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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.