Albany– State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing that legislation he sponsored, S. 1058 that would create a Lymphedema and Lymphatic Diseases Research Grants Program in New York, has been passed by the State Senate. The legislation is designed to promote a greater scientific understanding of lymphedema and lymphatic disease.
The Research Grants Program would award funds, in an amount not in excess of $50,000, to biomedical research institutions that are conducting direct research related to Lymphedema and Lymphatic Disease. Additional mechanisms are also outlined to additionally support research, as well as providing a program report to the Governor, Senate and Assembly.
Albany – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), a member of the Metropolitan Transit Authority Capital Review Board and a former New York City Police Officer, today is announcing that two pieces of legislation he introduced, designed to improve safety of all riders of public transportation, have been approved by the New York State Senate.
The Senate acted today on S. 3203 that would make it a crime for a person to rub his or her sexual or intimate body parts on another person while aboard public transportation. The bill approved would classify such behavior as a Class A misdemeanor, and where forcible touching is coupled with an emission of certain bodily fluids, the offense would be a Class E Felony.
ALBANY– State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing that the New York State Senate has passed two important bills that he sponsored, S. 1269 and S. 3459, that will further protect children from harm throughout the Empire State.
Senate Bill 1269 amends the current penal law to mandate a first degree murder charge for anyone who murders a child under that age of 12. This will give prosecutors the legal means to seek the appropriate punishment for this heinous crime. (A. 4918, Assemblymember Cook).
Please be advised that in order to ensure that all homeowners can move forward into a program pathway this year, Build it Back is setting a deadline for homeowners to complete their applications.
By June 30, 2015:
*Applicants must submit all documents for eligibility determination; and
*Applicants pending a damage assessment must schedule one with Build it Back.
The NYC Build It Back program is currently reaching out to these applicants to notify them of the deadline. If they are interested in continuing, they will have field staff available throughout the month of June providing assistance and free counseling.
Albany – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), a former New York City Police Officer, today is announcing that a series of bills he introduced to create better protections for law enforcement officers and emergency medical service personnel, have been approved by the New York State Senate this afternoon.
Senate Bill 4133 creates a new crime for the aggravated assault of a police or peace officer when a person is aided by two or more persons at a protest. This amendment to the penal law would ensure further protection for officers tasked with monitoring demonstrations and would punish those who use a means of peaceful protest as an opportunity to assault police or peace officers. (A. 6249, Weprin).
Albany- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) has issued the following statement following the approval of the New York State Senate of legislation he introduced, S. 4648, that establishes the Asian Lunar New Year day as a school holiday for New York City public schools, or in communities with an Asian population of 7.5% or more:
Albany – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), a member of the Metropolitan Transit Authority’s Capital Review Board, today is announcing passage of legislation he introduced, S. 691A, that can prevent the future need to increase transit tolls and fares.
The bill would exempt the Metropolitan Transit Authority, the New York City Transit Authority, and the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority from bond issuance fees, notes or other financial obligations. Currently, bonds issued by the MTA are subject to the bond issuance charge imposed by the Public Authorities Law section 2976. Last year, the MTA paid bond issuance charges of $16.8 million, and estimates are an annual savings of $20 million per year in the immediate future.
Albany – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), a former New York City Police Officer, today is announcing that the New York State Senate has adopted two bills that he introduced, S. 1108 and S. 1452, designed to create safer roadways throughout the State for motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists.
Senate Bill 1108 would increase the penalties for leaving the scene of an accident when a death, injury or damage of property occurs. The bill would deter drivers from leaving injured victims on the road, facilitate police investigations and enable timely chemical testing of a driver if warranted.
The New York State Senate today passed legislation to further protect animals and people from harm and cruelty as part of the Legislature’s annual Animal Advocacy Day. The event brings together lawmakers, law enforcement, and hundreds of pet owners and advocates to raise awareness of important animal issues.
Senator Phil Boyle (R-C-I, Suffolk County), Senate co-sponsor of Animal Advocacy Day, said “Animal Advocacy Day is an important annual event for the Legislature to come together to be a voice for our furry and feathered friends. I'm so pleased to join with Assemblyman Jim Tedisco, Senator Sue Serino, and hundreds of advocates as we send a message to protect all animals in New York.”
The New York State Senate today passed legislation (S1074), sponsored by Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), that would increase the maximum income eligibility levels for real property tax exemptions for seniors for the first time since 1994. This measure would allow more senior citizens to receive increased relief from their local real property taxes.
Senator Golden said, “As property taxes continue to burden the personal budgets of our seniors, we have advanced legislation to provide financial relief. No one who has played a role in shaping our great state and nation should have to choose between life's necessities and paying bills. It is the right thing to increase the eligibility requirements so that more people can see their property tax bill decrease."
Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, 22nd District) is today announcing that the Metropolitan Transit Authority has scheduled the Metro Card Van to visit his Bay Ridge District Office, located at 7408-5th Avenue, on Monday, June 1, 2015 from 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
The Metro Card Bus will enable the local residents to take care of all their Metro Card business at the Metro Card Bus, whether it's applying for or refilling a Reduced-Fare Metro Card, buying or refilling a regular Metro Card, or asking a MetroCard-related question. Senator Golden assures residents that they will receive prompt and attentive service.
Albany, NY — State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) today empowered neighborhoods across the five boroughs by passing legislation (S.4542a) compelling social service providers, like homeless shelters, to provide notification to local community boards and the City Planning Commission and requiring the CPC to hold hearings to gather local input. The CPC would rule on the siting of the facility.
The bill, co-sponsored by Senators Diane Savino (D- Staten Island/Brooklyn), Marty Golden (R-C-I/Brooklyn), Jose Peralta (D-Queens) and Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens), responds to widespread outrage over lack of adequate notification when a social service provider suddenly moves into a neighborhood without any say from local community boards, associations or groups.