In 2000, Klein wrote the first law in the nation banning the direct shipment of cigarettes to New York consumers, enforcement efforts were stymied by the Governor’s unwillingness to take on reservation-based sellers who illegally divert untaxed cigarettes intended for sale to tribal members to consumers all over New York and the nation. Organized crime has also been quick to capitalize on this growing black market and proceeds from “bootleg” cigarette sales have even found their way to terrorist organizations in the Middle East.
Crowley, Klein and Rivera were joined by community leaders to release a letter from the elected officials to Sol Arker, President of Arker Companies, outlining the community’s concerns and suggesting potential solutions to alleviate them.
School District officials about deteriorating lighting in the Middle/High School gymnasium and the resulting potential safety hazard, State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Westchester/Bronx) will announce he has secured emergency state funding. Since the beginning of the school year, the gradual failure of the lighting system has caused shadows and worsening lighting conditions that could threaten the safety of students and athletes. The funding will make the gymnasium safer for the thousands of students and community groups who use the facility on a regular basis.
NY – With the arrival of flu season, State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) is sponsoring an informational session for seniors on flu season. Senator Klein will host Jessica Morris, Director of Community Outreach for the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Morris will give seniors background information on the flu and how to avoid contracting it.
When it comes to the flu, we know that prevention is the best medicine.
Bronx, NY—In response to Governor Pataki's Executive Order to extend the state's involuntary commitment law—normally used for the mentally ill—to sexual predators, State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) issued the following statement:
Bronx, NY – State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) will announce that two Bronx students have been awarded four-year, full tuition scholarships to SUNY Maritime College in Throggs Neck. Earlier this year, Klein offered scholarship nominations through the Cadet Assistance Program (CAP) to Michael Pirzinger of Throggs Neck and Lawrence Berger of City Island, both of whom are now enrolled in the College.
Responding to skyrocketing energy costs, State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Westchester/Bronx) this week introduced a package of energy related legislation meant to address the rising cost of gasoline and home heating oil, encourage energy conservation and move the state toward alternative fuel sources.
Alternative Energy Sources
Senator Klein’s proposal calls for tax credits for homeowners using a home heating fuel blend tha
Instead of continuously having to scroll through pictures, names or addresses of offenders listed on a state Web site, you can periodically view the site and have instant notification through an E-mail when an offender is living close by.
New York children head back to school, State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Westchester/Bronx) issued a report about the high concentration of Level 3 sex offenders, the most violent category of sexual predators, living in our community. Klein also announced a proposal to allow New Yorkers to sign-up for email notification when changes or additions are made to the Level 3 sub-directory of the State Sex Offender Registry, which would dramatically improve the public’s access to and awareness of these individuals’ close proximity to our children and families.
State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Westchester/Bronx) today urged Governor George Pataki to select Westchester County as the host site for the 2007 Empire State Games. Klein reached out today to the Governor today to convey his support and reiterate the many reasons Westchester should be selected to host the Games. “The facilities available in <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Westchester are top-notch and I cannot imagine a better location for the 2007 Empire State Games,” said Klein. “I u
I will continue to work tirelessly to make sure that our communities get our fair share from Albany and look forward to seeing this funding put to good use by our local governments”, Klein continued.Grants awarded in the 34th Senate District include:
Bronxville Union Free School District, $27,417 for Inventory and Planning City of Mt. Vernon, $52,810 for Active Records
: “I am calling on Speaker Silver to have the Assembly return in special session to pass this important legislation to prevent future horrific incidents like this from happening in the future.” Russo-Carriero’s son Jonathan also urged legislators to return to Albany to pass the bill saying, “If this had been law two months ago, my mother would still be with us today.” Under these laws, already in effect in 16 other states and the District of Columbia, courts are able to order the most dangerous repeat sex offenders to enter secure ment
Citing the urgent need to better protect the public from violent sexual predators, State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Westchester / Bronx) today announced that he is convening a public hearing to examine steps New York State might take to enact a civil commitment law aimed at keeping highly dangerous repeat offenders off the streets. “The recent brutal murder of Concetta Russo Carriero by Philip Grant, a high-level repeat sex offender, is a tragic call to arms and one that we must answer with all possible speed,” said Senator Klein, a member of the Senate Codes and Judiciary Committees.
Also present at the press conference were Hermes Caraballo and Eva Dech, two New Yorkers who shared their personal stories of their family struggles with mental illness and the toll taken by inadequate insurance coverage of their ailments.
NY – Thousands of seniors in the Bronx and Westchester would see their prescription drug prices fall 80 percent under a new bill introduced in the legislature this past week by State Senator Jeff Klein.