Following news that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (MTA) LIRR preliminary strike contingency plan for commuters contains not one shuttle bus/park & ride lot in the Town of North Hempstead, Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola) is demanding that MTA revise its plan.
In a letter to MTA Chairman & CEO Thomas Prendergast, Senator Martins called on the MTA to amend the plan “so that the over 220,000 residents in the Town of North Hempstead are not excluded.” Senator Martins noted that ridership on the Port Washington branch grew by over 350,000 last year, and that Mineola and Great Neck are two of the LIRR’s busiest stations.
Working together once again in a bipartisan manner to deliver for the community, Senator Jack Martins and Assemblywoman Michelle Schimel announced that the New York State Legislature passed legislation they sponsored (S.7371A/ A.9321A) to allow villages, school districts and special districts to continue using lever voting machines for an additional year.
First in the Nation Law Would Require Homeowners to Get Help for Individuals Who Have a Medical Emergency in Their Home
Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola) has announced that the New York State Senate and Assembly have passed “Steven Kovacs Law,” to help ensure that individuals get the help they need in a medical emergency. The legislation would require homeowners to try and get help if someone overdoses or has a medical emergency in their home.
Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola) announced a three-way agreement between the Senate, Assembly, and Governor Cuomo on legislation he sponsored to address the growing heroin, opioid, and prescription drug epidemic. The legislation will be passed by the Senate and Assembly this week and signed into law by Governor Cuomo when it reaches his desk.
Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola) announced that the New York State Senate has passed legislation that would enact new protections for women. The bills would ensure women receive equal pay for equal work; prevent employment discrimination against pregnant women and individuals with families; stop housing discrimination against victims of domestic violence; and enhancing penalties for human trafficking.
Bill Would Allow Small Businesses to Create Tax Deferred Savings Accounts For Job Creation
Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola), Chairman of the Senate’s Commerce, Economic Development, and Small Business Committee, announced that legislation to help businesses create jobs has been passed by the New York State Senate.
“Moody’s Investors Service raising New York State’s credit rating to its highest level in the last 50 years shows that we are continuing to head in the right direction.
Over the last four years, we have passed four on-time, fiscally responsible budgets, cut taxes for residents and businesses, controlled state spending, and made smart investments to grow our economy and create jobs. All of this was done working in a bipartisan manner without raising taxes or fees. The results are undeniable progress which has moved our state forward.
Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola) announced that legislation he sponsored to create a Homeless Veterans Assistance Fund to support military servicemen and women who need help with housing has been passed by the New York State Senate. The legislation (S4760A) allows New Yorkers to contribute to the fund when filing their personal income taxes.
Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola) today inducted D-Day Army veteran Walter Blum of Great Neck into the New York State Senate’s Veterans’ Hall of Fame. Mr. Blum was named to the Senate’s Veterans’ Hall of Fame by Senator Martins.
“Like so many of ‘the greatest generation,’ Walter Blum fought for our country and liberated millions from tyranny and oppression. His heroism on the battlefield and his service to his community make him truly deserving of this honor. It is my pleasure to induct him into the New York State Senate’s Veterans’ Hall of Fame,” said Senator Martins.
Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola) recently visited Floral Park to celebrate the 50th anniversary of My First School.
My First School, which is located in the United Methodist Church of Floral Park, is a nursery school program which is dedicated to fostering the academic, social, and emotional growth of young children with an emphasis on parental involvement. My First School has 12 classes serving over 150 children ranging in age from 15 months to six years old.
Senator Martins is pictured with students and members of the Board of Directors of My First School.
Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola) and Mineola Mayor Scott Strauss recently congratulated the Mineola AARP on its 25th anniversary.
Senator Martins thanked the members for their efforts on behalf of local seniors and presented a copy of a legislative resolution he sponsored honoring their milestone anniversary. The legislation was passed by the New York State Senate, ensuring that the Mineola AARP’s 25 years of community service will forever be part of the Senate’s official record.
Senator Martins (left) and Mayor Strauss (right) are pictured as they present a copy of the legislative resolution to Mineola AARP President David Keefe.
Legislation Would Give Parents New Options to Get Treatment for their Children & Increase Education for Teens
Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola) announced that the New York State Senate has passed legislation he sponsored to address the growing heroin epidemic on Long Island and throughout New York State. The bills would give parents new resources to get treatment for their children and increase education for teens about the dangers of heroin and drug abuse.
New York City is at it again. It seems every time we turn around it’s slyly trying to solve its problems on the backs of suburban taxpayers. Unfortunately it makes perfect political sense for them to try to push off the city’s problems and bills on people who don’t vote in the city. The latest grab – our water – and I’m not kidding.
Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola) announced that the New York State Senate has passed legislative resolutions he sponsored honoring three members of Boy Scout Troop 382 in Hicksville for attaining the prestigious rank of Eagle Scout.
The legislative resolutions honored Matthew Starks, Vincent Lant, and Matthew Koprowski on earning Scouting’s highest honor. With passage of the resolutions, Matthew, Vincent, and Matthew’s achievements will forever be part of the official record of the New York State Senate.
Senator Martins attended the Court of Honor held for the three scouts to personally congratulate them.
Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently joined with the Port Washington community at the annual Port Washington HarborFest.
Now in its 24th year, HarborFest is a family festival sponsored by the Port Washington Chamber of Commerce which offers a variety of children’s activities, local cuisine, entertainment, educational and informational booths, a craft fair, and cruises on the bay. The festival brings over 12,000 people into the heart of downtown Port Washington.
Senator Martins is pictured speaking with a resident at the Port Washington HarborFest.
I don’t know about you but my stomach is turning and it’s not from too many barbecues this past Memorial Day weekend. No, my stomach is turning because we, as a nation, are hypocritical in the treatment of our veterans.
Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently joined with members of the Albertson community in honoring our American heroes at the annual Memorial Day ceremony. The ceremony was held at the Albertson Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 5253.
Legislation Would Prevent Insurance Companies from only covering Mail Order Prescriptions
Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) is fighting to close a legal loophole which is limiting residents ability to obtain insurance coverage for prescription drugs. The legislation, of which Senator Martins is a sponsor, would prevent insurance companies from denying coverage for a prescription at a local in-network pharmacy, but providing coverage for the same prescription if it is obtained through a mail order pharmacy, even if it is out of state.