Brewster, N.Y. – (07/18/11) – A bill that protects the jobs of public employees who are called to serve their country is now on the books in New York State. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed The Ball, Castelli Military Protection Act (S4583A) into law. The bill, sponsored by Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) and Assemblyman Robert Castelli (R, C – Goldens Bridge), protects public employees’ jobs when they are absent on military duty.
Chairman Ball Urges Action on Honor Deserving of New York Veterans
Carmel, N.Y. – (07/21/11) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson), Chairman of the Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, held a meeting in Putnam County to get the word out about legislation(S5381A/A1386A) that would create a State Veterans Cemetery in New York. The informational meeting, which was held at the Spain Memorial Cornerstone Park in Carmel, N.Y., was designed to educate the public about the legislation, as well as the United States Veterans Cemetery Grant Program.
ALBANY, N.Y. — New York's newest laws will give the growing wine industry a boost, provide public workers on active military service more protection and give victims of drug overdoses a better chance to survive.
The state's wine industry will get several of the measures it sought, but not the biggest: the sale of wine in grocery stores. Wineries will, however, be able to more easily open branch stores and mail bottles directly to customers nationwide. Farm wineries also will be allowed to provide what's called "custom crush capability," which will encourage smaller vineyards to enter the retail business.
Aug. 23 Senate Standing Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Chair: Senator Greg Ball Public Hearing: To build awareness about hydraulic fracturing and solicit testimony regarding legislation and public policies needed to protect the health and welfare of the public and our environment Place: Katonah Village Library, 26 Bedford Road, Katonah, New York Time: 9:30 A.M. – 12:45 P.M. Contact: Ali Skinner (845) 200-9716 ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY