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SENATE APPROVES EXPANSION OF SENATOR BONACIC SPONSORED LEGISLATION THAT BANNED DROP-SIDE CRIBS IN NEW YORK STATE

Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I- Mt. Hope) announced that the New York State Senate recently passed legislation to strengthen New York State’s ban on dangerous drop-side cribs. If passed by the Assembly, the legislation would expand the state’s existing drop-side crib ban to prohibit them from being used at child-care facilities and other places of public accommodation.

May 20, 2013
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United Way of Sullivan County's 30th Anniversary Celebration


On Saturday, May 18, 2013, Senator John J. Bonacic attended the United Way of Sullivan County's 30th Anniversary Celebration held at Bernie's Holiday Restaurant in Rock Hill, N.Y. Senator Bonacic presented honoree, Eileen Ernst, with a New York State Senate Resolution upon her recognition as the Volunteer Extraordinaire by the United Way of Sullivan County.

Pictured with Senator Bonacic is the honoree, Eileen Ernst, and members of the Board of Directors.

May 20, 2013
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Your Voice with Senator John Bonacic: Casino Gaming in New York State

Senator Bonacic discusses Casino Gaming in New York State- Monday, May 13, 2013.

May 17, 2013
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STATEMENT BY SENATOR JOHN BONACIC: On Oneida Compact

“The Governor should be commended for ending a long standing dispute with the Oneida Nation.  I wish him continued success in resolving remaining disputes with other Native American tribes and nations.  The Governor’s actions will help bring greater clarity to where private sector casino gaming can go.  I look forward to continuing to work with my colleagues in the Senate and Assembly, and the Governor to bring casino gaming to fruition this year.”  

May 16, 2013
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Senator Bonacic Shares A Poem in Honor of Mother's Day

"In Honor of Women" by Joana Ukali

The Women Who Walk Miles To Feed Their FamiliesThank You

Women Who Love When No Love Is ReturnedThank You

May 10, 2013
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Senator Bonacic Talks With 2013 Woman of Distinction Donna Benson

Senator Bonacic and Orange County Clerk Donna Benson talk after the 2013 Women of Distinction Ceremony on Tuesday, May 7th, 2013.

May 9, 2013
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STATEMENT BY SENATOR JOHN BONACIC: Regarding the Governor’s Casino Proposal

This week the Governor asked me to hold off on introducing legislation because he wanted to lay out his plan first.  Accordingly, I waited.  I appreciate the fact that he has now done so.  I am pleased he is actively engaged on the issue of gaming.  

May 9, 2013
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Senator Bonacic Celebrates Orange County Clerk Donna Benson as a 2013 Woman of Distinction

Senator John Bonacic (R/C/I-Mt. Hope) is proud to recognize a truly distinguished woman and leader in our district, Orange County Clerk Donna Benson. On May 7, 2013, Ms. Benson was honored in the Capitol as one of the 2013 New York State Women of Distinction.  Ms. Benson's devotion to Orange County throughout her life and her career is impressive.  She has made an impact on the lives of so many through her community involvement, particularly through her leadership in so many community organizations. Ms. Benson's commitment to Orange County is also demonstrated through her career in public service. Ms. Benson has been the Orange County Clerk since 1998.

May 9, 2013
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Senator Bonacic Discusses Bus Safety with Members of the New York Association for Pupil Transportation

On Tuesday, May 7, 2013, Senator Bonacic met with members of the New York Association for Pupil Transportation (NYAPT) from the district to discuss bus safety issues.  The group was in Albany promoting "stop arm cameras" which are used to catch drivers illegally passing school buses.  Senator Bonacic is pictured above, left to right, with John Higbie, Louise Stewart, and Pam Reyer.

May 8, 2013
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Senator Bonacic Pays Respect to Fallen United States Marine, Staff Sergeant Eric D. Christian

Senator Bonacic pays respect to fallen U.S Marine, Staff Sergeant Eric D. Christian of Warwick, New York.  Sergeant Christian died in combat operations on May 4th in Afghanistan.

May 8, 2013
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Senator Bonacic Welcomes Local Honorees for Outstanding Volunteer Work: Marion Dumond

Senator Bonacic (R/C/I-Mt. Hope) is pictured with honored guest Marion Dumond of Ellenville.  Ms. Dumond was honored for her outstanding contributions to her community through her volunteer work.  Born and raised in Sullivan County, Ms. Dumond has lived in Ellenvile for the past 48 years.  She is a career librarian who has devoted her time to serving as Chair of the Ellenville Library Museum Advisory Board, where she was intrumental in opening the current modern library facility, art gallery, and local art museum.

May 8, 2013
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Senator Bonacic Welcomes Local Honorees for Outstanding Volunteer Work: Glenice Foglia

Senator Bonacic (R/C/I-Mt. Hope) is pictured with honored guest Glenice Foglia of Middletown.  Ms. Foglia was honored for her outstanding contributions to her community through her volunteer work.  Working as a secretary in the Nursing Department at Orange County Community College for 27 years, Ms. Foglia volunteers with the Jewish Family Services's Visitor Program, and is a very active member of the Middletown Lion's Club. 

May 8, 2013
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Senator Bonacic Welcomes Local Honorees for Outstanding Volunteer Work: Mabel Adams

Senator Bonacic (R/C/I-Mt. Hope) is pictured with honored guest Mabel Adams of Delhi.  Ms. Adams was honored for her outstanding contributions to her community through her volunteer work.  A resident of Delhi for almost 50 years, Ms. Adams volunteers for medical transportation services through the Office of the Aging, is a member of the Delaware County Senior Council, a member of the Delhi Senior Social Club, and is a member of the American Legion Auxiliary of Delhi, among other community involvement.

May 8, 2013
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Senator Bonacic Announces Senate Confirmation of Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam for the New York State Court of Appeals

Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I-Mt. Hope) is pictured with newly appointed New York Court of Appeals Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam.  As Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Senator Bonacic moved her nomination to the Senate Floor for confirmation by a unanimous vote.

May 7, 2013
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Senator John Bonacic selects Richard R. Keiser to the New York State Veterans’ Hall of Fame

Attached is the press release for the selection of Richard R. Keiser to the New York State Veterans' Hall of Fame. 

May 2, 2013
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PRESS RELEASE: SENATE PASSES “TERESITA’S LAW” BY SENATOR BONACIC

 Today the New York State Senate passed “Teresita’s Law,” (S.1888)  sponsored by Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I-Mt. Hope), which elevates the charge of causing the death of another, while negligently operating a motor vehicle with a suspended, revoked, or otherwise withdrawn license, from a misdemeanor to a Class E Felony.

April 29, 2013
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Senator Bonacic Attends Mohonk Preserve Celebration

On Saturday, April 27, 2013, Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I-Mt Hope) attended the 50th Anniversary and Grand Reopening of the Mohonk Preserve Visitor Center Celebration.  Senator Bonacic is pictured above, participating in a ribbon cutting with Chris White, Glen Hoagland, Sam and Joy Grafton, and other dignitaries.

April 29, 2013
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Senator Bonacic attends the 7th Annual Greenwood Forest Farms Association, Inc. Spring Luncheon

On Saturday, April 27, 2013 Senator John J. Bonacic attended the 7th Annual Greenwood Forest Farms Association, Inc. Spring Luncheon honoring businessman Mr. Leo Kaytes and photographer Mr. John Robinson for their valued community service at the Warwick Valley Country Club in Warwick.  Greenwood Forest Farms Association, Inc. is dedicated to gathering and preserving the historical information of New York State's first African American resort community, founded in 1919 in the Town of Warwick, NY.

Pictured with Senator Bonacic are John and Gail Robinson.

 

April 29, 2013
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Senator Bonacic meets with DOT and others regarding the Pond Eddy Bridge in Sullivan County

On Friday, April 26, 2013 Senator John J. Bonacic, along with other elected officials and department heads, met with representatives from the New York State Department of Transportation in Monticello to discuss the Pond Eddy Bridge.

April 29, 2013
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Senator Bonacic Speaks with West Point Cadets on West Point Day

Senator Bonacic speaks with West Point Cadets from the United States Military Academy in the Senate Chamber on West Point Day in the Capitol. 

April 29, 2013
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