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Statement from Senator Lee M. Zeldin RE: Tonight’s Vote on Gun Legislation

“The tragedies we have experienced in recent years, like last month in Newtown, Connecticut, deeply concern me and the vast majority of our state and nation. The senseless taking of innocent lives is unacceptable in any capacity. In our Constitution are certain rights which provide the foundation of America’s greatness. Its Second Amendment in no uncertain terms guarantees the right of law abiding citizens to keep and bear arms.

January 15, 2013

State Senator Lee M. Zeldin Sworn into Second Term

Albany, NY- Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R-C-I, Shirley) was sworn into office on January 9, 2013 to begin his second term as State Senator representing the 3rd Senate District. Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman administered the oath of office in the Senate Chamber at the New York State Capitol in Albany.

January 14, 2013


Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R-C-I, Shirley) today issued the following statement upon viewing the 2013 State of the State Message issued today by Governor Andrew Cuomo.

January 9, 2013


Area Projects Among Winners of Regional Economic Development Council Awards

December 19, 2012

Thanksgiving Essays and Contributions

Dear Participant,

Thank you for your wonderful contribution to the Thanksgiving Day Creative Celebration. We received outstanding poems, essays, and artwork that exemplify the creativity of New York State’s young people.

The submissions received are remarkable in what they represent – showing gratitude and respect for family, friends, our troops fighting overseas, and many other important subjects and activities. I am humbled and honored to see such inspiring contributions in response to what is a deceptively difficult question: “What are you thankful for?”

On behalf of the New York State Senate, I would like to offer my wholehearted congratulations to all of the participants in this year’s Thanksgiving Day Creative Celebration. 

December 14, 2012

Senator Zeldin: New Law Protecting Social Security Numbers Takes Effect This Week

Albany, NY- New York State Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R, C, I- Shirley), Chairman of the Senate Consumer Protection Committee, announced that his bill, S.6608-A, which Governor Cuomo recently signed into law, takes effect this week.

The new law is designed to protect consumers from identity theft by making it illegal for individuals or businesses to request your Social Security Number (SSN) except for certain circumstances.

The Federal Trade Commission, Social Security Administration, General Accounting Office and others acknowledge that the widespread public exposure of personal information, especially SSNs, plays a significant role in identity theft.

December 14, 2012

Senator Zeldin Named to Bipartisan Senate Task Force for Hurricane Sandy Recovery

This week, State Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R, C, I- Shirley) was named to the New York State Senate Task Force for Hurricane Sandy Recovery.

As New York begins large-scale rebuilding efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, this bipartisan Senate task force has been charged with undertaking some of the recovery’s biggest challenges.

As federal and state aid begins to materialize, task force members will play a pivotal role in developing the short and long-term plans to help bring back these communities. Each task force member represents one of New York State’s hardest hit areas and is thus uniquely qualified to pinpoint those neighborhoods and businesses most in need.

December 14, 2012

Hurricane Sandy Update


As New Yorkers closely monitor the path of Hurricane Sandy, it is important that we prepare for the storm’s potential impact.

October 26, 2012

Senator Lee Zeldin & Assemblyman Dean Murray Honor Fallen Local FDNY Hero

Farmingville, N.Y. – State Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R, C, I- Shirley) and Assemblyman Dean Murray (R, C- East Patchogue) honored fallen local FDNY hero, Lieutenant Richard Nappi, this past Saturday, October 13, 2012, by dedicating the North Ocean Ave Bridge over the Long Island Expressway as the FDNY Lt Richard Nappi Memorial Bridge during a ceremony at the Farmingville Fire Department.

Lt. Nappi, who was also a volunteer with the Farmingville Fire Department and a top instructor at the Suffolk County Fire Academy in Yaphank, is survived by his wife Mary Anne, his daughter Catherine, and son Nicholas. In 1995, he was honored as a hero for pulling his fellow firefighters out of danger during the height of the Long Island wildfires.

October 16, 2012

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The following organizations are helping in the fight against breast cancer on Long Island: Please reach out to them with your questions and concerns.

Susan G. Komen For the Cure

1-877-GO KOMEN (1-877-465-6636



Adclphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline and Support Program

Office: (516) 877-4320

Hotline: (800) 877-8077




October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 3, 2012

Senator Zeldin & Assemblyman Graf Team Up with DFS to Bring Foreclosure Prevention Mobile Command Center to Islandia

Islandia, N.Y. – State Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R, C, I- Shirley) and Assemblyman Al Graf (R, C- Holbrook) partnered with the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) to bring the Department’s Foreclosure Relief Unit Mobile Command Center to Islandia this past Friday, September 21, 2012, to assist residents struggling with their home mortgages.

Pictured here are (from left to right): Senator Zeldin, George Haggerty, Executive Deputy Superintendent for Real Estate Finance at the NYS Dept. of Financial Services, Assemblyman Graf, and Village of Islandia Mayor Allan Dorman.

September 24, 2012

Senator Zeldin and NY Senate Consumer Protection Committee Hold Second Hearing on Organized Retail Crime

Central Islip, N.Y. – State Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R, C, I-Shirley), Chairman of the Senate Consumer Protection Committee, held his second hearing to investigate circumstances surrounding Organized Retail Crime (ORC) this past Wednesday, September 19, 2012, at the Touro Law Center in Central Islip.

The focus of the hearing was to examine methods employed by the retail industry to combat ORC and to identify solutions to better address this growing criminal enterprise throughout New York State and around the Nation.

September 21, 2012
September 18, 2012

Senator Zeldin Joins Girl Scout Ashley Modafferi for Veterans Appreciation Breakfast

Farmingville, N.Y. – State Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R, C, I- Shirley) joined local Girl Scout Ashley Modafferi of Ronkonkoma and member of Troop 244 for a Veterans Appreciation Breakfast she hosted at the VFW Farmingville Memorial Post 400 this past Saturday, September 15, 2012.

Senator Zeldin (first from left) is pictured here with (from left to right): VFW Post Commander Frank Roger, Army Sgt. Peters, Ashley Modafferi, Army Sgt Martinez, and Assemblyman Al Graf.

September 18, 2012

Senator Lee Zeldin Marches in Central American Day Parade

North Bay Shore, N.Y. – State Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R, C, I- Shirley) marched in the Central American Day Parade this past Sunday, September 16, 2012. Senator Zeldin (center) is pictured here with the parade’s Grand Marshals, ESPN Soccer “Play-By-Play” Commentator Fernando Palomo (left) and Heartland Town Square Developer Gerald Wolkoff (right).


September 18, 2012

Statement from Senator Lee M. Zeldin: Anniversary of September 11th

“On this Anniversary of September 11th, 2001, our thoughts and prayers go out to all those who lost their lives on that fateful day. Not only was 9/11 a day where the worst of human nature maliciously terrorized our great nation, it was also one where the best of our humanity shined through. Americans do not cower in the face of evil and adversity.

That is exactly what we saw on September 11, 2001, when the heroes of the FDNY and NYPD selflessly stormed the burning towers in an effort to save the lives of their fellow New Yorkers, many of them sacrificing their own in the process.

September 11, 2012

Senator Zeldin Adds To The Record on 2 Important Parts of the MTA Tax Repeal Debate

State Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R, C, I- Shirley) released the following statement today in response to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) challenging the merits of Wednesday’s ruling by State Supreme Court Justice R. Bruce Cozzens, Jr.

Senator Zeldin also addressed the MTA’s threat to drastically increase fares and cut services as a result:

The MTA Payroll Tax is Unconstitutional

August 24, 2012