Brian X. Foley's Press releases

Senator Foley Encourages Age-Integrated Communities

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.

June 25, 2010
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Senator Foley Passes Groundbreaking Energy Conservation Legislation

State Senator Brian X. Foley (D-Blue Point) was joined today by environmental advocates to hail Senate Bill 6912-A being passed by the senate, and to urge its swift passage by the assembly.

June 25, 2010
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Senator Foley Has Busy Friday in Albany

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.

June 18, 2010
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Senator Foley Saves Fire Districts Money

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.

June 18, 2010
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Senator Foley Repeals Saltwater Fishing License Requirement

Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) announced that the repeal of the saltwater fishing license passed the senate yesterday.

June 17, 2010
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Senator Foley Makes It Easier for Seniors to Stay Home

Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) sponsored legislation (S6819), which passed the senate last week, that will make it easier for senior citizens to remain in their own homes.

June 17, 2010
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Senator Foley Supports Rights of Nurse Practitioners to Operate Independently

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.

June 14, 2010
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Senator Foley Supports Our Veterans

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.

June 13, 2010
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Senator Foley Stands Up to Bullies

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.

June 11, 2010
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Senator Foley Helps Families Coping with Autism

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.

June 10, 2010
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DA Rice, Sen. Foley & Assemb. Lavine Announce Legislation to Level the Field for Honest Contractors Bidding on State Contracts

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.

June 10, 2010
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Senator Foley Passes Bill to Modernize Banking Law

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.

June 10, 2010
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Senator Foley Extends Check Cashing Law

Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) sponsored legislation (S6699), which passed the Senate this week, that extends the sunset date of legislation aimed at protecting check cashing facilities.

June 10, 2010
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Senator Foley Protects Public from Drunk Drivers

Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) sponsored legislation (S5495) that would allow courts to be informed of past driving offenses when hearing cases involving drunk or impaired driving.

June 9, 2010
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Senator Foley Protects Spanish-Speaking Residents from Pesticides

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.

June 8, 2010
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Senator Foley Takes Part in Puerto Rican-Hispanic Day Parade

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.

June 7, 2010
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Senator Foley Fights to Protect State Aid to Education

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.

June 7, 2010
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Senator Foley Helps Streamline State and Local Government

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.

June 4, 2010
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Senator Foley Helps Protect Domestic Workers

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.

June 3, 2010
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Senator Foley Protects Victims of Domestic Violence

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.

June 3, 2010
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