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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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SENATE PASSES BONACIC BILL ON CHILD ABUSE REPORTING

The New York State Senate today passed legislation (S.2016) sponsored by State Senator John Bonacic (R/C/I- Mt. Hope), which would require reports made to the State’s Child Abuse Hotline be investigated, when made by mandated reporters such as physicians, social workers, or law enforcement  The bill passed the Senate by with unanimous, bi-partisan support. 

June 12, 2013
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Senator Bonacic and Silver Lake Fire Department

Senator Bonacic is pictured above with Silver Lake Fire Department Chief Rich Manley.

June 12, 2013
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SENATOR BONACIC CONTINUES CALL FOR MORE TRANSPARENCY IN CASINO SITING PROCESS: Urges That Seven Locations be Identified With as Much Specificity as Possible

State Senator John Bonacic today thanked Governor Cuomo for submitting casino gaming legislation, but indicated he was very concerned the Governor’s proposal would be defeated if adopted by the Legislature and put before the voters in November in its present form.

June 6, 2013
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Senator Bonacic Meets with Soldiers from Fort Drum

Senator Bonacic is pictured above with two soldiers and members of the color guard from the U.S Military Reservation at Fort Drum, home to the 10th Mountain Division.

June 4, 2013
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Senator Bonacic Honors Students from the 42nd Senate District at his 14th Annual Celebration of Excellence in Education Day

Senator Bonacic speaks on a resolution on the Senate floor to honor exceptional high school students from throughout the 42nd Senate District.

May 31, 2013
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Senator Bonacic Speaks about the "Levon Helm Memorial Boulevard"

Senator Bonacic speaks on the Senate floor about a bill to establish the "Levon Helm Memorial Boulevard" in honor of Woodstock musician and actor Levon Helm.

May 31, 2013
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