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Committee Meeting: Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation  Senator Elizabeth O'C. Little, Chair  9:30 AM, Thursday, May 28, 2015  Room 309 LOB

Please note change in time for meeting.  Derek Sprague, President of the PGA, will address the committee in regard to the importance of golf and tourism.

May 28, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
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Ben Osborn inducted into Senate Veterans' Hall of Fame

Lake George native, Corporal Ben Osborn, was inducted into the New York State Veterans’ Hall of Fame at a ceremony in Albany on Tuesday, May 19.  State Senator Betty Little nominated Osborn, who was one of two veterans posthumously recognized.

May 20, 2015
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Benjamin Osborn

As a fourth-grader, Benjamin Osborn early on showed a keen interest in Operation Desert Storm. On September 11, 2001, as a high school teen, he watched, horrified, as his home state’s Twin Towers fell and 3,000 people died on United States soil. Benjamin Osborn knew he had to do something, so he volunteered to join the United States Army’s Combat Infantry in April 2007. 

May 19, 2015
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Committee Meeting: Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation  Senator Elizabeth O'C. Little, Chair  9:30 AM, Wednesday, May 20, 2015  Room 309 LOB

Please Note Change in the Time of the Meeting.  Mark Gronitch, President and Owner of Statewide News Service, to speak on "Around the World" in New York State.

May 20, 9:30 AM - 9:51 AM
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Marjorie V. Zmijewski

Marjorie Zmijewski is a native of the North Country and has lived most of her life in Keeseville. She is the daughter of the late Emilio and Virginia Garcia, and has followed in her father’s footsteps as an active, well respected civic and government leader in the North Country.

May 13, 2015
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Senate approves town speed limit mandate relief measure

The State Senate today approved legislation sponsored by Senator Betty Little that would authorize towns to set speed limits within their jurisdictions.  Villages, cities and towns with large populations can do so on their own, but most towns must petition the New York State Department of Transportation (DOT) for approval.

May 12, 2015
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Little: Check for safety recalls when vehicles are inspected

The State Senate Transportation Committee today approved legislation (S.4296) sponsored by Senator Betty Little that would require registered owners be notified of any manufacturer recall notices when their motor vehicles are inspected.

If the official inspection station found that the motor vehicle is the subject of a safety recall, it would notify the owner in writing on the Vehicle Inspection Report that the automobile may be repaired at an authorized manufacturer dealer at no charge to the vehicle owner.

Little said a federal database makes the information available free online, but requiring a check during an inspection would better ensure vehicle owners have the potentially lifesaving information.

“The annual vehicle

May 5, 2015
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Committee Meeting: Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation  Senator Elizabeth O'C. Little, Chair  9:00 AM, Wednesday, April 29, 2015  Room 309 LOB

April 29, 9:00 AM - 9:08 AM
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March 25, 2015
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New York's Tourism Industry touted in Albany

Senator Betty Little, chair of the Senate Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation Committee, addresses members of the Tourism Industry Coalition (TIC) during their lobby day in Albany on Tuesday, March 10.  Tourism generates $7.7 billion in state and local taxes and ranks as the 4th largest employee in the state.

 

 

March 10, 2015
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Senate OKs IRONMAN Lake Placid bill

Legislation sponsored by Senator Betty Little that would authorize out-of-state health care professionals to provide services for athletes competing in the IRONMAN Lake Placid event was approved today by the State Senate.

Approximately 1,500 athletes compete in the event.

March 4, 2015
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I LOVE NY Mobile app promotes tourism

New York’s recently unveiled I LOVE NY mobile app was the highlight of a Senate Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation Committee meeting in Albany today.

Senator Betty Little, who chairs the committee, invited Empire State Development’s Division of Tourism Executive Director Gavin Landry to talk with committee members about the new app which helps users and visitors navigate through thousands of destinations, attractions and events.

March 3, 2015
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Committee Meeting: Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation Senator Elizabeth O'C. Little, Chair 11:00 AM, Tuesday, March 3, 2015 Room 124 CAP

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE IN TIME DATE AND LOCATION OF COMMITTEE MEETING

March 3, 11:00 AM - 11:09 AM
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Library aid advocated in Albany

State aid in support of libraries was the focus of a meeting with Senator Betty Little in Albany on Wednesday, February 25.  With work continuing on the state budget, librarians and trustees representing the Southern Adirondack and Northern New York Library Systems made the case for increased aid, noting that library aid is currently $86.6 million annually, about $16 million short of what is required by New York State Education Law.  According to a January 2015 Siena Poll, library usage is up 10 percent statewide

February 25, 2015
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Committee Meeting: Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation  Senator Elizabeth O'C. Little, Chair  9:00 AM, Thursday , February 26, 2015  Room 309 LOB

February 26, 9:04 AM - 9:26 AM
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Help Support our Kids: End the GEA Budget Cuts!

I am proud to be leading the fight to help completely eliminate the GEA school aid budget cuts once and for all.This effort is designed to protect our local schools from harmful cuts in State education aid.  This will not only ensure more resources for classroom instruction and quality programs, but will also help us to achieve our goal of ensuring an outstanding education for every child, in every school.

February 11, 2015
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The Pember Museum and Library is well worth a visit

The Pember Library and Museum were established in Granville, NY, in 1909, by Franklin Tanner Pember and his wife Ellen Wood Pember.  Both institutions continue to operate in the building designed and built for this purpose.  The Pember Library is housed on the first floor of the marble structure and The Pember Museum of Natural History is located on the second floor

February 9, 2015
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Little to continue leading Senate Tourism committee

State Senator Betty Little today announced she will again chair the Senate Committee on Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation.  Little has served as the chairwoman the past four years.

February 3, 2015
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Quebec Minister welcomed in Plattsburgh

I had the pleasure of welcoming Quebec’s Minister of International Relations, the Honorable Christine St-Pierre, to my office in Plattsburgh on Thursday, January 29th.  She was accompanied by the Delegate General Jean-Claude Lauzon.  Earlier in the day, Minister St-Pierre was the featured guest at a gala luncheon sponsored by SUNY Plattsburgh’s Institute on Quebec Studies and The Development Corporation.  

January 30, 2015
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