Closure Follows Reported Illnesses from Naturally-Occurring BacteriaThe harvesting of shellfish from particular areas in the Town of Oyster Bay is temporarily prohibited, effective immediately, due to an illness outbreak caused by naturally occurring marine bacteria in shellfish, the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced today.The closure impacts approximately 1,980 acres on the north shore of the Town of Oyster Bay, including all the underwater lands in Oyster Bay Harbor that lie westerly of a line extending southerly from the stone house on Plum Point (Centre Island) to the northwestern most point of Cove Point on Cove Neck.
The New York State Senate today passed a bill to help prevent the theft of pets by increasing the penalties for committing the crime. The bill, (S.946), sponsored by Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R, Syosset), would make stealing a licensed dog or cat a felony and takes into account the monetary and emotional value of a pet.
I am proud to say that the State Legislature and the Governor have reached an agreement on the State Budget. This agreement continues to protect taxpayers and help the private sector create jobs. It closes a multi-billion dollar deficit with no new taxes, fees or gimmicks and limits spending growth to 2% or below for the second year in a row.
Bills Would Help Lessen Use of Some Pesticides and Prevent Unnecessary Disposal
The New York State Senate today passed two bills that would reduce the amount of pesticides that are unnecessarily released into the environment. The bills, sponsored by Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R, Syosset) and Senator Mark Grisanti (R, North Buffalo), have environmental and economic benefits by reducing the amount of pesticides needing to be applied or disposed of as hazardous waste.
Senator Carl L. Marcellino is inviting residents to participate in an online Virtual Town Hall he will be holding on Friday, March 23rd from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm. The interactive event will be held on Senator Marcellino’s website.
Senator Carl L. Marcellino is joining Long Island Cares, Inc. – The Harry Chapin Food Bank “Hearts for Hunger” Legislative Food Drive Challenge. The Harry Chapin Food Bank helps LI Cares to feed more than 300,000 Long Islanders.
The New York State Senate today passed a bill, sponsored by Senator Carl L. Marcellino, that would increase the penalties for stalking (S. 924A). An estimated 3.4 million people are victims of stalking in the United States each year.
"The obsessive nature of stalkers is unimaginable until you have suffered as the target of their endless pursuit,” said Senator Marcellino. “Stalking is a serious and potentially life-threatening crime. It changes the lives of the people who are victimized forever. This heinous behavior often proves lethal and the punishment must fit the crime.”
Senator Carl L. Marcellino, Chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on Investigations and Government Operations today held a hearing on executive compensation at not-for-profit organizations that are receiving State funding.
Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R-Syosset) announced today that he was appointed to a newly-created Senate Select Committee on Libraries. This 19-member bipartisan body was established on January 10th through passage of a Senate resolution.