Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) sponsored legislation (S4981), which passed the senate last week, that would encourage age-integrated communities.
The legislation creates model zoning and planning guidelines that foster age-integrated communities. This will allow senior citizens to live in units in areas zoned for single family residences and recommends age-integrated housing development or redevelopment demonstration projects in urban, suburban and rural areas of New York.
Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) passed six pieces of legislation through the senate today. The legislation touched on the topics of banking, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), building codes, and education.
Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) sponsored legislation (S5113), which passed the senate this week, that would allow fire districts to seek reimbursement for certain costs associated with responding to hazardous material spills.
State Senator Brian X. Foley (D - Blue Point) has announced his support of a bill that would allow certified nurse practitioners the ability to practice within their lawful scope without placing unnecessary barriers between themselves and their patients.
Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) announced today that a legislative package has passed the senate which will expand benefits available to both veterans and service members serving on active duty. The legislative package, which consisted of eleven bills, covers the areas of health and well-being, housing assistance, matrimonial law, tax relief, voting protection and educational opportunity.
Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) hosted a forum for school administrators in the 3rd Senate District to provide them with information about addressing the issue of bullying within their schools.
Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) co-sponsored legislation that will protect children with autism. Senate Bill 7000-B, which passed the senate yesterday, will establish a national model requiring health care coverage for autism. This will save families thousands of dollars a year.
Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice has joined Senator Brian X. Foley, (D-Blue Point) and Assemblyman Charles Lavine, (D-Glen Cove), to announce new legislation that will close a loophole in New York State’s labor law that currently allows federally debarred contractors to still bid on state public works projects. As the law is written now, federally debarred contractors who have violated the law are on equal footing with honest, law-abiding contractors and are still eligible to bid on and be awarded construction contracts sponsored by the state.
Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) sponsored legislation (S7444), which passed the senate this week, that would modernize banking laws relating to unissued shares and shareholder preemptive rights.
Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) sponsored legislation (S5531-A), which passed the Senate yesterday, that would require notices relating to lawn pesticides to be printed in both English and Spanish in areas of the state with a significant number of Spanish-speaking residents.
Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) marched today in Adelante’s annual Puerto Rican-Hispanic Day Parade in Brentwood.
Hundreds braved the heat to march in the parade and thousands more lined the parade route to cheer them on. Senator Foley was recognized as a 2010 Parade Honoree for his work to support Adelante and the community as a whole.
Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) and the New York State United Teachers (NYSUT), along with other community and school leaders hosted a press conference today to call on state lawmakers to make substantial reductions in cuts to education aid.
Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) announced that legislation (S7909) which establishes a temporary retirement benefit incentive for certain public employees has been signed into law. The legislation, sponsored by Senator Diane Savino, will assist in streamlining the workforce and achieving cost savings.
Senator Brian X. Foley announced the passage by the New York State Senate of the historic Domestic Workers Bill of Rights. This legislation would make New York the first state in the nation to provide new standards of worker protection for more than 200,000 employees in an industry which has gone unregulated for decades.
Legislation sponsored by Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) aimed at protecting the rights and security of victims of domestic violence has been signed into law by Governor Paterson.
The new law allows victims of domestic violence to request a court order that requires the Board of Elections to keep their registration records confidential. This means that victims will be afforded an added layer of protection in keeping their new address out of the hands of their abusers.