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Committee Meeting: Judiciary Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Judiciary  Senator John J. Bonacic, Chair  9:30 AM, Thursday, May 28, 2015  Room 510 LOB

May 28, 9:30 AM - 9:35 AM
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SENATOR BONACIC ATTENDS THE SULLIVAN PUBLIC LIBRARY ALLIANCE’S LEGISLATIVE BRUNCH

Senator Bonacic joined local community leaders and librarians this morning at the Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library in Monticello for the 17th Annual Legislative Brunch, hosted by the Sullivan Public Library Alliance. The brunch is held every year and allows library advocates to hear from their elected officials about funding and other issues effecting public libraries.

 

May 21, 2015
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Senator Bonacic Attends Orange County EMS Council Awards Dinner

Senator Bonacic attended the Orange County EMS Council’s Awards Dinner last evening to thank all the first responders for the work that they do every day to protect their local communities. The Awards Ceremony honors those men and women who give of themselves to care for and protect their friends and neighbors.

May 21, 2015
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Push to Keep the Cap

From creating the historic STAR and Enhanced STAR programs, to enacting property tax rebate legislation, the Senate Republican Majority has consistently led the fight to provide hardworking families with property tax relief. 

May 20, 2015
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SENATOR BONACIC HONORS EMS PROFESSIONALS KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY

Senator Bonacic attended and delivered remarks at the annual Emergency Medical Services Memorial Dedication Ceremony in Albany today. Bonacic was joined by members of the legislature, honored guests, and EMS professionals from around the state to pay respect to the men and women who keep us safe in our communities. This year, the names of Ross E. Huffer of the Nesconsent Fire Department and Andre M. Maurice of the Richmondville EMS were added to the memorial wall. Both paramedics were killed in the line of duty in 2014.

May 19, 2015
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NY SENATE PASSES LEGISLATION PROTECTING HOMEOWNERS BY MAKING TAX CAP PERMANENT

(Albany, NY)- Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I-Mt. Hope) announced today that the New York State Senate has passed legislation (Senate Bill S.5597) making the state 2% property tax cap, implemented in 2011, permanent. The Senate included a permanent tax cap in its one-house budget resolution in March, and this legislation affirms the commitment made then by the Republican Conference to continue to work to improve the economic conditions in New York.

May 19, 2015
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SENATOR BONACIC ANNOUNCES ORANGE COUNTY RESIDENT MICHAEL CODY HAS BEEN INDUCTED INTO THE NY SENATE VETERANS HALL OF FAME

Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I-Mt. Hope) is pleased to announce that Orange County resident, and Army veteran, Michael Cody has been inducted into the New York State Senate Veterans Hall of Fame. Mr. Cody was honored, along with other inductees, at a ceremony in Albany on Tuesday May 19th.

May 19, 2015
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Michael P. Cody Jr.

Michael P. Cody Jr. was raised in Suffern, New York. In February 1967, he entered into the service of the United States Army. While serving his country in the Vietnam War, Mr. Cody was wounded in action and found himself in an Army hospital in Japan. Due to the severity of his wounds, Mr. Cody was returned to the States, and received an honorable discharge from active duty in 1969. 

May 19, 2015
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SENATE PASSES BILL TO CREATE A REGISTRY OF VIOLENT OFFENDERS

(Albany, NY)- Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I-Mt. Hope) is pleased to announce that The Domestic Violence Protection Act, also known as “Brittany’s Law”, has passed the Senate. The bill, S513, would increase the safety and awareness of communities by increasing access to information about convicted violent felons. It would create a publicly accessible registry of all individuals convicted of a violent felony and allow local law enforcement to keep track of their location.

May 19, 2015
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SENATOR BONACIC RECOGNIZES THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF EMERGENCY FIRST RESPONDERS FROM SULLIVAN COUNTY

This past Friday, Senator Bonacic attended the Catskill Regional Medical Center’s 3rd Annual County-Wide Celebration and Awards Dinner. The dinner is a celebration of those who have dedicated their lives to the safety, protection and health of the residents of Sullivan County, and Senator Bonacic was pleased to thank the men and women for their service to the community.

Senator Bonacic is pictured with first responders, and award recipients at the Awards Dinner.

May 18, 2015
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BONACIC CONGRATULATES SIX BOY SCOUTS ON ATTAINING THE RANK OF EAGLE SCOUT

Senator Bonacic was pleased to attend an Eagle Scout Court of Honor for six Boy Scouts from Troop 63 in Goshen yesterday, and present the new Eagle Scouts with Senate resolutions. Only 5% of all Boy Scouts will attain the rank of Eagle Scout. These six young men have shown that they have the qualities to be leaders in whatever endeavor they choose.

From L-R, Dustan Winship, John Lunden, Madison Olivero, Eric Hawkins, Advaita Rao-Sharma, and Colin Henkler. Seated behind the Scouts are the Scoutmaster’s from Troop 63.

May 18, 2015
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BONACIC CELEBRATES THE RETIREMENT OF RABBI JOEL SCHWAB

Senator Bonacic joined friends, neighbors and local community leaders at the farewell celebration of Rabbi Joel Schwab of Temple Sinai in Middletown, NY, this past Sunday. Rabbi Schwab has served as the spiritual leader of the Temple for 33 years.  He now takes on an even more important role, full time grandfather to his grandchildren.

 

May 18, 2015
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Middletown High School STEM Night

A represenatative from my office stopped by Middletown High School's STEM night, on Thursday May 15th. The event was a showcase of Middletown's STEM students and their success not only this academic, but also throughout their educational career. 

Here is picture of two small robots that were built by Middletown STEM students

May 15, 2015
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Joyce Willetts

Joyce Willetts, Ph.D., was born and raised in England. After receiving her Bachelor of Science in Applied Biology from the University of Hertfordshire, Dr. Willetts immigrated to the United States. Over the next 10 years, she continued to pursue her education, culminating in a Ph.D. in Pharmacology and Toxicology. After working as a senior research scientist and an associate director of regulatory affairs for several different pharmaceutical companies, in 1996, Dr. Willetts formed her own company, Palanquin Corporation in Florida, New York. Palanquin Corporation provides pharmaceutical consulting and medical writing services.

May 13, 2015
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