David Carlucci's Press releases

Carlucci, Galef Urge Governor Cuomo to Sign Comprehensive Boating Safety Package into Law

OSSINING, NYSenator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester), Assemblywoman Sandy Galef(D-Westchester/Putnam), and other state and local officials today joined forces to urge the Governor to sign their legislation that will fundamentally change the way boating safety is implemented in New York State.  With summer finally here, the two state legislators were able to pass their bill through both chambers of the state legislature last week.  The effort is designed to educate individuals who currently do not possess boating knowledge to help prevent tragedies from unfolding, as was the case last summer in Long Island and along the Hudson River.

June 27, 2013
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Statement by Senator Carlucci on Senate Passage of Legislation Authorizing Rockland County Deficit Financing Bond

 

"Today, the Senate passed legislation that begins the process of putting Rockland County’s finances back on the right track.  This home-rule legislation gives the necessary approval for the County to help finance its accumulated $96 million dollar deficit over a ten-year period. 

June 21, 2013
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Statement by Senator Carlucci on Senate Passage of Bill to Restore $90 Million Dollars Towards OPWDD Providers

"Today, the New York State Senate scored a decisive win for all New Yorkers and offered further proof that we can never put a price tag on our most vulnerable populations.  As a co-sponsor to this legislation (S4777-D), I believe we have struck the right balance of achieving greater cost savings with the creation of a firm safety net. 

"New York State has made tremendous strides in promoting quality care and essential services to those who need it most.  As we begin to implement this plan, we will be able to guarantee that crucial funding will be allocated to our nonprofit service providers instead of falling on the chopping block. 

June 18, 2013
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STATEMENT BY SENATOR DAVID CARLUCCI ON LEGISLATIVE AGREEMENT REACHED TO RESTORE $90 MILLION DOLLARS IN CUTS TO OPWDD PROVIDERS

"I am proud we were able to reach an agreement that will undoubtedly stave off devastating cuts that would negatively impact our most vulnerable populations. As Chairman of the Senate Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Committee, I have met with countless individuals throughout the state who understand the crushing blow these service cuts would have on our nonprofit service providers who care for the developmentally disabled. 

 

June 16, 2013
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Senator Carlucci Presents Clarkstown South Student Alana Kurtti with $1,500 Scholarship Award

ALBANY – Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester) recently awarded a $1,500 scholarship prize to Clarkstown South High School student Alana Kurtti as the winner of this year's Italian-American State Legislators Scholarship Program. 

The New City native stood out from her fellow applicants, boasting an impressive resume that included a 4.56 Grade Point Average (GPA), including her participation in activities outside of the classroom.  She currently serves as Captain of her Varsity Softball Team, President of the Greenhouse Club, and volunteers her time spare time fundraising for Operation Smile and St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital. 

June 11, 2013
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Senator Carlucci Donates Supplies to Hi-Tor Animal Care Center for First Annual "Sit, Stay, Give" Drive

Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester) today visited the Hi-Tor Animal Care Center to provide a charitable contribution of over 100 items to pets in need, including toys, food, cleaning supplies, blankets, and more.  He was greeted by dedicated Hi-Tor staff personnel, enthusiastic animal lovers, and a plethora of cats and dogs awaiting their next loving, adopting owner.

“The response amount of support among animal lovers everywhere was truly incredible, and I look forward to working with Hi-Tor in the ways to help so many animals in need,” said Senator Carlucci.

June 7, 2013
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Senator Carlucci Announces Annual Flag Retirement Program in Celebration of Flag Day

In keeping with annual tradition to commemorate our beloved Stars and Stripes, Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester) today announced that his office has once again launched a Flag Retirement Program to coincide with the celebration of Flag Day. This is an opportunity for Rockland and Westchester residents to donate any aged, torn, or damaged American flags in their possession to ensure that these flags are retired through an official ceremony.

June 7, 2013
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Senator Carlucci, Lauren Shields Join in New Push to Allow Not-for-Profits to Administer Donate Life Registry in New York

ALBANY, NY – Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester) today welcomed back organ donor champion Lauren Shields and advocacy groups to Albany in their latest effort to pass a sweeping overhaul of how the organ donation process is administered in New York State.  In arguing for greater control over the Donate Life Registry for organ, eye, and tissue donation, advocates insist that legislators should support current legislation that would turn over its operation and promotion of the Donate Life Registry to a not-for-profit statewide organization that has experience working in organ donation.  In doing so, this would continue a nationwide trend of other states that already have made the appropriate

June 5, 2013
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Senator Carlucci and Westchester Community College Host Financial Aid Workshop for Students and Parents

OSSINING, NY – Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester) and Westchester Community College – SUNY (WCC) invite residents to an informative seminar to hear financial aid specialists discuss how families can plan and afford to pay for college.  The event will also feature experts from the WCC Office of Student Financial Assistance, which will be on hand to answer questions and assist parents and students navigate the maze of funding for higher education.

The event will be held this Thursday, June 6th from 7:00pm – 8:30pm at Westchester Community College Ossining Extension Center, located in the Arcadian Shopping Center, 22 Rockledge Avenue, Ossining.

June 3, 2013
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Senator David Carlucci Invites Veteran’s Hall of Fame 2013 Honoree Charlie Maushardt to Albany

ALBANY, NY – Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester) today invited Charles “Charlie” Maushardt, a life-long resident of Rockland County, up to Albany to induct him as the newest member of the New York State Senate Veteran’s Hall of Fame.  This prestigious designation is designed to pay tribute to New Yorkers whose gallantry in the U.S. Armed Forces is complemented by their service to the community.

May 29, 2013
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Senator Carlucci Introduces Legislation Expanding Access for Voter Pre-Registration in New York

NEW CITY, NY  – Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester) today announced legislation (S.1992) designed to streamline the voter registration process by allowing 16 and 17 year-olds to pre-register to vote at a New York State Department of Motor Vehicles location.  In doing so, younger adults will have more access to different sites to pre-register and are automatically enrolled and registered to vote once they reach the legal age of 18.  The effort is geared towards increasing voter participati

May 19, 2013
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New York and New Jersey Legislators Join with Homeowners to Urge Governor Cuomo to Sign Rockland/Bergen Bi-State River Commission Bill

Joint Effort Between NY and NJ will Prevent Flooding Hazards Along Major Tributaries and Watersheds; Key Priority Among Hudson Valley Communities

May 15, 2013
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Senators Carlucci, Zeldin and Ball and Westchester County Executive Astorino and Putman County Executive Odell Announce the Expansion of the PFC Joseph Dwyer PTSD Peer-to-Peer Veterans Counseling program To Westchester, Rockland and Putman Counties

Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester), Chairman of the Senate Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Committee, today joined Senators Lee Zeldin (R-C-I, Shirley)

May 3, 2013
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Sit! Stay! Give! Senator Carlucci and Hi Tor Animal Care Center Announce First Annual Pet Food and Toy Supply Drive

NANUET, NY – Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester), in partnership with the Hi Tor Animal Care Center, today announced his office will be hosting a Rockland Pet Food and Toy Supply Drive to provide animal lovers the chance to spoil their K-9 and feline companions with irresistible treats and other usable items.  The supply drive will throughout the month of May with all receivable items provided to the animal shelter.

May 1, 2013
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Senator Carlucci to Host Public Hearing on Comprehensive Campaign Finance Reform for New York State in Rockland County

VALLEY COTTAGE, NY  – With numerous reform proposals circulating in the state’s capital, Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester) today announced that he will be hosting a public hearing in Rockland County into overhauling New York State’s campaign finance and election laws.  The purpose will be to solicit testimony from experts and the general public about the best ways to fix New York State’s outdated electoral system and restore trust in our political process.

April 30, 2013
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Senator Carlucci to Kickoff Ossining Office Open House on May 8th

OSSINING, NY– In an effort to foster dialogue and increase participation with the local community, Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester) today announced plans to host his Ossining Office Open House.  The event will be held on Wednesday, May 8th from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM, located at 2 Church Street in Ossining. 

April 23, 2013
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Senator Carlucci Announces Senate Passage of Legislation Requiring Gas Stations to Have Backup Emergency Generators

New Measures will Require Certain Gas Stations to be Prewired and Have Generator Available on Site; Substantial Financial Incentives Offered to Help Minimize Cost

March 24, 2013
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Statement by Senator Carlucci on New York State Reaching an Historic Third Consecutive On-Time and Early Budget

“This historic budget agreement clearly demonstrates to all New Yorkers that Albany is focused on delivering real results for the middle class.  For the third year in a row, New York State has created a fiscally sound and responsible budget that cuts taxes and creates jobs.  This budget closes a $1.3 billion dollar gap with no new taxes or fees while also phasing out the 18-a Utility Assessment that would otherwise hit homeowners’ pocketbooks.

March 21, 2013
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