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September 15, 2010
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STATEMENT FROM SENATE MAJORITY CONFERENCE LEADER JOHN L. SAMPSON

“Access to safe drinking water affects families across regions and county lines and without regard to party lines. Much of the Southern Tier, Central New York, the Hudson Valley, and New York City all draw their water from the area proposed to be explored from the Marcellus Shale. We don’t need to look any further than the disaster in the Gulf of Mexico to recognize the importance of fully understanding the impact of drilling before breaking ground. Senator Thompson’s legislation is sound policy that will keep New York’s water supply safe for all families, and I hope members from both sides of the aisle can come together to ensure any action commences according to the highest standards of accountability.”

July 20, 2010
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ARRC Accepting Electronic Submission of Agency Rule Makings

In an effort to cut down on waste, increase productivity within state offices and to save trees and the environment, ARRC in association with the Governor's Office of Regulatory Reform and the Department of State have collaborated on a green initiative to electronically distribute proposed agency regulations. 

July 16, 2010
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Senator Sampson Monitoring DEC Hydrafracking Regulations

Gas exploration companies have set their sights on the Marcellus Shale region of New York State for purposes of obtaining millions of cubic feet of natural gas.  New York City officials and residents are concerned the process of drilling for natural gas in the Marcellus Shale will pollute the New York City watershed which is located nearby.  Senator John L. Sampson instructed staff at the Administrative Regulations Review Commission to review the Department of Environmental Conservation’s (DEC) efforts to promulgate new regulations dealing with Marcellus Shale drilling.

July 16, 2010
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2010 ARRC Legislation

S.4101/Sampson:  Directs state agencies reviewing existing rules to conduct outreach to small businesses, localities, and rural interests under certain circumstances; requires the Governor’s Office of Regulatory Reform to monitor state agencies relating to their review of existing rules and their outreach to small businesses, local governments, and public and private interests in rural areas.  (same as Uni A.7453/Gianaris)

July 16, 2010
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Senator Sampson Comments on Tax and Finance Regulation Concerning Tax Preparers

Senator John L. Sampson commented on a proposed rule issued by the State Tax and Finance Department entitled Consumer Bill of Rights Regarding Tax Preparers (TAF-07-09-11-P).  Senator Sampson asked the Department to revise the  rule to conform with statutory language by including the definition of a “refund anticipation check,” and the term “refund.”  In addition, Senator Sampson believed consumers may get confused about the regulation’s terms of refund, refund anticipation check and refund anticipation loan.  Senator Sampson asked the Department to make certain consumers are aware of the complete definitions of the terms and that they would be displayed on both the Tax and Finance web site and the Consumer Protection Board web site.

July 16, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Judiciary Meeting

SenateStanding Committee on Judiciary Senator John Sampson, Chair 10:00 AM, Tuesday, June 29, 2010 Room 124 CAP

The committee will consider the following nominations. Michelle Ila Schauer as Judge of the Westchester County Family Court; Vincent J. Rizzo as Judge of the Monroe County Court; and Glen T. Bruening as Judge of the Court of Claims.

June 29, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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June 22, 2010
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June 22, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Judiciary Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Judiciary Senator John Sampson, Chair 10:00 AM, Tuesday, May 18, 2010 Room 124 CAP

May 18, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Sampson Leads 2010 Census "March to the Mailbox"

State Senator John L. Sampson continues to do his part to get as complete a count as possible for the 2010 Census with a recent "March to the Mailbox" in the Brownsville/East New York section of his district.

April 12, 2010
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April 10, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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April 10, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Making America's Healthcare System Well Again

By State Senator John L. Sampson, Majority Conference Leader

March 24, 2010
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Making America's Healthcare System Well Again

After more than seven long months of hard, sometimes hostile, political and public debate an historic reform of the United States healthcare system is now a done deal. President Barack Obama has gotten back his political mojo and helped deliver what is bound to be the most important legacy of his presidency.

March 24, 2010
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