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Senator Marcellino Joins Governor Pataki In Creating New York Ocean And Great Lakes Ecosystem Conservation Council

Senator Carl L. Marcellino, Chairman of the Senate Environmental Conservation Committee today announced that Governor Partake signed legislation to create a new council that will coordinate State efforts to protect our ocean and the Great Lakes resources and help to ensure these important waters are clean and healthy for years to come.

August 8, 2006
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Beating The Heat

Health officials are advising New Yorkers to be on the lookout for symptoms of heat stroke, heat exhaustion, heat cramps, sunburn and heat rash.

July 31, 2006
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Senator Marcellino Announces Grant For Glen Cove Waterfront

Senator Carl L. Marcellino joins Mayor Ralph Suozzi to announce a $340,200 New York State Environmental Restoration Program (ERP) grant to the City of Glen Cove Community Development Agency for the remediation of the former Gladsky Marine property.

Senator Marcellino authored legislation October 2003 to refinance and reform the State’s Superfund and Brownfield programs. "When my brownfields bill was signed into law, I believed that it would encourage redevelopment and stimulate both environmental and economic benefits.

July 27, 2006
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Medicaid Reforms Generate Millions In Additional Savings

Senator Carl L. Marcellino today announced that Medicaid reforms he helped to initiate to ease the burden on local governments and property taxpayers, have resulted in significantly greater savings than originally projected. Senator Marcellino called on counties to pass along the unexpected savings to property taxpayers.

"The Medicaid reforms enacted two years ago are generating significantly greater savings for counties than we anticipated and those savings should be passed along to property taxpayers," Senator Marcellino said.

July 12, 2006
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Senator Marcellino Honors Rita Cleary As The 2006 "woman Of Distinction"

Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R-Syosset) announced today that author Rita Cleary of Locust Valley, was honored at a June 20th Albany Reception as the Fifth Senate District 2006 "Woman of Distinction."

Ms. Cleary earned a B.A. in French literature from Manhattenville College and an M.A.T. from Harvard University, and taught French at Garden City Senior High School. An aspiring author she published her first book, Sorrel, in 1993.

June 26, 2006
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Senator Marcellino Bill Keeps Education Aid Where It Belongs In The Classroom

Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R, Syosset), member of the Senate Education Committee, today announced Senate passage of his legislation which would require disclosure of the percentage of a school district’s budget spent on instructional expenses in its report card (S. 7283). The bill is carried in Assembly by Assemblywoman Nolan.

"As a former teacher, school administrator, and school board member, I have seen how poor schools limit our children’s potential and hurt their future. I have also seen how schools which invest in their classrooms work as well.

June 6, 2006
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Marcellino Passes Bill To End Discrimination Against Handicapped In NYC

State Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R, Syosset) recently announced Senate passage of S. 676 which would make any New York State Handicapped Parking Permit valid in New York City. Under current law, if an individual has a valid handicapped parking permit issued by any other county or state, they cannot legally park in handicapped spaces in the City of New York. Senator Marcellino’s bill corrects this inequity.

"This bill is about one thing - fairness.

June 6, 2006
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Senator Marcellino Announces Agreement On Plan To Roll Back Gas Tax

Senator Carl Marcellino today announced a legislative agreement to roll back New York's gas tax to provide relief to strapped motorists faced with rising gas prices.

May 9, 2006
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Senator Marcellino Announces Regional Energy Policy Workshop

May 9, 2006, New York, NY – Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R-Syosset) today announced that state and provincial officials from the Northeastern U.S. and Eastern Canada will convene to discuss strategies for tackling critical energy-related issues facing the region – including finding ways to reduce the region’s dependence on foreign oil, promote conservation and energy efficiency, and encourage the adoption of greenhouse-gas reduction programs, among other objectives.

May 9, 2006
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Senator Marcellino And Senator Fuschillo Advance Price Gouging Legislation

Senator Carl L. Marcellino and Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. today announced the movement of legislation to help prevent price gouging after an emergency. The bill calls for stiffer penalties and defines price gouging. The legislation was approved by the Senate Consumer Protection Committee earlier this week. The legislation is sponsored in the Assembly by Assemblyman Tonko.

"At times of national, state or local disasters it is un-American to take advantage of a tragedy.

May 4, 2006
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Senator Marcellino Announces Environmental Victories In The State Budget

State Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R, Syosset), Chairman of the Environmental Conservation, Housing and Agriculture Budget Subcommittee, today announced that the final legislative budget agreement incorporated many of the recommendations made by his subcommittee. Most importantly, the final legislative budget agreement includes $200 million for the Environmental Protection Fund (EPF).

"The Environmental Protection Fund is the engine which drives a myriad of programs which improve the air, water, and quality of life for all New Yorkers.

March 29, 2006
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Senator Marcellino Announces Additional State Aid For The City Of Glen Cove And Nassau And Suffolk Counties Towns And Villages

Senator Carl L. Marcellino today announced that the proposed 2006-07 state budget includes a $408,460 increase in state aid for the City of Glen Cove to help ease the pressure of local property taxes. The Town of Oyster Bay will receive an additional $286,629 and The Town of Huntington will receive $181,825.

March 27, 2006
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State Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R, Syosset) announced today that the Senate has passed his legislation, Senate Bill 663, which includes the theft of a dog or cat within the provisions of grand larceny in the fourth degree, a class E felony.

"Approximately 1.5 to 2 million family pets are taken forcibly or by devious tactics each year in this country. Yet because the dollar value of stolen property needed to qualify for a felony larceny is $1,000, police authorities take only limited action on reported thefts of dogs and cats.

March 27, 2006
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Senate To Act On 2006-07 State Budget Plan

The New York State Senate today will act on its proposed 2006-07 state budget, a balanced, fiscally-responsible plan that: returns more than $6.4 billion to state taxpayers through tax cuts over the next three years; rejects more than $450 million in proposed increases in taxes and fees; increases the state's investment in education by $1.1 billion; rejects a proposed tuition increase and cuts in tuition assistance and restores important funds for health care.

The Senate budget proposes tax cuts of $1.5 billion in 2006-07, growing to $6.4 billion in 2008-09.

March 27, 2006
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Senator Marcellino Tapped To Lead Budget Subcommitee

State Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R, Syosset) has been appointed by Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno to lead the Environmental/Housing/Agriculture subcommittee as final budget negotiations take place.

March 15, 2006
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Li State Senate Delegation, Northrop Grumman And Lift Announce New State Homeland Security Center Of Excellence

Long Island’s New York State Senate Delegation, Northrop Grumman Corporation and the Long Island Forum for Technology ("LIFT") today announced a new, $190 million New York State Center for Innovation and Excellence in Homeland Security in Bethpage. Construction of the 65,000 sq. ft. facility will be funded through a $21.1 million grant secured by Long Island’s State Senate Delegation and the Center is expected to create 9,800 jobs and establish Long Island as the national leader in homeland security research.At today’s announcement, Senators Dean G.

March 10, 2006
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Senator Marcellino Announces Historic Plan To Fight Medicaid Fraud

Senator Marcellino and members of the Senate Majority Conference today unveiled the toughest, most comprehensive plan to combat Medicaid fraud in the United States. The Medicaid Fraud Prevention and Recovery Reform Act of 2006 is a 10-point plan that would fight fraud and abuse at every step of the process, from billing and pre-payment review to investigation, civil recovery and criminal prosecution of Medicaid thieves.

March 8, 2006
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Senator Marcellino And The Long Island Senate Delegation Awards $150k To Hispanic Organizations

Long Beach, NY, Friday, March 3, 2006 – At a meeting with the Hispanic Federation and members of the Long Island Hispanic Coalition ("LIHC"), Long Island’s New York State Senate Delegation discussed issues of importance to the region’s Hispanic community and highlighted a $150,000 state grant they secured for English as a Second Language ("ESL"), Adult Basic Education classes and other services offered by LIHC member agencies.

The Long Island Senate Delegation is composed of Senators Dean Skelos, Michael Balboni, Charles Fuschillo, Kemp Hannon, Kenneth LaValle

March 8, 2006
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School Safety Zone Act Approved By Senate

In order to combat student deaths involving automobiles, the State Senate today passed Senator Carl L. Marcellino’s "School Safety Zone Act" (S. 5634). This bill doubles the fines for motorists who commit moving violations within a quater mile of a school. The bill is sponsored in the Assembly by Assemblyman Nick Perry.

"As late as 2002, car crashes were the leading killer of students. In order to combat this scourge of unnecessary deaths, I took an idea we used to better protect people who work in highway work zones and applied it to areas around our schools.

March 7, 2006
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Senator Marcellino Honors Gulf Coast Hurricane Volunteers

Senator Carl L. Marcellino today announced that he hosted a reception to thank those who committed their time and energy to serve areas affected by hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

"In the wake of hurricane Katrina and Rita’s devastation numerous residents traveled to aid the storm victims. Gulf Coast hurricane volunteers left their families and their homes to reach out to help their neighbors in need. Once there, these dedicated Long Islanders restored communities and helped rebuild lives. Others raised money and collected food or clothing.

February 17, 2006
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