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SENATE PASSES SENATOR BONACIC'S BILL TO KEEP DANGEROUS CRIMINALS OFF SCHOOL BUSES

On Monday, March 4, 2013, the New York State Senate passed legislation to protect children by preventing people who have been convicted of crimes involving children, sexual-based offenses, and drug offenses from being a school bus monitor. The bill (S883), sponsored by Senator John Bonacic (R,C,I-Mount Hope), also updates existing laws to include Leandra’s Law convictions in disqualifying a person from being a school bus driver for five years after conviction.

March 5, 2013
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SENATOR BONACIC WORKING TO BRING BACK STAR TAX REBATE CHECKS

On Monday, March 4, 2013, I, along with other members of the Senate Republican Conference, proposed the Middle Class Family Tax Relief & Fairness Act. 

 This proposed legislation would restore the STAR Rebate Check Program to help families pay their high property tax bills. 

March 5, 2013
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PISTOL PERMIT PRIVACY FORM

 My office has received requests for copies of the new pistol permit privacy “opt-out” form, please find below the links for the “opt-out” forms for your specific county:

Orange:

March 5, 2013
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SENATOR BONACIC ACCEPTS EMERGENCY SERVICES AWARD

State Senator John Bonacic accepted the Orange County Office of Emergency Medical Services and Orange County Emergency Medical Services Council’s annual award for being Orange County’s EMS Supporter of the Year.

March 4, 2013
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SENATOR BONACIC SPEAKS WITH SULLIVAN AND ORANGE COUNTY MUSIC EDUCATORS

 

 

 

On Monday, March 4, 2013, Senator John J. Bonacic (R,C,I- Mt. Hope) met with music educators from Sullivan, Orange and Delaware Counties supporting music education in our schools.  Pictured above standing, left to right, is Kevin Giroux, Daniel McConnell, Mike Mingo, Senator Bonacic, Lori Orestano-James, Gary Siegel, and Kristin Henne.  Seated, left to right, is Sonja Beard, and Diane Krick.

March 4, 2013
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SENATOR BONACIC SPEAKS AT THE ALBANY GUN RIGHTS RALLY

Senator John J. Bonacic (R,C,I- Mt. Hope) speaks in Albany at the rally against Governor Cuomo's controversial gun control law outside of the New York State Capitol Building on Thursday, February 28, 2013.

February 28, 2013
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SENATOR BONACIC SPEAKS WITH REPRESENTATIVES FROM ULSTER-GREEN ARC

On Wednesday, February 27, 2013, Senator John J. Bonacic (R,C,I- Mt. Hope) met with Laurie Kelley and Melissa Paradies of Ulster-Green ARC to discuss how the Governor's budget will effect people with developmental disabilities.

February 28, 2013
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SENATOR BONACIC NAMED DEPUTY REPUBLICAN CONFERENCE LEADER FOR STATE/FEDERAL RELATIONS

State Senator John Bonacic (R,C, I- Mt. Hope) has been newly named the Deputy Republican Conference Leader for State/Federal Relations.  This leadership position entails working on issues related to the relationship between the federal government and New York State.  

February 19, 2013
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SENATOR BONACIC URGES GOVERNOR CUOMO TO REMOVE UTILITY TAX SURCHARGE EXTENSION FROM EXECUTIVE BUDGET

  Senator John J. Bonacic (R,C,I- Mt. Hope) is urging Governor Cuomo to remove the proposed extension of the utility tax surcharge from his Executive Budget.

February 8, 2013
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STATEMENT BY SENATOR JOHN BONACIC ON GOVERNOR CUOMO'S BUDGET PROPOSAL

I applaud Governor Cuomo for presenting a balanced budget that holds the line on spending.   Increasing aid to schools statewide by over 4%, during these very challenging economic times is a good thing.  However, in reviewing his aid calculations for several districts in the Hudson Valley, that statewide figure of a 4% increase is not bearing out locally in many districts.  I am concerned about that. 

January 23, 2013
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INFORMATION REGARDING THE NEW GUN LAW

Over the last few days my office has received numerous inquiries regarding the implementation of the new gun law. The Governor has released a list of answers to frequently asked questions regarding this law which is available here.

 

 

January 18, 2013
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SIGN SEN. BONACIC’S PETITION TO OPPOSE RESTRICTIVE NEW GUN CONTROL MEASURES

SENATOR JOHN BONACIC

Protecting Our 2nd Amendment Rights

Dear Friend,

Calls to my office have been overwhelmingly against the State's new gun control law. I want you to know that I voted against that new law.

January 16, 2013
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STATEMENT BY SENATOR JOHN BONACIC: ON GUN CONTROL LEGISLATION

As the Daily Freeman quoted Ulster County Sheriff Paul Van Blarcum, in an article on January 13, 2013: "Anybody wants to do anything, they will find a way to do it."

The Sheriff pointed out that more restrictive gun and ammunition laws will not solve the crime problem.  Sadly, I believe that is true.

January 15, 2013
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SENATOR BONACIC SWORN IN FOR NEW TERM IN NEW YORK STATE SENATE

Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I-Mt. Hope) was recently sworn in for his eighth term as New York State Senator for the 42nd District. Senator Bonacic took the oath of office in the Senate Chamber on the opening day of the 2013-14 legislative session.

“It is an honor and a privilege to continue to represent our community in the New York State Senate. I am truly grateful for the opportunity to once again serve our residents, and I look forward to continuing to work on their behalf,” said Senator Bonacic.

January 10, 2013
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SENATOR BONACIC REACTION TO STATE OF STATE ADDRESS

Governor Cuomo has laid out a clear vision for the Legislature to consider.  New Yorkers want to ensure our government enacts policies that encourage private sector job growth; and that our government functions in a bi-partisan, responsible way.   

January 9, 2013
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SENATOR BONACIC ANNOUNCES NEW STATE LAWS TAKING EFFECT JANUARY 1, 2013

Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I-Mt. Hope) announced that new protections for domestic violence victims and a new tax exemption to encourage solar energy use are among the new state laws taking effect on January 1, 2013.

January 4, 2013
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2012 REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL AWARDS

This year, for the first time, Senator Bonacic served on Governor Cuomo’s Regional Economic Development Council.  That enabled him to help direct funding to several projects important to many of our communities.  In fact, this year, the Mid-Hudson Region was allocated an extra 38% in aid compared to last year.  Some of the key projects include:

December 20, 2012
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