State Senator John Bonacic (R,C,I – Mount Hope) today praised a new state law, which he supported, to make it easier for people to identify themselves as veterans by requiring a separate line on New York State Drivers Licenses or Identification Cards to indicate veteran status.Often times, veterans do not have an easily available source of identification to prove their status.
Dear Fellow New Yorker:Like so many New Yorkers, I clearly remember where I was on that crisp, clear morning of September 11th, 2001.And while more than a decade has now passed, the memory of that tragic day is still fresh in our minds.
Senator John J. Bonacic (R,C,I – Mount Hope) has received a strong vote of confidence from the state’s largest business advocacy organization, the Business Council of New York State, which recently named him one of the top “Pro-Jobs” state legislators.
Senator John Bonacic, the Senate sponsor of the Governor’s proposed casino plan to allow up to seven facilities said, Assembly Speaker was right to consider locating a casino at places like Coney Island and/or Willets Point. However, Bonacic also said, that if more than one City location was being considered, the overall number of casinos should increase from the now maximum of seven.
1998 Murder Prompted Loud Local Calls for Change but No Action in State Assembly Legislation (S.6115) sponsored by State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I – Mt. Hope), which would require reports made to the State’s Child Abuse hotline to be investigated, when made by mandated reporters such as physicians, social workers, or law enforcement, has again cleared the State Senate with wide, bi-partisan support.
“Earlier this week, the New York State Thruway Authority Board voted to begin the process to implement a 45 percent increase on certain commercial tolls. Based on the economic impact this will have on New York’s businesses and families, they should reconsider their decision.
Senators Call Summit in Albany on DEC Wetlands Expansion Plan
State Senators John J. Bonacic and William J. Larkin, Jr. have requested that State DEC Commissioner Joseph Martens meet with them, local officials, and small business in Albany before the DEC continues any efforts to adopt and implement job-killing wetlands maps and regulations.
Senator John Bonacic and members of the Senate Majority Conference announced that the Senate will pass legislation next week to implement the 2012 NEW JOBS-NY Job Creation Plan, continuing their strong focus on job creation and economic growth. The Senate’s comprehensive plan will help create thousands of new private sector jobs by delivering tax relief to small businesses and manufacturers, reducing energy costs, and enacting major fiscal reforms to make New York State more economically competitive.
Senator John Bonacic (R/C/I- Mt. Hope) today honored Joanne Rosenberger of Sullivan County at the New York State Senate’s 15th Annual Woman of Distinction Celebration. The Senate’s “Woman of Distinction” program was created in 1998 to honor New York women who exemplify personal excellence.Joanne Rosenberger has served as a Girl Scout leader for the past 20 years and currently runs three troops to ensure all children who wish to participate have a place to do so.