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Committee Meeting: Investigations and Government Operations Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Investigations and Government Operations  Senator Carl L. Marcellino, Chair  12:30 PM, Tuesday, April 28, 2015  Room 810 LOB

April 28, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
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STATE SENATE PASSES MARCELLINO’S BILL TO REDUCE PESTICIDE USE

The New York State Senate today passed Senator Marcellino’s bill that would reduce the amount of pesticides that are unnecessarily released into the environment.The bill will have environmental and economic benefits by reducing the amount of pesticides needing to be applied or disposed of as hazardous waste.

April 23, 2015
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NYS Education Department Taking Public Comment on New Teacher Evaluation Standards

I have been notified that the public comment period on the proposed changes to the Annual Professional Performance Review for teachers has been opened. Public comment on the pending evaluation regulations should be sent to Eval2015@nysed.gov this is your opportunity to let the Board of Regents know your thoughts and concerns. I encourage you to make constructive comments and help make the system better for everyone especially the children.

April 17, 2015
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EARTH DAY 2015 POSTER CONTEST: DISTRICT 5

Dear Students,Thank you for your wonderful contribution to the New York State Senate’s Earth Day Poster Contest.  This year we received many outstanding posters that exemplify the creativity of the young people in the 5th Senatorial District. Each entry from my District displayed tremendous originality and vision as well as obvious concern for the ecological future of our communities and our state.  I am proud of your work and that of your classmates, and encourage you to continue to study and learn more about the serious challenges that face our environment.

I am pleased to announce that the winner of the 2015 Earth Day Poster Contest from my District is:

April 10, 2015
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SENATE PASSES MARCELLINO'S BILL REQUIRING PROMPT DELIVERY OF STATE TAX REFUNDS

Measure Would Make State Pay Interest on Unexplained Delays of Refund Payments

The New York State Senate today passed legislation (S1782), sponsored by Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R, Syosset), that would ensure timely payment of state income tax refunds. The bill requires the state Department of Taxation and Finance to pay tax refunds within 30 days of receiving a taxpayer’s return, unless there is a discrepancy in the return.

March 25, 2015
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MARCELLINO INTRODUCES SCHOOL GREEN ENERGY SAVINGS BILL

State Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R, Syosset) announced today that he has introduced legislation, Senate Bill 4406, which would allow school district to receive building aid for the installation of alternative energy system including solar, wind or geothermal project.

March 20, 2015
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SENATE PASSES “SUNSHINE WEEK” BILL TO INCREASE PUBLIC ACCESS TO LEGISLATIVE PROCEEDINGS

Measure Requires Online Posting of Committee and Floor Votes and

Webcasting of Session and Committee Meetings

March 18, 2015
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Statement on the Shooting of Suffolk County Police Officer Collins

“Suffolk County Police Officer Mark Collins was brutally shot last night during a routine traffic stop in Huntington Station.  As a 12 year veteran of the force and the Suffolk County Police officer of the year in 2009, his bravery and dedication is well known and unquestioned.  Our prayers are with his wife and family. Thankfully Officer Collins' doctors are confident of a full recovery.  This heinous crime reminds us how lucky we are to have the finest law enforcement officers protecting us 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  The coward who allegedly pulled the trigger has been arrested and should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law,” said Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R-Syosset).

March 12, 2015
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SENATOR MARCELLINO INVITES NOMINEES FOR 2015 "WOMEN OF DISTINCTION"

Annual Program Honors Women's Contributions to Our Community

March 3, 2015
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ACCESSING THE MTA BUDGET

Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R, Syosset), Chairman of the Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee and  Senator Joseph Robach , 56th District, Chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee held a joint committee hearing examining the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (MTA) budget and finances. The Senators examined what changes need to be made to prevent predicted deficits at the MTA and stop the continuing cycle of increased fares and decreased services.

March 2, 2015
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SENATOR MARCELLINO’S NINTH ANNUAL PEOPLE’S CHOICE ENVIRONMENTAL PHOTO CONTEST WINNERS

THANK YOU TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED .... VOTING IS NOW OVER.....

CONGRATULATIONS!

Grand Prize Winner: James Dima- "A Frozen Boat in a Frozen Harbor"

February 20, 2015
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Committee Meeting: Investigations and Government Operations Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Investigations and Government Operations  Senator Carl L. Marcellino, Chair  10:15 AM, Thursday, February 26, 2015  Room 810 LOB

February 26, 10:15 AM - 10:17 AM
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Help Support our Kids: End the GEA Budget Cuts!

I am proud to be leading the fight to help completely eliminate the GEA school aid budget cuts once and for all.

February 10, 2015
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Public Hearing: Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Budget and Finances

Senate Standing Committee on Transportaion Chair: Senator Joseph E. Robach Senate Standing Committee on Infrastructure and Capital Investment Chair: Senator Carl L Marcellino Public Hearing: To examine the changes necessary to prevent annual operating deficits, stop the continuing cycle of increased fares and decreased services, and discuss funding options for the Capital Plan. Place: Legislative Office Building, Hearing Room A , Albany, NY Time: 10:30 A.M. Contact: Debbie Peck Kelleher (518) 455-2390 Media Contact: Kathy Wilson 516 922-1811, Steve Barz 585-225-3650 ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

March 2, 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
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SENATE HOLDS FIRST HEARING ON POLICE SAFETY AND PUBLIC PROTECTION IN NEW YORK CITY

Hearing Focuses on Safety Concerns Raised By the Shooting Deaths of Two New York City Police Officers

February 5, 2015
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Public Hearing: Examining police safety and public protection in New York City

Senate Standing Committee on Investigations and Government OperationsChair: Senator Carl L. MarcellinoPublic Hearing: Examining police safety and public protection in New York CityPlace: Senate Hearing Room, 250 Broadway, 19th Floor, New York, New YorkTime: 12:00 P.M.Contact: Lisa Mooney (518) 455-2597Media Contact: Senate Majority Press Office (518) 455-2264ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

February 4, 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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EMERGENCY INFORMATION

With a  pending blizzard I wanted to provide you with contact numbers and websites where you can seek assistance during power outages or other emergencies. 

Emergency: Dial 911

Non-emergency requiring Police Response

January 26, 2015
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2015-2016 EXECUTIVE BUDGET PROPOSAL INFORMATION

Governor Andrew Cuomo has just unveiled his new Executive Budget Proposal for the 2015-2016 Fiscal Year.  

January 22, 2015
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Public Hearing: Examining police safety and public protection in New York State

Senate Standing Committee on Investigations and Government OperationsChair: Senator Carl L. MarcellinoPublic Hearing: Examining police safety and public protection in New York StatePlace: Van Buren Hearing Room A, Legislative Office Building, 2nd Floor, Albany, New YorkTime: 10:00 A.M.Contact: Brendan Lovullo (518) 455-2561, Dan Toomey (518) 455-2559Media Contact: Senate Majority Press Office (518) 455-2264ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

March 11, 10:00 AM - 3:39 PM
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