“I am pleased that the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission is considering options other than a five-year ban on lobster fishing to restore the lobster population along the East Coast. A ban would devastate Long Island’s remaining lobster fishing industry and have a negative impact on our local restaurants and fish markets. Long Island fishermen have suffered numerous restrictions and regulations. I am hopeful that the final decision will be consid
Senator Kenneth P. LaValle expressed concern that passage of legislation requiring a lower sulfur content in home heating oil does not allow adequate time for the necessary conversion. As the past sponsor of legislation to reduce sulfur oxide emissions, Senator LaValle voted against this measure because the bill does not give enough time to allow everyone to gear up for the change.
“I am extremely frustrated that the Governor vetoed legislation I sponsored in the Senate to create the Edwin (Buzz) M. Schwenk Memorial Preserve. Buzz Schwenk’s was a staple of East End politics and truly deserving of praise.
(l-r) Founding Partner Lynn Pasculano, Senator Ken LaValle, Assemblyman Fred Thiele, Founding Partner Gabrielle Bacon, Governor David Paterson, Parrish Art Museum Director Terrie Sultan, Congressman Tim Bishop
Senator Kenneth P. LaValle today announced that the Governor has signed a measure to close a loophole in the state’s DWI laws that has allowed drunk drivers to escape justice, even if an innocent person was killed. “Jack Shea’s” law immediately permits certain medical personnel to draw blood at the request of a police officer, without a physician being present.
Senator Kenneth P. LaValle today announced that minority and women-owned enterprises, as well as other small businesses throughout the state, now have the opportunity to access funding that will help them improve or sustain their operations. The 2010-11 budget provides a $50 million Small Business Revolving Loan Fund for owners that are experiencing difficulty obtaining capital through traditional credit markets.
Senator Kenneth P. LaValle and Assemblyman Marc Alessi today announced that legislation they sponsored to create the ‘Lt. Joseph J. Theinert Memorial Way’ in the Town of Shelter Island has passed both houses. The measure designates a portion of New York State Route 114 in memory of Lt. Joseph J.
Senator Kenneth P. LaValle today announced that legislation he sponsored that would allow Occupational Therapists to treat non-medical conditions and provide for the licensure of Occupational Therapy Assistants has passed the Senate.
Senator Kenneth P. LaValle today announced that legislation he sponsored to protect the permits of commercial fishermen with large boats has passed both houses. The Senator’s initiative would exempt certain commercial fishermen from having to comply with a 1997 statute that limited the length of commercial fishing vessels.
If you or a loved one rely on life-support equipment that would be affected by an electrical outage, Senator Kenneth P. LaValle would like to make you aware of the Long Island Power Authority’s (LIPA) “Critical Care Program.”