James S. Alesi's News items

Alesi Blasts Veto Of Lead Poisoning Bill

Senator Jim Alesi (R-Perinton) blasted Governor Eliot Spitzer’s veto of Alesi’s legislation, S.5784, that would strictly regulate the amount of lead that could be contained in children’s jewelry. Senator Alesi has carried legislation for years that would closely regulate the amount of lead that could be contained in children’s products, as well as requiring school districts to test drinking water fountains annually for lead levels.

January 17, 2008

Senator Alesi Announces $6 Million In Grant Money For Rochester Area

The grant is part of Year Two awards totaling $100 million

January 17, 2008

Senator Alesi Presents Local Legionnaire With Two Presidential Service Awards

Senator Jim Alesi (R- Perinton), joined by the East Rochester Memorial American Legion Post 1917, yesterday presented local veteran Ralph Chinelly with two of the nations most prestigious service awards; The President's Gold Volunteer Service Award and The President's Lifetime Call to Service Award.

January 16, 2008

Senator Alesi Introduces Legislation To Assess The Health And Environmental Impacts Of Synthetic Turf

Senator Jim Alesi (R- Perinton) today announced that he has introduced legislation (S.6531) that would assess the public health and environmental impacts of the use of synthetic turf in indoor and outdoor settings.

Senate Bill S.6531, which is being carried in the Assembly by Long Island Assemblymember Steve Englebright (D- Setauket), would establish a 6 month moratorium on the installation of synthetic turf pending a comprehensive assessment of the potential adverse impacts of synthetic turf on public health and the environment.

November 20, 2007

Senator Alesi Introduces Legislation To Combat Texting While Driving

Senator Jim Alesi (R- Perinton), was joined by Major Mark Koss of New York State Police Troop E, as well as, representatives from the Monroe County Sheriff's Office at a press conference today announcing he has introduced legislation (S.6443) that would prohibit the writing, sending or reading of text messages on a mobile telephone while driving.

"The aim of this bill is not only to deter the practice of texting while driving by imposing fines, but more importantly to stress the need for an educational component for our young drivers on the possible fatal consequences of distracted d

November 16, 2007

Local Bridge Dedicated As "James E. Widener Memorial Bridge"

On the eve of the 88th commemoration of Veterans Day, Senator Jim Alesi (R-Perinton) and Assemblymember Susan John (D-Rochester, Chili, Riga, Rush, Wheatland) officially dedicated the bridge over Scottsville-Chili Road (State Route 386) as the "James E. Widener Memorial Bridge".


November 9, 2007

Openeing Of Irondequoit Lakeside Multi-Use Trail Commemorated

Senator Jim Alesi (R- Perinton) today joined local government leaders to formally mark the completion of the Irondequoit Lakeside Multi-Use Trail. Coupled with the reopening of Durand Eastman Beach, this stretch along Lake Ontario now maintains an entirely different character then it did two years ago.


The 4.7 mile trail effectively links three important recreational destinations on the northern shore of both the Town of Irondequoit and the City of Rochester.

November 7, 2007

Senator Alesi Hosts "Listen In" Higher Education Discussion At RIT

Senator Jim Alesi (R- Perinton), a member of the Senate Higher Education Committee, and Senator Joseph Robach (R,C,I,WF-Greece) recently invited Senator Kenneth P. LaValle, Chairman of the Senate Higher Education Committee, to sponsor a "Listen In" discussion at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT).


October 25, 2007

Alesi Fights To Prohibit Illegal Aliens From Obtaining New York Drivers Licenses

Senator Jim Alesi (R-Perinton) today voted to require applicants for New York State drivers licenses to provide a social security number or other forms of official identification that proves authorized presence in the United States. The bill would keep in place the stringent requirements put in place after September 11, 2001 to ensure only legal citizens obtained official photo identification from New York State Department of Motor Vehicles.

"Currently, a driver's license is an acceptable form of identification for registering to vote.

October 23, 2007

Senate Holds Rochester Business Roundtable To Focus On The Upstate Economy

Members of the New York State Senate Majority Conference today held the third in a series of Upstate community business roundtable forums in order to highlight the pressing need to revitalize the upstate economy. A focus of the event was the Senate Majority’s Upstate Now legislation, which represents the only comprehensive job creation and economic growth plan to be introduced in Albany this year.

The roundtable was held today at the Rochester Institute of Technology campus.

October 9, 2007

Senator Alesi Announces $15,000 Grant To Support The Humane Society At Lollypop Farm

Senator Jim Alesi (R- Perinton) recently announced that he has secures $15,000 for the Humane Society at Lollypop Farm. The Senator was on hand for the 2007 Patron Member Reception this past Sunday and presented the check to Alice Calabrese-Smith, President of Lollypop Farm.

"As an animal lover myself, I have always made it a priority to ensure the safety and well-being of all animals," said Senator Alesi.

August 20, 2007

Senator Alesi Helps Secure Funding For The Rochester Bioenterprise Center

The University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) today announced the dedication of a new facility that will support the development of early stage biotechnology and life science companies.

July 25, 2007

Alesi Lauds Passage Of Great Lakes Compact Legislation

Legislation co-sponsored by Senator Jim Alesi (R-Perinton) (S.4324-B) that will protect the Great Lakes water supply passed the Senate in a special session today and will be delivered to the Governor for his signature. The legislation, once enacted by all eight Great Lakes states, will protect these fresh water resources from other states wanting unfettered access to the five Lakes.

July 20, 2007

Senator Alesi To Receive First Fair Dedication

Senator Jim Alesi (R- Perinton), in appreciation of his continued commitment to the success of the Monroe County Fair, became the first community leader to be recognized by the Monroe County Fair & Recreation Association in a special dedication ceremony held today.

The first annual dedication ceremony, marked by a plaque presentation and ceremonial ribbon cutting, seeks to recognize a community leader who's support of the Fair Association is directly tied to the success of that year's Fair.

July 12, 2007

Sen. Alesi Negotiates Article X Power Plant Siting Legislation

Senator Jim Alesi (R-Perinton) today sat as a member of the Joint Conference Committee on Energy to discuss differences between the Senate and Assembly legislation passed by both Houses to reauthorize Article X power plant siting legislation. As the Chairman of the historic Committee on Joint Conference Committees, Senator Alesi was selected by Majority Leader Joseph L. Bruno to sit as a member of this panel to negotiate an agreed upon version of the bill before the end of the 2007 legislative session on June 21.

June 5, 2007

Senate Passes Alesi Bill To Create Commission To Examine Eminent Domain

Senator Alesi (R-Perinton) today announced that the State Senate has passed his bill to (Senate Bill 282) establish a temporary commission on eminent domain reform to examine, evaluate, and make recommendations concerning the scope and effectiveness of the eminent domain procedure law.

The legislation was crafted after a series of statewide hearings chaired by Senator Alesi and held by the Senate Committee on Commerce, Economic Development and Small Business and the Committee on Local Governments.

June 5, 2007

Sen. Alesi To Chair Reform Committee On Joint Conference Committees

Senator Jim Alesi (R-Perinton) today announced that he has been appointed to chair the newly formed Senate Committee on Joint Conference Committees. This committee will work with the Assembly to reach agreement on important pieces of legislation that are currently stalled in the committee process. Senator Alesi will hold this post in addition to his duties as Chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Economic Development and Small Business.

Historically, conference committees are rarely, if ever used.

May 18, 2007

Sen. Alesi: Thornell Road Elementary Students Winners In Statewide Environmental Contest

Senator Jim Alesi (R-Perinton) today announced that two students from Thornell Road Elementary School in Pittsford were selected as third place winners in the New York State Senate’s 16th annual I*MA*GREEN*NATION competition. Jessica Boss and Olivia Roche, fourth grade students at Thornell Elementary School will receive statewide recognition at a ceremony being held at the State Capitol on May 15.

May 11, 2007
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