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Restructure the Clothing Exemption. Eliminates the sales tax exemption for clothing and footwear priced under $110 and replaces it with two, one-week exemption periods for clothing and footwear priced under $500. Localities will have an option to join the state in offering this exemption.
Albany – Senator Michael F. Nozzolio (R,C-Fayette), Chairman of the Senate Crime Victims, Crime and Corrections Committee, today called for the State Comptroller to immediately release retroactive pay raises to thousands of New York’s correction officers.
Waterloo – State Senator Michael Nozzolio joined state and county officials today for the official transfer of a parcel of land in Sampson State Park from the State of New York to Seneca County. The 162-acre plot of land in the Park will be the site of the new Sampson Veterans Cemetery.
In the location where hundreds of thousands of brave men and women began their military service, State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio (R-Fayette) today announced he has taken action to create a world class Veterans Cemetery at the former Sampson Naval and Air Force Base.
Albany - State Senator Michael Nozzolio (R-Fayette) and State Assemblyman Joseph D. Morelle (D-Irondequoit) have announced that their joint legislation to establish a Veterans’ cemetery at the former Sampson Naval and Air Force Base in Seneca County has been approved by their respective houses of the State legislature. The legislation was adopted by the Senate earlier this month and was adopted by the Assembly late Tuesday night, with only two days left in the 2007 legislative session.
Auburn – New York State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio today announced that he has secured a $125,000 state investment to create a Owasco Watershed Network Information Exchange that will allow residents to access data and information on Owasco Lake through a single internet portal connecting websites, as well as electronic updates that will be available to anyone concerned with the future of Owasco Lake.
Albany- New York State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio today announced that he and his Senate colleagues have successfully rejected plans to eliminate the School Resource Officer (SRO) Program and redeploy 92 State Troopers from their positions in schools across the State. The final 2008-2009 State Budget provides for all 92 SROs to remain on their current assignments, adopting a measure from the Senate’s budget resolution.
Albany – New York State Senator Michael Nozzolio was joined by over 800 New York State correctional officers at a rally at the State Capitol today to oppose the proposed closure of four upstate prisons. At the rally, Senator Nozzolio announced that this year’s State budget will include funding to keep all four prisons open.
Romulus – Continuing his aggressive efforts to revitalize and create jobs at the Seneca Army Depot, State Senator Michael Nozzolio announced that two companies, Top Quality Hay Processors and Seneca Bioenergy, will be expanding their operations at the Seneca Army Depot and create approximately 170 new jobs for local residents.
Albany—State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio (R,C-Fayette), Chairman of the Senate Crime Victims, Crime and Corrections Committee, today announced that a resolution he sponsored commemorating this week (April 10-16) as Crime Victims’ Rights Week in the State of New York has been adopted by the State Senate. Crime Victim’s Rights Week is also being observed this week nationally.
Albany – State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio announced the New York State Senate has adopted a legislative resolution he is sponsoring calling upon the Federal Government to increase health care funding for America’s veterans. The adoption of the resolution was timely as 1,700 members of the New York State National Guard are mobilizing this week for duty in Afghanistan.
Albany- State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio (R-Fayette), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Crime Victims, Crime, and Correction announced that the Senate acted today on legislation requiring the lifetime registration of sex offenders and prevent sexual predators from coming off the State sex offender registry later this month.
Albany - State Senator Michael Nozzolio today announced the introduction of comprehensive legislation that will dramatically strengthen the State’s Parole Laws to help restrict the release of potentially dangerous violent felons. Senator Nozzolio was joined at the announcement by his Senate colleagues as well as the family of fallen police officer Harry Ryman, who was killed in the line of duty.
Last year, over 250 people attended a summit meeting that I convened to discuss the very complex issue of autism. Many of the parents and providers that attended the meeting traveled hours to participate in the discussion that day. Parents told me about their struggles - not just to meet the needs of their autistic child but the needs of their other children, their spouses, and their professional lives. Divorce rates are high among families with a child diagnosed with autism and issues of child care and after-school care present huge obstacles for these families.
Last year, over 250 people attended a summit meeting that I convened to discuss the very complex issue of autism. Many of the parents and providers that attended the meeting traveled hours to participate in the discussion that day.
Parents told me about their struggles - not just to meet the needs of their autistic child but the needs of their other children, their spouses, and their professional lives. Divorce rates are high among families with a child diagnosed with autism and issues of child care and after-school care present huge obstacles for these families.
Auburn— In a reversal of the Berger Commission’s recommendation, New York State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio today announced that the State Department of Health will allow Auburn Memorial Hospital to continue providing maternity/ob-gyn services for the women and families of Cayuga County. AMH is scheduled to receive a state grant of $274,000 for the continued operation of the maternity unit.
Romulus - State Senator Michael Nozzolio today announced that $2.5 million in state funding has been secured to redevelop the former Seneca Army Depot, which will create hundreds of new jobs at the Army Depot. The City of Geneva will also receive $2 million in Restore-NY grant funding for the revitalization of the Central Business District.