SENATE, ASSEMBLY & GOVERNOR JOIN FORCES TO EXPAND DNA DATABANK
All-Crimes DNA Law a Powerful Crimefighting Tool To Help Protect New Yorkers
Albany – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today announced that the State Senate has voted to approve legislation that will implement the largest expansion of the State’s DNA databank since it was first created in 1994.
The databank expansion, which has been agreed to by Governor Andrew Cuomo and the State Assembly, will help close thousands of unsolved cases, bring justice to crime victims, and help prevent dangerous criminals from committing additional crimes.
Cites Assembly Inaction as a Failure for All New Yorkers
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) is announcing that legislation he co-sponsored, S. 1927 introduced by Senator James Alesi (R-C-I, 55th District), was approved by the New York State Senate today.
The bill would make it so that offenders who submit fraudulent information regarding his or her identity or residence when registering, or verifying, would be charged with a Class E Felony. Currently, Megan’s Law only provides a penalty for failure to register.
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) has issued the following statement regarding arrests made by the 68th Precinct in connection with the recent tire slashings in the community:
“The 68th Precinct continues to make sure that we live in one of the safest communities in the City of New York, and those who proudly wear the uniform deserve to be thanked for this arrest. We will not tolerate acts that impede upon our quality of life such as tire slashings. To find your car with damaged tires is not only a personal nuisance and financial expense, but it causes concern for all residents on the blocks where it is happening.
Governor and Superintendent Vow to Crack Down on Medical Mills
NEW YORK, NY March 8, 2011 – Fraud Costs NY – a statewide coalition of elected officials law enforcement, business groups and community groups committed to reforming New York’s broken no-fault auto insurance system - today praised Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and Superintendent of Financial Services Benjamin M. Lawsky for vowing to crack down on no-fault auto insurance fraud by attacking it at the crux of the problem and targeting unscrupulous medical mills and crooked doctors.
Plan Would Create Jobs, Cut Taxes and Control State Spending
Jobs Proposal Will Be Included in Senate Budget Proposal
Albany- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), today joined Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and members of the Senate Republican Conference, to announce details of the 2012 NEW JOBS-NY Job Creation Plan that includes significant tax relief to encourage the creation of new private sector jobs, measures to ensure fiscal responsibility and control state spending, as well as other reforms and incentives to make New York more economically competitive. The plan will be included in the Senate budget resolution to be acted on next week.
Brooklyn –State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) will host an event to honor, in conjunction with "Women's History Month", outstanding women who have made a difference in our community tomorrow, Thursday, March 8, 2012, starting at 7:00 p.m.in the Community Room at Shore Hill located at 9000 Shore Road in Brooklyn.
The event will recognize Linda Addinisio of St. Anselm’s Elementary School, Dr. Lisa Eng of the Kings County Medical Society, Elizabeth Ferraro of St. Finbar’s Church, Katherine Khatari, Sara Nespoli, Camille Loccisano of the Loccisano Foundation and St. Frances Cabrini, Sister Fran Piccone of the Shore Hill Senior Program, Mary Quinones of Lutheran Medical Center and Elena Solitario of Pilo Arts Day Spa and Salon.
The New York State Senate today passed a measure that would prohibit the sale of children’s jewelry which may contain harmful levels of cadmium and other hazardous substances. The bill (S.4055A), sponsored by Senator Jim Alesi (R-C-I, Perinton) protects children from accidentally ingesting cadmium, often used in inexpensive charm bracelets, pendants and other jewelry.
“It is everyone’s responsibility to protect our children, especially from products containing hazardous substances,” said Senator Alesi. “This bill takes an important step to prevent the sale of items that could cause accidental and unnecessary exposure and severe health effects.”
Albany – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) is announcing that the New York State Senate today passed legislation (S. 1991) that would establish the crime of promotion of child prostitution by a parent or guardian.
“In New York State, there have been several high profile cases where parents exploited their children,” said Senator Golden. “Violating the trust between parent and child is an inexcusable offense and those that do so need to be held accountable. This bill puts teeth into the paper tiger, ensuring those that exploit our children receive justice.”
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), today is announcing that two bills he has co-sponsored in the New York State Senate, introduced to better protect our children against sexual crimes, were approved today.
S. 1541A establishes criminal penalties for sexual contact between a minor and a person in a position of trust in the first, second and third degrees. Currently, there are no additional penalties for sexual contact with a minor in such instances.
Recent tornadoes have caused extensive damage throughout the heartland of America. Five states (Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Alabama & Georgia) have reported deaths, totaling at least 38 victims.
Many local governments and voluntary agencies are providing shelter for disaster survivors displaced by the storms, but the road to recovery will be a long one and further assistance is always welcome.
For those seeking a way to help out our fellow Americans in this time of need, I have provided a list below of some non-profit agencies and the different ways one can contribute.
New York – Congressman Bob Turner (NY-09) today introduced the Tax and Education Assistance for Children (TEACH) Act of 2012. The bill will provide a tax credit of up to 5,000 dollars for families who send their children to private schools and eliminate “double taxation” on parents who send their children to non-public schools.
“Today, I am introducing H.R. 4075, the Tax and Education Assistance for Children (TEACH) Act of 2012”, said Congressman Turner. “The TEACH Act will provide parents who send their children to non-public elementary and secondary schools a tax credit of up to $5,000 per year and effectively eliminate or minimize the effects of this ‘double taxation’.”
Albany – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) has issued the following statement regarding the State Senate approval of a Resolution, J. 3384, honoring Timothy Cardinal Dolan:
"Today, Roman Catholics and people of faith across our great City and State stand together to show our thanks to a man who has given so much to his community and the people of New York. I am proud to have co-sponsored this Resolution, passed today by the State Senate, to simply say thank you and congratulations to a man whose life is an example of how to live as a servant of God. He is someone who I personally look up to and I look forward to working with him for the betterment of all people."
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing that his office has published a brochure entitled “Internet Safety: What Every Parent Should Know” and is inviting those interested in obtaining a copy to contact his office.
The guide includes information on the “Simple Rules For Online Safety”, “Parental Control Tools”, and other facts to help teens stay cyber-safe. Senator Golden is also encouraging parents to be mindful of their child’s computer activities so to look for instances of cyber-bullying and other signs of inappropriate behaviors.
BROOKLYN, New York February 29, 2011 – In response to today’s bust up of a Brooklyn-based crime ring suspected of committing health care and no-fault auto insurance fraud to the tune of $250 million, Kings County District Attorney Charles J. Hynes and Senator Martin J. Golden are again calling on Albany to act swiftly to reform New York’s broken no-fault auto insurance system.
Spending Reduced $7.8 million in Last 6 Months, Down $11.1 million in Just One Year
The Senate’s Republican Majority has reduced Senate spending by $7.8 million over the last six months and $11.1 million in the last year alone, saving hardworking taxpayers millions of dollars while creating a leaner, functional and more efficient state government.
These figures were released today as part of the Senate’s biannual expenditure report, which is similar to reports produced by the U.S. Congress. The report provides a line-by-line account of actual Senate spending for the period of April 1, 2011 through September 30, 2011, which totals $40.2 million.
Brooklyn – As March is designated as “Women’s History Month”, State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing plans to host two events to honor outstanding women who have made a difference in our community.
Senator Golden will honor Mary Douglas of Gerritsen Beach Cares and Resurrection Church, Theresa Samuelson of the Gerritsen Beach Property Owners, Public School 277 Parent Teacher Association Co-Presidents Margaret Foti and Joan Marie Peterson, and Ioanna Giannopoulos of Hellenic Public Radio Kosmos FM. These women will be feted at a ceremony to be held this Thursday, March 1, 2012, starting at 7:00 p.m., at the Cort Club located at 2648 Gerritsen Avenue in Brooklyn.
Brooklyn, NY – State Senator Martin J. Golden and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis held a press conference today at their Brooklyn District office to discuss the ongoing Medicaid fraud in the State of New York. Senator Golden and Assemblywoman Malliotakis called for the passage of S5402/A7816. These bills call for the reinstatement of the asset testing requirements to qualify for Medicaid. These asset tests were repealed in 2009 and have led to ongoing fraud and abuse without preemptive action.
Brooklyn; State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) and the Chinese American Partnership, are today announcing plans, with the Chinese American Partnership, to host his 10th Annual Lunar New Year Celebration on Sunday, March 4, 2012, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at New Utrecht High School located at 1601-80th Street in Brooklyn.
The community is invited to attend the celebration of the Year of the Dragon that will include cultural performances, including the Lion Dance, Chinese opera, singing and dancing. The performance of the Cantonese opera will feature colorful costumes, bilingual subtitles and literature to introduce this traditional art.
Beginning Tuesday, Feb. 28th a new construction work zone will be set up along Narrows Road South near the last entrance to the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, which will result a reconfiguration of traffic lanes from three to two lanes and the elimination of up to approximately 20 parking spots.
As part of the $50 million, 45-month Verrazano-Narrows toll plaza improvement project, contractors will be adding a new retaining wall and abutment for construction of the new Narrows Road South fly-over ramp to help ease both car and bus traffic onto the Brooklyn-bound upper level of the bridge. The work is also in preparation for construction of a new lower level connector roadway in 2014 that will take motorists directly from the Staten Island Expressway to the bridge’s lower level.