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SENATE PASSES BILL ENSURING PROMPT DELIVERY OF TAX REFUNDS


The New York State Senate today passed legislation, (S.3047) sponsored by Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R, Syosset), that would ensure timely payment of state income tax refunds. The bill requires the state to pay tax refunds within 30 days of the receipt of a taxpayer’s return, unless there is a discrepancy in the return.

“If taxpayers who do the right thing and file on time, the state should do the right thing and get the refunds out the door in a timely fashion,” said Senator Marcellino. “It shouldn’t take up to eight weeks to get your money back. I think the state can do better and this legislation would make sure that they do.”

March 13, 2013
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The Future of the Long Island Power Authority

Senator Carl L. Marcellino and Senator Michael Ranzenhofer convened a joint hearing to investigate the future of the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA)

February 27, 2013
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MARCELLINO CALLS FOR TIMELY RELEASE OF SANDY REBUILDING FUNDS

Senate Investigations & Government Operations Committee will investigate how to prevent such future delays

February 13, 2013
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SENATE PASSES BILLS TO PROMOTE BUS PASSENGER SAFETY

Legislation Would Prevent Sex Offenders from Becoming Bus Drivers and

Strengthen Penalties for Passing Stopped School Buses

February 12, 2013
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2013-2014 EXECUTIVE BUDGET PROPOSAL INFORMATION

Governor Andrew Cuomo has just unveiled his new Executive Budget Proposal -- marking the beginning of the State Budget negotiation and adoption process for the 2013-2014 Fiscal Year.

January 28, 2013
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REBUILDING AFTER SANDY

Senator Carl L. Marcellino along with members of the Senate Standing Committee on Investigations and Government Operations, held a hearing to consider possible infrastructure and construction improvements, zoning changes and beach protection when rebuilding in the aftermath of Super Storm Sandy in order to best prevent destruction from the next big storm.

January 18, 2013
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STATEMENT ON FAILURE TO PASS HURRICANE SANDY RELIEF PACKAGE

“Obviously, too many of the Representatives have become so jaded by the Washington dysfunction that they have lost sight of why they were elected; to help people.  If any of the individuals blocking the Sandy aid could witness firsthand the devastation and suffering, they would comprehend the severity of the situation.  By putting politics before people, the House of Representatives has failed, not just Long islanders, but every American.

January 2, 2013
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SENATOR MARCELLINO & THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL SERVICES SPONSOR PROGRAM TO ASSIST HURRICANE SANDY VICTIMS WITH INSURANCE ISSUES

Senator Carl L. Marcellino will be partnering with the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) in sponsoring a program to assist residents whose property was damaged during Hurricane Sandy.

December 17, 2012
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SENATOR MARCELLINO’S SEVENTH ANNUAL PEOPLE’S CHOICE ENVIRONMENTAL PHOTO CONTEST ---- THE WINNERS ARE


Voting for Senator Carl L. Marcellino’s  7th Annual “People’s Choice” Environmental Photo Contest has ended.  All the photos were beautiful and the votes were very close. Thank you to  everyone who participated you did a spectacular job.  I look forward to meeting everyone at the Annual Reception and exhibit.

 Congratulations to all of the winners.

 GRAND PRIZE WINNER

Laurel Dorfman

 The photograph was taken at the Russell/Cody Residence on Tiffany Road in

Oyster Bay Cove in June 2012 shortly after a thunderstorm.

 FIRST PLACE

 Karen Nielsen

 The photo was taken this past fall in Cold Spring Harbor, and epitomizes a tranquil,  serene afternoon in Indian Summer.

 SECOND PLACE

 Cynthia K Keats

 The photo was taken in Aug. 2012 at the  Muttontown Preserve entitled  

"Beauty in an Unlikely Place

 THIRD PLACE

 Meryl Lorenzo

This  photo is of a Carolina Wren

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It is Time to Vote in our 7th Annual Environmental Photo Contest

I am proud to say that we  received  forty-five beautiful photos for the 7th Annual “People’s Choice” Environmental Photo Contest. The talent and beauty of Long Island is well represented.

Now it is time to vote. Voting will begin on  January 7th  and end on January 14th. To view the photos and to vote CLICK HERE . You can view the photos in a slide show or individually.  Please Vote only once.

I thank everyone who participated and I am grateful that the choice is up to you. 

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November 27, 2012
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Super Storm Sandy - What's Next

As we continue to pick up the pieces from Super Storm Sandy here on Long Island and beyond, the process of finding answers to why this storm was so devastating to our area has begun. We need to figure out why the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) failed so miserably again and we need to find out what changes need to be made to further protect our coastal communities in the future.

November 20, 2012
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MARCELLINO TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARING ON LIPA’s STORM RESPONSE

 Senator Carl L. Marcellino, Chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on Investigations and Government Operations will hold a public hearing to look at the Long Island Power Authority’s (LIPA) storm preparation and restoration polices, and to examine the industry standards, best practices and post-event analysis of the utility.

November 13, 2012
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Nassau County, Suffolk County, and New York City Implementing Plans to Reduce Gas Lines in the Region

A partial failure of a terminal served by the Buckeye Pipeline, which pumps approximately 4.5 million gallons of gas per day into the New York City and Long Island area, occurred due to power failures late last night. While power was restored this morning, there was an interruption in the fuel supply chain to those regions.

November 8, 2012
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Emergency Response and Relief Information

Emergency Response and Relief Information
 
Hurricane Sandy has obviously taken a devastating toll on the Empire State, impacting literally millions of New Yorkers.  
 
But New Yorkers have a long and proud history of pulling together during times of crisis, and a tremendous emergency response and relief effort is now underway in all impacted communities.   
 

November 8, 2012
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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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