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SENATE PASSES SENATOR MARTINS’ LEGISLATION TO ADDRESS LONG ISLAND’S GROWING HEROIN EPIDEMIC

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.

June 10, 2014
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From the Desk of Senator Jack M. Martins

Troubled Waters

     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.

June 5, 2014
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Join the Fight to Protect Nassau's Drinking Water

New York City is planning to take 33 million gallons of water per day from Long Island's aquifers, which are the sole source of our drinking water, by reopening 52 shuttered wells in Queens whih have not been used for decades. Experts have raised concerns that the City's pumping will have a serious negative impact on Long Island's water supply. The City has not even performed a necessary environmental studey to determine what the impact of their plan would be for Nassau County residents. 

Senator Martins has called on the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to require New York City to do a full analysis of the environmental impacts of its plan BEFORE turning on the wells.  

June 5, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS HONORS NEW HICKSVILLE EAGLE SCOUTS

     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 Stark, 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.

June 3, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS JOINS WITH PORT WASHINGTON COMMUNITY AT HARBORFEST

     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.

 

June 2, 2014
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Committee Meeting: Local Government Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Local GovernmentSenator Jack M. Martins, ChairTuesday, June 3, 2014Room 332 CAPPLEASE NOTE LOCAL GOVERNMENT WILL OFF THE FLOOR

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE IN MEETING TIME

June 3, 10:30 AM - 10:45 AM
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From the Desk of Senator Jack M. Martins

Follow Through

     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.

May 29, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS JOINS WITH ALBERTSON COMMUNITY IN OBSERVING MEMORIAL DAY

     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. 

May 28, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS: STATE SHOULD CLOSE LEGAL LOOPHOLE SO THAT PATIENTS HAVE MORE CHOICES FOR PRESCRIPTION DRUGS

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.

May 27, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS TAKES MANHASSET & WESTBURY STUDENTS “INSIDE ALBANY”

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently welcomed local high school students Jack Wesson (Manhasset High School), William Delaney (Manhasset High School), and Clairiola Etienne (Westbury High School) to the State Capitol in Albany. 

May 27, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS CELEBRATES ARMED FORCES DAY WITH SOUTH FLORAL PARK COMMUNITY

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently joined with members of the South Floral Park community in celebrating Armed Forces Day. Armed Forces Day is an annual holiday in which citizens come together to recognize and thank America’s soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines for their service to our country.

     Senator Martins (left center) is pictured with Town of Hempstead Councilman Ed Ambrosino (right), South Floral Park Mayor Geoffrey Prime (sixth left), Trustees Elton McCabe (second right) and George Ingram (second left), Director of the Nassau County Veterans Service Agency Ralph Esposito (right center) and veterans from the South Floral Park, Floral Park, and Elmont communities.

 

May 23, 2014
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Committee Meeting: Commerce, Economic Development and Small Business Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Commerce, Economic Development and Small Business  Senator Jack M. Martins, Chair  10:30 AM, Wednesday, May 28, 2014  Room 945 LOB

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE IN DATE

SCHEDULED TO APPEAR TO ADDRESS THE COMMITTEE: KENNETH ADAMS, COMMISSIONER NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

May 28, 10:30 AM - 11:31 AM
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SENATOR MARTINS, COUNTY EXECUTIVE MANGANO, LEGISLATORS WALKER & SCHAEFER TO SPONSOR FREE NARCAN TRAINING SEMINAR IN HICKSVILLE FOR FAMILIES

     To help combat the growing epidemic of prescription drug abuse and heroin, Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District), County Executive Ed Mangano, and Legislators Rose Walker and Laura Schaefer will be sponsoring a free Narcan training seminar for residents. The program will take place on Thursday, June 5th from 7 pm- 9 pm at the Hicksville Community Center (28 West Carl Street, Hicksville).

May 22, 2014
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Your Voice With Senator Martins-5/21/14

Senator Martins discusses how the replacement of the Ellison Avenue Bridge will benefit the Village of Westbury; the impact of the LIRR's leadership change on local communities; his selection of Legislator Rose Marie Walker as a New York State Senate Woman of Distinction; legislation he sponsored to deliver relief to school districts and local governments; and an education forum he held with members of the Great Neck School District. Watch the show by clicking above   

May 21, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS, COUNTY EXECUTIVE MANGANO, & LEGISLATOR NICOLELLO SPONSOR FREE KIDPIX PHOTO ID PROGRAM IN NEW HYDE PARK

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District), Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano, and Legislator Rich Nicolello recently sponsored a free KidPix photo ID program at the Hillside Library in New Hyde Park. 

     Families who participated in the program received a free, wallet sized kidpix card with their child’s name, physical description, contact information, fingerprint, and photograph. In the event that a child goes missing, parents can give the KidPix card to law enforcement as a helpful tool to help return the child home more quickly. 

May 21, 2014
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Narcan Training Program-Hicksville

     To help combat the growing epidemic on prescription drug abuse and heroin, Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District), County Executive Ed Mangano, and Legislators Rose Walker and Laura Schaefer will be sponsoring a free Narcan training seminar for residents. The program will take place on Thursday, June 5th from 7 pm- 9 pm at the Hicksville Community Center (28 West Carl Street, Hicksville).

June 5, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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From the Desk of Senator Jack M. Martins

     By now, I’m sure you’ve seen or heard the phrase, “Bring Back Our Girls.” It’s the rallying cry of a movement to pressure the international community to rescue the 280 teenage schoolgirls who were brazenly kidnapped from their Nigerian classrooms on April 14th. The words have been tweeted over one million times across the internet and have generated numerous Facebook pages that count hundreds of thousands of followers. Even the “old” media has joined in as 24-hour news outlets vie to be the first to flash photos of celebrities holding the words emblazoned across their chests.

May 21, 2014
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SENATE APPROVES SENATOR MARTINS’ LEGISLATION TO ENSURE SCHOOLS CONTINUE TO SAVE ON THEIR TRANSPORTATION COSTS

Legislation Would Make School Bus Mandate Relief Act Permanent

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) announced that the New York State Senate passed legislation he sponsored to ensure school districts continue receiving mandate relief on their transportation costs. The legislation (S3141) would make the savings provided by the school bus mandate relief act permanent.

May 20, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS’ LEGISLATION TO CREATE “BILLY JOEL BOULEVARD” IN HICKSVILLE APPROVED BY TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) announced that legislation he sponsored to create “Billy Joel Boulevard” in Hicksville has been approved by the Senate’s Transportation Committee.  The legislation (S6603) would rename Route 107 between Old Country Road and East John Street in downtown Hicksville, which is Billy Joel’s hometown, “Billy Joel Boulevard.”  Senator Martins is sponsoring the legislation with Assemblyman Michael Montesano (R-15th Assembly District). 

May 20, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS INVITES RESIDENTS TO “DISCOVER LONG ISLAND” TOURISM PROGRAM IN MANHASSET ON JUNE 5TH

     With summer approaching, Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) is sponsoring a free “Discover Long Island” Tourism Program to inform residents about the many “staycation” attractions on Long Island. The program will take place on Thursday June 5th from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Manhasset Public Library (30 Onderdonk Avenue, Manhasset). 

May 20, 2014
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