David Carlucci's Press releases

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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Senator Carlucci, AARP & Rocklanders Push to Create First of its Kind Statewide Utility Consumer Advocate

VALLEY COTTAGE- Senator Carlucci stood with statewide members of the AARP, the Rockland Water Coalition and local Rockland homeowners to support the creation of a Utility Consumer Advocate in New York State. Currently ratepayers are left pleading with the Public Service Commission (PSC) to oppose rate increases which are constantly being approved by the Commission.

May 1, 2014
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Carlucci, Zebrowski, and Jaffee Announce Passage of Rockland Bergen Flood Mitigation Task Force

Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester), Assemblyman Ken Zebrowski (D-New City), Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee (D-Suffern), and Suffern Mayor Trish Abato held a press conference with a coalition of New Jersey legislators, Assemblyman Eustace and Assemblywoman Schepisi, to announce the inclusion of the Rockland-Bergen Flood Mitigation Task Force in the 2014-15 New York State Budget. The elected officials stood with local residents from Rockland and New Jersey to discuss the creation of the Task Force and long term flood mitigation efforts. 

April 11, 2014
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Senator Carlucci Announces Key Committee Victories Included in the 2014-2015 Adopted State Budget

ALBANY, NY - Today, Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester), Chair of the Senate Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Committee, announced that the state Senate has passed many of his original legislative proposals that will provide significant investments into new and existing programs that will benefit our most vulnerable populations. This was accomplished while successfully passing another on-time budget for the fourth year in a row.

March 31, 2014
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Senator Carlucci Delivers for Local Towns and Villages

Critical Funding Provided to Towns and Villages Struggling to Keep Up with Snow

March 28, 2014
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Senator Carlucci announces Italian-American State Legislators COLLEGIATE SCHOLARSHIPS

NEW CITY – Senator David Carlucci (D) announced today that the New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators is now accepting applications for four $2,000 scholarships to be awarded June 9th at their Annual Legislative Conference Day.

“Given the high costs of college, every opportunity must be made by local students and their working families to meet their required expenses with scholarships as well as with student loans, available financial aid, and personal contributions,” said Senator Carlucci. “I highly recommend that students apply to the Conference for these prestigious scholarships so that they may hopefully secure as much extra help with their expenses as possible.”

March 28, 2014
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Senator Carlucci Passes bill to Help Prevent Overdose Deaths

ALBANY- The New York State Senate today passed legislation to help save lives by increasing access to a highly effective antidote for accidental drug overdose known as Naloxone or Narcan. The bill (S6477B), allows authorized health care professionals to issue non-patient specific orders for Naloxone to certified training programs and pharmacies, which could then distribute the Naloxone kits and instruct how to properly administer it.

March 27, 2014
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Senator Carlucci Announces InspireNY: Action to Support 8,000 New Yorkers left in Limbo

Senator David Carlucci, Chair of the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Committee in the State Senate, joined advocates, employers and affected New Yorker’s today to talk about the InspireNY tax credit that promises to provide employment to New Yorkers who previously worked in sheltered workshops throughout the State.

   8,000 New Yorkers currently employed in sheltered workshops now have to transition to a integrated employment model leaving many in limbo.

March 10, 2014
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Senator Carlucci, Congresswoman Lowey, State and Local Elected Officials Announce $9.8 Million in Federal Storm Recovery Aid for Clarkstown

WEST NYACK, N.Y. – Standing with local residents today, Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-Westchester/Rockland), the senior Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee, New York State Senator David Carlucci, Clarkstown Town Supervisor Alex Gromack, and State Assemblyman Kenneth Zebrowski announced $9.8 million in federal storm recovery funding for the Town of Clarkstown.

The federal investments will support storm recovery and resiliency projects, including projects to address long-term flooding and help communities be prepared for future storms.

March 7, 2014
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Senator Carlucci Calls for Statewide Ban of Harmful Bread Chemical

Introduces Legislation to Ban Azodicarbonamide

Senator David Carlucci announced pending legislation at local bakery Baked by Angels in Pearl River that would ban the use of azodicarbonamide, a chemical primarily used as an additive in synthetic leather and in the production of foamed plastics, in any baked products made or sold in New York State.

February 13, 2014
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January 31, 2014
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Senate Co-Leader Jeff Klein and State Senators Diane Savino and David Carlucci propose nearly $200 million in affordable day care subsidies to help New York’s working families 

 

New report shows that the IDC’s Affordable New York  proposals would critically change financial health for state’s low- and middle-income parents

January 15, 2014
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Senator Carlucci Proposes Toll Relief for Commuters

Senator Carlucci Proposes Toll Relief for Commuters Stands with Local Leaders, Business Owners and Commuters

 

NYACK- Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester) stood with Nyack Mayor Jen White, John Corlett, Chairman of the Legislative Committee for AAA New York State, Mike Hekker of the Nyack River Club and employees of the club to announce a new first of its kind toll relief plan specifically designed to ease the burden for commuters traveling throughout our area.

January 13, 2014
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January 2, 2014
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Senator Carlucci's Senior Advisory Task Force Announce Plan to Help Senior's Afford The Hudson Valley Senator & Task Force Members

“Seniors deserve to live their golden years in comfort, not in poverty.”

NANUET - Senator David Carlucci’s (D-Rockland/Westchester) Senior Advisory Task Force announced a plan today that promises to ease the burden of affordability for seniors throughout the Hudson Valley. Even though seniors put in a lifetime of hard work, many still live on a fixed income that can barely put food on the table. This proposal promises to provide real relief for seniors.

December 19, 2013
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