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Senator Marcellino Confirms New Department Of Environmental Conservation Commissioner

State Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R, Syosset), Chairman of the Senate Environmental Conservation Committee, today announced the confirmation of Denise Sheehan as the new Commissioner of Department of Enivornmental Conservation. Senator Marcellino moved her confirmation out of his Committee for approval by the entire Senate.

"New York State is the crown jewel of the United States when it comes to natural resources. Citizens can climb our mountains, hike in our forests, and relax at our beaches because we had the foresight to protect these treasures.

November 30, 2005
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Marcellino Teams With The Marines To Bring Toys To Needy Children

Senator Marcellino (R- Syosset) recently joined the US Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Campaign to help bring toys to needy children this holiday season. Senator Marcellino’s District Offices will be open to collect new unwrapped toys which the Marines will distribute to children at Christmas.

November 30, 2005
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Senator Marcellino Announces Public Meetings And Comment Period On Proposed Brownfield Regulations

State Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R, Syosset), Chairman of the Senate Environmental Conservation Committee, has announced the release of draft regulations for the historic "Brownfield" Legislation that he authored in 2003. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation recently released the proposed regulations which are subject to a public comment period.

In addition, the Department with the Department of Health will be hosting public informational meetings across the State.

November 22, 2005
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Senator Marcellino Hosts Tourism Roundtable

Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R-Syosset) today joined Senator Mary Lou Rath (R-C, Amherst) and Assemblyman Joseph Morelle (D, Irondequoit), in hosting a Tourism Roundtable at the Huntington Hilton. The panel consisted of various participants in the tourism industry, including those involved in the arts, heritage tourism, tourism promotion agencies, local chambers of commerce, state officials, and others who play a role in attracting and catering to visitors.

November 18, 2005
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Fighting Mold After A Flood

Many homeowners, renters and business owners experienced flooding due to the heavy rains and recent Northeaster. If your home was flooded it could begin to harbor mold. Care must be taken to properly clean and completely dry any areas that have gotten wet from floodwaters and to remove mold and mildew properly. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is offering the following information on helping people treat the mold problems caused by flooding:

First make sure the electricity is turned off.

October 28, 2005
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Senator Carl Marcellino Honored By La Fuerza Unida

Senator Carl L. Marcellino was honored on September 22 by La Fuerza Unida at their 3rd Annual Gala Dinner.

"I am delighted to receive this award from an organization that is deeply committed to the Long Island community. The work and dedication of this organization has helped countless families make the ‘American Dream’ come true," said Senator Marcellino.

La Fuerza began in 1978 as an outgrowth of community needs and shared interest among Spanish speaking persons in the City of Glen Cove.

September 23, 2005
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Senator Marcellino To Appear On "q&a" And "meet The Leaders"

Senator Marcellino will appear on WLIW 21 "Q&A" hosted by Alexander Johnson on Monday, September 26 at 7.30 pm (rebroadcast Saturday, October 1 at 7.30 am) "Q&A" goes beyond the sound bite with local political newsmakers in a fresh, engaging and personal format.

Senator Marcellino will also appear on Cablevision’s "Meet The Leaders," hosted by former Suffolk County Executive Pat Halpin. The show will begin airing on Woodbury System, Channel 18, October 1 at 6 pm and will rebroadcast throughout the month of October.

"Meet The Leaders" additional air dates:

September 23, 2005
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Senator Marcellino Announces Passage Of Comprehensive Energy Plan

Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R-Syosset) today announced passage of a comprehensive energy plan that would provide motorists with immediate relief from high gasoline prices, ease the impact of skyrocketing home heating costs on senior citizens this winter and address the state’s long term energy needs by encouraging the use of alternative energy and conservation.

September 22, 2005
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Senator Marcellino's Bill For Forgotten 9/11 Hero

Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R, Syosset) today announced that Governor George E. Pataki has signed into law S.3764 that will give active status in the Jericho Volunteer Fire Department to Glenn J. Winuk who was killed in action on September 11, 2001.

Governor Pataki said, "With this law we attempt - - in a small way, to demonstrate the deep respect and admiration that the grateful people of New York have for heroes like Glenn Winuk.

September 8, 2005
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Senator Marcellino Takes Gas Tax Rollback Plan To Emergency Legislative Session

Amidst the startling spike in gas prices across Long Island and the state, Senator Carl Marcellino (R- Syosset) confirmed today that he received word from Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno that gas tax relief will be discussed as part of an emergency legislative session he has called for September 20, 2005.

This emergency legislative session follows Senator Marcellino’s immediate response to the skyrocketing gas prices when he announced yesterday his legislation to eliminate the state sales tax on gasoline.

September 2, 2005
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Senator Marcellino Celebrates Launch Of Girl Scout Brownfield Patch

Senator Carl Marcellino, who introduced the successful bill in the New York State Senate creating standards for cleaning up and redeveloping abandoned or vacant parcels known as brownfields, and Supervisor John Venditto, whose town recently received a Brownfields Opportunity Area Grant, both lauded the introduction of a new Girl Scout Patch called Brownfield Busters.

August 5, 2005
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Senator Marcellino Announces Meeting Of Invasive Species Task Force

Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R-Syosset), Chairman of the Senate Environmental Conservation Committee announced today that the New York State Invasive Species Task Force is holding a public review session on Tuesday, August 2, 2005, from 7 pm to 9 pm at the Carriage House, Planting Fields Arboretum, Planting Fields Road, Oyster Bay. The public is encouraged to attend.

As a threat to our biodiversity, invasive species have been judged second only to habitat loss.

July 29, 2005
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Senator Marcellino Introduces Eminent Domain Legislation

Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R-Syosset) today announced that he has introduced legislation to amend the eminent domain procedure law. This legislation installs a safeguard that insures that when a government invokes eminent domain for economic purposes, it is only done in blighted areas.

July 20, 2005
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Internet Scammers Try To Reel In Senator Marcellino On "phishing" Expedition

After receiving a fraudulent e-mail, Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R, Syosset) is warning New Yorkers to remain vigilant against Internet scams. Marcellino’s warning comes at a time when many Internet sites and financial institutions have been targeted by scammers who send authentic looking e-mails that urgently request personal information to update, validate or confirm your account.

July 18, 2005
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Senator Marcellino Announces Agreement With Assembly For Comprehensive School Audit Legislation

State Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R, Syosset) has announced that the Senate, and Assembly have agreed to legislation which require the Comptroller to audit every school district within five years (S.890-B). The bill also releases nearly $2.9 million for the Comptroller’s Office to pay for needed auditing staff. In 2004, Marcellino drafted, and the Senate passed, legislation which would institute a five year audit cycle for school districts to be audited directly by the New York State Comptroller.

"There are two things that all New Yorkers agree upon when it comes to education.

June 20, 2005
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Senator Marcellino Celebrates 2005 "women Of Distinction"

Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R-Syosset) announced today that Arlene O’Dell of Sea Cliff, Jo Greene of Woodbury and Peggy Vergis of Huntington Station, were honored at a June 14th Albany Reception as the Fifth Senate District 2005 "Women of Distinction." Their photographs and biographies are on display in a special public exhibit at the Legislative Office Building.

The exhibit and reception were arranged to celebrate the many women who have contributed to New York’s political, social and economic development. The Women of Distinction program was inaugurated in 1998.

June 14, 2005
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Senate Passes Chapter Amendment To Hit And Run Driver Legislation

The New York State Senate today passed a chapter amendment (S.5493) to legislation sponsored by Senator Carl Marcellino (R, Syosset), and enacted earlier this legislative session, that increases the penalties for drivers who flee the scene of an accident which resulted in injury or death. The chapter amendment would make the law effective immediately. The law is currently scheduled to take effect on November 1, 2005.

June 3, 2005
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Senator Marcellino's Veterans Legislation Passes Senate

The New York State Senate today passed a package of bills to expand benefits for veterans in honor of their service, including the Patriot Plan III, a Governor’s Program Bill sponsored by Senator Carl Marcellino (R, Syosset), that would provide health insurance and benefits to survivors of public employees who died while on active duty.

June 3, 2005
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