Marcellino And Hoyt Establish Smart Growth Principles

Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R, Syosset) and Assemblyman Sam Hoyt (D, Buffalo) announced today that the Senate and Assembly have passed S.8612/A.7335A, which establishes Smart Growth Principles for New York State.

June 26, 2008

Marcellino And Paterson Announce Agreement On Brownfield Reform

Senator Carl L. Marcellino today announced an agreement to reform the state’s Brownfield Cleanup Program to better target incentives for the cleanup and redevelopment of contaminated sites.

June 24, 2008

Senator Carl Marcellino: Texting while driving.

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.

June 23, 2008

Marcellino Promotes Green Building

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.

June 16, 2008

Marcellino Provides Tax Relief For Home Heating

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.

June 12, 2008

Marcellino Requires Classroom Expenditures On School District Report Cards

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.

June 11, 2008

Marcellino Announces School Safety Zone Act

Senator Carl L. Marcellinoannounced today that the Senate has passed his legislation, Senate Bill 613 which establishes the School Safety Zone Act.

June 11, 2008

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 11, 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 5, 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 28, 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 23, 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 2, 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 30, 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 14, 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