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Senator Flanagan Voices His Opposition To Illegal Immigrant Rights Legislation

Measure Pushed by Senate Democrats Would Become Law if Conference is Handed Keys to the Chamber

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) today voiced his strong opposition to a plan sponsored by the Senate Democrats that would provide illegal immigrants with the right to vote, to run for office and to obtain a driver’s license.  The plan, which is known as “New York Is Home”, would also provide them with access to college aid and make them immediately eligible for taxpayer-funded welfare benefits, driving up property and state taxes.

September 18, 2014
March 16, 5:30 PM - 6:06 PM

Senator Flanagan Joins With Senator Croci To Pass Legislation Targeting Cyber Terrorism

            Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) recently joined with Senator Tom Croci (3rd Senate District) to sponsor four bills that would crack down on cyber terrorism and its rapidly expanding threat to the state’s security and finances.  The legislation would enact tougher penalties for cyber-related crimes, create cyber security programs to identify potential risks and threats and require the state to perform a comprehensive review of all its cyber security measures every five years.

March 12, 2015

Senator Flanagan Supports Tougher Penalties For Sex Offenders

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) joined with his colleagues in the New York State Senate Majority to pass a package of legislation, including a bill that he sponsored, that would help keep communities safer from sexual predators.  These seven bills would help prevent the most dangerous offenders from having contact with children and college students, require more stringent residency reporting requirements for the sex offender registry, strengthen penalties for those who help sex offenders evade registration requirements, and

February 10, 2015

Organ, Eye And Tissue Donor Information

More than 10,000 New Yorkers are on waiting lists as the need for  donations far exceeds the supply.  One person who donates organs (heart, lungs, liver, kidneys, pancreas and intestines) can save up to eight lives, while a tissue donor (corneas, bone, skin, heart valves, tendons, veins, etc.) can improve 12 or more lives by restoring eyesight, helping fight infections in burn patients and preventing the loss of mobility and disability.

February 4, 2015

Winter Safety Information

Every year, our office hosts a number of Emergency Preparedness meetings throughout the area to help residents prepare for and recover from natural disasters.  The information provided to those who attended these events has been extremely beneficial during severe weather such as hurricanes and tropical storms.

January 22, 2015

News12 Segment on Senator Flanagan and DA Spota Hit-And-Run Press Conference

Senator John Flanagan (New York State) and Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota joined with the relatives of four men and women killed by hit and run drivers to renew the call to increase the maximum punishment for those convicted of this heinous crime – January 20, 2015

January 21, 2015

Join The Fight To Protect New York Families

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) and Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota recently joined victims' families to call for the enactment of stronger penalties against hit-and-run drivers who kill or cause serious physical injuries to others.

In just the past three years alone, there have been a total of fifty-eight (58) indictments in Suffolk for leaving the scene of a fatality or serious physical injury.  Following are some of the details of these horrific and senseless deaths:

January 20, 2015

Smithtown Library Utilizes Funding Secured By Senator Flanagan

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) announced that his office has secured $10,000 in state funding for The Smithtown Library as part of the 2014-15 State budget.  The funding will help offset the cost of the purchase of a new carpet cleaner for the library.

The new Tennant 1610 Dual Technology Carpet Extractor is a deep cleaning system that will protect the carpeting in the library from wear and tear.  The purchase of this new machine will protect the investment of the taxpayers and the quality of the buildings, all of which recently underwent significant renovations.

October 28, 2014

Senator Flanagan Works With Kings Park School District To Benefit Students

Senator John Flanagan( 2nd Senate District) recently announced that his office has secured funding for the Kings Park Central School District.  The funding, which is the result of Senator Flanagan’s ongoing efforts to provide additional opportunities to Kings Park students, will help enhance the overall educational experience at all of the schools in the district.

Over the past four years, Senator Flanagan has secured close to $300,000 in state funding, beyond traditional school aid, that the district has used to offset the cost of a number of projects. 

October 21, 2014

Stony Brook Children’s Hospital Project is Well on its Way: Building a Foundation for Children's Healthcare on Long Island through Private Donations and Public Support

STONY BROOK, NY, September 26, 2014 - Stony Brook University showcased the construction progress of its new Stony Brook Children’s Hospital facility during a ceremony on Wednesday where President Samuel L.

September 29, 2014

Join The Effort To Stop The "New York Is Home" Legislation

Recently, Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) joined with his Senate Republican colleagues to voice their opposition to the Senate Democrats’ plan to provide rights and benefits to illegal immigrants.

The plan would provide those who live in the state illegally with, among other things, the right to vote, the right to hold office, the ability to obtain a driver’s license and immediate access to financial benefits. 

If you would like to join the effort to stop this ill-advised plan, enter your information below to let Albany Democrats know that all who take advantage of being a New Yorker must also follow the laws. 

September 18, 2014

Senators Flanagan and Boyle Assist in Reinstatement of Grant to Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Center, Inc.

On September 15, Mary Ann Malack-Ragona, Executive Director/CEO, Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Center, Inc. (ADRC), was joined by New York State Senators Phil Boyle and John Flanagan, ADRC clients and their families and caregivers to announce that the organization has had its grant from the New York State Department of Health restored. The money would be used to continue providing its programs and services: care and consultation; support groups; and educational programs.

September 16, 2014

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

2014 Emergency Preparedness Information Page

Continuing his annual effort to help the community, Senator John J. Flanagan (2nd Senate District) hosted two Emergency Preparedness Seminars throughout the community.

September 9, 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

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

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