On Monday, September 6, New York State Senator Eric Adams (D, Brooklyn) held a press conference to announce the purchase of bullet proof vests for members of the Brooklyn South Safety Patrol (Boro Park Shomrim). The vests will provide additional protection to the volunteer safety group while it conducts its daily patrols in the Boro Park area. In a seven day period, Boro Park has suffered two separate shooting incidents, one involving a bank robbery and the latest resulting in gunshot injuries to three members of the Boro Park civilian patrol group.
In early May, in the aftermath of the attempted car bombing in Times Square, I issued a media advisory to commend and congratulate the professionalism and hard work of the NYPD, local law enforcement, and counter-terrorism officials. As Chair of the New York State Senate Committee on Homeland Security, I applauded their efforts to make the streets of our cities, State, and nation safer. Further, I specifically praised Lance Orton and Duane Jackson, the two street vendors who alerted police to the suspicious vehicle by embracing the crucial concept embodied in the slogan ‘See Something, Say Something.’
NYS Senator Eric Adams marks the signing into law of S2956A, his legislation to prevent the enforcement of ticket quotas in the State of New York
NYS Senator Eric Adams states: “My legislation (S2956A) to address ticket quotas by expanding the current quota provision to include every ticket, summons, and arrest in the State of new York has been signed into law.
“Significantly, the provisions of my bill protect employees from punishment (including reassignment, scheduling change, and any other penalty) as a result of an unmet quota.
NYS Senator Eric Adams and the Senate Majority Conference protect New Yorkers from annoying phone calls by placing new restrictions on telemarketers
NYS Senator Eric Adams states: “My Majority Conference colleagues and I have passed new legislation to reduce unwanted telemarketing calls. Our bill restricts these nuisance calls to the hours of 8 AM to 9 PM and requires increased disclosure by telemarketing companies to protect consumers from deceptive marketing practices.
New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli on Saturday presented State Sen. Eric Adams with a Your Money New York (YMNY)Financial Education Award during Adams’ Cradle to College – Parent Empowerment Seminar, which was held at Prospect Heights High school in Brooklyn. DiNapoli, who launched the YMNYinitiative last year, recognized Adams for his long-standing commitment to promoting financial empowerment programs in Brooklyn.
On Friday, August 20, NYS Senator Eric Adams and Councilwoman Yvette Clarke called for a community-wide response to violence. A cash reward has been offered to apprehend the shooter of an 88-year-old man.
NYS Senator Eric Adams and the Senate Majority Conference protect residents of foreclosed buildings by reversing prior law that permitted tenants to be forced from homes without due notice.
NYS Senator Eric Adams states: “The Senate Majority Conference bill S7139, affording greater protections to tenants of buildings in foreclosure, has been signed into law. Rent-regulated tenants must now receive notification of any foreclosure.
“Further, these tenants must now receive a notice of their housing rights. Prior notification requirements were inadequate, failing to make clear to rent controlled and rent stabilized tenants that their housing rights are unaffected by a foreclosure proceeding.
NYS Senator Eric Adams, Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Chair, marks the signing into law of S6279, his legislation ensuring that all veterans receive credit for their military service when applying for Mitchell Lama housing
NYS Senator Eric Adams states: “The Mitchell Lama housing program was created in 1955 to provide affordable rental and cooperative housing to moderate and middle income working families in New York City. Reasonably priced rents and maintenance make the program a very popular one, and there are often long waiting lists for each development.
NYS Senator Eric Adams, Racing, Wagering and Gaming Committee Chair, champions transparency in government by hosting a premier video conference and simultaneous internet livestream.
On Monday, August 9th, Senator Adams harnessed technology to provide a video conference and internet livestream of Genting New York's development proposal for Aqueduct Racetrack.
Genting New York was recommended to Governor Paterson by the New York Lottery as the corporation to develop the Aqueduct project. Genting will present its proposal to Senator Adams and racing stakeholders.
On Thursday, August 5th, NYS Senator Eric Adams and NYS Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer will hold a press conference, announcing the signing into law of their consumer protection legislation that will regulate the ‘rent-to-own’ industry
NYS Senator Eric Adams joins his Majority Conference colleagues to pass hydrofracking moratorium legislation protecting New York’s watershed during a comprehensive study of the consequences of drilling in the Marcellus Shale
NYS Senator Eric Adams states: “The New York State Senate placed public safety above special interests by passing a moratorium on gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale. We are concerned about the possibility that our State’s water supply might become contaminated by the hazardous chemicals used in the procedure known as hydraulic fracturing, or hydrofracking. The moratorium is designed to protect the health and economic well-being of millions of New Yorkers who draw their water from the affected area.
NYS Senator Eric Adams joins NYS Senator Eric Schneiderman and the Majority Conference to pass legislation to end the practice of counting prisoners in the Upstate district of their incarceration
NYS Senator Eric Adams states: “I have joined Senator Eric Schneiderman and my Majority Conference colleagues to pass legislation that is a triumph for an essential concept of our American democracy: equal representation.
“Our historic legislation mandates that individuals who are in prisons will be counted in their home communities for the purposes of drawing district lines.
NYS Senator Eric Adams, sponsor of the billboard campaign throughout Brooklyn to encourage young people to ‘STOP THE SAG - Raise your pants, raise your image!,’ addresses ruling by Bronx judge who dismissed a ‘saggy pants’ summons
Senator Adams’ statement: “While it is natural for youth to push the limits of what is acceptable, parents in the home and leaders in the community must step up when something is harmful. This sagging pants culture represents an immature disregard for the basic civility, courtesy, and responsibility that our young people should display.
“I applaud Senator Eric Adams as a “Hero of Reform” for signing the three New York Uprising pledges. This year voters are counting on candidates to commit to specific reforms in advance, as Eric has done. I look forward to working with him to see them swiftly implemented should he be reelected.”
On Sunday, July 25, 2010, NYS Senator Eric Adams will proudly join dozens of artists, vendors, and leading environmental groups to promote ‘greener’ habits and eco-friendly practices at the “Eco Art Community Festival.” (Senator Adams will appear at noon and be available to the media.)
On Wednesday, July 21, 2010, NYS Senator Eric Adams will join not-for-profit organization Publicolor to visit the bright and vivid transformation of the St. Louis Senior Center in his District #20 in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.
Senator Adams states: “I am partnering with Publicolor, a not-for-profit whose mission during the past 15 years has been to reduce the school drop-out rate by involving at-risk students in their own education. Publicolor employs an innovative creative arts program in an endeavor to empower students to reach their full potential. Publicolor begins by teaching students to transform their own public schools and nearby community facilities by painting these structures with vibrant colors.
NYS Senator Eric Adams joins residents and animal activists in Prospect Park, to take part in a vigil condemning the gassing death of over 250 Canadian geese in Prospect Park on July 8.
Senator Adams states: “ I was dismayed by the manner in which these majestic creatures were slaughtered. I am upset further by the absence of any notice to residents; I am aware that numerous individuals visit the park to watch and feed the geese, and that many were alarmed by the absence of these beautiful birds.