Long Island Senator Carl Marcellino supports a new state law that will ban texting while driving, which has been blamed in a growing number of fatal car accidents. In 2007, five high school seniors near Rochester, NY, were killed in a car crash that police said may have been caused by a texting driver. Police said the driver had sent and received text messages within minutes of the crash. Senator Marcellino is speaking on the floor of the NYS Senate in Albany.
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 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 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 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.
The threat of today’s bad weather didn’t stop taxpayers from voicing their opposition to Governor Spitzer’s cuts to Long Island school districts. At an Education and Taxpayer Rally in Farmingdale, hundreds of taxpayers, educators, students, and business and labor leaders partnered with Long Island’s Senate Majority Delegation to call upon Governor Spitzer to restore the funding he cut to Long Island schools in his proposed education budget.
Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R-Syosset) Chairman of the Senate Environmental Conservation Committee today held a joint hearing with the Senate Transportation Committee on the Long Island Sound Tunnel proposal.
This hearing afforded the committees the opportunity to question the developer about the project and to hear from government officials that represent the areas most directly affected. According to Senator Marcellino this is just the opening to an array of steps in the process.
A New York State Senate Public Hearing was Co-Chaired today by Senator Carl L. Marcellino, Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr., and Senator Kemp Hannon investigating recent recalls of contaminated toys and consumer products found to have excessive levels of lead and to determine whether the state can play a better role in further expediting recall notifications.