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GOVERNOR CUOMO AND LEGISLATIVE LEADERS AGREE TO LEGISLATION TO BETTER PROTECT NEW YORKERS FROM INTRUSIVE AND UNWANTED TELEMARKETING

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver today announced an agreement to pass legislation that will better protect New Yorkers from intrusive telemarketing tactics.

The legislation would prohibit all telemarketers doing business in New York from delivering prerecorded messages by telephone call to customers without express consent from the recipient.

The Governor's legislation would also give authority to the Department of State to ban telemarketing companies that violate New York’s telemarketing laws from doing business in New York State.

May 29, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN ANNOUNCES METROCARD VAN SCHEDULES JUNE VISIT TO BROOKLYN OFFICE

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. 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 4, 2012 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.

For more information, please contact Senator Golden’s community office at (718) 238-6044

May 29, 2012
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GOLDEN, MALLIOTAKIS TURN UP HEAT ON DRUNK-DRIVING AND HIT-AND-RUNS

Legislators sponsor pair of bills to curb dangerous driving

Today, Senator Marty Golden (R,C,I-22nd District) and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R,C-60th District) held a press conference calling for passage of legislation to increase penalties on drunk and dangerous drivers. The legislators are urging their to pass S.4063/A.6878, the first piece of legislation Malliotakis introduced immediately after being sworn into the legislature, which would create a three-strike rule for repeat drunk drivers. The bill would attempt to curb the rash of drunk driving accidents, which claim the lives of more than 350 New Yorkers every year, by:

· automatically revoking a driver’s license for 10 years upon one’s third DWI conviction;

May 24, 2012
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STATEMENT BY SENATOR GOLDEN ON STATE SENATE PASSAGE OF LEGISLATION PROHIBITING THE SALE OF HUMAN ORGANS AND BODY PARTS

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) has issued the following statement regarding the State Senate’s passage of legislation he sponsored, S. 2147A this afternoon that prohibits the sale and purchase of human organs, other than blood and ocular tissue:

Senator Golden stated, “Amid scandals involving the illegal buying, selling and distribution of human tissues by funeral homes and licensed biomedical companies, the State of New York needs to address this problem and create a ban that protects and respects both the deceased, and their families of our State.

May 23, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN CALLS ON THE ASSEMBLY TO TAKE THE BRAKES OFF OF HIT AND RUN BILL

Albany- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), in response to a tragic hit and run last evening on the streets of his Brooklyn district, is calling for the State Assembly to pass S2918/A3350, which would increase the penalties for drivers who leave the scene of an accident without stopping and/or reporting it from a Class A Misdemeanor to a Class E Felony.

Last evening, an hit and run happened in the Bay Ridge neighborhood of Senator Golden’s district, that claimed the life of a Brooklyn man. It was just yesterday afternoon that the New York State Senate approved S. 2918, introduced by Senator Marty Golden.

May 22, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN TO WELCOME FREE LEGAL SERVICES TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD DURING THE 5TH AVENUE FESTIVAL

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing that he will welcome the New York Legal Assistance Group Mobile Legal Help Center to provide free legal assistance related to housing and consumer protection issues.

Lawyers will be onboard the van, which is a partnership of the New York Legal Assistance Group and the New York State Courts’ Access to Justice Program, outside Senator Golden’s district office located at 7408-5th Avenue in Brooklyn, on Sunday, June 3, 2012, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. during the 5th Avenue Festival.

Private meeting rooms and technology inside the vehicle enable it to function as a full-service office. Everyone is eligible to receive free legal services regardless of immigration status.

May 22, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN ANNOUNCES 10TH ANNUAL SENIOR INFORMATION AND HEALTH FAIR

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), a member of the State Senate Committee on Aging, today is announcing his 10th Annual series of senior fairs to be held throughout his district, to offer local seniors an opportunity to learn of the services available to them to assist with their property taxes, prescription drug coverage, personal safety, access to City and State services, and their health.

The senior fairs will feature information and assistance offered by City agencies including the Departments for the Aging, Environmental Protection, Finance, Transportation, Sanitation, the Human Resources Administration, New York and Company, the New York City Police Department, the New York City Fire Department, and the Parks Department.

May 18, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN STATEMENT ON GREEN MANUFACTURING CENTER AND JOB CREATION AT THE BROOKLYN NAVY YARD

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden has issued the following statement following the announcement today that a green manufacturing center will be built at the Brooklyn Navy Yard that will create hundreds of new jobs:

“As a member of the Brooklyn State Senate Delegation and a member of the New York City Regional Economic Development Council, I join in announcing this major investment totaling $46 million in the Brooklyn Navy Yard to build a Green Manufacturing Center. Today, we announce an investment in our own backyard that will set us apart as global leaders and that will create 300 jobs. This is a major win-win for Brooklyn and for New York.

May 18, 2012
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SENATE PASSES PROTECTION OF PEOPLE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS ACT

The New York State Senate today passed the Protection of People With Special Needs Act, which reforms and strengthens protections for more than one million state residents with special needs. The bill (S.7400), sponsored by Senator Roy McDonald (R-C-I, Saratoga), and co-sponsored by Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) twill enhance the safeguards for children and adults who are particularly vulnerable to abuse and neglect and receive care from New York’s human service agencies and programs.

 

May 16, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN ANNOUNCES STATE SENATE APPROVES CREATION OF COMMISSION ON CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing that the New York State Senate has approved legislation he introduced, S. 2163, that will establish a temporary New York State Commission to study child abuse prevention and make recommendations for the implementation of child abuse prevention programs in New York State.

Senator Marty Golden stated, “There is no place in our homes, schools or society for child abuse, and the unfortunate reality is that it is happening all too often in New York. I introduced this legislation approved today because it is time that we take a stand against child abuse and make the prevention of such a priority. We must figure out how to reverse this trend that is damaging many families.”

May 16, 2012
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SENATE PASSES LEGISLATION WHICH MAKES VIEWING CHILD PORNOGRAPHY A FELONY

Bill closes loophole after Court of Appeals ruling that it is not a crime

The New York State Senate today passed legislation (S.7407), sponsored by Senator Martin Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), that would make the viewing of child pornography a felony crime. The bill amends current state law to say that a person is guilty of a crime when the person knowingly accesses child pornography with the intent to view.

The legislation comes after a state Court of Appeals ruling earlier this month that said viewing child pornography on the Internet is not a crime. This legislation closes that loophole.

May 16, 2012
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SENATE PASSES LEGISLATION WHICH MAKES VIEWING CHILD PORNOGRAPHY A FELONY

Bill closes loophole after Court of Appeals ruling that it is not a crime

The New York State Senate today passed legislation (S.7407), sponsored by Senator Martin Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), that would make the viewing of child pornography a felony crime. The bill amends current state law to say that a person is guilty of a crime when the person knowingly accesses child pornography with the intent to view.

The legislation comes after a state Court of Appeals ruling earlier this month that said viewing child pornography on the Internet is not a crime. This legislation closes that loophole.

May 16, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN TO HOST ANNUAL MEMORIAL DAY BREAKFAST AND AWARDS EVENT

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), a member of the State Senate Committee on Homeland Security, Military and Veteran Affairs, is announcing plans to honor local veterans at a Memorial Day breakfast and awards ceremony, to be held on Thursday, May 24, 2012, at 9:30 a.m. at the Bay Ridge Manor, located at 476-76th Street in Brooklyn.

Senator Golden will pay tribute to the sacrifices made by the men and women of our community in the name of the United States of America. The extraordinary service of Fort Hamilton Army Base Garrison Commander Colonel Michael J. Gould and Garrison Command Sergeant Major Sylvia P. Laughlin will be recognized at the event.

May 15, 2012
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STATEMENT BY SENATOR GOLDEN ON APPOINTMENT TO THE NEW YORK CITY REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL

Albany- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), a former small business owner and merchant leader, has issued the following statement following his appointment by New York State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos to the New York City Regional Economic Development Council:

“I thank Senator Majority Leader Dean Skelos for naming me to this Council, and I look forward to working with representatives of business, education, and labor, to help reinvigorate the economy of New York City and create jobs.

May 15, 2012
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Expert Witness Reform Bill Introduced to End “Trial by Ambush”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Albany, NY – The practice of “trial by ambush”, or loading a trial with experts and then revealing them the day before the trial begins has long been a problem in New York courts. Now, there may be some relief.

On Tuesday, May 1st, Assemblywoman Sandra Galef (D, Ossining) introduced legislation which would balance disclosure requirements for expert witnesses in lawsuits. Senator Martin Golden (R, Brooklyn) introduced the legislation in the Senate on April 13th.

May 10, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN FACILITATES EFFORT TO REPLACE AMERICAN AND POW/MIA FLAGS IN LT. COFFEY SQUARE

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), a member of the Senate Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs, is announcing that he has helped orchestrate, working with the New York City Parks Department, the replacement of the American and POW/MIA flags at Lieutenant William Coffey Square, located at 81st Street and Seventh Avenue.

Senator Golden had received an inquiry from a local resident who frequently walks past Lt. Coffey Square which pays tributes to our American veterans.

The resident was concerned that the American Flag and the POW/MIA flag were frayed and damaged, and asked Senator Golden to assist in getting replacements.

May 10, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN: NEW YORK MUST CLOSE LOOPHOLE THAT PROTECTS PERVERTS

Albany- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), in the wake of yesterday’s New York State Court of Appeals decision in the case of People v. Kent, which dealt with the viewing of child pornography, has introduced legislation, S. 7407, to amend State law so to conform with federal regulations.

 

Senator Golden’s legislation seeks to amend the law, that currently makes it a crime to possess an obscene sexual performance by a child, to also include knowingly accessing such material with intent to view. The legislation was sparked by the Court of Appeals ruling that found viewing child pornography did not constitute a crime under current law.

 

May 9, 2012
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GOLDEN, MALLIOTAKIS TO HONOR T.B.T.A. HEROES

Senator Martin Golden (R,C,I-Brooklyn) and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R,C-Brooklyn/Staten Island) will be honoring employees of the Triborough Bridge & Tunnel Authority (TBTA) who rescued jumpers from the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge over the past two months. Officer Edward Grimm of the TBTA’s Special Operations Division rescued a man attempting to leap from the bridge on the evening of April 4th. A separate jumper was saved during the afternoon of May 1st by Lieutenant Cheryl DeSetto, Sergeant Michael Chiarelli Officers Joseph Dahl and Jared Reeves, and Giuseppe Bonamico, a civilian TBTA employee.

WHO: Senator Marty Golden

Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis

Mr. Giuseppe Bonamico

Sgt. Michael Chiarelli

Officer Joseph Dahl

May 9, 2012
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IN THE WAKE OF INCIDENT AT VISITATION ACADEMY, SENATOR GOLDEN SUPPORTS BILL TO PROTECT RELIGIOUS INSTITUTIONS FROM DESECRATION

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), is announcing that legislation he co-sponsored, S. 6338, which will increase the ability of law enforcement to prosecute crimes related to damaging property, or stealing religious items at any house of worship, has passed the New York State Senate.

Senator Golden is citing a recent incident on the grounds of Visitation Academy, that in addition to the school, also houses a Catholic Church and a Monastery, where religious statutes were desecrated in late March. The case is still pending and Senator Golden has posted a $1000 reward for any information leading to an arrest of these vandals.

May 9, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN JOINS MAJORITY LEADER SKELOS AND SENATOR SEWARD IN RENEWING CALL FOR ASSEMBLY TO PASS MEASURES TO FIGHT AUTO INSURANCE FRAUD

New York State Senate Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos, Senate Insurance Committee Chairman Senator James L. Seward and Senator Martin Golden today joined law enforcement, insurance advocates, business groups, and victims to press for the Assembly’s passage of three auto insurance fraud prevention bills before the end of this year’s legislative session. Auto insurance fraud costs New Yorkers more than $1 billion a year and has led to injuries - even death - for innocent victims.

May 8, 2012
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