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August 16, 2013
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SENATOR CARL L. MARCELLINO STATEMENT ON COMMON CORE TESTING

With the new Common Core test scores being released, many School districts across Long Island have seen a significant drop in Student’s measured performance.

Before panic sets in, we must remember that the final scores of the 2013 tests are not the clearest method of evaluating the effectiveness of a teacher’s performance or a student’s achievement in the classroom. While New York State has joined with a coalition of 45 States in adopting the Common Core, we are the only state that tested using these new standards in 2013.  The other States will begin testing Common Core principles in 2014.  Perhaps this fact alone demonstrates that the NYS Education Department (NYSED)  may have moved too quickly.  

August 7, 2013
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Public Hearing: Review existing tax policy and discuss reform initiatives

Senate Standing Committee on Investigations and Government OperationsChair: Senator Carl L. MarcellinoPublic Hearing: Review existing tax policy and discuss reform initiativesPlace: Long Island (location to be determined)Time: 10:00 A.M.Contact: Debbie Peck Kelleher (518) 455-2390ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

October 3, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Public Hearing: Review existing tax policy and discuss reform initiatives

Senate Standing Committee on Finance
Chair: Senator John A. DeFrancisco
and Senate Standing Committee on Investigations and Government Operations
Chair: Senator Carl L. Marcellino
Public Hearing: Review existing tax policy and discuss reform initiatives
Place: Buffalo City Hall, Common Council Chambers, 13th Floor, 65 Niagara
Square, Buffalo, New York
Time: 10:00 A.M.
Contact: Dottie Pohlid (518) 455-3511
ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

September 12, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Public Hearing: Review existing tax policy and discuss reform initiatives

Senate Standing Committee on Finance
Chair: Senator John A. DeFrancisco
and Senate Standing Committee on Investigations and Government Operations
Chair: Senator Carl L. Marcellino
Public Hearing: Review existing tax policy and discuss reform initiatives
Place: Syracuse City Hall, Common Council Chambers, 3rd Floor, 233 East 
Washington Street, Syracuse, New York
Time: 10:30 A.M.
Contact: Dottie Pohlid (518) 455-3511
ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

September 5, 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
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Public Hearing: Review existing tax policy and discuss reform initiatives

Senate Standing Committee on Finance
Chair: Senator John A. DeFrancisco
and Senate Standing Committee on Investigations and Government Operations
Chair: Senator Carl L.

September 4, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Public Hearing: Review existing tax policy and discuss reform initiatives

Senate Standing Committee on Investigations and Government OperationsChair: Carl L. Marcellinoand Senate Standing Committee on FinanceChair: Senator John A. DeFranciscoPublic Hearing: Review existing tax policy and discuss reform initiativesPlace: Senate Hearing Room, 250 Broadway, 19th Floor, New York, New YorkTime: 10:00 A.M.Contact: Dottie Pohlid (518) 455-3511ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

October 4, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Senator Marcellino Asks You to “SHED THE MEDS”

Senator Carl L. Marcellino is partnering with the Suffolk County Department, the Centerport Fire Department and the Huntington Fire Department to help residents safely dispose of their expired or unused medications.

The “Shed the Meds” programs will take place Tuesday, July 16,  from 3 pm to 6 pm at the Centerport Fire Department 9 Park Circle, Centerport and  on Saturday,  August 3, from 9 am to Noon at the Huntington Fire Department, 1 Leverich Place, Huntington.

Residents can drop off any medication that has expired or they no longer need, where it will be collected and safely disposed of by officers from the Suffolk County Police Department.

July 2, 2013
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Governor Cuomo Signs Senator Marcellino’s Legislation Creating New Penalties for Texting-While-Driving for Young and New Drivers to Protect New Yorkers on The Road

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed Senator Marcellino’s legislation that creates new penalties for texting-while-driving for young and new drivers to better protect New Yorkers on the road.

July 2, 2013
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MARCELLINO ANNOUNCES PASSAGE OF PACKAGE TO ENSURE ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES FOR WOMEN AND STOP SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND DISCRIMINATION

            State Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R-Syosset), announced today that the Senate passed a comprehensive package of legislation that promotes women’s equality in New York State.

June 24, 2013
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SENATE PASSES COMPREHENSIVE HURRICANE SANDY LEGISLATION

Bills Offer Relief to Businesses, Homeowners, Local Governments, and School Districts;

Increase Disaster Preparedness; and Remove Obstacles to Recovery

June 18, 2013
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MARCELLINO’S BILL TO DETER RECRUITMENT BY TERRORISTS PASSES SENATE

                The New York State Senate today passed a measure to deter terrorist recruitment and punish those who seek to employ others for their criminal plans.

June 12, 2013
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SENATE PASSES BILL TO STOP CAREER CRIMINALS

Repeated Misdemeanor Offenses Would Add Up To A Felony Charge

June 10, 2013
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SENATE APPROVES BILL TO STRENGTHEN DISTRACTED DRIVING PENALTIES FOR NEW DRIVERS


The New York State Senate today passed legislation sponsored by Senators Carl L. Marcellino (R, Syosset) and Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R, Merrick) to increase the safety of roads and drivers by strengthening penalties for teens and other new drivers who text or talk on a cell phone while driving. The bill (

June 5, 2013
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SENATE PASSES BILL TO PROTECT INEXPERIENCED DRIVERS

Measure Prohibits Use of Phones or Hands-Free Devices By Those With Learner’s Permits

May 30, 2013
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May 24, 2013
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Committee Meeting: Investigations and Government Operations

Senate Standing Committee on Investigations and Government Operations Senator Carl L. Marcellino, Chair 10:00 AM, Thursday, May 30, 2013 Room 810 LOB

May 30, 10:00 AM - 10:08 AM
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Costantion "Gus" Scutari

Gus Scutari is a World War II veteran who served in the Pacific from 1942 to 1946 aboard the USS Haynsworth. Fire Controlman First Class Scutari was just 24 years old when a kamikaze plane struck his ship and instantly killed 14 of his closest comrades. From that moment on, he never took his life for granted and has been tireless in his efforts on behalf of all veterans and the community at large.

May 20, 2013
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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, May 21, 2013 Room 810 LOB

May 21, 12:30 PM - 12:40 PM
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Karen Acompora

Karen Acompora’s life changed forever when her 14-year-old son, Louis, passed away during his high school lacrosse game. Though devastated, she channeled her grief and turned it into something that would help others.

Louis Acompora was a high school freshman lacrosse goalie for Northport High School. In his first high school game on March 25, 2000, he blocked what appeared to be a routine shot with his chest protector. He took a few steps and collapsed on the field. After several minutes of unsuccessful revival attempts, he passed away from a blunt impact trauma to the chest during a critical cycle in the heart’s rhythm – a syndrome known as Commotio Cordis. To this date, no known chest protector is available on the market to prevent this tragedy from occurring.

May 10, 2013
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