Patrick M. Gallivan's Press releases

Senator Gallivan Announces Funding to Support Public Safety

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma) announced he has secured additional state funding to support various public safety initiatives throughout the 59th Senate District. The aid is being provided to community based agencies, police departments and fire companies to maintain existing programs and to purchase new equipment or technology upgrades for law enforcement and emergency services.

July 27, 2015
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Senator Gallivan Announces Funding to Support School Resource Officers & Other Education Programs

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma) announced he has secured additional state funding to support the presence of school resource officers (SRO’s) in several local school districts.  The aid is being provided to school districts and law enforcement agencies in order to provide a uniformed officer in schools as a way to promote student safety, conflict resolution and anti-bullying initiatives. 

July 8, 2015
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Senator Gallivan Announces Passage of Legislation to Help Farmers

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma) and Assemblymember Harry B. Bronson (D-Rochester/Chili/Henrietta) announce the passage of legislation (S.71A & A.2458A) that requires landowners receive notice and a copy of the application when any portion of a gas or electric line is to be installed. Notice must also be served on landowners when any portion of a major utility transmission building is to be constructed. The bill also requires that the Public Service Commission consider specific factors when determining the effect the facility would have on agricultural lands.

July 1, 2015
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Senator Gallivan Announces Funding for Local Libraries

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma) is announcing grants for more than two dozen public libraries throughout the 59thState Senate District, which covers all of Wyoming County and portions of Erie, Livingston and Monroe counties.  In all, 26 libraries will share a total of $39,000.  

July 1, 2015
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Senate Passes Legislation to Support Family Farms

Agriculture remains one of the top industries in New York State, and there is more demand than ever for fresh, locally-grown products both at home and in restaurants.

June 19, 2015
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Senate Passes Bill Protecting Students from Sexual Assault on College & University Campuses

The New York State Senate has passed crucial legislation in the fight against sexual violence on college campuses. The bill (S5965) takes a comprehensive approach to help make every college and university campus throughout New York State more safe and secure. In 2014, members of the Senate Higher Education Committee convened a roundtable of advocates, legislators, college and

June 17, 2015
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Senator Gallivan Announces Senate Passes Bills to Protect Senior Citizens from Abuse

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma) announces the Senate has passed a package of 10 bills to protect vulnerable senior citizens from predatory financial schemes and physical and emotional abuse.

June 16, 2015
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Senator Gallivan Announces Senate Passes Bill to Allow Moose Hunting in NY

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma) announces the Senate has passed a bill (S-93A) that would allow the hunting of moose in New York State.  The legislation would amend current environmental conservation law to regulate the taking of moose in the same manner as deer hunting. 

June 16, 2015
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Senator Gallivan Announces Senate Passes GrowNY Program

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma) announces the Senate has passed legislation to create an economic gardening program to help stimulate New York’s economy by providing technical assistance to existing businesses looking to expand.  The bill, (S-73) introduced by Gallivan, would establish a pilot program known as ‘GrowNY.”

June 12, 2015
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Senate Approves SAFE Act Reforms

Like many New Yorkers, I strongly oppose the so-called SAFE Act, because I believe it is an unjust, unfair and unconstitutional infringement of our Second Amendment rights.

June 10, 2015
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Senator Gallivan Presents Liberty Medal to Batavia Resident

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma) announces that Western New York native Ricky Palermo is the recipient of the New York State Senate Liberty Medal for his contributions to the treatment of spinal cord injuries.  The Batavia resident has helped raise more than $1-million for research and awareness.  

June 10, 2015
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Senator Gallivan Introduces Legislation to Protect Information Contained in Motor Vehicle Records

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma) has introduced legislation to better protect personal information collected by the Department of Motor Vehicles and contained in New York’s motor vehicle records.  The bill (S-5668) would require the DMV to notify motorists before registration information is sold and provide individuals with a way to keep their personal information private.  Exceptions would be made for instances related to motor vehicle warranties and safety recalls.

May 27, 2015
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Senator Gallivan Names Henrietta Man to Veterans Hall of Fame

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma) honored Western New York Veteran Franklin “Bob” Harder Jr. Tuesday during a ceremony at the State Capitol.  The Henrietta resident has been named to the New York State Senate Veterans Hall of Fame. 

May 19, 2015
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Senator Gallivan Names Livingston County Resident 'Woman of Distinction'

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma) honored Elizabeth “Betsy” Sherwood of Caledonia on Tuesday with one of the New York State Senate’s highest honors, the “Woman of Distinction” award.  Sherwood is being recognized for her work in the community as a lifelong resident and president of the non-profit organization Focus on the Children.

May 6, 2015
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Senator Gallivan to Host Small Business Summit in Springville

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma) is once again teaming up with the Springville Area Chamber of Commerce and leaders in business development to present a small business summit to be held at the Colden Mill Restaurant and Banquet Facility on May 7, 2015 from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.  The event, which is free and open to the public, will focus on sales and business development. 

April 27, 2015
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Senator Gallivan Introduces SRO Officer at Wheatland-Chili Central School District

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma) met Friday, April 24, with Wheatland-Chili Central School Superintendent Deborah Leh, Monroe County Sheriff Patrick O’Flynn and School Resource Officer Laura Michaels, a Monroe County Sheriff’s Deputy. Funding secured by Gallivan in last year’s state budget made it possible for the school district to establish a School Resource Officer (SRO) program in February.  In collaboration with the County of Monroe and the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, the program will continue through the end of the 2014-2015 school year.   

April 27, 2015
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Senate Passes Bill to Eliminate the Use of Back Tags for Hunters

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma) announced the Senate has passed a bill (S-92) that will eliminate a requirement that hunters display and wear back tags while hunting in New York State.  The legislation would amend environmental conservation law and eliminate confusion over hunting requirements.  

April 27, 2015
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Senator Gallivan Urges Public Comment on Education Reform

Education is at a crossroads in New York State.  There is a great deal of concern and  frustration among parents, students, educators and taxpayers.

Earlier this year, Governor Andrew Cuomo attempted to enact far-reaching educational reforms as part of the 2015-2016 New York State budget.  My Senate colleagues and I  rejected the governor’s original education reform plan and, where possible, made changes in an effort to find more reasonable common ground.   

April 23, 2015
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Senator Gallivan Announces Funding for Letchworth & Knox Farm State Parks

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma) announces that Letchworth State Park and Knox Farm State Park will both receive funding for various revitalization and rehabilitation work.  The    projects are part of a package totaling nearly $72 million for improvements in 60 parks and historic sites across the state.

April 22, 2015
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Senator Gallivan Notes Repeal of 57 Nuisance Fees; Calls for More

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma) applauds the repeal of 57 nuisance fees as part of the 2015-16 State Budget, many of which were identified in a 2013 State Senate report on Regulatory Reform.  Many of the fees being repealed were listed in the report as unnecessary and burdensome regulations that put New York businesses at a competitive disadvantage.

April 16, 2015
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