Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today announced Senate passage of legislation he sponsors to raise penalties for individuals who seek to evade security and scrutiny at transportation facilities and other public places.
The legislation (S5232) creates stronger penalties for individuals trying to illegally access secure areas at airports, train stations, and bus terminals, as well for those who steal law enforcement or fire department identification.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently congratulated Freeport resident Smaily Ogando on being named Adult Student of the Year by the New York Association for Continuing/Community Education.
“Smaily Ogando is an inspiration and a wonderful example of how studying and working hard can help achieve your goals, no matter what your age. It was a pleasure meeting this remarkable man and congratulating him on earning this honor. I wish him the very best for continued success,” said Senator Fuschillo.
Photo caption: Senator Fuschillo (right) is pictured with Department of Financial Services Superintendent Benjamin Lawsky (center) and Assemblyman Joseph Saladino (left) in front of the Department’s mobile foreclosure prevention center, which came to Massapequa to provide assistance to homeowners.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and Assemblyman Joseph Saladino today partnered with the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) to help provide services to homeowners facing foreclosure.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today announced that the New York State Senate has passed legislation he cosponsors to help make the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey more open, accountable, and transparent to residents.
“The Port Authority has been heading in the wrong direction for far too long. The disgraceful way it treated residents during last year’s toll increase process is just one of far too many examples of why it needs to change the way it operates. More accountability and transparency are sorely needed and long overdue. That’s exactly what this legislation would bring to the Port Authority,” said Senator Fuschillo, Chairman of the Senate’s Transportation Committee.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that the New York State Senate recently passed its 2012-13 budget resolution which controls state spending, contains no new taxes, fees, and unfunded mandates and helps create new jobs.
“This budget resolution focuses on the right priorities; cutting taxes, controlling spending, and promoting job creation and economic development,” said Senator Fuschillo. “We got New York State headed back in the right direction last year by delivering on these priorities. Now we need to build on that success to keep the state moving forward. That’s exactly what this budget plan would do.”
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) is informing residents about a program which will provide rebates to residents who purchase high-efficiency refrigerators and clothes washers. The rebate program, which is being administered by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), will begin on Monday, March 19th.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), Chairman of the Senate’s Transportation Committee, today announced that the Committee has approved legislation to strengthen Leandra’s Law. The legislation would make it harder for offenders to avoid using ignition interlocks as required by Leandra’s Law.
Proposed Law Would Require Court’s Consent Before DMV Could Grant a Conditional License
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), Chairman of the Senate’s Transportation Committee, today announced that legislation he sponsors to prevent individuals arrested for DWI from obtaining a conditional license without a judge’s approval has been passed by the New York State Senate.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently joined with the Merrick community in welcoming home one of its local heroes, Marine Corps Corporal Kevin Vaughan.
Corporal Vaughan, a 2007 graduate of Mepham High School, was serving his second tour of duty in Afghanistan when he was wounded by a roadside bomb. He lost his left leg and has spent the last several months at Walter Reed Hospital undergoing rehabilitation and physical therapy.
New York State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and New Jersey State Assemblyman John S. Wisniewski (D-Sayreville) today announced plans to hold a joint public hearing on the Port Authority’s finances and lack of accountability. The hearing will be held jointly by the New York State Senate’s Transportation Committee and the New Jersey General Assembly’s Committee on Transportation, Public Works, and Independent Authorities.
The hearing, which will be held on Friday, April 20th at 10:30 am at the Center for the Arts at the College of Staten Island, will examine the Authority’s spending practices and financial management, as well as ways to make the Authority more accountable and transparent.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently thanked the Seaford Chamber of Commerce for participating in his first-aid supply drive.
Chamber members collected several boxes full of bandages, gauze pads, cotton balls, peroxide, and antiseptic ointments as part of the drive. A number of chamber members also opened up their businesses to serve as drop-off points where residents could bring items to donate.
All items collected through the first-aid supply drive will be donated to the Interfaith Nutrition Network (INN), which serves families in need throughout our communities.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today announced that he is partnering with the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) to help provide services to homeowners facing foreclosure.
Senator Fuschillo has arranged for specialists from DFS to bring the Department’s Mobile Command Center to Marjorie Post Park, located on the corner of Merrick Road and Unqua Road in Massapequa, from 11 am to 7 pm on Friday, March 16th to assist residents in danger of losing their homes.
2012 NEW JOBS-NY Plan Would Create Jobs, Cut Taxes, and Control State Spending
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today announced a new job creation plan which would reward businesses for creating jobs, cut business taxes, and make New York State more economically competitive. The plan will be included in the Senate budget resolution to be acted upon soon.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and Assemblyman David McDonough (R-North Merrick) recently congratulated Mepham High School science student Bilal Siddiqui on being named a national semi-finalist in the 2012 Intel Science Talent Search. Senator Fuschillo and Assemblyman McDonough also presented Bilal with a legislative resolution honoring his accomplishment.
“This is an incredible achievement by a remarkable student. After working tirelessly and spending countless hours on study and research, Bilal has been named one of the country’s elite young scientists. I’m certain this is the first of many accomplishments we’ll be seeing from Bilal in the future, and I wish him all the best,” said Senator Fuschillo.
“Today’s announcement on the suspension of the N&Y Professional Service Line driving school’s license following allegations of fraud is yet another example of why we need greater oversight of the bus industry.
This scam, in which the school’s owners are charged with helping drivers cheat on the written commercial driver license exam for bus drivers, highlights the continuing problem of individuals trying to get behind the wheel of a bus without the proper qualifications.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today announced that he is partnering with Assemblyman David McDonough (R-North Merrick), Town of Hempstead Councilwoman Angie Cullin, and the American Red Cross in sponsoring a blood drive on March 29th.
The blood drive will be held at the Freeport Recreation Center, located at 130 East Merrick Road in Freeport, from 1 pm to 7 pm on Thursday, March 29th.
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 North Bellmore.
The program will be held on Monday, March 26th from 1 pm to 4 pm at the North Bellmore Library, located at 1551 Newbridge Road in North Bellmore. All Town of Hempstead residents ages 60 and over are eligible to participate and receive a free senior ID card.