State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I – Mt. Hope), today stated that he will introduce legislation requiring phone companies regulated by the State Public Service Commission (PSC) to disclose information to the public.
On September 9, 2011 State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I - Mt. Hope) inspected flood damage that took place in Sidney, New York as result of Tropical Storm Lee. To see pictures taken during the visit, click on the attached powerpoint file.
State Senator John J. Bonacic will propose three bills to give relief to citizens and local governments affected by Hurricane Irene. The first will allow assessment rolls for 2012 taxes for counties and towns to be modified (if the county approves) to reflect the value of their property on September 5, 2011. The second will allow school districts to authorize by resolution the partial payment of taxes without interest for those that were impacted by the flooding and need to make out of pocket payments as a result of the floods.
"I am pleased that FEMA has recognized the need for federal disaster assistance in Orange and Sullivan Counties; in addition to Delaware and Ulster County, which were approved earlier in the week,” said Senator John Bonacic. “ I appreciate the Governor’s commitment to all areas of the state and all of the hard work he’s doing to assess the damage left in the wake of Hurricane Irene.
This qualifies residents and businesses in these counties for direct federal assistance with basic necessities, cleanup and rebuilding efforts. For more information on the available programs please visit http://www.fema.gov/news/newsrelease.fema?id=57534. To begin applying for assistance you can visit www.DisasterAssistance.gov or call 1-800-621-FEMA(3362) or 1-800-462-7585 (TTY) for the hearing and speech impaired. The toll-free numbers will operate from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM seven days a week until further notice.
State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I – Mt Hope) will hold a complimentary breakfast for Veterans on Monday, August 29, 2011 from 8:30 – 10:00 a.m., at the Glasco Fire Company Banquet Hall, 138 Liberty St. Ext., Glasco, NY.
PUBLIC HEARING OF THE NEW YORK STATE SENATE RACING, GAMING AND WAGERING COMMITTEE FOR SEPTEMBER 9, 2011 IS RE-SCHEDULED FOR OCTOBER 5, 2011
The Public Hearing of the New York State Senate Racing, Gaming and Wagering Committee originally scheduled for September 9, 2011 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Nassau County Office Building, 1550 Franklin Avenue, Mineola has been re-scheduled. The Public Hearing will now be on October 5, 2011 from 12:00 PM to 2:30 PM at the same location as originally scheduled.
Oct. 5 Senate Standing Committee on Racing, Gaming and WageringChair: Senator John J. BonacicPublic Hearing: To develop potential legislation to enhance the racing industry in New York StatePlace: Nassau County Office Building, Legislative Chamber, 1550 Franklin Ave, Mineola, New YorkTime: 12:00 P.M. – 2:30 P.M.Contact: Langdon Chapman (845) 344-3311Media Contact: Jillian Deuel (518) 455-3181ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY
On July 26, 2011 New York State Senator John J. Bonacic attended the groundbreaking of a $40 million expansion project at Empire Casino Raceway in Yonkers, New York. Senator Bonacic, second from left, said that "The job creation created by this investment is welcome both in New York State and the horse racing and entertainment industry. I look forward to continuing to see our harness track properties grow with private sector development opportunity."
State Senator John J. Bonacic has signed on to co-sponsor the Senate’s Protect Our Children’s Act/ Caylee’s Law. The legislation recognizes serious forms of child abuse that are not adequately covered by existing law, to better protect our children.