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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 6, 2005
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Senator Marcellino Announces $20,800 Grant For Hicksville

State Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R, Syosset), Chairman of the Senate Enviromental Conservation Committee, announced that Hicksville will receive $20,800 as a result of a recently signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). The MOU funding is intended to allow local communities to clean up and reuse brownfields.

"The Brownfield Legislation was a victory for all New Yorkers. However, what is important to remember is that the Brownfield Legislation impacted our own backyard. This program will make a real difference in the quality of life for the people of Hicksville.

March 25, 2005
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Senator Marcellino Announces $100,000 Grant For Huntington

State Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R, Syosset), Chairman of the Senate Enviromental Conservation Committee, announced that the Town of Huntington will receive $100,000 as a result of a recently signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). The MOU funding is intended to allow local communities to clean up and reuse brownfields.

"The Brownfield Legislation was a victory for all New Yorkers. However, what is important to remember is that the Brownfield Legislation impacted our own backyard. This program will make a real difference in the quality of life for the people of Huntington.

March 25, 2005
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Marcellino Announces Scholarship Opportunity

Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R- Syosset) today announced that the New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators is offering four scholarships that will be awarded this June to current or future college students.

" Given the high cost of going to college, my colleagues and I want to make it easier for students and working families from New York to meet their expenses," said Senator Marcellino, past president of the New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators.

March 18, 2005
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Marcellino Passes Hit And Run Legislation Again

State Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R, Syosset) announced the passage of his bill, S.741, that increases the penalties for drivers who flee the scene of an accident which resulted in injury or death.

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.

March 16, 2005
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Senator Marcellino Gives A Voice To Local Communities

State Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R, Syosset), Chairman of the Senate Environmental Conservation Committee, has introduced legislation which would require the Office of General Services (OGS) Commissioner to hold public hearings in affected communities before any underwater land lease for property one mile or more off shore would be signed.

March 10, 2005
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March 3, 2005
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Senator Marcellino Announces Rotary Awareness Day

Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R-Syosset) today announced that February 23, 2005 will be declared Rotary Awareness Day in the State of New York in celebration of Rotary International’s 100th Birthday.

"Rotary International has a distinguished record of accomplishments. I am proud to have the opportunity to applaud the good works and worthy endeavors of its members and to honor the organization for its unremitting dedication to service above self," said Senator Marcellino.

March 1, 2005
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The Attorney General Needs To Tip The Scales Of Justice For New Yorkers By Senator Carl L. Marcellino

When I asked Broadwater Energy whether New York State has a say in the siting and operation of a liquefied natural gas importation facility in Long Island Sound, they told me no. When I asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) representative the same question, the answer was, I don’t know; I am not an attorney.

March 1, 2005
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Senator Marcellino Announces Legislation To Ease Commuters Financial Burden

Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R-Syosset) today announced he has introduced legislation (S.1309) to ease the financial burden on commuters and to help get cars off the road. "This legislation is designed to protect public health and the environment by encouraging greater use of our rail systems, and less use of motor vehicle travel, through a deduction for commuter rail transportation," said Senator Marcellino.

This bill would give commuters up to a $2,000 tax deduction on their state taxes for a year’s ridership.

February 18, 2005
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Senator Marcellino Calls On Attorney General To Save New Yorkers From Federal Energy Regulation Commission Fiasco

State Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R, Syosset), Chairman of the Senate Environmental Conservation Committee, today called on the Attorney General to clarify what New York State’s options are regarding the proposed Broadwater Energy proposal. Currently, there are questions on what actions New York can take because the Broadwater proposal impacts more than one state. Marcellino’s call came after a public hearing was held by the Senate and Assembly Committees on Environmental Conservation and on Energy.

"The public hearing answered some questions but raised others.

February 15, 2005
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Senate And Assembly Question Broadwater On Proposal

State Senator Carl L. Marcellino, Chairman of the Senate Environmental Conservation Committee, Senator James Wright, Chairman of the Senate Energy and Telecommunications Committee, Assemblyman Thomas DiNapoli, Chairman of the Assembly Environmental Committee, and Assemblyman Paul Tonko, Chairman of the Assembly Energy Committee, today held a public hearing to examine the issues associated with the Broadwater Energy proposal.

February 15, 2005
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Senator Marcellinio Announces Hearing On Broadwater Facility

Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R-Syosset) today announced that a public hearing has been scheduled on the Broadwater Energy's Proposed Offshore Liquefied Natural Gas Importation Terminal.

The hearing will be held jointly by the Senate Standing Committee on Environmental Conservation, Chaired by Senator Marcellino, the Senate Standing Committee on Energy Chaired by Senator James W. Wright, the Assembly Standing Committee on Environmental Conservation Chaired by Assemblyman Thomas P. DiNapoli and the Assembly Standing Committee on Energy Chaired by Assemblyman Paul D.

February 14, 2005
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Senator Marcellino And Assemblyman Towns Introduce The "new York National Guard Homefront Relief Act"

State Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R, Syosset) and Assemblyman Darryl Towns (D, Brooklyn) have introduced the "New York National Guard Homefront Relief Act" (S.925-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.

February 7, 2005
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Senator Marcellino Obtains $125,000 For Gang Prevention Program

Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R-Syosset) today announced that he has secured a $125,000 grant for the Town of Huntington’s Gang Prevention Task Force Community and Schools Together (CAST) gang prevention program.

CAST is designed specifically to help Huntington youth resist gang recruiters.

February 3, 2005
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Senator Marcellino To Host Long Island Railroad Advisory Committee Meeting

Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R-Syosset) today announced that on February 17th at 7 p.m. he will be hosting a Long Island Railroad Advisory Committee meeting at the Doubleday Babcock Senior Center, 45 East Main Street, Oyster Bay."Fare increases, reduced service, station closures - these are the all too common problems we face as MTA and Long Island Railroad users. The time has come to organize as a community and discuss solutions," said Senator Marcellino. "During the Fall I sent a survey garnering support for improved scheduling and service of the Oyster Bay Line.

February 3, 2005
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Senator Marcellino And Assemblymember Dinapoli To Sponsor Community Preservation Act

(Albany, NY) – Proposed legislation in Albany would give New York towns a new and potentially powerful tool to preserve land and community character. Known as the Community Preservation Act (CPA), the law would authorize towns in New York State to adopt, after a local referendum, a real estate transfer fee of up to 2 percent for the purpose of establishing a community preservation fund. First introduced in 2004, the bill enjoys bi-partisan support and majority sponsorship in both houses.

February 1, 2005
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Senator Marcellino And Comptroller To Negotiate Language For Comprehensive School Audit Legislation

After a face-to-face meeting, State Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R, Syosset) and Comptroller Alan Hevesi have agreed to negotiate legislation which would allow the Comptroller to set standards for school audits. The bill would also provide the Comptroller’s Office a permanent funding source to pay for needed auditing staff. In 2004, Marcellino drafted S. 7492-A 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.

January 11, 2005
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Senator Marcellino Is Sworn In To Office

Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R- Syosset) was sworn in to begin his new term as the representative of the Fifth Senate District on January 5, 2005. Court of Appeals Judge Judith S. Kaye administered the Oath of Office at the Senate Chambers in Albany. Immediately following the ceremony Senator Marcellino proceeded to the Assembly Chamber for Governor Pataki's State of the State Address.

January 10, 2005
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Senator Marcellino Calls On Comptroller To Support Comprehensive School Audit Legislation

State Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R, Syosset) called on Comptroller Alan Hevesi to support his legislation which would allow the Comptroller to set standards for school audits as well as providing his office a permanent funding source to pay for needed auditing staff. In 2004, Marcellino drafted S. 7492-A 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.

January 7, 2005
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