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Senate Approves Bill To Outlaw "Boosting"

State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. today announced that the Senate has approved legislation that he sponsors that would create penalties for professional shoplifters who use "booster" bags or other anti-security devices to steal from stores. "Booster bags" are anti-security devices used by highly organized shoplifting rings to steal millions of dollars worth of merchandise from store shelves in New York State. The bags look like ordinary shopping bags, but are lined with tinfoil designed to block the signal from the anti-theft sensors on store merchandise.

June 4, 2007
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Senator Fuschillo Presents Military Medal To Massapequa Veteran

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) today presented the New York State Conspicuous Service Cross to Robert Roarke, an Army veteran from Massapequa. Mr. Roarke earned the medal for his service during the Vietnam War. "Mr.

June 1, 2007
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Senator Fuschillo To Hold Mobile Office Hours At Freeport Library

Freeport residents will have the chance to meet with Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) when he holds mobile office hours at the Freeport Library. "Mobile office hours is a way of bringing government services directly to constituents in their own hometown," said Senator Fuschillo.

May 31, 2007
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Senator Fuschillo And Da Rice Propose Law To Allow Drunk Drivers Who Kill To Be Charged With Homicide

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) and Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice today called for the creation of a new homicide charge for DWI offenders who kill others. Senator Fuschillo and District Attorney Rice were joined by family members of Katie Flynn, a seven year old girl who was killed by a drunk driver on the Meadowbrook Parkway in 2005.

May 29, 2007
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Senate Consumer Protection Committee Hearing Examines Incidents Of Air Passengers Stranded On Planes At New York Airports

The State Senate Committee on Consumer Protection conducted a public hearing today at JFK International Airport to examine recent incidents of airline passengers being trapped on planes at New York airports for several hours and what can be done to improve conditions for passengers stranded on planes. Hearing discussion also focused on state legislation sponsored by Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr., Chairman of the Consumer Protection Committee, which would provide passengers trapped on planes with certain amenities to make their wait more tolerable.

May 24, 2007
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Senator Fuschillo Welcomes Merrick Residents To The Senate Chambers

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) recently gave Merrick residents Bernie and Marlene Stein a tour of the Senate Chambers during their trip to Albany. Mr. & Mrs. Stein traveled to Albany to view the State Capitol. In the photo, Senator Fuschillo (left) shows Mr. & Mrs. Stein the podium where the President of the Senate presides over legislative session.

May 24, 2007
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Senator Fuschillo: Senate Approves Measure To Expand And Enhance The Dna Database

State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. announced today that the Senate has approved legislation that he co-sponsored to expand the state’s DNA database to include samples from every person convicted of a crime. The measure would also improve the methods for collection and preservation of DNA evidence and extend the statute of limitations for cases based on DNA evidence. Senator Fuschillo (R-Merrick) said, "The DNA databank is a powerful tool that helps law enforcement solve crimes and protect New Yorkers.

May 21, 2007
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Senator Fuschillo Congratulates Chatterton Students On First Place Finish In Statewide Environmental Contest

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) recently congratulated 5th grade students from Chatterton Elementary School in Merrick for winning first place in the New York State Senate’s annual I*ma*GREEN*nation environmental contest. The students traveled to Albany to participate in a special Senate awards ceremony, where Senator Fuschillo presented them with their first place medals.The I*ma*GREEN*nation program is a statewide competition for school children in grades one through eight.

May 21, 2007
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Senator Fuschillo And Councilwoman Cullin Congratulate Freeport Resident On Her 100th Birthday

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) and Town of Hempstead Councilwoman Angie Cullin recently visited Freeport resident Laura Elizabeth Colter to congratulate her on the occasion of her 100th Birthday.Senator Fuschillo also presented Mrs. Colter with a resolution, which was passed by the State Senate, in recognition of her one-hundredth birthday and for her years of involvement in Freeport community.Mrs. Colter has been a resident of Freeport since the 1920s, when she moved there with her late husband, Herman.

May 18, 2007
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Senator Fuschillo Holds "mobile Office Hours" At Lindenhurst Library

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) recently visited the Lindenhurst Library to speak with constituents as part of his "mobile office hours" program.Senator Fuschillo met individually with constituents and listened as they voiced their concerns about a number of different issues.

May 18, 2007
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Senator Fuschillo Secures State Grant To Purchase Handicapped Accessible Van For Students At Ucpn's Children's Learning Center

Joined by teachers and students, Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) helped cut the ribbon on a brand new wheelchair accessible van that will be used to transport children attending the United Cerebral Palsy Association of Nassau County’s (UCPN) Children’s Learning Center.

May 17, 2007
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Senator Fuschillo’s "airline Passengers Bill Of Rights" Legislation Passes State Senate

State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. announced today that the Senate has approved legislation that he sponsors to provide passengers stranded on airplanes at New York airports with certain basic amenities to make their wait more tolerable. The measure also creates a new Airline Consumer Advocate office to help airline passengers in New York report air travel service problems.

May 15, 2007
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Senator Fuschillo And Assemblyman Mcdonough Discuss The Issues With Wantagh High School Students

Mrs. Farinella’s participation in government class got a first hand lesson in state government when Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) and Assemblyman David G. McDonough (19th Assembly District) visited them recently at Wantagh High School.Senator Fuschillo and Assemblyman McDonough listened as students offered their thoughts on issues such as drunk driving, the death penalty and changing the requirements to obtain a driver license. The class also discussed ways they thought current laws could be improved.

May 11, 2007
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Senator Fuschillo And Assemblyman Mckevitt Welcome Young Artist From Saw Mill Road School To Albany

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) and Assemblyman Tom McKevitt (17th Assembly District) recently welcomed Eric Seltzer, a fifth grade student at Saw Mill Road Elementary School in North Bellmore, to Albany, where his artwork was being displayed. Senator Fuschillo and Assemblyman McKevitt joined Eric and his mother, Laurie, in viewing Eric’s project during its exhibit in the Legislative Office Building. Eric and his mom also got a private tour of the Senate Chambers from Senator Fuschillo and Assemblyman McKevitt.

May 10, 2007
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Senator Fuschillo And Local Officials Celebrate Opening Day Of North Bellmore-north Merrick Little League Season

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) recently joined with the players and coaches of the North Bellmore-North Merrick Little League to help celebrate the start of the 2007 season.

May 10, 2007
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Senator Fuschillo And Assemblyman Mcdonough Congratulate Wantagh Student On Having His Art Displayed In State Capitol

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) and Assemblyman David G. McDonough (19h Assembly District) recently congratulated James O’Neil, a sophomore at Wantagh High School, on having his art displayed in the State Capitol.Senator Fuschillo and Assemblyman McDonough welcomed James and his family to Albany and joined them in viewing his project, "Monochromatic Botanies", during its exhibit in the Legislative Office Building. James’ art was on display as part of the New York State Art Teachers Association’s annual Legislative Student Art Exhibition.

May 9, 2007
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Senator Fuschillo's Legislation To Strengthen State's "do Not Call" Registry Law Approved By Senate

State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. announced that the State Senate this week approved legislation that he sponsored to bring New York State’s "Do Not Call" law into compliance with the National "Do Not Call" law, to better protect New York consumers from unsolicited telemarketing calls. Under the legislation, telemarketers and businesses would have to update their New York State "Do Not Call" list every 31 days rather than every 90 days under current law.

May 9, 2007
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Senator Fuschillo Helps Letter Carriers "stamp Out Hunger"

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) recently visited the Merrick Post Office to donate food as part of the National Association of Letter Carrier’s annual "Stamp Out Hunger" food drive, which will take place on Saturday, May 12th. "Every year, local letter carriers collect a tremendous amount of food to help assist the families in our community who have fallen on hard times." said Senator Fuschillo.

May 8, 2007
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Bellmore Residents Speak With Senator Fuschillo During His "mobile Office Hours"

Bellmore residents recently visited with Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) and Assemblyman David G. McDonough (19th Assembly District) during the Senator’s "Mobile Office Hours" program at the Bellmore Library.Senator Fuschillo and Assemblyman McDonough spoke to constituents about a variety of state and local issues, including property tax relief, affordable housing, and the increase in state education aid they secured for the Bellmore and North Bellmore School Districts as part of the 2007-08 state budget.

May 8, 2007
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Senator Fuschillo Asks State Attorney General Cuomo To Be On The Lookout For Possible Price Gouging At Long Island Gas Stations

State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr., Chairman of the State Senate Committee on Consumer Protection, sent the attached letter to New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo asking his office to investigate possible price gouging at Long Island gas stations.Senator Fuschillo reported that yesterday two separate gas stations in his Senate district had a price difference of approximately 16 cents per gallon ($3.099 per gallon compared to $3.259 per gallon), even though the stations are only one block apart.

May 4, 2007
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