With the Independence Day holiday approaching, Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) is reminding residents to be safe and designate a driver if they plan on drinking on July 4th.
“Many of us will celebrate the Fourth of July with family and friends at barbeques and parties. However, it’s important to remember to designate a driver if you plan on drinking. New York State’s DWI laws are among the toughest in the country. Don’t find that out the hard way. Be safe, be smart, and save a life; don’t drink and drive,” said Senator Fuschillo, Chairman of the Senate’s Transportation Committee.
“Six months ago, New York’s commuters saw their federal and state mass transit tax benefits cut nearly in half because Congress did not approve the necessary extension. Yesterday, Congress failed them again by not repealing this almost fifty percent tax increase as part of the adopted federal transportation plan.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently attended the Chamber of Commerce of the Massapequas' annual installation of officers.
Senator Fuschillo congratulated incoming Chamber President Patricia Orzano and wished her all the best for a successful term of office. Senator Fuschillo also thanked outgoing President Phyllis Doria for her service to the Chamber and the community as President.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick, pictured right) and Assemblyman David McDonough (R-North Merrick, pictured left) today joined with New York State Department of Transportation Commissioner Joan McDonald and New York State Parks Commissioner Rose Harvey in announcing a project that will improve bike access to Jones Beach.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that the New York State Senate recently passed a legislative resolution he sponsored honoring Seaford resident Richard Grant Canter upon attaining the rank of Eagle Scout.
Sewage Pollution Right To Know Act Would Help Protect Public Health by Increasing Awareness of Water Conditions
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R – Merrick) announced that the New York State Senate passed legislation that would increase the amount of information available to the public when discharges of untreated or partially treated sewage into the state’s waterways could affect public health.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently presented North Bellmore resident Lisa Williams Schary with the New York State Senate’s Woman of Distinction award. Senator Fuschillo selected Ms. Schary for the honor.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently visited Marina Regina School in Seaford to congratulate 3rd grade student Anthony Genovese on being chosen as a 1st place winner in the Senate’s Earth Day Poster Contest.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced today that the New York State Senate has passed legislation he sponsors to protect residents from pay-per-call prize schemes.
“Each year, thousands of residents are targeted in pay-per-call prize schemes that promise a free prize, but ultimately swindle consumers into paying exorbitant telephone fees which often cost more than the prizes themselves. In these fraudulent ‘contests’, the clear winner is never the consumer. That’s why these schemes need to be banned in New York State,” said Senator Fuschillo.
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.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently visited Centennial Avenue Elementary School in Roosevelt to thank the students for participating in a food drive he sponsored to benefit families in need.
All the food collected by the Centennial Avenue students will be used by Long Island Cares: the Harry Chapin Food Bank, which serves a network of over 540 community based organizations, including food pantries, soup kitchens, child care programs, disability organizations, and veterans services. The students’ efforts will provide much needed help to the over 300,000 Long Islanders who don’t know where their next meal is going to come from.
Legislation Would Add Shingles Vaccine to the List of Vaccinations Pharmacists are Permitted to Administer
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced today that legislation he sponsors to give residents greater access to the shingles vaccine has been passed by the New York State Senate.
The legislation (S3808B) would add the shingles vaccine to the list of immunizations that trained licensed pharmacists are permitted to administer to adults, when ordered by a patient's physician or nurse practitioner.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick, pictured right) recently welcomed Kennedy High School Senior Brandon Grabelsky (pictured left) to spend several weeks working in his district office as part of Kennedy’s “Senior Experience” program.
Kennedy’s “Senior Experience” program is a progressive, hands-on program that allows graduating seniors to work with professionals in a field of their choice. During the course of the program, students learn about the day-to-day responsibilities and challenges in the chosen field, while gaining knowledge of the particular requirements involved.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today announced that the New York State Senate passed legislation he sponsors to protect consumers from being charged to obtain unclaimed funds. The legislation would require companies that charge a fee to obtain a consumer’s unclaimed funds to inform that person that they can obtain the funds on their own free of charge.
Calls on Assembly to Approve Legislation to Restore State’s Mass Transit Benefit for Commuters Before Session Ends
“It’s been six months since commuters saw both their federal and state mass transit benefits cut nearly in half because Congress failed to approve the necessary extension. With no signs of the federal partisan gridlock letting up, Albany needs to accomplish something in which Washington has shown little interest: repealing this nearly fifty percent tax increase and restoring these savings for hard working commuters.
Senator Fuschillo (right) is pictured with John Franco (left) in the Senate Chambers during the Italian-American Day Celebration at the State Capitol.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that the New York State Senate recently passed a legislative resolution honoring former New York Mets pitcher John Franco. Mr. Franco was honored for his commitment to preserving Italian-American Heritage as part of the recent Italian-American Day Celebration at the State Capitol.
Legislation Would Prohibit Teens Ages 16 and Under from Using Indoor UV Tanning Devices
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today announced that the New York State Senate has passed legislation he sponsors to help protect teens from the dangers of skin cancer. The legislation (S2917A) would strengthen the state’s indoor tanning law by prohibiting teens ages 16 and under from using indoor ultraviolet (UV) tanning devices.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that the New York State Senate recently passed a legislative resolution memorializing the life of Freeport veteran Eddie “Ed” Monroe, who passed away on May 30, 2012 the age of 80. Mr. Monroe was a World War II veteran, an aviation pioneer, and Past President of the Claude B. Govan Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced today that legislation he sponsors, which would prohibit inmates from being employed in any capacity that affords them access to the collection or processing of social security numbers, has received final passage from the New York State Senate.
This new law would amend the Correction Law to add an additional restriction on use of inmate labor, prohibiting the collection or processing of social security numbers by prisoners.