Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently visited Levy-Lakeside Elementary School in Merrick to serve as a guest reader to Ms. Eisman’s kindergarten class. Senator Fuschillo read to the class as part of Levy-Lakeside’s annual Community Read Aloud Celebration.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have agreed to new rules to accelerate the release of insurance proceeds to homeowners affected by Superstorm Sandy. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have reduced restrictions on how banks and mortgage services may release insurance money to homeowners.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) is informing residents that the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) has established a voluntary mediation process for homeowners disputing their insurance claims or dissatisfied with denials of their claims arising from Storm Sandy.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently joined with members of the Baldwin Chamber of Commerce in celebrating the grand opening of Benny B’s Restaurant. Benny B’s is located at 2092 Grand Avenue in Baldwin.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) is reminding all Town of Babylon residents that the deadline to apply for New York State’s School Tax Relief (STAR) program and other property tax exemptions in the Town of Babylon is March 1st.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) will be holding a roundtable discussion at Lindenhurst High School to help raise awareness about the growing problem of distracted driving.
Those participating in the discussion will be:
Jacy Good, who was permanently injured and lost her parents in a crash caused by a distracted driver;
Trooper Frank Bandiero, New York State Police;
Kristen Curran, a senior at Lindenhurst High School who recently obtained her driver's license;
Students from Ms. Dowd's Dock Law Class, all of whom are seniors and licensed drivers.
Senator Fuschillo appears on News 12 Long Island to discuss legislation he is sponsoring to raise the penalties for drivers who hit someone and flee the scene of an accident. The legislation would raise the penalties for hit and run crimes so that they are commensurate with charges faced by a drunk driver who causes physical injury or death and remains at the scene of the accident.
Under the legislation:
• Drivers who leave the scene of a fatal accident would face class “C” felony charges, punishable by up to 15 years in prison.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today announced that legislation he sponsors to require all bus drivers to submit to a criminal history check has been approved by the New York State Senate’s Transportation Committee.