Charles J. Fuschillo Jr.'s Videos

Senator Fuschillo Supports Stronger Penalties for Distracted Driving

Senator Fuschillo discusses why New York State should enact stronger penalties for distracted driving, including license suspensions for teenagers who text and talk on a cell phone while driving. You can read more about the legislation by clicking here.

June 5, 2013
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Senator Fuschillo's Memorial Day Message 2013

Click the video above to view a Memorial Day message from Senator Fuschillo.

May 23, 2013
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News 12 Long Island: Sen. Fuschillo awards 7th-grader Victoria Scalli the Liberty Medal for saving dad's life

MERRICK - Sen. Charles Fuschillo Jr. has awarded a Merrick seventh-grader with one of the highest civilian honors that a New Yorker can receive for saving her father's life.

Victoria Scalli was awarded the Liberty Medal for saving her father's life back in February. Scalli says she was in her room doing homework when she heard her father, Mark, begin to choke on a piece of bread. Scalli's mom tried to do the Heimlich, but it wasn't working.

That's when Scalli jumped in and did the Heimlich herself, which she had recently learned in gym. The Merrick Avenue Middle School student was able to remove the lodged piece of bread.

Scalli says she was happy she was able to put the skills she learned in gym to work.

May 10, 2013
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Senator Fuschillo's Distracted Driving Prevention Program

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently held a roundtable discussion at Lindenhurst High School for students to help raise awareness about the growing problem of distracted driving.   

February 21, 2013
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Sen. Fuschillo Appears on News 12 to Call for Stronger Penalties for Hit & Run Drivers

     Senator Fuschillo appears on News 12 Long Island to discuss legislation he is sponsoring to raise the penalties for drivers who hit someone and flee the scene of an accident. The legislation would raise the penalties for hit and run crimes so that they are commensurate with charges faced by a drunk driver who causes physical injury or death and remains at the scene of the accident. 

     Under the legislation:

     • Drivers who leave the scene of a fatal accident would face class “C” felony charges, punishable by up to 15 years in prison.

February 15, 2013
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Senator Fuschillo's Extend the Holidays Toy Drive

New York State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr.

February 7, 2013
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Senator Fuschillo Discusses Reopening of Ocean Parkway (from News 12 Long Island)

New York State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. appears on News 12 Long Island to discuss the reopening and reconstruction of the Ocean Parkway, which was severely damaged during Hurricane Sandy.

November 27, 2012
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Senator Fuschillo Opposes LIRR Ticket Refund Charge (News 12 Long Island)

Senator Fuschillo appears on News 12 Long Island to offer his thoughts on the MTA's decision to charge LIRR passengers a fee to obtain refunds for tickets they purchased but were unable to use because of a system-wide shutdown due to Hurricane Sandy. Senator Fuschillo is the Chairman of the New York State Senate's Transportation Committee.

November 21, 2012
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Senator Fuschillo's 2012 Veterans Tribute Video

Following is a veterans tribute video put together by Senator Fuschillo to thank local veterans for their service to our nation. The video was shown to veterans at Senator Fuschillo's annual Veterans' Appreciation Breakfast.

August 13, 2012
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Senator Fuschillo Calls for Stronger BUI Laws

News 12 Long Island story (7/19/12) on Senator Fuschillo's legislation to strengthen the New York's Boating Under the Influence (BUI) laws.

The legislation would create parity with the state's existing DWI laws by creating felony charges for operating a boat drunk with a child onboard and an "aggravated BWI" charge for high BAC offenders. Additionally, it would require mandatory driver license and boating privilege suspensions for BUI and DUI offenders, as well as require all boaters to complete a boating safety course.

Click here to read more about Senator Fuschillo's legislation.

July 20, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO SUPPORTS SENATE JOB CREATION PLAN

     Senator Fuschillo supports the Senate's New Jobs-NY plan which would reward businesses for creating jobs, cut business taxes, and make New York State more economically competitive.

     The 2012 NEW JOBS-NY Job Creation Plan includes:

     Job-Creating Tax Cuts and Business Development Assistance:

     • Small businesses would see the “small business corporate tax rate” cut from 6.5 percent to 5.2 percent- a reduction of approximately 20 percent.

     • Small businesses that pay under the personal income tax would also receive a 10 percent tax credit if they have at least one employee and a business income of less than $250,000.

May 31, 2012
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Senator Fuschillo's Community Update-April 25th

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) welcomes Assemblyman Tom McKevitt (R-East Meadow) to his "Community Update" to discuss the recently approved New York State budget and the economic benefits it will provide to residents. The two state legislators also discussed the repeal of the MTA payroll tax and the need for new job creation programs.

April 26, 2012
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Senator Fuschillo Votes to Designate April as "Autism Spectrum Disorder Awareness Month" in New York State

NYS Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. votes in favor of a legislative resolution designating April as "Autism Spectrum Disorder Awareness Month" in New York State.

Senator Fuschillo was a sponsor of the resolution.

Text of the Legislative Resolution:

LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim April 2012, as Autism Spectrum Disorders Awareness Month in the State of New York

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to memorialize Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim April 2012, as Autism Spectrum Disorders Awareness Month in the State of New York; and

March 27, 2012
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Senator Fuschillo Supports Reforms to Make Port Authority More Accountable and Transparent

New York State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) votes "yes" on legislation he cosponsored to make the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey more accountable and transparent.The legislation was introduced following the Port Authority's complete lack of transparency in approving a toll increase last year. Additionally, there have been numerous reports which have raised questions about the Authority's spending practices and financial management.

March 15, 2012
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Senator Fuschillo Delivers Over 2,000 Toys to Winthrop Hospital

Senator Fuschillo visits Winthrop Hospital's Pediatric Unit to deliver over the over 2,000 toys that were collected through his annual "Extend the Holidays" toy drive. The toys were delivered after the new year so that children could continue to experience the joy of receiving gifts throughout the new year.

Toys were collected with the help of local schools, labor unions, families, and businesses.

Click here to read more about Senator Fuschillo's "Extend the Holidays" toy drive.

January 25, 2012
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Senator Fuschillo Votes for New Executive Director of NYS Thruway Authority

Senator Fuschillo votes to confirm Thomas Madison as the new Executive Director of the New York State Thruway Authority, stating he has the experience needed to handle the challenges ahead, most notably rebuilding the Tappan Zee Bridge.

Senator Fuschillo is the Chairman of the New York State Senate's Transportation and chaired a meeting of the committee to examine Mr. Madison's qualifications and professional experience prior to the Senate vote.

January 9, 2012
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Senator Fuschillo Votes to Confirm New MTA Chairman

Senator Fuschillo votes to confirm Joe Lhota as Chairman of the MTA, stating he has the experience needed to make the MTA more financially accountable and transparent to residents.

Senator Fuschillo is the Chairman of the New York State Senate's Transportation and chaired a meeting of the committee to examine Mr. Lhota's qualifications and professional experience prior to the Senate vote.

January 9, 2012
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Senator Fuschillo to Hold Public Hearings on Distracted Driving

Senator Fuschillo appears on News 12 Long Island to discuss plans to hold public hearings on distracted driving. The hearings will examine how New York State can better prevent distracted driving to improve safety on our roadways.

December 28, 2011
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Senator Fuschillo Votes "Yes" on Tax Cut & Economic Development Package

Senator Fuschillo votes "yes" on legislation to cut taxes, create jobs, and upgrade our infrastructure while contrasting New York State's bipartisan cooperation with Washington's partisan gridlock. The actions taken by the State Legislature will:

* Deliver $690 million in personal income tax relief for over 4.4 million taxpayers Click here to read more.

* Eliminate the MTA payroll tax for nearly 80 percent of the businesses currently paying it

December 8, 2011
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