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Senator Bonacic participates in the Forestburgh 5K Run/Walk

My wife, Pat, and I participated in the 7th Annual Forestburgh 5K Run/Walk. All proceeds were donated to Hospice of  Orange & Sullivan County. It was a wonderful event on a beautiful day.

August 22, 2013
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Senator Bonacic visits the Monticello Bagel Bakery

Senator Bonacic visited with the Monticello Bagel Bakery, and spoke with Jeff Siegel about this past weekend’s First Annual Bagel Festival.

August 22, 2013
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Senator Bonacic attends the Grahamsville Little World's Fair

Senator Bonacic attended the Grahamsville Little World’s Fair on Friday, August 16th and visited with friends from the Daniel Pierce Library, the Sullivan Federation of Sportsman and the Sullivan County Longbeards booths. 

August 22, 2013
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Senator Bonacic attends Grahamsville Little World's Fair

Senator Bonacic attended the Grahamsville Little World’s Fair on Friday, August 16th and visited with friends from the Daniel Pierce Library, the Sullivan Federation of Sportsman and the Sullivan County Longbeards booths. 

August 22, 2013
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Sullivan County Renaissance Awards

Senator Bonacic attended the Sullivan County Renaissance Awards Ceremony on Monday, August 12, 2013. Sullivan Renaissance is a beautification and community development program of the Gerry Foundation. Pictured is Renaissance Chair, Sandra Gerry. 

August 22, 2013
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The Shawangunk Mountain Wild Blueberry & Huckleberry Festival in Ellenville

On Saturday, August 10, 2013 Senator John J. Bonacic attended The Shawangunk Mountain Wild Blueberry & Huckleberry Festival in Ellenville, N.Y. There were many families in attendance enjoying the beautiful weather and all that the festival had to offer.

Pictured with Senator Bonacic at the Hunt Memorial Building are Jane Eck, Marion Dumond and Ann Bowler.

August 14, 2013
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Pioneer Engine Co. #1 - Blueberry Pancake Breakfast at Norbury Hall in Ellenville

On Saturday, August 10, 2013 Senator John J. Bonacic attended The Shawangunk Mountain Wild Blueberry & Huckleberry Festival in Ellenville, N.Y. There were many families in attendance enjoying the beautiful weather and all that the festival had to offer.

Pictured with Senator Bonacic are members of Pioneer Engine Co. #1, who hosted a Blueberry Pancake Breakfast at Norbury Hall on Center Street in Ellenville.

August 14, 2013
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SENATOR BONACIC ANNOUNCES NEW LAW TO ENHANCE FIRE PREVENTION AND SAFETY FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS

“Kerry Rose Fire Sprinkler Notification Act” Will Help Educate College Students About Fire Prevention and Safety

August 12, 2013
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SENATOR BONACIC ANNOUNCES NEW LAW GIVING DMV STRONGER TOOLS TO FIGHT FRAUD

    Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I- Mt. Hope) announced that legislation to give the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) stronger tools to combat fraud has been signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo.

August 12, 2013
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LEGISLATION TO ENHANCE SAFETY IN SCHOOL ZONES SIGNED BY GOVERNOR CUOMO

New Law Prohibits U-turns in School Zones

Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I- Mt. Hope) announced today that legislation to enhance the safety of students and parents in school zones has been signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo.

August 12, 2013
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August 9, 2013
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GOVERNOR CUOMO SIGNS INTO LAW SENATOR BONACIC’S LEGISLATION TO CRIMINALIZE CONDUCT AGAINST CORRECTIONS OFFICERS

Governor Cuomo has signed into law legislation (S.5858), sponsored by Senator John Bonacic (R/C/I – Mt. Hope), to criminalize certain conduct against corrections officers and other employees of prison facilities.

The legislation makes it a felony if an inmate intentionally throws the contents of a toilet bowl on correctional employees. 

August 2, 2013
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SENATOR BONACIC INFORMS RESIDENTS HOW TO FIND OUT IF THEY ARE ENTITLED TO UNPAID LIFE INSURANCE BENEFITS

Following a New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) investigation which recovered $386 million in unpaid life insurance benefits for New Yorkers, Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I-Mt. Hope) is informing residents how they can check and see if they are entitled to unpaid life insurance benefits.

July 29, 2013
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SENATOR BONACIC ANNOUNCES SENATE PASSAGE OF LEGISLATION TO CREATE REGISTRY OF CONVICTED ANIMAL ABUSERS

     Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I-Mt. Hope) announced that the New York State Senate recently passed legislation that would create a statewide registry of convicted animal abusers who violate Buster’s Law.

June 28, 2013
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Senator Bonacic Discusses Casino Gaming Legislation during a Session of the New York State Senate

Senator Bonacic speaks on the Senate floor about casino gaming legislation during a session of the New York State Senate on Friday, June 21, 2013. 

June 25, 2013
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PRESS RELEASE- BONACIC: IT’S UP TO THE PEOPLE

After 50 Years, Legislature Poised to Pass Bill to Allow Casino Gaming in Catskills

State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I – Mt. Hope) and Assemblyman Gary Pretlow last night introduced legislation (S.5883/A.8101) that is expected to pass the Senate and Assembly this week to authorize up to four casinos across three regions, including the Catskills, if voters approve the plan this November.

June 19, 2013
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New York State Senate Passes “Joanne’s Law” to Combat Workplace Violence

The New York State Senate has passed legislation (S.2042) sponsored by Senator Bonacic (R/C/I- Mt. Hope) to help prevent violence in the workplace.  The legislation, known as “Joanne’s Law,” requires notification to an employer or workplace when a former employee is released from incarceration or has violated his or her probation or parole, if they committed a crime in that workplace. 

June 19, 2013
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Senator Bonacic Announces the Passing of Legislation to Restore $90 Million in Funding to the Office of People with Developmental Disabilities

The New York State Senate has passed legislation (S.4777D) that will restore up to $90 million to the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD).  This funding helps nonprofit programs who provide services and opportunities for some of New York’s most vulnerable people.

June 19, 2013
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SENATE PASSES BONACIC BILL TO CREATE TASK FORCE FOR ADULTS WITH AUTISM

The New York State Senate has passed legislation (S882) sponsored by Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I-Mt. Hope) to establish the task force on adults with Autism within the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities.

June 13, 2013
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SENATE PASSES BONACIC BILL ON CHILD ABUSE REPORTING

The New York State Senate today passed legislation (S.2016) sponsored by State Senator John Bonacic (R/C/I- Mt. Hope), which would require reports made to the State’s Child Abuse Hotline be investigated, when made by mandated reporters such as physicians, social workers, or law enforcement  The bill passed the Senate by with unanimous, bi-partisan support. 

June 12, 2013
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