Senate Standing Committee on Judiciary Chair: Senator John J. Bonacic Public Hearing: Hearing for Court of Appeals Nominee Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam Place: Room 124, State Capitol Building, Albany, New York Time: 11:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. Contact: Jessica Cherry (518) 455-3181 Media Contact: Jessica Cherry (518) 455-3181; firstname.lastname@example.org ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY
Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I-Mt. Hope) is pictured with newly appointed New York Court of Appeals Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam. As Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Senator Bonacic moved her nomination to the Senate Floor for confirmation by a unanimous vote.
Senator Bonacic speaks on the floor about his bill (S4042) to counter "paper terrorism," which is when false financing statements are filed against public officials in retaliation for carrying out their public duties. The bill passed the Senate 60-0. The bill will now be sent to the Assembly for consideration.
On Friday, September 27, 2013, Senator Bonacic attended a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) ceremony that recognized the successful restoration of essential CASA funding to the New York State 2013-2014 judiciary budget. CASA volunteers are appointed by judges to watch over and advocate for abused and neglected children, to make sure they don’t get lost in the overburdened legal and social service system. For many abused children, their CASA volunteer will be the one constant adult presence in their lives.
Senate Standing Committee on Judiciary Chair: Senator John J. Bonacic Public Hearing: Spousal maintenance calculation Place: Van Buren Room A, Legislative Office Building, 2nd Floor, Albany, New York Time: 11:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M. Contact: Jessica Cherry (518) 455-3181 Media Contact: Jessica Cherry (518) 455-3181 ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY
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