2014 Emergency Preparedness Information Page

Continuing his annual effort to help the community, Senator John J. Flanagan (2nd Senate District) will be hosting three Emergency Preparedness Seminars within his district. The meetings, which will be held in Kings Park and Selden, will be free of charge to all in the community.

The meetings will be led by the New York National Guard, working with experts from the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services and New York State Office of Fire Prevention and Control.  All who attend the meetings will be provided with expert instructions on how to prepare a disaster supply kit, develop a family communications plan, and a variety of other important safety tips.


September 9, 2014

Prostate Cancer Information

Senator John Flanagan and Stony Brook Medicine’s Prostate Care Program: Joining Together to Fight Prostate Cancer Free Screenings To Commemorate Prostate Cancer Awareness Month Monday, September 15 through Thursday, September 18.  

August 22, 2014

Senator Flanagan Reads To Young Students At Stony Brook University’s Freedom School

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) recently visited the Stony Brook University’s Freedom School to read with the children who participate in the summer enrichment program. The motivational project, which was the first of its kind on Long Island, is designed to generate positive attitudes toward learning. 

Senator Flanagan was invited to join the children by Dr. Charles Robbins, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and Dean of the Undergraduate Colleges. 

August 12, 2014

Join The Effort To Revitalize New York

Recently, Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) joined with his Senate Republican colleagues to launch a bold and expansive plan to allocate over $3 billion in settlement funding secured against French bank BNP Paribas for its repeated violations of United States sanctions.  This comprehensive investment plan will ac

July 30, 2014

Senator Flanagan Joins With Senate Colleagues To Launch Bold Plan To Keep State Moving Forward

Plan Would Invest Over $3 Billion From BNP Bank Settlement To Accelerate Tax Relief, Rebuild Infrastructure to Create Jobs, Help Schools

July 14, 2014

Senator Flanagan's Summer Reading Program

With the end of the school year upon us, I would like to invite all families in our area to take part in my Summer Reading Program to help their children continue to build their reading skills during the summer months.  This program is designed to reinforce the lessons learned during the school year and to help keep minds sharp during the time away from school.

June 30, 2014

Senator Flanagan’s Legislation To Protect Students With Medical Conditions Passes Senate

Legislation sponsored by Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) which will provide relief to students who struggle with respiratory diseases or diabetes has passed the New York State Senate.  The legislation (S7758) allows students who utilize an inhaler or other prescribed equipment or medication to carry and use these devices in school and at school functions. 

June 23, 2014

Senator Flanagan Supports Women’s Equality Package

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) this week joined with his colleagues in the State Senate and voted in favor of the measures that complete the nine-part New York State Senate’s Women’s Equality Agenda.  The legislation approved this week would stop sexual harassment at work, allow for the recovery of attorney’s fees by victims of gender discrimination, and enable domestic violence victims to obtain orders of protection electronically.

June 23, 2014

Summer Safety Information

Living on Long Island provides all of us with some great opportunities to enjoy all that the summer season has to offer.  From Jones Beach to the lighthouse in Montauk, we have some of the greatest beaches and recreational areas in the state and I urge you to take advantage of all Long Island has to offer.

As you enjoy the coming months, I wanted to provide you with some important summer safety information to make sure that the summer is as safe as possible.  These easy-to-follow tips from experts are designed to help you prepare for almost any situation and I hope you will take advantage of them.

Please have a safe and enjoyable summer.

June 20, 2014

Legislation Sponsored By Flanagan And Fitzpatrick To Uphold Smithtown Election Results Signed Into Law

Senator John J. Flanagan (2nd Senate District) and Assemblyman Michael J. Fitzpatrick (8th Assembly District) announced that legislation they jointly sponsored that would allow Smithtown Supervisor Patrick Vecchio and Councilwoman Lynne C. Nowick to serve their full four-year terms has been signed into law.  The enacted legislation would in effect uphold the results of the November 2013 local election when Smithtown voters overwhelmingly elected Vecchio and Nowick to serve in office.

June 20, 2014

Senator Flanagan Supports Effort To Address Growing Heroin and Opioid Epidemic

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) recently joined with his colleagues in the New York State Senate to pass legislation to address issues surrounding the increase in heroin and opioid abuse, addiction, and related crimes in New York.

June 20, 2014

Senator Flanagan Supports Tougher Penalties For Multiple DWI Convictions

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) recently voted in favor of “Vince’s Law,” a bill (S7108) that would significantly toughen criminal penalties to get persistent drunk drivers off the road.

June 16, 2014

Senator Flanagan Supports Wide Reaching Tax Relief Package

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) joined with his colleagues in the Senate to pass seven bills that would provide tax relief to businesses, expand exemptions from the job-killing MTA payroll tax, encourage historic preservation projects, reduce energy taxes, protect forestland, and provide tax benefits to disabled veterans, as well as teachers who purchase school supplies.

June 12, 2014

Senator Flanagan Discusses Education At UFT Advocacy Day

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) addressed teachers and parents at the UFT Advocacy Day to discuss a variety of education issues - March 5, 2014

March 6, 2014

Statement from Senator John Flanagan Regarding Town of Smithtown

I am pleased to see that the sitting town board members acknowledge that Supervisor Vecchio and Councilwoman Nowick were duly elected by the voters this past November and have rightly reinstated them to their elected offices.

They deserve to serve their full terms of office as intended and expected by the voters, and I will work with Assemblyman Fitzpatrick to advance state legislation in the hopes of  achieving that goal. I am confident that the board members who have reappointed Supervisor Vecchio and Councilwoman Nowick will do everything in their power to assist us in enacting this state legislation.

February 14, 2014

ATM SCAM ALERT - Be Aware Of Your Rights

According to a report in Newsday, there has been a ring of thieves who have been placing skimming devices on ATM machines on Long Island.  Please be sure to carefully read your bank statements to find any discepancies and report any issues to your bank immediately

If you have any issues or concerns, be sure to contact your banking institution as soon as you can.

Please utilize the following links for more information on how to protect yourself:

Federal Trade Commission: Credit and Charge Card Fraud Advice

January 10, 2012

Senator Flanagan Joins With Local Residents To Designate September As Hydrocephalus Awareness Month In New York State

To raise awareness of Hydrocephalus and support the 9th Annual Hydrocephalus WALK, Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) successfully sponsored legislation to designate the month of September as Hydrocephalus Awareness Month in New York State.  Senator Flanagan presented copies of the resolution to Mia Padron and Jackie Davidson of the Hydrocephalus Association during a visit to his office in Smithtown.

September 15, 2014

National Purple Heart Day is August 7th

Today is National Purple Heart Recognition Day – a day that provides every American with a  moment to reflect on the heroic actions of those who protect our way of life.  These brave men and women deserve our deep appreciation every day for their selfless efforts. 

Days like today are a great reminder of their sacrifice and I would like to say thank you to each and every one of our servicemembers – those currently serving and those who have served in the past – for their dedication to our nation.

August 7, 2014