Albany – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), after the Senate passage of S1828, sponsored by Senator Skelos, issued the following statement:
“Today I stand with my colleagues and proudly support this important legislation. There is no reason why any convicted sex offender should ever have their name removed from the registry. The sex offender registry was created so that parents could protect their children, and if someone can get a free pass, then the system doesn’t work as it should.
“I want to thank Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos for sponsoring this important piece of legislation, and call on my colleagues in the Assembly to pass this as quickly as possible.”
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is alerting local residents to two scam attempts brought to his attention which sought to obtain personal information for the purposes of fraud.
One resident yesterday reported a phone call from someone claiming to work for the Kings County Clerk’s Office threatening that failure to provide personal information would result in the termination of their Social Security benefits. Personal information requested included a marriage license, and when the local resident refused to give information, the person left a telephone number to return the call which was affiliated with the County Clerk’s office.
Albany - State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today joined his colleagues in the New York State Senate in approving legislation (S. 5650C) that would improve children’s school readiness by directing the New York State Commissioner of Education to evaluate and report on early childhood education in day care centers.
Senator Golden stated “I am proud to promote this legislation today because the millions of children in day care in our state deserve the best possible preparation for school. I hope the Assembly will pass this bill so that the Commissioner can prepare the study on how we can continue to improve on the great education of the students in New York”
Bill Would Require Offenders to Take a Motor Vehicle Accident Prevention Course
Albany - State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today joined his colleagues in the New York State Senate in approving legislation (S.4740C), that would require certain drivers convicted of drunk driving to take a motor vehicle accident prevention course.
The bill requires drivers convicted of a drunk driving offense to take the motor vehicle accident prevention course if they have previously been convicted of drunk driving, or refuse to take a chemical test, or have accumulated more than six points on their license.
Albany - Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today voted to approve a package of bills in the New York State Senate to help keep our children, our schools and our communities safe from dangerous sex offenders.
The bills, all of which passed the State Senate today, include legislation that would:
· Prevent individuals from being able to legally change their names in order to evade legal process or obligation;
· Make it a felony for certain sex offenders who fail to register or report a change of address;
· Require sex offenders to disclose whether their residence is within ½ mile to an elementary or secondary school;
The New York State Senate today passed legislation to criminalize the sale and possession of synthetic marijuana. The bill (S.6694), sponsored by Senator John Flanagan (R-C-I, East Northport), and co-sponsored by Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) would also criminalize the sale and possession of hallucinogenic chemicals deceptively called “bath salts.”
Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) today is announcing that he will be hosting his 9th Annual Asian Pacific Heritage Festival at McKinley Park on Sunday, May 6, 2012, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at McKinley Park, located at Bay Ridge Parkway and Fort Hamilton Parkway, and is inviting the community to join in this special event held in conjunction with the national celebration of Asian American Heritage which is the month of May.
The program will include ethnic dances including demonstration of Buddhist Monk Kung Fu, Korean dance, Malaysian dance, Burmese dance and Chinese dance. A wide variety of ethnic food, arts and crafts, and prizes will be available as well.
Low Cost Power Will Help Create and Retain Thousands of Jobs Across the State
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today announced that 517 businesses and not-for-profit organizations across New York State, including 19 in Brooklyn, will be awarded the first round of lower cost power allocations under his ReCharge New York (RNY) program, a major statewide initiative for retaining and creating jobs and spurring capital investments by making low cost power available to New York State companies.
Brooklyn - The St. Anselm Workforce Ministry, in partnership with Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow, invites you to our free event “Keys to an Effective Resume” which will be held on May 16th in the basement meeting room of St. Anselm Catholic School 365 83rd Street, Brooklyn. The evening will offer useful information for those looking to enter or re-enter the job market. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. start time.
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is encouraging residents to participate in the 4th Annual National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, which is happening this Saturday, April 28, 2012, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Collection sites are located throughout Brooklyn and New York City, as well as the State and Nation. Residents can call 1-800-882-9539 or visit the “Collection Site Locator” found on the United States Drug Enforcement Agency Office of Diversion Control website at http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/index.html. Some area sites include the 68th Precinct, the Fort Hamilton Army Base, and the 61st Precinct.
Golden Blasts Legislation That Hurts Small Business Owners and Unfairly Rewards Street Vendors
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), a former small business owner, merchant leader and member of the New York City Council, today is emphatically criticizing legislation being considered today by the New York City Council Consumer Affairs Committee that unfairly rewards street vendors.
The NYC Council Committee on Consumer Affairs will consider two bills, Int. 434-2010 and Int. 435-2010, legislation that reduces the maximum fine amount on violations, and legislation that would make increased violation amounts only applicable when a the same class of violation is repeatedly committed.
We wanted to take this opportunity to update you on our excellent progress in addressing the Brooklyn water main issue. I am pleased to report that as of 6:00 pm this evening:
· Street Main Service has been restored to 98% of customers and we are on target to complete restorations tonight.
· Relights have been completed for more than half of the customer (634 of the 1,200) and we expect to reach all those who are available tonight, while being sensitive to the Sabbath. Our ability to complete the relights will be dependent on gaining access.
I received a message today that this detour sign has been at the corner of 72nd Street and 3rd Avenue in Brooklyn for about 3 weeks. I brought this complaint, that not only was it unsightly, but it was hazardous to the attention of the Department of Transportation, and they have responded and removed the signs and posts from the sidewalk. Thank you to the Department of Transportation and thank you to our neighbor who reported this.
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing that he will co-sponsor legislation, S. 3804, that seeks to establish an animal cruelty registry in New York State.
Senator Marty Golden stated, “There is no place in our society for cruelty or abuse of animals. It is my hope that this registry will prevent such reprehensible behavior and will help to bring an end to violence against animals. I have signed on as a co-sponsor of this legislation because there is a need to have laws in New York that will improve the safety of our animals.”
New York – Congressman Bob Turner (NY-09) sent letters to Senator John Defrancisco, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Finance, and New York State Senate Finance Committee ranking member, Liz Krueger, urging them to pass S6819, The Veteran Owned Business Enterprise Act and S6818, The Service Connected Disabled Veteran Owned Business Enterprise Act, both of which were introduced by Senator Marty Golden (R,C,I - Brooklyn) on Monday, March 26th, in Albany.
The American workplace is undergoing a radical transformation: independent workers now make up a full 30 percent of the labor pool-and experts estimate that the figure could rise to 50% by 2020. Even though times are tough, these Americans aren’t waiting around for big corporations to create opportunity for them: self-employed workers are launching more startups than at any time in the last 14 years. That’s exactly the kind of economic engine we need to feed and nurture. Unfortunately, the 42 million freelancers working in this country lack the basic wage protections that other workers can count on. It’s time to change that.