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Senate To Act On Bill To Protect New Yorkers From Internet Sex Predators

The New York State Senate will also act on legislation sponsored by Senator Joe Robach (R-C-I-WF, Rochester), that would increase criminal penalties for using a computer to commit a sex crime against a child.

February 29, 2008
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Senator Robach To Co-chair Suny Legislative Alumni Caucus

The State University of New York, in concert with State Senator Joseph Robach, SUNY Brockport classes of 1980/82 and Member of Assembly Sam Hoyt, Buffalo State College class of 1992, have formed the SUNY Legislative Alumni Caucus - bringing together the 51 current members of the state legislature who are alumni of the State University. Senator Robach and Assemblyman Hoyt are the Caucus co-chairs.

February 1, 2008
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Senator Robach Challenges Governor's School Aid Proposal

             New York State Senator Joe Robach today called on Governor Spitzer to restore funding cuts to school districts in Monroe County included in his 2008-2009 School Aid Proposal.  Senator Robach was joined by Greece School Superintendent Steven Achramovitch and Greece School Board President Roger Boily.

January 31, 2008
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My Plan To Double Star Rebates For Most Homeowners And Triple Rebates For Seniors In 2008

Dear Friend,

The property tax is the tax that all of the experts agree is hurting every region of this State. I am fighting to provide meaningful property tax relief because I recognize how hard New Yorkers have to work just to pay their property taxes.

January 18, 2008
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Robach Announces Funding For Renewable Energy Project

New York State Senator Joseph E. Robach, joined by County Executive Maggie Brooks, announced recently that Monroe County will receive a $56,000 grant for a Solar Photovoltaic (PV) system at the Monroe County Office Building in Rochester.

December 22, 2007
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Highlights of New Laws to Take Effect January 1, 2008

Additional property tax relief totaling $1.3 billion for New York families, a consumer bill of rights for airline passengers, and legislation to improve oversight of the mortgage lending industry highlight the list of new laws scheduled to take effect on January 1, 2008.

December 1, 2007
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Be Aware Before You Buy Gift Cards This Holiday Season

Dear Friend:Gift cards are an extremely popular holiday present for loved ones, friends, and coworkers. However, before you buy a gift card this holiday season, you need to be aware of your rights under New York State gift card laws.New York State’s gift card laws protect the value of gift cards from being diminished by hidden fees. The laws also require companies to inform consumers if any terms and conditions apply to the gift card, including expiration dates, fees, and whether a replacement card will be issued if the card is lost, stolen, or destroyed.

November 21, 2007
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Governor Pulls Driver''s License Plan

I am pleased to inform you that Governor Spitzer has abandoned his plan to give licenses to illegal aliens because the people of this state abandoned him and overwhelmingly said he was wrong.His plan was developed in secret, behind closed doors, and without any input from the Legislature, the experts or the people. When he sprung his plan on a surprised public, it triggered an uprising among average citizens and elected officials at the local, state and federal levels.

November 14, 2007
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Senator Robach And Senator Maziarz To Host Public Hearing On Keeping Kids On The Right Track

Senator Robach and Senator Maziarz announced today that they will be hosting a public hearing on Friday, October 12th, titled ‘Keeping Kids On The Right Track’ – strategies to help at risk youth avoid dropping out of school and becoming part of the growing problem of youth violence.

Senator Robach stated "With the growing trend of violence in the Rochester area, it is critically important to keep our youth off the streets and in schools.

October 26, 2007
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Senate Passes 3 Key Pieces Of Legislation

SENATE PASSES BILL TO PROHIBIT DRIVERS LICENSES FOR ILLEGAL ALIENS The New York State Senate today passed legislation that would stop Governor Spitzer’s plan to issue drivers licenses to illegal aliens by requiring a social security number or proof of authorized presence in the United States to obtain a New York State drivers license or non-driver identification card.

October 24, 2007
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Robach Presents Two Local Veterans With NYS Military Awards

On Saturday, November 10th, New York State Senator Joe Robach presented two local veterans several New York State Military Awards.  Mr. James Hopkins, of Greece, was awarded the New York State Conspicuous Service Star, as well as the State Medal for Merit for his service in the Vietnam War.  His father, Mr.

October 12, 2007
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Useful Government Links

Dear Friend:Gift cards are an extremely popular holiday present for loved ones, friends, and coworkers. However, before you buy a gift card this holiday season, you need to be aware of your rights under New York State gift card laws.New York State’s gift card laws protect the value of gift cards from being diminished by hidden fees. The laws also require companies to inform consumers if any terms and conditions apply to the gift card, including expiration dates, fees, and whether a replacement card will be issued if the card is lost, stolen, or destroyed.

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August 31, 2007
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Senator Robach Honors Brighton Resident, Jessie Marvin Lazeroff , As The Woman Of Distinction In The 56th Senate District

Senator Joe Robach presented Jessie Marvin Lazeroff with the 2007 Senate Woman of Distinction Award on August 22nd at 7pm at Brighton Town Hall as part of the New York State Senate’s annual "Women of Distinction" ceremony.

"Jessie Marvin Lazeroff is a pillar of the greater Rochester community. Throughout her life as a Rochester resident, she has worn many hats and has contributed so much in the areas of economic development, education and community service," stated Senator Robach.

August 24, 2007
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Robach Legislation To Adjust Medicaid Rates And Reward Hospitals In New York State For Doing The Right Thing Passes The Legislature

New York State will also benefitfrom this legislation.

Senator Robach said, “Highland Hospital performs a vital mission in our community. They need to receive proper payment for the services they provide so they can reinvest and continue providing high quality health care services to our community.

July 26, 2007
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Senator Robach Helps Secure Funding For The Rochester Bioenterprise Center

“Rochester is one of the top communities for higher learning and the University of Rochester remains at the forefront of biotechnology research,” stated Senator Joe Robach, “Converting an existing laboratory building into an incubator for bioscience-related commercial ventures will provide the necessary tool for emerging companies to become the future employers of our community.

July 26, 2007
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Senator Robach Announces Senate Passage Of Funding For Facilities Modernization Plan In Rochester City School District

Senator Joe Robach announced  that the State Senate today passed his legislation (S.6347-A), a multi-million dollar funding bill that will help the Rochester City School District undertake a major renovation project to improve a number of its aging school buildings.  This bill also allows the District and the City of Rochester to form a joint schools construction board to manage and finance a comprehensive facilities modernization plan for Rochester’s

July 18, 2007
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Robach Legislation Creating New Agency To Aid The Hearing Impaired Signed Into Law

Senator Joe Robach announced today that legislation he sponsored in the State Senate designed to improve the delivery and development of services for New York’s deaf, deaf-blind and hard-of-hearing citizens was signed into law by the Governor. The bill, which passed unanimously in the Senate, was sponsored in the Assembly by Assemblyman Joe Morelle and also passed unanimously in that house.Senator Robach said, "I was proud to sponsor this bill in the State Senate and to have fought for its passage.

July 6, 2007
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Senate Majority Passes Comprehensive Plan To Overhaul Property Tax System In New York State

The New York State Senate today passed major property tax reform legislation that could result in the complete elimination of residential school property taxes in school districts that vote to phase out property taxes over five years, with revenue replaced with additional State funding.The New York "Stop Taxing Our Property" Reform Plan (NY-STOP) would: give school districts the authority to eliminate residential property taxes over five years, with revenue replaced by additional State funding; impose an immediate freeze on property tax assessments for seniors; create a

July 5, 2007
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Senate Passes Monroe County Child Abuse Prevention Bill

Provides $500,000 to Monroe County Nonprofits to Help Families in Need

The Senate unanimously passed a new initiative yesterday sponsored by Senator Joseph Robach designed to help prevent child abuse and neglect in the home through the visitation by trained child care experts to families at risk of abuse and neglect. The bill (S.4908-C) provides $500,000 to non-profits in Monroe County to operate child abuse prevention home visiting programs.

June 20, 2007
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