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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 Marianne 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 Marianne 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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Senator Bonacic Announces Bill to Set School Proposition Votes on Certain Dates Passes in the Senate

Senator John Bonacic (R/I/C – Mount Hope) announces that the NYS Senate today passed  Senate Bill 2015-A which states that school district proposition votes shall be held only on the third Tuesday of May (or second Tuesday if the third Tuesday conflicts with religious observances), or on one or both of two dates set by the Commissioner of Education. 

June 17, 2014
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Senator Bonacic Presents Livingston Manor Firefighter, Dick Sturdevent, with Certificate of Merit for Outstanding Dedication and Service

Senator Bonacic presented a Senate Certificate of Merit to Livingston Manor firefighter, Dick Sturdevent, for his outstanding dedication and service to the department as well recognizing his Fire Service Achievement Award.

 

June 16, 2014
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Senator Bonacic Presents Certificate of Merit Recognizing Jeffersonville Firefighter, John Hauschild

Senator Bonacic attended the Sullivan County Volunteer Firefighters' Association Awards dinner at theVilla Roma and presented firefighter, John Hauschild, with a Sentate Certificate of Merit for 25 years of service.  

June 16, 2014
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Senator Bonacic Visits With John S. Burke High School Students, Sees Up Close How iPads Will Be Used in the Classroom

Senator Bonacic visited with students at John S. Burke Catholic High School in Goshen to see how the iPad will be used in the classroom.  

June 13, 2014
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Senator Bonacic Announces Passage of Senate Bill Allowing County Jails to Share Financing and Facilities

Senator John Bonacic (R/I/C – Mount Hope) announces that the NYS Senate today passed  Senate Bill 1876A which will allow counties to share a jail instead of having separate jails in each county.  

June 11, 2014
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SENATOR BONACIC ANNOUNCES PASSAGE OF SENATE BILL S.6202 REQUIRING SEX OFFENDERS TO REGISTER MULTIPLE RESIDENCES

Senator Bonacic announces the Senate passage of legislation he sponsored (S.6202), which requires sex offenders to report secondary residences or domiciles to any police department within ten days.  At present, there is a section on the sex offender registration form to list a second residence, but completing this section is not required by law.

June 11, 2014
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Senator Bonacic Announces Passage of Senate Bill 2016: Child Abuse Calls From Mandated Reporters Must Be Investigated

Senator Bonacic today announces that legislation he introduced, Senate Bill 2016, requiring that certain mandated reporters who phone in child abuse or maltreatment reports to the statewide child abuse hotline be immediately referred to local child abuse investigators, has passed in the New York State Senate. 

June 11, 2014
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