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Senator Carlucci Visits Ossining Middle School: Announces $40,000 Bullet Aid Grant

Senator Carlucci Secures Grant
and Teen Health Awareness Campaign to 
Ossining Schools

October 31, 2013
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The Rockland Comeback: Hurricane Sandy One Year Later

Senator Carlucci, Clarkstown Supervisor Gromack Announce New Laws and Agreements to Improve Response Capabilities One Year After Superstorm Sandy

NEW CITY - Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester) and Clarkstown Supervisor Alex Gromack today marked the one-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy by announcing new plans to respond quicker in the event of a future major storm to hit the Lower Hudson Valley. They were both joined by representatives of Orange & Rockland Utilities and Local Laborers 754 who came out to support the latest initiative that will greatly enhance communication and cooperation with state, town and local municipalities.

October 31, 2013
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Public Hearing: To investigate the impact of the Office of Mental Health’s Regional Centers of Excellence on community based services, access to in-patient care, and the effect on local communities, consumers and family members

Senate Standing Committee on Mental Health and Developmental DisabilitiesChair: Senator David CarlucciPublic Hearing: To investigate the impact of the Office of Mental Health’s RegionalCenters of Excellence on community based services, access to in-patientcare, and the effect on local communities, consumers and familymembersPlace: Chemung County Legislative Chambers, John H. Hazlett Building,5th Floor, 203 Lake Street, Elmira, New YorkTime: 11:00 A.M.Contact: Sarah Bangs (518) 455-2991Media Contact: Michael Grubiak (845) 623-3627ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

October 28, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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SENATOR CARLUCCI ASKS COMMISSIONER KING TO RESCHEDULE CRUCIAL TOWN HALL MEETINGS

Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester) is calling on State Education Commissioner John King to immediately reschedule several meetings that were going to be held in collaboration with the New York State Parent Teacher Association. These meetings were organized in an effort to discuss the new Common Core learning standards that recently went statewide.

October 18, 2013
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SENATOR CARLUCCI SECURES GRANT FOR NEW CITY LIBRARY UPGRADES

New City, NY – Senator David Carlucci (D, Rockland/Westchester) visited the New City Library to receive a commendation for his efforts in securing $25,000 in New York State Bullet Aid to upgrade the library’s audio and visual equipment in their meeting room.

October 15, 2013
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Senators Carlucci, Valesky, Gallivan and Marchione Host Regulatory Reform Hearing in Rockland County

Bipartisan Senate Panel Focuses on Improving Economic Climate for Small Businesses

NANUET, NY – Today, members of the Senate Majority Coalition held a public hearing on ways New York State can improve its business climate and reduce the many costly regulatory burdens facing entrepreneurs and small businesses.  This marked the sixth in a series of ten statewide industry-specific public hearings held on regulatory reform. 

October 7, 2013
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Senator Carlucci Calls for Passage of Lyme Disease Legislation to Expand Coverage, Education Initiatives

NEW CITY – In response to alarming statistics and a recent CDC report showing a much higher prevalence of Lyme disease cases, Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester) today announced a 3-point legislative package that will make treatment options more affordable; expand research for treatment, detection, and prevention; and require professionals to complete continuing education courses of Lyme disease.  

September 13, 2013
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Senator Carlucci, Rockland Community College Host 2nd Annual Rockland Senior Fair

SUFFERN, NY - Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester), Dr. Cliff L. Wood, President of Rockland Community College, and Rockland County District Attorney Thomas Zugibe today kicked off their long-awaited Rockland Senior Fair for the second straight year in a row.  The four-hour event drew hundreds of senior citizens hailing from all corners of the county, many utilizing the venue as an opportunity to become more involved within their local communities.

September 12, 2013
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Senator Carlucci, Nanuet School District Announce ‘Fast Pass’ Security System to Bolster Security Apparatus on High School, Middle School Grounds

NANUET – Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester) yesterday visited Nanuet High School to greet with administrators, teachers, parents, and students to officially roll out its newest security system for the new school year.  Known officially as “Fast Pass”, this technology-savvy computerized apparatus is enabled to cross check criminal, sex offender, and a school's own internal watch lists, giving employees added peace of mind and a new buffer of added protection.&n

September 5, 2013
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Senator Carlucci Hosts 3rd Annual Hike with Your Senator

Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester) today invited residents to join him on an outdoor expedition as he hosts his 3rd Annual "Hike with Your Senator."   The event is designed to showcase Rockland County's sprawling mountains and scenic landscapes, providing outdoor enthusiasts the opportunity to explore hidden hiking trails located within our state parks.

September 3, 2013
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Public Hearing: Regional Centers of Excellence

Senate Standing Committee on Mental Health and Developmental DisabilitiesChair: Senator David CarlucciPublic Hearing: Regional Centers of ExcellencePlace: Middletown City Hall, Common Council Chambers, 16 James Street, Middletown, New YorkTime: 2:00 P.M.Contact: Sarah Bangs (518) 455-2991Media Contact: Jason Elan (845) 623-3627

September 19, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Public Hearing: Regional Centers of Excellence

Senate Standing Committee on Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Chair: Senator David CarlucciPublic Hearing: Regional Centers of ExcellencePlace: Farmingdale State College, Little Theatre, Roosevelt Hall,2350 Broadhollow Road, Farmingdale, New York 11735-1006Time: 10:00 A.M.Contact: Sarah Bangs (518) 455-2991Media Contact: Jason Elan (845) 623-3627

September 9, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Public Hearing: Regional Centers of Excellence

Senate Standing Committee on Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Chair: Senator David CarlucciPublic Hearing: Regional Centers of ExcellencePlace: Ogdensburg City Hall, City Council Chambers, 330 Ford Street,Ogdensburg, New York 13669-1626Time: 10:00 A.M.Contact: Sarah Bangs (518) 455-2991Media Contact: Jason Elan (845) 623-3627

September 17, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Senator Carlucci Announces 4-Point Legislative Package to Crack Down on Costly Toll Evaders

TARRYTOWN, NY -- To combat the growing problem of toll evasion, Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester) today outlined a comprehensive 4-Point Plan to crack down on toll evaders along New York’s vast network of roads, bridges, and tunnels.   At a press conference at the Tarrytown Toll Plaza overlooking the Tappan Zee Bridge, the Senator discussed various measures that will ultimately serve as an effective deterrent to protect law-abiding commuters and save money.

August 21, 2013
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Senator Carlucci, Clarkstown High School North Team-Up to Get Concussion Reduction Helmets for Varsity Football Team

NEW CITY, NY – Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester) today visited Clarkstown High School North to present its Varsity football squad a set of brand new, state-of-the-art helmets designed to combat concussion-related injuries. 

At the request of the Clarkstown Central School District, earlier this year, the Senator was able to allocate $60,000 in bullet aid to help fund equipment designed to protect student athletes.

August 19, 2013
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Senator Carlucci, Rockland Community College Announce Second Annual Senior Fair for Rockland Residents

“Speakers Series” will Offer Expert Advice Into Health Care, Consumer Protection

August 14, 2013
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Senator Carlucci and OMH’s Nathan S. Kline Institute (NKI) Promote Innovative Research Initiative in Rockland County to Study Debilitating Mental Health Illnesses

ORANGEBURG, NY– New York State Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester), Chairman of the New York State Senate Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Committee, today joined with researchers of the New York State Office of Mental Health’s Nathan Kline Institute to highlight its latest research initiative towards finding cures for debilitating mental illness.

August 8, 2013
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Statement by Senator David Carlucci on the Hudson River Boating Tragedy

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families of those involved in this devastating boating tragedy. Every New Yorker has been affected by this unimaginable loss.  

"While there is nothing we can do to change the course of events that transpired over this past weekend, we have an obligation to do everything in our power to try to prevent similar tragedies from occurring.  It is clear that more education and public awareness is sorely needed. Mandatory boat safety education will go along way toward informing boat operators and their passengers about the importance of safe operating procedures on New York's waterways. 

July 29, 2013
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STATEMENT BY SENATOR CARLUCCI REGARDING THE REVIEW BY THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION INTO UNITED WATER'S DESALINATION PROJECT

“The state Public Service Commission will finally have a real opportunity to reexamine their initial case findings to see if a long-term water supply project is truly needed for Rockland County.  Since the proposed plan began, new information that would impact the county's water supply has been discovered, not to mention that there has never been a comprehensive study done on the cost effectiveness and alternatives to this plan.  While the cost of this project has more than doubled, consumers remain concerned over this project's final price tag. 

July 19, 2013
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GOVERNOR SIGNS GALEF/CARLUCCI BILL BANNING SMOKING IN PLAYGROUNDS

Law prohibits smokers from exposing children to this harmful behavior 

(July 12, 2013) Assemblywoman Sandy Galef and Senator David Carlucci are pleased to announce the Governor’s approval of legislation meant to protect our state’s youth.  The newly signed law (A.4205/S1643-Chapter 102 of the Laws of New York 2013) will prohibit smoking at public playgrounds where children under twelve are present during the hours between sunrise and sunset.  This legislation would not prevent local municipalities from enacting or applying more rigorous anti-smoking policies.

July 12, 2013
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