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SENATOR MARTINS ANNOUNCES PASSAGE OF LEGISLATION TO HELP PROTECT FAMILIES FROM TRAGEDIES

Legislation Aims to Reduce House Fire Related Deaths by Requiring Smoke Detectors with a Non-Removable Battery

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) announced that the New York State Senate and Assembly recently passed legislation to help protect families from fire-related tragedies in their homes.

     The legislation (S2696A), of which Senator Martins is a sponsor, aims to reduce house fire related deaths by requiring battery operated smoke alarms sold in New York State have batteries that are non-replaceable, non-removable and will power the device for a minimum of ten years.

July 8, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS ATTENDS STEWART MANOR’S FOURTH OF JULY PARADE

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently joined with the Stewart Manor community in celebrating Independence Day.

     Senator Martins took part in the Village’s annual Fourth of July Parade. Now in its 17th year, the parade is annual community tradition.

     Senator Martins (front row, third left) is pictured with members of the Stewart Manor Fire Department at the Village’s Fourth of July Parade. He is joined by Assemblyman Ed Ra, Nassau County Legislator Vincent Muscarella, Town of Hempstead Councilman Ed Ambrosino, and Village of Stewart Manor Mayor Gerard Tangredi.

July 6, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS INVITES FAMILIES TO PARTICIPATE IN HIS SUMMER READING PROGRAM

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) is inviting local families to participate in his annual summer reading program. The program helps promote literacy and encourages children to continue reading during the summer months.

     “This program helps children continue to build their reading skills during the summer months in a fun and enjoyable way. When children get excited about reading and using their imaginations, they’ll develop a love for it that will benefit them throughout their lives. I invite all families to participate,” said Senator Martins.

July 6, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS TO INTRODUCE LEGISLATION BANNING HANDGUN-SHAPED CELL PHONE CASES

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) announced that he will be introducing legislation to ban cell phone cases which are shaped like handguns. 

July 2, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS CONGRATULATES SEWANHAKA HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently participated in Sewanhaka High School’s graduation ceremony. Senator Martins spoke at the graduation to wish the class of 2015 the very best for success and personally congratulated each student as they received their high school diploma.

     Senator Martins (fourth left) is pictured as he congratulates members of Sewanhaka High School’s Class of 2015. He is joined by Village of South Floral Park Trustee George Ingram.

July 2, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS CONGRATULATES ELMONT HIGH SCHOOL’S CLASS OF 2015

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola) recently attended the graduation ceremony for Elmont Memorial High School’s Class of 2015. Senator Martins spoke at the graduation to offer his best wishes for continued success and personally congratulated each student on receiving their high school diploma.

     Senator Martins is pictured as he congratulates Jermaine Carroll on earning his high school diploma.

July 1, 2015
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FROM THE DESK OF SENATOR JACK M. MARTINS

Thoughts for Recent Graduates

     It’s graduation season once again but this year holds special meaning for my family as we celebrate that milestone in our own lives. My oldest daughter just graduated from high school and like other parents, my wife and I had mixed emotions; pride as she received her diploma, anxiety about her being on her own, sadness that she won’t be living at home anymore, and just plain old amazement that we’re old enough to have a high school graduate!

July 1, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS CONGRATULATES FLORAL PARK HIGH SCHOOL’S CLASS OF 2015

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently attended the graduation ceremony for Floral Park High School’s Class of 2015. Senator Martins spoke at the graduation to offer his best wishes for continued success and personally congratulated each student on receiving their high school diploma.

     Senator Martins (left) is pictured as he congratulates Krista Longobardi on receiving her diploma.

June 30, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS VISITS HICKSVILLE LIBRARY TO VIEW NEW RENOVATIONS

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently visited the Hicksville Library to view new renovations that were made using $25,000 in state funding. Senator Martins secured the state funding for the Library. 

     The Library used the state funds to create a new training center. The Center will provide computer training courses to help patrons learn how to use different computer programs, as well as ESL classes to help those looking to develop their English language skills. 

June 29, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS CONGRATULATES FOUR MANHASSET RESIDENTS ON EARNING SCOUTING’S HIGHEST HONOR

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently joined with Troop 97 in Manhasset to congratulate Benjamin Morse, Domenick Naccarato, Ryan Shelley, and William Wong for attaining the prestigious rank of Eagle Scout.

     Senator Martins presented Benjamin, Domenick, Ryan, and William 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.

June 29, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS AND ELMONT BOY SCOUTS DISCUSS GOVERNMENT AND CITIZENSHIP

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently helped Boy Scouts from Troop 294 in Elmont in earning their citizenship merit badges.

     Senator Martins welcomed the scouts to his district office this past weekend to talk about government, civics, and the importance of being active citizens. They also talked about some of the issues facing the community.

     Senator Martins is pictured speaking with scouts from Troop 294 in his district office.

June 29, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS ANNOUNCES PASSAGE OF LEGISLATION THAT PROVIDES $3.1 BILLION IN NEW PROPERTY TAX RELIEF, EXTENDS THE TAX CAP, AND IMPLEMENTS SIGNIFICANT EDUCATION REFORMS

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) announced that the New York State Senate has passed legislation that will bring $3.1 billion in new tax relief to property owners, extend the existing property tax cap to deliver additional savings and create new jobs, improve affordable housing statewide, and continue the Senate’s ongoing commitment to ensuring that every child has access to a quality education. The legislation has also been passed by the Assembly and signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo. 

June 26, 2015
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STATEMENT FROM SENATOR JACK M. MARTINS

"A proposal has been floated to exempt the siting of VLT facilities in Nassau County from local zoning requirements. I oppose the proposal and any effort to preempt local zoning oversight in Nassau County. I will continue to fight efforts to diminish or eliminate local control in our county. A local community's voice in shaping growth and development must be respected and preserved."

June 25, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS SECURES STATE FUNDING TO ENHANCE SERVICES AT PORT WASHINGTON’S NICHOLAS CENTER FOR AUTISM

$50,000 in State Funding Will Help Expand Opportunities For Individuals With Autism

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) has secured $50,000 in state funding to help expand opportunities for individuals with autism. The state funding will help enhance services provided by the Nicholas Center for Autism.

June 25, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS VOTES TO HELP SUPPORT ALZHEIMER’S AND DEMENTIA PATIENTS AND THEIR CAREGIVERS

Legislation Would Increase Access to Information About Successful and Innovative Programs Across the State

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) announced that the New York State Senate has passed legislation to help assist and support individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. The bill (S3968), which Senator Martins supported, would create a dementia and Alzheimer’s disease program database to help coordinate resources available to patients and caregivers.

June 24, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS JOINS FLORAL PARK-BELLEROSE STUDENTS IN CELEBRATING FLAG DAY

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently joined with students and staff at Floral Park-Bellerose School in celebrating Flag Day at the school’s annual Flag Day Ceremony.

     The Ceremony is an annual celebration where students learn about, and pay tribute to, the American Flag.

     Senator Martins is pictured with students and staff at Floral Park-Bellerose School’s annual Flag Day Ceremony.

June 23, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS JOINS SENATOR GILLIBRAND IN CALLING ON WASHINGTON TO PROTECT THE LONG ISLAND SOUND

Urge Passage of Bill to Continue Investment in Restoring the Long Island Sound

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently joined with U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand in calling on Washington to pass legislation that would continue federal investment to restore the Long Island Sound. The two Senators, together with other local elected officials and environmental leaders, made the call for action at North Hempstead Beach Park in Port Washington.

June 23, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS WELCOMES MINEOLA RESIDENT TO THE STATE CAPITOL

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently welcomed Mineola resident David Rodriguez to the State Capitol.

     David, a John Jay College student pursuing a degree in Forensic Science, is part of the College’s Program for Research Initiatives in Science and Math (PRISM). Members of the program came to Albany to be recognized by the Senate during a recent legislative session.

     Senator Martins is pictured with David Rodriguez in the Senate Chambers.

June 23, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS CONGRATULATES NEW EAGLE SCOUTS FROM MANHASSET

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently joined with Troop 71 in Manhasset to congratulate Vincent Tomaselli, Peter Boyadjian, and Garrett Byrne for attaining the prestigious rank of Eagle Scout. 

     Senator Martins presented Vincent, Peter, and Garrett 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.

June 22, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS ANNOUNCES SENATE PASSAGE OF BILL TO ENSURE PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY IS NOT HELD DURING PASSOVER

Legislation Would Designate April 19th as New York’s Presidential Primary Date to Respect the Religious Observation of Passover

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) announced that The New York State Senate passed legislation designating April 19th as the date for New York’s 2016 presidential primary. The legislation (S5958), which Senator Martins cosponsored, would prevent the election from taking place during the observance of Passover.

June 19, 2015
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