Charles J. Fuschillo Jr.'s Press releases

SENATE PASSES SENATOR FUSCHILLO’S LEGISLATION TO RAISE PENALTIES FOR TOLL DODGING

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today announced that legislation he sponsors to raise penalties for drivers who intentionally avoid paying tolls on toll roads has been passed by the New York State Senate. The legislation would allow drivers who intentionally try to avoid paying a toll on a toll road to be prosecuted under the state’s theft of services law.

May 22, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO’S LEGISLATION REQUIRING MANDATORY JAIL SENTENCES FOR REPEAT DWI OFFENDERS PASSED BY SENATE

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today announced that legislation he sponsored to require mandatory jail sentences for repeat DWI offenders has been passed by the New York State Senate.

May 22, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO AND COUNTY EXECUTIVE MANGANO TO SPONSOR FREE SENIOR ID CARD PROGRAM IN MASSAPEQUA PARK

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano will be sponsoring a free Senior ID Card Program in Massapequa Park.

     The program will be held from 12:00 pm- 3:00 pm on Friday, June 7th at the Massapequa Library (Bar Harbour Building), located at 40 Harbor Lane in Massapequa Park. All Nassau County residents ages 65 and over are eligible to participate and receive a free senior ID card. No appointments are necessary.

May 22, 2013
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SENATE TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE APPROVES LEGISLATION TO KEEP DRUNK DRIVERS OFF THE ROAD

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), Chairman of the Senate’s Transportation Committee, announced that the committee has approved legislation to keep drunk drivers off the road.  The legislation would ensure that DUI offenders do not have their license reinstated until they have completed all the terms of their sentencing, as well as strengthen New York State’s ability to permanently revoke the driver’s license of persistent DUI offenders.

May 21, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO ANNOUNCES FREEPORT’S STEPHEN NICOLINO INDUCTED INTO SENATE’S VETERANS HALL OF FAME

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today announced that Freeport resident Stephen Nicolino has been inducted into the New York State Senate’s Veterans Hall of Fame. Mr. Nicolino was named to the Hall of Fame by Senator Fuschillo.

     “Stephen Nicolino is a devoted and tireless advocate for our nation’s heroes. He has organized numerous service projects to aid local veterans, soldiers fighting overseas, and the community as a whole, and continues to serve in many different community organizations. His many years of service to his fellow veterans and the community make him most deserving of this honor, and it is my pleasure to congratulate him,” said Senator Fuschillo.

May 21, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO AND LIRR ANNOUNCE $40 MILLION IMPROVEMENT PROJECT AT MASSAPEQUA TRAIN STATION

     Photo caption: Senator Fuschillo speaks about the new $40 million improvement project at the Massapequa Train Station. He is joined by (l-r) Legislator Michael Venditto, Senator Kemp Hannon, MTA Board Member Mitch Pally, LIRR President Helena Williams, Assemblyman Joseph Saladino, and Assemblyman Tom McKevitt.

May 17, 2013
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SENATE PASSES LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION MEMORIALIZING THE LIFE OF NORTH MERRICK VETERAN TOM RIORDAN

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that the New York State Senate recently passed a legislative resolution memorializing the life of North Merrick veteran Robert “Tom” Riordan, who passed away in April. Senator Fuschillo sponsored the legislative resolution in the Senate.

     “Tom Riordan made our community a better place. He was a devoted community leader who touched many lives through his generosity. Passing this legislative resolution is one small way to ensure that Tom’s incredible legacy of service will always be remembered,” said Senator Fuschillo.

May 16, 2013
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SENATE HONORS NINE MASSAPEQUA GIRL SCOUTS FOR EARNING GIRL SCOUTING’S HIGHEST HONOR

    Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently announced that the New York State Senate passed legislative resolutions he sponsored honoring nine Massapequa Girl Scouts for receiving the Girl Scout Gold Award.

    The Gold Award is girl scouting’s highest honor and is a significant milestone in the life of a girl scout. The award is earned only through years of hard work, dedication to scouting’s ideals, and helping others. Before earning the award, a girl scout must also organize and complete a community service project.

    The following nine girls have been recognized by the New York State Senate for earning the Girl Scout Gold Award:  

May 16, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO TO SPONSOR FREE CITIZEN CPR COURSE IN NORTH BELLMORE

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) will be sponsoring a free Citizen CPR course for residents on Saturday, June 1st in North Bellmore.

     The course will be held at the North Bellmore Library (1551 Newbridge Road) from 10:00 am-11:00 am. Trained CPR professionals from Bellmore-Merrick EMS will instruct residents on what to do when in an emergency situation where someone needs CPR.

     Program participants will learn live-saving, hands-only CPR techniques from a certified CPR instructor and be able to practice CPR chest compressions on a mannequin. AED demonstrations will also be performed.

May 13, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO SPONSORING “SHED THE MEDS” PROGRAM IN ROOSEVELT

Residents can safely dispose of expired or unused medications on May 18th at the Roosevelt Library

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) will be sponsoring a “Shed the Meds” program in Roosevelt to help residents safely dispose of unused or expired medications.

     The “Shed the Meds” program will be held on Saturday, May 18th between 11 am and 2 pm at the Roosevelt Library, located at 27 West Fulton Avenue in Roosevelt. Residents will be able to drop off their old or unused medications for safe disposal by officers from the Nassau County Police Department who will be supervising the program.

May 10, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO PRESENTS NEW YORK STATE SENATE LIBERTY MEDAL TO HERO 7TH GRADER FROM MERRICK

Photo caption: Senator Fuschillo (right) is pictured as he presents the Senate Liberty Medal to 12 year old Victoria Scalli (left center) for heroically saving her father's life by performing the Heimlich maneuver while he was choking. They are joined by (l-r Assemblyman Dave McDonough, Victoria's mother Nancy, her father Mark, and her sister Brittany).

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today presented the New York State Senate Liberty Medal to twelve year old Victoria Scalli of Merrick for her heroically saving her father’s life by administering the Heimlich maneuver while he was choking.

May 9, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO WELCOMES MERRICK GIRL SCOUT TO STATE CAPITOL

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently welcomed Merrick Girl Scout Hailey Ferrara to the State Capitol.

Hailey was in Albany as part of the Girls Scouts’ annual legislative showcase day. Senator Fuschillo brought Hailey onto the floor of the Senate Chambers to observe a working session of the New York State Senate and explained the legislative process to her as legislation was being passed.

 

May 8, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO’S FOOD & SUPPLY DRIVE COLLECTS OVER 2,300 POUNDS OF FOOD AND SUPPLIES FOR FAMILIES IN NEED

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today thanked residents for donating over 2,300 pounds of food and supplies as part of the food and supply drive he sponsored with Long Island Cares to help families in need, including those who are recovering from Superstorm Sandy.

     “Through the enormous generosity of local residents, we were able to collect more than one ton of food and supplies to help our neighbors in need. Everything collected through this program will go a long way in assisting families who are going through tough times. I thank everyone who participated in this drive for lending a helping hand to those in need,” said Senator Fuschillo.

May 8, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO NAMES COUNCILWOMAN JACQUELINE GORDON OF COPIAGUE AS A NEW YORK STATE SENATE WOMAN OF DISTINCTION

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today named Copiague resident and Town of Babylon Councilwoman Jacqueline “Jackie” Gordon as a New York State Senate Woman of Distinction.

     “Whether it is serving our country in the armed forces, serving our community as a Town Councilwoman, or helping students in her career as a guidance counselor, Jackie Gordon has made serving others the primary focus of both her professional and personal life. She is a wonderful role model who has made a difference in the lives of many. It is my pleasure to select her for this well deserved honor,” said Senator Fuschillo.

May 8, 2013
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SENATE PASSES SENATOR FUSCHILLO’S LEGISLATION TO ENHANCE SAFETY IN SCHOOL ZONES

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that the New York State Senate has passed legislation he sponsored to enhance the safety of students and parents in school zones.

     The legislation (S3528) would enhance safety for students within a school zone by preventing drivers from making U turns within the posted hours that the school zone is in effect.

May 7, 2013
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SENATE APPROVES SENATOR FUSCHILLO’S LEGISLATION TO STRENGTHEN NEW YORK STATE’S DROP-SIDE CRIB BAN

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that the New York State Senate recently passed legislation he sponsored to strengthen New York State’s ban on dangerous drop-side cribs. The legislation would expand the state’s existing drop-side crib ban to prohibit drop-side cribs from being used at child-care facilities and other places of public accommodation. The legislation is necessary to ensure that New York’s law conforms with federal regulations. 

May 7, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO TO SPONSOR FREE PROSTATE CANCER SCREENING PROGRAM IN ROOSEVELT

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), in conjunction with South Nassau Communities Hospital, will be sponsoring a free prostate cancer screening program on Saturday, May 18th in Roosevelt.

     Screenings will be conducted on May 18th between 11 am and 2 pm at the Roosevelt Library, which is located at 27 West Fulton Avenue in Roosevelt.

May 7, 2013
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SENATE PASSES SENATOR FUSCHILLO’S LEGISLATION TO KEEP SEX OFFENDERS FROM GAINING ENTRY INTO PEOPLE’S HOMES

Legislation Would Disqualify Sex Offenders from Holding Real Estate Appraisers License & Protect Families from Unknowingly Giving Sex Offenders Full Access to their Homes

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that the New York State Senate passed legislation he sponsored to disqualify all convicted sex offenders from obtaining or holding a real estate appraisal license. The legislation is designed to prevent sex offenders from gaining entry into people’s homes.

May 6, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO AND COUNTY EXECUTIVE MANGANO TO SPONSOR FREE SENIOR ID CARD PROGRAM IN WANTAGH

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano will be sponsoring a free Senior ID Card Program in Wantagh.

     The program will be held from 12:00 pm- 3:00 pm on Friday, May 31st at the Wantagh Public Library, located at 3285 Park Avenue in Wantagh. All Nassau County residents ages 65 and over are eligible to participate and receive a free senior ID card. No appointments are necessary.

May 6, 2013
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