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Legislation Cosponsored By Senator Fuschillo Requiring Social Security Numbers To Obtain A Driver License Passed By State Senate

The State Senatehas passed legislation, cosponsored by Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) that would stop Governor Eliot Spitzer’s plan to allow individuals without a social security number to obtain a New York State driver license or non-driver identification card. Under the legislation, all individuals applying for a driver license or non-driver identification card would have to submit a valid social security number.

October 22, 2007
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Senator Fuschillo’s Legislation Providing Roosevelt School District With Financial Stability Gains Senate Approval

The New York State Senate today approved legislation sponsored by Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) that would close the Roosevelt School District’s multi-million dollar budget deficit.

The legislation (S. 6508) would provide the school district with a grant of up to $8 million without any cost to Roosevelt taxpayers to help eliminate the district’s budget deficit.

October 22, 2007
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Senate Approves Fuschillo Bill For Installation Of Cameras At 50 Nassau County Intersections To Help Improve Traffic Safety

State Senate Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today announced that the Senate has approved legislation that he sponsors that would permit the installation of 50 "red-light" cameras at high-risk intersections throughout Nassau County in an effort to improve traffic safety. The cameras would take digital images of the license plates of vehicles running red lights. The County would then mail a summons of up to $50 to the cars’ registered owners whenever a camera captures a violation.

October 21, 2007
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Local Seniors Take Part In Senator Fuschillo’s Golden Gathering

Senior Citizens from Baldwin to West Babylon came to the Freeport Recreation Center yesterday to take part in Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr.’s (8th Senate District) annual Golden Gathering.

Seniors who attended Senator Fuschillo’s Golden Gathering were able to receive free flu & pneumonia vaccinations, information from over 90 different government agencies and local not-for-profit organizations, free health screenings, and obtain a passport through the Town of Hempstead’s Town Clerk’s Office.

October 19, 2007
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Senator Fuschillo And Assemblyman Mcdonough Congratulate Local Baseball Team On Winning The Babe Ruth Little League World Series

State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) and Assemblyman David G. McDonough (19th Assembly District) today congratulated the coaches and players from the Long Island Blue Demons on winning the Babe Ruth World Series Championship.The Blue Demons were the first Long Island team ever to win the Babe Ruth World Series in the 13-15 year old age bracket. The squad is made up of 14 to 15 year old boys from communities across the south shore, including Freeport, North Merrick, Bellmore, and the Massapequas.

October 18, 2007
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Senator Fuschillo Introduces Legislation To Close Roosevelt School District’s Multi Million Dollar Budget Deficit

State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) announced today that he introduced legislation to help relieve the Roosevelt School District’s multi-million dollar budget deficit.

The legislation (S6508) would provide the district with a grant of up to $8 million to help eliminate the district’s budget deficit.

The State Senate is expected to approve on the bill during session on Monday.

October 18, 2007
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Senator Fuschillo, Li Realtors, Child Protection Advocate Ask: Would You Give A Sex Offender The Keys To Your Home?

State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today was joined by representatives of the Long Island Board of Realtors (LIBOR) and the New York State Association of Realtors (NYSAR), and the Executive Director of Parents for Megan’s Law calling for enactment of a new law to prohibit convicted sex offenders from obtaining or holding a real estate license in New York State. The proposed law would prevent dangerous sex offenders from having access to the homes of New York families. The legislation (S.

October 16, 2007
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Wantagh Residents Meet With Senator Fuschillo And Assemblyman Mcdonough At Wantagh American Legion

State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) and Assemblyman David G. McDonough (19th Assembly District) today met one on one with Wantagh residents at the Wantagh American Legion as part of the Senator’s mobile office hours program. Senator Fuschillo and Assemblyman McDonough spoke individually with constituents and listened as they voiced their concerns about a number of different issues. "People deserve to have the chance to speak directly with their elected representatives to share their thoughts and concerns.

October 10, 2007
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Senator Fuschillo Supports New Law To Protect Children From Dangerous School Bus Exhaust

July 1, 2008 limiting the idling of school buses at schools that have a significant number of children with asthma and at other schools deemed appropriate by the Education Commissioner. While a few New York schools have already voluntarily implemented a school bus no-idling policy of their own, most schools have not.

October 4, 2007
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Senator Fuschillo And Assemblyman Saladino Speak With Massapequa Park Residents During Mobile Office Hours

Massapequa Park residents had the chance to meet one-on-one with State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) and Assemblyman Joseph Saladino (12th Assembly District) at Massapequa Park Village Hall as part of the Senator’s mobile office hours program."People deserve to have the chance to speak directly with their elected representatives to share their thoughts and concerns.

October 4, 2007
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Senator Fuschillo: Early Detection Is Vital In Overcoming Breast Cancer

As part of national breast cancer awareness month, State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) is reminding residents that early detection plays a critical role in overcoming breast cancer. "One of the best ways to successfully treat breast cancer is by detecting it early. Getting screened regularly and practicing good health habits are vital," said Senator Fuschillo, a member of the Senate’s Health Committee. "Early detection is the best form of prevention.

October 1, 2007
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Senator Fuschillo Speaks With Residents At Bellmore Street Festival

State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) attended the annual Bellmore Street Festival this past weekend to speak with local residents about their concerns. Senator Fuschillo also offered information about property tax relief, state programs and services, and identity theft prevention. Senator Fuschillo again secured state funding for the Chamber of Commerce of the Bellmores to help offset costs for the community festival.

September 30, 2007
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Senator Fuschillo To Hold Mobile Office Hours In Wantagh

Wantagh residents will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) when he holds mobile office hours at the Wantagh American Legion.

"Mobile office hours is a way of bringing government services directly to constituents in their own hometown," said Senator Fuschillo.

September 30, 2007
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Senator Fuschillo: Do Not Call List Requires Re-registering After Five Years, New Yorkers Urged To Re-enroll To Continue Blocking Unwanted Telemarketers

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. announced today that many of the telephone numbers listed on the National Do Not Call Registry, which protects people from unwanted telemarketing calls, will begin to expire on July 1, 2008. Telephone numbers stay on the Do Not Call list for only five years and must be re-registered to stay on the list longer than that. New Yorkers who wish to remain on the list after five years and continue to block unsolicited calls, can visit the website www.donotcall.gov or call toll-free 1-888-382-1222 to re-register their phones numbers on the list.

September 26, 2007
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Senators Fuschillo And Skelos Announce $500,000 In State Funding For South Nassau Hospital’s New Lifesaving Cardiac Care Lab Expansion

State Senators Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) and Dean G. Skelos (9th Senate District) today announced $500,000 in state funding for South Nassau Communities Hospital to expand its cardiac catheterization program.

September 26, 2007
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September 25, 2007
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Senator Fuschillo Reminds Homeowners To Be On The Lookout For Their New York State Rebate Applications

State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) is reminding homeowners with the Basic STAR exemption to be on the lookout for their 2007 New York State Middle Class STAR Rebate applications. The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance will start mailing application packets to Nassau and Suffolk Counties this week."This year, we again fought hard to make sure rebate checks were included in the state budget to provide direct property tax relief to middle class families.

September 24, 2007
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Senator Fuschillo To Appear On Cablevision’s "meet The Leaders"

State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) will be an upcoming guest on "Meet The Leaders", a Cablevision program allowing Long Islanders to hear from their elected officials and community leaders.

September 21, 2007
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Senator Fuschillo Applauds Airline Passenger Advocate's "strand-in" On The Mall In Washington D.c.

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. today applauded the efforts of airline passenger advocate Kate Hanni and other advocates for staging a "Strand-In" in Washington, D.C. today to draw attention to the need for federal legislation to protect stranded airline passengers. Ms. Hanni, founder of the Coalition for an Airline Passengers’ Bill of Rights, has set up a tent on the Mall today in which the conditions of being stranded on an airplane for hours have been simulated.

September 18, 2007
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Fuschillo & Mckevitt Talk About The Issues With Bellmore Sons Of Italy Lodge

State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) and Assemblyman Thomas McKevitt (17th Assembly District) recently served as guest speakers during a recent meeting of the Giovanni Caboto Lodge # 2372, Order Sons of Italy in America in Bellmore.

Senator Fuschillo and Assemblyman McKevitt discussed their efforts to deliver tax relief to local homeowners. They informed residents about the 2007 New York State Middle Class STAR Rebate Program, which provides a property tax rebate check to middle class homeowners.

September 18, 2007
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