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Committee Meeting: Finance Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Finance Senator John A. DeFrancisco, Chair Thursday, June 25, 2015 Room 332 CAP

*This meeting will be called off the floor*

*ALL BILLS REPORT DIRECT TO THIRD READING*

June 25, 2:00 PM - 2:16 PM
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Committee Meeting: Finance Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Finance Senator John A. DeFrancisco, Chair Thursday, June 18, 2015 Room 332 CAP

*This meeting will be called off the floor*

The committee will consider the following nominations:

Una Clarke - City University of New York Board of Turstees (NEW APPOINTMENT - MAYORAL)

(TO APPEAR)

Jill O'Donnell-Tormey - City University of New York Board of Trustees (NEW APPOINTMENT - GOVERNOR)

(TO APPEAR)

Michael M. Walsh - City University Construction Fund Board Trustee (NEW APPOINTMENT - GOVERNOR)

June 18, 4:14 PM - 4:38 PM
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Committee Meeting: Finance Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Finance Senator John A. DeFrancisco, Chair Wednesday, June 17, 2015 Room 332 CAP

*This meeting will be called off the floor* *ALL BILLS REPORT DIRECT TO THIRD READING*

June 17, 7:36 PM - 7:56 PM
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Committee Meeting: Finance Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Finance Senator John A. DeFrancisco, Chair Tuesday, June 16, 2015 Room 332 CAP

*This meeting will be called off the floor* *ALL BILLS REPORT DIRECT TO THIRD READING*

June 16, 8:38 PM - 8:59 PM
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NEW YORK STATE SENATE PASSES “PETER FALK’S LAW”

Senator John A. DeFrancisco today (6/15/15) announced that the New York State Senate has passed his bill (S5154-A) that would enact “Peter Falk’s law” to safeguard against the isolation of the elderly from their family.

Recently, there have been some high- profile cases, in which adult children from a previous marriage were denied the right to visit their ill parent by the current spouse. These contentious cases in California involving the late Peter Falk and the late Casey Casem have highlighted the need for changes to the current law. In both of these situations, the adult children were blocked from seeing their ill father by their father’s respective spouse. They also were not notified of major changes in their father’s condition and of funeral arrangements.

June 16, 2015
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Committee Meeting: Finance Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Finance Senator John A. DeFrancisco, Chair Tuesday, June 16, 2015 Room 332 CAP

*This meeting will be called off the floor*

June 16, 3:33 PM - 4:41 PM
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Senator DeFrancisco Attends Annual Volunteer Fireman's Association Convention

Senator John A. DeFrancisco is pictured with Mike Caron, 1st Vice President with the Onondaga County Volunteer Fireman's Association.  Senator DeFrancisco spoke at the Central and Northern Central New York Volunteer Fireman's Association Joint Convention on June 13, 2015, thanking the firefighters who were in attendance for their dedicated service. 

 

June 15, 2015
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Update from Albany: Senator DeFrancisco Discusses the End-of-Session Agenda on Your Voice

On this week’s Your Voice cable program, Senator John A. DeFrancisco discuss what’s left to accomplish during the final week of legislative session. He also discusses two of his bills, which recently passed the State Senate, that would require a cost benefit analysis of the Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) initiative and would create a database for terrorists.  

Finally on the program, Senator DeFrancisco raises awareness about Arteriovenous Malformation, also know as AVM, and he shares some highlights from his Rebuttal at the 115th legislative Correspondents Association Show.

 

June 15, 2015
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Committee Meeting: Finance Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Finance  Senator John A. DeFrancisco, Chair  Monday, June 15, 2015  Room 332 CAP

THIS MEETING WILL BE CALLED OFF THE FLOOR

June 15, 5:41 PM - 5:54 PM
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Senator DeFrancisco Plays the Saxaphone During the 115th Legislative Correspondents Association Show

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco is pictured playing the saxaphone to "My Favorite Things" during his rebutall at the 115th Annual Legislative Correspondents Association Show on Tuesday June 9, 2015. Senator DeFrancisco also told a number of jokes and played a couple pre-reorded videos that brought down the house with laughter.  Senator DeFrancisco and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie offered separate rebuttals at the LCA Show, an annual satirical revue that roasts state lawmakers.

To watch Senator DeFrancisco's full rebuttal, visit https://vimeo.com/130289172

 

June 12, 2015
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Senator DeFrancisco Tours the New Film Hub in the Town of DeWitt

On June 12, 2015, State Senator John A. DeFrancisco took a tour of the new Film Hub that is being built at 24 Aspen Park Boulevard in the Town of DeWitt. Senator DeFrancisco is pictured with Steve Aiello with the COR Development Company.

June 12, 2015
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Senator DeFrancisco Provides Rebuttal at the 115th Legislative Correspondents Association (LCA) Show

There were plenty of laughs as State Senator John A. DeFrancisco had a great time giving the rebuttal at the 115th Legislative Correspondents Association Show on Tuesday, June 9, 2015, at the Convention Center in Albany. The LCA Show is an annual tradition in Albany, in which Capitol press corps and alumni perform musical and comedy skits, followed by rebuttals from New York lawmakers. In addition to Senator DeFrancisco, Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie also provided a rebuttal at the LCA Show.

June 12, 2015
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Senator DeFrancisco Raises Awareness about Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) in the State of New York

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco is pictured with Kelleigh Gustafson, and Kelleigh's parents and doctor, in Senate Chamber on June 10, 2015.  Kelleigh was diagnosed with Arteriovenous Malformation, known as AVM, at the age of four and remains dedicated to promoting awareness about this rare medical condition. 

Senator DeFrancisco helped introduce and pass in the State Senate a Resolution memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to decalre July 19-25, 2015, AVM Awareness Week in the State of New York. 

June 11, 2015
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STATE SENATE PASSES LEGISLATION TO IMPROVE NEW YORK STATE'S AGRICULTURE INDUSTRY

The New York State Senate today(6/10/15) passed legislation to help keep the state’s agricultural industry booming. Among the seven bills passed, two were given final passage and will be sent to the Governor for consideration.

June 11, 2015
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STATE SENATE PASSES LEGISLATION TO HELP SUPPORT INDIVIDUALS WITH ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE

The New York State Senate today (6/9/15) passed legislation to help assist and support individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. The bill (S3968), sponsored by Senator Sue Serino (R-C-I, Hyde Park), Chair of the Senate Committee on Aging, would create a dementia and Alzheimer’s disease program database to help coordinate resources available to patients and caregivers.

June 9, 2015
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Update from Albany: Senator DeFrancisco Discusses Legislation that Has Passed the State Senate on Your Voice

With the final days of the 2015 Legislative Session underway, the State Senate has been passing a number of important bills that Senator DeFrancisco supports. Some of these bills would hold tax delinquent landlords accountable, establish the felony offense of aggravated assault, and honor the life of a fallen local officer, Glenn Searles.

On the featured program of Your Voice, Senator John A. DeFrancisco discusses these bills, as well as the recent federal report on hydrofracking and the Governor’s "Raise the Age" proposal.

 

June 8, 2015
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Wheeler Elementary Student Council Members Meet with Senator DeFrancisco

The Wheeler Elementary Student Council visited Albany on June 2, 2015, and is pictured with Senator John A. DeFrancisco.  The students toured the State Capitol Building and had the opportunity to watch legislative session.  

June 5, 2015
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Senator DeFrancisco Recognizes Sgt. Donald Fida as His Veterans Hall of Fame Honoree

Senator John A. DeFrancisco recognized World War II combat veterans, and Syracuse resident, as his 2015 Veterans Hall of Fame Honoree during a special ceremony in Albany on <ay 19, 2015.  The following is a video that shows highlights from the day.  

June 5, 2015
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Committee Meeting: Finance Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Finance Senator John A. DeFrancisco, Chair 11:00 AM, Tuesday, June 9, 2015 Room 124 CAP

June 9, 11:00 AM - 11:36 AM
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Update from Albany: Senator DeFrancisco Discusses the Final Weeks of Legislative Session Agenda on Your Voice

On this program of Your Voice, I talk about the bills and policy measures that will be negotiated during the final three weeks of Legislative Session. I also explain my efforts to ensure that the Governor’s Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) plan will provide ratepayers with safe, reliable energy.

Finally on the program, I provide more details about legislation that would allow pension service credit buyback for certain veterans.

 

 

June 2, 2015
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