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SENATOR BONACIC ANNOUNCES PASSAGE OF SENATE BILL S.6202 REQUIRING SEX OFFENDERS TO REGISTER MULTIPLE RESIDENCES

Senator Bonacic announces the Senate passage of legislation he sponsored (S.6202), which requires sex offenders to report secondary residences or domiciles to any police department within ten days.  At present, there is a section on the sex offender registration form to list a second residence, but completing this section is not required by law.

June 11, 2014
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Senator Bonacic Announces Passage of Senate Bill 2016: Child Abuse Calls From Mandated Reporters Must Be Investigated

Senator Bonacic today announces that legislation he introduced, Senate Bill 2016, requiring that certain mandated reporters who phone in child abuse or maltreatment reports to the statewide child abuse hotline be immediately referred to local child abuse investigators, has passed in the New York State Senate. 

June 11, 2014
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Senator Bonacic With Actor Tony Danza, and Energy Counsel, Emma Maceko for Italian-American Day in the Capitol

Senator John Bonacic with actor Tony Danza and Emma Maceko, Assistant Energy Counsel, for Italian-American Day in the New York State Senate. Tony  Danza  was selected to be the 2014 Italian-American Day Honoree as part of the celebration which recognizes the contributions of Italian-Americans.

June 11, 2014
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SENATOR BONACIC SPEAKS ON THE PASSAGE OF BILLS RECOMMENDED BY HEROIN TASK FORCE

“Holistic and aggressive approach.”  -- Senator Bonacic speaks on the bills passed on June 9th in the New York State Senate to battle against the heroin and opioid addiction epidemic.  The wider distribution of Narcan; crackdown on providers who overprescribe pain killers; expanded insurance coverage for treatment services, and severe penalties for heroin sellers, are among the highlights. 

June 10, 2014
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SENATOR BONACIC ANNOUNCES THE PASSAGE OF BILLS RECOMMENDED BY HEROIN TASK FORCE

COMPREHENSIVE LEGISLATIVE PACKAGE AIMS TO SAVE LIVES

Measures Will Help Address Growing Heroin and Opioid Use in New York

June 10, 2014
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Senator Bonacic Attends Relay for Life in Sullivan County

Senator Bonacic visited the Sullivan County Relay for Life event, held on June 7, 2014, and sponsored by Crystal Run Healthcare.  This event honors cancer survivors, remembers those we have lost, and raises funds and awareness to fight back against cancer. 

With the Senator is (l) Mary DeFreitas, Chief Human Resources Officer for Crystal Run; and (r) Joan Patterson, RN, Director of Nursing/Rock Hill.  Deb Polin, one of the Relay for Life Team Captains is at the far right.

 

 

June 9, 2014
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Senator Bonacic Speaks at Civilian Emergency Preparedness Training Class at SUNY Sullivan - June 7, 2014

Senator Bonacic spoke at the Civilian Emergency Preparedness Training class held at SUNY Sullivan on June 7, 2014.  The program, led by Captain Castillo of the NY National Guard, provided the attendees with the tools, information, and resources needed to prepare for an emergency. 

 

June 9, 2014
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Helping Our Heroes: New Law Assists Service Disabled Vets

As your Senator, I have always worked together in a bipartisan way to provide support for New York State's courageous veterans.   That's why I am pleased to report that an important new proposal to help New York’s Service Disabled Veterans pursue successful new business ventures has just been signed into law. Modeled after a highly successful federal initiative, New York’s new law will establish a new contract preference “set-aside” for service disabled veterans.

June 5, 2014
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SENATE’S JOINT TASK FORCE ON HEROIN AND OPIOID ADDICTION RELEASES REPORT AND LEGISLATIVE RECOMMENDATIONS

The New York State Senate Joint Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction today released a report summarizing the findings of statewide forums held to examine the issues surrounding the increase in drug abuse, addiction and drug related crimes in New York. The report includes a comprehensive package of bills recommended for action this legislative session that target prevention, treatment, and enforcement issues raised during extensive testimony provided by dozens of experts, parents, and concerned New Yorkers.  

June 5, 2014
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SENATE RESOLUTION COMMEMORATES 70th ANNIVERSARY OF D-DAY INVASION Resolution Accompanied By Historical Exhibits; Passage of Veterans Legislation

The New York State Senate today honored World War II veterans today by adopting  a resolution that commemorates the 70th anniversary of the Allied Army invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944, a defining day in world history that marked the beginning of the liberation of Europe and the eventual end of World War II; as well as passing a package of legislation to benefit veterans, and men and women in active military duty.

June 5, 2014
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Senator Bonacic Announces 2014 New York State Summer Reading Program

Senator Bonacic announces that the New York State Senate is partnering with the New York State Library and the 1,100 libraries and neighborhood branches to get more children reading this summer.  The Senate’s 2014 Summer Reading Program in conjunction with the New York State Library is offering students and families a variety of entertaining ways to encourage reading.  

May 28, 2014
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Senator Bonacic Congratulates Walter Kittle, 2014 NYS Senate Veterans' Hall of Fame Inductee

Senator Bonacic congratulates Walter Kittle on his induction into the NYS Senate Veterans' Hall of Fame at a ceremony recently held in Albany. Kittle served in the Navy, Army National Guard and Air National Guard and volunteered for tours in Iraq and Afghanistan before retiring in 2013 from 30 plus years in military service. Here, Kittle is being awarded a NYS Certificate of Recognition by the Senator.  

(photo Senate Services)

May 23, 2014
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Senator Bonacic Provides Update on Heroin & Opioid Addiction Task Force Progress

Joint Senate Task Force on Heroin & Opioid Addiction plans legislation on or before June 1 

May 23, 2014
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Senator Bonacic with former FDNY Division Chief, James Martin, at the NYS Emergency Medical Services Memorial

Senator Bonacic with James Martin, former Division Chief of the Fire Department of New York, in Albany for the NYS Emergency Medical Services Memorial held on May 20, 2014 at Empire State Plaza. This event recognized 12 fallen FDNY emergency medical service providers whose names were added to the Tree of Life Memorial, bringing the total to 56.  

May 23, 2014
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Senator Bonacic Meets with Compassionate Care Advocates

Senator Bonacic met with constituents (l to r) Jessica Koock, Cindy Tangney and Eileen Konieczny recently at the District Office to discuss the Compassionate Care Act (SB4406) which would legalize marijuana for a certified medical use, and could only be administered by a certified patient or designated caregiver.  The Senator advised them that he would support the bill if it came to the Senate floor. 

May 20, 2014
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Senator Bonacic Attends Heroin & Opioid Addiction Task Force Forum in Newburgh

Senator Bonacic attended and spoke at the Heroin & Opioid Addiction Forum hosted by Senator Larkin which was held at the Newburgh Armory Unity Center last week.  Representatives from law enforcement; health, treatment and recovery centers; as well as local elected officials met to discuss this alarming epidemic. Their comments will aid the State Senate Task Force to create appropriate legislation.  Here is the Senator with (l to r) Senator Phil Boyle, Chairman; Senator William Larkin, Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus, District Attorney David Hoovler; representative from Sean Patrick Maloney's office; Darcie Miller from the Orange County Office of Mental Health; and Rob Ross CEO of St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital.

May 19, 2014
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Senator Bonacic Discussed The Heroin & Opioid Addiction Epidemic

Senator Bonacic discusses the recent forum he hosted in Sullivan County, and the helpful information provided by panelists and audience members

 

 

May 16, 2014
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Senator Bonacic with 2014 Woman of Distinction honoree, Barbara Sush and her husband, Richard Sush

Barbara Sush was honored as a New York Senate 2014 Woman of Distinction reception held in Albany on May 13. Sush a retired schoolteacher from Sullivan County, is a leader in numerous organizations and as a Master Gardener, has worked on various beautification projects throughout Sullivan County.  Here is the Senator with Barbara and her husband, Richard.

(photo: Senate Services)

May 16, 2014
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May 14, 2014
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