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SENATE GIVES FINAL LEGISLATIVE APPROVAL TO BILLS LIMITING MILITARY FUNERAL PROTESTS

Albany- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) joined his colleagues in the New York State Senate yesterday in giving final legislative approval to two measures that offer additional buffers and restrictions for protests or demonstrations seeking to disrupt military funerals, burials or memorial services. The bills balance the constitutional right of free speech with the ability of families to respectfully mourn the individuals who gave their lives in service to our country.

June 17, 2011
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SENATOR GOLDEN & COLLEAGUES APPLAUD FINAL PASSAGE OF “GOLD ALERT”

System Would Help Find Missing and Vulnerable Adults

Albany - State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), the former Chairman of the Senate Aging Committee, joined his colleagues in the New York State Senate in giving final passage of legislation that expands an existing alert system to help locate missing vulnerable adults. The “Gold Alert” bill (S.3293B), sponsored by Senator John A/ DeFrancisco (R-I-C, Syracuse), creates a system to help authorities get proper notifications, coordinate resources, and investigate incidents where individuals, such as those with illnesses or disabilities, go missing.

June 17, 2011
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SENATOR GOLDEN JOINS SENATE PASSAGE OF LEGISLATION THAT EXPANDS DNA DATABANK

All Felony and Misdemeanor Convictions Would Require Submission of DNA Sample

Albany- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today joined colleagues in the New York State Senate to support passage of legislation, (S.5560) that significantly expands the ability of law enforcement to solve crimes by requiring those convicted of all felonies and misdemeanors to submit DNA samples. The measure, sponsored by Senator Stephen Saland (R-I-C, Poughkeepsie), is supported by the District Attorneys across the state, crime victims’ advocates and Governor Andrew Cuomo.

June 16, 2011
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Senator Golden Partners with Brooklyn Workforce 1 to Organize Career Fair

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, 22nd District), in conjunction with Brooklyn Workforce 1, is announcing an upcoming career fair for job seekers in Brooklyn. The fair will take place in Meletia Hall at St. Anselm School on Thursday, June 30, 2011, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Representatives from various companies and agencies, have been invited to discuss positions available in their organizations. Brooklyn Workforce 1 will also be available to discuss job prospects throughout Brooklyn. In addition, the Small Business Development Center will be in attendance to assist individuals interested in starting their own business and will have special information available for veterans seeking to become business owners.

June 16, 2011
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SENATOR GOLDEN NAMES U.S. MARINE CORPORAL GEORGE BROADHEAD TO STATE SENATE VETERANS HALL OF FAME

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), a member of the State Senate Committee on Homeland Security, Military and Veteran Affairs, this week named Corporal George Broadhead of the United States Marines to the New York State Senate Veterans Hall of Fame.

Corporal Broadhead, of Gerritsen Beach, served during the Korean War. He was awarded the Silver Star Medal, the Purple Heart Medal, the Combat Action Ribbon, the Naval Unit Citation, and campaign awards.

June 16, 2011
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SENATOR GOLDEN ANNOUNCES 2011 CONCERT SERIES TO PLAY LOCAL PARKS THIS SUMMER

Head Over Heels, Alive N Kickin, and John Kuse & The Excellents Among the Headliners

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District), with the Community Emergency Response Team and the South West Brooklyn Parks Task Force, is announcing plans to host a series of fifteen summer concerts and events throughout July and August in local parks throughout his district.

“This community is home to some of the greatest parks in the City of New York,” said Senator Marty Golden, “I host these events so to give us a local opportunity to get out of the house and enjoy fun filled evenings of entertainment. A great lineup for sure, meaning great shows all summer long. So bring your chair and your blanket and head to the park-it’s show time.”

June 14, 2011
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SENATE PASSES BILL TO PROTECT COMMUNITIES FROM SEX OFFENDERS

The New York State Senate today passed additional restrictions for sex offenders to help protect children and families. The four bills strengthen the penalties for not registering as a sex offender or following other post-release conditions, expand the current registry to include certain criminals serving sentences after committing a sex offense as a result of mental disease or defect, and prevent sex offenders from preying upon mental health workers and patrons in library settings.

June 14, 2011
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SENATOR GOLDEN AND BROOKLYN FAMILY ASK FOR PUBLIC’S HELP TO SOLVE HIT AND RUN IN THE WAKE OF 17TH ANNIVERSARY

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today joined Michael McLeer and family members, at a press conference, at the corner of 92nd Street and Fort Hamilton Parkway in Brooklyn, asking for the public’s help in an effort to finally resolve the case that led to the death of Donna Blanchard and her daughter Michelle, 17 years ago.

Donna and Michelle were killed at this corner in a hit and run by a driver of a box truck on June 7, 1994. This week, marks the 17th Anniversary of their death. Donna was 43 years old and Michelle was 4 years old at the time of their death. Senator Golden, as a member of the New York City Council, renamed the street corner, Donna and Michelle Blanchard Plaza”, at 92nd Street and Fort Hamilton Parkway in their memory in 2001.

June 10, 2011
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SENATOR GOLDEN JOINS SENATE PASSAGE OF A MEASURE TO REDUCE MEDICAID FRAUD

Expands District Attorneys’ Ability to Prosecute Medicaid Provider Waste and Abuse

ALBANY- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brookyln) joined the New York State Senate yesterday in voting to pass a bill that implements a recommendation of the Senate Republican Task Force on Medicaid Fraud and increases the prosecution of Medicaid waste and abuse while also bringing significant savings to the state and counties. Medicaid fraud is a significant cost to the state and this legislation (S.594), cosponsored by Senator Golden, helps increase cost recoveries by allowing the state’s Office of Medicaid Inspector General (OMIG) to assist local district attorneys in prosecutions of Medicaid provider fraud.

June 7, 2011
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SENATOR GOLDEN SPEAKS TO TWU LOCAL 100 MEMBERS

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden, (R-C-I, Brooklyn), last week spoke to members of the Transport Workers Union Local 100 at the Ulmer Park Bus Depot in Brooklyn, to discuss the fiscal impact of the Metropolitan Transit Authority budget on their union membership and on the City and regional transportation system. Senator Marty Golden is the State Senate’s representative to the Metropolitan Transit Authority’s Capital Review Board.

Senator Golden also spoke about legislation he has introduced in the State Senate, S.4257, which is known as the “transit lockbox bill”. The bill would prevent the “sweeping” of funds dedicated to transportation for other budgetary needs. Assemblyman James Brennan is the Assembly sponsor.

June 6, 2011
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SENATOR GOLDEN ATTENDS CITY HALL RALLY TO SAVE FIREHOUSES

New York - State Senator Marty Golden attended and spoke before thousands of New York City firefighters Friday outside City Hall against the proposal to close twenty fire houses throughout the five boroughs. Senator Golden spoke of the danger that would exist for all New Yorkers and tourists if the plans to close firehouses is approved. 

Senator Golden’s prepared remarks:

I am State Senator Marty Golden, representing Brooklyn’s 22nd Senate District, who is proud to stand here with you today to protest the closing of firehouses throughout our City.

June 3, 2011
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ELECTEDS, ADVOCATES, LAW ENFORCEMENT CALL FOR IMMEDIATE PASSAGE OF BILL TO STRENGTHEN PENALTIES FOR REPEAT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE OFFENDERS

Legislation Gives DAs New Tool -- Felony-Level Crime -- to Better Protect Domestic Violence Victims

With Less Than Three Weeks to Go in Session, Albany Must Act Now

“Officer Schaberger Bill” Dedicated to NYPD Officer Killed Responding to Serial Domestic Abuser

NEW YORK – Today, State Senator Daniel Squadron, Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal, State Senator Martin J. Golden, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer and New York State District Attorneys Association President Derek Champagne joined advocates and law enforcement to call for immediate passage of a bill which would increase penalties for repeat domestic violence offenders.

June 3, 2011
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SENATE PASSES ANTI-BULLYING LEGISLATION

Includes Protections Against Cyber-Bullying and Helps Empower Schools To Intervene

The New York State Senate yesterday passed comprehensive anti-bullying legislation to help put an end to this destructive activity that often interferes with a student’s education and emotional well-being. The bill (S.4921), sponsored by Senator Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), would help prevent cyber-bullying as well as conventional bullying on school grounds to create safer learning environments for children.

June 2, 2011
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SENATOR GOLDEN NAMES COMMUNITY ACTIVIST ELAINE DELANEY 2011 “WOMAN OF DISTINCTION”

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, 22nd District) recently honored Public School 186 Parent Coordinator and community activist, Elaine Delaney for her outstanding work on behalf of our neighborhood and many causes, with special recognition from the State Senate as a 2011 New York “Woman of Distinction.” Senator Golden presented the award to her at a special event held in Albany earlier this week.

May 27, 2011
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SENATOR GOLDEN HONORS HEROES AT MEMORIAL DAY TRIBUTE

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), a member of the State Senate Committee on Homeland Security, Military and Veteran Affairs, today honored local veterans at a Memorial Day breakfast and awards ceremony, paying 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 three veterans were highlighted for special recognition at the event including Army veteran Nicola Dominick Salomone (posthumously), U.S. Marines Corporal George Broadhead, and U.S. Air Force Staff Sergeant George S. Deliantes.

May 26, 2011
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SENATE ACTS TO PROTECT NEW YORK’S MOST VULNERABLE CHILDREN AND ADULTS

Brooklyn - The New York State Senate yesterday passed a measure to prevent child and adult abuse and expand the authority of protective workers to enable full investigations into allegations of abuse. The bill, S.3306B, is sponsored by Senator Martin Golden (R-C, Brooklyn).

Senator Marty Golden stated, “This bill will provide protection for those in the highest need. Victims of abuse, at any age will benefit from the authority provided within this legislation. This legislation ensures that every effort is made to prevent abusers from getting away with this abuse and to continue to make an effort toward bettering our great state.”

May 25, 2011
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SENATE ACTS TO HELP PROTECT PEDESTRIANS FROM TRUCK ACCIDENTS

Bill Requires NYC Trucks To Install “Cross-Over Mirrors”

The New York State Senate today passed legislation that will require certain trucks to be equipped with a special convex mirror that helps improve visibility and reduces the risk of pedestrian accidents. The bill (S.3151), sponsored by Senator Martin Golden (R,C,I-Brooklyn), was requested by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg following a significant number of pedestrian deaths and injuries attributed to the inability of some truck drivers to see people passing in front of their vehicles.

May 23, 2011
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ST. ANSELM'S STUDENT NAMED “SENATOR FOR A DAY” IN ANNUAL CONTEST

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District), hosted his 9th Annual “State Senator For A Day” essay contest ceremony last week at Public School 204 in Brooklyn and is announcing that Samantha Najjar of the 7th Grade at St. Anselm's Roman Catholic School was the winner. Sophia Cappellini of the 8th Grade at Visitation Academy was the second place winner and Viktoria Guzak of the 8th Grade Intermediate School 259, William McKinley Junior High School, was the third place winner.

May 23, 2011
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Senator Golden, Assembly Member Brennan And Transit Advocates Fight To Keep Transit Funds For Transit Riders

Transit Funding Lockbox Act Aims To Protect Transit Riders From Budget Raids

State Senator Martin Golden, Assembly Member James Brennan, transportation advocates, business and labor leaders announced today the introduction and push for the passage of the Transit Funding Lockbox Act, a law intended to protect transit riders from the service cuts and fare hikes that result from budget raids.

“I am introducing the Transit Funding Lockbox Act in the New York State Senate because the days of simultaneous fare hikes and service cuts must end,” said Senator Golden (R-Bay Ridge).

May 19, 2011
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STATE SENATE UNANIMOUSLY PASSES LEGISLATION TO PROTECT NEW YORK CITY RESIDENTS

Senator Golden’s legislation protects city electric rate payers from a massive increase in rates

Albany – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) issued the following statement regarding the unanimous passage of S5353, which he sponsored, that saves New Yorkers from a twelve percent electricity rate increase:

May 19, 2011
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