ALBANY – Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I - 57th District) announced today that the Senate passed legislation that will increase the access to quality healthcare through technological advancements for rural patients throughout the state.The bill also passed the state Assembly and will be sent to Governor Cuomo for signature. The legislation amends the public health law, and grants hospital privileges to providers of telemedicine services by allowing for the credentialing of health care professionals offering the services. “The changes proposed to New York’s law would be more consistent with federal rules by removing an unnecessary regulatory obstacle that prevents small, rural hospitals from offering beneficial services like telemedicine,” Senator Young said.
ALBANY – Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I – 57th District) announced the state Senate passed a major jobs plan she co-sponsors that would create thousands of private sector jobs throughout the state.“The 2012 NEW JOBS-NY Job Creation Plan would generate thousands of new private sector jobs by delivering tax relief to small businesses, reducing energy costs, and enacting important fiscal reforms so we can help put more New Yorkers to work and make one state’s economy more competitive,” Senator Young said. Highlights of the plan include:
ALBANY – WWII veteran John J. Maroon has one piece of advice for students in Western New York – never give up.In honor of his dedicated service, Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I – Olean) named Private First Class John J. Maroon an inductee to the 2012 New York State Senate Veterans’ Hall of Fame.Private Maroon served in the U.S. Army, participated in combat operations in Italy during 1944 and spent time as a Prisoner of War (POW). He often shares those experiences with school children.
ALBANY – In times of emergency, you want someone like Norma Cummingson your side. Whether it’s her family, friends or a stranger in need, shecommits her time to helping others with kindness and compassion. In honor of her years of dedication, Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I –Olean) named Mrs. Cummings as the 2012 Woman of Distinction for the 57thNew York Senate District. “I was very surprised when I learned I had been named this year’sWoman of Distinction. I do what I do to help – and I do the best I can fora lot of people. When I stop and look at 25 years in the fire service, theyears at the Office of Emergency Medical Services for Chautauqua County,
ALBANY – Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I – Olean) announced legislation (S.7391) that would prohibit any electric corporation seeking to build or expand an electric facility or transmission line with that maintains a starting point outside the United States and an end point within New York State from using the power of eminent domain.
During a press conference Tuesday afternoon, Senator Young joined Energy Committee Chairman George Maziarz and other fellow state Senators, power generators, and business groups to highlight the negative impacts of the proposed Champlain Hudson Power Express Transmission Line (CHPE), a 1,000 MW underwater transmission line that would originate in Canada and end in New York City.
Norma Cummings, Program Planning Coordinator for Chautauqua County’s Office of Emergency Services, has dedicated her life to her family and her community.
As an emergency medical technician (EMT) instructor for SUNY Fredonia and cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) trainer, Ms. Cummings has enhanced the pre-hospital medical attention of first responders both at the scene and in the ambulance, through the many EMTs she has trained in Chautauqua County. She established a training center and was instrumental in implementing a program placing automated external defibrillators in offices throughout the county.
May 8, 2012 - Senator Catharine Young talks about Kendra's Law, Sex Crime Legislation, Protecting Victims of Domestic Violence, Recharge NY and her resolution on the Senate floor as she celebrates the Girl Scouts 100 Year Anniversary.
Christian | Caring | Safe | Responsible | Reliable. At Trinity Christian Daycare, 470 N. Main Street in Wellsville, Senator Cathy Young (R,C,I – Olean), spent time with children who are cared for with those principles in mind. Under the direction of Mrs. Carol English and her staff, children are provided with a safe, nurturing while they receive a basic education using activities that will help them grow spiritually, socially, physically, and emotionally. During her visit, Senator Young spoke with staff about the daycare center, and how she can be helpful in supporting quality daycare services.
On Saturday, April 28, Senator Cathy Young (R,C,I – Olean) and Assemblyman Andy Goodell celebrated with entrepreneurs Nicki and Kris Kane (left) and Mike and Marion Jordan (right) at the grand opening of 21 Brix Winery in Portland. The ceremony featured wine, hors d’oeuvres and live music played by SaxMan Slim.
ALBANY – Imagine you’ve been beaten or sexually assaulted by an abuser. It may have been a spouse, significant other, or another relative that harmed you, maybe even repeatedly. Now, imagine how you would feel facing your abuser in court. Currently, New York State’s Criminal Procedure Law only permits children deemed “vulnerable” by a judge to testify by closed-circuit television. Now, thanks to a bill sponsored by Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I – Olean), which has been passed in the state Senate, the law also would include “domestic violence victims” as “vulnerable” witnesses in criminal proceedings.
When it began, the American Legion consisted of a small group of weary World War I veterans. Now, it is one of the largest, most influential non-profit groups in the United States with over 2.4 million members and 14,000 posts worldwide. On Saturday, April 14, Senator Cathy Young (R,C,I – Olean) cut the ribbon at the grand opening of the Limestone American Legion Post, 941 N. Main Street, with Post Commander David Barger (right) and Vice Commander Jim Cochran, who worked hard to upgrade the Post. Senator Young is an auxiliary member of the Hinsdale American Legion Post and works hard to address veterans’ needs.
ALBANY – Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I – Olean) announced the passage of legislation that aims to prevent sexual predators from gaining access to potential victims and to assist law enforcement in tracking the offenders’ locations.
“Today, the Senate passed eight bills that, among other initiatives, increase the amount of information collected and disseminated about sexual offenders, change the reporting requirements for the Sexual Offender Registration Act (SORA), and addresses the recidivism rates among sexual offenders. Predators are released into society on a daily basis, and every piece of legislation is critical in protecting our children and communities,” Senator Young said.
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