Calls for strengthening penalties on ‘runners’ which would bring down fraudulent no fault insurance claims
Albany, NY – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is calling on his colleagues to pass S3033, which would make it a crime to act as a runner or employ runners in regards to defrauding insurance companies. A runner is a person who is paid for each patient they send to a fraudulent provider, recruiting patients who either do not need treatment, exaggerating illnesses, were not in car accidents or even going so far as to stage accidents.
By doing so, they drive up the costs of insurance, so much so that New York has one of the highest insurance rates in the country, especially inside the City of New York.
Asks his colleagues in Senate and Assembly to make the creation of a violent felony offender registry law.
Albany, NY – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is calling on his colleagues to pass S1850-A, also known as “Brittany’s Law.” The legislation would create a violent felony offender registry in the state of New York and establish a database to help both law enforcement and the public. The bill requires any violent felony offenders to register with DCJS upon discharge, parole or release from any state or local facility and allows for dissemination of and access to certain information to the general public.
Annual Program Honors Women’s Contributions to Our Community
Albany – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I) today invites local residents to nominate friends, coworkers and neighborhood leaders whose outstanding work on behalf of their communities makes them deserving of special recognition by the State Senate as a New York “Woman of Distinction.”
The Senate will honor a distinguished woman from our area and throughout the state at a May 7th Albany ceremony, where each honoree’s photograph and biography will become part of a special exhibit proclaiming the contributions of these exemplary New York women.
Lever Machines will allow for accurate and timely results for Primary and Run-off Elections in New York City
Albany – State Senator Martin J. Golden, along with his NYC delegation colleagues, Senators Simcha Felder, Andrew Lanza, & Diane Savino, are calling for the passage of legislation S4088, which allows for the use of lever machines in New York City municipal elections.
Free Design Consultations Will Accelerate Project Approval Process for Affected Homeowners
Meetings Will Ensure New Flood Recommendations Are Properly Incorporated So Newly Constructed Buildings Are More Resistant to Flooding in the Hardest-Hit Areas
Buildings Commissioner Robert LiMandri today announced a new program to offer free design consultations to property owners and design professionals who are planning to reconstruct buildings damaged by Hurricane Sandy.
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) will welcome representatives from the New York City Tax Commission and a guest speaker from FEMA on the Advisory Base Flood Elevation maps to a town hall meeting with the residents affected by Sandy, this Thursday, March 7, 2013,
at 7 p.m. at the Ancient Order of Hibernians, 2750 Gerritsen Avenue in Brooklyn,.
Additionally, the Small Business Administration, the New York State Department of Financial Services, the NYC Departments of Buildings and Health, and the New York State Association of Professional Land Surveyors
Brooklyn – In the wake of this weekend’s hit and run horror that killed Nachman and Raizy Glauber, and baby, that has devastated the Williamsburg community, State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is calling on the State Assembly to pass his legislation, S. 2503, that increases penalties for such offenses. Senator Golden is calling on the Assembly to stop putting the brakes on life saving legislation and urging a vote as soon as possible.
State Senator Martin Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) has been named Chair of the newly formed New York State Senate Select Committee on Science, Technology, Incubation, and Entrepreneurship. The 11-member committee will focus on expanding the state’s entrepreneurial culture, by creating economic opportunities for State residents through incubators and economic development programs.
The Chairmanship was awarded to Senator Golden in recognition of his influential efforts to create a Bio-Bat at the Brooklyn Army Terminal, and for his interest and understanding of science, technological, and economic development issues facing New York State.
Brooklyn- Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) together with the Chinese American Partnership Inc., invite the community to join in celebrating the Lunar New Year, the 10th Annual such celebration, on Sunday, March 3, 2013 from 2 pm to 5 pm at New Utrecht High School, located at 1601 80th St, in Brooklyn.
The celebration will include cultural performances, Lion Dance, Chinese opera, Gangnam Style Korean dance, performance of Broadway songs, singing and dancing, community information booth, and a small awards presentation. The performances scheduled will feature an array of talent, including professional, senior, youth and children. Admission is free to all.
Statement from Senator Golden on the Citizens Committee for Children of New York, Inc. Keeping Track report for 2013, which ranked Bay Ridge as the best place to raise children in Brooklyn:
“Keeping Track has finally proved what all of us in Bay Ridge have known for years, this is the greatest community for families. With new schools opening due to increased capital funding from my office, we are striving to shrink classroom sizes. In addition, Bay Ridge has always offered a small town community feel in a big city. It truly is an honor to represent this community.”
Residents of thirteen declared counties may apply for FEMA disaster assistance through March 29, 2013
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the deadline for residents living in one of the thirteen disaster-declared counties to register for FEMA assistance has been extended to March 29, 2013. The previous deadline was February 27, 2013.
Federal disaster assistance for individuals and families can include money for rental assistance, essential home repairs, personal property losses and other serious disaster-related needs not covered by insurance. Residents in the following counties are eligible for assistance: Bronx, Kings, Nassau, New York, Richmond, Rockland, Westchester, Suffolk, Queens, Orange, Putnam, Sullivan and Ulster.
Elected officials will join the Francesco Loccisano Memorial Foundation, at a press event set for Monday, February 25, 2013, at 12:00 p.m., at the Dyker Golf Course located at 86th Street and 7th Avenue in Brooklyn, to introduce fourteen students selected as “Frankie’s Heroes”.
The outstanding youngsters, who will be in attendance, each have an inspiring story of community service or personal health achievement. A luncheon event honoring these students is being planned for March..
The proceeds of the fundraising luncheon will benefit the Francesco Loccisano Memorial Foundation, established to assist the pediatric cancer community. Bay Ridge Toyota is a major event sponsor. For more information on the foundation, visit www.frankiesmission.org
As the Brooklyn Renaissance continues, three local music groups will get together to celebrate the 200th birthday of Italy’s favorite musical son. The Metro Chamber Orchestra, the Brooklyn Conservatory Chorale and the Brooklyn Wind Symphony will join together on Saturday, February 23rd, at 8:00 p.m., to celebrate the 200th birthday of the great Italian master Giuseppe Verdi, in the landmark sanctuary of St. Anne and the Holy Trinity, 157 Montague St. Brooklyn.
125 performers will join for the grand finale, the Triumphal Scene from the grandest of grand operas, Aida.
The application period for the 2013 Education Council Selection Process begins tomorrow, February 13, and ends March 13, 2013. Parents interested in applying to serve on a Citywide or Community Education Council can apply online or submit a paper application. We encourage you to inform as many parents as you can about this exciting opportunity to take part in supporting the schools in your community.
The Division of Family and Community Engagement will accept online and paper applications beginning February 13 until March 13 at 11:59 p.m.
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), a member of the New York State Senate Bipartisan Task Force on Hurricane Sandy Recovery, will host a town hall meeting with residents affected by the storm, tomorrow, Wednesday, February 13, 2013, at 7 pm at the Sheepshead Bay Yacht Club located at 3076 Emmons Avenue in Brooklyn.
Senator Golden has regularly hosted such meetings as a way for people in his district recovering from Sandy, to speak with and meet with City, State and federal agencies directly. The Federal Emergency Management Agency will be among the presenters at the meeting.
Albany- The New York State Senate today voted to approve legislation sponsored by State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), S. 2503, that will increase the penalties for leaving the scene of an accident where property damage, serious personal injury or death occurs.
This bill increases the penalties for drivers who leave the scene of an accident without stopping and/or reporting it, causing property damage, from a Class A Misdemeanor to a Class E Felony. The penalty for repeat hit and run drivers who cause property damage or personal injury, would be elevated from a Class E Felony to a Class D Felony. Drivers who flee from the scene of an accident where someone was killed would now face Class C Felony.