Charles J. Fuschillo Jr.'s Press releases

SENATE TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE APPROVES LEGISLATION TO ENSURE REPEAT ALCOHOL OFFENDERS FACE APPROPRIATE PENALTIES

        Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), Chairman of the Senate’s Transportation Committee, announced that the committee has approved legislation to ensure that individuals with prior convictions of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated are treated as repeat offenders, regardless of the vehicle type.

February 6, 2012
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FUSCHILLO LEGISLATION TO HELP POLICE POSITIVELY IDENTIFY SUSPECTS PASSED BY SENATE

Police Officers Would Have Routine Digital Access to an Individual’s Driver License Photo in the Field Under Proposed Law

        Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today announced that the New York State Senate passed legislation he sponsors to give police greater resources to positively identify suspects. The legislation would allow officers to have routine access to DMV driver license photo images when performing their duties.

February 6, 2012
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FUSCHILLO LEGISLATION REQUIRING MANDATORY JAIL TIME FOR REPEAT DWI OFFENDERS PASSED BY SENATE

        Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today announced that the New York State Senate has passed legislation he sponsors requiring a mandatory jail sentence for repeat DWI offenders.

February 6, 2012
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SENATE PASSES FUSCHILLO BILL TO HELP REDUCE COSTS FOR SCHOOL DISTRICTS

        Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that the New York State Senate has passed legislation he sponsors to help reduce transportation costs for school districts. The legislation would allow “school bus” signs, which must be illuminated under current law, to be constructed with more cost-effective reflective material.

February 6, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO SUPPORTS LEGISLATION TO REPEAL MTA PAYROLL TAX FOR COUNTIES, TOWNS, AND VILLAGES

        Photo caption: Senator Fuschillo (second right) joins with Senator Jack Martins (third right) and Senator Lee Zeldin (second left), Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano (center), Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone (third left), Town of Hempstead Supervisor Kate Murray (right), and Garden City Mayor Donald Burdie (left) in supporting legislation to exempt municipalities from paying the MTA payroll tax.

February 3, 2012
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SENATE PASSES FUSCHILLO RESOLUTION MEMORIALIZING THE LIFE OF NORTH MERRICK VETERAN BILL HALLERAN

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 Irving William “Bill” Halleran, who passed away in December at the age of 93.

“Bill Halleran was a very special person who loved his country and community and served them both with distinction. Whether it was as a member of the Navy, as an American Legion member, or a volunteer fireman, Bill never hesitated to lend a helping hand to those in need. I’m pleased that the Senate paid tribute to an incredible man who leaves behind an incredible legacy,” said Senator Fuschillo, who sponsored the resolution.

February 1, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO & MERRICK COLLEGE STUDENT DISCUSS IMPORTANCE OF COMMUNITY SERVICE

        Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently met with CW Post student, and Merrick resident, Nicole Pitone to discuss the importance of community service.

        Nicole, who is President of the college’s “Post TV” club, interviewed Senator Fuschillo about the importance of public and community service, as well as ways that individuals can get involved to help the community. They also discussed a service project the Club is organizing to benefit the Interfaith Nutrition Network, a local organization which provides assistance to those in need.

February 1, 2012
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FUSCHILLO LEGISLATION CREATING STRONGER PENALTIES FOR PROFESSIONAL SHOPLIFTERS PASSED BY SENATE

        Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that the New York State Senate has passed legislation he sponsored to raise penalties for criminals who use “booster bags” and other anti-security devices to steal merchandise from store shelves.

January 31, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO ANNOUNCES SENATE PASSAGE OF NEW LIPA OVERSIGHT MEASURES

        Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today announced that the New York State Senate has passed legislation he cosponsors to greatly strengthen oversight of LIPA. The legislation would help make LIPA more transparent and accountable to its ratepayers.

        “LIPA ratepayers pay some of the nation’s highest utility costs; we have every right to expect and demand more from LIPA. This legislation will bring a new level of transparency, accountability, and oversight to LIPA, all of which are sorely needed. I’m pleased that the Senate has approved these new protections for LIPA ratepayers,” said Senator Fuschillo, a member of the Senate’s Energy Committee.

January 30, 2012
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FUSCHILLO LEGISLATION CREATING FELONY CHARGES FOR REPEAT CHILD ENDANGERMENT OFFENDERS PASSED BY SENATE

        Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today announced that legislation he sponsors to create felony charges for individuals who repeatedly endanger the welfare of a child has been passed by the New York State Senate.

January 30, 2012
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SENATE TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE APPROVES LEGISLATION TO STRENGTHEN OVERSIGHT OF CONDITIONAL LICENSES

Legislation Would Require Judges to Approve Conditional Licenses for Those Arrested for DWI

        Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), Chairman of the Senate’s Transportation Committee, today announced that the committee has approved legislation to prevent individuals arrested for DWI from obtaining a conditional license without a judge’s approval.

January 30, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO MEETS WITH LOCAL BOY SCOUT ROBOTICS TEAM

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently met with four local scouts as part of their project for a science and technology competition.

The scouts, Brian Harding and Kyle Kravit of Merrick, Jack Miller of Farmingdale, and Tim O’Leary of East Meadow, are competing as a team in the First Lego League’s “Food Factor” competition. The First Lego League is a competition designed to get children excited about science and technology through research, problem solving and engineering.

January 27, 2012
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SENATORS FUSCHILLO, JOHNSON, AND ZELDIN CALL ON MTA TO ACCELERATE LIRR DOUBLE TRACK PROJECT

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), along with Senator Owen Johnson (R-West Babylon) and Senator Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley), called on the MTA to accelerate the proposed double track project, which would help create jobs, promote economic development, and improve LIRR service for thousands of commuters.

January 27, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO INVITES RESIDENTS TO JOIN THE FIGHT TO RESTORE STATE MASS-TRANSIT TAX BENEFIT FOR COMMUTERS

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) is inviting all residents to sign his online petition calling on Albany to pass legislation he sponsors to help commuters reduce their commuting costs by restoring the state’s mass transit tax benefit.

“Long Islanders already pay enough to commute into New York City; now they’re facing even higher costs because of Washington’s inaction. With Congress failing to act, New York State needs to pass this legislation to restore the monthly pre-tax benefit on the state level so that commuters can save on their state taxes. I invite residents to join me in calling on Albany to pass this legislation by signing my online petition,” said Senator Fuschillo, Chairman of the Senate’s Transportation Committee.

January 25, 2012
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OLD MILL ROAD KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS WELCOME SENATOR FUSCHILLO TO THEIR CLASS

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently visited Old Mill Road Elementary School in North Merrick to serve as a guest reader to Mrs. Morash’s kindergarten class.

Senator Fuschillo read “House Mouse, Senate Mouse” by Peter and Cheryl Barnes to the students. The story allowed the children to learn in a fun way what Senator Fuschillo’s job is and how laws are made.

“I really enjoyed my visit to Old Mill Road. It was wonderful to see how involved the students got into the story and how excited they got about reading. I thank them for allowing me to visit their class,” said Senator Fuschillo.

Senator Fuschillo is pictured as he reads “House Mouse, Senate Mouse” to the students in Mrs. Morash’s class.

January 25, 2012
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FUSCHILLO LEGISLATION TO PROTECT NASSAU COUNTY WATERWAYS PASSED BY SENATE

Legislation Would Restore Nassau’s Authority to Prosecute Water Polluters

        Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today announced that the New York State Senate has passed legislation he sponsors to help protect Nassau County’s waterways from pollution. The legislation (S5318) would restore Nassau County’s authority to bring enforcement actions against those who pollute its waterways.

January 24, 2012
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SENATE PASSES FUSCHILLO LEGISLATION CREATING FELONY CHARGES FOR THOSE CAUGHT DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE WITH A CONDITIONAL LICENSE

Legislation Would Close Legal Loophole Allowing These Drivers to Face Only a Traffic Infraction

        Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today announced that the New York State Senate has passed legislation he sponsors to close a loophole which allows someone arrested for DUI while driving with a conditional license to face only a traffic infraction.

January 24, 2012
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FUSCHILLO LEGISLATION TO HELP STOP DRUNK & DRUGGED DRIVERS FROM EVADING PROSECUTION PASSED BY SENATE

        Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today announced that legislation to prevent drunk or drugged drivers from evading prosecution has been passed by the New York State Senate.

        The legislation (S3768B) would allow law enforcement to seek court orders to compel when individuals suspected of DUI refuse to submit to chemical intoxication tests.

January 24, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO TO HOLD INFORMATIONAL CYBER-BULLYING WEBCAST ON FEBRUARY 7TH

        Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) will be holding an informational webcast to help students and parents better confront the dangers of cyber-bullying.

        The webcast will held on Tuesday, February 7th from 7 to 7:30 pm. Both parents and students are invited to watch the webcast, which will be streamed live over the Internet, by visiting Senator Fuschillo’s website, Fuschillo.nysenate.gov.

January 24, 2012
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SENATE PASSES FUSCHILLO LEGISLATION TO REQUIRE BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR ALL BUS DRIVERS

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today announced that the New York State Senate has passed legislation he sponsors to require all bus drivers to submit to a criminal history check. The legislation would help prevent bus drivers from using aliases to hide from their criminal histories when applying for a driver’s license.

January 23, 2012
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