David Carlucci's Press releases

Senator Carlucci & Mental Health Association of Rockland to Offer safeTALK Suicide Prevention Class

With support from Senator David Carlucci, the Mental Health Association of Rockland is offering a free three-hour suicide prevention “safeTALK” class to the general community on Wednesday, September 10 from 9am to noon, with registration starting at 8:30.

SafeTALK is a model of teaching adults how to recognize warning signs of suicidal thinking and to engage in meaningful conversation with someone who may be at risk with the ultimate goal of connecting that person to more expert help.

August 18, 2014
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Governor signs Senator Carlucci Bill to Simplify Voting in New York

Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester) announced that his bill (S3553), was signed this week by the Governor (Chapter 289). The new law will simplify the process of obtaining an absentee ballot. It will now be easier for registered voters, who cannot be present at their polling place on Election Day, to vote. The legislation is designed to accommodate commuters, who would likely spend most of the day away from their county of residence, and people who are primary care providers or have a physical disability.

August 18, 2014
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Governor Cuomo Signs Legislation Updating New York's Accessibility Signage and Logos

Enacted alongside 24th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

 

July 25, 2014
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Senator Carlucci Passes Internet Privacy Bill in Legislature

NEW CITY,  NY – Standing beside Rockland County District Attorney Thomas Zugibe, Police Chief Sullivan of the Clarkstown Police Department, VCS INC. and the Center for Safety and Change, Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester) expressed the urgent need to have legislation signed into law that will ensure people who have had their image broadcasted without their consent will have a course of action under the law.

July 22, 2014
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Life Saving Sunscreen Expiration Dates Pass Legislature

Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester) passed legislation this year in the State Senate that provides expiration dates on sunscreen sold within New York State. The bill is meant to ensure New Yorkers are not using old, outdated sunscreen that has lost its ability to fight the sun’s UV rays.

According to the American Cancer Society, sunscreen is one of the single most effective methods to prevent forms of skin cancer, as over 800,000 new skin cancer cases of highly curable cancers are diagnosed per year. With the first day of summer behind us, these labels are especially important to inform consumers that sunscreen loses its effectiveness after a certain point.

July 18, 2014
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Louis Engel Waterfront Park to Get Environmental Makeover

OSSINING- Senator David Carlucci (D-Westchester/Rockland) along with Ossining Town Supervisor Sue Donnelly, announced a new project intended to conserve water while saving the Town a significant cost for the John V. Chervokas Spray Park at the Louis Engel Waterfront Park in Ossining. Currently, water drained from the spray park is sent into the Hudson River. Failing to recycle this water is a missed opportunity to save most of the nearly $25,000 in annual water bills from this park alone.

July 16, 2014
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Advocates Celebrate Passage of State Task Force on People with Developmental Disabilities

Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester) joined advocates at Jawonio to celebrate the passage of the Task Force on People with Developmental Disabilities in the Senate and Assembly this year. 

July 10, 2014
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Senator Carlucci & Rockland Sheriff Lou Falco Tackle Drunk Driving

Under current law the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles may restore driving privileges after five years, no matter how many DUIs (Driving Under the Influence) a driver receives.

Senator Carlucci joined Rockland Sheriff Lou Falco to support a piece of legislation that will close this dangerous loophole.

Senator Carlucci said, "This sends the wrong message to persistent offenders and to the public at large. We need to make sure that people who are repeat offenders, who have reckless disregard for the safety of pedestrians and other drivers by continuing to drive under the influence after their second DUI conviction, are taken off the roads permanently."

July 7, 2014
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Senator Carlucci & Assemblywoman Galef Pass Legislation Creating New “Accessible” Sign

Senator David Carlucci and Assemblywoman Sandy Galef were joined by advocates for people with disabilities to urge Governor Cuomo to sign their legislation (A.8193/S.6846) which willmodernize the Universal Symbol of Access to be implemented throughout New York State. 

June 26, 2014
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Senator Carlucci and Colleagues Release Task Force Report and Recommendations to Address Lyme and Tick-Borne Illness

The New York State Senate Task Force on Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases today released a report and legislation that provides a comprehensive set of recommendations for a state action plan to enhance research, prevention, diagnosis and treatment for harmful tick-borne illnesses.

June 19, 2014
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Senator Carlucci & Rockland County District Attorney Thomas Zugibe Expand Local Ability to Tackle Medicaid Fraud

ALBANY- The New York State Office of the Medicaid Inspector General (OMIG) continues to effectively fight fraud while improving integrity in our system while saving taxpayer dollars. In an effort to improve communication between the OMIG and other local agencies involved in the Medicaid fraud fight, Senator Carlucci worked to pass legislation that allows the OMIG the ability to share information to any prosecutor who has jurisdiction, including local District Attorneys.

The OMIG is currently only required to refer cases to the Deputy Attorney General for Medicaid Fraud. This keeps local District Attorneys out of the process and prevents them from prosecuting Medicaid fraud cases in their jurisdictions.

June 19, 2014
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Senator Carlucci Strengthens Protections for our Most Vulnerable Populations

ALBANY-  The protection of people with special needs from abuse, neglect and mistreatment, is a top priority in New York State.

Legislation that passed the Senate and the Assembly ensures the New York Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs has the tools its needs to carry out its mission to further enhance protections for our most vulnerable population while helping investigators be more effective.

June 19, 2014
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Protecting Communities from Zombie Properties

NYACK--Zombie properties threaten neighborhoods across New York State, from big cities to small towns. Abandoned homes become magnets for crime, drag down property values and drain municipal coffers.

June 18, 2014
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Senator Carlucci Passes Critical Legislation to Tackle Heroin Epidemic

Earlier this week the Senate passed a bi-partisan, comprehensive package of legislation to combat the heroin and opioid epidemic that is sweeping through our neighborhoods. As the sponsor of two of these pieces of legislation that targets treatment and prevention, it gives me great hope to hear my colleagues in the Senate, who spoke in support of these two pieces of legislation, talk about heroin abuse and addiction as a disease that needs to be treated as such.

June 12, 2014
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Senator Carlucci Passes Critical Legislation To Tackle Heroin Epidemic

As Vice Chair of the Senate’s Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Abuse, Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester) authored the successful passage of two pieces of legislation that focus on prevention and treatment options for those who have fallen prey to the recent heroin epidemic.

At hearings across the State friends and family members of victims shared similar experiences of loved ones being denied outpatient treatment for their addiction.  

June 9, 2014
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May 21, 2014
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Senator Carlucci & Assemblywoman Jaffee Push for Protections for Service Dog Owners Bill Passes Senate, Push to Pass in Assembly Made

PEARL RIVER- Senator Carlucci and Assemblywoman Jaffee stood with service dog owner and Pearl River resident Andrea Myscak to make a final push to pass legislation in the Assembly that will provide protections for service dog owners discriminated against throughout the State.

There are approximately 20,000 service dogs across the country that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks that benefit an individual with a disability. Typically, dogs are handled in a three-unit service team consisting of a person with a disability, a trained service dog and a person over the age of eighteen who has been trained to handle a service dog.

May 15, 2014
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Senator Carlucci Recognize Rockland Residents at Albany Senior Day

ALBANY- Senator David Carlucci along with Assemblymembers Jaffee & Zerbowski recognized seniors at the New York State Senior Citizen's Day today for demonstrating a power to make a difference through civic engagement in their community. This year's honorees are James Finn of West Nyack, Bella Shore of Grand View and Lily Klaver of Nanuet. Combined they have been volunteering for over 60 years across a variety of agencies and services in the county and State.

May 9, 2014
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Senator Carlucci Honors Ossining Girls Basketball Team on Senate Floor for Winning State Title

Senator Carlucci honored the Ossining Girls Basketball team on the Senate floor today for winning the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class AA State Championship this year.  The New York State Senate passed a resolution honoring the athletes for their victorious season. The team, along with coach Dan Ricci, made the trip to Albany to receive the resolution personally.The Ossining Pride Girls Basketball Team, for the second year in a row, captured the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class AA State Championship. On March 15, 2014, the Pride handily defeated their opponent, Cicero-North Syracuse 74-59, to win the title at the Hudson Valley Community College in Troy New York. 

May 9, 2014
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Senator Carlucci & Assemblywoman Galef Inform Constituents New Boating Safety Law Takes Effect

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef and State Senator David Carlucci announced that a new boating safety law takes effect in New York this week. The law was sponsored by Assemblywoman Galef and Senator Carlucci (Chapter 361 of 2013) and requires all operators of a mechanically propelled boat, born on or after 5/1/96, to hold a boating safety certificate, which would be granted following successful completion of an eight-hour boating safety course. New York State approved courses include those offered by New York State Parks, the U.S.

May 2, 2014
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