Kenneth P. LaValle's Press releases

Senator Ken LaValle calls upon Army Corps of Engineers and EPA to stop ill-conceived plan to dump dredge spoils in LI Sound

Today, I joined with other elected officials, environmentalists, and civic leaders to call upon the Army Corp of engineers and the EPA to stop the ill-conceived plan for dumping dredge spoils in the Long Island Sound.

August 17, 2015
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Senator Ken LaValle Together With Entire Long Island State Senate Delegation Oppose The Current LIPA/PSEG Rate Increase

Senators request immediate delay to process and answers to a myriad of questions

August 11, 2015
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Senator Ken LaValle’s Statement Concerning the Affiliation of Eastern Long Island Hospital and Stony Brook Medicine:

"I could not be more pleased with Eastern Long Island Hospital's decision to move forward with Stony Brook Medicine.  Throughout my tenure, I have worked hard to make certain that  quality, affordable medical services are accessible to residents throughout my district.  This unanimous decision ensures that people on the North Fork and Shelter Island will continue to receive expert medical care close to home.  I applaud the ELIH Board and CEO, as well as Stony Brook Medicine's Team for

July 10, 2015
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Senator Ken LaValle’s Legislation Combating Sexual Assault on College & University Campuses Passes Legislature

The process begun by Senator LaValle last year is expected to be quickly signed into Law by the Governor

June 18, 2015
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Senator LaValle and Assemblyman Thiele Pass Legislation to Create A Commercial Fishing Advocate and Commercial Fishing Economic Development Program

The new advocate would represent commercial fishermen and promote the business in the State's commercial fishing industry

June 17, 2015
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Senator Ken LaValle, Assemblymen Steve Englebright and Dean Murray Pass Legislation to Regulate Commercial Mulch Operations

The bill, which passed both houses of the legislature, seeks to regulate mulching facilities out of concern for public health, safety and welfare

June 17, 2015
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Senator LaValle and Assemblyman Thiele Pass Legislation to Create Local Option to Increase Maximum Property Tax Exemptions for Veterans

Albany, June 17, 2015 – Senator Ken LaValle, (R-Port Jefferson) and Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr.

June 17, 2015
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Senator Ken LaValle’s Bill To Combat “Brain Drain” Passes Senate

The Legislation enables certain localities to establish housing plans using “smart growth” principals to help young adults stay

June 9, 2015
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Senator LaValle and Assemblyman Thiele Urge Legislature To Pass Measure To Increase Time Between Violent Felon Parole Hearings

Albany, June 2, 2015 – Senator Ken LaValle, (R-Port Jefferson) and Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I, D, WF-Sag Harbor) where joined yesterday by Senator Thomas O’Mara (R, I, C-Big Flats), Assemblyman Philip A. Palmesano (R, I, C-Corning), Assemblyman Gary D. Finch (R,C,I- Springport), Ranking Minority Member of the Assembly Corrections Committee Joseph M. Giglio (R, C, I- Gowanda), along with families of murder victims to urge the State Legislature to pass their bill to increase time between parole hearings for violent felons.

June 2, 2015
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Gail Lynch Bailey Of Middle Island Honored As Senator Ken LaValle’s 2015 “Woman of Distinction”

May 5, 2014 – Today, Senator Ken LaValle welcomed Gail Lynch Bailey of Middle Island as the 2015 NY State Senate’s Woman of Distinction from the First Senate District. 

May 7, 2015
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Senator Ken LaValle Announces Caregiver Act Passes Senate

LaValle-sponsored bill is AARP’s top legislative priority for 2015

May 7, 2015
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Senator Ken LaValle Announces Caregiver Act Passes Senate

LaValle-sponsored bill is AARP’s top legislative priority for 2015 

April 23, 2015 – Senator Ken LaValle announced the Caregiver Advise, Record, and Enable (CARE) Act”, which he sponsored, has passed the state senate.  The measure aims to help caregivers receive the necessary resources to provide care to older adults and others with long-term health needs at home after hospitalization.

April 23, 2015
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Senator Ken LaValle: Hold Drivers Who Flee Accidents Accountable

March 25, 2015 – Senator Ken LaValle reports that the Senate has passed legislation that would close a legal loophole and hold drivers and drunk drivers that leave the scene of an accident more accountable for their actions.   The bill would clarify and strengthen the law regarding the obligations of those that are involved in an accident where there is a reasonable presumption of damage and/or injury.

March 25, 2015
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Senator LaValle Announces Availability of College Scholarships from Legislative Conference

The New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators To Award $10,000 in Scholarships

March 24, 2015 - Senator Ken LaValle announced today that the New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators is now accepting applications for four $2,500 scholarships for future or existing college students.

March 24, 2015
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Senator Ken LaValle’s Statement on the Assembly’s Passage of Anti-human Trafficking Legislation

“I am pleased that the Assembly has passed the anti-human trafficking legislation that the Senate has approved for the last two years.  This is one of the bills in an important package of legislation that is crucial to protecting and empowering women.   

March 17, 2015
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Senator Ken LaValle Releases Highlights of Senate Budget Resolution

March 12, 2015 – Today, Senator Ken LaValle reports that the New York State Senate has passed it’s 2015 Budget Resolution, which addresses the priorities of Long Island families. The document now becomes the framework for budget negotiations with the Assembly and the Governor towards completing the NY State Budget.

March 13, 2015
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Senator Ken LaValle: Strengthen Penalties for Meth-Related Crimes and to Assist In Preventing the Use of Parks or Playgrounds for Drug Activity

March 11, 2015 - Senator Ken LaValle reports that the State Senate passed two drug prevention bills to combat the spread of methamphetamine use in and to help prevent parks and playgrounds from being used by drug dealers.

March 11, 2015
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Senator Ken LaValle Reports Revised Draft Of Mute Swan Management Plan Released

NYS Department of Environmental Conservation issued new draft for comments from public

March 11, 2015
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