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SENATOR MARTINS MEMORIAL DAY MESSAGE

"Memorial Day is not just about backyards and barbecues. It’s about offering our collective thanks to the men and women who have served our country and paying special recognition to those who made the ultimate sacrifice in that service.

On behalf of a grateful state, I offer our veterans and their families our most sincere 'thank you!'”

May 25, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS: SENATE APPROVES CREATION OF STATEWIDE REGISTRY OF VIOLENT OFFENDERS

“The Domestic Violence Protection Act-Brittany’s Law” Would Provide Public with Access to Information About Potentially Dangerous Felons 

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) announced that the New York State Senate passed The Domestic Violence Protection Act-Brittany’s Law to increase the safety and awareness of communities by increasing access to information about convicted violent felons. The legislation (S513), of which Senator Martins is a sponsor, would create a publicly accessible registry of all individuals convicted of a violent felony and allow local law enforcement to keep track of their location.

May 21, 2015
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LOCAL STUDENTS GO “INSIDE ALBANY” WITH SENATOR MARTINS

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently welcomed local high school students Joshua Curtis (Schreiber High School-Port Washington), William McNeill (Westbury High School), and Prajanan Senthilkumar (Manhasset High School) to the State Capitol in Albany.

May 20, 2015
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Thomas Scardino and Ray Vaz

Thomas Scardino and Ray Vaz are close friends who share a love for their country, a commitment to service and a bond unlike most others.  

May 19, 2015
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Keep the Tax Cap!

Please join the fight to Keep the Property Tax Cap. 

The property tax cap was enacted in 2011 to help reduce New Yorkers’ tax burden. The cap limits the annual growth of property taxes levied by local governments and school districts to two percent or the rate of inflation, whichever is less. Since 2012, the vast majority of school districts and municipalities have kept spending increases below the cap, leading to significant property tax savings for residents and businesses.

May 19, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS CONGRATULATES HERRICKS SCOUTS ON EARNING THE RANK OF EAGLE SCOUT

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently congratulated Luke Cuomo (East Williston), Brendan Duggan (Williston Park), Dominick Giustino (New Hyde Park), and Charlie Mo (Albertson) for attaining the prestigious rank of Eagle Scout. The four scouts are members of Troop 201 in Herricks. 

     Senator Martins presented Luke, Brendan, Dominick, and Charlie 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.

May 19, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS SUPPORTS DON SCOTT MEMORIAL FOUNDATION’S 5K RUN IN MANHASSET

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently visited Mary Jane Davies Park in Manhasset to support the Don Scott Memorial Foundation’s fifth annual memorial 5K run. 

May 18, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS VIEWS NEW IMPROVEMENTS AT WILLISTON PARK LIBRARY

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola) recently visited the Williston Park Library to view new improvements which were made using $25,000 in state funding. Senator Martins secured the state funding for the Library. 

     Using the funds, the library upgraded technology at the service desks, thereby allowing staff to assist patrons in a more efficient manner. The library also repainted and installed new carpeting in its reading and staff areas.

     “These improvements will enhance the services the Williston Park Library provides to the community. Congratulations to the Library on a job well done,” said Senator Martins.

May 18, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS HONORS HICKSVILLE RESIDENTS FOR EARNING SCOUTING’S HIGHEST AWARD

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District, pictured left) recently congratulated Hicksville residents Michael Italiano (pictured right) and Anthony Minerva (pictured center), members of Boy Scout Troop 382, for attaining the prestigious rank of Eagle Scout.

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

May 18, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS SUPPORTS LEGISLATION TO CONTINUE HELPING GROUND ZERO WORKERS SUFFERING FROM SEPTEMBER 11th RELATED HEALTH ISSUES

Measure Would Prevent the September 11th Worker Protection Task Force Act From Expiring Next Month

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) announced that the New York State Senate passed legislation to continue the September 11th Worker Protection Task Force Act for another five years and help those who have been afflicted with a disability as a result of working at the World Trade Center and other sites. Senator Martins supported the legislation in the Senate to enable the Task Force to continue its work past the current authorization date of June 10, 2015.

May 15, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS CONGRATULATES HERRICKS STUDENT FOR EARNING FIRST PLACE IN SENATE’S EARTH DAY POSTER CONTEST

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently visited Denton Avenue School in New Hyde Park to congratulate 5th grade student Lamiya Rangwala on being chosen as a first place winner in the Senate’s Earth Day Poster Contest. 

     Lamiya’s entry focused on the importance of “reducing, reusing, and recycling” in order to protect the environment. As a first place winner, Lamiya’s poster was displayed in the State Legislative Office Building in Albany along with those of the other winners from across the state.

May 15, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS VOTES TO REAPPOINT PORT WASHINGTON RESIDENT TO NEW YORK STATE COURT OF CLAIMS

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently voted to confirm Port Washington resident Alan Honorof for reappointment to the New York State Court of Claims. Judge Honorof was nominated for reappointment by Governor Andrew Cuomo and confirmed by the New York State Senate.

     Judge Honorof has been serving on the Court of Claims since 1996. Prior to his initial appointment, Judge Honorof had an over twenty year career as a litigator, both in private practice and as an Assistant District Attorney in the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office. Judge Honorof received his Juris Doctor from Temple University School of Law. 

May 15, 2015
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Committee Meeting: Labor Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Labor  Senator Jack M. Martins, Chair  12 Noon, Monday, May 18, 2015  Room 123 CAP

Printed No.

Sponsor

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Boyle

An act to amend the labor law, in relation to the definition of "employment" for the purposes of unemployment insurance

May 18, 12:05 PM - 12:11 PM
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Susan Auriemma

Susan Auriemma is a devoted mother who suffered a near-tragedy, leading her to become a tireless and passionate advocate for child safety. 

Ms. Auriemma’s life was forever changed when she was backing her sport utility vehicle up a driveway and her youngest daughter ran out of the house. Ms. Auriemma was unable to see her daughter behind her, and struck her. Her daughter survived with only minor injuries, but Ms. Auriemma was so shaken that she began to immerse herself in advocacy to help save lives and protect other families. 

May 13, 2015
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From the Desk of Senator Jack M. Martins

Remember

     Exasperated is the only word that can describe how I felt as Long Island buried yet another of her heroes, New York City Police Officer Brian Moore. He was the fifth NYPD officer shot in as many months and the third to be killed since December.

May 13, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS & SENATOR AMEDORE ANNOUNCE TASK FORCE ON WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT TO HOLD PUBLIC FORUM ON MAY 13TH

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) and Senator George Amedore (R-46th Senate District), Co-Chairs of the Senate’s Task Force on Workforce Development, announced that the Task Force will hold a public forum this Wednesday, May 13th at noon in the State Legislative Office Building in Albany (Hearing Room A). The hearing will examine ways to bridge the employment gap and help connect people with in-demand jobs. 

May 12, 2015
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STATEMENT FROM SENATOR JACK M. MARTINS

     “Earlier today, I joined with members of the Senate Republican Conference in electing Senator John Flanagan as the new Senate Majority Leader. Having worked closely with Senator Flanagan since entering the Senate, I am certain he will do a great job for Long Island and New York, and I offer him my congratulations.

May 11, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS TO SPONSOR BREAST CANCER SCREENING PROGRAM IN HICKSVILLE

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District), in conjunction with NuHealth, is sponsoring a breast cancer screening program on Thursday, June 4th from 9 am to 12 pm at the Hicksville Public Library (169 Jerusalem Avenue, Hicksville). 

     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. 

     NuHealth’s guidelines for the program are as follows:

May 11, 2015
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Breast Cancer Screening Program-New Hyde Park

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District), in conjunction with NuHealth, is sponsoring a breast cancer screening program on Tuessday, June 16th from 8:45 am to 12 pm at the Herricks Community Center (999 Herricks Road, New Hyde Parl).

     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.

     NuHealth’s guidelines for the program are as follows:

     • The program is open to Nassau County women age 40 and over.

June 16, 8:45 AM - 12:00 PM
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Breast Cancer Screening Program-Hicksville

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District), in conjunction with NuHealth, is sponsoring a breast cancer screening program on Thursday, June 4th from 9 am to 12 pm at the Hicksville Public Library (169 Jerusalem Avenue, Hicksville). 

     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. 

     NuHealth’s guidelines for the program are as follows:

June 4, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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