NYS Senator Eric Adams, joined by non-violence advocacy groups, launched a citywide multimedia initiative to call for an end to gun violence. Using billboards posted throughout the city and an informational YouTube video, Senator Adams calls on parents to monitor their children’s behavior and engage in meaningful dialogue about the dangers of firearms.
NYS Senator Eric Adams states: “Gun violence is all too prevalent in our society; it is a plague, and we must dedicate ourselves to its eradication. We must use both education and legislation to combat the deadly consequences of weapons-related crimes.
NYS Senator Eric Adams and his conference colleagues have introduced a 22-point rules reform package for independent redistricting, ethics reform, and budget reform. The conference called on the sixty-two members of the State Senate to unite to adopt a sweeping rules reform resolution to consolidate and protect historic reforms passed in 2009 and include additional proposals to create a more fair and accountable legislative body.
New York State Senator Eric Adams and NYS Assemblyman Rory Lancman held a press conference on December 23rd in front of the Foxwoods Theater, site of the play ‘Spider-Man,’ to discuss safety issues and the need for proper regulations and oversight of hazardous theatrical productions.
NYS Senator Eric Adams states: ““Theater productions have seen an increased use of pyrotechnic, acrobatic, aerial, and other extreme visual performance techniques, and there has been a growing concern for safety. This apprehension focuses both on the performers and the audience watching them.
NYS Senator Eric Adams joins his Majority Conference colleagues to protest the Governor’s veto of hydrofracking moratorium legislation protecting New York’s watershed
NYS Senator Eric Adams states: “Concerned that our State’s water supply might become contaminated by the hazardous chemicals used in the procedure known as hydraulic fracturing, or hydrofracking, the New York State Legislature placed public safety above special interests by passing moratorium legislation on gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale. The moratorium had been designed to protect the health and economic well-being of millions of New Yorkers who draw their water from the affected area, and the Governor’s veto is most unfortunate.
On Saturday, December 11th, NYS Senator Eric Adams was joined by Council Member Jumaane D. Williams and Assembly Member Hakeem Jeffries to protest the FDNY “crash tax” (“accident tax”) on individuals involved in motor vehicle accidents
NYS Senator Eric Adams stated: “The FDNY proposes to add insult to injury; it has announced its intention to impose a fee on individuals involved in auto accidents. Under the plan, a car fire with personal injury will cost $490, a car fire without personal injury will cost $415, an accident with injury will cost $490, and an accident without injury will cost $365. This so-called ‘accident tax’ is unconscionable; if the FDNY responds, you will be charged, even when the accident is NOT your fault!
On Wednesday, November 24th, 2010 at 10:30AM, NYS Senator Eric Adams, NYS Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries, and NYS Assemblyman Marcos Crespo will call on State Education Commissioner David Steiner to adhere to the requirements of NYS law and to the recommendation of his own appointed panel of experts to deny Cathy Black a waiver for the post of NYC Public Schools Chancellor
NYS Senator Eric Adams states: “New York State law requires that school superintendents have a minimum of three years teaching experience and do graduate work in ‘school administration.’ The mayor’s nominee, Cathleen Black, satisfies neither prerequisite.
On Sunday, November 21, 2010, NYS Senator Eric Adams and NYS Assemblyman Marcos Crespo will amend State law to require concurrent resolution by the Senate and Assembly for any Commissioner’s waiver of requirements for persons who do not meet educational or professional prerequisites
NYS Senator Eric Adams states: “My legislation (S8512) will amend the Education law to restrict the ability of the Commissioner of Education to issue a certificate for Superintendent or Chancellor to persons who do not meet educational or professional requirements for the position.
NYS Senator Eric Adams states: "I am deeply disappointed by the breakdown in negotiations between Cablevision and Fox over the renewal of the retransmission consent agreement. Many of my constituents are unable to view programs carried by Fox 5 and MY9, including Major League Baseball playoff games and the NY Giants football game.
“Despite differences between the companies over pricing or other terms, under no circumstances should programming– and the exclusive sports broadcasts– be denied to New York and New Jersey area fans. It is imperative that transmission be restored to consumers immediately; the negotiating parties have an obligation to their patrons to avoid treating them as pawns during the consultations.
The death of 23-year-old cyclist Jasmine Herron, killed when a motorist opened a car door into traffic, knocking Jasmine into the path of a city bus, was tragic. This was a dreadful occurrence, and I once again extend my deepest sympathies to the family.
I want to mobilize our city to understand the importance of sharing streets safely with all the various modes of transportation. Bicycle travel in particular has become a significant means of travel in our State; in New York City, some estimates put the number of daily trips at a quarter of a million.
NYS Senator Eric Adams’ bill S6102A has been signed into law by the Governor. The legislation updates and modernizes the prior law (passed in 1980) to increase training standards for peace officers in New York State.
Senator Adams states: “The environment in which Peace Officers carry out their functions, powers, and duties has changed drastically since 1980, when the original training requirements were enacted. Peace officers now enforce a variety of local and State laws, are authorized to use force and make warrantless arrests and searches, and can be assigned to perform many of the same functions as police officers. Therefore, the mandated limitation on their preparation became outdated.
NYS Senator Eric Adams mourns the traffic death of a 23-year-old bicyclist and announces his introduction of a bill to modify VTL Section 502 to mandate inclusion of bicycle safety awareness training during the coursework required of every NYS motorist
NYS Senator Eric Adams states: “A 23-year-old bicyclist was killed when a motorist open a car door into traffic, knocking the rider into the path of a city bus. This is a tragic occurrence, and I extend my deepest sympathies to the family.