Jeffrey D. Klein's Press releases

SOLVING CRIMES AND SAVING LIVES

Senate Passes Klein Bill to Collect DNA Upon Felony Arrest on 3rd Anniversary of Murder of Syracuse Woman

 

July 1, 2010
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KLEIN RESTORES OVERNIGHT TRANQUILITY TO MORRIS PARK STREET

Morris Park resident Jean Downey can finally sleep through the night, thanks to the work of State Senator Jeff Klein.

 

Last fall, Downey was constantly awoken by an extremely noisy outdoor HVAC unit at the Capital One Bank on Williamsbridge Road, which sits directly behind their home. Each night, the unit would loudly switch on and off multiple times between the hours of 1AM - 5AM.

 

June 30, 2010
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KLEIN SECURES NEW WHEELCHAIR AND HEADREST FOR BRONX SENIOR

State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) announced that Pelham Bay resident Mary Truter is now able to enjoy a new Hoveround wheelchair and headrest after months of efforts by Senator Klein’s office.

 

June 28, 2010
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PROTECTING UNWANTED INFANTS

Senate and Assembly Pass Klein Bill to Extend Safeguards for Abandoned Babies and Distressed Parents

 

June 25, 2010
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DIRTY RESTAURANTS GET A FAILING GRADE

Klein Bill Establishes Uniform Letter Grade System for Restaurant Inspections

 

State Senator and Deputy Majority Leader Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) announced on Thursday that the Senate passed his legislation to establish a uniform, state-wide grading system for restaurants. Klein’s bill (S.8171) would require the NYS Commissioner of Health to establish a uniform letter grading system of “A,” “B,” and “C” to classify restaurant inspection results and mandate that restaurants prominently display their letter grade for patrons.

 

June 24, 2010
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“ACCESS TO JUSTICE IN LENDING” ACT PASSES BOTH HOUSES OF STATE LEGISLATURE

Legislation Will Level the Legal Playing Field for Homeowners Facing Foreclosure

 

June 23, 2010
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STRENGHTENING NEW YORK CIGARETTE TAX COLLECTION EFFORTS

Senator Klein Supports Plan to Enforce Collection of Cigarette Taxes from Native American Sellers

 

State Senator and Deputy Majority Leader Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) applauded the Senate's decision in taking a vital step toward collecting taxes from cigarettes sold on Native American reservations by passing the Governor’s budget extender on Monday. Governor Paterson’s extender bill included a provision to require greater enforcement of tax collection from cigarettes sold by Native American sellers and on reservations.

 

June 21, 2010
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CLEANING UP OUR NEIGHBORHOODS

Senate Passes Klein Bill to Deter Graffiti Vandals

 

State Senator and Deputy Majority Leader Jeffrey D. Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) announced that the NYS Senate passed his legislation last week that would require convicted graffiti vandals who are sentenced to community service have graffiti removal be a part of that service. This legislation (S.1880/NYS Assembly same-as A/8532/Benedetto) is another part of Senator Klein’s ongoing efforts to eliminate graffiti across the Bronx by cracking down on those who perpetrate these crimes.

 

June 21, 2010
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KLEIN ATTENDS 7TH ANNUAL TUCKAHOE COMMUNITY DAY

State Senator and Deputy Majority Leader Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) attended the Safe Riders’ Day portion of the Tuckahoe Police Department’s 7th Annual Community Day on Saturday, June 19th. At the event, Klein joined Tuckahoe Mayor John Fitzpatrick and the Police Department to promote bike safety to community youth. The Community Day was sponsored by the Tuckahoe Police Department and The Community Fund of Bronxville, Eastchester, and Tuckahoe.

 

June 19, 2010
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INCREASING INNER-CITY ACCESS TO FRESH FARM PRODUCE

Senate Passes Klein Bill to Help NYS Local Farmers Deliver Produce in Urban Areas

 

ALBANY, NY – State Senator and Deputy Majority Leader Jeffrey D. Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) announced on Monday that the Senate passed his legislation to increase New Yorkers’ access to fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables. Klein’s bill (S.6203/NYS Assembly same-as A.6408/Ortiz) authorizes the NYS Urban Development Corporation to offer loans and grants to local and regional farmers, making it easier for them to distribute and transport produce to grocery stores and green markets.

June 14, 2010
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UNDERAGE DRINKERS BEWARE

Klein, SLA and Local Merchants Announce Summer Crackdown on Illegal Drinking in the Bronx

 

June 12, 2010
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PROTECTING BRONX HOMEOWNERS

Klein Announces Victory with State Non-Solicitation Renewal

 

BRONX, NY – A longtime advocate for protecting homeowners orders from unscrupulous real estate brokers, State Senator and Deputy Majority Leader Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) commended New York Secretary of State Lorraine Cortés-Vázquez on Thursday for placing local Community Boards 10, 11 and 12 under a renewed non-solicitation, cease-and-desist rule to defend Bronx homeowners against unwanted solicitation from realtors.

 

June 11, 2010
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OFFICE OF MENTAL RETARDATION THIRD LARGEST OVERTIME SPENDER IN NYS

Led by Senator Klein, Task Force on Government Efficiency Unveils Millions in Potential Savings

 

June 9, 2010
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PROTECTING NEW YORKERS FROM HARMFUL PESTICIDES

Senate Passes Klein Bill Requiring Companies to Notify Residents 48-Hours Before Pesticide Spraying Occurs

 

June 7, 2010
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KLEIN GRAFFITI CREW CLEANS VAN NEST CHURCH

72 hours after hearing that the Love Gospel Church in the Van Nest neighborhood of the Bronx had been vandalized, State Senator and Deputy Majority Leader Jeffrey D. Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) joined local community leaders, church officials and a graffiti clean-up team to clean the side of the church on Saturday, June 5th. This is the second time in just two months that Senator Klein’s crew has helped remove graffiti from the church.

June 5, 2010
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HIS EXCELLENCY ARCHBISHOP TIMOTHY DOLAN JOINS SENATOR JEFF KLEIN TO SUPPORT HARSHER PENALTIES FOR CHURCH & SYNAGOGUE VANDALS

Religious Leaders & Elected Officials Call on State Legislature to pass tougher sentencing for vandals of Houses of Worship

 

June 4, 2010
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FIGHTING AUTO INSURANCE FRAUD

Senate Passes Klein Bill to Increase Penalties for Criminals who Forge Auto Insurance Cards

 

State Senator and Deputy Majority Leader Jeffrey D. Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) announced on Thursday that the NYS Senate passed his legislation to impose tougher penalties on those who commit auto insurance fraud, helping to keep down insurance premium costs for those who properly insure their vehicles.

 

June 3, 2010
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SENATOR KLEIN NOMINATES BRONX MAN TO VETERANS’ HALL OF FAME

Former Marine Has Dedicated Life to Advocating for Veterans and the Bronx

 

State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) announced that local community leader, Pat Devine, was inducted into the new NYS Senate Veterans Hall of Fame on Tuesday, June 1st. Klein nominated Devine to the position last month, citing his commitment to advocating for veterans and his fellow Bronx residents for more than three decades. Senator Klein will honor Devine at his annual fireworks extravaganza at Orchard Beach next month.

 

June 2, 2010
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SENATOR KLEIN WELCOMES P.S. 81 STUDENTS IN ALBANY

State Senator and Deputy Majority Leader Jeffrey D. Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) welcomed 120 students from P.S. 81 Robert J. Christen School in Albany on Tuesday for the school’s annual field trip to the Capital. The students received a tour of the Capitol building and the Corning Tower at Empire State Plaza and were then treated to a pizza party sponsored by Senator Klein.

 

June 2, 2010
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SENATOR KLEIN FIGHTS TO SAVE COMMUNITY GARDENS

Senate Passes Klein Bill to Support Local Gardens, Helping New Yorkers Maintain Access to Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

 

ALBANY, NY – Deputy Majority Leader State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) announced Thursday that the NYS State Senate passed his bill to provide continued support for local community gardens. Senator Klein’s bill helps support the efforts of many New Yorkers to use these gardens to grow low-cost, fresh fruits and vegetables, and build stronger community and neighborhood bonds.

 

May 27, 2010
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