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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.