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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

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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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Discover Long Island Tourism Program- Manhasset

     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). 

June 5, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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SENATOR MARTINS CONGRATULATES ROSLYN STUDENT FOR EARNING FIRST PLACE IN SENATE’S EARTH DAY POSTER CONTEST

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently visited East Hills Elementary School in Roslyn to congratulate 2nd grade student Emma Pnini on being chosen as a first place winner in the Senate’s Earth Day Poster Contest.

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

May 19, 2014
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Walter Blum

Private Walter Blum of Great Neck was among the bravest Americans to storm the beaches of Normandy in the fight to liberate millions of people from the evils of tyranny.

Mr. Blum joined the United States Army in 1943, at the age of 18. As a member of the Corps of Engineers’ First Amphibious Engineers Brigade, he was among the fi rst Americans to land at Utah Beach on D-Day. Under fierce enemy fire which killed half the men in his brigade, he cleared enemy mines from the path of American landing boats, layed down steel mats to give Allied tanks a clear path to the beach and built field hospitals for wounded American soldiers.

May 17, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS SPEAKS TO GREAT NECK VETERANS

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently visited with members of the Great Neck Veterans Social Club at the Great Neck Senior Center. Senator Martins gave an update on some of the veterans related issues in the legislature, including a recently signed law which will help bring more opportunities to service-disabled veterans. 

     Senator Martins is pictured speaking to members of the Great Neck Veterans Social Club.

 

May 15, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS ANNOUNCES NEW LAW TO BENEFIT DISABLED VETERANS

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) announced a new law which will facilitate the awarding of state contracts to disabled veterans. Senator Martins was a sponsor of the legislation, which was recently signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo. 

     The “Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business Act” will create a 6% state contract set aside for service-connected disabled veteran owned small businesses. The set aside is very similar to the highly successful 3% preference that the federal government offers.

May 15, 2014
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