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Public Hearing: To develop potential legislation to enhance the racing industry in New York State

PUBLIC HEARING OF THE NEW YORK STATE SENATE RACING, GAMING AND WAGERING COMMITTEE FOR SEPTEMBER 9, 2011 IS RE-SCHEDULED FOR OCTOBER 5, 2011

The Public Hearing of the New York State Senate Racing, Gaming and Wagering Committee originally scheduled for September 9, 2011 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Nassau County Office Building, 1550 Franklin Avenue, Mineola has been re-scheduled. The Public Hearing will now be on October 5, 2011 from 12:00 PM to 2:30 PM at the same location as originally scheduled.

Oct. 5 Senate Standing Committee on Racing, Gaming and WageringChair: Senator John J. BonacicPublic Hearing: To develop potential legislation to enhance the racing industry in New York StatePlace: Nassau County Office Building, Legislative Chamber, 1550 Franklin Ave, Mineola, New YorkTime: 12:00 P.M. – 2:30 P.M.Contact: Langdon Chapman (845) 344-3311Media Contact: Jillian Deuel (518) 455-3181ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

October 5, 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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Public Hearing: To discuss the potential of a constitutional amendment relating to casino gaming in New York State

Sept. 7 Joint - Senate Standing Committee on Racing, Gaming and WageringChair: Senator John J. Bonacicand Senate Standing Committee on JudiciaryChair: Senator John J. BonacicPublic Hearing: To discuss the potential of a constitutional amendment relating to casino gaming in New York StatePlace: Van Buren Hearing Room B, Legislative Office Building, 2nd Floor, Albany, New YorkTime: 10:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.Contact: Langdon Chapman (845) 344-3311Media Contact: Jillian Deuel (518) 455-3181ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

September 7, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Public Hearing: To develop potential legislation to enhance the racing industry in New York State

Sept. 6 Senate Standing Committee on Racing, Gaming and WageringChair: Senator John J. BonacicPublic Hearing: To develop potential legislation to enhance the racing industry in New York StatePlace: Ontario County Safety Training Facility, Rooms 2 and 3, 2914 County Road 48, Canandaigua, New YorkTime: 11:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.Contact: Langdon Chapman (845) 344-3311Media Contact: Jillian Deuel (518) 455-3181ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

September 6, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Visiting with the Slate Hill Pacers in the Town of Wawayanda

Senator Bonacic speaking to the Slate Hill Pacers at the recent ribbon-cutting ceremony of the new Senior Center/Community Center in the Town of Wawayanda.

August 3, 2011
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Grand Opening Ceremony/Ribbon-Cutting of the Senior/Community Center in the Town of Wawayanda

On Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011 Senator Bonacic attended the grand opening ceremony/ribbon-cutting of the Senior/Community Center in the Town of Wawayanda. 

Pictured with Senator Bonacic from left to right:  Town of Wawayanda Councilman Richard Penaluna, Supervisor John Razzano, Bill Longcore, Councilman Ed Krajewski, Elaine Flynn, Councilwoman Denise Quinn and Orange County Legislator, Melissa Bonacic.

August 3, 2011
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The new Orange Regional Medical Center Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony in the Town of Wallkill

On July 29th, 2011 Senator Bonacic attended and spoke at the celebratory ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Orange Regional Medical Center.  Orange Regional is the first new hospital in New York State in over twenty years.  This new state-of-the-art facility located in the Town of Wallkill will provide families with high-tech healthcare services that were previously unavailable in our area.

Pictured from left to right:  Alan and Sandra Gerry, Senator Bonacic and Ruby and Ira Gold.

August 1, 2011
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Jillian Dolce, an 8th grade student from Minisink Valley Middle School visited Senator Bonacic to discuss her Not-for-Profit, "One Step at a Time, Inc."

On Wednesday, July 27th, 2011, Jillian Dolce an 8th grade student from Minisink Valley Middle School visited Senator Bonacic to discuss her Not-for-Profit organization, One Step at a Time, Inc."  Jillian started her nonprofit organization last year while organizing a walk for Lymphoma Research in honor of one of her teachers.  Jillian was able to rais over $16,000.00, all of which was donated to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center for Lymphoma Research.

Jillian is currently organizing her 2nd Annual Walk for Lymphoma to be held on September 25th, 2011 in Shannon Park, Slate Hill, N.Y.  All proceeds will benefit Memorial Sloan-Kettering Center for Lymphoma Research.

August 1, 2011
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SENATOR BONACIC DISCUSSES $40 MILLION EXPANSION AT EMPIRE CASINO RACEWAY WITH PRESIDENT AND OWNER TIMOTHY J. ROONEY

On July 26, 2011 New York State Senator John J. Bonacic attended the groundbreaking of a $40 million expansion project at Empire Casino Raceway.  Senator Bonacic is pictured with Timothy J. Rooney, President and Owner of Empire Casino Raceway, after discussing the project.

July 27, 2011
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SENATOR BONACIC ATTENDS THE GROUNDBREAKING OF A $40 MILLION EXPANSION AT EMPIRE CASINO RACEWAY

On July 26, 2011 New York State Senator John J. Bonacic attended the groundbreaking of a $40 million expansion project at Empire Casino Raceway in Yonkers, New York.  Senator Bonacic, second from left, said that "The job creation created by this investment is welcome both in New York State and the horse racing and entertainment industry.  I look forward to continuing to see our harness track properties grow with private sector development opportunity."

July 27, 2011
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Senator Bonacic Co-Sponsors Caylee's Law

 State Senator John J. Bonacic has signed on to co-sponsor the Senate’s Protect Our Children’s Act/ Caylee’s Law. The legislation recognizes serious forms of child abuse that are not adequately covered by existing law, to better protect our children.

July 21, 2011
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BONACIC PLANS HEARINGS ON CASINO DEVELOPMENT AND RACING INDUSTRY IN NEW YORK

Chairman of Both Senate Judiciary Committee and Senate Racing, Wagering and Gaming Committee Plans Effort to offer Constitutional Amendment on Casino Gaming; and Legislation to Enhance the Racing Industry 

July 8, 2011
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Committee Meeting: Judiciary Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Judiciary Senator John J. Bonacic, Chair Tuesday, June 21, 2011

June 21, 11:30 AM - 11:38 AM
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Legislative Report with Senator John Bonacic

Senator John Bonacic discusses End of Session negotians; the Governor's Ethics Legislation, his Wawarsing Flood Bill, the MTA Payroll Tax repeal legislation and his "Move Over" Bill.

June 20, 2011
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SENATE PASSES LEGISLATION TO ALLOW THOMPSON TO HELP HOMEOWNERS IN SULLIVAN COUNTY

The State Senate today passed legislation sponsored by Senator John Bonacic which authorizes the Town of Thompson to establish the Treasure Lake/Davies Dam Improvement District (S.5687) and the Lake Louise Marie Dam Improvement District (S.5688).  

June 17, 2011
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SENATOR BONACIC: LANDMARK AUTISM INSURANCE REFORM LEGISLATION PASSED BY SENATE

Bonacic co-sponsored Legislation Would Ensure that Screening, Diagnosis, & Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders are Covered by Insurance 

June 17, 2011
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SENATE PASSES LEGISLATION TO HELP END ABUSE BY NON-PROFITS OF TAX EXEMPT LAND LAWS

State Senator John J. Bonacic today announced the passage by the full Senate of legislation (S.2544) to stop land banking by non-profit organizations. 

June 17, 2011
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SENATE PASSES LEGISLATION TO END MTA TAX

Bonacic co-sponsored Legislation Ends Discriminatory Tax  

June 15, 2011
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SENATOR BONACIC: MOVE OVER BILL PASSES ASSEMBLY

 Senator John J. Bonacic’s (R/C/I – Mt Hope) “Move Over Bill” (S.2769B) passed the New York State Assembly today. 

June 15, 2011
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Senator John Bonacic speaks with his Veteran Hall of Fame Inductee, Charles Eustis

Senator John Bonacic speaks with his Veteran Hall of Fame Inductee, T/5 Corporal Charles Eustise of the US Army.

June 15, 2011
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