(Albany, NY) - The New York State Senate passed Senator José M. Serrano's bill S5048, which allows New York City to set its own dog licensing fee in order to better protect the animals that call this city home.
(Albany, NY)- Senator Serrano met with advocates from Compassionate Care NY, who traveled to Albany in support of the passage of medical marijuana. Compassionate Care NY is a group of patients, providers and organizations advocating in support of legalizing medical marijuana in New York State for the thousands of people suffering from serious illnesses.
(Albany, NY) - On Tuesday, June 10th, the New York State Senate passed Senator José M. Serrano's bill S5600, which limits the ability of municipalities to sell off parkland without following established procedures--including the replacement of any public parkland that is taken away from the public.
(New York, NY)- Senator Serrano and his father Congressman José E. Serrano proudly marched with other elected officials, community leaders, union members and thousands of other joyful revelers at this year's National Puerto Rican Day Parade. Around 10,000 individuals lined up to march up Fifth Avenue beginning at 44th street and ending on 79th.
(Albany, NY)- Senator Serrano spoke on the Senate floor commemorating the 70th anniversary of D-Day, which occurred on June 6, 1944. D-Day was arguably the most significant turning point in our history. As we approach the 70th anniversary of this historic day, let's remember and honor the courage and sacrifice of the young soldiers who fought and died on the beaches of Europe. They took a stand against the tyranny, totalitarianism, racism and bigotry of that time.
(Upper West Side, NY)- Senator Serrano delivered his legislative update to JASA Club 76 on the Upper West Side. Serrano spoke about the issues he is fighting for in Albany and participated in a Q&A session, where he responded to concerns expressed by the seniors.
(Albany, NY)- Senator Serrano supported passage of medical marijuana legalization in New York State. Serrano is a co-sponsor of bill S4406, which legalizes medical marijuana. He sits on the Health committee, which passed the medical marijuana bill in the State Senate.
(Albany, NY)- Senator Serrano joined New York State Senate Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, colleagues and women's rights advocates at a press conference in full support for passage of Governor Andrew Cuomo's 10-point Women's Equality Act (WEA).
(Bronx, NY)- Senator Serrano celebrated the culture and heritage of his home borough while attending Bronx Week events. Bronx Week is an annual week-long commemoration of everything the Bronx has to offer organized by Bronx Borough President Rubén Díaz, Jr. and various local organizations.
Serrano participated in the Arts and Culture reception at the Bronx County Court House. The reception was a showcase of the vivacious arts scene in the Bronx. The reception included the VIP opening of Daniel Hauben's "Bronx Works" exhibit. Hauben is a local Bronx artist.
(Albany, NY)- Senator Serrano participated in a Senate Democratic Conference forum on hydraulic fracturing (hydrofracking) waste in New York State. The informative forum discussed the frightening health and environment side effects caused by hydrofracking. The forum also reviewed specific pieces of legislation aimed at protecting our health from the hydrofracking industry.
(South Bronx, NY)- Senator Serrano had the pleasure of returning to his former high school, Cardinal Hayes High School in the South Bronx, as the Key-Note Speaker for the school's Spring Honors Convocation & National Honor Society Induction Ceremony. Serrano congratulated the group of exceptional students and their families for their hard work, determination and community service. The Senator also reminisced about the times he spent as a member of the graduating class of 1990.
(Albany, NY)- Senator Serrano met with representatives from Families for Safe Streets, who traveled to Albany to advocate for better traffic laws, specifically legislation to lower the speed limit in New York City to 20 MPH in order to help reduce traffic fatalities.
State Senator José M. Serrano and State Senator Brad Hoylman released the following statements today applauding the passage of S.6918 by the New York State Senate to authorize 120 additional speed cameras in New York City school zones.
(New York, NY)- Senator Serrano joined Council Member Helen Rosenthal for her Upper West Side Town Hall meeting. Among the many agencies attending the meeting were representatives from the Department of Transportation (DOT), Department of Sanitation (DOS), Department of Buildings (DOB), Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA), Department of Housing Preservation Development (HPD), New York State Homes and Community Renewal (HCR), Department of Education (DOE), New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) and ConEd.
(Central Park, NY)- Senator Serrano helped ring in a new chapter in one of New York City's beloved landmarks at the ribbon cutting ceremony of the renovated Tavern on the Green. Serrano joined NYC Parks' First Deputy Commissioner Liam Kavanagh, NYC Department of Design and Construction Dr. Feniosky Peña-Mora, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, Central Park Conservancy President Douglas Blonsky, Restaurateurs Jim Caiola and David Salama, as well as Executive Chef Katy Sparks in the unveiling of the restored Tavern on the Green.