Greg Ball's Press releases

TROY RECORD: STATE SENATE PASSES BILL CREATING REGISTRY FOR CONVICTED ANIMAL ABUSERS

By Record staff

ALBANY – The New York State Senate has passed legislation that will require those that violate Buster’s Law by abusing animals register their name and address with the division of criminal justice services, undergo a psychiatric evaluation and will also ban them from ever owning a pet again, Senator Greg Ball (R,C,I-Patterson) announced Tuesday.

June 18, 2013
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NEW YORK SENATE PASSES BALL’S BILL TO CREATE REGISTRY FOR CONVICTED ANIMAL ABUSERS

(Senator Greg Ball pictured on Animal Advocacy Day with Phoenix, the jack russell terrier that was badly burned by a teenager who admitted to dousing the puppy in lighter fluid and setting him on fire)

Albany, N.Y. – (6/18/13) – Senator Greg Ball (R,C,I-Patterson) announced that the New York State Senate has passed S2305A, legislation that will require those that violate Buster’s Law by abusing animals, register his or her name and address with the division of criminal justice services, undergo a psychiatric evaluation and will also ban them from ever owning a pet again.

June 18, 2013
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BRIARCLIFF MANOR 6TH GRADER WINS NYS SENATE EARTH DAY POSTER CONTEST

 

(Earth Day Poster Contest winner Sarah Raphael is pictured here with her Father David, Mother Brenda and Brother Ben)

Pleasantville, N.Y. – (6/18/13) – Senator Greg Ball (R,C,I-Patterson) announced that Sarah Raphael of Briarcliff Manor has won the 2013 New York State Senate Earth Day Poster Contest.

June 18, 2013
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SENATOR BALL ISSUES STATEMENT ON $90 MILLION AGREEMENT TO RESTORE FUNDING CUTS FOR DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES

Albany, N.Y. – (6/17/13) – Senator Greg Ball (R,C,I – Patterson) issued the following statement regarding the agreement that New York State will restore $90 million in cuts to the Office of People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD).

June 17, 2013
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SENATOR BALL FIGHTS TO CORRECT INJUSTICE FOR CHILDREN OF 9-11 FIRST RESPONDERS

[Front row from left to right: James Sullivan, Jennifer McNamara, Christopher Horgan, Norman R. Cerullo, Senator Greg Ball, Larry Sullivan Jr., Rich Palmer and John Feal]

Albany, N.Y. – (6/17/13) – Senator Greg Ball (R,C,I-Patterson) announced that he is co-sponsoring S5585, legislation to rectify an injustice to the children of New York police officers and firefighters who have made the ultimate sacrifice in response to the terror attacks on September 11, 2001.

June 17, 2013
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CHAIRMAN BALL ANNOUNCES PROMOTION OF BG MILLER TO MAJOR GENERAL OF THE NYS DIVISION OF MILITARY AND NAVAL AFFAIRS

Albany, N.Y. – 6/17/2013 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) Chairman of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security & Military Affairs Committee announced that Brigadier General Harry E. Miller has been promoted to the grade of Major General to the Division of Military and Naval Affairs.

June 17, 2013
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SENATOR BALL STATEMENT ON IBM LAYOFFS: ‘CASE STUDY IN POORLY MANAGED CORPORATE WELFARE’

 

Albany, N.Y. – 6/13/2013 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) issued the following statement after the news that hundreds of IBM employees in Westchester and Dutchess Counties have received pink slips.

June 13, 2013
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BILL INSPIRED BY 8 YEAR OLD GIRL FROM YORKTOWN ON ITS WAY TO BECOMING LAW

 

Albany, N.Y. – (6/13/2013) – Senator Greg Ball (R,C,I-Patterson) today announce that Hannah’s Law,S2287A , has passed through the New York State Assembly’s Insurance Committee. The legislation is named after Yorktown resident, Hannah Devane. Hannah is an eight year old girl who suffers from eosinophilic esophagitis, a potentially fatal condition that makes it impossible for her to eat most foods.

June 13, 2013
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SENATE PASSES BILLS TO ASSIST NEW YORK’S VETERANS

 

Bills Provide Veterans With Business, Employment & Education Assistance

Albany, N.Y. – 6/12/2013 – The New York State Senate passed a package of legislation today to help New York’s military veterans achieve success in business, employment and education.

June 12, 2013
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LEWISBORO LEDGER: BALL ORGANIZES D.C. TRIP FOR VETERANS

By Lewisboro Ledger Staff

State Senator Greg Ball is asking the public to help sponsor local veterans on a trip to the World War II memorial in Washington, D.C., this fall.

June 12, 2013
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SENATOR BALL HONORS SOMERS STUDENT WITH YOUTH LEADERSHIP AWARD

Brewster, N.Y. – 6/11/2013 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) honored Ruina Zhang with the New York State Senate Youth Leadership Recognition Award at his district office in Brewster, NY.

June 11, 2013
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THE EXAMINER: SCHOOL SAFETY ISSUES DEBATED AT BALL FORUM IN MT. PLEASANT

Nearly six months after the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy, a panel of educators, students and community members discussed and sometimes debated strategies Saturday afternoon to make schools safer.

June 10, 2013
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TRICY CUSHNER NAMED AS YORKTOWN WOMAN OF DISTINCTION

Brewster, N.Y. – (6/10/13) – Tricy Cushner has been honored as the Town of Yorktown’s nomination for the 2nd Annual Women of Distinction Hall of Fame, hosted by Senator Greg Ball (R,C,I-Patterson).

June 10, 2013
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MARJORIE KEITH NAMED AS CARMEL WOMAN OF DISTINCTION

Brewster, N.Y. – (6/10/13) – Marjorie Keith has been honored as the Town of Carmel’s nomination for the 2nd Annual Women of Distinction Hall of Fame, hosted by Senator Greg Ball (R,C,I-Patterson).

June 10, 2013
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SENATOR BALL URGES LEGISLATURE TO PASS JOB CREATION BILL FOR SERVICE DISABLED VETERANS

Albany, N.Y. – 6/10/2013 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) Chairman of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security & Military Affairs Committee is urging the New York State Senate and Assembly to pass S2803A, legislation that would give service disabled veterans a preference for state contracts.

June 10, 2013
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SENATOR GREG BALL & MOUNT PLEASANT SCHOOL BOARD HOST SCHOOL SAFETY ROUNDTABLE

 

Mount Pleasant, N.Y. – 6/08/2013 – Senator Greg Ball (R,C,I-Patterson) hosted a School Safety Roundtable on Saturday, June 8th with the Mount Pleasant Central School District Board of Education and Superintendent Dr. Susan Guiney.

June 9, 2013
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LOHUD: YOUSSEF NAMED PRESIDENT OF BUSINESS ORGANIZATION

Senator Greg Ball (R,C,I-Patterson) (right) congratulates Steven Youssef upon a the Carmel High School junior’s recent election as the president of the New York State Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA). Credit: The office of Greg Ball / The office of Greg Ball

June 6, 2013
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THE COURIER: ‘SPONSOR A VET’ TRIP TO WASHINGTON PLANNED

Eric Gross

State Senator Greg Ball is asking the public to “sponsor a vet.”

The Putnam-Dutchess-Westchester lawmaker is organizing a trip this fall to Washington, D.C., honoring veterans of World War II.

June 6, 2013
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SENATOR GREG BALL: ‘STOP AND FRISK’ SAVES LIVES AND KEEPS OUR STREETS SAFE

Albany, N.Y. – 6/05/2013 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) Chairman of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security & Military Affairs Committee released the following statement following the Assembly passage of A6716A “an act to amend the penal law, in relation to criminal possession of marihuana in the fifth degree.”

June 5, 2013
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SENATOR GREG BALL HONORS NORTH SALEM SERVICEMAN BEFORE JULY DEPLOYMENT TO JAPAN

Albany, N.Y. – 6/04/2013 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) Chairman of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security & Military Affairs Committee honored Lieutenant Jake Hauser of North Salem for his service in the U.S. Coast Guard on the New York State Senate Floor.

June 4, 2013
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