David Carlucci's Press releases

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 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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Senator Carlucci Hosts Student Mock Session

Senator David Carlucci (D – Rockland/Westchester) chartered a bus for almost fifty students from Rockland County to the New York State Capitol in Albany to host a Mock Session.

Senator Carlucci’s Student Advisory Council prepared for the Mock Session by choosing bills to debate, on issues including paid family leave, banning flavored tobacco products and raising the minimum wage. Students also drafted and voted to pass legislation that increased voter registration by creating a "motor voter" automatic registration system and allowing for the pre-registration of 16 and 17 year olds.

May 8, 2015
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Senator Carlucci Honors Ossining Resident as "Woman of Distinction"

Senator David Carlucci (D – Rockland/Westchester) honored Dream “The Dreamster” Shepherd at the New York State Senate’s annual “Woman of Distinction” ceremony on May 6, 2015 in Albany, NY.

The Women of Distinction Ceremony is an annual event that honors leading women from across the state for their achievements in business, academics and civics, as well as those who have performed heroic or selfless acts, made significant discoveries or provided examples of personal excellence against difficult odds.

Dream Shepherd, an Ossining resident, was born with sickle cell disease. The hereditary blood disorder resulted in complications for Dream, including chronic pain and a stroke at five years old.

May 6, 2015
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In Honor of Earth Day Senator Carlucci Hosts Roadside Cleanup

In honor of Earth Day, I was joined by Jack, Lauren and a group of volunteers for our Roadside Cleanup. I know how important it is to protect our environment with legislation, but that will only bring us so far, sometimes you need to roll up your sleeves and get to work. Thank you to everyone who took time out of their busy lives to make our earth a healthier place!

April 28, 2015
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Senator Carlucci Pushes for Access to Opioid Antidote Over-the-Counter - Sends Letter to Health Commissioner Zucker Requesting Standing Order

Senator David Carlucci (D – Rockland/Westchester) has sent a letter to New York State Health Commissioner Howard Zucker, requesting he issue a Standing Order for the drug Naloxone.

Naloxone (also known as Narcan) is an “opioid antagonist” medication, used to counter the effects of opioid overdose. This life saving medication is used in opioid overdoses to counteract life-threatening depression of the central nervous system and respiratory system.

April 28, 2015
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Senator Carlucci & Aufgang Architects Host "Roof Topping" Ceremony

(Left to Right - Suffern Police Chief Frank Osborn, Stuart Strow, Senator David Carlucci, Mayor Trish Abato, Ari Aufgang, Sara Aufgang, AJ Aufgang, Brian Brooker, Village Trustees Bob Morris, Frank Hagen, and Ed Markunas)

Senator David Carlucci (D – Rockland/Westchester), Ari Aufgang of Aufgang Architects and Brooker Engineering hosted a “Roof Topping Ceremony” for Suffern Building Works, a commercial plaza that is the largest new commercial investment on Main Street that the Village of Suffern has seen in years.

The lot, which has been vacant for over 60 years, will house 28 thousand square feet of state of the art office and retail space, and draw 80-100 employees to the Village of Suffern.

April 26, 2015
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Senator Carlucci & Grandview Elementary School Celebrate Earth Day

Senator David Carlucci (D – Rockland/Westchester), planted a tree in celebration of Earth Day with the students of Grandview Elementary School.

“I have always enjoyed Earth Day,” said Senator Carlucci. “It’s important to show children how fun and easy it is to make our Earth a healthier place. As State Senator, I know how important it is to protect our environment with legislation, but that will only bring us so far, sometimes you need to roll up your sleeves and get to work.”

The apple tree was donated by O’Sullivan Tree Care from West Nyack.

April 25, 2015
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Senator David Carlucci to Host Senior Advisory Council Meeting

Senator David Carlucci will be hosting a Senior Advisory Council Meeting on Friday, April 17th from 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the Nanuet Public Library, located at 149 Church St, in Nanuet, NY.

Senator Carlucci’s Senior Advisory Council gives seniors the opportunity to provide input on legislative matters and keep the Senator updated on their thoughts and concerns.

During the April meeting, Vivienne Dieckmann, Master Gardner for Cornell Cooperative Extension will be speaking to seniors about "Crops in Pots" – how to grow vegetables, flowers, fruits in pots and containers for individuals who do not have a yard or who do not intend to build a garden from scratch.

April 8, 2015
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Senator David Carlucci to Host Legal Services of the Hudson Valley Office Hours

Senator David Carlucci will be hosting Legal Services of the Hudson Valley Office hours at his Ossining District Office, located at 2 Church Street, in Ossining, NY, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

“When it comes to children, seniors, veterans and vulnerable members of our community, they should receive the best legal counsel available, regardless of their income,” said Senator David Carlucci. “I look forward to partnering with Legal Services of the Hudson Valley, and I hope anyone who is need of quality legal advice joins us for our office hours.”

Legal Services of the Hudson Valley will be providing free comprehensive civil legal services for individuals cannot afford an attorney and need free, quality counsel for the following issues:

April 8, 2015
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Senator David Carlucci Calls for Paid Family Leave

Senator David Carlucci hosted a press conference on Friday, March 27th at the “Just for Kids Daycare” center calling for the legislature and Governor Cuomo to include paid family leave in the 2015 New York State budget.

In New York State, only twelve percent of all workers are provided with Family Leave Insurance (FLI) from their employers. Additionally, over 40% of employees nationwide qualify for unpaid leave through the national Family and Medical Leave Act. This leaves many families with an impossible choice between being able to take care of their newborn, or be able to earn the income they need to make ends meet.

March 27, 2015
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Senator David Carlucci Hosts Annual Job Fair

Senator David Carlucci, in partnership with Rockland Community College and the Workforce Investment Board of Rockland, is hosting Rockland Community College’s 17th Annual Job Fair, on Thursday, April 2, 2015 in the Eugene Levy Field House from 11 a.m. -3 p.m.The Fair is open to students, alumni of Rockland Community College, and the public.

March 27, 2015
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Senator Carlucci Announces Conference of Italian American Legislators 2015 Scholarship Program

As President of the Italian-American Conference of Legislators, Senator David Carlucci has announced that his office is now accepting applications for $10,000 worth of athletic and academic scholarships that will be awarded by the  Italian-American Conference of legislators in June of 2015.

The criteria for all scholarships is as follows:

Applicants for the athletic scholarships should only apply if:

March 24, 2015
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Join Senator Carlucci for Free Pictures with the Easter Bunny

Senator David Carlucci will be hosting a very special visit from the Easter Bunny on Thursday, March 26th from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. at the Pearl River Library, located at 80 Franklin Avenue, in Pearl River, NY.

“As a new parent, I know how expensive holidays can be,” said Senator David Carlucci. “We are happy the Easter Bunny will be able to join us for this exciting, free event. I hope families will avoid the long lines, and the extra cost, by joining us on Thursday.”  

WHO: Senator David Carlucci & The Easter Bunny 

WHAT: Free Pictures with the Easter Bunny

WHERE: Pearl River Library, 80 Franklin Avenue, Pearl River, NY

March 23, 2015
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