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Senator Bonacic Visits Fox Five News studios for Interview on Online Gambling

Senator Bonacic visited the Fox Five News studio in Manhattan today for a TV interview with Jeff Gesoff.  

The Senator discussed online gambling legislature, and its impact on casino gambling in the region, for a program that will air later in the summer.  

July 25, 2014
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Senator Bonacic Advocates for Governor Cuomo to Sign S1885-C Into Law: Volunteer Firefighter Applicants Would Be Checked for Prior Sex Offenses

Senator Bonacic spoke at a press conference today at the Rock Hill Volunteer Fire Company advocating for the Governor to sign Senate Bill 1885-C into law.  This Bill would allow the fire chief to authorize a  background check on an applicant who wants to be a volunteer firefighter to see if there are any sex offense convictions.  The fire chief would have the authority to deny the submission should the applicant have prior sex offense convictions. 

July 23, 2014
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Senator Bonacic Meets with Sullivan County Officials and the DEC to Discuss Flood Damage from Recent Storms

On July 22, 2014, Senator Bonacic met with officials from the Sullivan County Towns of Delaware, Callicoon, and the Village of Jeffersonville, as well as representatives from the DEC to discuss flood damage from recent storms.  The discussions included asking Governor Cuomo to help fund repairs to county infrastructures, work with the DEC to conduct stream maintenance to minimize flooding; look into ways to be more prepared for these storms before they come, rather than after

July 23, 2014
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Senator Bonacic Honors Four New Eagle Scouts

Senator Bonacic presented NYS Senate Proclamations to new Eagle Scouts (l to r) Robert Matuszewski, III; Ben Grawi; Neil Penwarden; and Matthew Matuszewski from the Village of Florida's Boy Scout Troop 44 at their ceremony on Sunday, July 20, 2014.  Their Eagle Scout projects included the building of benches and picnic tables for Florida’s Walter Sturr Park and Glenmere Park, as well as cleaning up Glenmere’s talking trail, and  adding mile markers and a trail map.    

July 21, 2014
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Senator Bonacic attends the Sullivan County United Mixer

Senator Bonacic recently attended the Sullivan County United Mixer, which was held at the Monticello Motor Club. "What a great turnout by the business community who came out to support each other," he said.

July 17, 2014
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Senator Bonacic With Members of Port Jervis' Excelsior Engine Company at the Port Jervis Fire Department's Annual Inspection Day Parade

Senator Bonacic visits with members of the Excelsior Engine Company at the Port Jervis Fire Departments's Annual Inspection Day Parade on Saturday, July 12, 2014.  

July 15, 2014
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Senator Bonacic Attends Port Jervis Fire Department's Annual Inspection Day Parade

Senator Bonacic attended and thanked members of local fire departments at the annual Port Jervis Fire Department Inspection Parade on Saturday, July 12, 2014.  Here he is with members of the Huguenot Fire Company. 

July 15, 2014
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SENATE REPUBLICANS LAUNCH BOLD PLAN TO INVEST OVER $3 BILLION BNP BANK SETTLEMENT TO KEEP STATE MOVING FORWARD

Senate Republicans launched a bold and far-reaching plan to invest over $3 billion from the BNP Paribas bank settlement, return money to hardworking taxpayers and keep New York State moving forward.  This comprehensive and fiscally responsible budgeting approach will accelerate planned tax cuts to give New Yorkers the relief they need and deserve as soon as possible, make key infrastructure investments to create new jobs across the state and provide historic assistance to local schools and property taxpayers.

July 10, 2014
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Senator Bonacic tours storm-damaged areas of Sullivan County

Senator Bonacoc touring some of the water damaged areas in Sullivan County that were hit hard during the early July storms that came through the area. The Senator visited the Town of Delaware; the Village of Jeffersonville and the Sullivan West Elementary School; and Youngsville in the Town of Callicoon.  

July 8, 2014
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Goshen Historic Track Celebrates 104th Year of Grand Circuit Racing

Senator Bonacic joins Steve Jones, President of the Historic Racing Track Board (center); and Board Member, John Manzi, at the Goshen Historic Track's 104th Year of Grand Circuit Racing on July 2, 2014.  The Goshen Race Track, which opened in 1838, is the oldest active trotting track in the country.  

July 2, 2014
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Senator Bonacic Assists With Ribbon-Cutting to Unveil Catskill Regional Medical Center's $5M Renovation Project

Senator Bonacic assists with the ribbon-cutting ceremony at CRMC on July 1, 2014 to celebrate the completion of the hospital's $5M renovation to its nursing station and hospital rooms which will provide more privacy and comfort to patients.

 

July 2, 2014
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Senator Bonacic With Richard and Lauren Rowley at the Ribbon-Cutting of Davidge Pool in Middletown

Senator Bonacic attended the ribbon-cutting for the Davidge Park Pool in Middletown.  The cost of rebuilding the pool, closed since 2010, was $1.4 million dollars; the State provided a grant of $450,000 for the project, the City of Middletown provided $750,000, and Richard and Lauren Rowley donated $200,000 to make the pool a reality.

June 30, 2014
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Senate Gives Final Passage to Bill Adding 25 New Family Court Judges

The New York State Senate gave final legislative passage to legislation (S7883), sponsored by Senator John Bonacic (R-C-I, Mount Hope), that would help alleviate a backlog of cases in the state’s family courts by creating 25 new family court judgeships.

June 26, 2014
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Senate Passes Comprehensive Package To Address Statewide Heroin and Opioid Crisis

The New York State Senate passed a comprehensive package of bills to address the growing heroin and opioid crisis. The measures target prevention, treatment, and enforcement issues raised during extensive testimony provided by dozens of experts, parents, and concerned New Yorkers at the 18 forums held by the Senate Majority Coalition’s Joint Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction.

June 26, 2014
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Senator Bonacic At Brick-Laying Demonstration Led by Local 5/International Union of Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers

Senator Bonacic took part in a brick-laying demonstration in Albany recently with visiting members of Local 5 of the International Union of Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers.  This union is the oldest continuous union in North America and represents craftworkers in the Hudson Valley, including bricklayers, and stone and marble masons.  Here is the Senator practicing his bricklaying skills.  

June 19, 2014
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Senator Bonacic Greets Members of the New York Rangers

Senator Bonacic with members of the New York Rangers on their visit to Albany.  "They had a great season, and I was happy to congratulate the players for the excitement they brought to their fans and coming so close to winning the Stanley Cup," said the Senator. From left to right: Dominic Moore, Martin St. Louis, Derek Stepan, GM Glen Sather, and Assistant GM Jim Schoenfeld.

 

June 19, 2014
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Senator Bonacic Receives the Legislative Leadership Award from the New York State Police Investigators Association

Senator Bonacic receives the Legislative Leadership award from the New York State Police Investigators Association in Albany on his advocacy for the department.  On the left is NYSPIA President, Jeffrey Kayser, and on the right is Artie Wilcox, Union Representative.  Said the Senator, “I am honored to be the recipient of their award, and thank them for all the work they do to keep our community safe.”

June 18, 2014
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Committee Meeting: Racing, Gaming and Wagering Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Racing, Gaming and Wagering Senator John J. Bonacic, Chair  Friday, June 20, 2014 Room 332 CAP

*This meeting will be held OFF THE FLOOR* 

The Senate Racing, Gaming and Wagering Committee will consider the following nomination:  Robert T. Williams as Executive Director of the New York State Gaming Commission (TO APPEAR) 

June 20, 12:30 AM - 1:22 AM
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Senator Bonacic Announces Bill Allowing Volunteer Fire Departments to Screen Potential Members for Past Sex Offenses Passes in the Senate

Senator John Bonacic (R/I/C – Mount Hope) announces that the NYS Senate today passed  Senate Bill 1885-C which would require prospective volunteer firefighters to authorize a background check for sex offense convictions upon the submission of their application. 

June 17, 2014
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