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SUMMARY OF 2012 SENATE LEGISLATIVE ACTION

 2012-2013 NEW YORK STATE BUDGET

June 28, 2012
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Committee Meeting: Investigations and Government Operations Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Investigations and Government Operations Senator Carl L. Marcellino, Chair 9:30 AM, Thursday , May 31, 2012 Room 810 LOB

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May 31, 9:30 AM - 9:53 AM
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SENATOR MARCELLINO NAMES FIRST LIEUTENANT JAMES BYLER TO THE NYS SENATE VETERANS HALL OF FAME

Senator Carl l. Marcellino  today announced that First Lieutenant James Byler, of Huntington has been selected to the New York State Senate’s Veterans Hall of Fame.

May 23, 2012
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“SHED THE MEDS” JUNE 2nd

Senator Carl L. Marcellino is partnering with the Suffolk County  Police Department and Value Drugs to help residents safely dispose of their expired or unused medications.

May 22, 2012
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James Byler

First Lieutenant James Byler was born on July 25th, 1985. He attended Huntington High School and is a graduate of Purdue University. James enlisted in the United States Marine Corp and served as an Infantry platoon commander with the Third Battalion, 5th Marines, of Camp Pendleton, California. James has an exemplary military record and has demonstrated a true and resolute allegiance to his country.

May 18, 2012
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Committee Meeting: Investigations and Government Operations Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Investigations and Government Operations Senator Carl L. Marcellino, Chair 9:30 AM, Tuesday, May 22, 2012 Room 810 LOB

May 22, 9:30 AM - 10:02 AM
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Marie Colvin

Marie Colvin earned international acclaim as a fearless reporter for The Sunday Times of London making it her mission to expose injustice and human suff ering. After more than two decades of chronicling confl ict, Ms. Colvin became a victim of it in Homs, Syria.

Ms. Colvin was an extraordinary human being, whose dedicated calling as a foreign correspondent will continue to inspire admiration and hope for a better world. She was a foreign correspondent for more than 25 years, making a specialty of reporting from the world’s most dangerous places. She focused on the plight of women and children in wartime, and Syria was no diff erent.

May 14, 2012
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Public Hearing: The use of Automated Sales Suppression Devices to Evade New York State Sales Tax

Senate Standing Committee on Investigations and Government Operations
Chair: Senator Carl L. Marcellino
Public Hearing: To examine the use of automated sales suppression devices in evading New York State Sales Tax collection, including the so called tax-zapper software that lets businesses, especially those that deal mostly in cash, to underreport taxable sales and pocket money that should be given to the government.
Place: Legislative Office Building, Hearing Room A, 181 State Street, Albany, NY 12247
Time: 11:00 A.M.
Contact: Debbie Peck Kelleher  (518) 455-2390   
ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

June 4, 11:00 AM - 1:15 PM
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“SHED THE MEDS”

 Senator Carl L. Marcellino is partnering with the Glen Cove Police Department and the Glen Cove Fire Department to help residents safely dispose of their expired or unused medications.

April 26, 2012
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Committee Meeting: Investigations and Government Operations Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Investigations and Government Operations Senator Carl L. Marcellino, Chair 10:00 AM, Wednesday, May 2, 2012 Room 810 LOB

May 2, 10:00 AM - 10:25 AM
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SENATE PASSES MARCELLINO’S PET PROTECTION BILL

Measure Makes the Theft of Dogs or Cats A Felony

The New York State Senate today passed a bill to help prevent the theft of pets by increasing the penalties for committing the crime. The bill, (S.946), sponsored by Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R, Syosset), would make stealing a licensed dog or cat a felony and takes into account the monetary and emotional value of a pet.

April 18, 2012
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SENATE PASSES MARCELLINO BILLS TO HELP TAXPAYERS

On New York State’s tax filing deadline, the state Senate today passed legislation that would expedite payment of income tax refunds and simplify STAR property tax relief filings for senior citizens.

April 17, 2012
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Spring into Fun with Senator Marcellino at the 9th Annual Health & Fitness Fair

Saturday, May 19th Audrey Avenue in Oyster Bay will be the home to over 100 exhibitors as they demonstrate their specialties.

April 17, 2012
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Committee Meeting: Investigations and Government Operations Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Investigations and Government Operations Senator Carl L. Marcellino, Chair 12:30 PM, Wednesday, April 18, 2012 Room 810 LOB

April 18, 12:30 PM - 12:44 PM
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MARCELLINO TO HOST PROGRAM TO STEM FORECLOSURES

Foreclosure Prevention Specialists Available to meet Homeowners

11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday, April 20th in South Huntington

April 4, 2012
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Earth Day 2012 Poster Contest: District 5

Dear Participant,

Thank you for your wonderful contribution to the New York State Senate’s Earth Day Poster Contest.   This year we received many outstanding posters that exemplify the creativity of the young people in the 5th Senatorial District.

Each entry from my District displayed tremendous originality and vision as well as obvious concern for the ecological future of our communities and our state.  I am proud of your work and that of your classmates, and encourage you to continue to study and learn more about the serious challenges that face our environment.

I am pleased to announce that the winner of the 2012 Earth Day Poster Contest from my District is:

Julia Bradley

Grade: 6

April 1, 2012
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BUDGET AGREEMENT AND AID TO EDUCATION


I am proud to say that the State Legislature and the Governor have reached an agreement on the State Budget. This agreement continues to protect taxpayers and help the private sector create jobs. It  closes a multi-billion dollar deficit with no new taxes, fees or gimmicks and limits spending growth to 2% or below for the second year in a row.

March 30, 2012
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March 27, 2012
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Public Hearing: Joint Legislative Public Hearing on 2012-2013 Executive Budget Proposal: Topic "General Government / Local Assistance "

General Government / Local Assistance

Assembly Parlor

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Senate

William Magnarelli (Co-Chair)

Hugh Farley (Co-Chair)

Sandra Galef

Elizabeth Little

March 22, 9:30 AM - 9:35 AM
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SENATE PASSES MEASURES TO REDUCE PESTICIDE WASTE

Bills Would Help Lessen Use of Some Pesticides and Prevent Unnecessary Disposal

 The New York State Senate today passed two bills that would reduce the amount of pesticides that are unnecessarily released into the environment. The bills, sponsored by Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R, Syosset) and Senator Mark Grisanti (R, North Buffalo), have environmental and economic benefits by reducing the amount of pesticides needing to be applied or disposed of as hazardous waste.

March 19, 2012
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