A bill signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo last week will place a distinguishing mark on a state driver’s licenses and non-driver identification card to indicate the card holder is a veteran. The new program is designed as a way to better connect veterans with available services and eliminate the need for extra documentation for receiving discounts.
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Brewster, N.Y. – 10/08/2012 – Senator Greg Ball (Patterson – R, C) along with the Business Council of Westchester will host their third Public-Private Partnership Roundtable on Thursday, October 11th from 1:00PM to 3:00 PM at the Mt. Kisco Library.
There isn’t a single quality that defines heroism. Antoinette De Bellis knows this well, having a family friend in Spc. Blaise J. Flamio who received a Purple Heart for his military service in Afghanistan this past spring. She felt like he, and others in the community, were not receiving enough recognition so she took it upon herself to host a Wounded Warriors fundraiser last week at Our Lady of Lakes Knights of Columbus in Carmel.
New York State Driver Licenses to Identify Veterans
Brewster, N.Y. – 10/03/2012 – Today Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has signed Senator Greg Ball’s (Patterson – R, C) bill S6799 into law. This bill requires that New York State Drivers Licenses or Identification Cards indicate the card holder is a veteran of the armed forces. To gain this distinct honor, veterans must present proof of veteran’s status, such as a certificate of release or discharge from active duty, including, but not limited to, a DD Form 214 or other proof satisfactory to the Commissioner.
(Senator Greg Ball is pictured above with Robert Perry’s Daughter and wife along with the members of the Yorktown Town Board)
Yorktown, N.Y. – 10/02/2012 – Senator Greg Ball (Patterson – R, C) was at the Yorktown Town Hall on Tuesday night to continue his town hall tour and also to accept Yorktown’s Veteran nomination for the 2nd Annual Veterans’ Hall of Fame.
Peekskill, N.Y. – 10/02/2012 –Senator Greg Ball (Patterson – R, C) is happy to announce, that as a result of a three-way agreement between the Governor, Senate and Assembly, a $75,000 grant has been awarded to the Peekskill Central School District allowing the High School to offer wireless internet to all students and staff.
Somers, N.Y. – 9/24/2012 – Senator Greg Ball (Patterson – R, C) is happy to announce, that as a result of a three-way agreement between the Governor, Senate and Assembly, a total of $100,000 in the form of bullet aid grants have been distributed to Somers Central School District.
New York State and Westchester County Republicans stood alongside Mount Pleasant Supervisor Joan Maybury Monday to ask for mandate relief to coincide with the 2 percent tax cap, enacted last year by Governor Andrew Cuomo.
Valhalla, N.Y. – 10/01/2012 – With the possibility of a special session in the near future, Senator Greg Ball (Patterson – R, C) hosted a press conference to call on Governor Andrew Cuomo and the State Legislature to take an up-or-down vote before January 1, 2013 to pass a comprehensive mandate relief package.
Peekskill, N.Y. – 9/29/2012 – Senator Greg Ball (Patterson – R, C) was joined by Abraham Lincoln look-alike to present a $100,000 grant that has been successfully secured for the Peekskill Lincoln Depot Museum.