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Senator Fuschillo Applauds New Protections For Highway Workers

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District), a member of the Senate’s Transportation Committee, applauded the signing of a new law, which he supported in the Senate, that creates new protections for highway construction workers. "Highway workers face the unusual challenge of performing their jobs in the middle of busy highways. When drivers disregard the speed limits and speed through a work zone, they are unnecessarily putting the workers’ lives at risk," said Senator Fuschillo.

August 10, 2005
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Senator Fuschillo Honors Freeport "long Island Challenge" Champions

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) recently welcomed students from Freeport High School to honor them for winning the Newsday/Cablevision Long Island Challenge. The Freeport team, composed of Daniel Okobi, Jr., Sarah Mahon, Marilyn Bendel, Yan Mei Luo, and Esther Lopez (alternate), defeated the Suffolk County champions from Walt Whitman High School to win the island-wide competition.

August 9, 2005
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Senator Fuschillo Joins With Governor Pataki In Unveiling New Tax Incentives For Using Solar Energy

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) recently joined with Governor George Pataki at Farmingdale State University in unveiling two new laws creating additional tax incentives for individuals who utilize solar energy technology. "Many energy users would have already turned to solar power, which is cleaner and safer, if they did not have to shoulder the full financial burden for the equipment.

August 8, 2005
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Senator Fuschillo Amends Save Act To Add Greater Protection For Students

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District), a member of the Senate Education Committee, has created additional protections for school children by expanding the SAVE (Safe schools Against Violence in Education) act to include school authorized activities that are not held on school grounds. The new law was sponsored in the Assembly by Assemblymember Harvey Weisenberg (20th Assembly District)."By expanding the SAVE laws to include all school authorized activities, we will eliminate any confusion about the rules and regulations that cover student conduct.

August 5, 2005
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Senator Fuschillo Presents New York State Medal For Merit To Wantagh Veteran

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) recently presented Max Graber, a Wantagh resident, with the New York State Medal For Merit. Mr. Graber earned the medal for his service to our country during the Second World War."We owe a great deal of admiration and respect to veterans like Max Graber, who fought to defend us from tyranny and protect the freedoms and liberties we cherish. It is my pleasure to recognize Mr. Graber with this award and personally thank him for his brave and dedicated service to our country," said Senator Fuschillo.

August 2, 2005
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Senator Fuschillo To Sponsor No-out-of-pocket-cost Breast Screening Program At North Merrick Library

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District), in conjunction with the Nassau Health Care Corporation, is hosting a no-out-of-pocket-cost breast cancer screening day on Thursday, September 15, 2005 in North Merrick. The event is part of Senator Fuschillo’s year round program that offers no out of pocket cost breast screenings throughout the 8th Senatorial District."It is vital that women have this screening performed and make it an annual event in their lives," stated Senator Fuschillo.

July 29, 2005
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Senator Fuschillo Supports New Measures To Track Sex Offenders

The New York State Senate passed legislation, cosponsored by Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District), that would require registered level 3 sex offenders to be monitored by global positioning system (GPS) technology.

"Level 3 sex offenders are the most dangerous type of sexual predator, and are likely to commit their crimes again," said Senator Fuschillo.

July 29, 2005
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Senator Fuschillo Supports Statewide Ban On Alcoholic Vaporizers

In his continuing efforts to end DWI in New York State, Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) voted in favor of legislation that would create a statewide ban on alcoholic vaporizers. The measure was recently passed by the New York State Senate, and sent to the Assembly. "These machines are marketed as a way to consume alcohol with fewer consequences than normal drinking, but because the alcohol is inhaled and not filtered through the body’s natural defenses, people could instead get a very quick and intense intoxication.

July 27, 2005
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Senator Fuschillo To Bring "women Of Distinction" Exhibit To Local Libraries

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) announced that the New York State Senate’s "Women of Distinction" exhibit will be on display at both the Freeport Memorial Library and the North Merrick Public Library over the next two weeks. The display will first stop at the Freeport Memorial Library at 144 West Merrick Road in Freeport from Monday, July 25 through Saturday, July 30 to honor Senator Fuschillo’s 2005 honoree, Councilwoman Angie Cullin. In 1987, Angie Cullin became the first woman in the history of the Town of Hempstead to serve as a member of the Town Board.

July 26, 2005
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Senator Fuschillo To Hold Prescription Drug Forum At Wantagh Library

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) is inviting local senior citizens to a community meeting to learn how the New York State EPIC program can help reduce prescription drug costs. The meeting will be held at the Wantagh Public Library, located at 3285 Park Avenue in Wantagh, on Thursday, August 11 at 1:30 pm. A representative from the EPIC program will be on hand to explain how the program works and answer questions from the audience.

July 22, 2005
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Senator Fuschillo: "new Accountability Measures For School Districts Signed Into Law"

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) announced that two bills he cosponsored creating new, improved accountability measures for school district finances have been signed into law by Governor George Pataki."The reckless abandonment of the public’s trust exhibited by some unscrupulous school officials jeopardizes the educational needs of our children," stated Senator Fuschillo.

July 20, 2005
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New Fuschillo Law Strengthens Do Not Call Registry

New Yorkers will soon be receiving greater protections from telemarketers, due to a new law sponsored by Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District).

July 20, 2005
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Senator Fuschillo And Assemblymember Weisenberg Announce New Safety Requirements At Health Clubs

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) and Assemblymember Harvey Weisenberg (20th Assembly District) joined at the New York Sports Club in Long Beach to announce the beginning of a new law which requires automated external defibrillators (AED) to be on hand at all New York State health clubs with memberships of 500 or more.

July 18, 2005
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Senator Fuschillo And Assemblyman Mcdonough Honor New York State Teacher Of The Year

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) and Assemblyman David G. McDonough (19th Assembly District) recently honored Seaford High School teacher Stephen Bongiovi on being chosen as the 2006 New York State Teacher of the Year. The two legislators presented Mr. Bongiovi with a resolution, which they jointly sponsored in the State Legislature, recognizing his extraordinary achievement. "Mr. Bongiovi truly epitomizes what being a teacher is all about.

July 15, 2005
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Senator Fuschillo Hosts Epic Forum For Local Seniors

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District), a member of the Senate’s Health Committee, and Assemblyman David G. McDonough (19th Assembly District) recently held a free community meeting at the Wantagh Public Library to show residents how to save money on their prescription drug costs. "Enrolling in EPIC will allow seniors to save on their prescription drugs, and many residents are unaware of the benefits of this state program.

July 1, 2005
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Senator Fuschillo Calls For Veterans' "hall Of Fame"

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) joined with his Long Island colleagues in the New York State Senate to show his support for the creation of a New York State Veterans’ "Hall of Fame". Senator Fuschillo co-sponsored the legislation that would authorize the construction and operation of the hall. The plan unanimously passed the legislature and is now on its way to Governor George Pataki.

July 1, 2005
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Senator Fuschillo Announces Passage Of Legislation Requiring Online Posting Of Prescription Drug Prices

The New York State Legislature passed legislation, cosponsored by Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District), that would require prescription drug prices to be posted online. This would give consumers easy access to drug price lists, allowing them to save money on their prescription drugs through comparison shopping."People should be able to compare prices in order to save their money.

June 30, 2005
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Fuschillo And Venditto Herald Vasean's Law As July 4th Weekend Approaches

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District), who was the author of the law that lowered the state’s legal limit blood alcohol level (BAC) from .10 to .08, was joined by Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto and DWI activists in asking drivers to be cautious as we approach the Fourth of July holiday weekend, the first holiday weekend during which Vasean’s Law will be in effect."With Vasean’s Law in effect, people who drink and drive will no longer be able to escape prosecution for the more serious crimes of killing or injuring another while driving drunk.

June 29, 2005
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Senator Fuschillo's Identity Theft Protection Passes Senate

The Senate today passed legislation, sponsored by Senator Charles J. Fuschillo (8th Senate District), aimed at protecting New York residents from situations like the current MasterCard security breach. The bill passed the New York State Assembly last week.

June 21, 2005
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Senator Fuschillo Wins State Grant For Freeport Pal

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate) announced today that he has secured $15,000 in state grant funding for the Freeport Police Athletic League (PAL). The Freeport PAL will use these funds to offset the cost of purchasing a passenger van for travel teams."The Freeport PAL would like to thank Senator Fuschillo for his continued support," stated Mike Pomerico, Executive Director of Freeport PAL.

June 17, 2005
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