Babylon, NY - Senator Phil Boyle (R-Bay Shore) joined Tess Helfman, President of the Board of Directors of the Babylon Breast Cancer Coalition (BBCC) at the 15th Annual Chefs For A Cause fundraising dinner held at The Venetian Yacht Club in Babylon Village on May 15, 2013.“On this 20th Anniversary of the Babylon Breast Cancer Coalition, I want to thank the founders; Debbie Basile, Betti Ann Innes, Pat Smith and the many BBCC volunteers for their unfaltering dedication to the research, treatment, and prevention of cancer,” Senator Boyle said. “I applaud the BBCC for their grass roots efforts and public outreach in assisting those who are battling this deadly disease.”
Law Uses Latest Technologies to Protect Schoolchildren
Albany, NY - Senator Phil Boyle (R- Bay Shore) has sponsored legislation (S.5028) to keep our children safe when getting on and off of the school bus each day. The School Bus Safety Act allows school districts and school bus contractors to install school bus safety cameras to capture license plate numbers of vehicles that do not stop when the stop arm of the school bus is extended.
Services Help Dozens From Wyandanch and Surrounding Communities
Wyandanch, NY - Senator Phil Boyle (R-Bay Shore) sponsored a program at the Wyandanch Public Library providing free civil legal services to those in need. On Wednesday, May 15th, staff aboard the Mobile Legal Help Center opened their doors to local residents from 10AM until 4PM.
Community Members Safely Dispose of Unwanted Prescription DrugsIslip, NY - Senator Phil Boyle (R-Bay Shore) recently sponsored a “Shed The Meds” program at the Islip Fire Department to ensure the safe disposal of unwanted prescription medications. As Chairman of the NY Senate Committee on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Senator Boyle invited the community to join him in his efforts to help prevent the improper and illegal use of prescription drugs. The safe disposal of unwanted or expired drugs also helps to protect our waterways and ensure the safety of our local water supply, as recent studies have shown that disposing of medications down your toilet or sink can have adverse affects on our local ecosystems.
Lindenhurst Resident Honored for Contributions to CommunityALBANY, NEW YORK – Senator Phil Boyle honored Lindenhurst resident Jennifer Mackie as part of the New York State Senate’s 16th Annual Women of Distinction ceremony on May 7, 2013. Mackie, a mother of three sons who works as an Applied Behavior Analysis Therapist with autistic children, was nominated by local residents to receive special recognition by the State Senate as a New York “Woman of Distinction” for her outstanding contributions to her community.
The New York State Senate today passed bills that would continue to promote the construction of environmentally-friendly buildings and the cost-saving benefits of net metering for utility bills. Both bills would help reduce the consumption of limited natural resources, promote the use of renewable energy, and lower energy costs.
The New York State Senate yesterday passed two bills that would prevent prescription drug fraud, theft and abuse. The measures address the illegal distribution of controlled substances by helping to reduce the availability of black market prescription forms and prosecuting “pill mills” that issue prescriptions and knowingly dispense controlled substances for profit.
‘Child Safe Products Act’ Legislative Sponsors Champion Fight for Passage in 2013Mineola—Thousands of toxic chemicals, most untested for safety purposes, are being used to make everyday children’s products, such as car seats, toys, and bedding. Senator Philip Boyle (R-Babylon) and Assemblyman Robert Sweeney (D-Lindenhurst), the lead sponsors of the Child Safe Products Act (A.6328/S.4614), announced that the bill has passed the Assembly and are calling on their colleagues in the Senate to pass this important legislation. The bill identifies the most dangerous chemicals, begins a phase-out of these chemicals in 2018, and has broad support in the health, environmental and business communities.
Measures Encourage Renewable Energy Development, Reduce Mercury from Light Bulbs, and Protect Sharks and Other Species
The New York State Senate today passed a package of six bills that celebrate Earth Day by promoting the use of renewable energy, reducing harmful pollutants, and protecting sharks and other vulnerable species.
The Village of Babylon in Suffolk County is receiving $832,604 in Federal Funds for the reimbursement of clean-up costs from Superstorm Sandy. During Sandy, flooding, heavy winds, strong tidal waves and rain caused widespread damage, and sidewalks and curbs were uplifted by trees uprooted by hurricane force winds. The Village had to rent equipment to help with the collection and removal of debris, which consisted of about 2,500 tons of construction and demolition debris as well as nearly 1,600 tons of vegetative debris. The clean-up effort was completed by the Village’s workforce for both types of debris.
Paul Rodriguez, a sophomore at St. Anthony's High School, has joined Senator Phil Boyle in his effort to provide the victims of Superstorm Sandy with badly needed supplies. Paul collected donations from his Islip Terrace neighborhood and delivered them to Senator Boyle's office where a local drive continues through April 5th.
"I appreciate the tremendous support given by Paul Rodriguez and so many others who have generously donated to our effort," Senator Boyle said. "Our goal is to provide as much help as we can to the people still suffering from the devastating effects of Sandy."
Senator Phil Boyle today announced the introduction of the Secure our Schools Act, legislation directing the New York State Education Department and the New York State Board of Elections to deliver a joint proposal that mitigates risk factors associated with the public’s access to schools that are also polling places. The bill requires that the joint proposal be delivered to the State Legislature and the Governor within six months of the law’s enactment. Senator Boyle made the announcement at the Forest Avenue Elementary School in West Babylon and was joined by West Babylon Superintendent of Schools Anthony Cacciola, West Babylon School Board President Diane Thiel and several concerned parents.
Over $100,000 in FEMA-Approved Funds To Brightwaters for Superstorm Sandy Clean-Up Costs
New York State has provided $118,954 to the Village of Brightwaters in Suffolk County for reimbursement of costs incurred by the Town following the impact of Superstorm Sandy. The Village of Brightwaters experienced severely damaged trees and other vegetation, leaving approximately 1,821 cubic yards of debris on village roads and right of ways. The Village responded by combining village personnel, equipment and some outside contracts. Contracts were used for debris clean-up, tree removal, garbage and landscape removal and movement of debris to disposal location.
Calls for public hearings to enhance safety and protect Constitutional RightsAlbany, New York – Senator Phil Boyle today cosponsored legislation (S.3948) to repeal and replace the NY Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act (NY SAFE Act). The New York SAFE Act was signed into law last month after Governor Cuomo issued a message of necessity leading to an immediate vote by the State Legislature, bypassing the traditional three-day waiting period.
The New York League of Conservation Voters, which works to make environmental sustainability a top political and policy priority in New York State, has named Senator Phil Boyle to a list of the state’s most promising new environmental leaders.
Senator Boyle represents the 4th District on the South Shore of Long Island, spanning from Bohemia, to Islip, Babylon, Deer Park, Brentwood, parts of Fire Island and Gilgo State Park.
NYLCV’s New Generation 2013 list encompasses 13 lawmakers who were recently elected to the New York State Legislature. Working in conjunction with the leadership of both houses and political parties, these up-and-coming leaders promise to be a driving force for clean air, safe drinking water, renewable energy and community resilience this year.
Life-saving “Breast Density Information” law that will help in the fight against breast cancer is now in effect in New York State.
The new law (Chapter 265), which unanimously passed both the Assembly and the Senate, is the most comprehensive breast density law in the country. It is designed to improve the early detection of breast cancer by informing women of their breast density and encouraging them to discuss with their physicians the potential benefits of additional screening tests.
Babylon, NY -- Senator Phil Boyle (R-East Islip) introduced legislation that would amend New York's Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement (SAFE) Act, which was signed into law by Governor Cuomo on Tuesday. The amendment would allow exemptions for retired law enforcement officers and is the first proposed amendment to the one-day old gun control law. “I voted for this law because it increased penalties on crimes committed with guns,” said Senator Boyle. “In the coming weeks, I will be offering a series of amendments to protect the Second Amendment rights of legal gun owners and to strengthen the law’s stated intent of protecting our children and neighbors.”