Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma) is urging the State Senate to override Governor Cuomo’s veto of a bill (S.7839) which would extend New York’s Military Service Credit Law to all active public employees who served in the military, allowing them to purchase up to three years of retirement credit for their military service. Under the existing law, only veterans who served during specified conflicts are eligible to participate in the buyback program.
Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma) is being honored by the New York Farm Bureau for his ongoing support of agriculture issues, including sponsorship of bills that the organization has either supported or opposed during the most recent legislative session. The New York Farm Bureau included Gallivan in its distinguished “Circle of Friends.”
Come learn about New York's New Farmers' Grant Fund created specifically for new and early stage farmers. Senator Gallivan and a representative from Empire State Development will be on hand to answer your questions.
Western New York continues to recover from record breaking snowfall. While the area has dug out from the heavy snow, the aftermath of the storm is still being felt.
Senator Gallivan surveyed storm damage throughout the 59th Senate District and met with county, town and village leaders as well as residents. He will continue to monitor the ongoing recovery effort and update communities and residents.
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- State Senator Patrick Gallivan and Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs said Thursday that a state law meant to increase organ donor rolls has not been properly implemented by the Department of Motor Vehicles.
Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma) and Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs say a state law designed to increase organ donations has not been implemented as intended by the Department of Motor Vehicles. Gallivan and Jacobs are calling on DMV Commissioner Barbara Fiala to make the necessary changes to the department’s computer system in order to comply with the spirit of Lauren’s Law.
Voters head to the polls in a couple of weeks to exercise their most basic democratic right; choosing the people they want to represent them at various levels of government. In addition to the candidates running for various federal, state and local offices, this year’s ballot includes three important statewide propositions. Unfortunately, these proposals often don’t get much attention in the media and can catch some voters by surprise.