Dean G. Skelos' News items

Skelos Tests Lower Decibel Lirr Horn In Cedarhurst

Following the test, Senator Skelos and the LIRR will gauge the community’s response to the Wayside Horn test. If Cedarhurst’s residents prefer the Wayside Horn, Senator Skelos and the LIRR will work to secure funding for these new devices.“We need to know the community’s reaction to this test.

June 26, 2006
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Senate And Assembly Pass Skelos Bill Eliminating Statute Of Limitations For Rape Victims

Rockville Center) to eliminate the statute of limitations for rape victims and extend the civil statute of limitations, from one year to five years.“Rape and sexual assault are violent crimes committed by violent people,” said Senator Skelos. “If DNA evidence is available, there is no reason why these criminals should escape prosecution merely because they were lucky enough not to get caught. These crimes have a lifelong impact on their victims.

June 23, 2006
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Skelos Negotiates Agreement On Comprehensive Medicaid Fraud Legislation

The New York State Senate and Assembly have reached agreement onthe toughest, most comprehensive plan to combat Medicaid fraud in the United States. Written and negotiated by Senate Deputy Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos(R, Rockville Centre), thecompromise is the product ofa joint legislative conference committee between both houses of the Legislature. Itfights fraud and abuse at every step of the process, from billing and pre-payment review to investigation, civil recovery and criminal prosecution of Medicaid thieves."Medicaid fraud steals from everyone in New York State.

June 23, 2006
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Senate And Assembly Pass Skelos' Bill To Strengthen Megan's Law

The New York State Senate and Assemblypassed legislationwritten by Senate Deputy Majority LeaderDean Skelos (R, Rockville Center) providing significantly more information about dangerous sex offenders to concerned parents and members of the community. The bill expands the state’s Sex Offender Registry by posting information about more sex offenders on the Internet and allowing law enforcement to disseminate information about all offenders to the community."Megan’s Law has always been about access to information," said Senator Skelos, the original sponsor of Megan’s Law.

June 23, 2006
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Skelos Honors Nassau County Legislator Denise Ford As His 2006 Woman Of Distinction

On Tuesday, June 20th, New York State Senate Deputy Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos (R-Rockville Centre) today honored Nassau County Legislator Denise Ford (4th District) as his 2006 New York State "Woman of Distinction." Senator Skelos presented Legislator Ford with this award at the State Senate’s 9th Annual "Women of Distinction" ceremony in Albany.

June 22, 2006
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Sweeney And Skelos Applaud Findings Of Medicaid Fraud Investigation For New York State

Highlights of the Report include:

Ø Diminished audit collection is a result of numerous factors including a shift in focus from enforcement to education in an attempt to root out fraud in the front-end of the program instead of recovering losses on the back-end. CMS clearly outlined concern with this approach as it resulted in a less effective program than previously.

June 6, 2006
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Skelos Presents Senate Achievers' Award Rockville Centre Resident Jeanie Waters

New York State Senate Deputy Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos (R-Rockville Centre) presented Ms. Jeanie Waters, Esq. from Rockville Centre with the New York State Senate Achievers’ Award during the 26th annual Senate Disability Awareness Day at the State Capitol in Albany on May 23rd. This award recognizes the recipient's ability to overcome personal and physical challenges and celebrates both their accomplishments and contributions to the community."Jeanie is an achiever in every sense of the word and is truly deserving of this award," said Senator Skelos.

June 5, 2006
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Skelos Presents Conspicuous Service Cross On Memorial Day In Valley Stream

New York State Senate Deputy Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos (R-Rockville Centre), in conjunction with the New York State Department of Military and Naval Affairs, posthumously awarded U.S. Army Sergeant Gregory Leonard Wahl the New York State Conspicuous Service Cross on Memorial Day. The ceremony was held at the Valley Stream Veterans Memorial. Sergeant Wahl grew up in Valley Stream and his award was accepted by his aunt and godmother, Carol Bradley. Mrs.

June 5, 2006
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Skelos Announces First Two-time "i*ma*green*nation" Winner From East Rockaway

On May 9th, the New York State Senate held its 15th annual "I*ma*GREEN*nation" celebration at the State Capitol in Albany. This year, New York State Senate Deputy Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos (R-Rockville Centre) was joined by fifth grade student Dana Fader from the Waverly Park School in East Rockaway. Dana earned a third place award for grades 4 and 5, in the literature category for her project.

May 23, 2006
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Skelos Announces Governor To Sign Gas Tax Cap

New York State SenateDeputy Majority LeaderDean G. Skelos (R-Rockville Centre) today welcomed news that the Governor will approve the Legislature's plan to cut the state's gasoline tax, providing sorely-needed relief to motorists reeling from high fuel costs, and urgedthe Nassau County Legislature to follow the state's leadand provide additional savings.New York will become the first state in the nation to take action to lower taxes to provide motorists relief.

May 19, 2006
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Skelos Announces Passage Of Legislation In Senate And Assembly To Lower Gas Tax

Senator Dean G. Skelos (R-Rockville Centre) today announced that theState Senate and Assembly havegiven final legislative approval to legislation to provide New Yorkers with relief from high gas prices by capping and reducing the sales taxes on gasoline. The bill would cap the State sales taxes on gas at 8-cents per gallon, effectively freezing the tax at the $2 per gallon rate.

May 18, 2006
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Skelos Attends The 30th Anniversary Of The Stephanie Joyce Kahn Foundation

Senator Dean G. Skelos (R-Rockville Centre) attended the 30th anniversary of the Stephanie Joyce Kahn Foundation on Thursday, May 4, 2006. Senator Skelos presented two Legislative Resolutions honoring the Stephanie Joyce Kahn Foundation for 30 years of extraordinary work and congratulating Stephanie Joyce Kahn upon the occasion of her designation as recipient of the 2006 SJK Lifetime Angel Award.

May 12, 2006
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Skelos Met With Jazz Legend Dave Brubeck At State Capitol

New York State Senate Deputy Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos (R-Rockville Centre) met with legendary Jazz musician and composer Dave Brubeck at the State Capitol in Albany. Mr. Brubeck was honored by the State Senate with a resolution paying tribute to his stellar career and outstanding achievements. Mr. Brubeck will be performing at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center’s 2006 Jazz Festival as part of his yearlong 85th birthday celebration.Dave Brubeck began his musical career at a very young age and quickly became a master at his craft.

May 9, 2006
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Skelos Welcomes Robert Stroehlein To The State Capitol In Albany

New York State Senate Deputy Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos (R-Rockvill Centre) was shadowed by Robert Stroehlein, a senior at Valley Stream Central High School on Tuesday, May 2, 2006. Robert was part of the "Students Inside Albany" Conference sponsored by The League of Women Voters of New York State. The Program is designed to increase high school students' awareness of their responsibility in a representative government and provide the tools necessary for meeting that responsibility.

May 3, 2006
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Skelos And Barra Welcome Valley Stream Students To The State Capitol

State Senator Dean Skelos (R-Rockville Centre) and Assemblyman Bob Barra (R-Lynbrook) welcomed 96 sixth grade students from the Wheeler Avenue School in Valley Stream to the state Capitol in Albany on Tuesday, May 2, 2006. Senator Skelos and Assemblyman Barra discussed the legislative process on How a Bill Becomes a Law and described the legislative process and procedures of the Senate Chamber.

May 3, 2006
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Skelos Promotes Importance Of Reading To Young Children In Rockville Centre

On April 7th, Senator Skelos read to children at the Rockville Centre Head Start program. The week of April 3rd through the 7th was designated by the National Association for the Education of Young Children as "Week of the Young Child." This year’s theme was "Build better futures for all children."

April 26, 2006
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