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Charles J. Fuschillo Jr.

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FUSCHILLO LEGISLATION CREATING FELONY CHARGES FOR REPEAT CHILD ENDANGERMENT OFFENDERS PASSED BY SENATE

        Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today announced that legislation he sponsors to create felony charges for individuals who repeatedly endanger the welfare of a child has been passed by the New York State Senate.

January 30, 2012
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SENATE TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE APPROVES LEGISLATION TO STRENGTHEN OVERSIGHT OF CONDITIONAL LICENSES

Legislation Would Require Judges to Approve Conditional Licenses for Those Arrested for DWI

        Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), Chairman of the Senate’s Transportation Committee, today announced that the committee has approved legislation to prevent individuals arrested for DWI from obtaining a conditional license without a judge’s approval.

January 30, 2012
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Newsday: NY senators back LIRR second track project

Originally published: January 27, 2012 6:33 PM

Updated: January 27, 2012 6:37 PM

By PATRICIA KITCHEN

New York State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo Jr. has called on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to "do everything possible to expedite" a proposed project to construct a second track on the Long Island Rail Road line between Farmingdale and Ronkonkoma.

The project is "a critical component of the proposed Republic/Route 110 Corridor HUB project, which would help create additional jobs and economic development for Long Island," said Fuschillo (R-Merrick), chairman of the Senate transportation committee.

January 28, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO MEETS WITH LOCAL BOY SCOUT ROBOTICS TEAM

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently met with four local scouts as part of their project for a science and technology competition.

The scouts, Brian Harding and Kyle Kravit of Merrick, Jack Miller of Farmingdale, and Tim O’Leary of East Meadow, are competing as a team in the First Lego League’s “Food Factor” competition. The First Lego League is a competition designed to get children excited about science and technology through research, problem solving and engineering.

January 27, 2012
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SENATORS FUSCHILLO, JOHNSON, AND ZELDIN CALL ON MTA TO ACCELERATE LIRR DOUBLE TRACK PROJECT

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), along with Senator Owen Johnson (R-West Babylon) and Senator Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley), called on the MTA to accelerate the proposed double track project, which would help create jobs, promote economic development, and improve LIRR service for thousands of commuters.

January 27, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO INVITES RESIDENTS TO JOIN THE FIGHT TO RESTORE STATE MASS-TRANSIT TAX BENEFIT FOR COMMUTERS

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) is inviting all residents to sign his online petition calling on Albany to pass legislation he sponsors to help commuters reduce their commuting costs by restoring the state’s mass transit tax benefit.

“Long Islanders already pay enough to commute into New York City; now they’re facing even higher costs because of Washington’s inaction. With Congress failing to act, New York State needs to pass this legislation to restore the monthly pre-tax benefit on the state level so that commuters can save on their state taxes. I invite residents to join me in calling on Albany to pass this legislation by signing my online petition,” said Senator Fuschillo, Chairman of the Senate’s Transportation Committee.

January 25, 2012
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OLD MILL ROAD KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS WELCOME SENATOR FUSCHILLO TO THEIR CLASS

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently visited Old Mill Road Elementary School in North Merrick to serve as a guest reader to Mrs. Morash’s kindergarten class.

Senator Fuschillo read “House Mouse, Senate Mouse” by Peter and Cheryl Barnes to the students. The story allowed the children to learn in a fun way what Senator Fuschillo’s job is and how laws are made.

“I really enjoyed my visit to Old Mill Road. It was wonderful to see how involved the students got into the story and how excited they got about reading. I thank them for allowing me to visit their class,” said Senator Fuschillo.

Senator Fuschillo is pictured as he reads “House Mouse, Senate Mouse” to the students in Mrs. Morash’s class.

January 25, 2012
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Times Union: A better way to repair N.Y.'s infrastructure

By CHARLES J. FUSCHILLO, Commentary

Published 10:46 p.m., Monday, January 23, 2012

 

What's the plan to fix New York's infrastructure?

That's the $175 billion question. Because that's how much the state needs to spend to maintain its transportation infrastructure over the next 20 years.

We need to start addressing this problem now, beginning with a statewide transportation capital plan to repair our infrastructure.

Our transportation infrastructure is facing a crisis. Approximately one in three state and local highway bridges is either structurally deficient or functionally obsolete, according to the state Department of Transportation.

January 24, 2012
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FUSCHILLO LEGISLATION TO PROTECT NASSAU COUNTY WATERWAYS PASSED BY SENATE

Legislation Would Restore Nassau’s Authority to Prosecute Water Polluters

        Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today announced that the New York State Senate has passed legislation he sponsors to help protect Nassau County’s waterways from pollution. The legislation (S5318) would restore Nassau County’s authority to bring enforcement actions against those who pollute its waterways.

January 24, 2012
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SENATE PASSES FUSCHILLO LEGISLATION CREATING FELONY CHARGES FOR THOSE CAUGHT DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE WITH A CONDITIONAL LICENSE

Legislation Would Close Legal Loophole Allowing These Drivers to Face Only a Traffic Infraction

        Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today announced that the New York State Senate has passed legislation he sponsors to close a loophole which allows someone arrested for DUI while driving with a conditional license to face only a traffic infraction.

January 24, 2012
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FUSCHILLO LEGISLATION TO HELP STOP DRUNK & DRUGGED DRIVERS FROM EVADING PROSECUTION PASSED BY SENATE

        Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today announced that legislation to prevent drunk or drugged drivers from evading prosecution has been passed by the New York State Senate.

        The legislation (S3768B) would allow law enforcement to seek court orders to compel when individuals suspected of DUI refuse to submit to chemical intoxication tests.

January 24, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO TO HOLD INFORMATIONAL CYBER-BULLYING WEBCAST ON FEBRUARY 7TH

        Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) will be holding an informational webcast to help students and parents better confront the dangers of cyber-bullying.

        The webcast will held on Tuesday, February 7th from 7 to 7:30 pm. Both parents and students are invited to watch the webcast, which will be streamed live over the Internet, by visiting Senator Fuschillo’s website, Fuschillo.nysenate.gov.

January 24, 2012
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NY Daily News: State Senate passes $500 fine for subway farebeaters

Bill inspired by Daily News article

 

By Pete Donohue / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Monday, January 23 2012, 5:37 PM

 

The MTA could jack up the fine for farebeating from $100 to $500 under legislation the state Senate passed Monday.

The bill — inspired by a Daily News article — would deter riders from jumping turnstiles or entering through emergency exit gates, Sen. Charles Fuschillo (R-L.I.), who drafted the legislation, said.

"The MTA and its fare-paying riders shouldn't have to spend tens of millions of dollars more each year paying for other people’s illegal free rides," Fuschillo, chairman of the Senate's transportation committee, said.

January 24, 2012
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NY Post: $ocking it to Fare Beaters

By JENNIFER FERMINO

Posted: 12:57 AM, January 24, 2012

Fare beaters might want to think about investing in a monthly MetroCard.

The state Senate yesterday voted to raise the maximum penalty for subway scofflaws to $500 a summons — five times the highest fine currently on the books. The legislation also raises fines on turnstile jumpers from $50 to $100.

“At a time when every dollar counts, the MTA needs stronger tools to discourage fare evasion,” said Sen. Charles Fuschillo (R-LI), the Transportation Committee chairman and sponsor of the bill.

An Assembly version of the bill must pass and be signed by Gov. Cuomo before the higher fines become law.

 

January 24, 2012
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Newsday: Under bill, wrong-way DWI would be felony

 January 23, 2012 7:21 PM

By TED PHILLIPS

ALBANY -- Driving the wrong way on a public highway while drunk or impaired would be a felony under a bill that unanimously passed the Senate Monday. The legislation would create a new crime called aggravated reckless driving, a class E felony punishable by up to four years in prison.

The bill's sponsor, Sen. Charles Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), said there were more than 20 "wrong-way tragedies" on the Island last year.

"It has to stop," he said. The legislation is intended as a deterrent and to "punish those that put lives at risk," he said.

January 23, 2012
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SENATE PASSES FUSCHILLO LEGISLATION TO REQUIRE BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR ALL BUS DRIVERS

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today announced that the New York State Senate has passed legislation he sponsors to require all bus drivers to submit to a criminal history check. The legislation would help prevent bus drivers from using aliases to hide from their criminal histories when applying for a driver’s license.

January 23, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO’S LEGISLATION TO RAISE FINES FOR SUBWAY FARE-BEATERS PASSED BY SENATE

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today announced that the New York State Senate has passed legislation he sponsors to raise the fines for those who attempt to avoid paying fares on New York City subways.

The legislation would allow the MTA to raise the current maximum fine for fare-evasion which is so low that it is often cheaper than paying the fare itself.

January 23, 2012
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SENATE PASSES FUSCHILLO LEGISLATION TO CREATE FELONY CHARGES FOR WRONG-WAY AND RECKLESS DRIVERS

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced today that the New York State Senate has passed legislation he sponsors to create felony charges for wrong-way and other reckless drivers.

“Wrong-way drivers have caused tragedies and endangered lives on our roadways; it has to stop. Creating felony charges for wrong-way and reckless drivers will give law enforcement another tool to prosecute these individuals and get them off the roads,” said Senator Fuschillo, Chairman of the Senate’s Transportation Committee.

January 23, 2012
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SENATE TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE APPROVES LEGISLATION TO PROTECT SCHOOL CHILDREN

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), Chairman of the Senate’s Transportation Committee, today announced that the Senate’s Transportation Committee has approved legislation that would better protect school children while riding on buses.

“Individuals who have criminally endangered children’s safety should not be given the responsibility of protecting children on a school bus. Keeping these individuals from getting behind the wheel of a school bus, as well as raising penalties for people who repeatedly pass stopped school buses illegally, is a common sense step to protect children from harm,” said Senator Fuschillo.

The legislation approved by the committee would:

January 23, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO AND ASSEMBLYMAN MCDONOUGH JOIN WANTAGH FOOTBALL CLUB IN HONORING JIMMY ERRANTE

State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and Assemblyman David McDonough (R-North Merrick) recently joined with the Wantagh Football Club to honor one of the organization’s outstanding young athletes at its annual awards luncheon.

Thirteen year old Jimmy Errante was awarded the Wantagh Football Club’s Senator Fuschillo Award, which is given to a football player who has been in the program from his first day of eligibility and who serves as a role model and leader for his fellow athletes both on and off the field. 

January 23, 2012
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