John J. Bonacic's Press releases

MAJOR FEDERAL DISASTER DECLARED FOR NINETEEN NEW YORK COUNTIES HIT BY IRENE

The President has declared a major disaster in the following counties:

Delaware
Orange
Sullivan
Ulster
Albany
Clinton
Dutchess
Essex
Greene
Montgomery
Nassau
Rensselaer
Rockland
Saratoga
Schenectady
Schoharie
Suffolk
Warren
Westchester

This qualifies residents and businesses in these counties for direct federal assistance with basic necessities, cleanup and rebuilding efforts. For more information on the available programs please visit http://www.fema.gov/news/newsrelease.fema?id=57534. To begin applying for assistance you can visit www.DisasterAssistance.gov or call 1-800-621-FEMA(3362) or 1-800-462-7585 (TTY) for the hearing and speech impaired. The toll-free numbers will operate from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM seven days a week until further notice.

August 31, 2011
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NYSEG, ORANGE & ROCKLAND UTILITIES AND CENTRAL HUDSON GAS & ELECTRIC TO DISTRIBUTE DRY ICE AND/OR ICE AND/OR BOTTLED WATER

Please CLICK HERE to view NYSEG distribution sites and times for  bottled water and dry ice. Supplies will be distributed on a first come, first served basis until they run out.

August 30, 2011
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MEDIA ADVISORY: BONACIC WILL HOST APPRECIATION BREAKFAST FOR VETERANS

State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I – Mt Hope) will hold a complimentary breakfast for Veterans on Monday, August 29, 2011 from  8:30 – 10:00 a.m.,  at the Glasco Fire Company Banquet Hall, 138 Liberty St. Ext., Glasco, NY.

August 24, 2011
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August 17, 2011
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BONACIC PLANS HEARINGS ON CASINO DEVELOPMENT AND RACING INDUSTRY IN NEW YORK

Chairman of Both Senate Judiciary Committee and Senate Racing, Wagering and Gaming Committee Plans Effort to offer Constitutional Amendment on Casino Gaming; and Legislation to Enhance the Racing Industry 

July 8, 2011
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SENATE PASSES LEGISLATION TO ALLOW THOMPSON TO HELP HOMEOWNERS IN SULLIVAN COUNTY

The State Senate today passed legislation sponsored by Senator John Bonacic which authorizes the Town of Thompson to establish the Treasure Lake/Davies Dam Improvement District (S.5687) and the Lake Louise Marie Dam Improvement District (S.5688).  

June 17, 2011
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SENATOR BONACIC: LANDMARK AUTISM INSURANCE REFORM LEGISLATION PASSED BY SENATE

Bonacic co-sponsored Legislation Would Ensure that Screening, Diagnosis, & Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders are Covered by Insurance 

June 17, 2011
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SENATE PASSES LEGISLATION TO HELP END ABUSE BY NON-PROFITS OF TAX EXEMPT LAND LAWS

State Senator John J. Bonacic today announced the passage by the full Senate of legislation (S.2544) to stop land banking by non-profit organizations. 

June 17, 2011
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SENATE PASSES LEGISLATION TO END MTA TAX

Bonacic co-sponsored Legislation Ends Discriminatory Tax  

June 15, 2011
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SENATOR BONACIC: MOVE OVER BILL PASSES ASSEMBLY

 Senator John J. Bonacic’s (R/C/I – Mt Hope) “Move Over Bill” (S.2769B) passed the New York State Assembly today. 

June 15, 2011
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SENATOR BONACIC INDUCTS CHARLES EUSTIS INTO VETERANS' HALL OF FAME

 

Senator John Bonacic (R/C/I- Mt. Hope) today honored  Charles Eustis of Delaware County as his 2011 Inductee to the New York State Senate Veterans’ Hall of Fame.

June 15, 2011
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BONACIC: LEGISLATION TO INCREASE SAFETY AND SECURITY AT ALCOHOL AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT FACILITIES PASSES SENATE

The New York State Senate today passed legislation, S.3349 by Senator Bonacic, which would increase the safety and security at alcohol and substance abuse treatment facilities that are utilized for judicial diversion programs.

State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I – Mt. Hope) was inspired to sponsor this amendment to the criminal procedure law when a security guard; Lee Wood was killed and a nurse; Keri Reynolds was stabbed at the Renaissance Project; a substance abuse treatment facility outside of Ellenville, NY by a felon with a history of violence who was being treated at the facility.

June 14, 2011
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BONACIC: THE SENATE PASSES GOVERNOR’S ETHICS BILL

State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I – Mt. Hope), today stated that the Senate passed the ethics reform legislation announced by Governor Andrew Cuomo, Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver. 

June 14, 2011
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BONACIC: ETHICS AGREEMENT IS FINE ON PAPER; BUT ONLY TIME WILL TELL IF IT LIVES UP TO ITS NAME

State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I – Mt. Hope), today stated he would vote for the ethics reform legislation announced by Governor Andrew Cuomo, Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver.  The legislation is named the “The Clean Up Albany Act of 2011.”

The terms of the ethic agreement include: 

June 6, 2011
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SENATOR BONACIC ANNOUNCES CONSTRUCTION GRANT AWARDS OF $321, 503 TO RAMPO-CATSKILL LIBRARY SYSTEM IN SULLIVAN COUNTY

Senator John Bonacic (R/C/I – Mt. Hope), today announced that the Ramapo-Catskill Library System in Sullivan County has been awarded $321,503 in public library construction funds. The grant funds are from $14 million in capital funds for public library construction provided in the 2010 State Budget.  The Daniel Pierce Library will receive $211,035 to renovate the roof, windows and masonry including chimney and structural restoration on brick walls; install new electrical and a fire alarm system, an overhead canopy on the handicapped walkway; replace the heating system with a geothermal system; an entry and exit reconfiguration; fabricate iron railings, expand library service space by 23,500 sq ft and furnish the new interior space. The Ethelbert B.

May 17, 2011
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SENATOR BONACIC ANNOUNCES CONSTRUCTION GRANT AWARD OF $64,829 TO THE PORT JERVIS FREE LIBRARY

Senator John Bonacic (R/C/I – Mt. Hope), today announced that the Port Jervis Free Library of the Mid-Hudson Library System in Orange County has been awarded $64,829 in public library construction funds.  The grant funds are from $14 million in capital funds for public library construction provided in the 2010 State Budget. The funds will enable the Port Jervis Free Library to improve the building’s integrity through brick and masonry restoration as well as create new space in the basement for community programs. “Libraries are an important asset to our communities. Maintaining the public library system in all communities should be a priority. Libraries are a priceless resource to our communities and should not be forgotten.

May 17, 2011
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SENATOR BONACIC ANNOUNCES CONSTRUCTION GRANT AWARD OF $33,000 TO THE SAUGERTIES PUBLIC LIBRARY

Senator John Bonacic (R/C/I – Mt. Hope), today announced that the Saugerties Public Library of the Mid-Hudson Library System in Ulster County has been awarded $33,000 in public library construction funds.  The grant funds are from $14 million in capital funds for public library construction provided in the 2010 State Budget. The funds will enable the Saugerties Public Library to create new space, install energy efficient windows, improve insulation and install radiant heating through floors on the lower level for the children’s library. “Libraries are an important asset to our communities. Maintaining the public library system in all communities should be a priority. Libraries are a priceless resource to our communities and should not be forgotten.

May 17, 2011
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SENATOR BONACIC ANNOUNCES CONSTRUCTION GRANT AWARD OF $9,606 TO SIDNEY MEMORIAL PUBLIC LIBRARY

Senator John Bonacic (R/C/I – Mt. Hope), today announced that the Sidney Memorial Public Library of the Four County Library System in Delaware County has been awarded $9,606 in public library construction funds.  

May 17, 2011
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SENATOR BONACIC ENCOURAGES WOMEN TO GET MAMMOGRAMS

Senator Bonacic today has joined with the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline and Support Program in their annual Mother’s Day Campaign to urge women to get mammograms. 

May 8, 2011
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