Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) was joined by his colleagues in the New York State Senate in passing a comprehensive legislative package that provides relief to people and communities impacted by Hurricane Sandy, aids rebuilding efforts, and increases disaster preparedness. The legislation will be integral to providing needed financial assistance to homeowners, businesses, local governments, school districts, and others still recovering from the storm, and give those responsible for disaster response the tools they need to be more effective and efficient.
The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) is advising motorists to slow down, drive cautiously and avoid flood-prone roadways today as weather forecasts call for heavy rain, flash floods, and highway and coastal flooding which could create hazardous driving conditions. Presently, rain with heavy downpours is expected through this afternoon into this evening with areas of fog, with a total of 1.5 to 2.5 inches of rain likely through late Friday night.
Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) announced that the New York State Senate today passed legislation to address the threat posed to the public by “legal” but dangerous drugs. The bill (S1686) criminalizes the sale and possession of synthetic marijuana and “bath salts.”
The New York State Senate today passed legislation sponsored by Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) that would allow consumers more protections when purchasing a pet. The bill (S.3723B) would provide consumers with more information about the origins of their pet, and more protections should their pet become ill, under what is known as the “pet lemon law”.
SUFFOLK COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES NEWS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Suffolk County Department of Public Works’ Division of Vector Control plans to treat parts of the following salt marshes by helicopter to control mosquito larvae. Should weather conditions prevent completion of the work, treatment will be continued on the next suitable day.
Time and date of the application: June 11, 2013, 5:00 AM- 8:00 PM
Hiking and camping provide exercise and interest for people of any age. Just getting out and walking around is a wonderful way to see nature. Since unexpected things happen, however, the best way to help guarantee a good time for all is to plan ahead carefully and follow commonsense safety precautions.
If you have any medical conditions, discuss your plans with your health care provider and get approval before departing.
Senator Trunzo was an exemplary statesman who will be sorely missed. I was fortunate to have him as a mentor, a colleague and a friend. He epitomized in every sense of the word what it meant to be a gentleman. His soft spoken demeanor belied his passionate advocacy for his constituents.
Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) announced that the New York State Senate and Assembly have passed legislation that would increase penalties for killing a police dog or police horse in the line of duty. The legislation, which Senator Flanagan sponsored, is a clear recognition of the importance of the lives of police animals and the vital role they play in crime solving as well as rescue and recover
Dennis Michael Sullivan served as an alcohol and drug counselor with the United States Army HHC Company Division Headquarters, 101st Airborne Division during the Vietnam War. His rank was E-4 and he is the recipient of the Vietnam Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal and Good Conduct Medal.Mr. Sullivan is a Life Member and Past Post Commander of VFW Post 4927 in Centereach and also served as the Suffolk County Council Commander.