"Today, we honor the men and women lost in the September 11th attacks.
11 years ago today, America was changed forever when cowardly terrorists attacked our country and took away nearly 3,000 of our loved ones, friends, neighbors and coworkers. While we saw horrific evil that day, 9/11 also showed the best of America: heroes rushed into danger to save lives, communities came together to support one another, and our nation united to ensure that we would rebuild, rise up strong, and not be defeated by evil. That continuing resolve is a fitting way to honor the victims and ensure that we continue to triumph over terror.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently joined with members of the Freeport community in celebrating the grand opening of the school district’s brand new athletic field.
Senator Fuschillo congratulated the community on the new field and wished the Red Devils Football Team good luck in their home opener.
Senator Fuschillo is pictured as he joins with administrators and board members from the Freeport School District, as well as other local officials, in cutting the ribbon on the high school’s new athletic complex.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) is reminding all Nassau County residents to take advantage of New York State’s STAR program and other tax exemptions to help save money on their property taxes.
"Eligible homeowners can save hundreds of dollars on their school taxes through New York State’s STAR program,” said Senator Fuschillo. “Additionally, Nassau County offers other exemptions which could provide further savings to homeowners. Residents who haven’t already applied for STAR or other property tax exemptions shouldn’t pass up the chance to obtain valuable tax savings.”
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently announced that legislation he supports to help protect children from the harmful effects of cigarettes has been signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo. The new laws prevent the sale of e-cigarettes to children and prohibit smoking within 100 feet of school entrances or exits.
“Exposing children to nicotine and second hand smoke puts their health at risk. We need to continue to protect them from these harmful substances. I thank Governor Cuomo for working with us to pass these important health initiatives which will help keep children safe,” said Senator Fuschillo.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R – Merrick) announced that legislation he cosponsored to help combat prescription drug abuse has been signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo. The new “I-STOP” law will significantly improve the way prescription drugs are prescribed and monitored in New York State.
“Prescription drug abuse is a growing epidemic which has already led to tragedy here on Long Island. Stronger measures are needed to prevent drug abusers from gaming the system. The new safeguards created under ‘I-STOP’ will ensure that doctors and pharmacists receive improved information so that prescription drugs are only given to those who truly need them. I applaud Governor Cuomo for signing this law,” said Senator Fuschillo.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) will be partnering with Town of Hempstead Town Clerk Mark Bonilla and Supervisor Kate Murray in sponsoring a free Senior ID Card Program in Seaford.
The program will be held on Wednesday, September 19th from 1 pm to 4 pm at the Seaford Library, located at 2234 Jackson Avenue in Seaford. All Town of Hempstead residents ages 60 and over are eligible to participate and receive a free senior ID card.
“Today’s ruling that the MTA Payroll tax is unconstitutional is a victory for Long Island taxpayers. Having strongly opposed this job killing tax since its implementation by the Senate Democrats in 2009, and supporting its repeal in 2011, I am pleased that this latest positive step has been taken to alleviate this unfair and significant burden on businesses, municipalities, libraries and employers across Long Island. I applaud the Court for its decision and reaffirming what my Republican colleagues and I have long been saying; that the MTA payroll tax is unfair, unjust, and should never have been implemented."
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) is Chairman of the Senate’s Transportation Committee.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) is inviting residents to lend a helping hand in keeping Long Island’s beaches clean by participating in a beach cleanup day he is sponsoring at Jones Beach on September 15, 2012 from 8 am to 1 pm.
Senator Fuschillo is sponsoring the event in partnership with the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation and Operation SPLASH (Stop Polluting Littering And Save Harbors) to keep our beaches and shores clean and prevent pollution from harming our oceans and marine life.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and Babylon Town Supervisor Rich Schaffer recently sponsored a program to provide free legal services to those in need.
Senator Fuschillo and Supervisor Schaffer arranged to bring the Mobile Legal Help Center, which is a partnership between the New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) and the New York state Office of Court Administration, to Bolden Mack Park in North Amityville. NYLAG attorneys provided free advice, legal counseling, and direct representation to local residents on matters such as Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security, and Social Security Disability.
Photo caption: Senator Fuschillo (right) and Assemblyman McDonough (center) watch as New York State Trooper Frank Bandiero (left) checks a car seat at the recent free child car seat safety check program.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently partnered with the New York State Police in sponsoring a free car seat safety check where parents could have their children’s car seats checked for proper installation. The program was held at the Seaford Train Station.
State Troopers inspected over 100 child safety seats and fixed any that were improperly installed. Parents were also informed of the steps they should take to make sure their child’s car seat is used properly in the future.
Photo caption: Senator Fuschillo says “thank you” to some of the many local veterans who took part in his veterans appreciation breakfast.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently held a veterans appreciation breakfast as a way to say “thank you” for their service to our country. Over 200 veterans from across Senator Fuschillo’s Senate District came to the Seaford Knights of Columbus to participate in the event.
New Law Will Regulate All Telemarketers Who Do Business in New York State
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R – Merrick) today announced that legislation he cosponsored to protect New Yorkers from telemarketing sales calls has been signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo. The new law allows the New York State Department of State to ban any telemarketing company that violates the state’s telemarketing laws from doing business in New York State.
New Laws Authored by Senator Fuschillo Will Prevent Prison Inmates from Accessing Consumers’ Private Information & Prohibit Pay Per Call Prize Schemes
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today announced that legislation he sponsored to safeguard consumers has been signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo. The new laws will prohibit prison inmates from having access to consumers’ private information and prohibit pay per call prize schemes in New York State.
Teens Ages 16 and Under Will be Prohibited from Using Indoor UV Tanning Devices
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that a new law he authored to help protect teens from the dangers of skin cancer takes effect tomorrow, August 15th. The new law, which was signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo last month, strengthens the state’s existing indoor tanning law by prohibiting minors ages 16 and under from using indoor ultraviolet (UV) tanning devices.
Photo caption: Senator Fuschillo (right) presents Corporal Kevin Vaughan (right center) with the plaque that was displayed in Albany as part of the Senate’s Veterans’ Hall of Fame exhibit. They are joined by Corporal Vaughan’s father, Jim (left center) and mother, Pat (second right), as well as Congressman Peter King (second left) and Assemblyman Dave McDonough (left).
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently congratulated Marine Corps Corporal Kevin Vaughan of North Merrick on being inducted into the New York State Senate’s Veterans’ Hall of Fame. Corporal Vaughan was named to the Senate’s Veterans’ Hall of Fame by Senator Fuschillo.
Sewage Pollution Right To Know Act Will Help Protect Public Health by Increasing Awareness of Water Conditions
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that legislation he cosponsored to require greater public disclosure when sewage is discharged into the waterways has been signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo.
Photo caption: Senator Fuschillo (right), Babylon Town Supervisor Rich Schaffer (left), DFS Deputy Superintendent George Haggerty (right center), and Jackie Markiewicz of the Copiague Library (left center) are pictured in front of the Department’s mobile foreclosure prevention center, which came to Copiague to provide assistance to homeowners.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) today teamed up to provide services to homeowners facing foreclosure.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and Assemblyman Dave McDonough (R-North Merrick) recently sponsored two emergency preparedness seminars to help local residents learn how to be ready if a hurricane or other emergency arises.
Representatives from the Nassau County Office of Emergency Management and LIPA talked to residents about some of the steps they can take to prepare their families and homes in case an emergency arises. Information was offered about making a household preparedness checklist, what supplies and documentation to have on-hand, and important emergency contact numbers to keep readily available.