Senator Owen H. Johnson would like to inform you that the West Babylon Little League is sponsoring a Blood Drive on Thursday, June 7, 2012 from 3:00 - 9:00 p.m. at the Senator Owen Johnson Community Center located at 71 Sawyer Avenue in West Babylon. All donors will receive a pair of Mets tickets.
See the attached flyer provided by the West Babylon Little League for information regarding eligibility and appointments.
SENATE GIVES FINAL PASSAGE TO BILL REQUIRING MINORS TO OBTAIN PARENTAL PERMISSION FOR BODY PIERCINGAnyone Under 18 Would Need A Parent’s Approval Before Receiving Non Ear-Piercing The New York State Senate today gave final legislative passage to a bill (S7446) that would require minors to obtain consent from a parent or guardian for unemancipated persons who wish to receive body piercings, other than piercing one’s ears.
SENATE PASSES LEGISLATION TO PROTECT TEENS FROM SKIN CANCERLegislation Would Prohibit Teens Ages 16 and Under from Using Indoor UV Tanning Devices The New York State Senate today passed legislation, sponsored by Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), to help protect teens from the dangers of skin cancer. The legislation (S2917A) would strengthen the state’s indoor tanning law by prohibiting teens ages 16 and under from using indoor ultraviolet (UV) tanning devices.
Legislation Creates the Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs to Prevent, Investigate and Prosecute Abuse and Neglect of Vulnerable New Yorkers The New York State Senate today passed sweeping legislation that will transform how New Yorkers with special needs and disabilities are protected. The bill (S7749) is part of a three-way agreement between the Senate, Assembly and Governor Cuomo to establish the strongest standards and practices in the nation for protecting individuals in state operated, certified or licensed facilities and programs.
Sewage Pollution Right To Know Act Protects Public Health by Increasing Awareness of Water Conditions The New York State Senate today gave final legislative passage to a bill that increases the amount of information available to the public when discharges of untreated or partially treated sewage to the state’s waterways could affect public health. The Sewage Pollution Right to Know Act (S6268D), sponsored by Senator Mark Grisanti (R, North Buffalo), would require prompt notification of such sewage discharges so that the public has the information they need to make decisions about water based recreation like swimming, boating, and fishing.
Senator Owen H. Johnson (R-Babylon) announced today that the New York State Senate passed a bill he sponsored to prohibit the sale of electronic cigarettes to persons under 18 years of age.Electronic cigarettes, also known as “e-cigarettes,” are battery-operated devices that vaporize cartridges filled with nicotine, flavor and other chemicals that the user inhales. Currently, there is no prohibition on the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors.“This legislation is needed to protect children and young adults from the dangers of smoking electronic cigarettes,” Senator Johnson said. “To date, electronic cigarettes are unregulated and have not been proven to be safe for use at any age.”
The West Babylon Little League along with Senator Owen H. Johnson hosted a Blood Drive on Thursday, June 7, 2012 at the Senator Owen Johnson Community Center located at 71 Sawyer Avenue in Lindenhurst.A total of 81 pints of blood were collected by Long Island Blood Services at the event. All 87 donors received a pair of Mets tickets for their generosity. Since each blood donation can help to save up to three lives, this blood drive alone could potentially save up to 243 lives.
Governor Cuomo signed into law a bill to better protect teens from infections and blood-borne disease by requiring that a minor have written parental consent before obtaining a body piercing. This bill, overwhelmingly passed by both the Senate and the Assembly, is an important measure that will help to keep young New Yorkers healthy and safe.
"Body piercing can result in severe health risks and it is our obligation as New Yorkers and parents to make sure that our teens are taking every precaution to remain healthy and safe," Governor Cuomo said. "I thank Senator Robach and Assembly Member Simanowitz for their hard work on this legislation."
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed two bills to protect New York's children and teenagers from the harmful effects of cigarettes. The new laws include measures to prohibit smoking within 100 feet of the entrances or exits of any public or private schools (A.10141-B / S.6854-B), as well as prohibit the sale of electronic cigarettes to individuals under the age of 18 (A.9044-B /S.2926-B).