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Charles J. Fuschillo Jr.

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SENATOR FUSCHILLO ANNOUNCES PASSAGE OF LANDMARK DOMESTIC VIOLENCE LEGISLATION

            Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R – Merrick) today announced the recent passage of legislation by the State Senate and Assembly, that will protect victims of domestic violence and establish stronger criminal penalties to punish individuals who commit acts of domestic violence.

June 14, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO ANNOUNCES PASSAGE OF LEGISLATION TO PROTECT CONSUMERS FROM INTRUSIVE TELEMARKETERS

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R – Merrick) today announced the passage of legislation to protect New Yorkers from intrusive or unwanted telemarketing practices. The legislation (S. 7567A), cosponsored by Senator Fuschillo, regulates all telemarketers who do business in New York, wherever they may be located, and adds new consumer protections from unwelcome prerecorded calls, known as robocalls, from telemarketers.

     In 2000, Senator Fuschillo authored the law creating New York State’s Telemarketer “Do Not Call” Registry, which gave New Yorkers the opportunity to register their home telephone numbers with the Consumer Protection Board and prohibit telemarketers from making unsolicited calls to numbers on the registry.

June 13, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO SPONSORS LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION HONORING NORTH BELLMORE EAGLE SCOUT

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that the New York State Senate recently passed a legislative resolution he sponsored honoring North Bellmore resident Jonathan Spohrer for attaining the rank of Eagle Scout. 

     Jonathan is a member of Troop 577 in Bellmore, and through his years of dedication to the scouts, hard work rising through the scouting’s ranks, and community service, Jonathan has distinguished himself as a leader worthy of scouting’s most prestigious honor. 

June 13, 2012
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SENATE PASSES FUSCHILLO RESOLUTION HONORING LINDENHURST EAGLE SCOUT

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that the New York State Senate recently passed a legislative resolution he sponsored honoring Lindenhurst resident Joseph T. Mackey for attaining the rank of Eagle Scout.

     “Joseph’s dedication to helping others in need is admirable,” said Senator Fuschillo. “He is a wonderful example of what hard work and determination can accomplish, and I am certain that great things lie ahead for this incredible young man,” said Senator Fuschillo.

June 13, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO ANNOUNCES PASSAGE OF “I-STOP” LEGISLATION TO REDUCE PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSE

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R – Merrick) today announced the passage of legislation by the State Senate and Assembly to combat the escalating problem of prescription drug abuse. The “I-Stop” legislation would make significant changes to the way prescription drugs are distributed and monitored in New York State.

     The bill (S7637), cosponsored by Senator Fuschillo, includes “real time” prescription tracking to provide more information to doctors and pharmacists, in an effort to prevent deaths from abuse and overdoses of prescription drugs, particularly painkillers.

June 11, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO OFFERS FREE INTERNET SAFETY BROCHURE FOR FAMILIES

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R – Merrick) is offering a free cyber-safety brochure to help parents keep their children safe and secure while using the Internet. 

     The Internet Safety: What Every Parent Should Know brochure provides information about how parents can utilize parental control tools to help keep their children safe while using the Internet. 

     The brochure also offers a list of “simple rules for online safety” that parents can instruct their children to follow so that they protect themselves when going online. Additionally, the brochure offers tips on ground rules parents can establish with their children before using the Internet. 

June 11, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO NAMED ONE OF THE “TOP 50 MOST INFLUENTIAL LONG ISLANDERS” BY LONG ISLAND PRESS

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today was named one of the “Top 50 Most Influential Long Islanders” for 2012 by the Long Island Press.

     The annual “power list” profiles 50 Long Islanders who have considerable influence over daily life on Long Island. Members of the list are selected from hundreds of potential candidates and are chosen based on their contributions to Long Island and their impact on the Island over the past year.

June 7, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO SUPPORTS THOSE WALKING TO FIND A CURE FOR LYMPHOMA AT 2012 GREATER NEW YORK LYMPHOMATHON

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently participated in the 2012 Greater New York Lymphomathon, where hundreds walked to raise critical funds for lymphoma research and education. Lymphoma is a type of blood cancer that occurs when white blood cells that help protect the body from infection and disease begin behaving abnormally.

     Sponsored by the Lymphoma Research Foundation, the Lymphomathon is a non-competitive 5K walk where survivors, family, friends, community and corporate teams walk in honor and in memory of those whose lives have been touched by lymphoma. Hundreds of walkers participated in the event.

June 7, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO ANNOUNCES SENATE PASSAGE OF LEGISLATION TO RESTORE STAR PROPERTY TAX REBATE CHECKS

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that the New York State Senate recently passed legislation he cosponsors to restore the STAR property tax rebate check program. Restoring the program would deliver valuable property tax savings to senior citizens and middle class families.

     “Long Island families pay some of the country’s highest property taxes and many are stretching their family budgets thin to survive in this economy. They need real and direct tax relief. Restoring the STAR rebate check program would deliver valuable property tax savings to overtaxed, overburdened Long Island families and allow them to keep more of their hard earned money,” said Senator Fuschillo.

June 6, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO CALLS ON ASSEMBLY TO PASS LAW REQUIRING CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR BUS DRIVERS FOLLOWING NTSB REPORT

     Following a new National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) report which calls for more comprehensive driver history checks of bus drivers, New York State Transportation Committee Chairman Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) called on the New York State Assembly to pass legislation that would require criminal background checks for bus drivers. The legislation, which Senator Fuschillo sponsors, was approved by the New York State Senate in January.

June 6, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO THANKS ROOSEVELT CHILDREN’S ACADEMY STUDENTS FOR COLLECTING 1,500 POUNDS OF FOOD TO HELP FAMILIES IN NEED

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently visited the Roosevelt Children’s Academy to thank students for lending a helping hand to families in need.

     The students collected 1,500 pounds of food for a food drive Senator Fuschillo is sponsoring in conjunction with Long Island Cares: the Harry Chapin Food Bank. The food collected by the students will be used by Long Island Cares to help serve the over 300,000 Long Islanders who don’t know where their next meal is going to come from.

June 5, 2012
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SENATE TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE PASSES INNOVATIVE INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT ACT

Legislation Would Help New York State Create Jobs, Promote Economic Development and Repair Transportation Infrastructure Through Public-Private Partnerships

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), Chairman of the Senate’s Transportation Committee, today announced that the Committee has approved legislation to better enable New York State to utilize public-private partnerships to create jobs, promote economic development, and address its transportation infrastructure crisis.

June 5, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO TO SPONSOR FREE PROSTATE CANCER SCREENING PROGRAM IN COPIAGUE

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), in conjunction with the Integrated Medical Foundation, will be sponsoring a free prostate cancer screening program in Copiague.

     The free screening program will be held on Thursday, June 28th between 3:30 pm and 5:30 pm at the Copiague Library, which is located at 50 Deauville Boulevard in Copiague. The free screenings will be conducted by Dr. Barry Shepard of Advanced Urology Centers of New York.

     The Integrated Medical Foundation’s guidelines for the program are as follows:

June 5, 2012
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FUSCHILLO LEGISLATION TO HELP COMBAT ORGANIZED RETAIL THEFT PASSED BY SENATE

Legislation Would Create New Penalties for Criminals Who Steal From Businesses Through Phony Receipts

    Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced today that the New York State Senate has passed legislation he sponsors which would help combat organized retail theft.

    The legislation would create new penalties for individuals who use counterfeit receipts or Uniform Product Code (UPC) labels to steal from retailers.

June 4, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO, ASSEMBLYMAN McDONOUGH, & COUNCILWOMAN CULLIN MEET WITH MEMBERS OF MERRICK-BELLMORE JEWISH COMMUNITY COUNCIL

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), Assemblyman Dave McDonough (R-North Merrick), and Town of Hempstead Councilwoman Angie Cullin (R-Freeport) recently spent time meeting with members of the Merrick-Bellmore Jewish Community Council.

     Senator Fuschillo, Assemblyman McDonough, and Councilwoman Cullin went to the Merrick Train Station to speak with the Council members who were traveling into Manhattan to march in the annual Celebrate Israel Parade.

June 4, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO & SENATOR JOHNSON AWARD SENATE LIBERTY MEDAL TO 5-YEAR-OLD HERO FROM AMITYVILLE

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and Senator Owen H. Johnson (R-Babylon) today awarded the New York State Senate Liberty Medal to Grace Varley, a 5-year-old girl from Amityville, for heroically helping to save her younger brother’s life.

     “In a situation which could be very frightening for a young child, Grace showed remarkable poise, calm, and maturity. As a result of her quick thinking, she was able to get help for her brother and save his life. Grace is a true hero and I’m pleased to present her with this much deserved honor,” said Senator Fuschillo.

June 1, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO ANNOUNCES SENATE PASSAGE OF NEW JOB CREATION LEGISLATION

2012 NEW JOBS-NY Plan Would Create Jobs, Cut Taxes, and Control State Spending

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that the New York State Senate recently passed new job creation legislation which would reward businesses for creating jobs, cut business taxes, and make New York State more economically competitive. Senator Fuschillo supported the legislation in the Senate.

May 31, 2012
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FUSCHILLO LEGISLATION TO HELP PREVENT RESALE OF STOLEN GOODS PASSED BY SENATE

Legislation Would Make it Harder for Professional Shoplifters to Resell Stolen Goods Through Itinerant Vendors

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that legislation he sponsored to help prevent the resale of stolen goods through itinerant vendors has been passed by the New York State Senate.

     Senator Fuschillo’s legislation (S525A) would expand the current law prohibiting itinerant vendors from selling baby food and over the counter medications to also include batteries and cosmetics. These items are prime targets of organized retail theft gangs which steal large quantities of them and resell them through itinerant vendors, like those at flea markets.

May 30, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO STATEMENT ON THRUWAY TOLL INCREASE PROPOSAL

     “Earlier today, the New York State Thruway Authority Board voted to begin the process to implement a 45 percent increase on certain commercial tolls. They should reconsider their decision based on the economic impact it will have on New York’s businesses and families.

     A 45 percent toll increase would dramatically raise costs on trucking companies that are transporting goods across the state. While this is characterized a commercial toll increase, businesses will not be the only ones affected. Ultimately, consumers will pay for these cost increases in the form of higher prices on all types of goods.

May 30, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO SPONSORS FREE CHILD CAR SEAT SAFETY CHECK

     Photo caption: Senator Fuschillo (right) is pictured as he speaks with a parent during the free child car seat safety check program.

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently partnered with the Nassau County Traffic Safety Board 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 John Burns Park in Massapequa Park.

May 30, 2012
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