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Shed the Meds-Manhasset

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District), in partnership with the Nassau County Police Department and the Manhasset Community Coalition Against Substance Abuse (CASA) are sponsoring a “Shed the Meds” program to help residents safely dispose of unused or expired medications. 

     The “Shed the Meds” program will be held on Saturday, April 18th from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm at Shelter Rock Elementary School (27A Shelter Rock Road, Manhasset).

April 18, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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SENATOR MARTINS JOINS WITH RESIDENTS FOR A MORE BEAUTIFUL PORT WASHINGTON IN HONORING LOCAL RESIDENTS

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently joined with Residents for a More Beautiful Port Washington at their annual gala. Senator Martins joined with the organization in honoring The Peter & Jeri Dejana Family Foundation, Susan Goldman, and Lisa Grossman for their many efforts to improve the quality of life in the Port Washington community.

March 24, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS’ LEGISLATION RAISING PENALTIES FOR UNLICENSED DRIVERS PASSED BY SENATE

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) announced that the New York State Senate passed legislation he sponsored to increase penalties for drivers who operate a vehicle without a driver’s license. The legislation would address an inequity in current law which people who drive with a suspended license face a far stronger penalty than someone who drives with no license at all. Right now, driving with a suspended license is a crime – a misdemeanor – while driving without ever having had a license is a traffic infraction. 

March 23, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS APPOINTED CO-CHAIRMAN OF NEW TASK FORCE ON WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

Task Force Will Help Identify Ways to Improve Employee Training and Readiness to Promote Private Sector Growth

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) has been appointed Co-Chairman of a new Senate Task Force on Workforce Development. The Task Force will review the state’s existing programs designed to train both job seekers and existing employees for current and prospective employment opportunities, as well as help develop new initiatives to improve employee readiness, meet the needs of private sector employers, and create well-paying jobs to grow New York’s economy.

March 23, 2015
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Public Hearing: To Address Issues Affecting Families in the Workforce

Joint – Senate Standing Committee on Labor
Chair:   Senator Jack M. Martins
and Senate Standing Committee on Social Services
Chair:  Senator David Carlucci
Public Hearing: To Address Issues Affecting Families in the Workforce
Place:   Van Buren Hearing Room A, Legislative Office Building, 2nd Floor, Albany, New York
Time:   11:00 A.M.
Contact: Peter Faherty (518) 455-3265; Evan Sullivan (518) 455-2991
Media Contact:  Chris Schneider (516) 746-5924; Krista Gobins (518) 455-2970; Candice Giove (347) 866-6742
ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

March 24, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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SENATOR MARTINS PARTICIPATES IN “LEADERSHIP U” IN FLORAL PARK

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently took part in the third annual Leadership U at Floral Park Memorial High School. 

     Leadership U (short for Leadership University) is a program where students get to interact with community leaders and role models to learn leadership skills. The program is sponsored by The Leadership Foundation of Floral Park-Bellerose.

     “I really enjoyed participating in this program, and once again the Foundation did a fantastic job. It was great meeting the kids, talking with them, and learning about all the wonderful things they're doing in school and the community,” said Senator Martins.

March 20, 2015
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March 19, 1:45 PM - 2:12 PM
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SENATOR MARTINS STATEMENT ON ASSEMBLY PASSAGE OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING LEGISLATION

     “I am pleased that my colleagues in the Assembly have finally joined the Senate in acting on legislation to protect people from human trafficking. 

     As I have long said, reforms like tougher penalties for human trafficking, measures to ensure pay equity for women, and stronger protections for victims of domestic violence and discrimination should not be tied together. Each of the measures should be considered individually, on their own merits, not held hostage for political purposes. I am hopeful that the Assembly’s action today means that they are joining us in finally putting women first.

March 16, 2015
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From the Desk of Senator Jack M. Martins

One Oar in the Water

     I used to chuckle when an old friend of mine would say someone had “just one oar in the water.” She was usually describing somebody who was pursuing this or that bad idea and who just didn’t see things clearly. That’s why it’s the perfect title for this week’s message.

March 16, 2015
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March 16, 5:00 PM - 5:14 PM
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SENATOR MARTINS ANNOUNCES SENATE PASSAGE OF MEASURES TO PREVENT DRUG USE IN NEW YORK COMMUNITIES

Bills Would Prevent Use of Parks or Playgrounds for Drug Activity and Strengthen Penalties for Meth-Related Crimes

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) announced that the New York State Senate has passed legislation to stop drug dealers from preying on children at playgrounds and parks, as well as combat the spread of methamphetamine (“meth”) use in New York. Senator Martins supported both measures in the Senate.

March 13, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS VISITS MANHASSET SCHOOL DISTRICT TO DISCUSS EDUCATION ISSUES

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently met with administrators, principals, teachers, and Board of Education members from the Manhasset School District to discuss a variety of education issues.

     Senator Martins discussed his efforts to increase state education aid to Manhasset and the rest of Long Island’s, end the harmful Gap Elimination Adjustment to bring additional funding to the district, and continue to address issues with Common Core. 

March 13, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS ANNOUNCES SENATE ACTION ON “BRIGHTER FUTURE” BUDGET PLAN

Creates New Property Tax Rebate for Middle-Class Homeowners, Extends Historic Opportunities to Students, Invests in NY’s Infrastructure to Create Good-Paying Jobs

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) announced that the Senate approved its “Brighter Future” budget plan that creates a new property tax rebate program for middle-class homeowners, extends historic opportunities to students and makes significant investments in New York’s infrastructure to create good-paying jobs.

March 12, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS VOTES TO REAPPOINT GREAT NECK RESIDENT ROGER TILLES TO THE BOARD OF REGENTS

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently voted to reappoint Great Neck resident Roger Tilles to the New York State Board of Regents. This will be Regent Tilles’ third term on the Board. 

March 12, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS: SENATE PASSES MANDATE RELIEF MEASURE FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENTS

Legislation Would Improve Efficiency by Streamlining Reporting Requirement for Localities

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) announced that the New York State Senate has passed legislation he sponsored to help ease the burden on local governments. The legislation would improve efficiency by streamlining financial reporting requirements for localities.

March 12, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS ATTENDS MINEOLA JUNIOR FIRE DEPARTMENT’S ANNUAL COMMUNITY PASTA DINNER

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently attended the Mineola Junior Fire Department’s community pasta dinner. Senator Martins joined the hundreds of community members who participated in the annual event in support of the Mineola Junior Fire Department. Parents, firefighters, and volunteers from Chaminade High School were there to serve food to the community and lend a helping hand. 

     Senator Martins (right center) is pictured with (l-r) Mineola Fire Department Chief Jeff Clark, Deputy Mayor Paul Pereira, and Mayor Scott Strauss at the Mineola Junior Fire Department’s community pasta dinner. 

March 10, 2015
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Mobile Legal Services Program-Hicksville

     Senator Jack Martins (R-7th Senate District) announced that he will be sponsoring a program in Hicksville to provide free legal services to those in need.

     Senator Martins has arranged to bring the Mobile Legal Help Center to the Hicksville Library (169 Jerusalem Avenue, Hicksville) on Tuesday, March 31st from 10 am to 3 pm. The Mobile Legal Help Center, which is a partnership between the New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) and the New York State Office of Court Administration, brings free, civil legal services directly into communities.

     NYLAG staff will be available to provide free legal assistance to local residents on issues related to:

     • Domestic violence

March 31, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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FROM THE DESK OF SENATOR JACK M. MARTINS

Dreaming of Tuition Assistance

     A college education today is expensive … ridiculously expensive.

     Most families with dreams of sending a child to college need any and all the help they can get. From scholarships to tuition assistance, every dollar can be the difference between one school or another, between open doors and closed ones, between opportunity and, well …you get the idea.

March 9, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS HONORS MANHASSET HILLS RESIDENT FOR EARNING SCOUTING’S HIGHEST AWARD

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently congratulated Manhasset Hills resident Andrew Bandini, a member of Boy Scout Troop 568, for attaining the prestigious rank of Eagle Scout. 

     Senator Martins presented Andrew with a legislative resolution he sponsored, which was passed by the Senate, honoring Andrew for achieving Scouting’s highest rank. With passage of the resolution, Andrew’s accomplishments will forever be part of the official record of the New York State Senate.

March 9, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS SERVES AS GUEST READER TO JACKSON AVENUE STUDENTS

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently served as a guest reader to students at Jackson Avenue School in Mineola. Senator Martins visited the school as part of its Parents As Reading Partners program. 

     Senator Martins is pictured reading “Chloe and the Lion” by Mac Barnett to students in Ms. Goodwin’s fourth grade class at Jackson Avenue School.

March 6, 2015
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