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Senator DeFrancisco Attends Lincoln Hill Association Social

Senator John DeFrancisco and his wife, Linda, attended the Lincoln Hill Association Social on August 27th.  A major cleanup effort has been taking place at Lincoln Park in Syracuse.

September 6, 2011
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Senator DeFrancisco's Interview on Capitol Pressroom at NYS Fair

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August 31, 2011
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Senator DeFrancisco Joins Governor Andrew Cuomo on Opening Day of the New York State Fair

 

To mark the start of the 2011 New York State Fair, Senator John A. DeFrancisco joined New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, Agriculture Commissioner Darrel Aubertine, and several other dignitaries for a ribbon cutting ceremony near the Center of Progress building on Thursday, August 25th.   

August 29, 2011
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Senator DeFrancisco Joins Family Members Who Lost Loved Ones In the Pan Am Flight 103 Bombing

Senator John DeFrancisco joined family members who lost loved ones in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland.  A Pan Am 103 ceremony was held on opening day of the 2011 New York State Fair.

August 26, 2011
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Senator DeFrancisco's 7th Annual Senior Fair

Senator John A. DeFrancisco will be hosting his 7th annual ever-popular FREE Senior Fair on Wednesday, September 28, 2011 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, in the Horticulture Building at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse.

Senator DeFrancisco invites all Central New York senior citizens and their family members to browse informational displays from over 60 exhibitors. Seniors can gather valuable information about services and resources to help them answer some of the challenging questions about long term care, health care, recreation, transportation and much more. Local health care professionals will also be on hand to provide free health screenings. 

August 26, 2011
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Senator John DeFrancisco at the Near Westside Block Party in Syracuse

Senator John DeFrancisco celebrates with children at the Near Westside Block Party on August 18th in Syracuse.

August 22, 2011
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AIRPORT AUTHORITY BILL SIGNED INTO LAW

Senator John A. DeFrancisco (R-I-C, Syracuse) announced that his bill (S3250A), which creates a Syracuse Regional Airport Authority, has been signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo.  The law takes effect immediately.  “This new entity will allow the airport to function more like a business and find ways to operate more efficiently,” said Senator DeFrancisco.

August 18, 2011
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ANIMAL FIGHTING BILL SIGNED INTO LAW

Senator John A. DeFrancisco (R-I-C, Syracuse) today announced legislation that he co-sponsored (S3237-A), to increase penalties for those who have knowingly participated in animal fighting, was signed into law and will take effect in 30 days.

“The criminal organization and participation in the cruel activity of animal fighting unfortunately still takes place in New York State despite the penalties associated with it,” said Senator DeFrancisco. “This new law strengthens the current laws against animal fighting by ensuring that anyone who attends an animal fight will face tougher penalties. I commend Governor Cuomo for signing this bill into law.”

August 9, 2011
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Senator DeFrancisco Reads to Children at the Baldwinsville Library as Part of his Summer Reading Program.

Senator DeFrancisco Reads to Children at the Baldwinsville Library as Part of his Summer Reading Program.

August 4, 2011
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Senator DeFrancisco with Intern Joe Cittadino at a Ceremony Celebrating the Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Joe Cittadino, an intern with the office of Senator DeFrancisco, spoke at the ARISE Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Senator DeFrancisco is pictured here with Joe and Joe's mother. 

July 29, 2011
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Ryan Manahan, a Student from Marcellus High School, Presents Senator DeFrancisco with cell phones he collected for the Cell Phones for Soldiers Program.

Ryan Manahan, a high school student from Marcellus, collected 3 dozen cell phones for the Cell Phones for Soldiers Program. He presented them to Senator DeFrancisco with his parents and members of the Marcellus American Legion Post 297.

July 27, 2011
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GOLD ALERT SIGNED INTO LAW

 Senator John A. DeFrancisco (R-I-C Syracuse) announced that today Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law his “Gold Alert” bill (S3293B) to assist in locating vulnerable missing adults. 

The “Amber Alert” infrastructure, which is already in place, will be used to disseminate information about missing vulnerable adults through a statewide system, using a variety of resources, including television and radio stations, posters, highway message signs, New York State Thruway Authority services areas, e-mail alerts, and the Internet, in hopes of engaging the public in finding leads to locate the missing individual. 

July 25, 2011
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SENATOR DEFRANCISCO’S “GOOD SAMARITAN BILL” SIGNED INTO LAW

Senator John A. DeFrancisco (R-I-C, Syracuse) announced that his bill, the “Good Samaritan Bill,”(S4454-B) was signed into law yesterday by Governor Andrew Cuomo. The law encourages a witness or victim of a drug or alcohol related overdose to seek medical attention without being punished for drug or alcohol possession. The law is to take effect in 60 days. 

“Fear of prosecution has become an obstacle in seeking medical care for someone suffering from a drug or alcohol overdose,” said Senator DeFrancisco. “This law will change that by encouraging people to call emergency services when lives are in jeopardy.” 

July 22, 2011
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SENATE INTRODUCES “PROTECT OUR CHILDREN ACT”

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July 22, 2011
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Senator DeFrancisco Presents Syracuse District Fire Department Chief Mike Chura with the NYS Senate Liberty Award

SENATOR DEFRANCISCO HONORS FIRE CHIEF MIKE CHURA FOR SAVING WOMAN’S LIFE 

District Fire Chief Mike Chura is Presented with NYS Senate Liberty Award 

Senator John A. DeFrancisco (R-I-C, Syracuse) today honored Syracuse District Fire Department Chief Mike Chura for his heroic actions which saved the life of a woman in August 2010. Senator DeFrancisco presented District Chief Mike Chura with the New York State Senate Liberty Award at a ceremony this morning attended by Chura’s family, friends, and Assemblyman Will Barclay, (R-I-C, Pulaski). 

July 12, 2011
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Senator DeFrancisco Joins Governor Cuomo in Announcing the 2% Property Tax Cap that was Recently Signed into Law.

Senator DeFrnacisco joins Governor Cuomo and other Central New York Legislators in announcing the 2% property tax cap that the Governor recently signed into law.

July 6, 2011
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Senator DeFrancisco Receives the "Mr. Walt" Award from Walt Shepperd of the Media Unit.

Senator DeFrancisco Receives the "Mr. Walt" Award from Walt Shepperd of the Media Unit.

July 5, 2011
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Captiol Report with Senator John DeFrancisco, 6/20/11

Senator DeFrancisco talks about Good Samaritan Bill, Biometrics Identification and Medicaid, Autism Insurance Legislation, New Legislation

June 22, 2011
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Senator DeFrancisco Presents the Skaneateles Boys Soccer Team with a Resolution Honoring their State Championship

Senator DeFrancisco Presents the Skaneateles Boys Soccer Team with a Resolution Honoring their State Championship

June 20, 2011
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Senator DeFrancisco Visits with Students from Elmcrest Elementary School

Senator DeFrancisco Visits with Students from Elmcrest Elementary School

June 20, 2011
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