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of causing the death of another, while negligently operating a motor vehicle with a suspended, revoked, or otherwise withdrawn license, from a misdemeanor to a Class E Felony.
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.
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.
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.
Senator Bonacic is pictured above with Ross Coleman, President of the New York State Camp Directors Association. Mr. Coleman, of Coleman Country Day Camp, was presented a pen certificate commemorating the passage of Senator Bonacic’s legislation, (S6466B of 2012) that allows all children’s camps to employ licensed health care professionals in order to serve the needs of children during their summer camp experience.
State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/I/C - Mount Hope) today announced that Donna L. Benson is recognized by the State Senate to be a Woman of Distinction. This annual program honors women who make an outstanding contribution to our community.
On Saturday, April 20, 2013 Senator Bonacic attended the 3rd Annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event, held at the grounds of the Sullivan County Government Center and Broadway in Monticello. The event helped raise funds for the RISE (Rape Intervention Services and Education) Program in Sullivan County. This event is always a great time that raises funds and awareness for an important cause.
Pictured with Senator Bonacic are Barbara Sush, Committee Co-Chair and Sarah Dittmar, RISE Program Manager.
On Monday, April 22, 2013, Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I-Mt.Hope) met with Mayor Ed Snow of the Village of Walton. Pictured above, left to right, is Mayor Snow, his wife, Mirjana Snow, and Senator Bonacic.
State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I-Mt. Hope) is pictured with the New York State Public Affairs Committee of the Junior League and fellow members of the New York State Senate in support of the “Trafficking Victims Protection and Justice Act” (S2135-A). This legislation improves New York State’s response to human trafficking and increases penalties for buyers and traffickers.
On Saturday, April 13, 2013 Senator Bonacic attended the Florida Fire Department & Rescue Squad's Annual Department Awards Dinner & Dance held at the St. Joseph's School Hall in Floriday, N.Y. Pictured with Senator Bonacic are Bill Uszenski, Tim Raines, Robert Itzla, Fray Fuller, Joe Bankston, Ron Heter, Jr. and Sal Pulisi.
On Saturday, April 13, 2013 Senator Bonacic attended the Middletown Fire Department's Annual Dinner at the Middletown Elk's Lodge. The honorees were Randy MacLean, Firefighter of the Year and Art Battisti, Officer of the Year. Pictured with Senator Bonacic from left to right are Fire Chief Tom Amodio, Randy MacLean & Kathie MacLean.
On Tuesday, April 16, 2013, State Senator John Bonacic (R/C/I- Mt. Hope) met with students, faculty and administration from the Delaware Academy Central School District. Pictured with Senator Bonacic above, left to right, are government teacher Doreen McGrath, Jorden Hitchcock, Katlyn Gerow, Principal Laurie Alberti, Diman Sengupta, and, seated, Kenz Maltice.
Thank you for your wonderful contribution to the New York State Senate’s Earth Day Poster Contest. This year we received many outstanding posters that exemplify the creativity of the young people in the 42nd Senatorial District.
Each entry from my District displayed tremendous originality and vision as well as obvious concern for the ecological future of our communities and our state. I am proud of your work and that of your classmates, and encourage you to continue to study and learn more about the serious challenges that face our environment.
I am pleased to announce that the winner of the 2013 Earth Day Poster Contest from my District is:
Senator Bonacic (R/C/I- Mt. Hope) has announced that the Veterans’ Cemetery Bill, S4213 by Senator Ball, has been included in the 2013-2014 New York State Budget. This bill will create a program to establish the first New York State Veterans’ Cemetery.