Legislators Join Activists to Launch Boating Safety Education Petition Effort

Carlucci, Galef and Boating Safety Activists Circulate On-Line/Print Petitions to Urge Boating Safety in New York

(August 30, 2012) Grieving relatives of those who have drowned this past summer are channeling their grief and anger into political action.   They are circulating a print petition (see attached) calling on Governor Cuomo and the New York State Legislature to pass and enact the Galef/Carlucci legislation (A3550/S6633). 

August 31, 2012

Senator Carlucci, Assemblywoman Galef Announce Legislation Banning Smoking on Playgrounds

Ban Would Protect Children During Most Popular Play Times

OSSINING, NY – Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) and Assemblywoman Sandy Galef (D-Westchester/Putnam) today joined with anti-smoking advocates and officials to urge immediate action on state legislation (A.6451/S7627) that will prohibit smoking at public playgrounds where children under twelve are present during the hours between sunrise and sunset. This legislation would not preempt local municipalities which have enacted more stringent anti-smoking policies.

August 22, 2012

Senator Carlucci Hosts Minority and Women Business Forum

NANUET, NY – Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) today announced that he will be hosting a Minority and Women Business Forum in an effort to open up doors for greater economic opportunity, create a more diverse business climate, and expand participation in state contracting right here in the Hudson Valley.

August 8, 2012

Senators Carlucci, Avella Urge Passage of Boating Safety Bill

State Legislation (S.7199) Would Provide Financial Incentives, Reduce Insurance Premiums for Completing Boating Safety Course

New York State Senators David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) and Tony Avella (D-Queens) today offered their support for legislation that will offer a reduction in insurance premiums for New Yorkers that choose to take boating safety courses.  The idea is a based on a carrot-and-stick approach that would reward individuals for learning how to properly operate a boat or vessel, with the goal being a renewed focus on accident prevention.

August 8, 2012

Senator Carlucci Launches Education Campaign to Combat West Nile Virus

Summer Health Tip Brochures to be Distributed throughout Rockland County

NANUET, NY – After a frightening report was released showing Rockland County ranked among the top three counties for West Nile Virus, Senator Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) today responded with his own public awareness campaign to keep residents safe and guarded against the mosquito-borne disease and other summer illnesses.

July 24, 2012

Senator Carlucci Visits Seniors at Pascack Community Center to Discuss Upcoming Senior Fair, Local Issues

NANUET, NY – Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) today visited the Pascack Community Center in an effort to provide informational services and relay upcoming community events for senior citizens in Rockland County.  

July 9, 2012

21 Means 21: Senator Carlucci Unveils Card Hard Campaign to Go After Fake IDs, Underage Drinking for July 4th Holiday

State Legislation Would Increase Presence of Fake ID Scanners at Bevarage Stores, Enable Store Employees to Confiscate Fake IDs

ORANGEBURG, NY In the wake of the Fourth of July holiday celebration scheduled to take place tomorrow, Senator Carlucci today joined with local law enforcement personnel, business groups, and advocates to stress the need to combat the growing problem of underage drinking during one of the “100 Deadliest Days” for teen drivers.

July 3, 2012

Senator Carlucci Calls for Increasing the NYS Minimum Wage

Emotional Plea from Rockland Girl Scout Hannah Buckler, Advocates to Help Working Families

NEW CITY, NYWith families in the Hudson Valley struggling to make ends meet in a recovering economy, Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) today came out in support of raising the New York State minimum wage to meet the rising costs of living expenses.

June 29, 2012

Senator Carlucci Announces Passage of Lauren’s Law

Passed in Senate and Assembly, Bill Now Moves to Governor Cuomo’s Desk

NANUET, NYSenator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) today announced the historic passage of Lauren’s Law (S.7103A), the first of its kind law in New York State that will save lives and increase the enrollment of organ donation. 

Joined by 12 year-old Stony Point resident Lauren Shields, the heart transplant recipient for whom the law is named after, as well as organ donation advocacy groups that pushed for passage of the bill, declared victory as the bill now heads its way over to Governor Cuomo’s desk to be signed into law.

June 22, 2012

Senator Carlucci Announces Mandate Relief Bill for Community College Costs

Prevents County Charge-backs to Town Governments, Increases State Aid for Tuition Fees

NEW CITY – Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) today announced he has co-sponsored a comprehensive mandate relief bill (S.7152) that seeks to alleviate out-of-county community college tuition costs for Rockland County, as well as prevent charge-back fees from being implemented onto its Towns.

June 15, 2012

Senator Carlucci, Assemblywoman Galef Introduce Mandate Relief Measure for BOCES

OSSINING, NY (June 1, 2012) – With school districts receiving less state aid from Albany and facing a growing financial burden at home, Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) and Assemblywoman Sandy Galef (D-Ossining) today joined forces in an effort to provide another important step in mandate relief and to help generate additional revenue to cover BOCES program’s operating costs.

June 6, 2012

Senator Carlucci, Assemblyman Zebrowski to Host Joint Mobile Office Hours this Saturday

Senator David Carlucci, Assemblyman Ken Zebrowski to Host Joint Mobile Office Hours this Saturday

NANUET, NY – Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) and Assemblyman Ken Zebrowski (D-Clarkstown) will be co-hosting Mobile Office Hours this Saturday, June 9th, from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.  The event will be held at the Pathmark in Nanuet, located at 195 East Route 59. This is a rare opportunity to meet with both statewide elected officials, who will be on hand to provide direct assistance to any local and statewide issues or concerns to residents.

June 6, 2012

Nyack Hospital, Senator Carlucci to Host Free Breast Cancer Screenings for Uninsured and Underinsured Women in Rockland


NYACK, NY (June 8, 2012) -  On June 8th from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Nyack Hospital will host FREE Breast Cancer Screenings for uninsured and underinsured women in Rockland County.  The screenings include routine Mammography and Clinical Breast Exams.  This cancer screening event is grant funded by the Cancer Services Program of the Hudson Valley Region in partnership with Nyack Hospital, and, in part, with a grant from Capital One.  Refreshments will be provided by New York State Senator David Carlucci. 

June 6, 2012

Senator Carlucci Hosts Veterans ThoughtRaiser in Pearl River to Spur Job Creation

PEARL RIVER, NY – Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) today hosted his very first Veterans ThoughtRaiser, a policy focused roundtable geared towards generating real ideas and solutions to increase employment opportunities among our returning veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan.

The theme of the Senator’s ThoughtRaiser – “Getting Our Vets Back to Work” – explored ways in which the federal and state government can actively partner together, streamline redundancy and encourage agency cooperation, and discuss a multitude of issues and bills currently being debated in the New York State legislature. The roundtable also explored ways in which businesses can take advantage of tax incentives for hiring returning veterans.

May 29, 2012

William T. Mahan

William T. Mahan (Bill) graduated with a B.S. from Fairfield University in 1952 where he majored in Pre-Law and Government. Entering the U. S. Army on September 9, 1952 during the Korean War, Bill successfully completed Basic Training in the Ordnance Corps at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Aberdeen, Maryland. Within the Ordnance School, he was an instructor of basic electricity, fundamental math, small arms repair/maintenance and he advanced to Course Head of the Small Arms Section of the school, as a Staff Sergeant. On September 8, 1954 he was released from active duty, and transferred to the US Army Reserves where he served until he was honorably discharged in September 1960.

May 18, 2012

Jane Brown

Jane Brown is the Executive Director of Child Care Resources of Rockland, Inc. (CCRR). She has worked for CCRR for more than 20 years, during which time she developed a reputation as a fierce but always gracious advocate for quality early childhood education in Rockland County and New York State.

Ms. Brown is persistent in accomplishing the mission of CCRR to promote the healthy development of all children by providing referral services for families seeking child care; providing training and assistance to providers; and educating the business community, school districts and government officials on the importance of quality child care to the vitality of the community.

May 14, 2012

Senator Carlucci Recognizes Pearl River Resident Margaret McKee for Outstanding Contributions

Honored at New York State Senior Citizens' Day Reception in Albany

ALBANY, NY – Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) yesterday welcomed Pearl River resident Margaret McKee to Albany to celebrate her selection as the “Outstanding Contribution by a Senior Citizen” winner from Rockland County. 

May 9, 2012

Senator Carlucci Introduces Internet Privacy Bill

Prohibits Posting Sexual Photos Online without Consent; Closes Dangerous Loophole to Protect Privacy; Expands Unlawful Surveillance Law

NEW CITY,  NY – Individuals who post degrading images of others online without their consent will now think twice before doing so, as a result of new legislation (S.6746) introduced by Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange).

May 1, 2012

Senator Carlucci and Assemblywoman Gunther Join Fight to Protect People with Developmental Disabilities

Sponsor Paula’s Law in Assembly and Senate

ALBANY, NY – Assemblywoman Aileen M. Gunther (D, C – Forestburgh) and Senator David Carlucci (D – Rockland/Orange) today announced their sponsorship of legislation (S4817/A7128) requiring the installation and operation of surveillance cameras at all entrances and exits of facilities operated by the New York State Office of People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD), including group homes, residential homes and inpatient facilities. It would also require the commissioner of OPWDD, in consultation with the State Police, to develop a system for maintaining such recorded images. 

April 25, 2012