More than 10,000 New Yorkers are on waiting lists as the need for organ donations far exceeds the supply. One person who donates organs (hearts, lungs, liver, kidneys, pancreas and intestines) can save up to eight lives, while a tissue donor (corneas, bone, skin, heart valves, tendons, veins, etc.) can improve 12 or more lives by restoring eyesight, helping fight infections in burn patients and preventing the loss of mobility and disability.By enrolling in the Donate Life Registry, you are giving legal consent for the recovery of your organs, tissues and eyes for the purposes of transplantation and research at the time of your death.
Senator Dilan speaks with 14-year MTA Bus Operator and Fresh Pond Depot Chair, James Beard about the job, the B38 route in Brooklyn, Hurricane Sandy and Transit Worker Union Local 100's ongoing negotiations with the MTA.
El Senador Martin Malavé Dilan se ha asociado con el Fiscal del Distrito del condado de Kings Charles J. Hynes, el asambleísta Rafael Espinal, el concejal Erik Martin Dilan, y el comisionado del NYPD Raymond W. Kelly, para albergar el programa Cash For Guns ( dinero por armas), sin hacer preguntas, el programa de recompra de arma de fuego en Brooklyn, Sábado 15 de diciembre.
Entregue un arma y recibirá una tarjeta de banco con $200 por un arma operable, y una tarjeta de banco con $20 para rifles y escopetas operables.
Thank you for your wonderful contribution to the Thanksgiving Day Creative Celebration. In our first year, we received outstanding poems, essays, and artwork that exemplify the creativity of New York State’s young people.
The submissions received are remarkable in what they represent – showing gratitude and respect for family, friends, our troops fighting overseas, and many other important subjects and activities. I am humbled and honored to see such inspiring contributions in response to what is a deceptively difficult question: “What are you thankful for?”
On behalf of the New York State Senate, I would like to offer my wholehearted congratulations to all of the participants in this year’s Thanksgiving Day Creative Celebration.
Brooklyn—Yesterday more than 180 guns were taken off the streets as part of an annual gun buy back program in Cypress Hills.
Though successful, this year’s program was overshadowed by the unfortunate death of 22-year NYPD veteran, Peter Figoski. Officer Figoski was tragically killed in the line of duty earlier in the week when he responded to a robbery in progress. The handgun used in the failed robbery would have amounted to roughly one-third of the $700 in drug money the perpetrators attempted to steal.
The New York Police Foundation creates scholarship fund to assist Officer Figoski’s four daughters achieve their college dreams
Brooklyn—State Senator Martin Malave Dilan (D-Bushwick) is hosting a Gun Buy Back Program with Kings County District Attorney Charles J. Hynes, Assemblyman Rafael Espinal and City Councilman Erik Dilan on Saturday December 17, 2011 in Cypress Hills.
Brooklyn—State Senator Martin Malavé Dilan (D-Bushwick) announced the passage of a new Inner City Youth Employment Program and Tax credit initiative for the State of New York. The new program, created within the legislation adopted during extraordinary session on December 7th, sets aside $87 million for inner city youth. The funding is allocated through programs, training funds, and tax credits to deal with the crisis of inner city youth unemployment.
Comprehensive legislation designed to spur New York’s economy and invest in the future passes Senate and Assembly
Albany—State Senator Martin Malavé Dilan (D-Brooklyn) announced that the Senate and Assembly has passed legislation that will help kick start a sluggish economy by providing modest tax relief to the middle class along with financial assistance to victims of Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee.
Brooklyn—Senator Martin Malavé Dilan (D-Bushwick) today announced the implementation of “Operation Hang-up” – an initiative created under the leadership of Governor Cuomo to discourage drivers from using their cell phones and other electronic devices while driving this Thanksgiving holiday.
“Driving while using a handheld electronic device is not only extremely dangerous, but it is also illegal,” Senator Dilan explained. “And since Thanksgiving is one of the busiest travel days of the year, we will heighten our enforcement of this law to ensure that our friends and family get to their destinations safely.”
New York could lose billions as a result of automatic cuts
State Senator Martin Malavé Dilan (D-Bushwick) expressed his disappointment that the Federal Committee appointed to strike a deficit reduction deal has announced its failure. The committee’s failure to reach an agreement sets in motion an automatic plan to cut $1.2 trillion in federal spending beginning in 2013.
State Senator Martin Malavé Dilan (D-Brooklyn) today announced that the new Lake Champlain Bridge – connecting Crown Point, NY and Addison, VT – will open during a ceremony to be held at 2:30 pm.
“It has been a long two-years for the residents of this upstate New York region as they had to endure the loss of a bridge that serves as a lifeline for businesses and families alike. Thank you to NYS DOT, Governor Cuomo as well as Governor Shumlin of Vermont for their efforts to get the bridge open as quickly as possible,” Senator Dilan said.
Senator Martin Malavé Dilan, member of the Legislative Task Force on Demographic Research and Reapportionment (LATFOR), sent a letter to his LATFOR colleagues asking that they make public all criteria necessary for the public to actively engage in the drawing of New York’s Assembly, Congressional and Senate legislative districts.
Upon the conclusion of the pre-initial plan public hearings on October 5, LATFOR will actively begin the process of redistricting state and congressional legislative districts. It is of the utmost importance that public map proposals are submitted and considered during this time.
Urges colleagues to abide by fair standards at task force’s first public meeting
Senator Martin Malavé Dilan, member of the Legislative Task Force on Demographic Research and Reapportionment (LATFOR), urged colleagues to embrace many of the reforms the public has been calling for during the task force’s first public meeting of the 2011- 12 redistricting process.
Yesterday S.1340 passed the Senate unanimously. The bill allows optometrists to issue certificates of disability for visually disabled persons so they may obtain handicap vehicle registrations, plates and permits.
The New York State Senate unanimously passed legislation that would encourage municipalities to consider new street design standards for all users.
Senator Martin Malavé Dilan (D-Brooklyn), Ranking Member of the Transportation Committee, and a sponsor of the legislation, has been a strong advocate of Complete Streets legislation since introducing it last year.
S.4444-B (Dilan) is on today's rules committee and it expected to be voted on in today’s legislative session. The legislation permits the commissioner of the department of buildings to issue a temporary certificate of occupancy to residential condominiums when the building's owners have partially completed the necessary work to achieve compliance with city building codes.
Senator Dilan' bill, S.1362, that extends the maximum length of single vehicles to forty-five feet, is up for a vote in today's legislative session. Six days of session left in this year's legislative calendar. Watch them at livestream.com/NYSENATE.