Martin J. Golden's Press releases

AS TEMPERTURES RISE, CON EDISON REMINDS CUSTOMERS

NEW YORK – With near-100-degree temperatures and higher humidity forecasted for the next two days, Con Edison is offering

energy-savings tips to help customers save money while staying cool.

Customers can report power interruptions or service problems, view service restoration information and the outage map online at www.conEd.com, as well as on their mobile device. They also may call 1-800-75-CONED promptly if they are experiencing any service difficulties.

Check out this video of our crews in action. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5__9mf-JKqY

June 19, 2012
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SENATE PASSES BILL TO PROTECT SOCIAL SERVICES WORKERS FROM ASSAULT

The New York State Senate today passed legislation, sponsored by Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), to enhance the criminal penalties for assaulting employees of a county social services district while in performance of their duties. The bill (S7720) represents a three-way agreement with the Governor and Assembly.

In April, the City of New York released the latest data on social service workers assaulted on the job. Last year, 61 employees of the City’s three social services agencies were assaulted while performing their job duties, a 10 percent increase from 56 assaults in 2010.

June 19, 2012
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SENATE PASSES BILL TO CREATE NEW CRIME OF EXPLOITING THE ELDERLY AND VULNERABLE ADULTS

Measure Helps Deter Stealing From Senior Citizens or People With Physical or Mental Disabilities

Albany- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing that he has voted to support legislation, approved by the New York State Senate, that responds to the need for increased protection against financial exploitation of elderly and vulnerable adults by passing legislation to make such actions a crime. The legislation, S 6712, gives district attorneys and police the tools they need to prosecute instances of financial exploitation of vulnerable elderly or people with physical or mental disabilities.

June 19, 2012
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GOLDEN: BILLS APPROVED BY STATE SENATE WOULD MANDATE DRUNK DRIVING TESTS FOR ALL MAJOR CRASHES AND STRENGTHEN PENALTIES FOR DRIVERS WHOM HIT PEDESTRIANS

Albany- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), after the New York State Senate passed S562 and S1835, which increase protections for victims of auto accidents and strengthen penalties for those who cause them, released the follow statement:

“Today the State Senate stood up for the victims of automobile crashes and their families. I am proud to have voted to support both of these bills. It is time that we make sure that dangerous and unlawful driving is punished appropriately.

June 19, 2012
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SENATE PASSES BILL TO PREVENT CYBERBULLYING

The New York State Senate today passed legislation, sponsored by Senator Steve Saland (R-I-C, Poughkeepsie), that would provide further protections and procedures for students who are bullied or cyberbullied. The legislation clarifies and expands the Dignity for All Students Act, an anti-cyberbullying law enacted in 2010 and creates guidelines for local school districts to develop policies and procedures to address the problem.

“This legislation provides school districts with the tools they need to address bullying and cyberbullying to help ensure that the school environment is safe for all students,” Senator Saland said

June 19, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN VOTES IN FAVOR OF A BILL TO HELP BREAST CANCER PATIENTS RECOVER FROM A PARTIAL MASTECTOMY

Albany - State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today voted to support legislation that would help some breast cancer patients by requiring insurance companies to cover reconstruction for partial mastectomies.

S. 3801A adds partial mastectomies to the law that already covers reconstruction for full mastectomies. It would ensure that breast cancer patients who undergo the partial loss of a breast have reconstruction as an option covered by insurance.

June 18, 2012
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GOVERNOR CUOMO, SENATOR GOLDEN AND LEGISLATIVE LEADERS ANNOUNCE AGREEMENT ON BILL TO PROHIBIT INTERNET ACCESS OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY‬

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver today announced an agreement on legislation that will more effectively prohibit internet access of child pornography.‬

‪The legislation would amend New York's Penal Law to prohibit individuals from knowingly accessing, with the intent of viewing, child pornography on the internet. Currently, under New York law, an individual who views child pornography on a website where the images become automatically embedded in a computer does not "possess" child pornography. This legislation closes that loophole. If enacted in New York, if an individual purposefully accesses a website, intending to view child pornography, he or she will be committing a class E felony.

June 18, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN CONGRATULATES “STATE SENATOR FOR A DAY”

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District), last week hosted his annual Senator for a Day essay contest. With over 170 essays submitted, and 23 finalists selected from the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade, this year’s event was another opportunity for Senator Golden to get first hand ideas for our community from the best and the brightest it has to offer.

This year’s winner was 8th Grader Joshua Rowe from Midwood Catholic Academy, whose winning essay earns him a trip to Albany. Second and third place winners are 7th Grader Michael Zamuro from St. Anselm’s and 6th Grader Avi Stern from PS/IS 104 who will have lunch with the Senator and have the opportunity to speak in more detail about their ideas.

June 14, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN VOTES FOR LEGISLATION TO PROTECT CONSUMERS FROM INTRUSIVE TELEMARKETERS

State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) is announcing that he joined his colleagues this week in voting for New York State Senate this week gave final legislative passage to a bill, S.7567A that protects New Yorkers from intrusive or unwanted telemarketing practices. The legislation regulates all telemarketers who do business in New York, wherever they may be located, and adds new consumer protections from unwelcome prerecorded calls, known as robocalls, from telemarketers.

June 14, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN VOTES TO IMPROVE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF DOGS AND CATS SOLD BY PET STORES

The New York State Senate today gave final legislative passage to a bill S.7268A, that will ensure improved health and safety of pets sold in stores. Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) joined his colleagues in the Senate for a discussion and vote on this bill on New York State Animal Advocacy Day at the Capitol, where legislators and animal advocates network, share ideas, and lobby for stronger anti-cruelty laws.

 

June 13, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN ANNOUNCES STATE SENATE APPROVES EDUCATION INVESTMENT TAX CREDIT

Credit Would Apply to Educational and Scholarship Donations, Classroom Supplies and Home School Expenses

 

Albany – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing that the New York State Senate has passed legislation he sponsored, S. 2732-C, that will create an education investment tax credit in New York State.

 

The Education Investment Incentives Act would authorize a tax credit up to seventy-five percent of either personal income tax liability or corporate franchise tax liability for donations to public education entities, local education funds, and educational scholarship organizations, or up to $75 for certain expenses incurred by school personnel and parents who educate their children at home.

 

June 13, 2012
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SENATE PASSES DOMESTIC VIOLENCE LEGISLATION

Bill Represents Three-Way Agreement

The New York State Senate today passed legislation that will protect victims of domestic violence and establish stronger criminal penalties to punish individuals who commit acts of domestic violence.

The bill (S7638), sponsored by Senator Steve Saland (R-I-C, Poughkeepsie), Chairman of the Senate Codes Committee, and co-sponsored by Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) represents a three-way agreement among the Senate, Governor Cuomo and the Assembly. It includes several important provisions included in bills that have already passed the Senate this year, such as bail reforms and increased penalties for domestic violence crimes.

June 12, 2012
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SENATE CALLS ON ASSEMBLY TO ACT ON TOP 10 LIST OF TOUGH ANTI-CRIME BILLS

Assembly Should Vote on Crime Bills Before Ending Session

With two weeks left in the 2012 legislative session, Senate Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos, Senator Steve Saland (R-I-C, Poughkeepsie), Chairman of the Senate Codes Committee, and Senator Martin Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) today called on the state Assembly to vote on a “Top 10 List” of tough anti-crime bills that have already passed the Senate this session.

June 12, 2012
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SENATE PASSES “I-STOP” TO REDUCE PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSE

In response to the escalating problem of prescription drug abuse, the State Senate today passed legislation that would make significant changes to the way prescription drugs are distributed and monitored in New York State.

The bill (S7637), sponsored by Senator Andrew Lanza (R-I, Staten Island) and Senator Kemp Hannon (R, Nassau), Chairman of the Senate Health Committee, and co-sponsored by Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) includes “real time” prescription tracking to provide more information to doctors and pharmacists, in an effort to prevent deaths from abuse and overdoses of prescription drugs, particularly painkillers.

June 11, 2012
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STATEMENT BY SENATOR GOLDEN ON SENATE PASSAGE OF LEGISLATION TO CREATE THE CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE AND EXPLOITATION PREVENTION ACT

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), following the State Senate’s passage of S5226A today that enacts the child sexual abuse and exploitation prevention act, has issued the following statement:

Senator Golden stated, “I cosponsored this bill passed by the New York State Senate today to make it so that internet predators will no longer have access to our children in New York without the severest of penalties attached. For too long these predators and perverts have had access through the internet to pry on our children, and we have comprehensive legislation to bring them to justice. I call upon my colleagues in the State Assembly to pass this bill this legislative session so we may protect our children from these child predators."

June 6, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN SENDS MESSAGE TO DEADBEAT PARENTS: NEW YORK STATE WANTS YOU

Albany- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing that legislation he sponsored in New York State Senate, S. 1987, that will create a deadbeats most wanted list website to locate those in arrears of child support of more than $10,000 has passed.

The legislation would require the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance to compile, disclose and publish at regular intervals a deadbeats most wanted list of individuals who are in arrears of their child support obligations under a court administrative order.

June 6, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN HONORS JOHAN SANTANA UPON MAKING NEW YORK METS HISTORY

Albany – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), is announcing that his colleagues in the New York State Senate have approved a resolution, J. 5140, congratulating Johan Santana of the New York Mets upon the occasion of pitching the first no-hitter in their 51 year history totaling 8,019 games.

Senator Marty Golden stated, “New York Mets history was made at Citi Field this week. Thousands of baseball fans cheered every pitch by Johan Santana as he pitched the first no-hitter in Mets history. It was a great achievement for the ace pitcher, the Mets organization, and all fans, and this moment in baseball history is today recognized by the New York State legislature.”

June 6, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN TO HOST A FLAG DAY CONCERT TO HONOR AMERICA

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), a member of the New York State Senate Committee on Homeland Security, Military and Veteran Affairs, today is inviting local residents to celebrate Flag Day at a Concert on Sunday, June 10, 2012, at 3:00 p.m. in Marine Park, entrance at Fillmore Avenue and Marine Parkway.

The concert will feature performances by the Kings County American Legion Headquarters Band and others. The event will commemorate the United States Army’s 237th Birthday and the gathering will allow for a show of support for the men and women of the military.

June 4, 2012
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Implementation of S79 Select Bus Service on Hylan Boulevard

Senator Golden would like to share the attached information regarding the implementation of the S79 Select Bus Service on Hylan Boulevard that has been received from the New York City Transit.  Please contact my office with questions or concerns.

May 31, 2012
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