Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma) announces that as part of a new state budget, an agreement has been reached to keep the Western New York Children’s Psychiatric Center in West Seneca open for at least another year. The state had proposed closing the center and moving adolescent patients to the Buffalo Psychiatric Center.
A California movie crew brought the bright lights of Hollywood to East Aurora recently, realizing what residents here already know; despite the snow and the cold, Western New York is a warm and friendly place.
Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma) announces the New York State Senate has once again approved Alix’s Law, which makes it illegal to leave the scene of an accident while intoxicated. This is the fourth consecutive year that the Senate has approved the bill and sent it to the Assembly, where it has stalled in the past. The final vote in the Senate was 56-0.
Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma) announces the Senate has approved legislation that would require the state to review existing rules, regulations and licensing procedures that apply to businesses and other entities throughout New York. The bills (S.401 & S.406), which were introduced by Senator Gallivan, would establish a task force to examine the rulemaking process and require a five year review of all rules under the State Administrative Procedure Act.
Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma) announces the Senate has approved legislation that would prohibit registered sex offenders from living in a community residence that also houses individuals with developmental disabilities. The bill (S.2885), which was co-sponsored by Senator Gallivan, would prevent those who have committed a sex crime from living in facilities operated or licensed by the state through the Office of Mental Health or the Office of People with Developmental Disabilities.
The New York State Senate Republican Majority approved a budget plan Thursday that creates a new property tax rebate program for middle-class homeowners, increases aid to education and eliminates the Gap Elimination Adjustment. It also makes significant investments in New York’s infrastructure.
Senator Patrick M. Gallivan joins Senator Patty Ritchie, Chair of the Senate Agriculture Committee, and members of the Senate Republican Conference in unveiling their new “Grown in New York” multi-part plan to help meet consumers’ demands for locally-grown food, support local farmers in their efforts to provide quality, fresh food, and strengthen rural communities.
"From dairy products to fruits and vegetables, New York's hardworking farmers produce fresh, quality food that we all depend on," said Gallivan. "The Grown in New York program is designed to support and expand the state's vibrant agriculture industry and provide families throughout New York and the country with the best in locally grown and farm-made products."
Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma) has introduced a series of proposals that would reform the NY SAFE Act by addressing some of the most egregious aspects of the law as it pertains to Second Amendment rights. In all, Gallivan is sponsoring seven bills and co-sponsoring two others that would amend the controversial law.
Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma) and Assemblywoman Crystal Peoples-Stokes (D-Buffalo) have introduced legislation (S.405/A.4760) that would make it illegal to leave the scene of an accident while intoxicated.
Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma) has been re-appointed to serve as Chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on Crime Victims, Crime and Corrections. The former New York State Trooper and Sheriff of Erie County has chaired the committee since 2013.