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Senator Dilan Hears Testimony Regarding the Governor's Nomination to Head MTA

Senator Dilan, Senate Transportation Committee Chair joins Finance Chair, Senator Carl Kruger and Senator Craig Johnson during a public hearing in Mineola to gather information and solicit public opinion regarding Governor Paterson's nominee to head the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Jay Walder.

 

September 3, 2009
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Governor Paterson Signs Two Senator Dilan-Sponsored Bills into Law

S 3619-A bans the use of portable electronics while driving, S 3623-A requires passengers under age eight to ride in restraint systems(Albany-NY)— Senator Martin Malavé Dilan (D-Brooklyn), Chair of the Senate Transportation Committee, today praised the signing of two bills into law that will improve safety measures protecting New York’s young drivers and passengers.

August 28, 2009
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August 17, 2009
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August 6, 2009
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Senator Dilan Named Co-Chair of Legislative Task Force on Demographic Research and Reapportionment

(Albany, NY)—Today Senator Martin Malavé Dilan was named Co-Chair of the Legislative Task Force on Demographic Research and Reapportionment by Senate President Pro Tempore, Malcolm A. Smith.“New York is a dynamic state. In light of the 2010 Federal Census, I look forward to seeing that the people of New York receive fair representation here and in Washington,” said Senator Dilan (D-Brooklyn).

July 28, 2009
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July 16, 2009
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Joint Statement from Senators Martin Malavé Dilan and Bill Perkins

“As chairs of our respective committees, this morning we met with Jay Walder, the Governor’s nominee to head the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

Mr. Walder’s background certainly demonstrates his acumen for managing large-scale public transportation authorities. We were pleased to have the opportunity to speak with him on his past accomplishments and if confirmed, how he would proceed to foster a new, fiscally-sound and transparent MTA that both improves upon service and restores public trust and confidence.

July 15, 2009
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Senator Dilan Lauds Passage of Legislation Increasing New York State Bridge Authority’s Ability to Finance Infrastructure Improvements

(Albany, NY)—Recently Senate bill, S.3624 sponsored by Senator Martin Malavé Dilan (D-Brooklyn) passed the Senate increasing New York State Bridge Authority’s ability to finance improvement projects.

This legislation, amends the Public Authorities Law to increase New York State Bridge Authority’s power to issue bonds and notes in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $153,255,000.

July 9, 2009
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Statement from Senator Martin Malavé Dilan

“This morning I opted to meet and speak with my Senate colleagues in the Latino caucus and other members of the Democratic Conference. The meeting was only to explore options to facilitate a solution to the now more than month-long standoff.

However, it has been construed that I have sided one way or another, or made a commitment; neither are true. I am committed to a solution to the stalemate.

July 8, 2009
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Facing Midnight Deadline, Senator Dilan Calls on Governor Paterson to Sign Legislation

(Albany, NY)-Despite in-fighting and caustic outside influences, today Senator Martin Malavé Dilan (D-Brooklyn) and Senate colleagues were able to get back to work and pass crucial legislation that would have otherwise expired at midnight.

“This work needed to get done, these bills, at the very least needed the opportunity to come to the floor; that’s what we are elected to do,” said Senator Dilan.

June 30, 2009
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Statement from Senator Martin Malavé Dilan

“Realizing that any action taken in these Extraordinary Sessions called by Governor Paterson are moot, my Senate Colleagues and I will remain adjourned  until such action is warranted.

Myself and Senate Democrats are more than willing to work with both Senate Republicans and the Governor, but only until such time as we have a legitimate forum and cause to legislate.

June 24, 2009
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Senator Dilan Urges Senate Republicans to Put Politics Aside and Get Back to Work

Democrats Offer Plan to Get Back to Business, Republicans Continue to Stonewall

June 17, 2009
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Senator Dilan Asks New Yorkers to Consider Enhanced Licenses for Travel

Senator Martin Malavé Dilan (D-Brooklyn) is urging New Yorkers who regularly travel outside the United States to apply for an Enhanced Driver License (EDL).

As of June 1, 2009, the federal Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative requires an EDL, or other federal identification papers, for travel into the country by land or sea from Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.

June 9, 2009
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Senator Dilan, Chair of the Senate Standing Committee on Transportation meets with Stanley Gee, Acting Commissioner of the New York State Department of Transportation

Acting Commissioner Gee briefed members of the Senate Standing Committee on Transportation on June 2, 2009 regarding the implementation of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funded projects in New York.

June 5, 2009
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2009 Woman of Distinction, Julie Dent, speaks at the June 2, 2009 event alongside Senator Dilan who nominated Ms. Dent based on her community involvement and work in early childhood and elementary education.

Julie Dent, born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, is the proud mother of New York City Police Officer Christopher Dent. She loves spending quality time with her grandchildren. Julie's father passed away when she was very young. He was a loving, strong but gentle man who loved his wife and children. Julie enjoyed growing up with her sisters and brothers, who were her best friends.

June 5, 2009
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Senate Legislation Sponsored by Senator Dilan Allows Emergency Responders to Quickly Remove Disabled Vehicles from Roadways

(Albany, NY)—Today legislation sponsored by Senator Martin Malavé Dilan, Chair of the Senate Transportation Committee, passed the Senate, making an emergency responders job easier when it comes to clearing accident debris.

Senate bill, S5174, brings New York in line with similar provisions in other states that relieves police officers, emergency responders and those who act pursuant to their direction, such as tow truck operators, from liability when removing vehicles and accident debris from highways.

June 4, 2009
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Senate Measure Opens Eligibility for Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption

Law excludes certain medical expenses from income

June 3, 2009
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Senator Martin Malave Dilan May 27, 2009 Legislative Update

Senator Martin Malave Dilan speaks with special guest New York City Councilmember Erik Martin Dilan, on New York City school governance and the future of P.S. 65.

May 28, 2009
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Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit Passes Senate

Legislation will help redevelopment efforts of distressed communities

Today the New York State Senate passed legislation strengthening a 2006 community redevelopment program.

The Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit (HRTC), S2960-B, sponsored by Senator Valesky, augments the existing state program to bring New York State in line with 30 other states with successful programs. The changes will allow the state to target reinvestment to distressed communities, as determined by the U.S. Census.

May 27, 2009
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Senator Dilan on Extension of Unemployment Benefits

Senator Dilan speaks on the enactment of legislation that extends unemployment insurance benefits for more than 120,000 New Yorkers, of which were approximately 56,000 whose benefits were set to expire in late May. The legislation gives New York access to $645 million American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) aid. The money will extend unemployment benefits by an additional 13 weeks.

May 27, 2009
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