The New York State Senate has adopted legislation authored and introduced by State Senator Mike Nozzolio (S.459) that will save taxpayers $4 million per year by eliminating the New York Combined Ballistic Identification System (CoBIS), a tracking system for ammunition that has failed to solve a single gun crime since it was implemented 10 years ago.
Congratulations Javon McCrea, University of Buffalo student athlete and Newark High School graduate, who was invited to the USA Basketball training camp in Colorado Springs. Javon was invited to the USA Basketball men’s training camp in Colorado Springs from June 17-24 and will have the chance at being chosen to participate in a 12-man squad to represent the U.S. at the Championships this summer. Good luck Javon, your hometown community is cheering you on! Read more about Javon from the Finger Lakes Times here: http://bit.ly/kuJjFu
Pictured left to right: Javon McCrea and Senator Nozzolio
State Senator Mike Nozzolio today congratulated four students from the State Road Elementary School in Webster for being selected as winners in the New York State Senate 2011 Earth Day Poster Contest. Third graders Jack Hoctor, Brennen Albert, Joel Farmen and Siraj Clark had their winning artwork displayed at the State Capitol as part of a special exhibit to raise awareness of recycling and waste reduction.
New York State Senator Mike Nozzolio announced that the Senate has adopted legislation he co-sponsored (S.594) that will bring New York State a tremendous step forward in addressing the multi-billion dollar crime of Medicaid fraud. This measure would greatly assist in the recovery of lost Medicaid funds and save the State time and resources by allowing local district attorneys to prosecute Medicaid provider fraud.
New York State Senator Mike Nozzolio is co-sponsoring legislation that was introduced in the State Senate today to provide greater protection and disclosure to employees of facilities where dangerous juvenile delinquents and youthful offenders are placed.
Albany- Senator Nozzolio recently welcomed 5th grade students from the Herman Avenue Elementary School in Auburn as they visited Albany to learn more about the history of New York State. Senator Nozzolio joined Assemblyman Gary Finch in hosting a special luncheon for the students and arranged for them to tour the historic New York State Capitol building and the New York State Museum.
On June 6th, 1944, the United States and our allies charged the beaches of France in the largest air, land, sea and military operation the world has ever known. The landing included over 5,000 ships, 11,000 airplanes, and over 150,000 service men. When it was over, the Allied Forces had suffered nearly 10,000 casualties; more than 4,000 were dead. This tremendous show of courage and sacrifice represents one of
Albany- In recognition of her extraordinary accomplishments and commitment to helping children, families and students throughout her community, Mary Gearan of Geneva, Vice Chair of the Happiness House/Finger Lakes Cerebral Palsy Association Board of Directors, is among the outstanding women across New York State who were honored at the 2011 "Women of Distinction" ceremony held today at the State Capitol. Mary was nominated for this honor by State Senator Mike Nozzolio.
New York State Senator Mike Nozzolio, in conjunction with the Sampson Veterans Memorial Cemetery Association, today announced the names of several business and community leaders who have agreed to serve as members of the Sampson Veterans Memorial Cemetery Committee, including two former Admirals, a former Air Force General, a former University President, and the chairpersons of two statewide veterans’ organizations. The purpose of the Committee is to augment the efforts of the Sampson Veterans Memorial Cemetery Association in
Albany- New York State Senator Mike Nozzolio honored Palmyra-Macedon High School seniors Craig and Owen Scott for each winning the New York State Division II wrestling championship in their respective weight classes. Craig won the championship in the 171-pound division and Owen won for the 160-pound division, the second consecutive state title for both wrestlers.
New York State Senator Mike Nozzolio today announced that the State Senate has taken a tremendous step forward in adopting a tougher stance against violent crime by enacting “Brittany’s Law” (S.3645A), legislation he sponsored to create a statewide registry tracking violent felony offenders.
New York State Senator Mike Nozzolio today announced that “Brittany’s Law”, the legislation he is sponsoring to create a statewide registry tracking violent felony offenders, has taken another critically important step toward becoming State Law.
New York State Senator Mike Nozzolio today commended the United States Postal Service for making the postage stamp commemorating the Purple Heart medal a “forever” stamp, ensuring that this reminder of the tremendous sacrifices made by our Nation’s servicemen and women will always continue in circulation. Senator Nozzolio co-sponsored a special Legislative Resolution (J.1550) that was adopted by the State Senate thanking the Postal Service for classifying the Purple Heart stamp as a forever stamp.
This important victory in the War on Terror is a testament to the bravery and sacrifice of our military heroes who have put their lives on the line to defend our Nation in the years since 9/11. In the days following September 11th, the worst terrorist attack on American soil, I vividly remember meeting and consoling the families of those who lost husbands and wives, sons and daughters, mothers and fathers, brothers and sisters and friends and coworkers, as they mourned the loss of their loved ones.
Continuing his efforts to ensure the safety of students in New York’s schools, State Senator Mike Nozzolio is co-sponsoring legislation to strictly prohibit school bullying in all forms. The legislation (S.4921) comprehensively defines bullying to ensure that all students are protected and addresses both conventional bullying and online cyber-bullying.