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SENATOR FUSCHILLO & ASSEMBLYMAN MCDONOUGH CONGRATULATE ED PETERS FOR 50 YEARS OF SERVICE AS A JONES BEACH LIFEGUARD

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and Assemblyman David McDonough (R-North Merrick) recently congratulated Jones Beach lifeguard Captain Ed Peters for 50 years of service as a Jones Beach lifeguard.

      Ed Peters became a Jones Beach lifeguard in 1963 and is currently the supervisor of Field 6, where he oversees a crew of 46 lifeguards. He holds the rank of Captain, which is the highest lifeguard position. In addition to being a lifeguard, Captain Peters was a math teacher at Mepham High School and retired from teaching in 1997. 

August 5, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO CONGRATULATES MERRICK RESIDENT ON GRAND OPENING OF FREEPORT KAYAK RENTAL

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently joined with members of the Merrick Chamber of Commerce in congratulating Merrick resident Jerry Foster on the grand opening of his business, Freeport Kayak Rental. Senator Fuschillo offered Mr. Foster his best wishes for many years of success. 

     Freeport Kayak Rental offers services including kayak and paddleboard rental, as well as instruction and tours of the local waterways. Residents can learn more about Freeport Kayak Rental by calling 855-WE-KAYAK or visiting www.freeportkayakrentals.com.

August 5, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO & STATE POLICE TO SPONSOR FREE CHILD SAFETY SEAT CHECK IN LINDENHURST

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that he will be partnering with the New York State Police to sponsor a free child safety seat check on Saturday, August 17th in Lindenhurst.

     The free child seat safety check will be held from 9 am to 1 pm at Babylon Town Hall, located at 200 East Sunrise Highway in Lindenhurst. Officers from the New York State Police will be performing free safety seat inspections to make sure that drivers have their children’s car seats properly installed and secured.

August 2, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO ANNOUNCES NEW LAW PROHIBITING SMOKING ON HOSPITAL GROUNDS AND RESIDENTIAL HEALTHCARE FACILITIES

Prohibits Smoking on the Campus Grounds & Within 15 Feet of Hospital Property Lines

          Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently announced that legislation he supported to prohibit smoking on the grounds of general hospitals and residential health care facilities, has been signed into law by Governor Cuomo. The new law prohibits smoking outdoors on the grounds of hospitals and residential health care facilities, as well as within 15 feet of an entrance or exit to the building or grounds.

August 2, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO ANNOUNCES NEW LAW TO REQUIRE CONGENITAL HEART DEFECT SCREENINGS FOR NEWBORNS

Congenital Heart Defects are the Leading Cause of Infant Death Due to Birth Defects

          Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently announced that legislation he supported that that will require birthing facilities such as general hospitals and clinics to screen newborns for congenital heart defects through pulse oximetry screening, also known as “pulse ox,” has been signed into law by Governor Cuomo.

August 2, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO ANNOUNCES NEW LAW TO PROTECT CONSUMERS WHEN PURCHASING PETS

New Law Provides Consumers with More Information on the Origins of Their Pet

          Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently announced that legislation he supported that would allow consumers more protections when purchasing a pet, has been signed into law by Governor Cuomo. The new law would provide consumers with more information about the origins of their pet, and more protections should their pet become ill, under what is known as the “pet lemon law”.

August 2, 2013
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Car Seat Safety Check

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced today that he will be partnering with the New York State Police to sponsor a free child safety seat check on Saturday, August 17th in Lindenhurst.

     The free car seat safety check will be held from 9 am to 1 pm at Babylon Town Hall, located at 200 East Sunrise Highway in Lindenhurst. Officers from the New York State Police will be performing free safety seat inspections to make sure that drivers have their children’s car seats properly installed and secured.

August 17, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO’S LEGISLATION TO ENHANCE SAFETY IN SCHOOL ZONES SIGNED BY GOVERNOR CUOMO

New Law Prohibits U-turns in School Zones

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced today that legislation he sponsored to enhance the safety of students and parents in school zones has been signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo. The new law enhances safety for students and parents by preventing drivers from making U turns within school zones.

August 1, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO ANNOUNCES NEW LAW GIVING DMV STRONGER TOOLS TO FIGHT FRAUD

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that legislation he sponsored to give the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) stronger tools to combat fraud has been signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo. The legislation will allow DMV to impose sanctions on drivers who try obtain a driver's license or vehicle registration for free through a "charge back" fraud scheme.

August 1, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO ANNOUNCES NEW LAW TO ENHANCE FIRE PREVENTION AND SAFETY FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS

“Kerry Rose Fire Sprinkler Notification Act” Will Help Educate College Students About Fire Prevention and Safety

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently announced that legislation he supported to require New York colleges to provide written information on fire safety and sprinkler systems to students residing in college-owned or operated housing, has been signed into law by Governor Cuomo. 

July 31, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO ANNOUNCES NEW LAW TO TOUGHEN PENALTIES FOR CHILD ABUSERS

New Law Increases the Look-Back Period to Elevate Penalties for Assault on a Child Younger Than 11 Years Old

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently announced that legislation he supported enacting Jay-J’s Law, which allows for tougher penalties against offenders who have been convicted of repeatedly abusing a child, has been signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo. 

July 31, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO INFORMS RESIDENTS HOW TO SEARCH FOR UNCLAIMED FUNDS

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) is informing residents how they can find out if they are entitled to any of the $12 billion in New York State unclaimed funds.

     Unclaimed funds are monies such as un-cashed checks, old bank accounts, wages, utility deposits, and stocks and dividends that people have left dormant or forgotten about. State law requires banks, utilities, and many other businesses and companies to turn over these inactive accounts to the State Comptroller’s Office, which holds the funds in trust until they can be reclaimed by their rightful owner.

July 31, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO TO SPONSOR BREAST CANCER SCREENING PROGRAM IN MERRICK

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, August 15th from 8:45 am to 12:00 pm at the Merrick Library (2279 Merrick Avenue, Merrick).

July 29, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO ANNOUNCES NEW LAW TO RESTRUCTURE UTILITY OPERATIONS ON LONG ISLAND

Privatized Utility System Will Focus on High Performance under Strengthened State Oversight

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently announced that legislation he supported that dramatically revamps the electric utility on Long Island has been signed into law by Governor Cuomo. The legislation privatizes utility operations on Long Island, improves customer service, including stabilizing rates and enhancing emergency response and preparation; reduces the cost of Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) debt; and implements tough state oversight for the new utility company. It also achieves savings to allow the new utility to seek a rate freeze for 2013, 2014 and 2015.

July 28, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO ANNOUNCES SIGNING OF LEGISLATION TO STRENGTHEN LEANDRA’S LAW

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced today that legislation he sponsored to strengthen Leandra’s Law has been signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo.

     The new law 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.

July 26, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO & NEW YORK COALITION FOR TRANSPORTATION SAFETY TO SPONSOR KIDS BIKE SAFETY RODEOS

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and the New York Coalition for Transportation Safety will be sponsoring two kids bike safety rodeos for families.

     The programs will take place on:

     • Wednesday, August 14th

        11 am- 2 pm

        Cedar Creek Park (parking field 3)

        3340 Merrick Road, Seaford

        (rain date August 15th)

 

July 25, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO ANNOUNCES NEW TRAFFIC SAFETY IMPROVEMENT ON SUNRISE HIGHWAY IN MERRICK

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that, in response to his request, the New York State Department of Transportation (DOT) will be making a new traffic safety improvement at the intersection of Sunrise Highway and Hewlett Avenue in Merrick. 

     Senator Fuschillo urged the DOT to explore new safety improvements at the intersection on behalf of constituents who expressed concerns that the intersection, which is often extremely busy and congested, was dangerous for pedestrians and motorists.

July 25, 2013
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Kids Bike Safety Rodeo- Amityville

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and the New York Coalition for Transportation Safety will be sponsoring two kids bike safety rodeos for families.

     The programs will take place on:

     • Wednesday, August 14th

        11 am- 2 pm

        Cedar Creek Park (parking field 3)

        3340 Merrick Road, Seaford

        (rain date August 15th)

      • Tuesday, August 20th

        11 am – 2 pm

        Park Avenue Elementary School

August 20, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Kids Bike Safety Rodeo- Seaford

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and the New York Coalition for Transportation Safety will be sponsoring two kids bike safety rodeos for families.

     The programs will take place on:

     • Wednesday, August 14th

        11 am- 2 pm

        Cedar Creek Park (parking field 3)

        3340 Merrick Road, Seaford

        (rain date August 15th)

 

     •   Tuesday, August 20th

          11 am – 2 pm

          Park Avenue Elementary School

          140 Park Avenue, Amityville

August 14, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Property Tax Exemptions Workshop- Baldwin

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), Senator Dean G. Skelos (R-Rockville Centre), and Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano will be sponsoring a Property Tax Exemption Workshop on Friday, July 26th from 1 pm to 3 pm at the Baldwin Library (2385 Grand Avenue, Baldwin).

July 26, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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