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Senator Carlucci & Advocates Celebrate New Law To Protect People with Special Needs

Today Senator David Carlucci celebrated the signing of new legislation into law that will protect people with special needs. The primary purpose of the bill is to protect people with disabilities during an interview with the Justice Center, a law enforcement agency and advocate for people with special needs.

While the Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs was given all the powers of a law enforcement agency, it was not required to take into account the special needs of the people who it is charged with protecting during the course of an interview.

October 15, 2014
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Senator Carlucci Unveils Comprehensive Plan to Keep Tolls Affordable on the Tappan Zee Bridge

Today Senator David Carlucci celebrated  a toll relief plan at Memorial Park in Nyack for residents of Rockland and Westchester counties. The plan aims to offset the possibility of rising costs for residents who commute over the Tappan Zee Bridge. The initiative includes a discount for residents of Rockland and Westchester counties, a tax credit for toll expenses, a plan to go after chronic toll evaders and the consolidation of services between the Thruway Authority and the Bridge Authority.

October 14, 2014
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Nanuet School District Creates New Innovative Outdoor Programs at Outdoor Education Center

On Friday, October 10th, Senator David Carlucci visited the Nanuet Outdoor Education Center, along with Superintendent Mark McNeill and Assistant Superintendent Meredith Fox, to observe new programs happening at the Outdoor Education Center. The programs are designed to teach students the importance of agriculture and the idiosyncrasies of marketing and selling a product.

October 10, 2014
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Ossining Library Warms Up Before Winter

On Tuesday, October 7th, Senator David Carlucci met with Ossining Library Acting Director Molly W. Robbins and Library Board President Alice Joselow to discuss the $50,000 grant that the Senator has secured for the library. Ossining Library Board President Alice Joselow stated that the library intends to use the money for a new HVAC system, specifically a supplemental heating system.

Senator Carlucci said, “I am happy to be able to help the library and its patrons acquire a new heating system. The system will ensure this important facet of the community stays open and warm throughout the upcoming winter season.”

October 9, 2014
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Over 13,000 New Organ Donor Registrants in New York on Anniversary of Lauren’s Law

Today Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester) celebrated the one year anniversary of Lauren’s Law at the Student Union of SUNY Rockland Community College. According to the New York State Department of Health, since the law went into effect last year, Lauren’s Law has added over 13,000 new donors to the New York State Donate Life Organ Donor Registry.

These additional organ donor registrants can potentially save thousands of lives though organ transplantation and improve the lives of many more through the gift of sight and tissue donation.

October 3, 2014
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Public Hearing: To examine supports and services for individuals and families dealing with mental illness in New York State

Senate Standing Committee on Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities
Chair: Senator David Carlucci
Public Hearing: To examine supports and services for individuals and families dealing with mental illness in New York State
Place: Rockland Community College, RCC 3214, 145 College Avenue, Suffern, New York
Time: 11:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.
Contact: Evan Sullivan (845) 623-3627
Media Contact: Mike Grubiak (845) 623-3627
ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

October 22, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Senator Carlucci Thanks Rockland Parent for Help Saving Lives of Victims of the Heroin/Opioid Epidemic

Senator Carlucci presented Rockland resident Michael Zall, a parent who lost his son to opioid addiction, with the pen certificate of the legislation he helped get signed into law this past June this morning.  The new law will create a relapse prevention program that will be available to individuals for up to nine months after the completion of a treatment program. 

Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester) said, “This legislation is in direct response to the parents that we heard from that unfortunately lost their children to heroin and opioid addiction. Creating a relapse prevention program treats addiction as a disease which goes after the real problem.”

September 30, 2014
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Victim of Heroin Addiction Asks Residents to Help Save Lives

Senator Carlucci joined Raymond Quinones of New City, who is recovering from heroin addiction, and the Rockland Paramedic Services to talk about the importance of the overdose antidote Narcan for victims of Heroin and Opioid abuse and conduct a demonstration on how the medication works. 

Within a span of six months, Raymond Quinones overdosed on heroin four times. Each time, he was revived by friends and paramedics by Narcan.

Now 90 days sober, Quinones is studying psychology in college and is teaming up with Senator Carlucci increase access to Narcan to help others.

September 25, 2014
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Senator Carlucci Delivers for Nyack Plaza Residents Unable to Receive Mail for Months

NYACK- Senator Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester) visited residents of Nyack Plaza to announce new mailboxes have been ordered for the complex this week. For months residents had to walk to the local post office to pick up their mail because the postal service would not deliver mail to the broken mailboxes due to security reasons.

The mailboxes were broken months ago due to an act of vandalism. The new boxes will allow USPS to deliver mail directly to the residents and will be installed in the next two weeks.

Senator David Carlucci learned of the sitatuion on a recent visit with Nyack Plaza Residents.

September 19, 2014
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Senator Carlucci Announces Roadway Improvements for Orange Turnpike in Sloatsburg

SLOATSBURG- Senator Carlucci joined Sloatsburg Mayor Carl Wright and local resident George O'Dell to announce critical funding secured by the Senator to repair a dangerous section of Orange Turnpike, Route 17 in the Village of Sloatsburg.

The over 100 year old stone wall has been deteriorating in recent years causing a dangerous situation for motorists and pedestrians alike. Several car accidents have been reported in the area.

The issue was brought to the Senator's attention at a mobile office he held last year in the Village.

September 10, 2014
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A Medal Ceremony 70 Years in the Making

It took nearly 70 years for WWII Veteran Al Penchansky to receive the Medal of Good Conduct he was entitled to for his service fighting in Europe during WWII.Working with the Veterans Administration, my office was able to cut the 70 years of bureaucra

September 5, 2014
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Senator Carlucci & Mental Health Association of Rockland Call for More Suicide Prevention Education in Schools

 In front of Nyack High School AP Psychology students, Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester) and Marcella Amorese & Nicole Sirignano of the Mental Health Association of Rockland today discussed the importance of suicide prevention in our schools.

September 5, 2014
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Senator Carlucci & Larkin Help Fund Hudson River Research

Senators Carlucci & Larkin joined Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries|Clarkson University President & CEO Dr. Timothy Sugrue in Stony Point today to announce $300,000 in funding to support the study of the Hudson River.

This monitoring network and its data management systems will change the landscape for both river science and the stewardship of New York’s waterways.  

August 29, 2014
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Senator Carlucci Hosts 3rd Annual Senior Fair

According to U.S. Census Data, there are more than 45,000 seniors residing within Rockland County alone. This amounts to nearly 15% of the county's total residential population.

Today Senator David Carlucci teamed up with Rockland Community College to host their third annual Senior Fair at the College. The Senior Fair was a unique opportunity for senior citizens to learn about new opportunities related to healthcare services, recreational and educational programming, non-profit assistance, financial services, and more.

This event allowed seniors to continue aging-in-place while taking advantage of the community-based services that make independent living possible

August 29, 2014
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Senator Carlucci & Mental Health Association of Rockland to Offer safeTALK Suicide Prevention Class

With support from Senator David Carlucci, the Mental Health Association of Rockland is offering a free three-hour suicide prevention “safeTALK” class to the general community on Wednesday, September 10 from 9am to noon, with registration starting at 8:30.

SafeTALK is a model of teaching adults how to recognize warning signs of suicidal thinking and to engage in meaningful conversation with someone who may be at risk with the ultimate goal of connecting that person to more expert help.

August 18, 2014
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Governor signs Senator Carlucci Bill to Simplify Voting in New York

Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester) announced that his bill (S3553), was signed this week by the Governor (Chapter 289). The new law will simplify the process of obtaining an absentee ballot. It will now be easier for registered voters, who cannot be present at their polling place on Election Day, to vote. The legislation is designed to accommodate commuters, who would likely spend most of the day away from their county of residence, and people who are primary care providers or have a physical disability.

August 18, 2014
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Public Hearing: Olmstead Implementation and the future of supports and services for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities in New York State

Joint – Senate Standing Committee on Mental Health and Developmental DisabilitiesChair: Senator David Carlucciand Assembly Standing Committee on Mental Health and Developmental DisabilitiesChair: Assembly Member Aileen GuntherPublic Hearing: Olmstead Implementation and the future of supports and services forIndividuals with Developmental Disabilities in New York StatePlace: Suffern Free Library, 210 Lafayette Avenue, Suffern, New YorkTime: 1:00 P.M.Contact: Katie L. Birchenough (518) 455-4371Media Contact: Assembly Press Office (518) 455-3888ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

August 11, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Governor Cuomo Signs Legislation Updating New York's Accessibility Signage and Logos

Enacted alongside 24th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

 

July 25, 2014
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Senator Carlucci Passes Internet Privacy Bill in Legislature

NEW CITY,  NY – Standing beside Rockland County District Attorney Thomas Zugibe, Police Chief Sullivan of the Clarkstown Police Department, VCS INC. and the Center for Safety and Change, Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester) expressed the urgent need to have legislation signed into law that will ensure people who have had their image broadcasted without their consent will have a course of action under the law.

July 22, 2014
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Life Saving Sunscreen Expiration Dates Pass Legislature

Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester) passed legislation this year in the State Senate that provides expiration dates on sunscreen sold within New York State. The bill is meant to ensure New Yorkers are not using old, outdated sunscreen that has lost its ability to fight the sun’s UV rays.

According to the American Cancer Society, sunscreen is one of the single most effective methods to prevent forms of skin cancer, as over 800,000 new skin cancer cases of highly curable cancers are diagnosed per year. With the first day of summer behind us, these labels are especially important to inform consumers that sunscreen loses its effectiveness after a certain point.

July 18, 2014
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