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Charles J. Fuschillo Jr.

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SENATOR FUSCHILLO CONGRATULATES KENNEDY SCIENCE STUDENTS ON EARNING NATIONAL RECOGNITION IN INTEL-SCIENCE TALENT SEARCH

        Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently congratulated Kennedy High School science students Ross Iscowitz, Brett Gossett, and Ross Shulman on being named semi-finalists in the 2012 Intel Science Talent Search.

February 16, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO HOLDING JOB RESOURCE EXPO FOR RESIDENTS ON MARCH 16TH

        Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) will be holding a Job Resource Expo to help individuals looking for jobs better prepare themselves to find employment. The event will be held on Friday, March 16th from 10 am to 12 pm at the Freeport Recreation Center, which is located at 130 East Merrick Road in Freeport.

February 15, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO’S LEGISLATION TO RESTORE STATE’S COMMUTER TAX BENEFIT PASSED BY SENATE

Legislation Would Ensure that Commuters Receive $240 a Month State Tax Benefit to Help Offset Mass-Transit Costs

        Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today announced that the New York State Senate has passed legislation he sponsors to fully restore the State’s pre-tax commuter benefit to provide savings to commuters who use the Long Island Rail Road and other mass transit.

February 13, 2012
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SENATE TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE HOLDS PUBLIC HEARING ON DISTRACTED DRIVING

        The New York State Senate Transportation Committee, chaired by Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr., today held a public    hearing on distracted driving examining the National Transportation Safety Board’s (NTSB) December 2011 recommendations on distracted driving and exploring how New York State can better prevent distracted driving on its roadways.

February 13, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO, TOWN CLERK BONILLA, & SUPERVISOR MURRAY TO SPONSOR SENIOR ID CARD PROGRAM IN FREEPORT

        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 Programs in Freeport.

        The program will be held on Wednesday, February 29th from 1 pm to 4 pm at the Freeport Memorial Library, located at 144 West Merrick Road in Freeport. All Town of Hempstead residents ages 60 and over are eligible to participate and receive a free senior ID card.

February 10, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO SPONSORING FIRST AID SUPPLY DRIVE

        Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) is partnering with the Interfaith Nutrition Network (INN) in sponsoring a first aid supply drive to help individuals in need. All first aid items collected through the drive will be used by the INN to serve families in need throughout our communities.

        Residents are invited to donate any of the following new, unused items:

        * alcohol swabs

        * gauze pads

        * cotton balls

        * band-aids (adult & child)

February 9, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO: NEW YORK STATE’S COMPLETE STREETS LAW TAKES EFFECT THIS SATURDAY

        Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today announced that New York State’s “complete streets” law, which he authored to help make roadways safer for all who use them, takes effect this Saturday, February 11th.

        "This law will help save lives and make our roads safer for everyone. Complete streets design principles have been proven to reduce fatalities and injuries. Taking them into consideration on future projects will help safeguard drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists of all ages and abilities while they’re on the roads,” said Senator Fuschillo, Chairman of the Senate’s Transportation Committee.

February 8, 2012
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Forum/Town Hall: Senator Fuschillo's Cyber-Bullying Webcast

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently held an informational webcast to help students and parents better confront the dangers of cyber-bullying. The webcast was streamed live on Senator Fuschillo's website, fuschillo.nysenate.gov.

The webcast featured an informational discussion about cyber bullying and the impact it has on children. Students learned about steps they can take if they are being bullied, as well as the importance of looking out for each other and not being a bystander when cyber-bullying occurs. In addition, parents learned about the warning signs to spot if their child might be being bullied. Information was also provided on where students affected by cyber bullying can turn for help.

February 7, 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO: NEW LIPA OVERSIGHT MEASURES SIGNED INTO LAW

        Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that legislation he cosponsored to greatly strengthen oversight of LIPA has been signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo.

        “For years, LIPA ratepayers have rightfully demanded greater oversight over LIPA and its financial practices. With this new law, they’re finally getting new levels of transparency and accountability from LIPA that are long overdue. I’m pleased that Governor Cuomo has approved these new protections for LIPA ratepayers,” said Senator Fuschillo, a member of the Senate’s Energy Committee.

February 7, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO ANNOUNCES PUBLIC HEARING ON DISTRACTED DRIVING MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13TH

        Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), Chairman of the Senate’s Transportation Committee, announced that the Committee will be holding a public hearing on distracted driving this Monday, February 13th at 10 am in Hearing Room A of the State Legislative Office Building in Albany. The public hearing will examine the National Transportation Safety Board’s (NTSB) December 2011 recommendations on distracted driving and explore how New York State can better prevent distracted driving on its roadways.

February 7, 2012
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SENATE TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE APPROVES LEGISLATION TO ENSURE REPEAT ALCOHOL OFFENDERS FACE APPROPRIATE PENALTIES

        Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), Chairman of the Senate’s Transportation Committee, announced that the committee has approved legislation to ensure that individuals with prior convictions of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated are treated as repeat offenders, regardless of the vehicle type.

February 6, 2012
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FUSCHILLO LEGISLATION TO HELP POLICE POSITIVELY IDENTIFY SUSPECTS PASSED BY SENATE

Police Officers Would Have Routine Digital Access to an Individual’s Driver License Photo in the Field Under Proposed Law

        Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today announced that the New York State Senate passed legislation he sponsors to give police greater resources to positively identify suspects. The legislation would allow officers to have routine access to DMV driver license photo images when performing their duties.

February 6, 2012
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FUSCHILLO LEGISLATION REQUIRING MANDATORY JAIL TIME FOR REPEAT DWI OFFENDERS PASSED BY SENATE

        Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today announced that the New York State Senate has passed legislation he sponsors requiring a mandatory jail sentence for repeat DWI offenders.

February 6, 2012
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SENATE PASSES FUSCHILLO BILL TO HELP REDUCE COSTS FOR SCHOOL DISTRICTS

        Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that the New York State Senate has passed legislation he sponsors to help reduce transportation costs for school districts. The legislation would allow “school bus” signs, which must be illuminated under current law, to be constructed with more cost-effective reflective material.

February 6, 2012
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Newsday: Officials back curb on MTA payroll tax

Originally published: February 3, 2012 3:01 PM

Updated: February 3, 2012 10:00 PM

By SID CASSESE

Nearly two dozen Long Island public officials, including its two county executives, gathered Friday to support a proposed state law to end the Metropolitan Transportation Authority payroll tax on large municipalities.

"Property-tax payers paying for village, town and county services should not have their hard-earned tax dollars diverted to subsidize the MTA through this payroll tax," said state Sen. Jack Martins (R-Mineola). He and state Sen. Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley) are sponsoring the bill in the Senate. Fred Thiele (I-Sag Harbor) is the Assembly sponsor.

February 4, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO SUPPORTS LEGISLATION TO REPEAL MTA PAYROLL TAX FOR COUNTIES, TOWNS, AND VILLAGES

        Photo caption: Senator Fuschillo (second right) joins with Senator Jack Martins (third right) and Senator Lee Zeldin (second left), Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano (center), Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone (third left), Town of Hempstead Supervisor Kate Murray (right), and Garden City Mayor Donald Burdie (left) in supporting legislation to exempt municipalities from paying the MTA payroll tax.

February 3, 2012
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SENATE PASSES FUSCHILLO RESOLUTION MEMORIALIZING THE LIFE OF NORTH MERRICK VETERAN BILL HALLERAN

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that the New York State Senate recently passed a legislative resolution memorializing the life of North Merrick veteran Irving William “Bill” Halleran, who passed away in December at the age of 93.

“Bill Halleran was a very special person who loved his country and community and served them both with distinction. Whether it was as a member of the Navy, as an American Legion member, or a volunteer fireman, Bill never hesitated to lend a helping hand to those in need. I’m pleased that the Senate paid tribute to an incredible man who leaves behind an incredible legacy,” said Senator Fuschillo, who sponsored the resolution.

February 1, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO & MERRICK COLLEGE STUDENT DISCUSS IMPORTANCE OF COMMUNITY SERVICE

        Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently met with CW Post student, and Merrick resident, Nicole Pitone to discuss the importance of community service.

        Nicole, who is President of the college’s “Post TV” club, interviewed Senator Fuschillo about the importance of public and community service, as well as ways that individuals can get involved to help the community. They also discussed a service project the Club is organizing to benefit the Interfaith Nutrition Network, a local organization which provides assistance to those in need.

February 1, 2012
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FUSCHILLO LEGISLATION CREATING STRONGER PENALTIES FOR PROFESSIONAL SHOPLIFTERS PASSED BY SENATE

        Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that the New York State Senate has passed legislation he sponsored to raise penalties for criminals who use “booster bags” and other anti-security devices to steal merchandise from store shelves.

January 31, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO ANNOUNCES SENATE PASSAGE OF NEW LIPA OVERSIGHT MEASURES

        Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today announced that the New York State Senate has passed legislation he cosponsors to greatly strengthen oversight of LIPA. The legislation would help make LIPA more transparent and accountable to its ratepayers.

        “LIPA ratepayers pay some of the nation’s highest utility costs; we have every right to expect and demand more from LIPA. This legislation will bring a new level of transparency, accountability, and oversight to LIPA, all of which are sorely needed. I’m pleased that the Senate has approved these new protections for LIPA ratepayers,” said Senator Fuschillo, a member of the Senate’s Energy Committee.

January 30, 2012
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