John J. Bonacic's Press releases

October 4, 2013
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SENATOR BONACIC ANNOUNCES NEW LAW TO PROTECT INDIVIDUALS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES

Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I-Mt. Hope) announced that legislation he supported to protect individuals with developmental disabilities has been signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo. 

October 4, 2013
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Senator Bonacic Announces Law to Expand the Shawangunk East Wine Trail

Senator Bonacic is pleased to announce that Governor Cuomo signed into law a bill he cosponsored, that expands a portion of the state highway system designated as the Shawangunk East Wine Trail to include new wineries.  This law will greatly help boost tourism in the area.

October 2, 2013
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SENATOR BONACIC ANNOUNCES NEW LAW TARGETING DANGEROUS ‘BATH SALT’ DRUGS

 Senator John J. Bonacic (R/I/C-Mt. Hope) recently announced that legislation he supported to stop the sale and use of deadly bath salt-type drugs has been signed into law by Governor Cuomo. The “bath salt-type’ drugs have been linked to several deaths of young people in New York. 

September 17, 2013
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Learn More About the Casino Gaming Agreement

 

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September 5, 2013
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SENATOR BONACIC ANNOUNCES NEW LAW TO TOUGHEN PENALTIES FOR CHILD ABUSERS

New Law Increases the Look-Back Period to Elevate Penalties for Assault on a Child Younger Than 11 Years Old

August 12, 2013
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SENATOR BONACIC ANNOUNCES NEW LAW TO ENHANCE FIRE PREVENTION AND SAFETY FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS

“Kerry Rose Fire Sprinkler Notification Act” Will Help Educate College Students About Fire Prevention and Safety

August 12, 2013
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SENATOR BONACIC ANNOUNCES NEW LAW GIVING DMV STRONGER TOOLS TO FIGHT FRAUD

    Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I- Mt. Hope) announced that legislation to give the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) stronger tools to combat fraud has been signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo.

August 12, 2013
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LEGISLATION TO ENHANCE SAFETY IN SCHOOL ZONES SIGNED BY GOVERNOR CUOMO

New Law Prohibits U-turns in School Zones

Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I- Mt. Hope) announced today that legislation to enhance the safety of students and parents in school zones has been signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo.

August 12, 2013
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SENATOR BONACIC ANNOUNCES NEW LAW TO PROTECT CONSUMERS WHEN PURCHASING PETS

New Law Provides Consumers with More Information on the Origins of Their Pet

August 9, 2013
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SENATOR BONACIC ANNOUNCES NEW LAW TO REQUIRE CONGENITAL HEART DEFECT SCREENINGS FOR NEWBORNS

Congenital Heart Defects are the Leading Cause of Infant Death Due to Birth Defects

August 9, 2013
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August 9, 2013
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GOVERNOR CUOMO SIGNS INTO LAW SENATOR BONACIC’S LEGISLATION TO CRIMINALIZE CONDUCT AGAINST CORRECTIONS OFFICERS

Governor Cuomo has signed into law legislation (S.5858), sponsored by Senator John Bonacic (R/C/I – Mt. Hope), to criminalize certain conduct against corrections officers and other employees of prison facilities.

The legislation makes it a felony if an inmate intentionally throws the contents of a toilet bowl on correctional employees. 

August 2, 2013
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SENATOR BONACIC INFORMS RESIDENTS HOW TO FIND OUT IF THEY ARE ENTITLED TO UNPAID LIFE INSURANCE BENEFITS

Following a New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) investigation which recovered $386 million in unpaid life insurance benefits for New Yorkers, Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I-Mt. Hope) is informing residents how they can check and see if they are entitled to unpaid life insurance benefits.

July 29, 2013
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SENATOR BONACIC ANNOUNCES SENATE PASSAGE OF LEGISLATION TO CREATE REGISTRY OF CONVICTED ANIMAL ABUSERS

     Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I-Mt. Hope) announced that the New York State Senate recently passed legislation that would create a statewide registry of convicted animal abusers who violate Buster’s Law.

June 28, 2013
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Senate Passes Historic Bills to Ensure Economic Opportunities for Women and Stop Sexual Harassment and Discrimination

The New York State Senate passed an historic package of bills today that would ensure equal pay for women, strengthen laws against human trafficking, provide greater support and protection for victims of domestic violence, stop sexual harassment, and end discrimination of women in the workplace related to gender, pregnancy, and family status.

Legislation passed by the Senate includes bills that:

June 25, 2013
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Senate Approves Historic Women's Equality Agenda

Millions of mothers, daughters, sisters and grandmothers from across New York State are on the verge of an historic victory at the State Capitol.

June 24, 2013
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PRESS RELEASE- BONACIC: IT’S UP TO THE PEOPLE

After 50 Years, Legislature Poised to Pass Bill to Allow Casino Gaming in Catskills

State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I – Mt. Hope) and Assemblyman Gary Pretlow last night introduced legislation (S.5883/A.8101) that is expected to pass the Senate and Assembly this week to authorize up to four casinos across three regions, including the Catskills, if voters approve the plan this November.

June 19, 2013
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New York State Senate Passes “Joanne’s Law” to Combat Workplace Violence

The New York State Senate has passed legislation (S.2042) sponsored by Senator Bonacic (R/C/I- Mt. Hope) to help prevent violence in the workplace.  The legislation, known as “Joanne’s Law,” requires notification to an employer or workplace when a former employee is released from incarceration or has violated his or her probation or parole, if they committed a crime in that workplace. 

June 19, 2013
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SENATE PASSES BONACIC BILL TO CREATE TASK FORCE FOR ADULTS WITH AUTISM

The New York State Senate has passed legislation (S882) sponsored by Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I-Mt. Hope) to establish the task force on adults with Autism within the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities.

June 13, 2013
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