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BONACIC PLANS HEARINGS ON CASINO DEVELOPMENT AND RACING INDUSTRY IN NEW YORK

Chairman of Both Senate Judiciary Committee and Senate Racing, Wagering and Gaming Committee Plans Effort to offer Constitutional Amendment on Casino Gaming; and Legislation to Enhance the Racing Industry 

July 8, 2011
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SENATE PASSES LEGISLATION TO ALLOW THOMPSON TO HELP HOMEOWNERS IN SULLIVAN COUNTY

The State Senate today passed legislation sponsored by Senator John Bonacic which authorizes the Town of Thompson to establish the Treasure Lake/Davies Dam Improvement District (S.5687) and the Lake Louise Marie Dam Improvement District (S.5688).  

June 17, 2011
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SENATOR BONACIC: LANDMARK AUTISM INSURANCE REFORM LEGISLATION PASSED BY SENATE

Bonacic co-sponsored Legislation Would Ensure that Screening, Diagnosis, & Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders are Covered by Insurance 

June 17, 2011
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SENATE PASSES LEGISLATION TO HELP END ABUSE BY NON-PROFITS OF TAX EXEMPT LAND LAWS

State Senator John J. Bonacic today announced the passage by the full Senate of legislation (S.2544) to stop land banking by non-profit organizations. 

June 17, 2011
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SENATE PASSES LEGISLATION TO END MTA TAX

Bonacic co-sponsored Legislation Ends Discriminatory Tax  

June 15, 2011
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SENATOR BONACIC: MOVE OVER BILL PASSES ASSEMBLY

 Senator John J. Bonacic’s (R/C/I – Mt Hope) “Move Over Bill” (S.2769B) passed the New York State Assembly today. 

June 15, 2011
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SENATOR BONACIC INDUCTS CHARLES EUSTIS INTO VETERANS' HALL OF FAME

 

Senator John Bonacic (R/C/I- Mt. Hope) today honored  Charles Eustis of Delaware County as his 2011 Inductee to the New York State Senate Veterans’ Hall of Fame.

June 15, 2011
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BONACIC: LEGISLATION TO INCREASE SAFETY AND SECURITY AT ALCOHOL AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT FACILITIES PASSES SENATE

The New York State Senate today passed legislation, S.3349 by Senator Bonacic, which would increase the safety and security at alcohol and substance abuse treatment facilities that are utilized for judicial diversion programs.

State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I – Mt. Hope) was inspired to sponsor this amendment to the criminal procedure law when a security guard; Lee Wood was killed and a nurse; Keri Reynolds was stabbed at the Renaissance Project; a substance abuse treatment facility outside of Ellenville, NY by a felon with a history of violence who was being treated at the facility.

June 14, 2011
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BONACIC: THE SENATE PASSES GOVERNOR’S ETHICS BILL

State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I – Mt. Hope), today stated that the Senate passed the ethics reform legislation announced by Governor Andrew Cuomo, Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver. 

June 14, 2011
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BONACIC: ETHICS AGREEMENT IS FINE ON PAPER; BUT ONLY TIME WILL TELL IF IT LIVES UP TO ITS NAME

State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I – Mt. Hope), today stated he would vote for the ethics reform legislation announced by Governor Andrew Cuomo, Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver.  The legislation is named the “The Clean Up Albany Act of 2011.”

The terms of the ethic agreement include: 

June 6, 2011
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SENATOR BONACIC HONORS KELLY MYERS OF ULSTER COUNTY AS HIS 2011 WOMAN OF DISTINCTION

SENATOR BONACIC HONORS KELLY MYERS OF ULSTER COUNTY AS HIS 2011 WOMAN OF DISTINCTION 

 

May 24, 2011
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SENATOR BONACIC ANNOUNCES CONSTRUCTION GRANT AWARDS OF $321, 503 TO RAMPO-CATSKILL LIBRARY SYSTEM IN SULLIVAN COUNTY

Senator John Bonacic (R/C/I – Mt. Hope), today announced that the Ramapo-Catskill Library System in Sullivan County has been awarded $321,503 in public library construction funds. The grant funds are from $14 million in capital funds for public library construction provided in the 2010 State Budget.  The Daniel Pierce Library will receive $211,035 to renovate the roof, windows and masonry including chimney and structural restoration on brick walls; install new electrical and a fire alarm system, an overhead canopy on the handicapped walkway; replace the heating system with a geothermal system; an entry and exit reconfiguration; fabricate iron railings, expand library service space by 23,500 sq ft and furnish the new interior space. The Ethelbert B.

May 17, 2011
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SENATOR BONACIC ANNOUNCES CONSTRUCTION GRANT AWARD OF $64,829 TO THE PORT JERVIS FREE LIBRARY

Senator John Bonacic (R/C/I – Mt. Hope), today announced that the Port Jervis Free Library of the Mid-Hudson Library System in Orange County has been awarded $64,829 in public library construction funds.  The grant funds are from $14 million in capital funds for public library construction provided in the 2010 State Budget. The funds will enable the Port Jervis Free Library to improve the building’s integrity through brick and masonry restoration as well as create new space in the basement for community programs. “Libraries are an important asset to our communities. Maintaining the public library system in all communities should be a priority. Libraries are a priceless resource to our communities and should not be forgotten.

May 17, 2011
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SENATOR BONACIC ANNOUNCES CONSTRUCTION GRANT AWARD OF $33,000 TO THE SAUGERTIES PUBLIC LIBRARY

Senator John Bonacic (R/C/I – Mt. Hope), today announced that the Saugerties Public Library of the Mid-Hudson Library System in Ulster County has been awarded $33,000 in public library construction funds.  The grant funds are from $14 million in capital funds for public library construction provided in the 2010 State Budget. The funds will enable the Saugerties Public Library to create new space, install energy efficient windows, improve insulation and install radiant heating through floors on the lower level for the children’s library. “Libraries are an important asset to our communities. Maintaining the public library system in all communities should be a priority. Libraries are a priceless resource to our communities and should not be forgotten.

May 17, 2011
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SENATOR BONACIC ANNOUNCES CONSTRUCTION GRANT AWARD OF $9,606 TO SIDNEY MEMORIAL PUBLIC LIBRARY

Senator John Bonacic (R/C/I – Mt. Hope), today announced that the Sidney Memorial Public Library of the Four County Library System in Delaware County has been awarded $9,606 in public library construction funds.  

May 17, 2011
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Kelly Myers

Kelly Myers has been a pioneering force in human services for over 15 years. Graduating Cum Laude from SUNY New Paltz, she has supervised residential programs for people with disabilities and coordinated clinical services. She continuously strives to help those she worked with obtain as much independence as possible.Currently employed by St. Mary of the Snow Church as Coordinator of Religious Education for the parish, Ms. Myers is renown throughout the Saugerties community for her unwavering dedication to service. She has volunteered for numerous organizations, including Clearwater Sloop, Saugerties Historical Society, Stockade Garden Society, Saugerties Farmer’s Market, Habitat for Humanity and the Saugerties Girls’ Community Club to name a few!

May 11, 2011
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SENATOR BONACIC ENCOURAGES WOMEN TO GET MAMMOGRAMS

Senator Bonacic today has joined with the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline and Support Program in their annual Mother’s Day Campaign to urge women to get mammograms. 

May 8, 2011
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April 4, 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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