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SENATOR BONACIC INTRODUCES CASINO GAMING LEGISLATION

State Senator John J. Bonacic (Orange County), has introduced legislation, S.5586, which would provide for a process to authorize up to seven licenses for casino gaming if a referendum  on the Constitutional amendment to allow casino gaming this November is successful.

May 23, 2013
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Senator Bonacic Discusses the State of New York Emergency Medical Services Memorial Dedcation Ceremony

Senator Bonacic speaks about the New York State "Tree of Life" Memorial for Emergency Medical Service workers who have died in the line of duty.

May 23, 2013
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Senator Bonacic Talks with New York State Veterans Hall of Fame Inductee Richard Keiser

Senator Bonacic speaks with 2013 New York State Veterans Hall of Fame Honoree Richard Keiser.

May 22, 2013
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Senator Bonacic Attends the New York Emergency Medical Services Memorial Dedication Ceremony

On Tuesday, May 21, 2013, Senator John Bonacic (R/C/I-Mt. Hope) attended the New York State Emergency Medical Services Memorial Dedication Ceremony.  The memorial honors emergency medical workers who have died in the line of duty.  This year Eric Monty of Champlain EMS and David G. Restuccio of Staten Island University Hospital were honored.  Since Senator Bonacic helped start the memorial in 2004, forty-four emergency medical workers have been memorialized.  Senator Bonacic is pictured above with Warwick emergency medical workers, Frank Cassanite and Jo Ann Cheney, in front of the Tree of Life dedicated to fallen EMS workers.

May 22, 2013
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SENATOR BONACIC WELCOMES RICHARD KEISER INTO THE NEW YORK STATE VETERANS HALL OF FAME

On Tuesday, May 21, 2013, Senator John Bonacic (R/C/I-Mt. Hope) honored the induction of Richard Keiser to the New York State Senate Veterans' Hall of Fame.  Mr. Keiser served with the 101st Airborne Division in Vietnam, and acheived the rank of Sergeant.  He was wounded at the Battle of Hamburger Hill in May 1969.  Professionally, he served as an Orangetown Police Detective for 33 years and is a member of various veterans' and community organizations.  We are grateful for Mr. Keiser's service to his community and country.

May 21, 2013
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SENATOR BONACIC ANNOUNCES THE SENATE PASSAGE OF LEGISLATION TO ENHANCE SAFETY IN SCHOOL ZONES

     Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I-Mt. Hope) announced that the New York State Senate has passed legislation to enhance the safety of students and parents in school zones.

     The legislation (S3528) would enhance safety for students within a school zone by preventing drivers from making U turns within the posted hours that the school zone is in effect.

May 20, 2013
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SENATE APPROVES EXPANSION OF SENATOR BONACIC SPONSORED LEGISLATION THAT BANNED DROP-SIDE CRIBS IN NEW YORK STATE

Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I- Mt. Hope) announced that the New York State Senate recently passed legislation to strengthen New York State’s ban on dangerous drop-side cribs. If passed by the Assembly, the legislation would expand the state’s existing drop-side crib ban to prohibit them from being used at child-care facilities and other places of public accommodation.

May 20, 2013
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United Way of Sullivan County's 30th Anniversary Celebration


On Saturday, May 18, 2013, Senator John J. Bonacic attended the United Way of Sullivan County's 30th Anniversary Celebration held at Bernie's Holiday Restaurant in Rock Hill, N.Y. Senator Bonacic presented honoree, Eileen Ernst, with a New York State Senate Resolution upon her recognition as the Volunteer Extraordinaire by the United Way of Sullivan County.

Pictured with Senator Bonacic is the honoree, Eileen Ernst, and members of the Board of Directors.

May 20, 2013
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Your Voice with Senator John Bonacic: Casino Gaming in New York State

Senator Bonacic discusses Casino Gaming in New York State- Monday, May 13, 2013.

May 17, 2013
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STATEMENT BY SENATOR JOHN BONACIC: On Oneida Compact

“The Governor should be commended for ending a long standing dispute with the Oneida Nation.  I wish him continued success in resolving remaining disputes with other Native American tribes and nations.  The Governor’s actions will help bring greater clarity to where private sector casino gaming can go.  I look forward to continuing to work with my colleagues in the Senate and Assembly, and the Governor to bring casino gaming to fruition this year.”  

May 16, 2013
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Senator Bonacic Shares A Poem in Honor of Mother's Day

"In Honor of Women" by Joana Ukali

The Women Who Walk Miles To Feed Their FamiliesThank You

Women Who Love When No Love Is ReturnedThank You

May 10, 2013
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Senator Bonacic Talks With 2013 Woman of Distinction Donna Benson

Senator Bonacic and Orange County Clerk Donna Benson talk after the 2013 Women of Distinction Ceremony on Tuesday, May 7th, 2013.

May 9, 2013
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STATEMENT BY SENATOR JOHN BONACIC: Regarding the Governor’s Casino Proposal

This week the Governor asked me to hold off on introducing legislation because he wanted to lay out his plan first.  Accordingly, I waited.  I appreciate the fact that he has now done so.  I am pleased he is actively engaged on the issue of gaming.  

May 9, 2013
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Senator Bonacic Celebrates Orange County Clerk Donna Benson as a 2013 Woman of Distinction

Senator John Bonacic (R/C/I-Mt. Hope) is proud to recognize a truly distinguished woman and leader in our district, Orange County Clerk Donna Benson. On May 7, 2013, Ms. Benson was honored in the Capitol as one of the 2013 New York State Women of Distinction.  Ms. Benson's devotion to Orange County throughout her life and her career is impressive.  She has made an impact on the lives of so many through her community involvement, particularly through her leadership in so many community organizations. Ms. Benson's commitment to Orange County is also demonstrated through her career in public service. Ms. Benson has been the Orange County Clerk since 1998.

May 9, 2013
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Senator Bonacic Discusses Bus Safety with Members of the New York Association for Pupil Transportation

On Tuesday, May 7, 2013, Senator Bonacic met with members of the New York Association for Pupil Transportation (NYAPT) from the district to discuss bus safety issues.  The group was in Albany promoting "stop arm cameras" which are used to catch drivers illegally passing school buses.  Senator Bonacic is pictured above, left to right, with John Higbie, Louise Stewart, and Pam Reyer.

May 8, 2013
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Senator Bonacic Pays Respect to Fallen United States Marine, Staff Sergeant Eric D. Christian

Senator Bonacic pays respect to fallen U.S Marine, Staff Sergeant Eric D. Christian of Warwick, New York.  Sergeant Christian died in combat operations on May 4th in Afghanistan.

May 8, 2013
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Senator Bonacic Welcomes Local Honorees for Outstanding Volunteer Work: Marion Dumond

Senator Bonacic (R/C/I-Mt. Hope) is pictured with honored guest Marion Dumond of Ellenville.  Ms. Dumond was honored for her outstanding contributions to her community through her volunteer work.  Born and raised in Sullivan County, Ms. Dumond has lived in Ellenvile for the past 48 years.  She is a career librarian who has devoted her time to serving as Chair of the Ellenville Library Museum Advisory Board, where she was intrumental in opening the current modern library facility, art gallery, and local art museum.

May 8, 2013
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Senator Bonacic Welcomes Local Honorees for Outstanding Volunteer Work: Glenice Foglia

Senator Bonacic (R/C/I-Mt. Hope) is pictured with honored guest Glenice Foglia of Middletown.  Ms. Foglia was honored for her outstanding contributions to her community through her volunteer work.  Working as a secretary in the Nursing Department at Orange County Community College for 27 years, Ms. Foglia volunteers with the Jewish Family Services's Visitor Program, and is a very active member of the Middletown Lion's Club. 

May 8, 2013
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Senator Bonacic Welcomes Local Honorees for Outstanding Volunteer Work: Mabel Adams

Senator Bonacic (R/C/I-Mt. Hope) is pictured with honored guest Mabel Adams of Delhi.  Ms. Adams was honored for her outstanding contributions to her community through her volunteer work.  A resident of Delhi for almost 50 years, Ms. Adams volunteers for medical transportation services through the Office of the Aging, is a member of the Delaware County Senior Council, a member of the Delhi Senior Social Club, and is a member of the American Legion Auxiliary of Delhi, among other community involvement.

May 8, 2013
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Senator Bonacic Announces Senate Confirmation of Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam for the New York State Court of Appeals

Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I-Mt. Hope) is pictured with newly appointed New York Court of Appeals Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam.  As Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Senator Bonacic moved her nomination to the Senate Floor for confirmation by a unanimous vote.

May 7, 2013
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