John J. Bonacic's Press releases

$50,000 Grant Awarded to Town of Lumberland for Repairs and Upgrades to Town Buildings

Senator John Bonacic (R/C/I – Mt. Hope) announces that the Town of Lumberland has been awarded $50,000 in funding from the State & Municipal Facilities Capital Program.

Monies will go towards the purchase of energy efficient windows and doors at the Lumberland Senior Center and Thomas F. Hill Municipal Building as well as repairs to the floor at the Lumberland Town Hall.   

October 9, 2014
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Town of Hamden Awarded $50,000 Grant for Restoring Historic Building

Senator John Bonacic (R/C/I – Mt. Hope) announces that the Town of Hamden has been awarded $50,000 in funding from the State & Municipal Facilities Capital Program.

The funding will go towards the purchase, relocation, renovation, and restoration of the historic 1828 one-room schoolhouse.

October 9, 2014
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$50,000 Grant for Port Jervis for Youth and Community Center

Senator John Bonacic (R/C/I – Mt. Hope) announces that the City of Port Jervis has been awarded $50,000 in funding from the State & Municipal Facilities Capital Program.

The funding will go towards the creation of a multi-functional youth and community center at Church Street Park which will include a two-story building with gym, recreation room, study rooms, computer stations, and kitchen.   

October 9, 2014
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$100,000 Grant Secured for The City of Middletown

Monies to go towards creating additional public parking in business district

Senator John Bonacic (R/C/I – Mt. Hope) announces that the City of Middletown has been awarded $100,000 in funding from the State & Municipal Facilities Capital Program.

October 9, 2014
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Senator Bonacic urges women to get a mammogram during Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Early detection is crucial for overcoming breast cancer

Senator John Bonacic would like to remind women that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and to take the steps necessary for early detection, and screening. He joins with the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline and Support Program in their October Campaign to urge women to get mammograms.

October 6, 2014
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Senator Bonacic Announces New Tax Relief Measures

With so many hardworking families having a challenging time making ends meet, I have consistently made family tax relief one of my top priorities. 

That is why I am pleased to inform you about some of the new tax relief measures I’ve championed that will soon be helping local families throughout our region. $350 Family Tax Relief Checks In the coming weeks, thousands of local families with children will begin receiving a $350 check in the mail. These family tax relief checks, which are designed to help families cope with the rising cost of raising a child, will provide more than $400 million in direct tax relief to hard working New York families.

October 6, 2014
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Senator John Bonacic Secures State Funding for SUNY New Paltz: Funds will support growing 3D Printing Initiative that benefits the College and Hudson Valley Region

Senator John Bonacic announces that SUNY New Paltz is the recipient of $850,000 dollars in capital funding for a new 3D Printing Laboratory at the College. Since launching its groundbreaking 3D Printing Initiative just over a year ago, SUNY New Paltz has added state-of-the-art 3D printing equipment, forged public-private partnerships with industry leaders, has received great interest from students and faculty, and continues to fulfill project requests from regional businesses. 

September 4, 2014
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SENATOR BONACIC ANNOUNCES $2.8 MILLION IN FLOOD RECOVERY ASSISTANCE FOR SULLIVAN COUNTY

“The flash flooding that ravaged parts of Sullivan County this summer damaged our communities and disrupted so many lives.  I applaud Governor Cuomo for securing funding for the communities in desperate need of assistance that were destroyed this summer.  This money not only allows us to repair damage and improve the resiliency of our infrastructure to withstand future storms, it restores hope for so many people.

September 3, 2014
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Senator Bonacic Releases Statement re: the report of the Inspector General Investigation into Improper Takeout Rate Charged by NYRA

Statement by Senator John J. Bonacic, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Racing, Gaming and Wagering, regarding the report of the Inspector General Investigation into the Improper Takeout Rate Charged by the New York Racing Association, Inc.:

August 26, 2014
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Senator Bonacic Announces The Passage of Senate Bill 1885C Into Law - Calls for volunteer firefighter applicants to have background checks

Senator John Bonacic (R/C/I – Mount Hope) announces that Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed Senate Bill 1885-C sponsored by Senator Bonacic, which would require prospective volunteer firefighters to authorize a background check for sex offense convictions upon the submission of their application, into law.  

August 4, 2014
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Senator Bonacic Invites Residents and Families to Citizen Preparedness Training in Middletown

Senator Bonacic (R/C/I – Mount Hope) invites residents and families to learn preparedness training in the event of a natural or man-made disaster at the Citizen Preparedness Training Program to be held on Thursday, August 7, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Mulberry House Senior Center, 62-70 West Main Street, Middletown, NY. 

August 4, 2014
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SENATE REPUBLICANS LAUNCH BOLD PLAN TO INVEST OVER $3 BILLION BNP BANK SETTLEMENT TO KEEP STATE MOVING FORWARD

Senate Republicans launched a bold and far-reaching plan to invest over $3 billion from the BNP Paribas bank settlement, return money to hardworking taxpayers and keep New York State moving forward.  This comprehensive and fiscally responsible budgeting approach will accelerate planned tax cuts to give New Yorkers the relief they need and deserve as soon as possible, make key infrastructure investments to create new jobs across the state and provide historic assistance to local schools and property taxpayers.

July 10, 2014
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Senate Gives Final Passage to Bill Adding 25 New Family Court Judges

The New York State Senate gave final legislative passage to legislation (S7883), sponsored by Senator John Bonacic (R-C-I, Mount Hope), that would help alleviate a backlog of cases in the state’s family courts by creating 25 new family court judgeships.

June 26, 2014
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Senate Passes Comprehensive Package To Address Statewide Heroin and Opioid Crisis

The New York State Senate passed a comprehensive package of bills to address the growing heroin and opioid crisis. The measures target prevention, treatment, and enforcement issues raised during extensive testimony provided by dozens of experts, parents, and concerned New Yorkers at the 18 forums held by the Senate Majority Coalition’s Joint Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction.

June 26, 2014
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Senator Bonacic Announces Bill Allowing Volunteer Fire Departments to Screen Potential Members for Past Sex Offenses Passes in the Senate

Senator John Bonacic (R/I/C – Mount Hope) announces that the NYS Senate today passed  Senate Bill 1885-C which would require prospective volunteer firefighters to authorize a background check for sex offense convictions upon the submission of their application. 

June 17, 2014
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Senator Bonacic Announces Bill to Set School Proposition Votes on Certain Dates Passes in the Senate

Senator John Bonacic (R/I/C – Mount Hope) announces that the NYS Senate today passed  Senate Bill 2015-A which states that school district proposition votes shall be held only on the third Tuesday of May (or second Tuesday if the third Tuesday conflicts with religious observances), or on one or both of two dates set by the Commissioner of Education. 

June 17, 2014
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Senator Bonacic Announces Passage of Senate Bill Allowing County Jails to Share Financing and Facilities

Senator John Bonacic (R/I/C – Mount Hope) announces that the NYS Senate today passed  Senate Bill 1876A which will allow counties to share a jail instead of having separate jails in each county.  

June 11, 2014
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SENATOR BONACIC ANNOUNCES PASSAGE OF SENATE BILL S.6202 REQUIRING SEX OFFENDERS TO REGISTER MULTIPLE RESIDENCES

Senator Bonacic announces the Senate passage of legislation he sponsored (S.6202), which requires sex offenders to report secondary residences or domiciles to any police department within ten days.  At present, there is a section on the sex offender registration form to list a second residence, but completing this section is not required by law.

June 11, 2014
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Senator Bonacic Announces Passage of Senate Bill 2016: Child Abuse Calls From Mandated Reporters Must Be Investigated

Senator Bonacic today announces that legislation he introduced, Senate Bill 2016, requiring that certain mandated reporters who phone in child abuse or maltreatment reports to the statewide child abuse hotline be immediately referred to local child abuse investigators, has passed in the New York State Senate. 

June 11, 2014
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SENATOR BONACIC ANNOUNCES THE PASSAGE OF BILLS RECOMMENDED BY HEROIN TASK FORCE

COMPREHENSIVE LEGISLATIVE PACKAGE AIMS TO SAVE LIVES

Measures Will Help Address Growing Heroin and Opioid Use in New York

June 10, 2014
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