David Carlucci's Press releases

Senator Carlucci to Host Seminars on New STAR Rebate Check Program

Senator David Carlucci, in partnership with the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, will be hosting a series of seminars on the New STAR Rebate Check program.

This year the legislature passed a new STAR Rebate Check program that will provide up to $2,000 in tax breaks for middle class homeowners. If a homeowner’s school district stays within the property tax cap, they are currently enrolled in the basic or enhanced STAR rebate program and make less than $275,000, they are automatically enrolled in the expanded program, and will be receiving a check for $130 in October 2016. Depending on a homeowner’s income and other factors, they will be receiving a rebate check each year through 2019.

August 4, 2015
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SENATOR CARLUCCI & SUPERVISOR GROMACK HOST CEREMONIAL UNVEILING OF NEW ACCESSIBILITY ICON SIGNS

Senator David Carlucci (D – Rockland/Westchester), in partnership with Clarkstown Town Supervisor Alex Gromack and disability advocates, hosted a Ceremonial Unveiling of the new Accessibility Icon Signs, in celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

August 3, 2015
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Senator Carlucci & Supervisor Gromack Host Ceremonial Unveiling of New Accessibility Icon Signs

Senator David Carlucci (D – Rockland/Westchester), in partnership with Clarkstown Town Supervisor Alex Gromack and disability advocates, hosted a Ceremonial Unveiling of the new Accessibility Icon Signs, in celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

July 31, 2015
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Senator David Carlucci Kicks Off Poverty Hearings in Rockland

Senator David Carlucci (D – Rockland/Westchester), as Chairman of the Senate Committee on Social Services held the first of several hearings he will be hosting throughout New York State on poverty.

The hearing was held in Pearl River, where Senator Carlucci heard testimony from local and statewide providers of social services to examine the current system of supportive services in New York State. Senator Carlucci will be conducting a broad survey of the current social services system, examining issues related to ending the cycle of poverty. The goal of these hearings is to identify where gaps in the current system exist, so the Committee on Social Services can better address these issues in the upcoming legislative session.

July 31, 2015
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SENATOR CARLUCCI TO KICK OFF POVERTY HEARINGS IN ROCKLAND

Senator David Carlucci (D – Rockland/Westchester), as Chairman of the Senate Committee on Social Services will host a series of hearings throughout New York State on poverty. The first hearing will be held on Thursday, July 30, 2015, at the Pearl River Library, located at 80 Franklin Avenue, in Pearl River, NY, at 1 p.m.

July 28, 2015
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Senators Carlucci and Murphy to Host Naloxone Training

Senator David Carlucci (D – Rockland/Westchester) and Senator Terrence Murphy (R, I, C – Yorktown), in partnership with the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) and Communities that Care are hosting a Naloxone training, on August 5th, from 6 p.m. –  8 p.m. at the Ossining Library.   

Naloxone is a lifesaving antidote that can be used on an individual who is experiencing an opioid overdose. Through the efforts of OASAS and other agencies, over 55,000 people have been trained statewide, and more than 1,500 lives have been saved.

July 23, 2015
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Senator David Carlucci Accepting Nominations for Liberty Medal

Senator David Carlucci (D – Rockland/Westchester), is accepting nominations for the New York State Senate Liberty Medal program. The Liberty Award is one of the highest civilian honors which can be bestowed by a Member of the New York State Senate upon a resident of New York

If you know of an individual who has proven to be selfless, noble, and heroic through exceptional actions or meritorious or humanitarian efforts, please submit the attached nomination form to Senator Carlucci’s office at 20 South Main Street, New City, NY 10956 or please e-mail the application to carlucci@nysenate.gov.

Nomination forms must be received by September 20, 2015. For more information, please call Senator Carlucci’s office at 845-623-3627.

July 22, 2015
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Senator Carlucci Invited to White House for 25th Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act

Senator David Carlucci (D – Rockland/Westchester) has been invited to the White House by President Barack Obama to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

President George H.W. Bush signed the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) on July 26, 1990. The ADA gives civil rights protections to individuals with disabilities similar to those provided to individuals on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, and religion. The ADA also assures equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities for access to businesses, employment, transportation, state and local government programs and services, and telecommunications.

July 17, 2015
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Senator Carlucci Hosts Naloxone Trainings

Senator David Carlucci (D – Rockland/Westchester), in partnership with the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) hosted a Naloxone training at the New City Public Library on Monday, July 13th.  

Members of the Clarkstown Auxiliary Police, local school nurses, healthcare providers and concerned members of the community attended the training, where over sixty people were taught how to administer Naloxone. 

Naloxone is a lifesaving antidote that can be used on an individual who is experiencing an opioid overdose. Through the efforts of OASAS and other agencies, over 55,000 people have been trained statewide, and more than 1,500 lives have been saved.

July 17, 2015
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Senator Carlucci Secures State Funding for Employment Opportunities for People with Disabilities

Senator David Carlucci (D – Rockland/Westchester) Camp Venture, and Just-A-Buck will be hosted a grand opening of their new store on July 13th at the Route 202 Shopping Center in Garnerville, NY.

Through a New York State grant secured by Senator Carlucci, Just-A-Buck will employ people with disabilities to ring up and assist customers, stock shelves, and perform other duties that add to the exceptional service one receives when they shop at Just-A-Buck.

July 13, 2015
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Senator Carlucci to Host Hike of 1779 Trail

Senator David Carlucci (D – Rockland/Westchester) will be hosting a “Hike with Your Senator,” on Thursday, July 16th from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Senator Carlucci will be leading a group through the 1779 Trail, which retraces the route taken by Brigadier General Anthony Wayne’s Corps of Light Infantry in its assault on the British fortifications at Stony Point.

The Hike will launch at 5:30 p.m. from the Fort Montgomery State Historic Site, located at 690 Route 9W, Fort Montgomery, NY.

To RSVP for the hike, or for more information, please contact Senator Carlucci’s Office at 845-623-3627.

July 9, 2015
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Senator Carlucci to Host Naloxone Trainings

Senator David Carlucci (D – Rockland/Westchester), in partnership with the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) and Communities that Care will be hosting two Naloxone trainings. The Rockland County training will be taking place on Monday, July 13th from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m., at the New City Library, located at 220 N Main St, in New City, NY. The Westchester training is being held on Wednesday August 5th from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the Ossining Public Library, located at 53 Croton Avenue, in Ossining, NY.

July 7, 2015
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Senator David Carlucci Honors 4 Rockland County Veterans

Senator David Carlucci (D – Rockland/Westchester) honored four Rockland County veterans who have been inducted into the New York State Veterans Hall of Fame. Alan Moskin, Frank Morea, Charlie Maushardt, Bill Mahan received medals from Senator Carlucci for their military service and commitment to Rockland County.

 

July 7, 2015
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Senator Carlucci Pushes for Regulation of Single Purpose Day Camps

Senator David Carlucci (D – Rockland/Westchester) and Champion Day Camp owner Sasha Bunchuk hosted a press conference calling for the regulation of single-purpose day camps.

Under current state law, unlike multi-purpose day camps, single-purpose day camps do not require permits from the New York State Department of Health.

To receive a permit from the Department of Health, multi-purpose day camps are subject to inspections that include camp conditions as well as applications filed by all employees at the camp. Multi-purpose camps must also check the sex offender registry and do criminal background checks on potential employees.

July 2, 2015
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Senator Carlucci Passes ABLE Act

Senator David Carlucci has passed S4472D/A7767B, legislation that will provide people with disabilities and their families the opportunity to create a tax-exempt savings account that can be used for maintaining health, independence and quality of life.

In December 2014, the Federal Government passed the Achieving a Better Life Experience also known as the ABLE Act. This legislation, allows family members or caregivers to save money for a loved one that has a disability, tax free. Now that New York has passed S4472D, they can take part in this historic program.

June 19, 2015
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Senator Carlucci Passes Legislation to Fight Heroin Epidemic

Senator David Carlucci, as a member of the New York State Senate Heroin Task Force, has passed a bi-partisan, comprehensive legislative package to combat the heroin and opioid epidemic.

The package included Senator Carlucci’s bill S631, which establishes an assisted outpatient treatment for substance use disorders, and enables a court to order assisted outpatient treatment (AOT) for an individual with a substance use disorder who, due to his or her addiction, poses a threat to him or herself or others.

June 9, 2015
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Senator Carlucci Passes Legislation to Combat Medicaid Fraud

Senator David Carlucci (D – Rockland/Westchester) has passed S2198, legislation that will allow the Office of the Medicaid Inspector General to refer suspected fraud or criminality to any prosecutor of competent jurisdiction, including local District Attorneys.

May 28, 2015
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Senator Carlucci Calls for Stricter Residency Requirements for Sex Offenders

New City, N.Y. – (5/26/15) – Senator David Carlucci, (D – Rockland/Westchester), Assemblyman Ken Zebrowski (D – New City), Clarkstown Supervisor Alex Gromack (D – Clarkstown), and Clarkstown residents hosted a press conference calling for stricter residency requirements for sex offenders.

Due to a loophole in New York State law, a Level 3 sex offender is currently legally residing approximately 175 feet from Nella Di Nuovo Daycare. The daycare facility is located on Lenox Avenue, in a residential area of Congers.

May 26, 2015
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Senator Carlucci Calls for "Safer Crossings"

Senator David Carlucci (D – Rockland/Westchester), hosted a press conference on Friday, May 15th to call for the passage of S3858, legislation that will authorize the New York State Department of Transportation to collaborate with other organizations to find out which grade crossing lanes are not safe, and how much it would cost to fix them.

The House Appropriations Committee unanimously approved an amendment to increase funding set aside for railroad grade crossing improvements in the Highway Safety Improvement Program by $130 million. Although the numbers of accidents and fatalities at level grade rail crossings have fallen steadily on a national level, they have increased in New York State.

May 15, 2015
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Statement from Senator Carlucci on Indian Point Oil Spill

If this had been a more serious incident, there is no way the millions of people who were home celebrating Mother's Day with their families would have been able to evacuate in a safe, timely manner,” said Senator David Carlucci. “Just last week one part of Indian Point was shut down to repair a water leak. This week a transformer fire. How many more wake-up calls do we need before we start seriously exploring new options for replacing an aging facility that has been operating without a renewed license for two years? Under no circumstances should the Nuclear Regulatory Commission renew Indian Point's license and I support Governor Cuomo’s call for an investigation.”

May 12, 2015
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