John J. Bonacic's Press releases

SENATE PASSES BONACIC BILL ON CHILD ABUSE REPORTING

The New York State Senate today passed legislation (S.2016) sponsored by State Senator John Bonacic (R/C/I- Mt. Hope), which would require reports made to the State’s Child Abuse Hotline be investigated, when made by mandated reporters such as physicians, social workers, or law enforcement  The bill passed the Senate by with unanimous, bi-partisan support. 

June 12, 2013
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SENATOR BONACIC CONTINUES CALL FOR MORE TRANSPARENCY IN CASINO SITING PROCESS: Urges That Seven Locations be Identified With as Much Specificity as Possible

State Senator John Bonacic today thanked Governor Cuomo for submitting casino gaming legislation, but indicated he was very concerned the Governor’s proposal would be defeated if adopted by the Legislature and put before the voters in November in its present form.

June 6, 2013
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“LEVON HELM MEMORIAL BOULEVARD” LEGISLATION PASSES SENATE

 “LEVON HELM MEMORIAL BOULEVARD” LEGISLATION PASSES SENATE

May 29, 2013
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A Memorial Day Message from Senator Bonacic

This Memorial Day, we remember those who have given the ultimate sacrifice defending our nation, our freedom and our way of life.  Every one of these brave men and women deserve our respect, gratitude, and appreciation.  As we gather this weekend with family and friends for barbeques, parades and parties, please take time to remember and pay tribute to those who have made sacrifices to protect our freedoms.  We must never forget our veterans, and I thank all our veterans and their families. 

May 24, 2013
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SENATOR BONACIC INTRODUCES CASINO GAMING LEGISLATION

State Senator John J. Bonacic (Orange County), has introduced legislation, S.5586, which would provide for a process to authorize up to seven licenses for casino gaming if a referendum  on the Constitutional amendment to allow casino gaming this November is successful.

May 23, 2013
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SENATOR BONACIC ANNOUNCES THE SENATE PASSAGE OF LEGISLATION TO ENHANCE SAFETY IN SCHOOL ZONES

     Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I-Mt. Hope) announced that the New York State Senate has passed legislation to enhance the safety of students and parents in school zones.

     The legislation (S3528) would enhance safety for students within a school zone by preventing drivers from making U turns within the posted hours that the school zone is in effect.

May 20, 2013
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SENATE APPROVES EXPANSION OF SENATOR BONACIC SPONSORED LEGISLATION THAT BANNED DROP-SIDE CRIBS IN NEW YORK STATE

Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I- Mt. Hope) announced that the New York State Senate recently passed legislation to strengthen New York State’s ban on dangerous drop-side cribs. If passed by the Assembly, the legislation would expand the state’s existing drop-side crib ban to prohibit them from being used at child-care facilities and other places of public accommodation.

May 20, 2013
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STATEMENT BY SENATOR JOHN BONACIC: On Oneida Compact

“The Governor should be commended for ending a long standing dispute with the Oneida Nation.  I wish him continued success in resolving remaining disputes with other Native American tribes and nations.  The Governor’s actions will help bring greater clarity to where private sector casino gaming can go.  I look forward to continuing to work with my colleagues in the Senate and Assembly, and the Governor to bring casino gaming to fruition this year.”  

May 16, 2013
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Senator Bonacic Shares A Poem in Honor of Mother's Day

"In Honor of Women" by Joana Ukali

The Women Who Walk Miles To Feed Their FamiliesThank You

Women Who Love When No Love Is ReturnedThank You

May 10, 2013
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STATEMENT BY SENATOR JOHN BONACIC: Regarding the Governor’s Casino Proposal

This week the Governor asked me to hold off on introducing legislation because he wanted to lay out his plan first.  Accordingly, I waited.  I appreciate the fact that he has now done so.  I am pleased he is actively engaged on the issue of gaming.  

May 9, 2013
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Senator John Bonacic selects Richard R. Keiser to the New York State Veterans’ Hall of Fame

Attached is the press release for the selection of Richard R. Keiser to the New York State Veterans' Hall of Fame. 

May 2, 2013
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PRESS RELEASE: SENATE PASSES “TERESITA’S LAW” BY SENATOR BONACIC

 Today the New York State Senate passed “Teresita’s Law,” (S.1888)  sponsored by Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I-Mt. Hope), which elevates the charge of causing the death of another, while negligently operating a motor vehicle with a suspended, revoked, or otherwise withdrawn license, from a misdemeanor to a Class E Felony.

April 29, 2013
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Senator John Bonacic selects Donna Benson as a “Woman of Distinction”

State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/I/C - Mount Hope) today announced that Donna L. Benson is recognized by the State Senate to be a Woman of Distinction.  This annual program honors women who make an outstanding contribution to our community. 

April 23, 2013
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PRESS RELEASE: Senator Bonacic Invites Nominations for New York State Veterans' Hall of Fame

Attached is a press release from Senator Bonacic outlining information regarding nominations for the New York State Veterans' Hall of Fame.

April 19, 2013
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SENATOR BONACIC ANNOUNCES BILL PASSED TO ESTABLISHED THE FIRST NEW YORK STATE VETERANS’ CEMETERY

Senator Bonacic (R/C/I- Mt. Hope) has announced that the Veterans’ Cemetery Bill, S4213 by Senator Ball, has been included in the 2013-2014 New York State Budget.   This bill will create a program to establish the first New York State Veterans’ Cemetery. 

March 28, 2013
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BONACIC:STATE BUDGET CONTROLS SPENDING AND ENCOURAGES JOB GROWTH

State Senator John Bonacic (R/C/I – Mt. Hope) voted in support of the State budget, which prioritizes State spending and provides increases in State aid to education to all Schools in his Senate District.

March 27, 2013
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SENATE PASSES TWO FARMING BILLS CO-SPONSORED BY SENATOR BONACIC

The New York State Senate yesterday passed two bills co-sponsored by Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I- Mt.

March 26, 2013
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BONACIC: NEARLY $5 MILLION IN INCREASED LOCAL ROAD/BRIDGE AID HEADING TO REGION

Local governments across the State will see an increase averaging 20% in funding under the State’s Consolidated Local Street and Highway Improvement (CHIPS) program.   The total increase in the CHIPS program for the four counties of Senator Bonacic’s District (Delaware, Orange, Sullivan, and Ulster), totals just under $5 million. 

March 26, 2013
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STATE SENATE PASSES BUDGET BILLS

State Senator John Bonacic (R/C/I – Mt. Hope), today announced passage of three State budget bills.  The Senate is in session on Sunday to take up legislation relating to:

            State Capital Projects (S.2604E);

March 24, 2013
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2013-14 New York State Senate Budget Summaries

Below are fact sheets on budget bills passed by the New York State Senate today, March 24, 2013.

March 24, 2013
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