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LaValle Bill To Help Counties With FIT Costs Passes Senate

A bill sponsored by New York State Senator Ken LaValle to alleviate the financial burden on New York State counties from having to pay charge back fees to The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) for upper division programs passed the New York State Senate on Thursday.

“Many counties are finding it difficult, if not impossible, to pay the upper level charge back fees,” Senator LaValle said,“and the burden is falling on localities. This bill is necessary to alleviate some of the counties' burden and eliminate their need to charge back the localities but to still fund FIT at appropriate and fair levels.”

June 21, 2013
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Committee Meeting: Higher Education Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Higher Education Senator Kenneth P. LaValle, Chair Thursday , June 20, 2013 OFF THE FLOOR

June 20, 2:20 PM - 2:28 PM
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Senate Gives Final Passage To Bill To Protect OPWDD From Funding Cuts

New York State Senator Ken LaValle said the Senate has given final passage to legislation that would protect providers of services for the developmentally disabled from state funding cuts.The legislatio

June 18, 2013
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LaValle Student Lending Transparency Bill Passes Senate

New York State Senator Ken LaValle’s (R-C-I, Port Jefferson) Student Lending Transparency Program bill passed the New York State Senate today. The bill will create the Student Lending Transpare

June 18, 2013
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Senate Passes Bill to Establish Procedure for Recognition of Montaukett Tribe

New York State Senator Ken LaValle (R-C-I, Port Jefferson) has passed a bill in the New York State Senate today that establishes a procedure for the Montaukett Indian Tribe to be recognized by the State of New York.

June 18, 2013
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Committee Meeting: Higher Education Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Higher Education Senator Kenneth P. LaValle, Chair 10:00 AM, Wednesday, June 5, 2013 Room 807 LOB

June 5, 10:08 AM - 10:43 AM
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LaValle Bill Extends North Fork Wine Trail

A bill sponsored by New York State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle that extends the North Fork Wine Trail has passed the New York State Senate.

May 30, 2013
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Committee Meeting: Higher Education Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Higher Education Senator Kenneth P. LaValle, Chair 10:00 AM, Thursday, May 30, 2013 Room 807 LOB

May 30, 10:00 AM - 10:38 AM
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Walter George Drago

Mr. Drago was raised in Yonkers, New York. He graduated from Lincoln High School in 1964, the Academy of Aeronautics with an Associated Applied Science degree in 1967 and Embry Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) for Professional Pilot training in 1968.

In 1968, Mr. Drago enlisted in the U.S. Army Warrant Officer Flight Program. He graduated with honors as a WO 1 Army Aviator and was selected to fl  the Grumman OV-1 Mohawk. In March 1970, he was deployed to Viet Nam, and within a year, he flew over 220 combat missions in support of the U.S. and the Allied Forces in Viet Nam and other areas in the Southeast Asian region.

While in Viet Nam, Mr. Drago was promoted to CWO 2 and awarded the following decorations:

May 20, 2013
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Committee Meeting: Higher Education Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Higher Education Senator Kenneth P. LaValle, Chair 12:30 PM, Tuesday, May 21, 2013 Room 807 LOB

May 21, 12:30 PM - 12:46 PM
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Montauk's Walter George Drago Selected as NYS Veterans' Hall of Fame Inductee

Montauk’s Lt. Col. Walter George Drago has been selected by New York State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle for induction into the New York State Veterans’ Hall of Fame. Drago will join veterans from across the State at an Albany induction ceremony on May 21.
In 1968, Drago enlisted in the U.S. Army Warrant Officer Flight Program and graduated with honors as a Warrant Officer 1 Army Aviator and was selected to fly the Grumman OV-1 Mohawk.   Drago was deployed to Viet Nam in March 1970 where within a year he flew more than 220 combat missions in support of the U.S. and the Allied Forces across Southeast Asia.   

May 15, 2013
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Meredith Festa

Meredith Festa, an enthusiastic pet owner, found her true vocation through her love of dogs. Perpetually showing where there is a will, there is a way, she set out to protect our canine friends and has made a difference both in the United States and internationally. 

An avid dog lover, Ms. Festa could not ignore the number of abused or stray dogs with nowhere to call home. Little by little, she began doing animal rescue. What started off as a small scale effort, took off when she joined Guardians of Rescue. She was the only woman willing to go on rescue calls, in really rough areas, to pull animals out of harm’s way and get them to safety. 

May 13, 2013
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Join the Fight -- Say NO to a New $4,500 Tax Increase for New York Families!

I agree with you Senator LaValle - Enough is Enough! 

May 9, 2013
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LaValle Bill Will Help Reduce Social Service Fraud and Abuse

New York State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle today announced that his legislation (S1770) allowing county, city and town social services departments to enter into an agreement with the State Department of Health granting access to the official list of death certificates on file with the Department passed the New York State Senate today.

The State Department of Health maintains the official list of all death certificates filed in New York.

“Death certificates,” Senator LaValle explained, “are not public records and acquiring them can be onerous for social service agencies.”

May 8, 2013
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Public Hearing: To discuss SUNY Downstate Hospital and Long Island College Hospital in regard to the sustainability plan required by the 2013-2014 state budget

Senate Standing Committee on Higher EducationChair: Senator Kenneth P. LaVallePublic Hearing: To discuss SUNY Downstate Hospital and Long Island College Hospitalin regard to the sustainability plan required by the 2013-2014 state budgetPlace: Van Buren Hearing Room A, Legislative Office Building, 2nd Floor,Albany, New YorkTime: 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.Contact: Nicole Stewart (518) 455-3121 (LaValle)Media Contact: Drew Biondo (631) 473-1461 (LaValle)ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

June 4, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Committee Meeting: Higher Education Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Higher Education Senator Kenneth P. LaValle, Chair 12:30 PM, Tuesday, May 7, 2013 Room 807 LOB

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A REVISED AGENDA. BILL S.4854 HAS BEEN REMOVED.

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May 7, 12:30 PM - 12:43 PM
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LaValle Bill: Split Child Support Payment Fee Equitably

 

The New York State Senate passed legislation (S.783) by Senator Kenneth P. LaValle (R-C-I, Port Jefferson) that will split fees on child support payments between the custodial and non-custodial parent. The entire fee is now borne by the custodial parent.

May 1, 2013
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LaValle Legislation: School Districts Must Notify Parents of Sex Offenders

New York State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle’s legislation requiring a school district to notify students’ parents about the presence of sex offenders in their community once the district is notified by law enforcement officials, passed the New York State Senate today. The legislation provides funding to reimburse school districts for their costs related to complying with the requirement.

“Megan's Law requires that level two and level three sex offenders register with local law enforcement agencies,” Senator LaValle said. “The law enforcement agencies may distribute information including the offender’s name, picture, address, location of employment and background information.”

April 29, 2013
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SENATE PASSES LAVALLE BILL TO CURB CHEATING ON ACADEMIC PAPERS

The New York State Senate today passed a bill to prevent students from cheating by prohibiting the sale or purchase of dissertations, term papers, and similar academic documents online. The legislation (S2405), sponsored by Senator Kenneth LaValle (R-C-I, Port Jefferson), would prevent academic fraud by discouraging Internet-based services from selling educational papers to students.

April 29, 2013
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Committee Meeting: Higher Education Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Higher Education Senator Kenneth P. LaValle, Chair 12:30 PM, Tuesday, April 30, 2013 Room 807 LOB

April 30, 12:30 PM - 12:45 PM
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