Dean G. Skelos' News items

Skelos Announces Passage Of New Law Authorizing Direct Wine Shipments

New York State Senate Deputy Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos (R-Rockville Centre) today announced the passage of legislation authorizing the direct shipment of wine into and out of New York State. The bill reflects a three way agreement between the Senate, the Governor and the Assembly."For several years, I have been working to enable Long Island wineries to ship their products to customers in other states," said Senator Skelos.

June 24, 2005
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Skelos Announces Passage Of Legislation In Both Houses Of State Legislature Requiring Prescription Drug Prices To Be Posted Online

New York State Senate Deputy Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos (R-Rockville Centre) today announced that both houses of the State Legislature have passed legislation requiring prescription drug prices to be posted online to give consumers easy access to the drug price list, allowing them to electronically comparison shop for prescription drugs on the Internet and help senior citizens save money."There are tens of thousands of New Yorkers who do not have prescription drug coverage and are forced to pay the highest price for their medications," said Senator Skelos.

June 24, 2005
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Skelos And Nassau Senate Delegation Introduce Legislation To Provide More Funding To Cradle Of Aviation Museum And Museum Row

December 31, 2005. Assemblyman Thomas DiNapoli has introduced companion legislation in the State Assembly.#####

June 20, 2005
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Skelos Honors Howell Road School Library Specialist Nada Tannen As A 2005 "woman Of Distinction"

On Tuesday, June 14th, New York State Senate Deputy Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos (R-Rockville Centre) honored Nada Tannen as his 2005 "Woman of Distinction" at the State Senate’s 8th Annual "Women of Distinction" ceremony in Albany."The ‘Women of Distinction’ program is a celebration of New York State’s women, their accomplishments and the difference they’ve made in the lives of others," said Senator Skelos. "Nada’s hard work has benefited thousands of children, created a more enjoyable and productive learning environment and opened a new world of opportunity for her students.

June 16, 2005
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Skelos Honors Point Lookout's Susan Gordon Ryan As A 2005 "woman Of Distinction"

On Tuesday, June 14th, New York State Senate Deputy Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos (R-Rockville Centre) honored Susan Gordon Ryan as his 2005 "Woman of Distinction" at the State Senate’s 8th Annual "Women of Distinction" ceremony in Albany."The ‘Women of Distinction’ program is a celebration of New York State’s women, their accomplishments and the difference they’ve made in the lives of others," said Senator Skelos. "Susan is a role model and an inspiration to those that know her and those that have benefited from her hard work.

June 16, 2005
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Senate To Act On Senator Skelos' Comprehensive Plan To Strengthen Megan's Law

Ten years after the enactment of legislation creating New York State’s Sex Offender Registry, the New York State Senate will act today on the "Tenth Anniversary Omnibus Sex Offender Registration Reform Act." The bill (S.4793-B, sponsored by Senator Dean Skelos, R-Rockville Centre) would strengthen Megan’s Law in 25 ways, including: mandatory notification by police when a registered sex offender moves into a community, lifetime registration of all sex offenders, requiring information about all levels of sex offenders to be posted on the Internet, and GPS monitoring for the wo

June 13, 2005
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Nassau Senate Delegation Highlights New State Incentives To Create High-tech And Biotech Jobs On Long Island

Nassau County’s New York State Senate Delegation today held a press conference at the Broad Hollow Bioscience Park at SUNY Farmingdale highlighting a comprehensive package of state incentives specifically designed to create high-technology and biotechnology jobs on Long Island.

June 13, 2005
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Senate Passes Skelos' "amber Alert" Legislation

The New York State Senate gave final legislative passage today to a bill, sponsored by Senator Dean Skelos (R, Rockville Centre), that would help every community in the state implement Amber Alert plans to respond immediately to missing child reports."When a child is missing, every second counts and a prompt response can make a potentially life saving difference," Senator Skelos said.

June 13, 2005
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Skelos And Hannon Announce Plan To Provide More Funding To Cradle Of Aviation Museum And Museum Row

R-Garden City) today announced their intention to introduce legislation altering the current allocation of funding from Nassau County’s 3% tax on overnight rental of commercial hotel and motel accommodations.In 2005, Nassau County’s hotel and motel tax is projected to generate more than $4.2 million.

June 9, 2005
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Senate Unanimously Passes Skelos Legislation To Prevent Rapists And Other Criminals From Escaping Prosecution

Manhattan from 1991-1992. Because of the five-year statute-of-limitations, however, Reid escaped prosecution for these attacks.To further expand the effectiveness of DNA forensic technology, S.5342 requires (1) anyone convicted of a misdemeanor or felony offense and, (2) as a mandatory condition of probation and conditional discharge, certain other designated offenders to provide a DNA sample for inclusion within the New York State DNA Databank.

June 6, 2005
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Skelos Announces Passage Of Legislation Protecting Long Island School Property Taxpayers

New York State Senate Deputy Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos (R-Rockville Centre) today announced the passage of a comprehensive package of school district accountability legislation in the State Senate.

June 3, 2005
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Skelos Joins Veterans And Local Officials At Lynbrook Vfw For Memorial Day

On Memorial Day, Senator Skelos joined Commander Patrick Cardone and local officials, including Mayor Eugene Scarpato and Town Councilman Tony Santino, at VFW Post #2307 in Lynbrook.

May 31, 2005
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Senator Skelos Presents Achievers' Award To Oceanside Student Bryan Genovese

New York State Senator Dean G. Skelos (R- Rockville Centre) presented Bryan Genovese with the New York State Senate Achievers’ Award during the 25th annual Disability Awareness Day at the State Capitol in Albany on May 24th. This prestigious honor recognizes the recipient's ability to overcome personal and physical challenges and celebrates both their accomplishments and contributions to the community."Bryan is truly deserving of the Achievers’ Award," said Senator Skelos.

May 31, 2005
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Skelos Announces New $100,000 State Grant For Talfor Basin Revitalization Project In East Rockaway

At the announcement, Senator Skelos and the Mayor discussed the Project's remaining financial needs and Senator Skelos indicated his commitment to help the Village secure additional state resources.#####

May 16, 2005
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Skelos Announces Confirmation Of Rockville Centre Resident Marcia Hirsch As State Of Court Of Claims Judge

May 10, 2005, the New York State Senate confirmed the nomination of Rockville Centre resident Marcia P. Hirsch as Judge of the New York State Court of Claims. Prior to her confirmation, Judge Hirsch was General Counsel to the New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal.“I’m very proud that such a wonderful person and Rockville Centre resident will now be a Judge on the New York State Court of Claims,” said Senator Skelos.

May 16, 2005
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Skelos Holds Child Safety Program Featuring Marc Klaas For Parents And Students At Long Beach Middle School

www.klaaskids.org.On May 26th, Senator Skelos will hold a public hearing at the Valley Stream North High School to solicit the involvement and recommendations of Long Island educators, law enforcement, community leaders and other advocates regarding the need to update and strengthen Megan’s Law.

May 16, 2005
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Skelos Joins Long Beach Resident Lena Walker Who Was Named Outstanding Adult Student Of The Year

March 9, 2005, New York State Senate Deputy Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos (R-Rockville Centre) was joined in Albany by Long Beach resident Lena Walker who was honored by the New York Association for Continuing/Community Education as one of its 16 Outstanding Adult Students of the Year.“Lena Walker is an inspiration to everyone who has been confronted with adversity and her story is a testament to perseverance and the love of learning,” said Senator Skelos.

May 13, 2005
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Statement From Senator Skelos Regarding The Statute Of Limitations For Rape

For the last decade, the Senate has passed legislation that would enable law enforcement to prosecute rapists after the five-year statute of limitations period has expired. In fact, we passed three separate versions of the legislation in 2000 to address the Assembly’s objections and facilitate its ultimate enactment.

May 12, 2005
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Skelos Announces East Rockaway Winner In Statewide Environmental Contest For Students

Albany. This year, New York State Senate Deputy Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos (R-Rockville Centre) was joined by fourth grade student Dana Fader from the Waverly Park School in East Rockaway. Dana earned a second place award in Division II, grades 4 and 5, in the literature category for her project on recycling.“I’m so proud of all of our students who participated in the ‘I*ma*GREEN*nation’ program,” said Senator Skelos.

May 12, 2005
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Skelos Announces Student Athlete Drug Screening Legislation

New York State Senate Deputy Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos (R, Rockville Centre) today announced that the Senate is expected to act in the near future on legislation (S. 494-A) that both requires the State Education Department to promulgate regulations for schools that establish drug testing programs for student-athletes and imposes severe penalties on adults who distribute steroids to minors.

April 28, 2005
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