Eric Adams's Press releases

NYS Senator Eric Adams Celebrates National LGBT Pride Month

On July 21, 2011, NYS Senator Eric Adams celebrated National LGBT Pride Month and the passage of the Marriage Equality bill.  The Senator honored 7 constituents from his district who played a vital role in the LGBT movement.



August 1, 2011

NYS Senator Eric Adams Introduces Legislation Which Will Compel The Reporting Of The Death Or Disappearance Of A Minor To Law Enforcement Within 24 Hours

In light of the trial of Casey Anthony, who failed to report the disappearance of her daughter Caylee Anthony for 31 days, Senator Eric Adams, who served in the New York Police Department for 22 years before retiring at the rank of Captain, has introduced legislation (Senate bill 5858) that would compel the reporting of the death or disappearance of a minor to law enforcement within 24 hours of such event. 

July 14, 2011

NYS Senator Eric Adams Attends An Event With NYRA Jockeys And GallopNYC Riders

GallopNYC offers lessons to 150 riders each week in three NYC locations.  GallopNYC uses horseback riding to bring joy and hope to children and adults with developmental, emotional, social and physical challenges.  Therapeutic horseback riding has been shown to benefit the body, mind and soul, and GallopNYC brings those benefits to children and adults challenged by disabilities such as autism, visual and hearing impairments, ADHD, cerebral palsy and post-traumatic stress disorder. 

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June 29, 2011

NYS Senator Eric Adams Attends Be Free Global’s Fun Fest At The Brooklyn Children’s Museum

On Saturday, June 18, 2011, NYS Senator Eric Adams attended Be Free Global's Fun Fest.  Be Free Global's mission is to link action and ideas for children by providing alternative funding opportunities for creative projects worldwide that improve the lives of children of diverse backgrounds that otherwise may not exist.

June 21, 2011

Recent Bills Cosponsored By NYS Senator Eric Adams

S3510 by Sen. Maziarz -  Passed Assembly on 6/15/11 and Passed Senate on June 20, 2011 This legislation prohibits health insurers from requiring that the insured purchases prescribed drugs from a mail order pharmacy.  Many consumers, especially senior citizens, rely on their local pharmacy for the service that is provided with respect to the monitoring of their prescription drug regimen. A mandate of purchase by mail order denies consumers this important support service.  This legislation is important because it provides freedom of choice, and also supports the small local pharmacist and provides for competitive pricing.

S3111B by Senator Larkin

June 20, 2011

NYS Senator Eric Adams' Safety Video Is Used To Assist Parents Outside Of NY State

Due to recent violent events in Atlantic County, a series of town-hall meetings will be held in hopes to combat violence with help from the public.  Read the article here.

June 15, 2011

Announcement From NYS Senator Eric Adams: JOB FAIR

Youth America, Inc., in partnership with NYS Senator Eric Adams, hosted a job fair on June 9, 2011, in the 20th senatorial district to provide employment opportunities for local residents. 

The economic collapse that occurred three years ago still affects thousands of New Yorkers, and the high unemployment rate generates distress for individuals and families at every level. Over 40 employers participated in this job fair, which provided a host of employment opportunities for many jobless New Yorkers.  At last year's job fair, numerous individuals were hired on the spot and many received opportunities for second interviews that led to meaningful employment. 

June 9, 2011

NYS Senator Eric Adams Participates In The 7th Annual Tour De Brooklyn

On Sunday, June 5, 2011, more than one thousand bikers participated in the 7th annual Tour de Brooklyn.

June 7, 2011

NYS Senator Eric Adams Discusses His Proposed Legislation To Educate High School Students About Dealing With Unwanted Newborn Babies On CNN

On Monday, May 30, 2011, NYS Senator Eric Adams appeared on CNN to discuss his proposed legislation to educate high school students about dealing with unwanted newborn babies.  Watch the video here.

June 1, 2011

NYS Senator Eric Adams Responds To The Mauling Death Of A Four-Year Old Brooklyn Child

NYS Senator Eric Adams announced that he will introduce a Bill to hold the owners and trainers of “fighting dogs” criminally responsible for any physical injury or death caused by their dangerous canine breeds.

Senator Adams’ statement:  “The mauling death of a four-year-old child is a wake-up call that New York State must strengthen its dog fighting regulations.  Although current law makes it illegal to possess or train ‘fighting dogs,’ it does not hold an owner or trainer directly responsible for injuries sustained in an attack by these dangerous animals.

May 31, 2011

NYS Senator Eric Adams And Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries Propose Legislation To Educate High School Students About Dealing With Unwanted Newborn Babies

On Thursday, May 26, 2011, NYS Senator Eric Adams, Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries and Kings County District Attorney Charles Hynes held a press conference to announce the proposed legislation that will require high schools to make it part of their public health curriculum to teach students what to do if they give birth to an newborn infant that they do not want.  

May 31, 2011

NYS Senator Eric Adams Celebrates Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month

On Friday, May 20, 2011, NYS Senator Eric Adams celebrated Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month by honoring 12 Asian-Pacific Americans who have done a tremendous service to the community.

May 31, 2011

NYS Senator Eric Adams Attends The Boro Park Lag B'omer Parade

On Sunday, May 22, 2011, the Boro Park Jewish Community hosted their grand Lag B'omer parade.  The parade is a celebration of liberty and freedom to promote education and tolerance.



May 25, 2011

Announcement From NYS Senator Eric Adams: Youth Talent Showcase

On Friday, May 20, 2011, Youth America in partnership with Healthfirst sponsored a Youth Talent Showcase featuring Elementary thru High School students in the 20th Senatorial District. 


May 23, 2011

NYS Senator Eric Adams Unites With Housing Advocates And Form A Human Chain Around A Rent Regulated Building

 On Sunday, May 23, 2011, NYS Senator Eric Adams united with elected officials, rent regulation reform advocates and tenants to urge Governor Cuomo to oppose the special interests groups by renewing the rent laws, set to expire on June 15, 2011.  Rent regulation laws currently protect the rights of millions of New York State tenants by guaranteeing them lease renewals and stable rent increases.  If these rent laws are not renewed, thousands of New Yorkers will be subjected to unaffordable rent costs and lack of protection from predatory landlords.  Rally participants will join hands and form a human chain around the rent regulated building as a sign of solidarity, so that others are aware of the expiring rent regulation laws.

May 23, 2011

NYS Senator Eric Adams Will Introduce Legislation Which Will Enable Amtrak To Provide Taser Guns And Training To Amtrak Train Conductors And Motormen.

On Sunday, May 14, 2011, New York State Senator Eric Adams (D- Brooklyn) held a press conference with representatives of Taser International to announce his legislation, Bill S.5371, that will permit Amtrak train crew personnel to carry taser guns while on duty in New York State.

May 18, 2011
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