Following reports that individuals cheated on their commercial driver's license exam by bribing DMV security guards, Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), Chairman of the New York State Senate's Transportation Committee, called on the DMV Commissioner to provide information as to how DMV is responding to the scam. Senator Fuschillo requested that the Commissioner inform the Committee about the steps DMV is taking to prevent future security breaches and find other drivers who obtained commercial driver's licenses through this fraud.
Also Announce New State Funding for Additional Police Vehicle & Enhanced Officer Training
Photo caption: Senator Fuschillo (right center) is pictured with (l-r) Lieutenant Gerard Gralton, Chief Donald Dobby, Mayor James Wandell, Deputy Mayor Jessica Bernius, and Trustee Nick Lalota with the new police vehicle purchased through state funding he secured.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office will be sponsoring a free child ID card program in Copiague. The program will take place on Tuesday, October 22nd from 4-7 pm at the Copiague Library (50 Deauville Boulevard, Copiague).
The New York State Safe Child Card gives parents a convenient way to keep their children’s important information on a single, wallet sized ID card. The card includes the child’s:
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) is inviting residents to view an online exhibit celebrating the contributions of Latino artists to the arts and culture of New York State as part of Hispanic Heritage Month.
“New York’s Hispanic community has produced world class artists and made significant contributions to our culture. This exhibit celebrates these contributions, and I invite residents to explore the exhibit and learn more about these extraordinary men and women,” said Senator Fuschillo.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently took part in the annual Bellmore Family Street Festival, where he offered information about various state programs, services, and upcoming community programs.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano will be sponsoring a free KidPix photo ID program in Freeport. The program will be held on Saturday, October 5th from 11 am to 2 pm at the Freeport Library (144 West Merrick Road, Freeport).
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today urged Governor Andrew Cuomo to sign legislation he cosponsored which would strengthen New York’s boating safety laws by requiring individuals to obtain a boating safety certificate before operating a vessel.
“This legislation is a step in the right direction that will improve safety for everyone on the water. Learning about basic safety procedures, navigation, and rules of the water before operating a powerful motor vehicle that can injure or kill someone is just commonsense. Governor Cuomo should sign this legislation to make our waterways safer,” said Senator Fuschillo, Chairman of the Senate’s Transportation Committee.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that New York State has awarded over $6.5 million in grants for transportation improvements on Long Island. The grants will help fund projects that will improve transportation infrastructure and support economic development.
Photo Caption: Senator Fuschillo (right) is pictured with Rhonda Samuel (left) and Sasha Abraham of the Integrated Medical Foundation at the free prostate cancer screening program they sponsored at the Wantagh Library.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), in conjunction with the Integrated Medical Foundation, recently sponsored a free prostate cancer PSA test program at the Wantagh Library.
Men who participated in the program were able to receive a free PSA blood test, regardless of whether or not they had insurance.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently joined with Governor Andrew Cuomo and PGA officials at Bethpage State Park to announce that the PGA Championship and the Ryder Cup will be played at Bethpage State Park's Black Course.
The PGA Championship and the Ryder Cup are two of golf’s most premier tournaments. Each one attracts hundreds of thousands of spectators from around the world and provides a significant economic boost to the communities that host them.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) was recently a guest on Cablevision’s “Meet the Leaders, ” a local program which explores the people, policies, and issues which are responsible for directing the future course of Long Island.
On the show, Senator Fuschillo and Host Pat Halpin discuss new funding for Long Island’s transportation infrastructure, stronger distracted driving penalties, the need for tougher drunk driving laws, and the need for Washington to extend similar storm mitigation improvements being considered for Suffolk County’s homeowners to Nassau County as well.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) will once again be sponsoring a “Cell Phones for Soldiers” program to benefit our troops serving overseas on Saturday, October 12th.
Residents with outdated or unwanted cell phones can donate them at the Seaford Train Station Parking Lot (northwest corner of Sunrise Highway & Jackson Avenue, Seaford) on October 12th from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. Participating in the program is easy; residents can simply drive up, drop off their unwanted cell phones, and drive away.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently announced that legislation he supported to stop the sale and use of deadly bath salt-type drugs has been signed into law by Governor Cuomo. The “bath salt-type’ drugs have been linked to several deaths of young people in New York.
The new law will further curb the use of ‘bath salts’ by adding new compounds used to make these types of drugs to the state's banned substances list. It classifies these compounds as Schedule I stimulant controlled substances and imposes criminal penalties on those who sell, use and/or possess these drugs. The law makes it a felony to sell the substances to a minor or on school grounds.
New York State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and Assemblyman Brian Curran (R-Lynbrook), in conjunction with NuHealth/Nassau Health Care Corporation, will be sponsoring a breast cancer screening program on Tuesday, October 8th from 8:45 am to 12:00 pm at the Baldwin Library (2385 Grand Avenue, Baldwin).
Appointments are necessary and will be scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. On site nurses and technicians will provide a mammography, a clinical breast examination and instructions for self examination. Patients and their physicians will be notified of the exam results.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently joined with the Seaford community at Seaford High School for a memorial ceremony to remember the victims of the 9/11 attacks.
The Memorial Ceremony is an annual event sponsored by the 9/11 Seaford High School Memorial Committee to remember the five Seaford High School alumni who were killed in the attacks of September 11th. Hundreds of Seaford residents and community organizations participated in the ceremony and candlelight vigil to honor the memories of the victims and show their patriotism.
Senator Fuschillo is pictured speaking at the Seaford 9/11 ceremony.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and Assemblyman Dave McDonough (R-North Merrick) today joined with the Wantagh American Legion and members of the Wantagh community in remembering those who were taken from us on 9/11.
The ceremony is an annual tradition which the American Legion sponsors to honor the memory of the 9/11 victims and pay tribute to the heroes who helped rescue others from danger. Bells were rung in memory of each of the Wantagh residents who were killed in the attacks.