Albany - State Senator Martin Golden, Chair of the State Senate Select Committee on Science, Technology, Incubation, and Entrepreneurship, said today that the Committee will conduct a Roundtable on online privacy and data breaches with members of the internet online industry on Wednesday May 27, 2015, at Noon in Room 711A at the Legislative Office Building in Albany.
The purpose is to further refine legislation to help prevent online data attacks, keep personal data secure, and to criminalize intrusions into personal data by hackers and others. Issues to be discussed include bills introduced by Senator Golden and others, S. 4072 and S. 4073.
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today has issued the following statement announcing his support for the renewal of mayoral control of New York City public schools:
“In my days in the New York City Council, I worked with students, teachers and families under a system governed by the Board of Education. And now as a New York State Senator, I continue to address the needs of my schools and my students under a system of mayoral control. Confidently, I can tell you that the system has and continues to work better since mayoral control was enacted, and I am proud to support this renewal.
NEW YORK – Today, Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R,C,I-Brooklyn, Staten Island) and Sen. Martin Golden (R,C,I-Brooklyn) commended the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives for passing, and President Barack Obama for signing, the Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu National Blue Alert Act of 2015 into law. The measure would create a nationwide alert system to assist in the apprehension of anyone who hurts, kills, or legitimately threatens police officers.
For the past five years, Malliotakis and Golden have introduced a similar piece of legislation in the New York State Legislature.
Senator Marty Golden inducted Katherine Ragazzino into the New York State Senate Veterans Hall of Fame earlier this week in Albany.
Senator Marty Golden stated, "Katherine is most deserving of this special recognition which is a testament to her courage and sacrifice as shown through her commitment to the United States Marines and the New York City Firefighter. It is an honor to have inducted Katherine into the State Senate Veterans Hall of Fame so that throughout our great State, folks can learn and be inspired by the story of her life. She is truly a hero and this generation and those that follow will do well in learning of her story of patriotism and service."
The New York State Senate today passed two bills to protect the first responders and law enforcement professionals who protect our communities. The bills would strengthen penalties for individuals who obstruct critical medical emergencies or assault retired police officers in acts of revenge.
Bill S2977, sponsored by Senator Rich Funke (R-C-I, Fairport), would make it a crime to intentionally obstruct a firefighter performing emergency medical care on a sick or injured person. Current law affords firefighters special protections while engaged in a variety of functions during the performance of their official duties. However, the law does not adequately protect firefighters performing emergency medical care.
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) today is announcing that the finalists have been selected in his annual “Senator for a Day” contest which this year was themed to address efforts to stop bullying in the neighborhood. Earlier this year, Senator Golden asked 3rd, 4th and 5th graders to participate in the contest by writing a 150-200 word essay starting with the phrase, “If I Were A State Senator For A Day.”
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), a member of the State Senate Committee on Homeland Security, Military and Veteran Affairs, is today announcing that he will host his annual Memorial Day Breakfast and Awards Ceremony this Thursday, May 21, 2015, beginning at 9:30 A.M. at the Bay Ridge Manor, located at 476-76th Street in Brooklyn.
At the event, Senator Golden will present Korean War Medals to two veterans of the Korean War who never received this proper recognition. An award will be presented to a medically retired Staff Sergeant of the United States Marines, inducted into the New York State Senate Veterans Hall of Fame, and posthumously to the past President of the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 72.
Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) is announcing that he will be hosting his 13th Annual Asian Pacific Heritage Festival at McKinley Park on Sunday, May 17, 2015, from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00p.m., located at Bay Ridge Parkway and Fort Hamilton Parkway, and is inviting the community to join in this special event held in celebration of Asian American Heritage Month.
The New York State Senate today passed two measures to strengthen protections for victims of domestic violence and children at risk of abuse. The bills would create new safeguards for victims who testify against their abusers in court, as well as establish a commission to study and recommend methods of preventing child abuse in New York.
The New York State Senate today passed a bill to continue the September 11th Worker Protection Task Force Act for another five years and help those who have been afflicted with a disability as a result of working at the World Trade Center and other sites. The bill (S4711), sponsored by Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), would enable the Task Force to continue its work past the current authorization date of June 10, 2015.
The New York State Senate today passed four bills to promote the safety and well-being of children and families. The measures would prevent felons from working in child day care programs, increase penalties for child endangerment, protect consumers by preventing unauthorized vendors from selling items like baby food, and help keep military families together by eliminating deployment as a barrier to child custody.
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), today is announcing that he has joined the nearly 500 people who have already signed a petition calling on the New York City Council to rename 90th Street and 3rd Avenue in honor of the late Patrice Capo.
Senator Golden, a longtime friend of Patrice and her surviving spouse Michael Diamond, was on record supporting the renaming request originally made to Community Board 10 in the Summer of 2011. The application, which was approved at that time, has since failed to be adopted by City Council to make the street renaming official.
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) will host a senior information fair on Thursday, May 14, 2015, starting at 12:00 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Auditorium located at 9511 4th Avenue (corner of 97th Street and 4th Avenue). The month of May is designated as “Older Americans Month”.
The event will feature the participation of numerous City and State agencies including the Fire Department of New York, New York City Police Department, the Social Security Administration, the New York State Public Service Commission, the MTA Metro Card Mobile Sales Unit, the New York City Departments of Buildings, HRA/Social Services, Sanitation, Health & Mental Hygiene, and the New York State EPIC Program.
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) earlier this week honored Teresa McPhail, a Bay Ridge resident and community leader, as a “State Senate Woman of Distinction” at a ceremony held in the State Capitol in Albany.
Teresa McPhail is a longtime resident of Bay Ridge, holds a Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education and has devoted much of her life to educating children. Mrs. McPhail has been involved within her faith community for the past forty years, and is currently the Director of the Universal Pre-Kindergarten program at Gateway City Church.
Senator Golden unveiled a new NYPD van, made possible by a grant secured through the New York State Senate for the 68th Precinct. The van will serve the public safety needs of the NYPD and the Auxiliary within the confines of the 68th Precinct.
Albany – “In our first legislative act of 2015, the Senate passed the Women’s Equality Package to reaffirm our commitment to strengthen the rights of women and protect those who are most susceptible to abuse and discrimination. I am happy to announce that as a result of our persistence, the Assembly finally followed our lead and voted to approve this important piece of legislation.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that $3 million has been allocated to the Cooling Assistance Component of the Home Energy Assistance Program to help low-income New Yorkers who suffer from medical conditions aggravated by extreme heat. The program will provide air conditioning units to eligible households for the summer months. Prolonged exposure to high indoor temperatures poses health risks that disproportionately affect those already suffering from medical ailments.
Local departments of social services will accept applications to the program beginning May 1st. The Home Energy Assistance Program is overseen by the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance.
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) will join NYPD 68th Precinct Captain Raymond Festino, at an unveiling of a brand new NYPD van, made possible by a grant allocated by Golden, on Thursday, April 30, 2015, at 4:00 p.m. outside the 68th Precinct, located at 333-65th Street.
The van will serve the public safety needs of the NYPD and the Auxiliary within the confines of the 68th Precinct. Members of the media are welcome.
Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R,C,I-Bay Ridge) and State Senator Marty Golden (R,C,I-Southwest Brooklyn) are urging constituents to remain vigilant against the evolving threat of telephone scams. The most recent incarnation involves the scammers calling to threaten arrest for failure to pay past taxes owed or utility fees, unless payment is made through a reloadable debit card easily purchased at local stores. The calls are disguised to appear on caller ID screens as numbers belonging to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or National Grid.
Beginning at 10:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 30, the two eastbound lanes on the Belt Parkway at Bay Ridge Avenue (Exit 1) will be shifted to the left, (to the newly completed center section of the Belt Parkway Bridge) at Bay Ridge Avenue. The two lanes on the westbound roadway will remain in their current configuration. This traffic shift will allow for the establishment of a work zone on the current eastbound section of the bridge in order to begin the fourth stage of the bridge rehabilitation.