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SENATE TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE APPROVES LEGISLATION TO PROTECT STUDENTS FROM INTOXICATED SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), Chairman of the Senate’s Transportation Committee, today announced that the Committee has approved legislation to protect students from intoxicated school bus drivers. The legislation would greatly expand random drug and alcohol testing for school bus drivers, as well as impose stronger penalties on intoxicated school bus drivers.

May 30, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO AND COUNTY EXECUTIVE MANGANO TO SPONSOR FREE SENIOR ID CARD PROGRAM IN FREEPORT

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano will be sponsoring a free Senior ID Card Program in Freeport.

     The program will be held from 12:00 pm- 3:00 pm on Friday, June 14th at the Freeport Library, located at 144 West Merrick Road in Freeport. All Nassau County residents ages 65 and over are eligible to participate and receive a free senior ID card. No appointments are necessary.

May 30, 2013
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SENATE APPROVES LEGISLATION GIVING DMV STRONGER TOOLS TO FIGHT FRAUD

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today announced that the New York State Senate passed legislation he sponsored to allow the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to suspend the driver’s licenses of individuals who obtain their driver’s licenses and vehicle registrations free of charge using a “charge back” fraud scheme.

     Under the “charge back” fraud scheme, an individual pays for their driver’s license or registration using a credit, then disputes the charge with their credit card company to get a “charge back” on their account. By fraudulently disputing a valid DMV charge, these individuals illegally obtain their driver’s license or registration free of charge.

May 29, 2013
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SENATE APPROVES LEGISLATION TO PREVENT DWI OFFENDERS FROM GETTING DRIVER’S LICENSES BACK WITHOUT FULFILLING SENTENCING OBLIGATIONS

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), announced that the New York State Senate passed legislation he sponsored to ensure that DWI offenders do not have their driver's license reinstated until they have completed all the terms of their sentencing.

     “Driving is a privilege, not a right. Convicted DWI offenders should not be able to have that privilege until they have paid their debt to society by completing all the terms and conditions of their sentence. This legislation would create another safeguard by requiring offenders to prove that they have fulfilled their court-ordered obligations,” said Senator Fuschillo.

May 29, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO’S LEGISLATION TO GIVE PUBLIC MORE INPUT ON PROPOSED MTA FARE, TOLL, AND SERVICE CHANGES PASSED BY SENATE

Legislation Would Require MTA to Hold Public Hearings Regarding Changes in Fares, Tolls, or Services in All Affected Regions

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced today that the New York State Senate passed legislation he sponsored to make it easier and more convenient for residents who would be affected by any proposed Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) fare increase, toll hike and major service change to voice their concerns.

     The legislation (S776) would require the MTA to hold hearings in each county in which a fare, toll, and/or major service change is proposed.

May 29, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO HELPS DEDICATE NEW VETERANS MEMORIAL IN ROOSEVELT

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently joined with members of the Roosevelt community at the dedication of a new veterans monument in Roosevelt.

May 28, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO JOINS WITH MERRICK COMMUNITY IN COMMEMORATING MEMORIAL DAY

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently joined with members of the Merrick and North Merrick community to commemorate Memorial Day at the annual Memorial Day Parade.

     The Merrick/North Merrick Memorial Day Parade is an annual community tradition which pays tribute to all of the veterans who served our nation, most especially the ones who made the ultimate sacrifice defending our country. Hundreds of Merokians lined Merrick Avenue between Veterans Plaza and the Veterans Monument at Lee Avenue to view the parade and show their appreciation for our American heroes.

May 28, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO TO SPONSOR BREAST CANCER SCREENING PROGRAM IN MASSAPEQUA PARK

     New York State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), in conjunction with NuHealth/Nassau Health Care Corporation, will be sponsoring a breast cancer screening program on Thursday, June 20th from 8:45 am to 12:00 pm at the Massapequa Library’s Bar Harbour Building. The library is located at 40 Harbor Lane in Massapequa Park.

     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.

     NuHealth’s guidelines for the program are as follows:

May 28, 2013
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Senior ID program- Farmingdale

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and Senator Kemp Hannon (R-Garden City) will be partnering with Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano in sponsoring a free Senior ID Card Program in Farmingdale.

The program will be held from 12:00 pm- 4:00 pm on Wednesday, June 5th at the Farmingdale Library, located at 116 Merritts Road in Farmingdale. Nassau County residents ages 65 and over are eligible to participate and receive a free senior ID card. No appointments are necessary.

June 5, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO, SENATOR HANNON AND COUNTY EXECUTIVE MANGANO TO SPONSOR FREE SENIOR ID CARD PROGRAM IN FARMINGDALE

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and Senator Kemp Hannon (R-Garden City) will be partnering with Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano in sponsoring a free Senior ID Card Program in Farmingdale.

     The program will be held from 12:00 pm- 4:00 pm on Wednesday, June 5th at the Farmingdale Library, located at 116 Merritts Road in Farmingdale. Nassau County residents ages 65 and over are eligible to participate and receive a free senior ID card. No appointments are necessary.

May 24, 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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SENATOR FUSCHILLO ANNOUNCES JONES BEACH BIKE-PEDESTRIAN PATH EXTENSION WILL BE OPEN FOR MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

New Path Provides Direct Link to Jones Beach From Wantagh State Parkway Bike-Pedestrian Path

     New York State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that the new Jones Beach access path, which will provide a direct link between the Wantagh Parkway Bike-Pedestrian Path and Jones Beach State Park, will be open for Memorial Day Weekend.

May 23, 2013
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Committee Meeting: Transportation Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Transportation Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr., Chair 9:30 AM, Thursday, May 30, 2013 Room 124 CAP

May 30, 9:30 AM - 9:36 AM
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SENATE PASSES SENATOR FUSCHILLO’S LEGISLATION TO RAISE PENALTIES FOR TOLL DODGING

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today announced that legislation he sponsors to raise penalties for drivers who intentionally avoid paying tolls on toll roads has been passed by the New York State Senate. The legislation would allow drivers who intentionally try to avoid paying a toll on a toll road to be prosecuted under the state’s theft of services law.

May 22, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO’S LEGISLATION REQUIRING MANDATORY JAIL SENTENCES FOR REPEAT DWI OFFENDERS PASSED BY SENATE

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today announced that legislation he sponsored to require mandatory jail sentences for repeat DWI offenders has been passed by the New York State Senate.

May 22, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO AND COUNTY EXECUTIVE MANGANO TO SPONSOR FREE SENIOR ID CARD PROGRAM IN MASSAPEQUA PARK

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano will be sponsoring a free Senior ID Card Program in Massapequa Park.

     The program will be held from 12:00 pm- 3:00 pm on Friday, June 7th at the Massapequa Library (Bar Harbour Building), located at 40 Harbor Lane in Massapequa Park. All Nassau County residents ages 65 and over are eligible to participate and receive a free senior ID card. No appointments are necessary.

May 22, 2013
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SENATE TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE APPROVES LEGISLATION TO KEEP DRUNK DRIVERS OFF THE ROAD

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), Chairman of the Senate’s Transportation Committee, announced that the committee has approved legislation to keep drunk drivers off the road.  The legislation would ensure that DUI offenders do not have their license reinstated until they have completed all the terms of their sentencing, as well as strengthen New York State’s ability to permanently revoke the driver’s license of persistent DUI offenders.

May 21, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO ANNOUNCES FREEPORT’S STEPHEN NICOLINO INDUCTED INTO SENATE’S VETERANS HALL OF FAME

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today announced that Freeport resident Stephen Nicolino has been inducted into the New York State Senate’s Veterans Hall of Fame. Mr. Nicolino was named to the Hall of Fame by Senator Fuschillo.

     “Stephen Nicolino is a devoted and tireless advocate for our nation’s heroes. He has organized numerous service projects to aid local veterans, soldiers fighting overseas, and the community as a whole, and continues to serve in many different community organizations. His many years of service to his fellow veterans and the community make him most deserving of this honor, and it is my pleasure to congratulate him,” said Senator Fuschillo.

May 21, 2013
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Stephen Nicolino

Stephen Nicolino is a devoted and tireless advocate for our nation’s heroes. His family has a long history of service to our nation. His father and four brothers all served in the armed forces and his two sisters worked in the defense industry during World War II. Mr. Nicolino followed in that proud family tradition, serving in the Air Force from 1952-1956. He attained the rank of Staff Sergeant and earned the National Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Army of Occupation Medal-Germany, and New York State Medal for Merit.

May 19, 2013
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