Outgoing Third District Senator Zeldin Announces Signing of Bill to Protect our Children
New Law Protects Children from Identity Theft
ALBANY—Outgoing Third District State Senator Lee Zeldin (R, C, I—Shirley), Chair of the Senate Consumer Protection Committee, announced today that his bill aimed at protecting minors from identity theft has been signed into law.
The bill, S. 6682, creates a mechanism whereby parents or guardians can place a freeze on the credit record of a minor in order to prevent their child from becoming a victim of identity theft.
BRENTWOOD-On Monday, September 29, Senator Lee Zeldin (R, C, I-Shirley) and Assemblyman Phil Ramos (D, I, WFP-Brentwood) were joined by Congressman Peter King and Supervisor Tom Croci for a bridge dedication ceremony in honor of fallen hero, Sgt. Michael Esposito, Jr.
Sgt. Esposito proudly served his country in the United States Army. After September 11th, Sgt. Esposito re-enlisted. He was mortally wounded while clearing an anti-coalition force in the village of Miam Do in Afghanistan on March 18, 2004. He was the first soldier from Long Island to be killed in Afghanistan.
BRENTWOOD-On Friday, September 19, Senator Lee Zeldin (R, C, I-Shirley) hosted his annual Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration at the Brentwood Library to recognize the accomplishments of several local Hispanic leaders who have dedicated their lives to improving our community.
Senator Zeldin is pictured above with the honorees.
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 the MTA’s proposal to make the remainder of the MTA Payroll Tax permanent.
“The MTA Payroll Tax should have never been created in the first place. It was part of a $2 billion taxpayer funded bailout of the MTA in 2009, which created a new tax on jobs in the height of a recession. It was created because New York City centric Democrats, who at the time controlled all branches of state government, look at Long Islanders and other NYC suburban taxpayers as their personal ATM.
Senator Zeldin is joining with his colleagues in the New York State Senate for a Career Fair
This free event will take place from 1 pm to 4 pm on Friday, October 17th at Suffolk Community College's Michael J. Grant Campus Athletic Center
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.
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.
RONKONKOMA— On Wednesday, September 3, Senator Lee Zeldin (R, C, I—Shirley) hosted a successful “Shed the Meds” event in Blue Point through the Suffolk County Police Department’s Operation Medicine Cabinet.
Senator Zeldin is pictured above with Officer Kevin Mischo, the Suffolk County Police Community Liaison of the 5th Precinct, and event attendee, Blue Point resident, Robert Poucel.
RONKONKOMA—On Thursday, August 28, 2014, Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R,C,I—Shirley) presented a proclamation to Irish American Heritage Month Honoree, Bill Fahey. A Mastic Beach resident for 58 years, Bill Fahey is an active member of the Irish community of Suffolk County.
When: Wednesday, September 3, 2014 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Where: The Henrietta Acampora Center located at 39 Montauk Highway in Blue Point, NY 11715
Who: Senator Lee Zeldin, through the Suffolk County Police Department’s Operation Medicine Cabinet, is hosting a free “Shed the Meds” event where residents can safely dispose of unused, expired or unwanted prescription medications.
Members of the local media and any members of the public are all invited to attend.
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.
In 2010, the State Education Department secured Race to the Top Funding from the U.S. Department of Education. In exchange for $700 Million in funding, the state education department made various commitments related to educational standards, testing, a teacher evaluation system, and data collection.