Carl L Marcellino's News items

November 5, 2012
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EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION & IMPORTANT NUMBERS

Hurricane Sandy has the potential to affect many parts of Long Island from Sunday - Wednesday with a variety of threats, including heavy rain, high winds, flooding, tornadoes, coastal surges, and widespread power outages.

October 26, 2012
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STATEMENT ON MTA PAYROLL TAX RULING

State Supreme Court Judge Bruce Cozzens decision that the onerous MTA Payroll tax is unconstitutional is a win for Long Island. When I voted against the horrific MTA payroll tax in 2009, and for its partial repeal in 2011, I said it was a massive new unfunded mandate that will drive up property taxes, increase taxes on businesses and cause the loss of jobs throughout the MTA region, and it did just that.

August 23, 2012
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August 8, 2012
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DEC TEMPORARILY CLOSES SHELLFISHING AREAS IN OYSTER BAY HARBOR

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.

July 13, 2012
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SUMMARY OF 2012 SENATE LEGISLATIVE ACTION

 2012-2013 NEW YORK STATE BUDGET

June 28, 2012
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SENATOR MARCELLINO NAMES FIRST LIEUTENANT JAMES BYLER TO THE NYS SENATE VETERANS HALL OF FAME

Senator Carl l. Marcellino  today announced that First Lieutenant James Byler, of Huntington has been selected to the New York State Senate’s Veterans Hall of Fame.

May 23, 2012
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“SHED THE MEDS” JUNE 2nd

Senator Carl L. Marcellino is partnering with the Suffolk County  Police Department and Value Drugs to help residents safely dispose of their expired or unused medications.

May 22, 2012
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“SHED THE MEDS”

 Senator Carl L. Marcellino is partnering with the Glen Cove Police Department and the Glen Cove Fire Department to help residents safely dispose of their expired or unused medications.

April 26, 2012
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SENATE PASSES MARCELLINO’S PET PROTECTION BILL

Measure Makes the Theft of Dogs or Cats A Felony

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.

April 18, 2012
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SENATE PASSES MARCELLINO BILLS TO HELP TAXPAYERS

On New York State’s tax filing deadline, the state Senate today passed legislation that would expedite payment of income tax refunds and simplify STAR property tax relief filings for senior citizens.

April 17, 2012
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Spring into Fun with Senator Marcellino at the 9th Annual Health & Fitness Fair

Saturday, May 19th Audrey Avenue in Oyster Bay will be the home to over 100 exhibitors as they demonstrate their specialties.

April 17, 2012
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MARCELLINO TO HOST PROGRAM TO STEM FORECLOSURES

Foreclosure Prevention Specialists Available to meet Homeowners

11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday, April 20th in South Huntington

April 4, 2012
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BUDGET AGREEMENT AND AID TO EDUCATION


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.

March 30, 2012
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March 27, 2012
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SENATE PASSES MEASURES TO REDUCE PESTICIDE WASTE

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.

March 19, 2012
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CHAT WITH SENATOR MARCELLINO

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.

March 8, 2012
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MARCELLINO CALLS FOR BAN ON CELL PHONE USE BY THOSE HOLDING A LEARNER’S PERMIT

Senator Carl L. Marcellino today announced that the New York State Senate recently passed his legislation to ban anyone holding a learner’s permit from talking on the phone while driving.

March 2, 2012
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SENATOR MARCELLINO JOINS HIS COLLEAGUES FOR “HEARTS FOR HUNGER” LEGISLATIVE FOOD CHALLENGE

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.

February 23, 2012
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SENATE PASSES BILL TO INCREASE PENALTIES FOR STALKING


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.”

February 14, 2012
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