsored S. 1257A and S. 2378 (Establishes the NY Dream Act)

    Jobs/Job Safety:

    • Co-Sponsored S. 539 (Establishes workforce achievement programs and stronger public/private partnerships between SUNY’s community colleges and private businesses)
    • Co-Sponsored S. 3466 (Enact’s CJ’s law to provide greater workplace safety at oil and gas drilling sites)

    Veterans:

    • Sponsored S. 3111 (Excludes federal disability benefits that veterans receive from being considered as aggregate annual income)
    • Co-Sponsored S. 1199 (Grants veterans property tax exemptions related to school taxes)
    • Co-Sponsored S. 1211(Provides tax credits to employers who hire and retain previously unemployed veterans)
    • Co-Sponsored S. 3572 (Extends tax exemption on fuel used for heating to veteran’s organizations)
    • Co-Sponsored S.3931 (Extends Alternative Veteran’s Property Tax exemption)

    Women:

    • Sponsored S.2965 (Directs NYS Urban Development Corporation to implement affirmative action programs for women and women-owned businesses to afford equal opportunity)
    • Co-Sponsored S.438: Reproductive Health Act

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