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Marcellino Protects Taxpayers

Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R-Syosset) announced today that his legislation which extends the date to apply for the Middle Class STAR rebate program from November 30, 2007 to December 31, 2007 has been signed into law.

"The goal of the rebate program is to maximize participation for all eligible homeowners in New York State because the fact is -- it’s your money.

November 5, 2007
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Marcellino, Long Island Senate Majority Delegation And Long Island Housing Partnership Highlight Affordable Housing Program

Senator Carl L. Marcellino and members of the Long Island Senate Majority Delegation, the Long Island Housing Partnership ("LIHP") and BAE Systems located in Greenlawn today held a press conference in Huntington Station with BAE Systems employee Cindy Howard who is one of the first new homeowners who received downpayment assistance though the Senate Majority Delegation’s Homeownership and Economic Stabilization for Long Island Program ("HELP").

"Owning a home is one of the most rewarding experiences in our lifetime.

October 31, 2007
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Marcellino Protects Star Rebate Checks

State Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R, Syosset) announced today that the Senate has passed his legislation, Senate Bill 6485, which will extend the date to apply for the Middle Class STAR rebate program from November 30, 2007 to December 31, 2007.

"Nearly 60,000 homeowners in Suffolk County received their Middle Class STAR rebate application letter late because of a mailing error.

October 21, 2007
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Marcellino And Sweeney Pass Legislation To Extend Application Deadline For Star Property Tax Rebate Checks

The New York State Legislature today passed legislation (s.6485/A.9479) sponsored by Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R, Syosset) and Assemblyman Bob Sweeney (D,Lindenhurst) to extend the date to apply for the Middle Class STAR rebate program from November 30, 2007 to December 31, 2007.

"Nearly 60,000 homeowners in Suffolk County received their Middle Class STAR rebate application letter late because of a mailing error," said Senator Marcellino.

October 21, 2007
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Question: What Does The MTA Do With A Billion Dollar Surplus? Answer: Raise Fares Again.

Long Island’s New York State Senate Majority Delegation today urged the Metropolitan Transportation Authority ("MTA") to withdraw its plan to raise fares and tolls in 2008, 2010 and every two years thereafter.

"The bottom line is the MTA has once again turned its back on its fundamental responsibility of providing safe, convenient, and user friendly service and decided instead to line their pockets with the hard earned cash of middle class commuters.

October 9, 2007
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School Safety Zones + Tougher Penalties = Safer Kids

Senator Carl L. Marcellino today announced legislation that calls for the creation of "School Safety Zones" where drivers will see fines doubled for moving violations including speeding, and driving while talking on a cell phone without a hands-free device occurring within a quarter mile radius of a primary or secondary school or 200 yards of a school in New York City. Senator Marcellino was joined by Dr. Phyllis Harrington, Oyster Bay - East Norwich School District Superintendent and Ms.

September 5, 2007
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Marcellino And Sweeney Hold Joint Hearing On Brownfield Programs

Senator Carl L. Marcellino, Chairman of the Senate Environmental Conservation Committee, and Assemblyman Robert K. Sweeney, Chairman of the Assembly Environmental Conservation Committee today announced that they held a joint legislative hearing on August 27th on the Brownfields Cleanup (BCP) and Opportunity Area (BOA) Programs.

In 2003, New York State took an innovative step in adopting the BCP and BOA Programs.

August 28, 2007
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Marcellino's New Environmental Legislation Promoting Purchase Of Green Vehicles Signed Into Law

Senator Carl L. Marcellino, Chairman of the New York State Senate Environmental Conservation Committee today announced that his legislation designed to increase consumer awareness about greenhouse gas emissionshas been signed into law. This law requires that automobile manufacturers to affix a global warming index sticker to new cars and passenger trucks beginning in the 2010 model year, detailing carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions.

August 14, 2007
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Nylcv Names Sen. Carl L. Marcellino An Environmental Star Of 2007

New York, New York --- The New York League of Conservation Voters, the political voice for New York’s environmental community, has named Sen. Carl L. Marcellino (R-Nassau/Suffolk counties) an Environmental Star of 2007 for his efforts to ensure that all New Yorkers can enjoy clean air, more open space and a better quality of life.

"By working with colleagues on both sides of the aisle, Senator Marcellino helped forge consensus where there had been little in the past," said Marcia Bystryn, executive director of NYLCV.

July 22, 2007
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Environmental Protection Fund Increase Becomes Law

Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R, Syosset), Chairman of the Senate Environmental Conservation Committee, today announced that the Governor has signed S.5304 which was sponsored by Marcellino. This new law increases the New York State Environmental Protection Fund (EPF) to $300 million.

"The EPF was created in 1993. It was the first permanent dedicated environmental funding mechanism in New York State. When I first became Chairman of the Environmental Conservation Committee, the EPF was funded woefully at $30 million.

July 19, 2007
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2007 Middle Class Star Rebate Program

General Program Information

July 16, 2007
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Organizations Gather To Thank Senator Marcellino And Assemblyman Sweeney For Environmental Funding Victory

Oyster Bay, New York – The Adirondack Council, Audubon New York, Citizens Campaign for the Environment, League of Conservation Voters, Land Trust Alliance, New York Farm Bureau, North Shore Land Alliance, and The Nature Conservancy gathered today at the Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary and Audubon Center in Oyster Bay to thank Senator Carl Marcellino (R-Syosset) and Assemblyman Robert Sweeney (D-Lindenhurst) for their work to pass legislation during the 2007 session of the New York State Legislature that will increase the Environmental Prote

June 26, 2007
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Senate Increases The Environmental Protection Fund

The New York State Senate today gave final passage to legislation (S.5304), sponsored by Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R, Syosset), that will increase total funding for the New York State Environmental Protection Fund (EPF) to $300 million by 2009.

"When I first became Chairman of the Environmental Conservation Committee, the EPF was funded woefully at $30 million," Senator Marcellino said.

June 20, 2007
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Marcellino Passes Bill To Protect Taxpayers

Senator Carl L. Marcellino today announced Senate passage of S.614 which would require businesses to contact local governments and school districts if they intend to change their payment in lieu of taxes (PILOT).

"This bill is intended to provide protection to our hardworking, overburdened taxpayers from unfair property tax spikes caused by businesses changing their PILOT payments without telling school districts and municipalities. PILOTs are intended to provide incentives for businesses to locate in our communities and become our partner.

June 6, 2007
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Senator Marcellino Announces Human Trafficking Legislation Passes Senate

Senator Carl Marcellino (R-Syosset) announced today that legislation passed the Senate to increase penalties for human trafficking. The bill includes those brought to the U.S. for involuntary domestic servitude such as the two Indonesian women recently discovered being held captive by a wealthy couple living in Muttontown. According to reports, these women were brought to the U.S. under the belief they were being hired as housekeepers.

May 21, 2007
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Senators Marcellino And Flanagan Discuss School Budget Issues With Officials

Senator Carl Marcellino (5th Senate District) joined with his colleague Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) to address a gathering of Huntington Township school administrators, PTA members and representatives from the teachers union regarding state aid. The two senators were invited to the special legislative agenda hosted by the Harborfields Central School District to discuss the recently approved state budget and the need for schools and local state lawmakers to work together to secure state funding for local school districts.

May 15, 2007
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Stop Broadwater!

Senator Carl L. Marcellino, Chairman, NYS Senate Environmental Conservation Committee, was today joined by Adrienne Esposito, Executive Director, Citizens Campaign for the Environment and other local environmental advocates to voice his opposition to the Broadwater LNG Storage Facility on Long Island Sound.

May 10, 2007
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Senator Marcellino Announces Passage Of Enhanced Rebate Checks For Seniors

Senator Carl L. Marcellino today announced that legislation to increase the size of direct property tax rebate checks for senior citizen homeowners has passed the New York State Senate. The legislation, which has been sent to the Assembly for action, would return about $200 million to the senior citizens of New York State.

May 8, 2007
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Senator Marcellino: New State Budget Delivers For Long Island Families, Schools, Healthcare Facilities, And Businesses

Senator Carl L. Marcellino today announced that the recently adopted New York State budget addresses some of Long Island’s most pressing needs, such as tax relief for homeowners, additional aid for local schools, more funding for local health care facilities, and new measures to create jobs encourage economic growth.

April 16, 2007
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