Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R-Syosset) joined with Senator Kemp Hannon (R-Garden City) to announce that Governor Spitzer has vetoed Senator Marcellino’s legislation that would have extended the much-needed tax credit for the installation of Energy Star labeled home heating systems and would have extended the tax credit that encourages homeowners to use bioheat as a home heating fuel. The current law expired July 1, 2007.
In the aftermath of Monday’s announcement that more than 78,000 Americans lost their jobs in a single day, including thousands in New York State, Senator Carl L. Marcellino said that new job creation initiatives must be part of the 2009-10 state budget to turn around the economy on Long Island.
State Senator Carl L. Marcellino announced today that the New York State Senate passed property tax legislation and mandate relief bills designed to reduce costs for schools and ensure adequate resources for New York State’s students.
Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R, Syosset) and Assemblyman Sam Hoyt (D, Buffalo) announced today that the Senate and Assembly have passed S.8612/A.7335A, which establishes Smart Growth Principles for New York State.
Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R, Syosset) announced today that the Senate has passed his legislation, Senate Bill 5442-B, which requires all new construction and substantial renovation projects undertaken by New York State to comply with green building principles. The bill has already passed the Assembly.
The New York State Senate today passed the "Home Heating Relief Act," sponsored by Senator Carl Marcellino, Chairman of the Senate Environmental Conservation Committee, to provide a one thousand dollar tax deduction to homeowners who purchase heating oil, natural gas and propane during the winter heating season.
Senator Carl Marcellino (R, Syosset) today announced he has introduced legislation that provides sales tax exemptions for certain Energy Star appliances (S.6944A) and fluorescent light bulbs (S.6945A). The bill is sponsored in the Assembly by Assemblywoman Galef (D, Ossining).
Senator Carl L. Marcellino announced today that the Senate has passed his legislation, Senate Bill 607-A which requires school districts to include the percentage of its budget spent on classroom expenses in its school district report card.
Senator Marcellino today announced that Helen Crosson of Oyster Bay and Kathleen Roche of Huntington have been selected as 2008 New York State "Women of Distinction."
"I am proud to honor these distinguished Women of Distinction, and prouder still of the recognition they’ve earned from neighbors, colleagues and friends for their achievements on behalf of our community," said Senator Marcellino.
The New York State Senate today passed legislation that would prohibit drivers from sending text messages while driving. The bill (S.3195-C), sponsored by Senator Carl Marcellino (R, Syosset), amends previous legislation banning cell phone use while driving by prohibiting drivers from writing, sending or reading text messages on a mobile telephone or any other mobile device.
Following the death of five recent high school graduates as a result of "texting while driving," Senator Carl L. Marcellino has called for the Legislature to pass S.3195. This bill would prohibit the writing, sending or reading of text messages on mobile phones while driving. The bill is carried in the Assembly by Assemblyman Felix Ortiz.
"Talking on cell phones isn’t the only distraction that causes distracted driving. The explosion of text messaging has created a new problem.
Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R-Syosset) has introduced legislation which would eliminate the State’s sales tax on gasoline, a move which would save New York drivers about $500 million a year.
"Gas prices are skyrocketing at the pump. Yet, big oil companies, awash in first quarter profits, are continuing to make money from the record gasoline prices that are pinching motorists. This is wrong and something must be done to help the average driver make ends meet.