(Congers, NY) Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) announced today important legislation that will preserve, promote and grow New York’s local farms. The Senator was joined by farmers, members of the agriculture community and renowned Chef Peter Kelly at the Dr. Davies Farm in Congers.
“Preserving New York’s farmland and promoting our fine agricultural products is a top priority,” Senator Carlucci said. “While New York farmers have risen to meet the many challenges they face in a globalized agricultural economy, they can still use the help that New York State can provide. The package of bills I have introduced will preserve farmland, promote the importance of locally grown produce and grow local farms throughout the State.”
(Albany, NY) The New York State Senate passed Lauren’s Law (S3885a), sponsored by Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) that will prohibit a driver's license application from being processed unless the organ donation section is filled out. Applicants would have to check a box stating “yes,” or “not at this time.” There currently is an organ donation section on the application, but it is not required to be filled out.
This change would increase organ donation in New York, which ranked last in the country for the number of new donors.
Passing Lauren’s Law today has very special meaning to heart transplant survivor Lauren Shields, the namesake of the bill as it is also her eleventh birthday.
(Albany, NY)Calling it the only sure way to get to the bottom of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's spending practices, Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) today unveiled legislation he sponsored that would commence a forensic audit of the public authority.
Under the legislation, (S.4501), the audit, which would be the first true top-to-bottom review of the MTA, would be conducted by an independent outside auditing firm and be paid for by the authority.
Senator Carlucci will be available to discuss issues important to residents during his mobile office hours this Saturday, April 9 from 12-2 at the Warwick Valley Community Center at 11 Hamilton Avenue.
Senator David Carlucci is hosting his first annual “Easter Egg Roll and Family Health Fair”. Several area health-care agencies will be on hand to distribute health information and discuss the importance of healthy living.
Events include an Easter Egg Roll, magic show, music and an appearance by the Easter Bunny.
Children 10 and under should RSVP to enroll in the Easter Egg Roll by calling 845-623-3627 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Space is limited.
This is a free event.
Who: Senator David Carlucci
The Easter Bunny
Where: Peck’s Pond Park (Adjacent to West Haverstraw Village Hall)
Senator Carlucci, Assemb. Ortiz and IDC Join 10-year-old Heart Transplant Survivor to Push for Life-Saving Legislation
'Lauren's Law' to Increase Organ Donation Passed Important Committee Vote
ALBANY, N.Y. – Senator David Carlucci and Assemblyman Felix Ortiz, (D-Brooklyn) joined 10-year-old heart transplant survivor Lauren Shields and her family in a push for life saving legislation.
The measure, “Lauren's Law,” would prohibit a driver's license application from being processed unless the organ donation section is filled out. Applicants would have to check a box stating “yes,” or “not at this time.” There currently is an organ donation section on the application, but it is not required to be filled out.
of 1st Annual "Black History Month Essay Writing Contest"
(Spring Valley, NY) Today, Senator David Carlucci presented a Kindle to Hernz Laguerre, the winner of the "Black History Month Essay Writing Contest". His 1000 word essay highlighted the contributions of African Americans and the impact that these contributions have made on our lives.
(Albany, NY) Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) was appointed to the Mental Hygiene Joint Budget Conference Committee and participated in the first hearing today in Albany. The purpose of this hearing is to bring the Senate and the Assembly together to discuss areas of similarities and differences in each house’s budget resolutions in an effort to come to a budget agreement.
Senator Carlucci Calls for End to Deferral of Key Upstate Development Program
Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit to Leverage $461 M in Upstate Investment; Create 1,600+ Jobs
(Albany, NY) Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) today called for a reinstatement of an economic development program that would create more than $460 million in private investment and more than 1,600 good-paying jobs in New York State.
The Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit, sponsored by Independent Democratic Conference member Senator David J. Valesky, (D-Oneida) allows for an investment tax credit in order to spur development in distressed areas.
As the newly appointed Chairman of the New York State Senate’s Administrative Regulations Review Commission (ARRC), Senator Carlucci would like to take the opportunity to notify small businesses and constituents that New York State advertisements for bidders and contractors are on-line. In addition, all New York state agency proposed rule makings are located at the same web address.
Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Administration, in its quest to relieve businesses and local governments of burdensome administrative mandates, contacted Senator David Carlucci, Chairman of the New York State Senate’s Administrative Regulations Review Commission (ARRC) for some hard-to-find information concerning the state’s regulatory review history. The request was part of a large mandate relief effort being undertaken by the Governor’s Mandate Relief Design Team. The Albany-Times Union recently reported that many members of the Mandate Relief Design Team were surprised to learn about a 2001 Senate majority law that allows localities to petition state agencies for alternatives to expensive regulatory mandates.
(Albany, NY) Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) sponsored legislation (S2404/Carlucci) that passed in the New York State Senate. The bill which is co-sponsored by Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee (D-Suffern) will allow for Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc. (O&R) to swap land in order to build an electric transition structure without disturbing the character of parkland in the town of Orangetown.
This is a perfect example of a public private partnership that will clear the way for job creation and economic development in Orangetown.
(Albany, NY) Today, Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) voted to pass a package of legislation that extends or creates programs to honor our brave veterans and active military personnel who serve our nation.
“Our veterans and active military personnel have made brave sacrifices on behalf of us all in their service to the nation,” Senator Carlucci said. “This legislation is a way for us to say thank you and show our continued support for their courage and dedication. By passing this package of bills, we hope to expand their opportunities and enhance their quality of life.”
Senator Carlucci: Streamline NY's Patchwork Inspector General System
Senator Carlucci’s Plan would save $37 million; Strengthen State IG Office
(Albany, NY) Senator Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) today released a plan to streamline New York's patchwork Inspector General system and further empower the State Inspector General to be the top watchdog of New York's bureaucracy.
This proposal, which would eliminate overlapping and duplicative layers of state government and consolidate what are often competing operations, would result in $37 million in savings.
(Nyack, NY) Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) announced the introduction of life saving legislation, Lauren’s Law today. Lauren’s Law is named after 10 year old Lauren Shields who received a heart transplant in March of 2009.
(Albany, NY) Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) and the Independent Democratic Conference today called on the State Insurance Department to take the first steps to streamline the Medicaid system by quickly completing regulations to implement a new law that is projected to create more than $61 million in savings.
Senator Carlucci also issued a report detailing more recommendations to reform Medicaid spending for Long Term Health in New York.
(Pomona,NY) Today, Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland) joined World War II veterans, their families, and members of the Rockland County Chapter of the United States Marine Corps to honor those who participated in the Battle of Iwo Jima during a ceremony commemorating its 66th anniversary at the Pratzl Brau Haus in Pomona.
Regional Collective Bargaining among measures to lower costs, preserve educational quality
(Albany, NY) Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland) today introduced a mandate relief package that will help schools reduce costs, maintain educational quality and ultimately help with the implementation of a tax cap.
(Pearl River, NY) Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland) joined students from the Lincoln Avenue Elementary School in Pearl River to box up hundreds of Valentine’s Day cards to be sent to our troops serving in Afghanistan and Iraq.
The cards were made by elementary school children from 22 schools in Rockland county. After being boxed up, the cards will be sent overseas and distributed by Commanding Officers and Chaplains to the men and women who are serving our country this Valentine’s Day.
Senator Carlucci Calls on New York State Board of Regents
to Continue Italian Language Program
(New City, NY) In an effort to continue the study of the Italian language and culture, Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland) is strongly urging the New York State Board of Regents to retain the Italian Regents.
The Board of Regents is planning to eliminate the Italian Regents in schools throughout New York State after June 2011, leaving only French and Spanish available as language options.