Continuing his aggressive efforts to protect our communities from violent crime, New York State Senator Mike Nozzolio has sponsored legislation (S.3645A) to create a statewide registry tracking violent felony offenders who are released from prison. The legislation, known as “Brittany’s Law”, is named for 12-year-old Brittany Passalacqua, who was murdered along with her mother by a violent convicted felon who had been released from prison early and put on parole just months earlier.
Since the first Earth Day was celebrated in 1970, over 20 million Americans have participated, helping to improve the quality of air we breathe and the water we drink. In addition, landmark legislation has been passed to help support this effort, such as the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act and the Endangered Species Act.
The New York State Senate takes this opportunity to celebrate the great strides New York has made in helping to improve our environment. From expanding the bottle bill to promoting green energy, New York is helping to make a difference.
To celebrate and honor Earth Day this year, the New York State Senate is sponsoring a poster contest for children in grades K – 6. The theme of our Earth Day celebration is “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.”
Recently, a number questions have been raised on the status of the Cayuga Indians’ attempts to establish an Indian reservation in Seneca and Cayuga counties, as well as the ongoing issue of sales tax collection on Indian-owned businesses. In an effort to address these concerns, Senator Nozzolio and Assemblymen Brian Kolb and Gary Finch have compiled a list of Questions and Answers on this very important issue. Please take a moment to read the attached information.
New York State Senator Mike Nozzolio today announced that he has successfully fought to restore the State’s VLT Impact Aid program, which provides over $1.5 million to assist the town of Farmington and Ontario County with the costs of maintaining Video Lottery Terminals (VLTs) at the Finger Lakes Gaming and Racetrack.
With shocking new video evidence revealing continued violence and mismanagement in New York’s juvenile centers, State Senator Mike Nozzolio is renewing his call for the immediate resignation of Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) Commissioner Gladys Carrion.
State Senator Mike Nozzolio has successfully called for the withdrawal of an outrageous new tax proposal that would require every bicycle in the State to be licensed.
The proposed legislation, introduced in the New York City-controlled State Assembly, would have created even more unnecessary regulations and fees for taxpayers by mandating that all bicycles be registered and forced to pass inspection.
Albany- Senator Nozzolio recently met with students and faculty from Midlakes Middle School and discussed the importance of education to the students future success. Senator Nozzolio arranged a tour of the State Capital for the students and welcomed them on the floor of the historic New York State Senate Chamber.
Albany- Senator Nozzolio met with students and faculty from schools around the Finger Lakes region to discuss the importance of pursuing a quality education to the future success of our young children. Senator Nozzolio answered questions from the students and hosted them on a special tour of the New York State Capitol and the State Senate chamber.
New York State Senator Mike Nozzolio today supported and fought to enact legislation that was adopted by the Senate (S.2387) that will potentially save hundreds of lives by allowing emergency medical technicians (EMTs) to carry an automated external defibrillator (AED) in their personal vehicles.
New York State Senator Mike Nozzolio today hosted over 130 Victor High School students, coaches and school administrators for a special day at the State Capitol honoring the talent and dedication of two teams and one student who captured state championships for the school in 2010. The Victor Marching Blue Devils Band, the Victor Blue Devils Boys Volleyball Team and Victor Girls Swim Team diver Ashley Broderick were all presented with special legislative resolutions for winning their statewide competitions last year.
New York State Senator Mike Nozzolio today announced that the State Senate has taken a tremendous step forward in providing relief to property taxpayers and businesses by adopting legislation that he supported and fought to enact to cap property taxes. The State Senate also enacted corresponding legislation to relieve local governments from unfunded State mandates that escalate local costs and force property taxes to increase.
New York State Senator Mike Nozzolio today announced that the Senate has enacted legislation he fought for to restore New York’s economy by encouraging private sector job creation and fiscal responsibility. The “Job Creation and Taxpayer Protection Act” is a three-part plan that includes a job creation tax credit, two percent state spending cap and a two-thirds “super majority” vote requirement to increase taxes.
New York State Senator Mike Nozzolio has been selected to serve as Chairman of the New York State Senate Crime Victims, Crime and Correction Committee. The Committee is one of the most important committees in the State Senate and has jurisdiction over all aspects of criminal justice and the correctional system.
State Senator Mike Nozzolio recently met with Jessica and Nancy DeRyke of Webster. Jessica, who is a Senior at Webster Schroeder High School, was selected to represent Monroe County at the Governor’s State of the State address in Albany. One student was selected from each county in New York State to attend this year’s State of the State. Jessica participated in an interview with Senator Nozzolio to share her thoughts on the Governor’s address.
New York State Senator Mike Nozzolio has been selected to serve on two of the most critically important committees in the New York State Senate. It has been announced today that Senator Nozzolio has been chosen to serve on both the Senate Finance Committee and the Senate Rules Committee.
New York State is facing the most difficult of times. Every single day, New York is losing businesses and jobs to more job-friendly states. The new year, new Governor and new Senate Leadership in our State government brings with it real opportunity for change. It's time to take firm and decisive action to turn our State around.