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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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Ribbon-cutting Ceremony celebrating the grand opening of Combined Energy Services

On Tuesday, July 16, 2013 Senator John Bonacic attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the grand opening of Combined Energy Services new showroom in Goshen.  Pictured with me are Mike Taylor, co-owner of Combined Energy Services and Town of Chester Supervisor, Steve Neuhaus.

July 16, 2013
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Senator Bonacic discusses Women Equality Bills

June 21, 2013 - Senator Bonacic Comments on Women Equality Bills

July 8, 2013
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Senator John Bonacic's discusses Tax Free Zone legislation

June 21, 2013 - Senator John Bonacic's comments on Tax Free Zone legislation

July 8, 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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Senator Bonacic Discusses Casino Gaming Legislation during a Session of the New York State Senate

Senator Bonacic speaks on the Senate floor about casino gaming legislation during a session of the New York State Senate on Friday, June 21, 2013. 

June 25, 2013
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Your Voice with Senator John Bonacic: Casino Gambling Legislation

Senator John Bonacic discusses casino gambling in NY.

June 25, 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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Committee Meeting: Judiciary Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Judiciary Senator John J. Bonacic, Chair Saturday, June 22, 2013 OFF THE FLOOR

June 22, 12:44 AM - 12:46 AM
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Committee Meeting: Judiciary Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Judiciary Senator John J. Bonacic, Chair 11:00 AM, Thursday, June 20, 2013 Room 124 CAP

June 20, 11:00 AM - 11:18 AM
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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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Senator Bonacic Announces the Passing of Legislation to Restore $90 Million in Funding to the Office of People with Developmental Disabilities

The New York State Senate has passed legislation (S.4777D) that will restore up to $90 million to the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD).  This funding helps nonprofit programs who provide services and opportunities for some of New York’s most vulnerable people.

June 19, 2013
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Senator John Bonacic's comments on Welfare Fraud

Senator John Bonacic's comments on Welfare Fraud on June 18, 2013. 

June 19, 2013
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Committee Meeting: Racing, Gaming and Wagering

Senate Standing Committee on Racing, Gaming and Wagering Senator John J. Bonacic, Chair 11:00 AM, Wednesday, June 19, 2013 Room 124 CAP

June 19, 11:00 AM - 11:42 AM
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Pocatello Fire Company

On Saturday, June 15th Senator Bonacic attended the Pocatello Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary's Pancake Breakfast held at the Pocatello Fire Company. At the breakfast Senator Bonacic presented the Fire Company with a New York State Senate Resolution commemorating their 50th Anniversary. Pictured with Senator Bonacic are Damian Santana, Captain and Joseph Mazza, 2nd Assistant Chief.

June 17, 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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