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Senior and Disability Rent Freeze Workshop on May 6 at Westbeth

Please join me, Assembly Member Deborah Glick, and the Westbeth Artists Residents Council for a Senior and Disability Rent Freeze Workshop on Wednesday, May 6 from 5-7pm in the Westbeth Community Room, located at 55 Bethune Street. If you are age 62 or above, live in a rent-regulated building, and make under $50,000 per year, you may qualify to have your rent frozen under the Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE) program. If you receive disability benefits, you may qualify for the Disability Rent Increase Exemption (DRIE). Join us to see if you qualify and sign up! The event is co-sponsored by Congressman Jerry Nadler, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, Council Member Corey Johnson, and Community Board 2. See the attached flyer for more details.

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Senior and Disability Rent Freeze Workshop.pdf

April 30, 2015
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My Public Forum on New York’s Efforts to Combat Climate Change on May 19

On Tuesday, May 19 from 9-11am, I will be holding a public forum in Albany to address the current and anticipated effects of global climate change on the State of New York and the State’s efforts to combat man-made climate change. The purpose of the event is to hear from scientific experts, New York residents and businesses impacted by climate change, and environmental advocates and government officials about the progress of New York State’s Climate Action Plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. For more information, or to sign up to attend the forum, see the notice here or contact Burton Phillips, my Counsel, at 518-455-2451 or phillips@nysenate.gov.

 

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Climate Change Forum Notice (May 19, 2015).pdf

April 29, 2015
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SENATOR HOYLMAN PRAISES ASSEMBLY MEMBER DEBORAH GLICK FOR PASSAGE OF BAN ON LGBT ‘CONVERSION THERAPY,’ URGES GOP TO ALLOW VOTE IN SENATE

Hoylman: “The well-being of LGBT kids throughout New York continues to be threatened until the State Senate takes action”

April 29, 2015
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HOYLMAN STATEMENT ON NFL’S DECISION TO END ITS TAX EXEMPT STATUS

Hoylman: “This is a Touchdown for Taxpayers"

NEW YORK - State Senator Brad Hoylman (D-Manhattan) said: “This decision is a touchdown for New York taxpayers. I’m pleased the NFL decided today to end the charade of being a tax exempt organization and start paying its fair share of taxes. It defies common sense that an organization with $10 billion in annual revenue and a chief executive paid $44 million a year -- more than most Fortune 500 companies --would be considered a non profit entity. The NFL has joined the ranks of the NBA and Major League Baseball by voluntarily relinquishing their tax exempt status and it was prudent of them to do so before being mandated by the state and federal government."

April 28, 2015
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Senator Hoylman Introduces Legislation to Protect Teens from Harmful Indoor Tanning Beds

Scientific research shows indoor tanning beds are detrimental to the long-term health of users under the age of 18; increase risk of cancer by 75 percent 

Hoylman: “As high school prom season approaches, there’s simply no excuse for allowing our kids to be exposed to this level of cancer risk” 

NEW YORK – Today, State Senator Brad Hoylman (D-Manhattan) introduced a bill to ban all minors from using indoor tanning beds, which extensive research has shown to be linked to melanoma and other serious health problems.

April 28, 2015
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SENATOR HOYLMAN FILES MOTION TO FORCE COMMITTEE VOTE ON ‘CHILD VICTIMS ACT’

Hoylman: “Survivors deserve their day in court. Plus, we must shine a light on abusers, some of whom still have contact with our kids.”

NEW YORK – State Senator Brad Hoylman (D-Manhattan) said: “Today, I filed a motion for committee consideration for the Child Victims Act in the Senate Codes Committee, which should force a committee vote on this legislation based on past Senate practice.

April 22, 2015
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Earth Day 2015: Senator Hoylman Proposes Moratorium on “Roundup” Herbicide

Roundup Deemed ‘Probably Carcinogenic to Humans’ By World Health Organization

Senator Hoylman: “Halt sales of this dangerous product now”

NEW YORK – Today, to mark Earth Day 2015, State Senator Brad Hoylman (D-Manhattan) announced his legislation placing a statewide moratorium on the sale, distribution or use of products that contain glyphosate, a widely-used herbicide deemed “probably carcinogenic to humans” by the World Health Organization (WHO). Glyphosate is the main ingredient in the popular Monsanto week-killer “Roundup,” which is currently sold in stores throughout New York State.

April 22, 2015
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SENATOR BRAD HOYLMAN STATEMENT ON CHELSEA STD CLINIC CLOSURE

Hoylman to Department of Health: “The closure of an STD clinic in a community with the number of syphilis cases far above the city average is unacceptable and defies common sense”

NEW YORK – State Senator Brad Hoylman (D-Manhattan) said: “I’m deeply concerned by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s (DOHMH) decision to close the longstanding STD clinic on West 28th Street for two to three years and instead direct patients to an alternative facility on West 100th Street at a time when Chelsea is suffering from an outbreak of syphilis.

April 21, 2015
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SENATOR HOYLMAN SAYS WHITE HOUSE SUPPORT OF BAN ON LGBT “CONVERSION THERAPY” WILL PROVIDE NEW IMPETUS FOR STATE LEGISLATION

Hoylman: “New Yorkers should know where their senators stand on this important issue”

NEW YORK – State Senator Brad Hoylman (D-Manhattan), who introduced S.0121 with cosponsor State Senator Michael Gianaris to ban "conversion therapy" in New York State, said: “I’m hopeful that the White House’s support of legislation to ban state-licensed ‘conversion therapy’ on LGBT youth will provide us in New York a renewed impetus to bring this bill to the Senate floor this year.

April 9, 2015
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Senator Hoylman Applauds Governor Cuomo for Barring Non-Essential Government Travel to Indiana

NEW YORK - State Senator Brad Hoylman (D-Manhattan) said: “I applaud Governor Cuomo for his leadership in barring non-essential state-funded travel to Indiana in the aftermath of its discriminatory new law, which is an assault on basic civil rights for LGBT Americans everywhere. The Governor has sent a strong message that New York will not tolerate legalized discrimination against gays and lesbians. 

"At the same time, I'm mindful that we have more work to do in Albany because transgender New Yorkers do not enjoy the same protections as the rest of us, and so I hope the outrage directed towards Indiana will also help spur new momentum on passing the Gender Expression Nondiscrimination Act."

March 31, 2015
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LGBT Legislators Urge Gov. Cuomo to Issue Executive Order Boycotting Discriminatory Indiana Law

Senator Hoylman and Assemblymembers Glick, O’Donnell, Bronson and Titone Call New Indiana Law “Uniquely Abhorrent and Alarming”

NEW YORK – The five LGBT members of the NYS Legislature today urged Governor Cuomo to boycott Indiana’s new discriminatory law known as the “Religious Freedom Restoration Act” (RFRA), signed into law last week by Governor Mike Pence.

In a strongly worded letter, Senator Brad Hoylman and Assemblymembers Deborah Glick, Daniel O’Donnell, Harry Bronson and Matthew Titone called the new law “uniquely abhorrent and alarming,” and asked Cuomo to “immediately sign an Executive Order barring state-funded travel to the state of Indiana.”

March 31, 2015
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SENATOR HOYLMAN HELPS DOUBLE NY STATE AID FOR HOMELESS KIDS

Campaign Launched in February Wins Additional $2.1 Million for Youth Shelters 

Senator Enlisted Support of Singer Miley Cyrus on Social Media

Hoylman: “New funding reverses years of cuts that have forced thousands of New York kids to sleep on the streets”

NEW YORK – Last night the New York State Legislature voted to include $4.5 million for homeless youth shelters in the 2015-16 budget, $2.1 million more than previous years and the first appreciable increase in funding for such shelters since 2008.

March 31, 2015
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Senator Hoylman Praises Inclusion of Increased Homeless Youth Shelter Funding in 2015 New York State Budget

 Allocation of $4.5 million in state budget marks first appreciable increase in homeless youth shelter funding since 2008

Hoylman: “Miley Cyrus’ advocacy on behalf of homeless kids is a perfect example of how star power can be used to help others”

NEW YORK - State Senator Brad Hoylman (D-Manhattan) said: “No kid should ever be turned away from a youth shelter due to overcrowding. That’s why I’m grateful to the Governor and the legislative leaders for including $4.5 million in the final budget agreement to help provide for new shelter beds. If approved, this will be the first appreciable increase in funding for homeless youth shelters since 2008 and help reverse years of cuts.

March 27, 2015
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Join Me for an Earth Day Open House on April 24

As Ranking Member of the Senate’s Environmental Conservation Committee, I want to hear your ideas on how to improve our environment. Please join me in my District Office, located at 322 8th Avenue at West 26th Street, on Friday, April 24th from 4-6pm for light refreshments, giveaways, and informal conversation about the environment and any other issues you’d like to discuss. Bring your old batteries for recycling! For more information or to RSVP, please email hoylman@nysenate.gov or call 212-633-8052, and please see a flyer for the event below.

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Earth Day 2015 Flyer.pdf

March 25, 2015
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STATEMENT BY STATE SENATOR BRAD HOYLMAN ON TRAGIC DEATH OF PASSERBY NEAR ST. VINCENT’S LUXURY DEVELOPMENT

Senator Hoylman: “The proximity of this construction site to 800 elementary students at a local public school on the block makes this a matter of the utmost importance.”

March 18, 2015
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Hoylman Applauds NYS Liquor Authority Decision to Deny Liquor License Renewal for Disruptive Hudson Square Nightclub “Greenhouse”

Decision Comes Following Community Complaints and Joint Letter Urging Denial of License 

NEW YORK – State Senator Brad Hoylman said: “I’m very pleased the New York State Liquor Authority has decided to once and for all deny a liquor license renewal to this disruptive and dangerous nightclub. This establishment’s violent culture, along with its excessive noise and litter regularly interfered with the lives of too many of my constituents and while Greenhouse closed in April of 2014, today’s decision means that the surrounding community can rest knowing it will not return. 

March 11, 2015
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Senator Hoylman Applauds Ringling Bros.' Decision to Phase Out Elephant Acts, Calls on Other Circuses to Do the Same

Hoylman Bill Would Ban the Use of Whips, Bull Hooks and Other Implements Used During Elephant Acts 

NEW YORK - State Senator Brad Hoylman (D-Manhattan) said: "I applaud Feld Entertainment and Ringling Bros. for agreeing to phase out all elephant acts by 2018. New York needs to do more to protect animal rights, which is why I’ve introduced legislation to eliminate the use of whips, bull hooks and other implements used during elephant acts that inflict pain and suffering on these majestic animals. I urge other circuses to follow the Ringling Bros.’ example and put an end to elephant acts."

March 5, 2015
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Nominations for 2015 New York State Senate Women of Distinction

Each year, the New York State Senate honors a select group of outstanding women who enrich their communities and strengthen our state as “Women of Distinction.” 

Last year, I was proud to honor an exceptional constituent: Woman of Distinction Marisa Redanty, whom you can read about here.

March 4, 2015
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Advocating for the Passage of the Child Safe Products Act

Yesterday, I spoke at a press conference to rally support for the Child Safe Products Act, legislation that would require manufacturers to eliminate the use of chemicals like lead, mercury and arsenic in children’s toys. We need to protect our kids from known carcinogens and it’s imperative that the Senate take up this bill, which has bipartisan support but failed to be brought to the floor for a vote last year. 

 

March 4, 2015
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