Charles J. Fuschillo Jr.'s News items

Senator Fuschillo To Hold Public Forum On Drunk Driving Legislation

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) announced today that he will be hosting a public forum regarding pending legislation to strengthen New York State’s drunk driving laws. The forum will be held at Calhoun High School on Thursday, February 16th at 10 A.M.

February 6, 2006
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Senator Fuschillo And Parents For Megan's Law Hold Parent Forum On Child Sex Abuse

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District), in conjunction with Parents For Megan’s Law, recently hosted a community meeting to help parents learn how to better protect their children from sex offenders. The meeting, entitled "Protecting Our Children: A Forum on Preventing Childhood Sexual Abuse", was held at Farmingdale High School."As parents, our number one priority is protecting our children, but we can’t be with our kids all of the time. Therefore, it is important for us to learn how to spot the signs of trouble and teach our children how to be safe.

February 6, 2006
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Senator Fuschillo Proposes Business Tax Credit For Using Solar & Alternative Energy Systems

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District), a member of the Senate’s Commerce, Economic Development, & Small Business Committee, is sponsoring legislation that would establish a tax credit for businesses that utilize alternative energy sources, such as solar or fuel cell energy.

February 3, 2006
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Senator Fuschillo Supports Legislation Requiring Life Without Parole For Parents Who Murder Their Child

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) announced Senate passage of legislation that would require life without parole for parents or guardians who kill their child. The legislation, named "Nixzmary’s Law", was passed in the aftermath of the tragic death of Nixzmary Brown, a seven year old girl who was brutally beaten and left for dead earlier this month. Her mother and stepfather have been charged with her murder.

February 1, 2006
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Senator Fuschillo Votes For $100 Million In Additional Funding For Home Energy Assistance Program

To help give relief from higher home heating costs, the New York State Legislature passed legislation to provide an additional $100 million in state aid for the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP), according to Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District)."With the skyrocketing costs of home heating oil and natural gas, many people, especially senior citizens, are having trouble paying their heating bills.

January 26, 2006
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State Legislature Reaches Agreement On Megan's Law Reform

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) announced today that both the Senate and Assembly have reached an agreement on new, stronger protections from sex offenders. The new law, which was passed by both the Senate and the Assembly and signed into law by Governor Pataki shortly thereafter, requires lifetime registration for convicted Level 2 and 3 sex offenders."Strengthening Megan’s Law and making it easier to keep our children out of harms way was a must," said Senator Fuschillo.

January 18, 2006
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State Senate Passes Legislation To Protect Public From Repeat Sexual Offenders

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) today announced that the New York State Senate passed legislation which would provide for the civil confinement of sexually violent predators.

January 18, 2006
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Senator Fuschillo's Cpr Training Proposal To Be Featured On Wabc Tv Health Special

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District), a member of the Senate Health Committee, will be prominently featured on a WABC TV health special on Saturday, January 28. The special called, Operation 7: Save A Life, will air at 7:30 p.m. on channel 7.The segment featuring Senator Fuschillo will involve his efforts to require cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) education for all secondary school students. Currently, all schools throughout New York State are permitted to teach this lifesaving skill but are not required to by law.

January 13, 2006
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Senator Fuschillo Urges Town Of Babylon Residents To File For Star Tax Exemptions

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) is urging all Town of Babylon residents to take advantage of valuable school property tax savings by signing up for New York State’s STAR program.

"The STAR program has saved New York homeowners billions of dollars in school property taxes since it was created," said Senator Fuschillo. "I urge anyone who is not already enrolled in this program to take advantage of these valuable tax savings.

January 13, 2006
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Senator Fuschillo Reminds Nassau County Residents About Their Right To Challenge Their Assessment

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) is reminding all Nassau County residents that they have the right to challenge their property tax assessment."Every year, residents have the legal right to grieve their property tax assessment if they believe that Nassau County has over-assessed them," said Senator Fuschillo.

January 12, 2006
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Senator Fuschillo Warns Consumers To Examine Credit Report Following The Holiday Season

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District), the Chairman of the Senate Consumer Protection Committee, is urging all consumers to take advantage of the free credit report available from the three major credit bureaus following the busy holiday season. "With the increase in consumer activity throughout November and December, the holiday season is the perfect opportunity for criminals to obtain your identity. You can protect yourself by making certain that you know what is on your credit report and that you are aware of any discrepancies.

January 12, 2006
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New York State Senate Passes Lifetime Registration For Sex Offenders

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) announced today that the Senate has acted on legislation that would strengthen Megan's Law by mandating lifetime registration for convicted sex offenders.

January 10, 2006
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Senator Fuschillo And Parents For Megan's Law To Host Child Safety Presentation In Farmingdale

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District), in conjunction with Parents For Megan’s Law, will be holding a free community meeting entitled "Protecting Our Children: A Forum on Preventing Childhood Sexual Abuse". The event will be held at Farmingdale High School on Thursday, January 26, 2006 at 7 pm."As parents, our number one priority is protecting our children, but we can’t be with our kids all of the time. Therefore, it is important for us to learn how to spot the signs of trouble and teach our children how to be safe," said Senator Fuschillo.

January 9, 2006
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Senator Fuschillo Welcomes Enhanced Protections From Sexual Predators

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) today announced his support for a 5-point plan to combat sexual predators offered by Governor George E. Pataki. The plan, which offers many of the same points that have overwhelmingly passed in the New York State Senate in years past, is aimed at controlling those who prey on women and children. "Sexual predators must be dealt with and must not be allowed to walk our streets if they are a danger to the community.

January 6, 2006
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Senator Fuschillo Announces Nassau County's First Empire Zone

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) was joined by his colleagues in the Senate and other government officials as he heralded the first Empire Zone awarded to Nassau County. The Nassau Zone, which covers two-square miles of area throughout the county, will foster economic growth in Freeport and Roosevelt, among others. "This is a great opportunity for the residents of Freeport and Roosevelt to benefit from this valuable state program.

January 6, 2006
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Freeport Native Receives New York State Conspicuous Service Cross From Senator Fuschillo

Air Force Staff Sergeant Timothy Russer, a native of Freeport, recently received the New York State Conspicuous Service Cross from Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District). Staff Sergeant Russer, who is also a prior recipient of the Meritorious Service Medal, is currently serving on active duty as a military training instructor. As a member of the 106th Rescue Wing, he was deployed to Ground Zero after the September 11th attacks to directly provide security to the city residents.

January 6, 2006
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Senator Fuschillo To Hold Prescription Drug Forum At Amityville Library

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) is inviting local senior citizens to a free community meeting to learn how the New York State EPIC program can help reduce prescription drug costs. The meeting will be held at the Amityville Public Library, located on the corner of Oak and John Streets in Amityville, on Thursday, February 2nd at 2 pm. A representative from the EPIC program will be on hand to explain how the program works and answer questions.

January 5, 2006
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Senator Fuschillo Announces New Laws For 2006

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) announced that as 2006 begins, New York State residents will be able to take advantage of several new laws. The new laws were sponsored or cosponsored by Senator Fuschillo and will enhance consumer protections and strengthen penalties for DWI.

January 3, 2006
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Senator Fuschillo Unveils New Property Tax Relief Plan

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District), together with Senator Dean G. Skelos (9th Senate District) and Senator Kemp Hannon (6th Senate District), today unveiled a new proposal to help alleviate the burden placed on Long Island’s property taxpayers. When fully implemented, the program, called REBATE-NY, would provide homeowners in Nassau and Suffolk counties with $532.8 million in school tax rebate checks directly from New York State and enable them to save another $71 million through larger state school tax exemptions.

December 30, 2005
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Senator Fuschillo And Anti-dwi Advocates Renew Calls For Tougher Drunk Driving Laws

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) was joined by anti-DWI groups and the New York State Police to warn people about the dangers of drinking and driving during the holidays. Senator Fuschillo also renewed his call to stiffen the penalties faced by those who drink and drive."Many Long Islanders welcome the New Year by celebrating with family and friends and it is our hope that by joining together, we will help them avoid a tragedy. This is a season of new beginnings and we want everyone to have a safe start to the New Year," said Senator Fuschillo.

December 30, 2005
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