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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Senator John Bonacic with actor Tony Danza and Emma Maceko, Assistant Energy Counsel, for Italian-American Day in the New York State Senate. Tony Danza was selected to be the 2014 Italian-American Day Honoree as part of the celebration which recognizes the contributions of Italian-Americans.
Senator Bonacic attended a ceremony at the O’Connor Hospital in Delhi on May 21, 2014 to dedicate the new atrium entrance which is named in his honor. “It was a wonderful event,” said Pete Hamilton, Chairman of the O’Connor Hospital’s Board of Trustees (not pictured). “We are so appreciative of the support from Senator Bonacic over the years, and we believe this was the appropriate way to honor him. Our sincerest thanks to Senator Bonacic, Dr.
“Holistic and aggressive approach.” -- Senator Bonacic speaks on the bills passed on June 9th in the New York State Senate to battle against the heroin and opioid addiction epidemic. The wider distribution of Narcan; crackdown on providers who overprescribe pain killers; expanded insurance coverage for treatment services, and severe penalties for heroin sellers, are among the highlights.
Senator Bonacic visited the Sullivan County Relay for Life event, held on June 7, 2014, and sponsored by Crystal Run Healthcare. This event honors cancer survivors, remembers those we have lost, and raises funds and awareness to fight back against cancer.
With the Senator is (l) Mary DeFreitas, Chief Human Resources Officer for Crystal Run; and (r) Joan Patterson, RN, Director of Nursing/Rock Hill. Deb Polin, one of the Relay for Life Team Captains is at the far right.
Senator Bonacic with Captain Castillo of the NY National Guard and two members of the military at the recent Civilian Emergency Preparednes Training Program at SUNY Sullivan. Captain Castillo led the program which provided first aid packages to every registered participant.
Senator Bonacic spoke at the Civilian Emergency Preparedness Training class held at SUNY Sullivan on June 7, 2014. The program, led by Captain Castillo of the NY National Guard, provided the attendees with the tools, information, and resources needed to prepare for an emergency.
As your Senator, I have always worked together in a bipartisan way to provide support for New York State's courageous veterans. That's why I am pleased to report that an important new proposal to help New York’s Service Disabled Veterans pursue successful new business ventures has just been signed into law. Modeled after a highly successful federal initiative, New York’s new law will establish a new contract preference “set-aside” for service disabled veterans.