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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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Marcellino Passes Bill To End Discrimination Against The Handicapped In NYC

State Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R, Syosset) recently announced Senate passage of S. 3192 which would make any New York State Handicapped Parking Permit valid in New York City. Marcellino’s bill would also make New York City handicapped permits valid in all counties outside of the City. However, if an individual has a valid handicapped parking permit issued by any other county or state, they cannot legally park in handicapped spaces in the City of New York. Senator Marcellino’s bill corrects this inequity.

"This bill is about one thing - fairness.

May 24, 2005
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Honoring Our Heroes

State Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R, Syosset) has announced Senate passage of S.3764 which would give active status in the Jericho Volunteer Fire Department to Glenn J. Winuk who was killed in action on September 11, 2001.

"Very often when we speak of 9/11 now, it has to do with honoring the memory of the horrendous attacks, however, there are things that still need to be done for the victims and their families of that day. This bill is one of them. I introduced this bill which would grant active status in the Jericho Volunteer Fire Department to Glenn J. Winuk.

May 10, 2005
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Marcellino And Weisenberg Announce Hit And Run Legislation Passes Both Senate And Assembly

State Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R, Syosset) and Assemblyman Harvey Weisenberg (D, Long Beach ) today announced that both Houses have passed bill, S.4584/A.3327-A, that increases the penalties for drivers who flee the scene of an accident which resulted in injury or death. The bill will be sent to the Governor for his approval.

Although leaving the scene of an accident is already a crime, there is an inconsistency in the law that actually encouraged drivers to run from the accident. "Current law actually rewards a drunk driver who leaves the scene of an accident.

May 6, 2005
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Senator Marcellino Announces Senate Passage Of The New York National Guard Homefront Relief Act

State Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R, Syosset) today announced Senate passage of the "New York National Guard Homefront Relief Act" (S.952-A). This bill would provide critical financial support for New York National Guard troops and their families by having the State pay for $250,000 of life insurance for every active member of the State’s National Guard. The bill is carried in the Assembly by Assemblyman Darryl Towns.

"In every major war since the Revolution, our citizen soldiers have been paying for the price of our freedom with their blood.

May 4, 2005
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Marcellino Announces $350,000 For Glen Cove School District

Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R-Syosset) today announced that he has secured $350,000 for the Glen Cove School District.

May 3, 2005
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Senator Marcellino: Keep Mtbe Clean Up Out Of Federal Energy Bill

To the Members of the NYS Congressional Delegation: I am writing you in regards to the House version of the Federal Energy Bill that passed the United States House of Representatives, which provides product liability immunity to gasoline manufacturers of MTBE.

The petrochemical industry argues that it was mandated to use MTBE in gasoline, this is not true.

April 27, 2005
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Senator Marcellino Announces That The Oyster Bay Line Will Stay Open

Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R-Syosset) announced today that the Long Island Railroad has consented to leave the Oyster Bay line open. "This is a great victory for the commuters who ride the Oyster Bay Line and for all of Long Island. The mass transit system is too important for us to allow its infrastructure to deteriorate. Now is the time to reopen discussions on upgrading the service on the Oyster Bay line and design a rail system capable of sustaining Long Island well into the future." said Senator Marcellino.

April 26, 2005
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Marcellino And Flanagan Announce Funding For Rail Yard Facility Withdrawn

Senator John J. Flanagan (R,C-East Northport) and Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R - Syosset) were pleased to announce today that the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR), as part of a reduction in their 5-year capital plan, has eliminated funding for the construction of a 16 track electric rail yard facility on the Huntington/Port Jefferson branch.

"I am pleased to learn that the LIRR has withdrawn funding for their ill-conceived plan to place a rail yard on the Huntington/Port Jefferson line," said Senator Flanagan.

April 26, 2005
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Senator Marcellino Announces That The Environmental Protection Fund Increased

Senator Marcellino (R-Syosset) today announced that the Environmental Protection Fund (EPF) has increased $25 million to $150 million and EPF grants have been awarded for waterfront revitalization preservation efforts and increased recreational opportunities in Glen Cove and Oyster Bay.

"Over the past 10 years, New York State has made monumental strides in cleaning our air, water and soil," said Senator Carl Marcellino (R, Syosset), Chairman of the Environmental Conservation Committee.

April 21, 2005
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Marcellino Announces Hit And Run Legislation Agreement

State Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R, Syosset) announced the passage of his bill, S.4584, that increases the penalties for drivers who flee the scene of an accident which resulted in injury or death. It was also announced that agreement has been reached with the Assembly to pass Senator Marcellino's legislation.

Although leaving the scene of an accident is already a crime, there is an inconsistency in the law that actually encouraged drivers to run from the accident. "Current law actually rewards a drunk driver who leaves the scene of an accident.

April 19, 2005
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Senator Marcellino Passes Bill To Ban Watching Videos While Driving

State Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R-Syosset) recently announced Senate passage of his legislation (S.1310) which would ban the viewing of videos and dvds while driving an automobile.

"Today one of the more popular options when buying a car are dvd and vhs players. I understand that these can be great tools for a parent’s mental health while driving on a long trip. However, there have been incidences where the driver is viewing video while driving, which is a recipe for disaster.

April 13, 2005
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Senator Marcellino Hits Homerun For Kids

State Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R, Syosset) has introduced legislation which would fine athletes and other entertainers from charging children under 16 for autographs. Under Marcellino’s legislation, those who charge kids for autographs would be fined $100 per autograph.

"It is sickening to think that multi-million dollar stars are further lining their pockets with the money of children. The practice of charging young people for autographs is particularly distasteful when you consider that athletes are very often viewed as heroes.

April 8, 2005
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Legislation Introduced To Create Recycles Issue License Plate

Albany, NY - : The New York State Association for Reduction Reuse and Recycling (NYSAR3) today praised the introduction of Senator Marcellino's legislation to create a New York Recycles "Issues" license plate. The Plate was developed by the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles in Partnership with the New York State Association for Reduction Reuse and Recycling (NYSAR3).

April 8, 2005
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Marcellino Brings Home Funding To The Town Of Huntington, Asharoken, Northport, Lloyd Harbor And Huntington Bay

Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R, Syosset) today announced that he successfully fought for thousands of dollars to benefit the Town of Huntington and Suffolk County Villages.

"Local governments are the backbone of our community, and I want to make sure that the Town of Huntington and the Villages of Asharoken, Northport, Lloyd Harbor and Huntington Bay get their fair share," Senator Marcellino said.

The funding will be included in the state budget, which the Senate and Assembly passed last week.

April 7, 2005
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Marcellino Brings Home Funding To The City Of Glen Cove

Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R-Syosset) today announced that he successfully fought for thousands of dollars to benefit the City of Glen Cove.

"Local governments are the backbone of our community, and I want to make sure that the city of Glen Cove is getting its fair share," Senator Marcellino said.

The City of Glen Cove is slated to receive $2,496,506 from this year’s State Budget. "This is good news for the residents of Glen Cove," Senator Marcellino said.

The funding will be included in the state budget, which the Senate and Assembly passed last week.

April 7, 2005
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Marcellino Brings Home Funding To The Town Of Oyster Bay And Nassau County Villages

Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R-Syosset) today announced that he successfully fought for thousands of dollars to benefit the Town of Oyster Bay and Nassau County Villages.

"Local governments are the backbone of our community, and I want to make sure that the Town of Oyster Bay and Nassau County Villages get their fair share," Senator Marcellino said.

The funding will be included in the state budget, which the Senate and Assembly passed last week. Overall, the budget increases aid to local governments by $57 million over last year.

April 7, 2005
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