Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) recently joined Selden and Centereach residents, business owners, community leaders and civic organizations to announce that he had secured a $50,000 grant for the Middle Country Coalition for Smart Growth and Sustainable Long Island.
Senator John J. Flanagan (2nd Senate District), who recently announced his successful efforts to increase the penalties faced by those who boat while intoxicated, is currently offering free copies of the New York State Boater's Guide. The handbook, which is offered in partnership with the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, contains useful information boaters need to operate their vessels safely."Boating is a way of life on Long Island and a great way to enjoy all the sights and activities we have to offer.
Senator John J. Flanagan (2nd Senate District) announced today that, as of Sunday, August 6th, the penalties for Boating While Intoxicated will be increased. Senator Flanagan sponsored the new law in partnership with Assemblyman Thomas DiNapoli (16th Assembly District).
Senator John J. Flanagan (2nd Senate District) will be hosting two Emergency Preparedness Seminars to help Long Islanders prepare for any sort of emergency situation. The meetings, which will be held in Nesconset and Stony Brook, will be open to all and will be free of charge.Representatives of the New York State Emergency Management Office, the Suffolk County Office of Emergency Management and the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) will offer residents expert advice about how to prepare for and deal with an emergency situation.
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A member of the Senate Committee on Aging, Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) recently welcomed the opportunity to meet and listen to representatives from area adult homes at a meeting at the Echo Arms Adult Home in Port Jefferson. The meeting with the Resident Council Leadership Committee, which was arranged by the Family Service League, enabled Senator Flanagan to listen to the concerns of adult home residents in our community.Senator Flanagan spoke with the resident leaders about the issues they face in their everyday life.
Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) joined with Middle Country Public Library Director Sandra Feinberg and Allstate representatives Brian M. Pozzi and Inez Birbiglia to remind residents of the importance of preparing in case of an emergency.
The four joined for a radio show hosted by Sandy Brewster that will air on WBAB, 102.3 FM and WBLI, 106.1 FM, at 6:30 a.m. this Sunday, July 30th.
Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) today announced that Medicaid reforms he fought for to ease the burden on local governments and property taxpayers have resulted in significantly greater savings for Suffolk County than originally projected. Senator Flanagan urged the county to pass along the unexpected savings to property taxpayers.
An avid baseball fan, Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) recently had the honor of throwing out the first pitch at a Long Island Ducks game. Senator Flanagan delivered the pitch to Ducks catcher, and Smithtown resident, Greg Connors to ceremonially kick off the home game."The Long Island Ducks are such an integral part of the Long Island sports landscape that it was truly an honor to take part in the game.
Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) announced today that legislation he sponsored to expand information available through the New York State Sex Offender Registry has been signed into law by Governor George Pataki. The law will improve the registry by expanding the number of sex offender who are required to be posted on the Internet and allowing law enforcement to distribute more information about offenders to the community."Parents deserve to have the most up to date information available as they work to protect their children from those who would harm them.
As a strong supporter of the Federation of Organization's Foster Grandparent Program, Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) recently attended a special ceremony to honor all who participate in the program. Senator Flanagan had the opportunity to discuss the program with guest speakers Jenna Lee Ruf and Jessica Slack, who have both participated in the program.The Foster Grandparent Program gives older adults the opportunity to earn extra income by working one-on-one with children who have special needs.
Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) announced today that legislation he sponsored to expand information available through the New York State Sex Offender Registry has passed both houses of the New York State Legislature.
Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) announced passage of the toughest, most comprehensive plan to combat Medicaid fraud in the United States. The legislation, which Senator Flanagan sponsored, is the product of an agreement by a joint legislative conference committee between both houses of the Legislature. It is designed to fight fraud and abuse at every step of the process, from billing and prepayment review to investigation, civil recovery and criminal prosecution of Medicaid thieves.
Senator John J. Flanagan (2nd Senate District) joined Governor George E. Pataki at the Eugene Cannataro Senior Center in Smithtown as the Governor signed the property tax relief rebate program into law. The program will deliver an estimated $210 million in direct property tax relief this year to homeowners across Long Island.The rebate plan, which originated in the New York State Senate, will deliver rebate checks directly to homeowners beginning this October.
Senator John J. Flanagan (2nd Senate District) and Assemblyman Thomas DiNapoli (16th Assembly District) announced that legislation that would increase the penalties for those convicted of boating while intoxicated (BWI) has passed both houses of the New York State Legislature. The legislation, which the two lawmakers sponsored in their respective houses, would bring the current penalties for BWI up to the level of penalties faced by those convicted of drunk driving.
Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) will be a guest on tonight's episode of WLIW's Face Off Show. The show, which is hosted by Newsday columnist Lawrence Levy and Robert McMillan, will air at 7:30 p.m. on WLIW Channel 21.Senator Flanagan was joined by Assemblywoman Patricia Eddington to discuss the recent legislative session. The show focuses on the multiple agreements that were reached during the session about issues ranging from property tax relief to enhanced protections for victims of crime. The show will re-air on Saturday morning at 6:30 a.m.
Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) and Assemblyman Steven Englebright (4th Assembly District) announced the passage of legislation that would protect the financial interests of residents surrounding Stony Brook University.
Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) today announced passage of two pieces of legislation he sponsored that will greatly enhance the prosecution of criminals in New York State. Both pieces of legislation would provide the law enforcement community with new tools to fight crime and to catch those who perpetrate crime in New York State.To protect the rights of victims of rape, Senator Flanagan sponsored legislation that would end the statute of limitations.