David Carlucci's Press releases

Senate Passes Legislation that will Eliminate the MTA Payroll Tax

The New York State Senate passed legislation (S5596A) co-sponsored by Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) that will repeal the job killing MTA Payroll Tax.

“This is a job killing onerous tax that never should have been implemented,”  Senator Carlucci said.  “New York State needs to become much more business friendly, incentivizing businesses to open and operate here rather than chasing them out of state with oppressive taxes.  Eliminating this ill conceived tax will provide some relief to our overburdened small business owners.”

This legislation will phase out the MTA payroll tax, eventually eliminating it completely.  The phase out schedule is as follows:

June 21, 2011

Senator Carlucci: Saving Taxpayer Dollars and Reducing Waste

The State Senate passed legislation (S4818A) sponsored by Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) that will reduce state expenditures by eliminating requirements to provide free hard copies of the State Register to city, village and town clerks as well as state agencies and legislators.


The State Register is a booklet that lists rulemaking actions and other public notices and is updated weekly.  A free online version of the registry has been available since 2003.  Entities will be allowed to opt out of receiving a hard copy, but no entity wishing to receive the hard copy will be denied.


June 8, 2011

Three Way Ethics Reform Package Agreement

“I am pleased that a three way agreement has been reached on an ethics reform package.  Tough ethics regulations are essential to restoring public trust in our state government.  This package includes many of the measures in the ethics reform proposal that I put forth earlier this year including an Independent Joint Commission on Ethics, expanded disclosure requirements to avoid conflicts of interest and stripping public pensions from those who violate the public’s trust.  I appreciate the efforts of Governor Cuomo, Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and Assembly Speaker Silver, and look forward to these vital reforms being implemented at lo

June 6, 2011

Free Screening of the Documentary Gasland

Please join Senator David Carlucci for a free screening of the powerful documentary Gasland on Wednesday, June 1, 2011 at 7:00pm at the Nyack Center, Nyack, New York.

May 26, 2011

Senator Carlucci Hosted Women of Distinction Awards Luncheon

On Saturday May 21 Senator David Carlucci hosted the Orange and Rockland County Women of Distinction Awards Luncheon, to pay tribute to women leaders who have made extraordinary contributions in their professions or their communities at the Crowne Plaza in Suffern.

“Each of our honorees were chosen because they possess special spirit and compassion, going above and beyond what is expected of them,”  Senator Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) said. “I wanted to extend my deepest gratitude with this award ceremony to thank them for everything they do for our community.  It is people like them who make our community such a great place to live, and set an example that we all strive to live up to.”

May 23, 2011

Preserve, Promote, Grow: Senator Carlucci Unveils Package To Strengthen NY Farms

Senator David Carlucci today unveiled a legislative package designed to preserve, promote and grow farming in New York State.

“It is not only essential that we work to actively promote our family farms, but that we also seek ways to make sure they continue to grow and prosper,” said Senator David Carlucci, (D-Rockland/ Orange), said. “This package of legislation will provide the tools needed to support our farmers, promote locally grown agricultural products and preserve our valuable farm land.”

May 18, 2011

Senators Carlucci, Maziarz, Ball and Parker Hold Hearing on Nuclear Power Contingency Plans: Live Link


  I am  hosting a hearing focusing on the safety of New York’s nuclear power plants and their contingency plans in the event of a natural disaster as well as the importance of Grid reliability.  To watch now click here:


May 12, 2011

Report Shows $391 Million Positive Impact for Marriage Equality

Senator David Carlucci and the Independent Democratic Conference today reaffirmed its support for marriage equality and released a report showing that New York State stands to generate some $391 million in increased economic activity, revenue, and savings during the three years after it is made law.

The IDC released their report, “For Love or Money?: The Economic Impact of Marriage Equality in New York,” while standing with advocates and constituents who are pushing to make marriage equality a reality in New York.

May 10, 2011

Senator Carlucci Hosts Screening of the Film Gasland

 Senator David Carlucci on Friday, May 6th hosted a screening of the documentary Gasland by filmmaker Josh Fox who was asked to lease his land for hydrofracking.  The film follows his travels exposing the dangers and hazards related to gas drilling.

Over 60 people attended this important event to inform the public about the potential dangers of hydrofracking. 

May 9, 2011

Preserve, Promote and Grow Local Farms

(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.”

April 15, 2011

Lauren's Law Passes the State Senate

(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.

April 13, 2011

Senator Carlucci Calls for MTA Forensic Audit

(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.

April 11, 2011

Mobile Office Hours

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.

April 8, 2011

Please Join Us for 1st Annual Easter Egg Roll and Family Health Fair

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 corrales@nysenate.gov.  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)

April 7, 2011

Lauren's Law Passes Transportation Commitee

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.

April 7, 2011

Senator Carlucci Honors Winner of 1st Annual "Black History Month Essay Writing Contest"

Senator Carlucci Honors Winner

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.

March 22, 2011

Senator Carlucci at Mental Hygiene Joint Budget Conference Hearing

Senator Carlucci Protects New Yorkers

with Developmental Disabilities


(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.


March 17, 2011

Senator Carlucci Calls for End to Deferral of Key Upstate Development Program

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.


March 17, 2011

Senator Carlucci Informs Small Businesses and Constituents about New York State Register On-line Announcing Advertisements for Bidders/Contractors and Proposed Regulations

     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.

March 16, 2011
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