SENATOR GOLDEN TO HOST TOWN HALL MEETING FOR BENSONHURST AND GRAVESEND COMMUNITIES
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, 22nd District) is announcing that he will be hosting a Bensonhurst/Gravesend town hall meeting on Monday, June 9, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Mary Mother of Jesus auditorium located at 2326-84th Street in Brooklyn.
SENATE PASSES BILL TO BAN TEXTING WHILE DRIVING Albany- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) today joined colleagues in the New York State Senate is passing legislation that would prohibit drivers from sending text messages while driving. The bill (S.3195-C), sponsored by Senator Carl Marcellino (R, Syosset), amends previous legislation banning cell phone use while driving by prohibiting drivers from writing, sending or reading text messages on a mobile telephone or any other mobile device.
SENATE PASSES BILL TO ESTABLISH DEATH PENALTY FOR COP KILLERS The New York State Senate today passed legislation, sponsored by Senator Martin Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), that would establish the death penalty for criminals who kill police officers. “As a former New York City Police Officer, I know there is evil walking on the streets of the City and State of New York, endangering the lives of every single police officer,” Senator Golden said. “It is our responsibility to pass this legislation and send it to the Governor -- we
GOLDEN TO SPONSOR N.Y.U. DENTAL VAN AS PART OF FREE HEALTH FAIR FOR COMMUNITY
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) is announcing that he will sponsor the New York University Dental Van as part of a free community health fair being organized as an Eagle Scout Project by Matthew Delaney of Boy Scout Troop 20.
Members of the New York State Senate Majority Conference today introduced a package of legislation that would provide greater benefits and protections to New York’s military personnel. The package of bills, announced at a Capitol news conference, includes measures to provide better access to education, health and mental health services, employment opportunities, support for the families of New York’s service members and ways to commemorate and honor those who serve our state and nation.
SENATOR GOLDEN VISITS 86TH STREET CONSTRUCTION PROJECT
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) recently visited and met with officials of the Department of Design and Construction at the site of the 86th Street sewer construction project to be updated about the status and progress of the project.
SENATE PASSES LEGISLATION TO MAKE SCHOOL BUSES SAFER Bill Would Require Video Monitoring Systems on Buses
The New York State Senate today passed legislation (S.4157-D) thatwould protect the safety and security of children who ride school buses.The bill, sponsored by Senator Martin Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), would requireplacement of video monitoring systems on school buses in the City of NewYork.
In 2006 55,000 school buses transported 2.3 million children daily inNew York State, over 2 million miles.
GOLDEN STATEMENT ON PIPELINE SECURITY ENHANCEMENTS
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), a member ofthe State Senate Committee on Homeland Security, Military and VeteranAffairs, issued the following statement regarding the agreement reach tosecure the Buckeye Pipeline and rail yard in Bay Ridge:
GOLDEN VOTES TO SUPPORT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE NOTIFICATION BILL
Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) voted to approvelegislation, sponsored by State Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R, Syosset),that requires the Board of Parole to notify victims of domestic violencewhen the convicted inmate is to be released.
5/16 SENATE PASSES PACKAGE OF BILLS TO CRACK DOWN ON SEX OFFENDERS
Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) is announcingthat he joined his colleagues in the New York State Senate this week passeda package of bills that would make it more difficult for sex offenders toevade tracking by law enforcement and work in jobs that include substantialcontact with children.
SENATOR GOLDEN AT THE BROOKLYN ARMY TERMINAL AS FERRY SERVICE RETURNS
Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) was at the 58thStreet Pier at the Brooklyn Army Terminal this morning to greet passengersand see the first ferry off as it set sail to Manhattan. The ferryservice, whose route begins in Rockaway, restores the service in Brooklyn,and continues to lower Manhattan was announced last week. For furtherinformation, please visit www.newyorkwatertaxi.com
Members of the Senate Majority Conference recently announced the introduction of legislation designed to crack down on the alarming trend of recording criminal acts of violence with the intent of distributing them on the Internet for entertainment purposes. The legislation, announced at a Capitol news conference, comes in response to an increasing number of violent attacks orchestrated and recorded by individuals who want to post the videos on Internet sharing sites, such as YouTube.com and MySpace.com.
GOLDEN LEADS STATE SENATE PASSAGE OF LEGISLATION TO PROHIBIT THE SALE OF BODY PARTS
URGES STATE ASSEMBLY TO APPROVE MEASURE TO CHANGE LAW
Albany- Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), is announcing thatNew York State Senate today passed legislation he sponsored, S.209, thatprohibits the sale or purchase of body parts in New York State punishableby a Class E felony.
SENATOR GOLDEN HOSTS CELEBRATION OF ASIAN PACIFIC HERITAGE MONTH
Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) this week hosted his 6th Annual Asian Pacific Heritage Festival at McKinley Park in conjunction with the national celebration of Asian American Heritage each May.