Albany, NY – Hailing it as “major progress in the fight for freedom,” Senator Kathy Marchione (R,C,I-Halfmoon), Chair of the Senate’s Local Government Committee, today announced the passage of Senate Bill S.5837, a comprehensive measure that would make important reforms to the unconstitutional SAFE Act. The measure would restore the Second Amendment freedoms of law-abiding New Yorkers if the State Assembly follows the Senate’s lead and passes the common sense reforms.
Dear Students,Thank you for your wonderful contribution to the New York State Senate’s Earth Day Poster Contest. This year we received many outstanding posters that exemplify the creativity of the young people in the 43rd Senatorial District. Each entry from my District displayed tremendous originality and vision as well as obvious concern for the ecological future of our communities and our state. I am proud of your work and that of your classmates, and encourage you to continue to study and learn more about the serious challenges that face our environment.I am pleased to announce that the winner of the 2015 Earth Day Poster Contest from my District is: Morgan June2nd GradeTurnpike Elementary
This year’s Senate Veterans' Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Albany is planned for Tuesday, May 19, 2015, just before the Memorial Day weekend observances. Senator Marchione is accepting nominations for this year’s inductee until Friday, April 17, 2015.
State Senator Kathy Marchione (R,C,I-Halfmoon), Chair of the Senate’s Local Government Committee, announced passage of her legislative resolution recognizing March 21, 2015, as “Down Syndrome Awareness Day” for New York State. Senator Marchione’s resolution was passed unanimously during yesterday’s Senate Session and was opened up to all of her colleagues for co-sponsorship. Senator Marchione also spoke on her resolution during today’s Session.
“Down Syndrome is more than just an issue for me; it’s personal. My great-nephew, Nathan, has Down Syndrome. He is a wonderful, incredible boy and one of the bright, shining lights of our family’s life. It is in Nathan’s name that I am proud to sponsor this resolution and promote this important cause,” Senator Marchione said.
New York State Senator Kathy Marchione Signs Oath of Office During New Year's Day Swearing-In Ceremony at the Rensselaer County Courthouse
Photo: Senator Kathy Marchione (R,C,I-Halfmoon) is pictured signing her Senate Oath of Office during a public swearing-in ceremony held today, New Year's Day 2015, at the Rensselaer County Courthouse in Troy. Pictured with Senator Marchione is Rensselaer County Clerk Frank Merola (left) who witnessed the Oath.
New York State Senator Kathy Marchione takes Oath of Office During New Year's Day Swearing-In Ceremony at the Rensselaer County Courthouse
Photo: Senator Kathy Marchione (R,C,I-Halfmoon) is pictured taking her Senate Oath of Office during a public swearing-in ceremony held today, New Year's Day 2015, at the Rensselaer County Courthouse in Troy. Pictured with Senator Marchione are her family and Rensselaer County Court Judge Debra Young, who administered the Oath of Office.
I would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and the happiest of holidays! My best wishes to you, and your family, for a blessed holiday season.
It is my honor to continue serving as your voice in the State Senate. Please join me in keeping the courageous men and women of our armed forces, and law enforcement, in our thoughts and prayers this holiday.
Video of New York State Senator Kathy Marchione's 22nd annual Golden Gathering, a free community health and wellness event the Senator sponsors that features free health care services including a flu shot clinic, blood pressure screenings and other helpful information for attendees. Senator Marchione’s Golden Gathering was held at Columbia-Greene Community College, which co-sponsored the highly successful community event that continues to grow in popularity. This year’s Golden Gathering saw more than 1,000 attendees and also featured free door prizes and a classic car show. Senator Marchione’s Golden Gathering will return for 2015!
Video of New York State Senator Kathy Marchione's 2014 Veteran's Hall of Fame ceremony held at the New York State Military Museum in Saratoga Springs. The distinguished veterans honored during Senator Marchione’s Veterans’ Hall of Fame Ceremony for the 43rd Senate District were: Gary Flaherty, U.S. Army, Columbia County; Charles Hoffman, U.S. Army, Rensselaer County; Paul O’Keefe, U.S. Army, Rensselaer County; Eugene Ratigliano, U.S. Navy, Saratoga County; Christopher Sgambati, U.S. Navy, Saratoga County; Al Soria, U.S. Army, Rensselaer County; and Brian Wilsey, U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Army, Saratoga County.