Senator Jack Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently sponsored an informational forum on heroin and substance abuse prevention for residents at the Shelter Rock Library.
A panel of experts which included school officials, law enforcement officers, treatment providers, and community officials discussed the growing substance abuse epidemic on Long Island, steps parents can take to protect their loved ones substance abuse, treatment options that are available, ways that treatment can be improved, Residents were also able to ask questions of the panelists.
Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently honored Manhasset resident Lisbeth Shibley for her many years of service to the Manhasset community.
Lisbeth Shibley is the founding executive director of the Manhasset Community Coalition Against Substance Abuse (Manhasset CASA). Since founding the organization, Ms. Shibley has worked to educate parents, teens, and community members to the dangers of underage drinking and drugs and their impact on the Manhasset community’s quality of life.
Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) and Winthrop-University Hospital will be sponsoring a free “mini-med school” program to help residents learn what to do in common types of medical emergencies. The program will take place on Thursday, May 1st from 7-9 pm in the Nassau County Legislative Chamber (1550 Franklin Avenue, Mineola).
Residents who participate in the program will have the opportunity to learn from trained healthcare professionals about what to do if they find themselves in a medical emergency where someone is suffering from:
Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) announced that the New York State Senate recently honored four members of the Manhasset-Lakeville Fire Department for their 25 years of community service.
The Senate passed legislative resolutions, sponsored by Senator Martins, to recognize the following members of the Manhasset-Lakeville Fire Department for their service as volunteer firefighters over the last 25 years:
Senator Jack Martins (R-7th Senate District) and Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano, will be sponsoring a free KidPix photo ID program in Port Washington. The program will be held on Thursday, May 8th from 3 pm to 5 pm at the Port Washington Library (1 Library Drive, Port Washington).
The KidPix program gives parents a convenient way to keep their children’s important information on a single, wallet sized ID card. The KidPix card includes the child’s name, physical description, contact information, and photograph. The child’s fingerprint is also included on the back of the card. 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.
Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently joined with the Merillon Athletic Association in celebrating the opening day of the 2014 little league season. Senator Martins offered his best wishes to the players, coaches, and parents for a fun and safe season.
Senator Martins is pictured speaking during the Merillon Athletic Association’s 2014 opening day ceremony.
Alas, after 21 years of keeping us in good spirits and good company with his “Late Show” humor, David Letterman announced his retirement this past week. In his honor, I’ll share highlights from our state’s new budget in Letterman style with a “Top 10” countdown entitled:
Top 10 – I mean 12 – reasons to like the new, New York State budget:
Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently attended the Albertson Fire Company’s annual installation ceremony where he honored two of the Department’s leaders for their service to the community.
Senator Jack Martins (R-Mineola) is informing residents about a new certificate which honors New York’s veterans who served during the Cold War.
“The men and women who served our nation during the Cold War deserve our gratitude and appreciation, and this is another way for New York State to recognize its heroes,” said Senator Martins. “I invite all veterans who served during the Cold War to apply for this honor.”
Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) offered the following update on efforts to get an air stripper placed in a non-residential area to ensure continued high water quality in the Roslyn Water District:
Senator Jack Martins (R-7th Senate District) will be sponsoring an informational forum on heroin and substance abuse prevention for residents thisTuesday, April 8th at 6:30 p.m. at the Shelter Rock Library (165 Searingtown Road, Albertson). Parents and community members will have an opportunity to hear from a panel of experts on steps they can take to protect their loved ones from the growing epidemic of heroin and substance abuse.
In the latest edition of "Your Voice" from Albany, Senator Jack M. Martins discussed the new state budget that was passed recently. The 2014-15 budget marks the fourth straight year of an on-time state budget which controls spending and provides tax relief to families and businesses. Senator Martins discussed two key components of the budget - delivering tax relief and investing in education.
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 200 in Williston Park for attaining the prestigious rank of Eagle Scout.
The legislative resolutions honored Gerard DeAngelis, Andrew Viola, and Craig Souwe on earning Scouting’s highest honor. With passage of the resolutions, Gerard, Andrew, and Craig’s achievements will forever be part of the official record of the New York State Senate.
Senator Jack Martins (R-7th Senate District) announced passage of the 2014-15 New York State budget which delivers tax relief, controls state spending, provides additional state aid for schools and local governments, and keeps New York State headed in the right direction.
I think it was sometime after our 10th snowstorm that some of the most die-hard New Yorkers I know said Florida wasn’t looking too bad. Truth be told, when people leave the Empire State, it’s not in search of better weather, it’s mostly in search of a better life.
Did you know that from 2000 to 2010 New York lost more than 1.6 million residents to other states? They left because life here was just too expensive. Whether it’s seniors on fixed incomes, young people just starting out or fed up couples in between, they start to feel that life elsewhere would be easier. That’s bad for our economy and worse for the families and friends impacted by separation.
Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola) is calling on Governor Andrew Cuomo to help reverse rules which allow the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) and PSEG-Long Island to collect over $32 million in unnecessary taxes and fees from overburdened Long Island ratepayers.
Measure Gives More People Access to Antidote That Prevents Accidental Overdose Deaths from Heroin and Other Opioids
Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola) announced that the New York State Senate recently passed legislation to help save lives by increasing access to a highly effective antidote for accidental drug overdose known as Naloxone or Narcan. The bill (S6477B), which Senator Martins sponsored with Senator Kemp Hannon (R-Nassau County), allows authorized health care professionals to issue non-patient specific orders for Naloxone to certified training programs and pharmacies, which could then distribute the Naloxone kits and instruct how to properly administer it. If timely administered, Naloxone can prevent an overdose death.
Senator Jack Martins (R-7th Senate District) announced that the final state budget agreement will include over $517 million in state aid for local governments to repair and maintain their roads. The funding includes an additional $40 million in aid over last year’s total to help local governments repair the significant road damage caused by this winter’s harsher than normal weather. Senator Martins, Chairman of the Senate’s Local Government Committee, fought for the aid increase to be included in this year’s state budget.
With consumers being forced to spend more and more to heat their homes with home heating fuel oil, Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola) today introduced legislation creating new protections for home heating fuel oil customers. The legislation would create a statewide consumer complaint hotline and require home heating oil companies to inform their customers about cost-saving steps that can help them lower their bills.