Lee M. Zeldin's Press releases

Zeldin Receives Top Pro-Business Score from The Business Council of New York

Zeldin Receives Top Pro-Business Score from The Business Council of New York

RONKONKOMA—The Business Council of New York State released this week their 2014 Business Council Legislative Scorecard. Senator Lee Zeldin (R, C, I —Shirley) received the top pro-business score, receiving a 93% out of 100 for the combined 2013 and 2014 legislative sessions.

According to the Business Council, New York State Senators and Assembly members were rated for their positions on bills considered by the Business Council to have a significant impact on New York’s economic climate.

September 17, 2014
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Senator Lee Zeldin Calls on the MTA to Rescind 8% Pay Raises for Managers

Senator Lee Zeldin Calls on the MTA to Rescind 8% Pay Raises for Managers

RONKONKOMA—Today, Senator Lee Zeldin (R, C, I—Shirley), member of the New York State Senate’s Transportation Committee, released the following statement in response to MTA Chairman Thomas Prendergast’s approval of an eight percent pay raise for management.

"The MTA has some gall dolling out eight percent pay increases to its managers. This is one of the most bloated, top-heavy agencies in the country. They have their hands in the pockets of riders, and even non-riders, on a daily basis. Instead of working to increase the efficiency of the agency, these bureaucrats line their own pockets without missing a beat,” said Senator Zeldin.

September 7, 2014
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Senator Zeldin Calls for Disaster Declaration After Last Week’s Storm

Senator Zeldin Calls for Disaster Declaration After Last Week’s Storm

RONKONKOMA—Senator Lee Zeldin (R, C, I—Shirley) released the following statement calling on the Governor to request and the President to approve an official disaster declaration after the storm that hit Long Island last week wreaked havoc on communities across Suffolk County.

“During the storm that hit Long Island last Wednesday, August 12, more than 13 inches of rain were dumped across certain parts of Suffolk County. In its wake, residents were left with severe flooding and destruction. People’s property, homes and businesses were seriously damaged or in some cases, even completely destroyed.

August 21, 2014
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Senator Zeldin Announces Huge Win for Suffolk County Electricians

Senator Zeldin Announces Huge Win for Suffolk County Electricians

Governor Cuomo Signs Zeldin Bill Allowing Consolidation into One Single Permit for Electrician Licensing in Suffolk

ALBANY—Senator Lee Zeldin (R, C, I—Shirley), Chair of the Senate Consumer Protection Committee, announced today that his bill to help consolidate licenses into one single master electrician license in Suffolk County has been signed into law.

August 15, 2014
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Senator Zeldin Announces Signing of Bill to Authorize Resident Curator Program at Parks and Historic Sites in New York

 Senator Zeldin Announces Signing of Bill to Authorize Resident Curator Program at Parks and Historic Sites in New York

 New Law Allows Private Investors to Rehabilitate Vacant and Deteriorated State Buildings

ALBANY—Senator Lee Zeldin (R, C, I—Shirley) announced today that his bill to authorize the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation to establish a Resident Curator Program has been signed into law.

August 15, 2014
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Senator Lee Zeldin: NYS Names Bridge for Local Veteran

July 3, 2014 Contact: Kara Cumoletti (518) 455-3570  cumolett@nysenate.gov

July 3, 2014
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Senator Zeldin Slams New Rivera Illegal Immigration Bill

June 19, 2014

For Immediate Release

Contact: Kara Cumoletti (518) 455-3570 

cumolett@nysenate.gov

Senator Zeldin Slams New Rivera Illegal Immigration Bill

Bill Would Grant Citizenship to Illegal Immigrants

ALBANY—Senator Lee Zeldin (R, C, I—Shirley), just released the following statement in response to the introduction of a bill by Senator Gustavo Rivera (S. 7879) that would grant citizenship to illegal immigrants and provide them with rights as such including access to Medicaid and tuition assistance:

June 18, 2014
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Senator Zeldin Protects Children from Identity Theft

June 17, 2014

For Immediate Release

Contact: Kara Cumoletti (518) 455-3570 

cumolett@nysenate.gov

Senator Zeldin Protects Children from Identity Theft

ALBANY—Senator Lee Zeldin (R, C, I—Shirley), Chair of the Senate Consumer Protection Committee, announced today that his bill aimed at protecting minor children from identity theft passed in the Senate.

The bill, S. 6682-B, will create a mechanism whereby parents or guardians can place a freeze on the credit record of a minor child in order to prevent their child from becoming a victim of identity theft.

June 17, 2014
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Senator Zeldin Strengthens Protections for Victims of Sexual Violence

June 16, 2014

For Immediate Release

Contact: Kara Cumoletti (518) 455-3570 cumolett@nysenate.gov

 

June 16, 2014
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Senator Lee Zeldin Lowers Hunting and Fishing Fees for Long Island Seniors

June 11, 2014

For Immediate Release

Contact: Kara Cumoletti (518) 455-3570

cumolett@nysenate.gov

Senator Lee Zeldin Lowers Hunting and Fishing Fees for Long Island Seniors

ALBANY—Senator Lee Zeldin (R,C,I—Shirley) announced that his bill to lower the age limits in which seniors are entitled to receive a reduction in fees for various hunting, fishing and trapping licenses passed in the Senate today.

The bill, S. 5133, changes the senior citizen age accepted by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation from seventy to sixty-five.

June 11, 2014
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Giving our Veterans the Peer Support They Need and Deserve: A Column by Senator Lee Zeldin

After the last mile of the parades have been walked and the barbeque flames have been extinguished—the flame of devotion to our veterans must be further extended. In honoring our veterans, those who have sacrificed the entirety of their lives to protect our own, it is critical that we carry the spirit of this past weekend with us far beyond a short holiday.

Memorial Day is about celebrating and remembering those who have lost their lives in service to our great nation. Words will never be enough to say thank you.

Yet, what better way to honor those we have lost than to ensure that their brothers and sisters in arms are treated with the highest caliber of respect and are afforded the very best care upon their return?

June 2, 2014
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Senator Zeldin Announces Passage of His Bill to Eliminate Multiple Utility Fees

May 5, 2014

For Immediate Release

Contact: Kara Cumoletti (518) 455-3570

Senator Zeldin Announces Passage of His Bill to Eliminate Multiple Utility Fees 

May 5, 2014
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Senator Lee Zeldin Announces Budget Win for PFC Joseph Dwyer Program

 

April 3, 2014

For Immediate Release

Contact: Kara Cumoletti (518) 455-3570 

cumolett@nysenate.gov

Senator Lee Zeldin Announces Budget Win for PFC Joseph Dwyer Program

April 3, 2014
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4th CONSECUTIVE ON-TIME BALANCED STATE BUDGET PASSED

March 31, 2014

For Immediate Release

Contact: Kara Cumoletti (518) 455-3570 

cumolett@nysenate.gov

 

4th CONSECUTIVE ON-TIME BALANCED STATE BUDGET PASSED

ALBANY—Senator Lee Zeldin (R,C,I—Shirley) today commented on the passage of the 4th consecutive on-time balanced budget, noting the inclusion of several key initiatives for which he championed.

March 31, 2014
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Senator Lee Zeldin Opposes DREAM Act

 March 17, 2014

Contact: Kara Cumoletti (518) 455-3570 or cumolett@nysenate.gov

March 17, 2014
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March 11, 2014
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February 27, 2014
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February 10, 2014
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Resolution by Senator Lee Zeldin Marks the 60th Anniversary of ‘Under God’ in the Pledge of Allegiance

Resolution by Senator Lee Zeldin Marks the 60th Anniversary of ‘Under God’ in the Pledge of Allegiance 

February 4, 2014
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