Jack M. Martins' Press releases

June 18, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS: NEW PROTECTIONS FROM SEXUAL ASSAULT ON COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY CAMPUSES PASSED BY SENATE

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) announced that the New York State Senate passed legislation to help protect students from sexual violence on college campuses. The legislation, which Senator Martins supported, takes a comprehensive approach to help make every college and university campus throughout New York State more safe and secure. 

June 17, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS ATTENDS VISION LONG ISLAND’S SMART GROWTH AWARDS CEREMONY

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently attended Vision Long Island’s Smart Growth Awards Ceremony. Senator Martins is a past recipient of Vision Long Island’s Smart Growth award, which he earned as Mayor of Mineola for developing the Village’s first ever comprehensive master plan.

     Senator Martins thanked the members for supporting legislation he sponsored that would help small businesses create and retain jobs during times of hardship. The legislation was recently passed by the New York State Senate.

     Senator Martins is pictured speaking at Vision Long Island’s Smart Growth Awards Ceremony.

June 17, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS JOINS WITH FLORAL PARK FIRE DEPARTMENT IN PAYING TRIBUTE LONGTIME FLORAL PARK FIREFIGHTER

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently joined with the Floral Park Fire Department in paying tribute to the memory of a devoted Floral Park firefighter and his over four decades of community service.

     The Department dedicated the new ambulance in memory of firefighter Joseph Reekie, Sr. Mr. Reekie served the Floral Park community for 45 years as a volunteer firefighter and EMT. Senator Martins took part in the dedication ceremony, which was held at Floral Park Fire Department Headquarters.

     Senator Martins (right) is pictured with Floral Park Fire Department Chief Brian Naughton and Captain Marylou King of Rescue Company #1.

June 17, 2015
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SENATE PASSES SENATOR MARTINS’ LEGISLATION GIVING SCHOOL BOARDS AUTHORITY TO PROVIDE TRANSPORTATION TO CHILDREN IN NEED

Legislation Would Give Schools Flexibility to Provide Busing in Special Circumstances Where a Parent is Physically Unable to Take Their Child to School

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) announced that the New York State Senate passed legislation he sponsored to help children whose parents have a physically limiting disability or other special circumstances. The legislation (S248B) would give school districts the authority to provide transportation for these children even if they live below the transportation mileage limit.

June 15, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS CONGRATULATES NEW WILLISTON PARK EAGLE SCOUTS

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently joined with Troop 200 in Williston Park to congratulate John Conway, Christian Sokol, Christopher Mueller, Thomas Sokol, and Martin Conway for attaining the prestigious rank of Eagle Scout. 

     Senator Martins presented John, Christian, Christopher, Thomas, and Martin with legislative resolutions he sponsored, which were passed by the Senate, honoring them for achieving Scouting’s highest rank. With passage of the resolutions, their accomplishments will forever be part of the New York State Senate’s official record.

June 15, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS HONORS CHAMINADE HIGH SCHOOL’S CHAMPIONSHIP BASKETBALL TEAM

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently congratulated the Chaminade High School Varsity Basketball Team on winning the NSCHSAA Class A Long Island Championship. 

     The team, which finished the season with an overall record of 19-9, captured the Championship with a 57-38 victory over Kellenberg Memorial High School. It was the Flyers’ second Long Island championship in the last three years.

June 15, 2015
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SENATE APPROVES SENATOR MARTINS’ LEGISLATION TO PROTECT CHILDREN

Legislation Would Protect Good Samaritans Who Rescue an Endangered Child in a Car From Liability

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) announced that the New York State Senate has passed legislation he sponsored to help prevent children from dying by being trapped in an overheated car. The legislation would ensure that Good Samaritans who forcibly enter a car to rescue a child locked inside are exempt from liability.

June 12, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS’ SMALL BUSINESS ASSISTANCE LEGISLATION PASSED BY SENATE

Bill Would Allow Small Businesses to Create Tax Deferred Savings Accounts For Job Creation and Disaster Recovery

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola) announced that the New York State Senate passed legislation he sponsored to help businesses create or retain jobs during times of hardship.

June 12, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS CONGRATULATES MANHASSET HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS SOCCER TEAM ON CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently congratulated the Manhasset High School Girls Varsity Soccer Team on winning the 2014 Nassau County Conference Class AB-2 Championship. 

     Senator Martins presented the team with copies of a legislative resolution he sponsored, which was passed by the Senate, honoring their accomplishment. With passage of the resolution, the team’s achievement will forever be part of the New York State Senate’s official record. 

June 11, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS’ “AMERICAN MADE FLAG ACT” PASSED BY SENATE

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) announced that the New York State Senate has passed his “American Made Flag Act” legislation. The legislation would require all American flags used by the State and local governments to be 100 percent made in America.

     “The American flag is one of our most sacred symbols; people have died protecting it and everything it stands for. We should not be buying that symbol from another country with our taxpayer dollars. This legislation would ensure that state and local tax dollars are used to support American workers and businesses when they use American flags,” said Senator Martins.

June 10, 2015
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SENATE PASSES SENATOR MARTINS’ LEGISLATION GIVING PARENTS MORE OPTIONS TO GET SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT FOR TEENS

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) announced that the New York State Senate has passed legislation he sponsored to strengthen parents’ ability to get their children substance abuse treatment. The legislation addresses a problem under current law in which parents are often forced to make the difficult choice to have their child arrested in order to keep them in treatment.

June 10, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS CONGRATULATES MUNSEY PARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ON EARNING NATIONAL RECOGNITION

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently visited Munsey Park Elementary School to offer his congratulations on the school being named a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence by the U.S. Department of Education.

     Senator Martins presented Principal Dr. Jean Kendall with a legislative resolution he sponsored, which was passed by the Senate, commemorating the milestone. With passage of the resolutions, the school’s accomplishment will forever be part of the New York State Senate’s official record.

     Senator Martins is pictured with Munsey Park Elementary School Principal Dr. Jean Kendall, Assistant Principal Theresa Curry, and members of the Munsey Park Elementary School Student Council.

June 8, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS INDUCTS D-DAY HEROES FROM MINEOLA INTO SENATE’S VETERANS HALL OF FAME

     Photo caption: Senator Martins (second left) congratulates Tom Scardino (seated left) and Ray Vaz (seated right) on their induction into the New York State Senate’s Veterans Hall of Fame. Family and friends joined them at the event. 

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola) today inducted D-Day veterans Thomas Scardino and Raymond Vaz into the New York State Senate’s Veterans’ Hall of Fame. The two Army veterans, both of whom are from Mineola, were named to the Senate’s Veterans’ Hall of Fame by Senator Martins.

June 5, 2015
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From the Desk of Senator Jack M. Martins

The “Do-Over”

     Summer is upon us and I can’t help but think back nostalgically to our youth. Those wonderfully long summer evenings, playing in the street with our friends. You’ll recall that no matter the game, there was always the possibility of the magical “do-over.” There might be a quick meeting on the manhole cover just to build consensus, then someone would declare “do-over!” and so began a new game. Children were and still are hard-wired to understand that sometimes even the most well thought out plans just get screwed up and that the best response is to start over with no fuss, no muss.

June 4, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS COMMENDS NEW MINEOLA EAGLE SCOUTS

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District, pictured left) recently congratulated Mineola residents George Becker, Theodore Bischoff, Stephen Martone, and Leonard Morra for attaining the prestigious rank of Eagle Scout. The four are members of Boy Scout Troop 45.

     “Becoming an Eagle Scout is an extraordinary honor because few can meet the rigorous requirements needed to attain it. Through countless hours of serving the community, developing their skills, and sheer hard work, George, Theodore, Stephen, and Leonard have earned the highest honor a scout can receive. Congratulations to these four young men on a job well done,” said Senator Martins.

June 3, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS JOINS IN CELEBRATING UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF FLORAL PARK’S 125TH ANNIVERSARY

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently helped celebrate the United Methodist Church of Floral Park’s 125th anniversary.

     Founded in 1890, the United Methodist Church of Floral Park was the first church founded in Floral Park. It has been serving Floral Park as a community and family-oriented church ever since.

    Senator Martins presented Pastor Gainus Sikes with a legislative resolution he sponsored, which was passed by the Senate, commemorating the milestone anniversary. With passage of the resolutions, the church’s 125 years of community service will forever be part of the New York State Senate’s official record.

June 2, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS CONGRATULATES CARLE PLACE HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS BASKETBALL TEAM ON CAPTURING THE LONG ISLAND CHAMPIONSHIP

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently visited Carle Place High School to congratulate the Girls Varsity Basketball Team on winning the 2015 Long Island Championship. 

     The team captured the Long Island Championship with a 26-32 come from behind win against Hampton Bays High School. This was the team’s first Long Island title since 1992. 

June 1, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS HONORS MANHASSET HIGH SCHOOL MARCHING BAND ON WINNING SIXTH STRAIGHT NEW YORK STATE CHAMPIONSHIP

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently visited Manhasset High School to congratulate the Manhasset High School Marching Band on winning the 2014 New York State Championship. 

     Senator Martins presented the band with copies of a legislative resolution he sponsored, which was passed by the Senate, honoring their accomplishment. With passage of the resolution, the band’s achievement will forever be part of the New York State Senate’s official record. 

June 1, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS & LEGISLATOR NICOLELLO TO SPONSOR BREAST CANCER SCREENING PROGRAM IN NEW HYDE PARK

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) and Legislator Richard J. Nicolello (R-9th Legislative District), in conjunction with NuHealth, are sponsoring a breast cancer screening program on Tuesday, June 16th from 8:45 am to 12 pm at the Herricks Community Center (999 Herricks Road, New Hyde Park). 

     Appointments are necessary and will be scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. On site nurses and technicians will provide a mammography, a clinical breast examination and instructions for self examination. Patients and their physicians will be notified of the exam results. 

May 29, 2015
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