The New York State Senate today passed legislation, sponsored by Senator Steve Saland (R-I-C, Poughkeepsie), that would provide further protections and procedures for students who are bullied or cyberbullied. The legislation clarifies and expands the Dignity for All Students Act, an anti-cyberbullying law enacted in 2010 and creates guidelines for local school districts to develop policies and procedures to address the problem.
“This legislation provides school districts with the tools they need to address bullying and cyberbullying to help ensure that the school environment is safe for all students,” Senator Saland said
Albany - State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today voted to support legislation that would help some breast cancer patients by requiring insurance companies to cover reconstruction for partial mastectomies.
S. 3801A adds partial mastectomies to the law that already covers reconstruction for full mastectomies. It would ensure that breast cancer patients who undergo the partial loss of a breast have reconstruction as an option covered by insurance.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver today announced an agreement on legislation that will more effectively prohibit internet access of child pornography.
The legislation would amend New York's Penal Law to prohibit individuals from knowingly accessing, with the intent of viewing, child pornography on the internet. Currently, under New York law, an individual who views child pornography on a website where the images become automatically embedded in a computer does not "possess" child pornography. This legislation closes that loophole. If enacted in New York, if an individual purposefully accesses a website, intending to view child pornography, he or she will be committing a class E felony.
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District), last week hosted his annual Senator for a Day essay contest. With over 170 essays submitted, and 23 finalists selected from the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade, this year’s event was another opportunity for Senator Golden to get first hand ideas for our community from the best and the brightest it has to offer.
This year’s winner was 8th Grader Joshua Rowe from Midwood Catholic Academy, whose winning essay earns him a trip to Albany. Second and third place winners are 7th Grader Michael Zamuro from St. Anselm’s and 6th Grader Avi Stern from PS/IS 104 who will have lunch with the Senator and have the opportunity to speak in more detail about their ideas.
State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) is announcing that he joined his colleagues this week in voting for New York State Senate this week gave final legislative passage to a bill, S.7567A that protects New Yorkers from intrusive or unwanted telemarketing practices. The legislation regulates all telemarketers who do business in New York, wherever they may be located, and adds new consumer protections from unwelcome prerecorded calls, known as robocalls, from telemarketers.
The New York State Senate today gave final legislative passage to a bill S.7268A, that will ensure improved health and safety of pets sold in stores. Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) joined his colleagues in the Senate for a discussion and vote on this bill on New York State Animal Advocacy Day at the Capitol, where legislators and animal advocates network, share ideas, and lobby for stronger anti-cruelty laws.
Credit Would Apply to Educational and Scholarship Donations, Classroom Supplies and Home School Expenses
Albany – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing that the New York State Senate has passed legislation he sponsored, S. 2732-C, that will create an education investment tax credit in New York State.
The Education Investment Incentives Act would authorize a tax credit up to seventy-five percent of either personal income tax liability or corporate franchise tax liability for donations to public education entities, local education funds, and educational scholarship organizations, or up to $75 for certain expenses incurred by school personnel and parents who educate their children at home.
The New York State Senate today passed legislation that will protect victims of domestic violence and establish stronger criminal penalties to punish individuals who commit acts of domestic violence.
The bill (S7638), sponsored by Senator Steve Saland (R-I-C, Poughkeepsie), Chairman of the Senate Codes Committee, and co-sponsored by Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) represents a three-way agreement among the Senate, Governor Cuomo and the Assembly. It includes several important provisions included in bills that have already passed the Senate this year, such as bail reforms and increased penalties for domestic violence crimes.
Assembly Should Vote on Crime Bills Before Ending Session
With two weeks left in the 2012 legislative session, Senate Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos, Senator Steve Saland (R-I-C, Poughkeepsie), Chairman of the Senate Codes Committee, and Senator Martin Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) today called on the state Assembly to vote on a “Top 10 List” of tough anti-crime bills that have already passed the Senate this session.
In response to the escalating problem of prescription drug abuse, the State Senate today passed legislation that would make significant changes to the way prescription drugs are distributed and monitored in New York State.
The bill (S7637), sponsored by Senator Andrew Lanza (R-I, Staten Island) and Senator Kemp Hannon (R, Nassau), Chairman of the Senate Health Committee, and co-sponsored by Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) includes “real time” prescription tracking to provide more information to doctors and pharmacists, in an effort to prevent deaths from abuse and overdoses of prescription drugs, particularly painkillers.
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), following the State Senate’s passage of S5226A today that enacts the child sexual abuse and exploitation prevention act, has issued the following statement:
Senator Golden stated, “I cosponsored this bill passed by the New York State Senate today to make it so that internet predators will no longer have access to our children in New York without the severest of penalties attached. For too long these predators and perverts have had access through the internet to pry on our children, and we have comprehensive legislation to bring them to justice. I call upon my colleagues in the State Assembly to pass this bill this legislative session so we may protect our children from these child predators."
Albany- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing that legislation he sponsored in New York State Senate, S. 1987, that will create a deadbeats most wanted list website to locate those in arrears of child support of more than $10,000 has passed.
The legislation would require the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance to compile, disclose and publish at regular intervals a deadbeats most wanted list of individuals who are in arrears of their child support obligations under a court administrative order.
Albany – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), is announcing that his colleagues in the New York State Senate have approved a resolution, J. 5140, congratulating Johan Santana of the New York Mets upon the occasion of pitching the first no-hitter in their 51 year history totaling 8,019 games.
Senator Marty Golden stated, “New York Mets history was made at Citi Field this week. Thousands of baseball fans cheered every pitch by Johan Santana as he pitched the first no-hitter in Mets history. It was a great achievement for the ace pitcher, the Mets organization, and all fans, and this moment in baseball history is today recognized by the New York State legislature.”
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), a member of the New York State Senate Committee on Homeland Security, Military and Veteran Affairs, today is inviting local residents to celebrate Flag Day at a Concert on Sunday, June 10, 2012, at 3:00 p.m. in Marine Park, entrance at Fillmore Avenue and Marine Parkway.
The concert will feature performances by the Kings County American Legion Headquarters Band and others. The event will commemorate the United States Army’s 237th Birthday and the gathering will allow for a show of support for the men and women of the military.
Senator Golden would like to share the attached information regarding the implementation of the S79 Select Bus Service on Hylan Boulevard that has been received from the New York City Transit. Please contact my office with questions or concerns.
The New York State Senate today passed the 2012 NEW JOBS-NY Job Creation Plan. The Senate’s comprehensive plan will help create thousands of new private sector jobs by delivering tax relief to small businesses and manufacturers, reducing energy costs, and enacting major fiscal reforms to make New York State more economically competitive.
Albany- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today joined colleagues in the New York State Senate in approving S. 1411, sponsored by Senator Steve Saland, that makes the theft of credit and debit card numbers a crime. Current law states that the theft of the card itself is a crime and this legislation expands the law to include the theft of the numbers. Someone who steals credit or debit card numbers with the intent to use them would face felony charges.
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.
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