Queens, NY, June 4, 2010 -- Renters who are cheated out of their security deposits will have an easier time taking the landlord to small claims court, says Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Howard Beach).
Because of legislation (S4781A) passed by the Senate Democratic Majority, tenants can go to court where their apartment is located, rather than where the landlord’s business is registered. A judge, in a recent ruling (Solomon v. Correll), had urged the state legislature to address this problem. The bill is awaiting final action in the NYS Assembly.
Both Lauren Marie and Joelle won an essay writing contest as judged by AARP Chapter 4123. Senator Addabbo was there to happily present these fine students with a citation congratulating them on their accomplishment.
Queens, NY, June 1, 2010 -- In recent months, the New York State Senate passed a package of election reforms to improve the absentee and affidavit voting process and election administration; some have passed in the Senate or have since been signed into law by Governor Paterson.
A speaker from Parents for Megan's Law will be present to discuss the prevention programs, advocacy services and counseling they offer. The event is being sponsored by Senator Addabbo and is free to attend. http://www.parentsformeganslaw.org/