Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) joined his colleagues in the Senate and the Assembly today to pass a comprehensive ethics reform package that strengthens oversight of the State Legislature, increases transparency, and helps restore the public's faith in their state government.
The legislation includes many parts of an ethics overhaul package Senator Carlucci proposed earlier this year. These elements include:
Howard Goldin was born in Bridgeport, CT on September 5, 1947. The Goldin family moved to Rockland County, NY where Howard spent his childhood and he attended Spring Valley High School. In 1967, was drafted into the U.S. Army by Local Board 13, Nyack.
Howard served as an Infantry Sergeant in Vietnam. During his distinguished service to the United States, he suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was awarded the Purple Heart, the Bronze Star, the Combat Infantry Badge Vietnam Service Medal, the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal and the New York State Conspicuous Service Cross for his actions and valor.
The State Senate passed legislation (S4818A) sponsored by Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) that will reduce state expenditures by eliminating requirements to provide free hard copies of the State Register to city, village and town clerks as well as state agencies and legislators.
The State Register is a booklet that lists rulemaking actions and other public notices and is updated weekly. A free online version of the registry has been available since 2003. Entities will be allowed to opt out of receiving a hard copy, but no entity wishing to receive the hard copy will be denied.
“I am pleased that a three way agreement has been reached on an ethics reform package. Tough ethics regulations are essential to restoring public trust in our state government. This package includes many of the measures in the ethics reform proposal that I put forth earlier this year including an Independent Joint Commission on Ethics, expanded disclosure requirements to avoid conflicts of interest and stripping public pensions from those who violate the public’s trust. I appreciate the efforts of Governor Cuomo, Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and Assembly Speaker Silver, and look forward to these vital reforms being implemented at lo
On Saturday May 21 Senator David Carlucci hosted the Orange and Rockland County Women of Distinction Awards Luncheon, to pay tribute to women leaders who have made extraordinary contributions in their professions or their communities at the Crowne Plaza in Suffern.
“Each of our honorees were chosen because they possess special spirit and compassion, going above and beyond what is expected of them,” Senator Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) said. “I wanted to extend my deepest gratitude with this award ceremony to thank them for everything they do for our community. It is people like them who make our community such a great place to live, and set an example that we all strive to live up to.”
Senator David Carlucci today unveiled a legislative package designed to preserve, promote and grow farming in New York State.
“It is not only essential that we work to actively promote our family farms, but that we also seek ways to make sure they continue to grow and prosper,” said Senator David Carlucci, (D-Rockland/ Orange), said. “This package of legislation will provide the tools needed to support our farmers, promote locally grown agricultural products and preserve our valuable farm land.”