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GOVERNOR CUOMO SIGNS SENATOR FUSCHILLO’S LEGISLATION INTO LAW TO BETTER PROTECT CONSUMERS

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that legislation he sponsored to help protect consumers from unsolicited mailings has been signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo.

     The new law will require mail offers for the sale of monuments or memorials to be clearly marked “SOLICITATION” in large boldface type at the top of any mailing unless the solicitation has been requested by the recipient. Following the death of a family member, individuals often receive many unsolicited offers for sale of monuments and memorials, but in some cases these offers are designed to look like bills rather than advertisements. As a result, families can end up paying without realizing the mailing is an offer, not a contract.

November 14, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO: GOVERNOR WRONG TO VETO LEGISLATION TO GIVE PUBLIC MORE INPUT ON PROPOSED MTA FARE, TOLL, AND SERVICE CHANGES

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

     “I am extremely disappointed that Governor Cuomo vetoed legislation I sponsored that would ensure that all residents affected by any proposed Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) fare increase, toll hike, or major service change are able to voice their concerns.

November 14, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO TO SPONSOR BREAST CANCER SCREENING PROGRAM IN WANTAGH

     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, December 19th from 8:45 am to 12:00 pm at the Wantagh Library (3285 Park Avenue, Wantagh).

     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:

     * The program is open to Nassau County women.

November 13, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO ANNOUNCES EXPANSION OF NEW YORK'S SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY TO INCLUDE MULTIPLE PHOTOS OF CONVICTED OFFENDERS

Additional photographs detailing changes in appearance will allow for enhanced monitoring by law enforcement and greater public awareness

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) is informing residents that the state’s Sex Offender Registry will now display multiple photographs of convicted sex offenders. The new change will help make offenders more recognizable to law enforcement personnel and the public.

November 12, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO INFORMS RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES ABOUT NEW TAX CREDIT FOR EMPLOYERS WHO HIRE POST-9/11 VETERANS

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) is informing residents and businesses about a new tax credit which will encourage employers to hire unemployed veterans who served our country following the 9/11 attacks.

     "Our servicemen and women who served in Afghanistan, Iraq, and elsewhere following the 9/11 attacks put their lives on the line to protect our safety and freedom; we need to protect them when they return home,” said Senator Fuschillo. “75,000 of these veterans live in New York State today, and many are struggling to find work and provide for their families. This tax credit is one way to help these brave heroes get back to work and serve those who served our country.”

November 12, 2013
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December 19, 8:45 AM - 12:00 PM
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO HONORED WITH AWARD BY THE NEW YORK STATE ASSOCIATION FOR BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS

Recognized for “Excellence in Legislative Leadership”

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) was recently honored by the New York State Association for Behavior Analysis (NYSABA) for his leadership and advocacy for the field of behavior analysis and its consumers in New York State.

November 12, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO CONGRATULATES FREEPORT’S SMALL BUSINESSPERSON OF THE YEAR

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently congratulated Freeport Chamber of Commerce member, and Seaford resident, Ivan Sayles on being named 2013 Small Businessperson of the Year.

     Mr. Sayles is the co-owner of Rachel’s Waterside Grill, a restaurant located on the Nautical Mile in Freeport. For over 16 years, Rachel’s has been serving a wide variety of dishes which combine fresh ingredients and creative recipes to the community. Rachel’s Waterside Grill has been chosen “Best Seafood Restaurant” three years in a row by the Long Island Press’ “Best of Long Island.”

November 12, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO SECURES STATE FUNDING FOR TECHNOLOGY IMPROVEMENTS AT SEAFORD LIBRARY

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that he has secured state funding for the Seaford Library to improve its technology.

     The state funding will help the Library upgrade its computer and related technology equipment, as well as purchase a public access scanner. The new equipment will help the Library enhance the services it offers to the Seaford community and better meet the needs of its patrons.

     “The Seaford Library is an invaluable resource which provides a wide variety of services to the Seaford community. Utilizing this new technology will allow the Library to further improve these services for the residents it serves,” said Senator Fuschillo.

November 8, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO WARNS NEW YORKERS ABOUT DECEPTIVE STAR PROGRAM SOLICITATIONS

Letters Offer to Complete Free STAR Application at a Cost

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today advised taxpayers to beware of solicitations offering a fee-based service to apply for the School Tax Relief (STAR) property tax exemption – when homeowners can apply for free.

November 8, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO REMINDS FAMILIES ABOUT NEW YORK STATE MILITARY MEDALS HONORING VETERANS FOR THEIR SERVICE

     With Veterans Day approaching, and with November being National Military Family Appreciation Month, Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) is reminding veterans and their families that New York State offers military awards to honor New Yorkers who have served in the armed forces.

     “Every man and woman who served our country in the armed forces deserves our respect, gratitude, and appreciation, and these medals are one way New York State recognizes the service and sacrifices of its residents who fought for our country,” said Senator Fuschillo. “I invite veterans or their families to contact my office and learn more about obtaining these New York State military medals.”

November 7, 2013
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New York State Military Medals

As a way to honor and recognize the service and sacrifice of its residents who served in the armed forces, New York State offers several military awards to veterans who currently live in New York State or who were New York State residents at the time of their military service, including:

November 7, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO ANNOUNCES STATE FUNDING FOR LITERACY INITIATIVE AT COPIAGUE LIBRARY

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that he has secured state funding for the Copiague Library to undertake its new Copiague Literacy initiative.

     The Library will use the funding to facilitate literacy programs that will bring one-on-one tutoring and small group instruction to its patrons. The Library will also be developing its own in-house literacy program that will expand its outreach services within the community. Additionally, the library will be increasing its adult learning, foreign language, and ESL collections for patrons of all ages.

November 7, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO AND ASSEMBLYMEMBER ROSENTHAL CALL ON GOVERNOR CUOMO TO SIGN LEGISLATION TO GIVE PUBLIC MORE INPUT ON PROPOSED MTA FARE, TOLL, AND SERVICE CHANGES

MTA Has Implemented Six Fare Hikes in the Last 10 Years, and Is Planning to Consider Another Fare Increase Proposal in 2014

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan) recently called on Governor Cuomo to sign legislation they sponsor to ensure that all residents affected by any proposed Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) fare increase, toll hike and major service change are able to voice their concerns.

November 6, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO SECURES STATE FUNDING FOR NEW EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY AT FARMINGDALE LIBRARY

     Photo Caption: Senator Fuschillo (left) is pictured with Farmingdale Library Director Debbie Podolski (right) and Assistant Director Christa Lucarelli (center) viewing the new interactive technology being offered to children at the Farmingdale Library. 

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that he has secured state funding for the Farmingdale Library to purchase new educational technology for its child patrons. 

November 4, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO & SUFFOLK COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE TO SPONSOR FREE CHILD ID CARD PROGRAM IN AMITYVILLE

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office will be sponsoring a free child ID card program in Amityville. The program will take place on Tuesday, November 19th from 11 am to 2 pm at the Amityville Library (Corner of Oak & John Streets, Amityville).      

     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:     

     • Name     

     • Date of birth     

     • Gender     

November 1, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO: NEW LAW PROHIBITING SMOKING ON HOSPITAL & RESIDENTIAL HEALTHCARE FACILITY GROUNDS NOW IN EFFECT

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently announced that a new law he supported to prohibit smoking on the grounds of general hospitals and residential health care facilities is now in effect.

November 1, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO: NEW LAW TO ENHANCE SAFETY IN SCHOOL ZONES TAKES EFFECT TOMORROW

     Photo caption: Senator Fuschillo speaks about the new law which will enhance safety in school zones.

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that a new law he authored to enhance the safety of students and parents in school zones takes effect tomorrow, November 1st. The new law prohibits drivers from making U turns within school zones.

     Senator Fuschillo made the announcement at Old Mill Road Elementary School in North Merrick with Town of Hempstead Supervisor Kate Murray, Town Clerk Nasrin Ahmad, Councilman Gary Hudes, and Assemblyman Dave McDonough.

October 31, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO: STRONGER LEANDRA’S LAW TAKES EFFECT TOMORROW

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that a new law he authored to strengthen Leandra’s Law takes effect tomorrow, November 1st. 

     The new law, which was signed on July 26th, will ensure that more convicted drunk drivers use ignition interlocks as required by law. It will also make it more difficult for drivers to claim they will not operate a car and enhance penalties for individuals who try to escape the law through fraud.

October 31, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO & ASSEMBLYMAN MCDONOUGH VIEW NEW EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY AT MERRICK LIBRARY

     Photo Caption: Senator Fuschillo (center) and Assemblyman McDonough (left) watch as Casey, a 13 month old girl from Merrick, shows how to use the new iPads and Crayon Kiosk in the Merrick Library’s Children’s Room.

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and Assemblyman David McDonough (R-North Merrick) recently visited the Merrick Library to view new educational technology which is being used in the Library’s Children’s Room. The Library purchased the technology using state funding secured by Senator Fuschillo.

October 29, 2013
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