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Committee Meeting: Racing, Gaming and Wagering Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Racing, Gaming and Wagering Senator John J. Bonacic, Chair 10:00 AM, Wednesday, April 6, 2011 Room 510 LOB

April 6, 10:00 AM - 10:03 AM
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3/ 30/11 Legislative Update with Senator John Bonacic

Senator Bonacic discusses the Budget, Kaplan Hall dedication and a Hospice event.

March 31, 2011
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SENATOR BONACIC MEETS WITH LIBERTY MIDDLE SCHOOL 7th and 8th GRADE BAND AND JAZZ ENSEMBLE

On March 29, 2011 Senator Bonacic me with the Liberty Middle School’s 7 and 8th Grade Band and Jazz Ensemble and presented them with a Senate Resolution. Senator Bonacic is pictured with Gary Siegel, Liberty Central School District’s Director of Music and NYSSMA State  Government Relations Advocacy Committee Member and Liberty Middle School students.

March 29, 2011
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STATEMENT BY SENATOR JOHN BONACIC: ON THE $2.6 MILLION PROPOSED FINE BY THE NYS DEC AGAINST THE NYC DEP

March 29, 2011 The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has historically forsaken the residents in the New York City Ashokan Watershed and violated National Clean Water Act standards. In addition, ineffective leadership in the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has contributed to the continued destruction of upstate communities.

March 29, 2011
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STATEMENT BY SENATOR JOHN BONACIC

 March 28, 2011 I am glad that we are headed toward passing an on-time budget.

March 28, 2011
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Committee Meeting: Judiciary Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Judiciary Senator John J. Bonacic, Chair 11:30 AM, Tuesday, March 29, 2011 Room 123 CAP

March 29, 11:30 AM - 12:23 PM
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Dedication Ceremony of Kaplan Hall at the Newburgh Campus of Orange County Community College

On Thursday, March 24th, 2011 Senator Bonacic attended the dedication ceremony of Kaplan Hall at the Newburgh Campus of Orange County Community College.  The Kaplan Hall will contain new science labs, a health professions wing for nursing and therapy programs, the campus library and main learning center, the one-stop student center for prospective students, and additional general purpose classrooms.

Pictured from L - R: Senator John J. Bonacic, William Kaplan and SUNY Orange President, Dr. William Richards.

March 25, 2011
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Legislative Report with Senator John Bonacic 3/22/11

Senator Bonacic discusses budget negotions.

March 23, 2011
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BONACIC ANNOUNCES RESTORATION OF VLT AID TO SULLIVAN COUNTY

State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I – Mt. Hope), announced today that Sullivan County would receive a portion of VLT aid, according to a three way agreement between the Assembly, Senate and Executive Chamber, the measure requires final approval in the budget by the legislature. 

March 22, 2011
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BONACIC: BUDGET AGREEMENT MOVING FORWARD

 Budgets for Housing, Agriculture, and Environmental Conservation Largely Agreed Upon 

March 22, 2011
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SENATOR BONACIC PRESENTS RESOLUTION TO SAUGERTIES BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB YOUTH OF THE YEAR CANDIDATE NIKOLAS DEJESUS

March 22, 2011  Senator Bonacic met with Nikolas DeJesus from the Saugerties Boys and Girls Club today. Senator Bonacic presented Niko with a Senate Resolution congratulating him on his candidacy for the NYS Boys and Girls Club “Youth of the Year” Award. The Youth of the Year is an annual award given to the young New Yorkers who best represent the values and ideals of the Boys and Girls Club New York State Alliance.

March 22, 2011
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STATEMENT BY SENATOR JOHN BONACIC AND ASSEMBLYMAN KEVIN CAHILL

Announcing a Three Way Agreement on Flood Buyout Legislation in the Town of Wawarsing 

March 21, 2011
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Legislative Update with Senator John Bonacic 3/15/11

Legislative Update on Redistricting.

March 16, 2011
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SENATOR BONACIC MEETS WITH NAACP DELEGATES

 On March 15, 2011 Senator Bonacic met with delegates from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) from Ulster and Sullivan Counties, to discuss their budget and social concerns. From left to right: Eric Monroe, Sullivan County’s Executive Director of Human Rights Commission; Joanne “Kazu” Bernstein, Maude Bruce, President, Ellenville NAACP and Senator Bonacic.

March 15, 2011
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Committee Meeting: Racing, Gaming and Wagering Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Racing, Gaming and Wagering Senator John J. Bonacic, Chair 9:30 AM, Tuesday, March 15, 2011 Room 510 LOB

March 15, 9:30 AM - 9:34 AM
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Committee Meeting: Judiciary Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Judiciary Senator John J. Bonacic, Chair 1:30 PM, Monday, March 14, 2011 Room 124 Cap

March 14, 1:30 PM - 2:07 PM
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STATEMENT BY SENATOR JOHN BONACIC On Reservoir Levels and Flooding

 March 10, 2011 “The dangers faced by the people of the Catskills in relation to flooding these past few and next several days are avoidable to a degree.  The Senate has previously passed my legislation to require New York City to reduce reservoir levels whenever major inflows of rain or snow were anticipated.  Shortly thereafter, New York City started to take some flood mitigation measures.”

March 10, 2011
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STATEMENT BY SENATOR JOHN BONACIC

In response to a question from the NY Times, I did state, and do believe that the current tax rates for individuals and families earning more than $1 million should be continued at its current rate. 

March 9, 2011
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ONTEORA SCHOOL DISTRICT’S DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION INSPIRES NEW LEGISLATION TO ENSURE CHILDREN’S SAFETY

Legislation (S.3100),  sponsored by Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I – Mt. Hope), passed the Senate on March 7, 2011. The legislation expands the list of crimes for which a person is prohibited from becoming a school bus driver. 

March 9, 2011
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