Law makes it legal for villages to use the state appraisal services that are already available to counties, cities and towns
Senator Jack M. Martins announced that legislation he sponsored (S.6307A) to allow villages to acquire the same state appraisal services as counties, cities and towns when making assessments of highly complex properties and public utilities was signed into law by Governor Cuomo.
The New York Senate passed legislation, supported by Senator Jack M. Martins, giving students wide-range of protections from bullying and cyberbullying. The legislation (S.7740) clarifies and expands the Dignity for All Students Act, an anti-bullying law enacted in 2010, which created guidelines for local school districts to develop policies and procedures to address the problem.
“Under this legislation, school districts can act on cyberbullying, thereby creating a suitable learning environment for all students and faculty,” Senator Martins said
The Senator Jack Martins Classic 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament Committee announced today that they will be joined by BET In-House DJ of “106 and Park” Hometown Hero “DJ Monumental” at the July 14th 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament being held at Dutch Broadway School. “It’s a huge honor to have DJ Monumental at the 3-on-3,” said Tournament Vice-Chairman Marvin Lee noting, “he went to Dutch Broadway School, Elmont Memorial and he’s coming home to host the Slam Dunk Contest!”
The Elmont Spartan Basketball team facing off against the Henry G. Viscardi School Wheelchair Basketball squad has named Dutch Broadway School Principal Walter Aksionoff as their honorary head coach. The special game is part of the Senator Jack Martins Classic 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament being held on July 14th at Dutch Broadway School. The game is a wheelchair basketball exposition between both teams. This is the second installment game.
The Martins Classic 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament announced today that they were teaming up with the Elmont Soccer Club for a youth and high school Soccer Clinic during the July 14th tournament being held at Dutch Broadway School. The clinic will run all day and is being Chaired by Elmont Soccer Club President Richard “Kiki” DeBrosse and former Stonybrook Soccer Goalie Darian Bryan.
The Martins Classic 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament committee had another packed meeting this past weekend in preparation for the annual community day on July 14th. Tournament organizers hosted over 320 volunteers and community members at the Dutch Broadway School cafeteria. Last year, over 4,500 community residents came through the tournament which featured basketball, soccer, football and specialty events for all ages. The tournament will be played at Dutch Broadway School on July 14th.
There certainly must have been a lot of disappointment in the days leading up to the Belmont Stakes as thoroughbred racehorse and Triple-Crown favorite, “I’ll Have Another,” showed signs of tendonitis and was scratched. I imagine it must have wreaked a fair amount of havoc on the sport, but I think most notable was the widespread, collective let-down that people experienced. Maybe we fall victim to so much press hype but I think it has something more to do with human nature. People love a winner, especially one that overcomes the odds, indisputably, three times over.
The New York State Senate gave final legislative passage to a bill (S7268A), sponsored by that will ensure improved health and safety of pets sold in stores. The Senate took up the bill on New York State Animal Advocacy Day at the Capitol, where legislators and animal advocates network, share ideas, and lobby for stronger anti-cruelty laws.
“Those who purchase cats and dogs though breeding mills or pet dealers should be assured that they are cares for. This legislation helps to protect the health and welfare of animals and their owners,” said Senator Martins.
Dogs and cats that are sold by some pet stores receive inadequate exercise, veterinary care, and protection from the spread of disease.
The New York State Senate passed legislation that will protect victims of domestic violence and establish stronger criminal penalties to punish individuals who commit acts of domestic violence.
The bill (S7638) represents a three-way agreement among the Senate, Governor Cuomo and the Assembly. It includes several important provisions included in bills that have already passed the Senate this year, such as bail reforms and increased penalties for domestic violence crimes.
Legislation Also Passed that Allows Volunteer Firefighters to be Absent from Work During States of Emergency
The Senate apassed a bill (S.6368A) that would allow members of volunteer fire departments and volunteer ambulance squads to take an authorized absence from work when they respond to a state of emergency.
Senator Jack M. Martins strongly supported the bill. “Our firefighters and emergency personnel are always to respond it times of emergency. They should have the security to know that their jobs will be protected when they are serving to protect their communities in times when there is a state of emergency,” he said.
The League of Women Voters of Nassau County held a forum at the Port Washington Library with New York State Senator Jack M. Martins and Assemblywoman Michelle Schimel recently. The League extended an invitation to both legislators who were happy to hold the forum during which members of the League and the public were invited to ask any questions they chose.
The members of the League and the public asked numerous questions on many important issues related to state and local government. Issues addressed included LIPA’s response to power outages, property taxes, hydro-fracking, gambling and local issues. Upon completion of the forum, the two lawmakers received an ovation.
In response to the escalating problem of prescription drug abuse, the state Senate passed legislation that would make significant changes to the way prescription drugs are distributed and monitored in New York State.
The bill (S7637), sponsored by Senator Andrew Lanza (R-I, Staten Island) and Senator Kemp Hannon (R, Nassau), Chairman of the Senate Health Committee, and co-sponsored by Senator Jack M. Martins, Chairman of the Senate Local Government Committee, includes “real time” prescription tracking to provide more information to doctors and pharmacists, in an effort to prevent deaths from abuse and overdoses of prescription drugs, particularly painkillers.
Senator Jack M. Martins recently visited the Solomon Schechter School of Nassau County in Williston Park. Beginning in September 2011, the middle and high schools moved into its new location, the former Cross Street School.
Senator Martins enjoyed the visit to the school, which provides quality education and an education center for Conservative Judaism.
Senator Jack M. Martins was honored by the Met Council during its 36th Annual Legislative Breakfast on Sunday, June 3 with the State Legislative Leadership Award.
Each year, Met Council aids, sustains and empowers 100,000 New Yorkers in need. Met Council is a Jewish organization that serves everyone, fighting poverty through comprehensive social services that treat every individual with dignity and respect.
Senator Jack M. Martins co-sponsored a bill (S.7447) to restore the STAR property tax rebate check program. The bill would provide $202 million in property tax relief to senior citizens in the 2012-13 school year and $1.2 billion in property tax relief to middle class families starting in 2013-14.
Andrew Diffley reached the highest rank a Scout can achieve when he became Port Washington Troop 241’s newest Eagle Scout during an Eagle Court of Honor held on his behalf on Saturday, June 2 at the Flower Hill Hose Company.
Among the elected officials to attend the ceremony were Senator Jack M. Martins and North Hempstead Town Clerk Leslie Gross.
Senator Jack M. Martins recently congratulated the Herricks Wrestling team on a successful season. Senator Martins is pictured here with co-captains Mike Vespe and Andrew Farrell as well as coaches Mike Miller and Cliff Forziat, who presented Senator Martins with a Herricks Wrestling sweatshirt.
State Senator Jack M. Martins (R - Mineola), a supporter of New York's horsemen and of economic investment and revitalization at Belmont Park, made a visit to the racetrack Saturday. Senator Martins was on hand to watch the Belmont Stakes contenders as they trained over the main track, then took a tour of the backstretch. The tour featured programs funded by the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association, including Anna House, the backstretch childcare facility; the offices of the Backstretch Employee Service Team and the Racetrack Chaplaincy of America; and the Rafferty Memorial Library, home of the language lab and communication center for the backstretch workers.
Senator Jack M. Martins received a visit from the fourth grades students from the Meadow Drive School. Senator Martins spoke to the students and showed them around the State Capitol, discussing what a day is like in the life of a Senator. He thanked them for coming and wished all the students a wonderful summer.
The Meadow Drive School is in the Mineola School District.