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.
(Albany, NY) Today, Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) voted to pass a bill that responds to the ongoing challenge local governments face of delivering more services with fewer resources. This bill permits, but does not mandate, the use of electronic recording and filing to support activities related to the recording of instruments affecting real property.
“County clerks are continually seeking ways to improve efficiency, enhance services, and save taxpayer dollars,” Senator Carlucci said. “Owners of real property, real estate professionals and local government taxpayers will benefit from the more accurate and efficient land records system that this bill would facilitate.”
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.
In light of the horrific recent earthquake and tsunami that caused the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan to have explosions and cooling failures, I have called on Indian Point to make all safety reports available to the public as well as their earthquake contingency plan.
According to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Indian Point has the highest risk of earthquake damage in the country.
Indian Point provides 12 percent of all power generated statewide, but has long been a concern to residents in our area. Given the recent tragedy in Japan, and the fact that Indian Point sits within two miles of two intersecting fault lines, we need to ensure that all possible safety measures are in place in the event of an emergency.
(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.
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.