Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma) has introduced legislation that would abolish the Gap Elimination Adjustment imposed on public schools in New York in 2010. The bill (S.2743) would eliminate the GEA starting in 2015-16 and provide school districts the full amount of education aid based on existing budget funding formulas.
Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma) announces the Senate has passed a bill (S.396) that would require New York State to notify a local municipality when a sex offender is transferred from a state facility to a community program or residence.
Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma) was in Albany for today’s State of the State Address and budget presentation by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. This was the fifth State of the State message Senator Gallivan has received since taking office.
Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma) announces the New York State Senate has passed a bill (S.1976) which would provide a tax credit for donations made to public schools in New York, including charter schools. Gallivan co-sponsored the legislation, which would also provide tax credits for certain expenses incurred by parents who educate their children at home and qualified educators who purchase materials and supplies for classroom use.
Senate Standing Committee on Crime Victims, Crime and CorrectionChair: Senator Patrick M. GallivanPublic Hearing: Examining police safety and public protection in New York StatePlace: Van Buren Hearing Room A, Legislative Office Building, 2nd Floor, Albany, New York StateTime: 10:00 A.M.Contact: Brendan Lovullo (518) 455-2561, Dan Toomey (518) 455-2559Media Contact: Senate Majority Press Office (518) 455-2264ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY
Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma) announces the New York State Senate has passed eight pieces of legislation as part of the Senate’s Women’s Equality Agenda, enhancing the rights of women while protecting from abuse and discrimination. The bills, which Senator Gallivan co-sponsored, would ensure equal pay for equal work; combat sexual harassment on the job; end gender discrimination in employment, housing and credit decisions; strengthen laws against human trafficking, make reasonable work accommodations for pregnant women and better protect victims of domestic violence.