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NYS Education Department Taking Public Comment on New Teacher Evaluation Standards

I have been notified that the public comment period on the proposed changes to the Annual Professional Performance Review for teachers has been opened. Public comment on the pending evaluation regulations should be sent to Eval2015@nysed.gov this is your opportunity to let the Board of Regents know your thoughts and concerns. I encourage you to make constructive comments and help make the system better for everyone especially the children.

April 17, 2015
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SENATE PASSES MARCELLINO'S BILL REQUIRING PROMPT DELIVERY OF STATE TAX REFUNDS

Measure Would Make State Pay Interest on Unexplained Delays of Refund Payments

The New York State Senate today passed legislation (S1782), sponsored by Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R, Syosset), that would ensure timely payment of state income tax refunds. The bill requires the state Department of Taxation and Finance to pay tax refunds within 30 days of receiving a taxpayer’s return, unless there is a discrepancy in the return.

March 25, 2015
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MARCELLINO INTRODUCES SCHOOL GREEN ENERGY SAVINGS BILL

State Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R, Syosset) announced today that he has introduced legislation, Senate Bill 4406, which would allow school district to receive building aid for the installation of alternative energy system including solar, wind or geothermal project.

March 20, 2015
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SENATE PASSES “SUNSHINE WEEK” BILL TO INCREASE PUBLIC ACCESS TO LEGISLATIVE PROCEEDINGS

Measure Requires Online Posting of Committee and Floor Votes and

Webcasting of Session and Committee Meetings

March 18, 2015
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Statement on the Shooting of Suffolk County Police Officer Collins

“Suffolk County Police Officer Mark Collins was brutally shot last night during a routine traffic stop in Huntington Station.  As a 12 year veteran of the force and the Suffolk County Police officer of the year in 2009, his bravery and dedication is well known and unquestioned.  Our prayers are with his wife and family. Thankfully Officer Collins' doctors are confident of a full recovery.  This heinous crime reminds us how lucky we are to have the finest law enforcement officers protecting us 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  The coward who allegedly pulled the trigger has been arrested and should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law,” said Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R-Syosset).

March 12, 2015
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SENATOR MARCELLINO INVITES NOMINEES FOR 2015 "WOMEN OF DISTINCTION"

Annual Program Honors Women's Contributions to Our Community

March 3, 2015
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ACCESSING THE MTA BUDGET

Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R, Syosset), Chairman of the Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee and  Senator Joseph Robach , 56th District, Chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee held a joint committee hearing examining the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (MTA) budget and finances. The Senators examined what changes need to be made to prevent predicted deficits at the MTA and stop the continuing cycle of increased fares and decreased services.

March 2, 2015
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SENATOR MARCELLINO’S NINTH ANNUAL PEOPLE’S CHOICE ENVIRONMENTAL PHOTO CONTEST WINNERS

THANK YOU TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED .... VOTING IS NOW OVER.....

CONGRATULATIONS!

Grand Prize Winner: James Dima- "A Frozen Boat in a Frozen Harbor"

February 20, 2015
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SENATE HOLDS FIRST HEARING ON POLICE SAFETY AND PUBLIC PROTECTION IN NEW YORK CITY

Hearing Focuses on Safety Concerns Raised By the Shooting Deaths of Two New York City Police Officers

February 5, 2015
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EMERGENCY INFORMATION

With a  pending blizzard I wanted to provide you with contact numbers and websites where you can seek assistance during power outages or other emergencies. 

Emergency: Dial 911

Non-emergency requiring Police Response

January 26, 2015
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“STEVEN NELSON’S LAW”

 BILL REQUIRING CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTORS IN EVERY RESTAURANT AND COMMERCIAL BUILDING

December 30, 2014
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STATE SENATE TO HOLD JOINT COMMITTEE HEARINGS IN JANUARY ABOUT POLICE SAFETY AND PUBLIC PROTECTION

Hearings Will Focus on Serious Safety Concerns Raised By the Shooting Deaths of Two New York City Police Officers

December 30, 2014
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Important New Laws Taking Effect January 1, 2015

As we rapidly approach the New Year, I just wanted to touch base to let you know that a number of new laws will be taking effect on January 1, 2015.   These include:

December 22, 2014
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GOVERNOR SIGNS MARCELLINO BILL TO CURTAIL LIGHT POLLUTION FROM STATE BUILDINGS

Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R-Syosset) announces his legislation to curtail light pollution from State owned buildings was signed into law (Chapter 512) by the Governor.  To reduce the unintended lighting of the sky, the new law requires the use of fully and partially shielded lights on the exterior of State buildings, directing lighting downward onto streets, walkways and public spaces.

December 18, 2014
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SENATOR MARCELLINO’S NINTH ANNUAL PEOPLE’S CHOICE ENVIRONMENTAL PHOTO CONTEST

 

CLICK HERE TO VOTE - VOTING ENDS FEBRUARY 20TH 

It is time once again for, Senator Carl L. Marcellino’s 9th Annual “People’s Choice” Environmental Photo Contest for the residents of the Fifth Senate District.

December 15, 2014
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NEW YORK STATE MAY OWE YOU MONEY!

You may be entitled to some of the over $12 billion in unclaimed funds in New York State.

For your protection, banks, insurance companies, utilities, investment companies and many other businesses are required by State law to surrender inactive accounts to the State. These accounts are known as "lost," "abandoned," or "unclaimed" funds.

October 10, 2014
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“Parents’ Bill of Rights”

Every parent has a fundamental right to protect their child’s personal data and to choose what information is available and to whom.  With that in mind, I was proud to support the creation of a “Parents’ Bill of Rights”.

As part of this year’s State Budget, the State Education Department (SED) was required to develop a "Parents' Bill of Rights" on the use and security of student data. The law was a direct result of strong parental opposition to the inBloom data cloud project.  In addition to requiring the Bill of Rights, the law also forced SED to eliminate the plan to participate in the inBloom project.

July 31, 2014
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LI SENATORS SAY CUOMO NEEDS TO GET NEGOTIATIONS BACK ON TRACK

Senator Carl L. Marcellino, Vice-Chairman of the NYS Senate Transportation Committee and Senator Jack Martins today called on Governor Andrew Cuomo to use his considerable influence to intervene and to resolve the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) workers and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) contract dispute in order to prevent a devastating strike. The unions have been without a contract since 2010. Under federal law, LIRR workers can legally walk off the job as early as July 20.

July 2, 2014
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MARCELLINO & LUPINACCI PASS “STEVEN NELSON’S LAW”

        BILL REQUIRING CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTORS IN EVERY RESTAURANT AND COMMERCIAL BUILDING

June 18, 2014
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