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Charles J. Fuschillo Jr.

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SENATOR FUSCHILLO SPONSORS FREE CHILD CAR SEAT SAFETY CHECK

     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.

August 20, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO SPONSORS VETERANS APPRECIATION BREAKFAST TO THANK VETERANS FOR SERVING OUR COUNTRY

     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.

August 16, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO ANNOUNCES NEW LAW TO PROTECT CONSUMERS FROM INTRUSIVE TELEMARKETERS

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.

August 15, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO ANNOUNCES NEW LAWS TO SAFEGUARD CONSUMERS

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.

August 14, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO’S LAW TO PROTECT TEENS FROM SKIN CANCER TAKES EFFECT TOMORROW

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.

August 14, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO CONGRATULATES NORTH MERRICK MARINE KEVIN VAUGHAN ON BEING NAMED TO STATE SENATE’S VETERANS’ HALL OF FAME

     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.

August 13, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO ANNOUNCES NEW LAW TO INFORM PUBLIC OF SEWAGE SPILLS

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.

August 10, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO & DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL SERVICES BRING FORECLOSURE PREVENTION PROGRAM TO COPIAGUE

     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.

August 10, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO & ASSEMBLYMAN McDONOUGH SPONSOR COMMUNITY MEETINGS ON EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

     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.

August 10, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO SECURES STATE FUNDING FOR AMITYVILLE & FREEPORT POLICE DEPARTMENTS TO PROVIDE ENHANCED DOMESTIC VIOLENCE TRAINING TO OFFICERS

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that he has secured state funding for the Amityville and Freeport Police Departments to provide enhanced domestic violence training to their officers.

     “Domestic violence affects families all across Long Island. It’s a serious crime which can leave both physical and emotional scars on its victims. Through this funding, the Amityville and Freeport Police Departments will be able to provide their officers with enhanced training dealing specifically with domestic violence, so that they can better protect victims and put domestic abusers behind bars,” said Senator Fuschillo.

August 7, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO TO SPONSOR NO OUT-OF-POCKET COST PROSTATE CANCER SCREENING PROGRAM IN FREEPORT

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), in conjunction with South Nassau Communities Hospital, will be sponsoring a no out-of-pocket cost prostate cancer screening program on Wednesday, September 12th in Freeport.

     Screenings will be conducted on September 12th between 4 and 7 pm at the Freeport Recreation Center, which is located at 130 East Merrick Road in Freeport.

August 6, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO & SUPERVISOR SCHAFFER TO SPONSOR FREE LEGAL SERVICES PROGRAM IN NORTH AMITYVILLE

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and Babylon Town Supervisor Rich Schaffer today announced that they will be sponsoring a program in North Amityville to provide free legal services to those in need.

     Senator Fuschillo and Supervisor Schaffer have arranged to bring the Mobile Legal Help Center to Bolden Mack Park, located at 3455 Great Neck Road in North Amityville, on Tuesday, August 21st from 10 am to 3 pm. 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, brings free, civil legal services directly into communities.

August 3, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO INTRODUCES LEGISLATION TO STRENGTHEN BOATING SAFETY LAWS

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) has introduced new boating safety legislation to make our waterways safer for boaters. The legislation would raise the penalties for Boating Under the Influence (BUI) and require safety training before operating a boat without supervision.

August 3, 2012
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GOVERNOR SIGNS SENATOR FUSCHILLO’S LEGISLATION TO PROTECT CONSUMERS FROM BEING CHARGED TO RETRIEVE THEIR UNCLAIMED FUNDS

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today announced that legislation he sponsored to protect consumers from being charged to retrieve their unclaimed funds was signed by Governor Cuomo. The new law requires companies that charge a fee to obtain a consumer’s unclaimed funds to inform that person that they can retrieve the funds on their own free of charge.

August 2, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO ANNOUNCES NEW LAW TO HELP RETURNING VETERANS FIND EMPLOYMENT

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced today that legislation he supported to continue helping returning veterans find employment has been signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo.

     The new law will create an employment portal on the Division of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) website that will include links to appropriate federal and state governmental programs that assist veterans in obtaining employment.

August 2, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO ANNOUNCES NEW ANTI-CRIME LAW TAKES EFFECT TODAY

Expanded DNA Databank Will Provide Enhanced Crime Fighting Tool for Law Enforcement

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that a new law he supported to help better enable law enforcement to use DNA to catch criminals takes effect today.

     The groundbreaking law expands the State’s DNA databank by requiring anyone convicted of a felony or penal law misdemeanor to submit a DNA sample. The new law is one of the most significant criminal justice reforms in the state’s history and puts New York State at the nation’s forefront in expanding and utilizing DNA databanks to solve crimes.

August 1, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO AND CCMAC TO OFFER FREE SKIN CANCER SCREENING PROGRAM IN WANTAGH ON AUGUST 23rd

     New York State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) will be partnering with the Colette Coyne Melanoma Awareness Campaign (CCMAC) in sponsoring a free skin cancer screening program to help protect residents from skin cancer.

August 1, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO & STATE POLICE TO SPONSOR FREE CAR SEAT SAFETY CHECK IN SEAFORD

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced today that he will be partnering with the New York State Police to sponsor a free car seat safety check on Saturday, August 18th in Seaford.

     The free car seat safety check will be held from 9 am to 1 pm at the Seaford Train Station parking lot on the northwest corner of Jackson Avenue and Sunrise Highway in Seaford. 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.

July 31, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO JOINS KOREAN WAR VETERANS IN DEDICATING NEW KOREAN WAR MEMORIAL IN BELLMORE

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently joined with members of the Korean War Veterans of Nassau County in dedicating a new memorial to those who served during the Korean War.

The memorial , which was added as part of the Bellmore Veterans Memorial, was erected in honor of all the Bellmore residents who fought in the Korean War.

Senator Fuschillo (center) is pictured with members of the Korean War Veterans of Nassau County following the dedication of the new memorial.

July 30, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO ANNOUNCES NEW LAW TO EXPAND IRAN DIVESTMENT ACT

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently announced that legislation he cosponsors to expand the Iran Divestment Act has been signed into law. The new law will prevent companies that invest in Iran's energy sector from entering into contracts with any state or local public authority, as well as the State University of New York (SUNY) and the City University of New York (CUNY).

July 27, 2012
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