Joseph E. Robach's Press releases

Senate Passes Bill Creating Crime of Environmental Damage

-Senator Robach's Legislation in Response to Crime at RG&E's Russell Station in 2010 -

Late last year, you might remember the theft of copper and releasing oil from a spare transformer at Rochester Gas and Electric’s Russell Station property. Not only was there 4,800 gallons of oil drained at this location, but there was also hundreds of thousands of dollars in clean up costs associated. Shortly after this crime, I introduced legislation that would criminalize intentional or reckless damage to the environment done in the course of committing another crime. Late last night, the New York State Senate passed this legislation, bill S702A. You can read the summary of the bill below:

BILL NUMBER: S702A

 

SPONSOR: ROBACH

June 17, 2011
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Senate Passes Legislation to Strengthen Law on Text Messaging While Driving

SENATE PASSES LEGISLATION TO STRENGTHEN LAW ON

TEXT MESSAGING WHILE DRIVING

New Law Would Elevate Text Messaging While Driving Violation to a Primary Offense

Assembly Also Expected To Act Today

 

The New York State Senate today passed a bill (S.5643) that will make it easier for law enforcement to crack down on texting-while-driving offenses and prevent tragic accidents caused by drivers distracted by texting. The bill represents an agreement with the State Assembly which is also expected to act on the legislation today.

 

The bill is sponsored by Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R-Syosset), Senator Jim Alesi (R-C-I, Perinton), and Senator Joseph Robach (R-C-I, Rochester).

 

June 14, 2011
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Community Connection for June 12, 2011

Click the link below to view this week's Community Connection in full-screen. In this week's issue, the Senate passes legislation sponsored by Senator Robach, Rocin' the Beach at Ontario Beach Park, and a busy week of events coming up around the district highlighted by the Xerox Rochester Jazz Festival.

June 10, 2011
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Senate Passes Initiative and Referendum

The New York State Senate today passed a constitutional amendment that would give New Yorkers a more direct role in the legislative process by empowering them to enact and amend laws through initiative and referendum. The bill (S.709), sponsored by Senator Joseph Robach (R-C-I, Rochester), increases the ability of New Yorkers to place an issue on a ballot for a public vote.

 

“This proposal to establish a process of initiative and referendum in New York State is simply good government,” Senator Robach said. “It is the type of reform that my Senate colleagues and I have consistently fought for and will continue to support so that voters statewide can be given a more direct and effective voice with which to further New York’s democratic process.”

 

June 8, 2011
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Community Connection for June 5, 2011

Here is a preview of Senator Robach's Community Connection for the week ending Sunday, June 5, 2011. Click on the link below to download a full-screen version. In this week's issue, the Senate passes anti-bullying legislation, the week ahead in the district, and a summary of this past week's events to honor Memorial Day.

June 3, 2011
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Community Connection for May 29, 2011

Click the link below to download the Senator Robach's Community Connection for the week ending Sunday, May 29th. In this week's special issue to honor Memorial Day: a brief history of Memorial Day, events taking place to honor the holiday on Monday, and a recap of the 2011 Women of Distinction ceremony held in Albany earlier this week.

May 27, 2011
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Community Connection - May 22, 2011

Senator Robach's Community Connection for the week ending May 22nd, 2011

In this week's issue:

The New York State Senate passes Brittany's Law
Events taking place around the district this week
Erie Harbor Wall Raising Ceremony

 

As always, to download a full-screen version, click on the link below.

May 20, 2011
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Community Connection for Week Ending May 15th

Here is Senator Robach's Community Connection for the week ending Sunday, May 15th. In this week's edition, new legislation regarding high-speed car races, the Hilton Girls Lacrosse Team goes pink for breast cancer awareness, and some of the events taking place around the district in the coming week.

May 13, 2011
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2011 Concerts by the Shore Schedule

Here is the 2011 Concerts by the Shore schedule. The concerts take place every Wednesday from June through August at Ontario Beach Park. All the concerts are FREE and open to the public. If you would like to download a copy of this year's schedule, you can click on either the PDF file or Microsoft Word file below.

May 10, 2011
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May 9, 2011
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Community Connection for Week Ending May 8th

Here is Senator Robach's Community Connection for the week ending Sunday, May 8th. In this week's issue, recent Senate passage of legislation regarding text messaging while driving, Little Leaguers in Brighton get the season started, and some of the events taking place around the district this week. All the best for a great week, and a Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there!

May 6, 2011
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Senate Passes Legislation to Strengthen Law on Text Messaging While Driving

New law would elevate text messaging while driving violation to a primary offense    The New York State Senate today passed a bill (S.998B) that will make it easier for law enforcement to crack down on texting-while-driving offenses and prevent tragic accidents caused by drivers distracted by texting.  The bill was discussed today at a news conference by the bill sponsors, Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R-Syosset), Senator Jim Alesi (R-C-I, Perinton), and Senator Joseph Robach (R-C-I, Rochester).

May 3, 2011
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Senator Robach Introduces Legislation to Strengthen Law on Texting While Driving

New law would elevate text messaging while driving violation to a primary offense

 

The New York State Senate today will act on a bill (S.998) that will make it easier for law enforcement to crack down on texting-while-driving offenses and prevent tragic accidents caused by drivers distracted by texting. Action on the bill was announced today at a news conference by the bill sponsors, Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R-Syosset), Senator James Alesi (R-C-I, Perinton), and Senator Joseph Robach (R-C-I, Rochester).

 

May 3, 2011
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Community Connection for Week Ending May 1st

Click on the link below to download a full-screen version of this week's Community Connection. In this week's issue, and important message as we celebrate Mother's Day next weekend, Northwest Savings Bank continues its expansion in our area, and some of the great events taking place around the district this week.

April 29, 2011
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Community Connection for Week Ending April 24th

Click on the link below to view Senator Robach's Community Connection for the week ending Sunday, April 24th. In this week's issue, more  details about Lauren's Law, Nothnagle Realtors opens its new downtown offices, and some of the great events taking place around the district over the next week.

April 22, 2011
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Senator Robach's Community Connection for April 17, 2011

Click on the link below to view a full-screen version of this week's Community Connection. In this week's issue, how you can make your voice heard regarding the passage of a Property Tax Cap, a special birthday celebration in Albany, and events coming up this week around the district.

April 15, 2011
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National Kidney Foundation Hosts Free Screening

On Saturday, April 16th, the National Kidney Foundation will host FREE kidney health screenings from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at The Salvation Army, 100 West Avenue. For all the information, click on the link below.

April 13, 2011
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Cut-A-Thon for a Great Cause

Shear Ego International School has partnered with Alternatives for Battered Women to promote Domestic Violence Awareness. See the graphic above to read about a Cut-A-Thon taking place from Friday April 22 through Friday April 29th and how you can take part in this great event.

April 13, 2011
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Senator Robach's Community Connection - 04/10/11

Here is Senator Robach's Community Connection for the week ending Sunday, April 10th. Click on the link below to view this week's version in full-screen. In the latest Community Connection, there are a number of great events taking place around the district this week, learn about the new head of Empire State Development, and a local Boy Scout Troop raises funds for the relief efforts in Japan.

 

 

April 8, 2011
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