Senator Charles J. Fuschillo (8th Senate District) was joined by Assemblyman David G. McDonough (19th Assembly District), Town of Hempstead officials, and members of the Bellmore Chamber of Commerce in announcing a renovation and beautification project Veterans Memorial Park, which is located on the corner of Broadway and Bedford Avenue.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District), the Chairman of the Senate’s Consumer Protection Committee and a member of the Senate’s Transportation Committee, announced today that he is sponsoring legislation that would increase the maximum fine that may be imposed for price gouging.Senator Fuschillo, who focused attention on the issue of price gouging during the recent gasoline price surge after Hurricane Katrina, is seeking to raise the maximum fine from $10,000 to a new maximum of $25,000 for those who violate New York State price gouging laws.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) recently supported legislation that would allow all New York residents to assist in remembering those lost on 9/11. The proposal would provide a tax check-off box on personal income tax and corporate franchise tax returns for gifts to the World Trade Center Memorial Foundation.The World Trade Center Memorial honors those lost in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District), a member of the Senate’s Transportation Committee, is announcing that the New York State Department of Transportation will be undertaking an intensive litter removal program on state roadways in both Nassau and Suffolk Counties. "Keep Long Island Highways Clean Week", which will begin Monday, September 26th and run through Friday, September 30th, is an intensive effort to remove litter and debris from Long Island’s major highways and to encourage drivers to stop littering.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District), in conjunction with the Education & Assistance Corporation (EAC), will be sponsoring two child safety seat inspections in the coming weeks. The safety seat inspections will take place in Freeport and Farmingdale and will be free of charge. Appointments will be required to participate in the event.
"It’s a proven fact that car seats save lives when used properly, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that almost 80% of children are improperly restrained.
In order to inform residents about how to prepare in the event of an emergency, Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) recently held a series of community meetings which provided helpful tips and information to local residents. The events were held at three sites across Nassau County’s South Shore and featured presentations from the American Red Cross, LIPA, and area emergency personel. "It is important for residents to be prepared in case an emergency does arise, whether it be a hurricane, a flood, or a massive power outage.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) announced today that he secured $10,000 in state grant funding for the Babylon Citizens Council on the Arts. The funding helped the council offset the costs of some of their programs, including the Long Island Bluegrass Festival. "Programs like the Long Island Bluegrass Festival allow residents to enjoy the outdoors with their families and friends and experience music and culture right in their own community, " said Senator Fuschillo.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) is reminding all Nassau County residents to take advantage of valuable school property tax savings by signing up for New York State’s STAR program.
"New York State’s STAR program provides substantial savings on school property taxes, but there are still many homeowners who are not participating in this program," said Senator Fuschillo.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) recently joined with local veterans as they assembled to commemorate the signing of the surrender papers that ended World War II. The event, at the American Airpower Museum in Farmingdale, was capped with a reenactment of both the signing and the legendary "Times Square" kiss that celebrated the end of hostilities.
Senator Fuschillo also celebrated the event by inviting Commander Robert Tom Riordan, of the Nassau County American Legion, as his guest on a "victory" flight aboard vintage B-17 and B-24 planes.
New York State Senators Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) and Michael A.L. Balboni (7th Senate District) recently joined together in working to protect gas consumers from the sky rocketing cost of gasoline. The two lawmakers simultaneously called on the New York State Attorney General to investigate any potential for price gouging and initiated a move to suspend the taxes paid on gasoline at the pumps in order to protect New York consumers."Any move we can initiate, any protection we can employ must be utilized to protect the consumers of this state.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District), Chairman of the Consumer Protection Committee, announced that legislation that he sponsored in the Senate which will protect Internet users from undisclosed charges has been signed into law. The legislation will require all Internet service providers to warn subscribers of the possibility of long distance charges involved with the providers’ access phone numbers."The Internet is one of the greatest innovations of the last quarter century and it allows for access to a great range of information.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) is informing residents that New York State has designated the week from Tuesday, August 30 through Monday, September 5 as a tax free shopping week. "With the beginning of the school year just around the corner, parents throughout the state are heading to the stores to get the best for their children and this tax free week will help them stretch that family budget.
Businesses and government agencies will soon be required to make consumers aware of security breaches now that consumer friendly legislation sponsored by Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) has become law. The "Information Security Breach and Notification Act", which takes effect in early December, will require all companies and state agencies whose files containing consumers’ private financial information are acquired by unauthorized individuals to notify those consumers in New York State.
To help Long Island families prepare for any sort of emergency situation, Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) is inviting all residents to join him at one of the Emergency Preparedness Community Meetings that he will be hosting throughout his Senate District. Both meetings will be open to all and will be free of charge.
Representatives of the American Red Cross and the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) will offer residents expert advice about how to prepare for and deal with an emergency situation.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District), a member of the Senate’s Transportation Committee, applauded the signing of a new law, which he supported in the Senate, that creates new protections for highway construction workers. "Highway workers face the unusual challenge of performing their jobs in the middle of busy highways. When drivers disregard the speed limits and speed through a work zone, they are unnecessarily putting the workers’ lives at risk," said Senator Fuschillo.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) recently welcomed students from Freeport High School to honor them for winning the Newsday/Cablevision Long Island Challenge. The Freeport team, composed of Daniel Okobi, Jr., Sarah Mahon, Marilyn Bendel, Yan Mei Luo, and Esther Lopez (alternate), defeated the Suffolk County champions from Walt Whitman High School to win the island-wide competition.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) recently joined with Governor George Pataki at Farmingdale State University in unveiling two new laws creating additional tax incentives for individuals who utilize solar energy technology. "Many energy users would have already turned to solar power, which is cleaner and safer, if they did not have to shoulder the full financial burden for the equipment.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District), a member of the Senate Education Committee, has created additional protections for school children by expanding the SAVE (Safe schools Against Violence in Education) act to include school authorized activities that are not held on school grounds. The new law was sponsored in the Assembly by Assemblymember Harvey Weisenberg (20th Assembly District)."By expanding the SAVE laws to include all school authorized activities, we will eliminate any confusion about the rules and regulations that cover student conduct.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) recently presented Max Graber, a Wantagh resident, with the New York State Medal For Merit. Mr. Graber earned the medal for his service to our country during the Second World War."We owe a great deal of admiration and respect to veterans like Max Graber, who fought to defend us from tyranny and protect the freedoms and liberties we cherish. It is my pleasure to recognize Mr. Graber with this award and personally thank him for his brave and dedicated service to our country," said Senator Fuschillo.