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Senator Gallivan Presides over the Senate Chamber

Senator Gallivan gavels in, to move legislation along

March 21, 2011
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Gallivan Calls for Death Penalty to be Reinstated for Cop Killers

Albany - Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R,C,I – 59th District), a former member of the New York State Police and Sheriff of Erie County called for a reinstatement of the death penalty today for those who murder police officers, peace officers or corrections officers in New York State.

March 18, 2011
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State Senate Passes Legislation To Limit Protests at Military Funerals

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R,C,I – 59th District) announced today that the New York State Senate passed two pieces of legislation that would limit the impact of protesters at military funerals. Collectively, the two bills would prohibit protests within a 500 foot radius of a military funeral, and force protest organizers to post a bond to the local municipality and receive a permit from the New York State Department of Military and Naval Affairs to conduct a protest within 2500 feet of a military funeral.

March 16, 2011
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Senator Gallivan meets with Archbishop Timothy Dolan

Archbishop Timothy Dolan, Senator Thomas O'Mara, and Senator Patrick Gallivan

March 15, 2011
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NEW YORK STATE SENATE CELEBRATES WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH

ALBANY – To celebrate Women’s History Month, the New York State Senate today announced an exhibit honoring historic New York women whose achievements in arts, science, government, military, labor, education, and social reform has earned them recognition as Women of Distinction.

This exhibit includes three new honorees: America’s first trained nurse Linda Richards of Potsdam, (1841-1930), women’s advocate Mary Wiltsie Fuller of Troy and the Glens Falls area (1862-1943) and the first African-American female doctor in New York, and the third in the nation Susan Smith McKenney Steward (1847-1918) of Brooklyn.

March 14, 2011
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Gallivan Honored By The Good Government Club of Western New York

While newly elected State Senator Patrick M. Gallivan hasn’t been in Albany long, on Thursday evening the Good Government Club of Western New York saw fit to bestow upon him their “achievement award” for his career in public service.

Gallivan stated he was “honored and humbled” to receive the prestigious award from such a respected institution. “For over three decades The Good Government Club of Western New York has been actively promoting and encouraging honesty and integrity in government and I am very appreciative that they recognize my adherence to those same principles,” remarked Gallivan.

March 11, 2011
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Gallivan Passes Bill Permitting Rifle Hunting in Wyoming County

FRESHMAN SENATOR PASSES FIRST BILLSenator Patrick M. Gallivan (R,C,I-59th District) passed his first piece of authored legislation (S. 2385), a bill that will permit sportsmen to use rifles when hunting deer or bear in Wyoming County. The bill passed the Senate with near unanimous support. “Hunting large game by rifle is legally practiced across large portions of New York but has not been available to sportsmen in Wyoming County. This bill will rectify that, and at the same time bring economic activity to Wyoming County and further the county’s reputation as a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts,” Gallivan said.

March 9, 2011
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Senate Passes Recharge NY Program

GALLIVAN SEES IT AS KEY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT TOOL FOR UPSTATE NEW YORK       Senator Patrick M. Gallivan announced today that the State Senate passed legislation to create a permanent state energy program that will continue to provide affordable energy rates to businesses in the Empire State. The legislation makes permanent the “Power For Jobs” program, which was subject to annual extensions to remain in effect. The new, permanent program is called “Recharge NY”.        “Recharge NY is vital to the economic interests of Western New York.

March 8, 2011
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Meeting with SUNY Geneseo Student Association

Row one (Front): Starting at the left Mary Bock, Katelynn Imagna, NickLagrassa, Amanda LeonardRow two (Middle): Starting at the left Steven Cootware, Patrick Miskell, Senator Patrick Gallivan,Bridget MiskellTop Row: Mike Vaughn, William Labate, Jesse Goldberg

March 3, 2011
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UB2020 passes the NYS Senate

Senator Gallivan rises to speak about the benefits of passing UB2020 legislation.

March 2, 2011
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Senator Gallivan Provides Information and Seeks Constituent Input on Governor's Budget Proposal

"Information is the currency of democracy." -- Thomas Jefferson

With our State clearly facing serious fiscal and economic challenges, it's important for all New Yorkers to get the facts about Governor Andrew Cuomo's proposed Executive Budget for 2011-2012.

My Senate colleagues and I have begun carefully reviewing the Governor's plan to determine its potential impact on taxpayers, our local communities, and New York's economic future. You can help play a role in this process by reviewing the budget briefing documents below, and then providing me with your feedback on the plan.

March 2, 2011
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Senator Gallivan’s Statement Regarding The Medicaid Redesign Team’s Initial Recommendations

“It ‘s encouraging to hear some details from the Governor’s office regarding his intentions on how to reform the Medicaid system and control its costs. While many of the Medicaid Redesign Team’s 79 recommendations are still unknown, the few included in the Governor’s briefing are promising. Primary among them; instituting a global cap on state Medicaid spending, addressing long-needed reform to medical malpractice statutes, and placing emphasis on patient centered medical facilities.

February 25, 2011
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Senator Gallivan attending the Gennesee Valley Council on the Arts community grant award presentation

Senator gallivan; Julia Stewart(Grant Winner); Livingston County Historian Amie Alden; Maxine Long; Howard Appell; Assemblyman Hanna

February 25, 2011
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Senator Gallivan Opens Office In Livingston County

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R – 59th District) was joined by many of Livingston County’s local elected officials, members of the public, and a representative of Assemblyman Dan Burling Wednesday as he cut the ribbon on his new, one-room office at the Livingston County Government Center in Geneseo.

“Our goal is to provide comprehensive constituent service and effective representation to every resident across the four counties of the 59th Senate District. Locating an office in Geneseo will provide easier access to the resources available through a state senator’s office for all of our constituents in Livingston County,” said Gallivan.

February 23, 2011
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Senator Gallivan on the Senate floor

Senator Gallivan rises in support of Superintendent of the State Police Joseph A. D'Amico.  Shortly after, the Superintendent of State Police is unanimously confirmed by New York State Senate

February 16, 2011
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Joint Budget hearing on Human Services

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan questions Comissioner Gladys Carrion regarding NYS Family Services

February 16, 2011
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NYS Senator Patrick Gallivan Discusses Unfunded Mandate Relief for Local Gov't.

Medicaid Opt-Out Legislation Approved In Committee

February 16, 2011
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Major Medicaid Reform Legislation Approved In Social Services Committee

CHAIRMAN GALLIVAN SHEPHERDS MEDICAID “OPT-OUT” BILL THROUGH SOCIAL SERVICES COMMITTEE

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R,C,I – Elma), Chairman of the Senate Social Services Committee today announced a major piece of reform legislation has passed through the Social Services Committee with his enthusiastic support. The bill, often referred to as Medicaid opt-out legislation, allows for increased local control of Medicaid by permitting county governments to “opt-out” of non-mandated services that do not fit the needs of their specific county, significantly reducing the cost burden on local property taxpayers.

February 14, 2011
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Committee Meeting: Social Services Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Social Services Senator Patrick M. Gallivan, Chair 1:00 PM, Monday, February 14, 2011 Room 123 CAP

February 14, 1:00 PM - 1:23 PM
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Senator Gallivan Meets With Members of The Town of Lancaster and Wyoming County Youth Bureaus

Senator Gallivan, Chairman of the Senate Social Services Committee, with several young adults from the Lancaster and Wyoming County Youth Bureaus in his Albany office.

February 8, 2011
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