Marcellino Introduces Tax Exemptions For Purchasing Energy Star Appliances

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).

June 10, 2008

Marcellino Announces "women Of Distinction"

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.

June 4, 2008

Marcellino's Bill To Ban Texting While Driving Passes Senate

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.

May 27, 2008

Its Tm To Stp Txting W Dr

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.

May 22, 2008

Senator Marcellino Seeks Relief For Motorists

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.

May 1, 2008

Who Will Decide? Honoring Your Health Care Choices

Who will make your health care decisions should you become unable to do so? It’s estimated that four out of five Americans do not have any


April 29, 2008

Marcellino And Paterson Say No To Broadwater

Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R, Syosset) today thanked Governor David Paterson for his opposition to the Broadwater project, a proposed floating liquefied natural gas barge in Long Island Sound.

April 13, 2008

Taxpayers And Senators Rally To Restore Governors Cuts To Long Island

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.

March 3, 2008

The Budget Of Broken Promises: The 2008-09 Executive Budget Proposal

Governor Spitzer has made a number of promises to New Yorkers during his first 13 months in office—however; he has set a clear pattern of making and then breaking his promises to New Yorkers.

January 30, 2008

Marcellino Holds Hearing On Long Island Sound Tunnel Proposal

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.

January 25, 2008

2008 Annual People's Choice Environmnetal Photo Contest

Peggy Bell's “Bayville Winter” on Long Island Sound Winter of 2008, was submitted as part of Senator Marcellino's annual People's Choice Environmnetal Photo Contest.

January 21, 2008

Marcellino And Lia Call For Fair Share Of State School Aid


December 21, 2007

Senate Hearing Examines Contaminated Toy Recall In New York State

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.

December 4, 2007

Marcellino Announces Joint Hearing On Long Island Sound Tunnel Proposal

Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R,Syosset) Chairman of the Senate Environmental Conservation Committee today announced a joint hearing with the Senate Transportation Committee on the Long Island Sound Tunnel proposal.

"I recognize that there's not a Long Islander that didn't wish one time or another that some type of bridge or tunnel reached across the Sound so they could get home in 15 minutes as opposed to an hour and a half or more.

November 28, 2007

The Devils In The Details - - Spitzer Plan Short On Savings

Today Governor Spitzer announced that he was calling on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to hold the base fare for subways and buses to $2.00. However, his plan would still allow the authority to increase fares, including the cost of the MetroCards and fares on the Long Island Rail Road.

"The Governor says he is listening but he apparently he has one deaf ear," said Senator Carl L. Marcellino "If he can direct his hand picked Chairman to tow the line on base subway fares he certainly can help the overburdened taxpayer.

November 20, 2007

Senate Hearing On Lead Contaminated Toys Announced

State Senators Carl L. Marcellino, Charles J. Fuschillo Jr. and Kemp Hannon announced today that they will be conducting an investigative hearing regarding recent toy recalls due to lead and chemical contamination which can cause neurological and behavioral problems, and in some cases, death.

November 20, 2007

Senator Marcellino Urges MTA To Withdraw Fare Increase Plan

Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R-Syosset) testified today at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority ("MTA") hearing urging them to withdraw their 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.

November 8, 2007

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

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