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NFL Wide Receiver Visits Albany

On Monday, June 20th, I had the opportunity to meet Syracuse University graduate and New York Giants Wide Receiver David Tyree. Tyree is best known for his catch in Super Bowl XLII which helped the Giants beat the previously undefeated New England Patriots 17-14.

June 21, 2011
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Free Movies in the Parks All Summer Long

Here is the 2011 Movies in the Parks schedule. All movies start at dusk, and more more information contact Monroe County Parks atwww.monroecounty.gov/parks or by phone at 753-PARK (7275).

ONTARIO BEACH PARK (TUESDAY NIGHTS)

 

JULY 12 JAWS (PG)

JULY 19 DESPICABLE ME (PG)

JULY 26 IRON MAN 2 (PG-13)

AUGUST 2 INCEPTION (PG-13)

AUGUST 9 THE GREEN HORNET (PG-13)

AUGUST 16 BATTLE: LOS ANGELES (PG-13)

 

HIGHLAND PARK BOWL (THURSDAY NIGHTS)

 

JULY 14 YOGI BEAR (PG)

JULY 21 OLMSTED & AMERICA’S URBAN PARKS (Documentary)

JULY 28 FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF (PG-13)

AUGUST 4 JUSTIN BIEBER: NEVER SAY NEVER (G)

AUGUST 11 SHREK FOREVER AFTER (PG)

June 21, 2011
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Senate Passes Legislation to Go Green

New York State Senate Passes Legislation, Sponsored by Senator Robach,

To Reduce Amount of Paper Used in the Legislature

                - S.357 Passes Overwhemingly in Senate, Sent to New York State Assembly –

 

Today, the Senate passed S.357, sponsored by Senator Robach, which would reduce the amount of paper wasted in the New York State Legislature. Specifically, this bill would provide members of the Legislature with electronic versions of bills, instead of paper. The benefits would be especially pronounced when voting on budget bills since they are voluminous by nature.

June 17, 2011
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Senate Gives Final Legislative Approval For Landmark Autism Insurance Reform

The New York State Senate today approved legislation to enable individuals with autism spectrum disorders to receive insurance coverage for screening, diagnosis and treatment. The bill (S.4005A), sponsored by Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R, Merrick), would save tens of thousands of dollars in out-of-pocket expenses spent by families caring for individuals with autism and address insurance companies’ refusal to cover costs for autism treatments and therapies.

 

Autism Spectrum Disorders affect individuals of all ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic groups. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that 1 in 110 children, including 1 in 70 boys, are currently affected with autism.

 

June 17, 2011
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Community Connection for June 19, 2011

Here is the Community Connection for the week ending Sunday, June 19th. In this week's issue, the State Legislature approves tougher laws against protests at military funerals, wrapping up American Cancer Society's Relay for Life in Greece, and the some of the upcoming events in the district this week. Happy Father's Day to all the dads!

June 17, 2011
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Legislature Gives Final Approval to Bills Limiting Military Funeral Protests

The New York State Senate today gave final legislative approval to two measures that offer additional buffers and restrictions for protests or demonstrations seeking to disrupt military funerals, burials or memorial services. The bills, sponsored by Senators Lee Zeldin (R-C-I, Shirley) and Joseph Griffo (R-C, Rome), balance the constitutional right of free speech with the ability of families to respectfully mourn the individuals who gave their lives in service to our country.

June 17, 2011
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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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Senator Robach Recognizes June as Young Workers' Safety Month

LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  recognizing  June 2011 as Young Workers' Safety

 Month in the State of New York

 WHEREAS, Employment is a valuable part of a young person's learning  and

 development; and

 WHEREAS,  This  June,  thousands  of  New  York's  young  workers will

 commence their summer jobs, joining the more  than  four  million  young

 workers who are employed in the United States each year; and

 WHEREAS,  Young  workers  are  more likely to be injured while working

 than are adults, and  nationwide  approximately  150,000  young  workers

June 17, 2011
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Chazz Palminteri Honored by New York State Senate

Recently, I had the opportunity to congratulate Chazz Palminteri for his commitment to preserving Italian American heritage. The New York State adopted a resolution earlier this month to honor Chazz at the Italian-American Day Celebration.

LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Chazz Palminteri for his commitment to

preserving Italian American heritage

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to pay tribute to

those individuals of true purpose and worthy accomplishment that provide

opportunities to celebrate their rich ethnic flavor and which strive to

preserve their cultural heritage; and

WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long

June 16, 2011
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Chazz Palminteri Honored by New York State Senate

Recently, I had the opportunity to congratulate Chazz Palminteri for his commitment to preserving Italian American heritage. The New York State adopted a resolution earlier this month to honor Chazz at the Italian-American Day Celebration.

LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Chazz Palminteri for his commitment to

preserving Italian American heritage

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to pay tribute to

those individuals of true purpose and worthy accomplishment that provide

opportunities to celebrate their rich ethnic flavor and which strive to

preserve their cultural heritage; and

WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long

June 16, 2011
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Senator Robach Debates Krueger On Senate Floor

Earlier this week, Senator Robach debated Senator Krueger on the Senate Floor regarding the Rainy Day Fund and capping spending on operating funds.

June 16, 2011
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Senator Robach Congratulates Ken Moore on HOF Induction

Earlier this week, I had the opportunity to welcome local veteran Ken Moore to Albany for induction to the New York State Senate Veterans Hall of Fame. I had the honor to nominate Ken for his dedicated service to our country. Congratulations to all of this year's inductees and thank you for your dedication and sacrifice. You can read more about Ken by clicking here, http://www.nysenate.gov/story/ken-moore.

June 16, 2011
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Senator Robach Makes Remarks on Floor Regarding Ethics Legislation

On Tuesday, June 14th, the New York State Senate passed the Public Integrity Reform Act of 2011. Senator Robach make remarks on the floor when the act came to a vote. The details of this legislation are below.

 

SENATE PASSES PUBLIC INTEGRITY REFORM ACT OF 2011

 

The New York State Senate today passed major ethics reform legislation, entitled the Public Integrity Reform Act of 2011. The measure, which is sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos, represents a three-way agreement with the Assembly and Governor Andrew Cuomo, and is a significant step toward restoring the public’s trust in government.

 

June 16, 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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Senator Robach Nominates Ken Moore For Induction Into Veterans' Hall of Fame

On Tuesday, June 14th, Ken Moore was inducted to the New York State Senate Veterans' Hall of Fame. Senator Robach had the privilege to nominate Ken for this honor. Here is a short bio on Ken. Congratulations to Ken and all of this year's inductees!Ken Moore United States Army, Combat Infantry, VietnamUnited States Army, Sergeant First ClassVietnam Veterans of America Chapter 20, President Ken Moore has spent his life dedicated to protecting and honoring our military personnel.  

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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Senator Robach Visits with Students at School 28

On Thursday, June 9th, Senator Robach had the opportunity to visit with 5th graders at School No. 28 in Rochester. Senator Robach presented students with dictionaries and American Flags that they can use for Flag Day next week and the Fourth of July.

June 10, 2011
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Senator Robach Speaks to Veterans at Local Convention

On Saturday, June 4th, I had the privilege to visit with, and speak to, Veterans during the Monroe County American Legion convention at Chili Post 1830 in Scottsville. It was an honor to visit with so many Veterans from our area and thank them for the service and sacrifice they made to fight for our County and our freedom. For more information, visit http://monroeconyal.tripod.com/.

June 9, 2011
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RHYBL Celebrates Opening Day 2011

On Saturday, June 4th, I had the honor to participate in Opening Day activities for the Rochester Hispanic Youth Baseball League. The Opening Day ceremony was dedicated to the memory of Staff Sgt. Javier O. Ortiz, who was killed while on active duty as a United State Marine serving during Operation Enduring Freedom. Ortiz's children threw out the opening pitch. For more information on the Rochester Hispanic Youth Baseball League, visit http://www.rhybl.org/.

June 9, 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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