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
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.
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.”
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.
Bob Harder entered the Air Force after high school in 1965. Following Basic Training at Lackland AFB, Texas, he was stationed at Chanute AFB Rantoul, Illinois, where he trained as an Aircraft Electrician. After a short appointment at Homestead AFB, Florida, Mr. Harder was deployed to Vietnam, where he was stationed at the base at Tuy Hoa which was still under construction. While there, Mr. Harder worked as an aircraft electrician and his tour of duty lasted one year.
Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma), Sunnking, Time Warner Cable and the Geneseo Central Earthwise Club announce a free electronics recycling on Saturday, June 13. Residents can drop-off and properly dispose of electronic devices free of charge between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. in the parking lot of Geneseo High School at 4050 Avon Road in Geneseo.
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.
Elizabeth “Betsy” Sherwood is a fierce and relentless advocate for children. As president of the nonprofit organization, Focus on the Children, Ms. Sherwood gives to her community every day. Her dedication goes beyond the organization’s mission – to serve the needs of Livingston County children that cannot be met by any other agency or program.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.