Carl L Marcellino's News items

Senator Marcellino To Appear On "q&a" And "meet The Leaders"

Senator Marcellino will appear on WLIW 21 "Q&A" hosted by Alexander Johnson on Monday, September 26 at 7.30 pm (rebroadcast Saturday, October 1 at 7.30 am) "Q&A" goes beyond the sound bite with local political newsmakers in a fresh, engaging and personal format.

Senator Marcellino will also appear on Cablevision’s "Meet The Leaders," hosted by former Suffolk County Executive Pat Halpin. The show will begin airing on Woodbury System, Channel 18, October 1 at 6 pm and will rebroadcast throughout the month of October.

"Meet The Leaders" additional air dates:

September 23, 2005
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Senator Carl Marcellino Honored By La Fuerza Unida

Senator Carl L. Marcellino was honored on September 22 by La Fuerza Unida at their 3rd Annual Gala Dinner.

"I am delighted to receive this award from an organization that is deeply committed to the Long Island community. The work and dedication of this organization has helped countless families make the ‘American Dream’ come true," said Senator Marcellino.

La Fuerza began in 1978 as an outgrowth of community needs and shared interest among Spanish speaking persons in the City of Glen Cove.

September 23, 2005
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Senator Marcellino Announces Passage Of Comprehensive Energy Plan

Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R-Syosset) today announced passage of a comprehensive energy plan that would provide motorists with immediate relief from high gasoline prices, ease the impact of skyrocketing home heating costs on senior citizens this winter and address the state’s long term energy needs by encouraging the use of alternative energy and conservation.

September 22, 2005
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Senator Marcellino's Bill For Forgotten 9/11 Hero

Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R, Syosset) today announced that Governor George E. Pataki has signed into law S.3764 that will give active status in the Jericho Volunteer Fire Department to Glenn J. Winuk who was killed in action on September 11, 2001.

Governor Pataki said, "With this law we attempt - - in a small way, to demonstrate the deep respect and admiration that the grateful people of New York have for heroes like Glenn Winuk.

September 8, 2005
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Senator Marcellino Takes Gas Tax Rollback Plan To Emergency Legislative Session

Amidst the startling spike in gas prices across Long Island and the state, Senator Carl Marcellino (R- Syosset) confirmed today that he received word from Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno that gas tax relief will be discussed as part of an emergency legislative session he has called for September 20, 2005.

This emergency legislative session follows Senator Marcellino’s immediate response to the skyrocketing gas prices when he announced yesterday his legislation to eliminate the state sales tax on gasoline.

September 2, 2005
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Senator Marcellino Celebrates Launch Of Girl Scout Brownfield Patch

Senator Carl Marcellino, who introduced the successful bill in the New York State Senate creating standards for cleaning up and redeveloping abandoned or vacant parcels known as brownfields, and Supervisor John Venditto, whose town recently received a Brownfields Opportunity Area Grant, both lauded the introduction of a new Girl Scout Patch called Brownfield Busters.

August 5, 2005
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Senator Marcellino Announces Meeting Of Invasive Species Task Force

Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R-Syosset), Chairman of the Senate Environmental Conservation Committee announced today that the New York State Invasive Species Task Force is holding a public review session on Tuesday, August 2, 2005, from 7 pm to 9 pm at the Carriage House, Planting Fields Arboretum, Planting Fields Road, Oyster Bay. The public is encouraged to attend.

As a threat to our biodiversity, invasive species have been judged second only to habitat loss.

July 29, 2005
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Senator Marcellino Introduces Eminent Domain Legislation

Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R-Syosset) today announced that he has introduced legislation to amend the eminent domain procedure law. This legislation installs a safeguard that insures that when a government invokes eminent domain for economic purposes, it is only done in blighted areas.

July 20, 2005
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Internet Scammers Try To Reel In Senator Marcellino On "phishing" Expedition

After receiving a fraudulent e-mail, Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R, Syosset) is warning New Yorkers to remain vigilant against Internet scams. Marcellino’s warning comes at a time when many Internet sites and financial institutions have been targeted by scammers who send authentic looking e-mails that urgently request personal information to update, validate or confirm your account.

July 18, 2005
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Senator Marcellino Announces Agreement With Assembly For Comprehensive School Audit Legislation

State Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R, Syosset) has announced that the Senate, and Assembly have agreed to legislation which require the Comptroller to audit every school district within five years (S.890-B). The bill also releases nearly $2.9 million for the Comptroller’s Office to pay for needed auditing staff. In 2004, Marcellino drafted, and the Senate passed, legislation which would institute a five year audit cycle for school districts to be audited directly by the New York State Comptroller.

"There are two things that all New Yorkers agree upon when it comes to education.

June 20, 2005
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Senator Marcellino Celebrates 2005 "women Of Distinction"

Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R-Syosset) announced today that Arlene O’Dell of Sea Cliff, Jo Greene of Woodbury and Peggy Vergis of Huntington Station, were honored at a June 14th Albany Reception as the Fifth Senate District 2005 "Women of Distinction." Their photographs and biographies are on display in a special public exhibit at the Legislative Office Building.

The exhibit and reception were arranged to celebrate the many women who have contributed to New York’s political, social and economic development. The Women of Distinction program was inaugurated in 1998.

June 14, 2005
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Senator Marcellino's Veterans Legislation Passes Senate

The New York State Senate today passed a package of bills to expand benefits for veterans in honor of their service, including the Patriot Plan III, a Governor’s Program Bill sponsored by Senator Carl Marcellino (R, Syosset), that would provide health insurance and benefits to survivors of public employees who died while on active duty.

June 3, 2005
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Senate Passes Chapter Amendment To Hit And Run Driver Legislation

The New York State Senate today passed a chapter amendment (S.5493) to legislation sponsored by Senator Carl Marcellino (R, Syosset), and enacted earlier this legislative session, that increases the penalties for drivers who flee the scene of an accident which resulted in injury or death. The chapter amendment would make the law effective immediately. The law is currently scheduled to take effect on November 1, 2005.

June 3, 2005
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Marcellino Passes Bill To End Discrimination Against The Handicapped In NYC

State Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R, Syosset) recently announced Senate passage of S. 3192 which would make any New York State Handicapped Parking Permit valid in New York City. Marcellino’s bill would also make New York City handicapped permits valid in all counties outside of the City. However, 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.

May 24, 2005
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Honoring Our Heroes

State Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R, Syosset) has announced Senate passage of S.3764 which would give active status in the Jericho Volunteer Fire Department to Glenn J. Winuk who was killed in action on September 11, 2001.

"Very often when we speak of 9/11 now, it has to do with honoring the memory of the horrendous attacks, however, there are things that still need to be done for the victims and their families of that day. This bill is one of them. I introduced this bill which would grant active status in the Jericho Volunteer Fire Department to Glenn J. Winuk.

May 10, 2005
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Marcellino And Weisenberg Announce Hit And Run Legislation Passes Both Senate And Assembly

State Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R, Syosset) and Assemblyman Harvey Weisenberg (D, Long Beach ) today announced that both Houses have passed bill, S.4584/A.3327-A, that increases the penalties for drivers who flee the scene of an accident which resulted in injury or death. The bill will be sent to the Governor for his approval.

Although leaving the scene of an accident is already a crime, there is an inconsistency in the law that actually encouraged drivers to run from the accident. "Current law actually rewards a drunk driver who leaves the scene of an accident.

May 6, 2005
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