Participating in the programs is easy; residents will be able to drive up, drop off their old or unused medications, and drive away. All collected medication will be safely disposed of by officers from the Suffolk County Police Department who will be supervising the program.
Safe disposal helps protect the environment and eliminates the risk of these drugs getting into the hands of small children or those who might misuse them. Improper disposal of medications, such as pouring them down the drain or flushing them down the toilet, can potentially pollute local waterways.
Senator Lee Zeldin (R, C, I—Shirley) attended the first ever Military Family Appreciation Day at Heckscher State Park this past Sunday, July 28th. The event was organized by the Soldiers Project, a group that offers free, confidential counseling for military members and their families.
During this year’s Legislative Session, we controlled spending, provided tax relief for families across the state,and advanced new measures to empower and ensure equality for women. We are making progress to improve our business climate to help create new jobs. We’re putting New York back on track toward a brighter, stronger future.
Senator Lee Zeldin (R, C, I—Shirley) joined with the New York Sportfishing Federation, Recreational Fishing Alliance, New York Fishing Tackle Trade Association and Captree Boatmen's Association today to sponsor "Teach a Kid to Fish" at Captree State Park. Nearly forty area children participated in the event where they were given a hands-on lesson in fishing basics and safety.
“Whether for work or play, fishing has long been a cornerstone of Long Island’s culture and economy,” said Senator Zeldin. “By sharing the gift of fishing with the youngest members of our community and inspiring an interest early on, we are ensuring the continuation of that legacy for generations to come.”
Hurricane Sandy may have had a devastating impact on Suffolk, but we are the strongest, most resilient people in the world. When we pull together, there’s no challenge we can’t overcome. The State Senate has taken action by passing the 2013 Sandy Recovery Package, which will help ensure that our local families, neighborhoods and businesses come back stronger than ever.
This 4th of July, let us each take pause to remember and thank all of those who have sacrificed their lives to protect our great nation and uphold our Constitution. If not for their brave service, the freedoms and liberties that many often take for granted could cease to exist, so to them I am eternally grateful.
Having spent the last week on Army Reserve Duty at Fort Drum, New York, I am reminded of my fellow brothers and sisters in uniform currently serving our great nation from remote locations around the world. I send my thoughts, prayers and sincerest thanks to those sacrificing time away from their family and friends to protect and defend our way of life.
ALBANY— Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R,C,I—Shirley) announced today that the State Senate passed the Criminal Street Gang Act (S. 4444-A) legislation which he sponsored along with Senator Martin Golden to take direct action to prevent criminal gang violence.
This legislation comes on the heels of an awareness campaign driven by community leaders in Brentwood and Central Islip, family members of gang violence victims and State and local officials who sought to unite communities affected by gang violence through prayer and peace rallies over the past weeks.
“Today, I join my colleagues in approving Thomas Prendergast, the Governors nominee to be the Chairman of the MTA.
As a member of the Senate standing Committee on Transportation, I had the opportunity to discuss with the New MTA Chairman my concerns with the way the MTA currently operates, and some suggestions on how to address those concerns including: enacting cost cutting measures, re-negotiating collective bargaining agreements, measuring the fiscal impact of the real estate transfer tax collections, selling off excess real estate holdings, reducing the cash and investment float and lowering the excessive number of managers and supervisors, just to name a few.
ALBANY- Chairman of the Senate Consumer Protection Committee, Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R-C-I, Shirley), today announced that the State Senate has passed his legislation, the Counterfeit Airbag Prevention Act (S. 5037-B), to protect unsuspecting consumers from the installation of potentially fatal counterfeit airbags.
Since 2010, when U.S. customs intercepted over 300 counterfeit airbags manufactured at Guangzhou Global Auto parts, and bearing the logos of Honda, BMW, Lexus, and Audi, the US has become aware of a growing proliferation of counterfeit automobile parts.
Bills Offer Relief to Businesses, Homeowners, Local Governments, and School Districts; Increase Disaster Preparedness; and Remove Obstacles to Recovery
The New York State Senate today passed a comprehensive legislative package that provides relief to people and communities impacted by Hurricane Sandy, aids rebuilding efforts, and increases disaster preparedness. The package, made up of over 20 bills, will be integral to providing needed financial assistance to homeowners, businesses, local governments, school districts, and others still recovering from the storm, and give those responsible for disaster response the tools they need to be more effective and efficient.
Senator Lee Zeldin (R, C, I—Shirley) held a Community Prayer & Peace Rally at Common Ground Christian Life Center on Saturday, June 15, 2013. Building on the momentum of the prior week’s event in Brentwood, the Community Prayer and Peace Rally was formed once again to continue to bring awareness to the issue of gang related violence in our Long Island communities. Senator Zeldin currently sponsors a bill in the Senate (S.5384) taking significant action to curb gang violence.
Bishop Donald Hudson of the Common Ground Christian Life Center in Central Islip led a prayer for the victims, Keenan Russell and Derrick Mayes, of the recent deadly gang violence shootings.
Senator Lee Zeldin (R, C, I—Shirley) held a Community Prayer & Peace Rally at Ross Memorial Park in Brentwood to help raise awareness of the continuing issue of gang violence on Long Island and to pray for the victims of the recent deadly gang-related shootings in Central Islip, Keenan Russell and Derrick Mayes.
Senator Lee Zeldin (R, C, I—Shirley) attended the 10th Anniversary of the Long Island 2 Day Breast Cancer Walk on Saturday, June 8. The walk spans 2 days and covers 35 miles of Suffolk County. Over $400,000 had been raised as of the start of the walk, bringing the total funds raised to assist breast cancer survivors on Long Island to over $5,000,000 since the organization's first walk in 2004. Senator Zeldin is pictured here with Teri Bogardt.
Senator Lee Zeldin (R, C, I- Shirley) recently attended the second annual Tri-Hamlet Community Day on Saturday, June 1st, 2013. Senator Zeldin (above, center) is pictured with (from left to right) Brookhaven Town Receiver of Taxes Lou Marcoccia, NYS Assemblyman Ed Hennessey, Suffolk County Legislator Kate Browning, Tri-Hamlet Project Marketing Work Member Mike Lubrano, Senator Zeldin, Brookhaven Town Deputy Supervisor/Councilman Dan Panico, William Floyd Summit President Beth Wahl, William Floyd School Board Member Bob Guerriero,and Brookhaven Town Supervisor Ed Romaine.
"It is with deep sadness, that we pause to mourn, honor and remember the life of former New York State Senator Caesar Trunzo. He was a man who dedicated his life to public service and, in so doing, profoundly impacted the lives of so many New Yorkers. The Third Senatorial District was very well represented during Senator Trunzo's time in office. He fought hard for individuals, organizations and communities throughout his Senate District. Senator Trunzo also served in the U.S. Army from 1944 to 1946.
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.