Elected Officials Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Protect Children from Toxic Chemicals
Child Safe Products ActWould Require New York to Report, and Ultimately Ban, Toxic Chemicals in Children’s Products
ALBANY, NY— Today, Sen. Phil Boyle (R-Bay Shore) and Assemblyman Steve Englebright (D-East Setauket) announced the introduction of a bill that would empower New York State to identify and phase out dangerous chemicals in products marketed to kids in New York.
L.I. Senators Push to Save Veterans Organizations Crumbling Structures
Senators Phil Boyle and Tom Croci Announce Legislation to make Veterans Organizations eligible for grants to save deteriorating facilities
Bay Shore, NY – As of September 2014, the US Department of Veteran Affairs estimates there are over 892,000 veterans in New York. Many of these veterans actively participate and depend on their local American Legion, AmVets or Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) posts. Veteran’s organizations serve active service members and veterans with numerous types of community outreach.
Residents get one-on-one time with the Senator and assistance in researching unclaimed funds.
July 7, 2014 - Bay Shore, NY: In an effort to remain readily available to his constituents and offer valuable information and resources when they become available, Senator Phil Boyle is once again bringing his
office directly to the residents of the 4th Senate District with his “One-on-One With Your Senator” and “Unclaimed Funds” Programs.
With the increased sensitivity that weather can have on a coastal region such as Long Island, the act of being prepared is crucial. That is why Senator Boyle is hosting a Hurricane/Disaster Preparedness Seminar on Wednesday, September 3rd from 6 PM to 8 PM.
Tuesday, August 5, 2014 – Bay Shore, NY - With conflicting reports over several months on how many beds are vacant, how many children are still on a waiting lists and inconsistent information over several departments closing within Sagamore, Senators are hosting a forum to elicit answers on the future of Sagamore Children’s Psychiatric Center in Dix Hills.
The Long Island Senate Delegation, along with the Office of Mental Health and representatives from Sagamore, are coming together to discuss all pending issues, answer any questions and come up with a comprehensive solution to keep every bed open at Sagamore.
Prohibits administering standardized tests to students in Pre-kindergarten through grade two.
Student’s Permanent Record
State assessment scores for grades three through eight may not be recorded on a student’s permanent record or official transcript and notices sent to parents providing test scores shall include a statement that the scores are for diagnostic purposes.
No school district can make any student promotion or placement decisions solely on the state-administered assessment tests for grades three through eight.
Test requirements for English language learners and students with disabilities
SENATOR CATHY YOUNG AND THE SENECA NATION OF INDIANS JOIN TOGETHER TO FIGHT HEROIN AND OPIOID ADDICTION Forum in Irving Tackles Addiction Treatment and Prevention IRVING - Make no mistake - the heroin and opioid epidemic has hit Western New York. Families across the state and nation have been devastated by the deadly effects of addiction, and communities in Chautauqua County, Cattaraugus County, the Seneca territories, and the entire surrounding region have not been exempt from the negative impact.
Senator Phil Boyle urges residents to properly dispose of unused medications
Monday, June 2, 2014 - Bay Shore, NY - Every day in the United States 2,500 youth, ages 12 to 17, abuse a prescription pain reliever for the first time. As the Chair of the Senate Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Committee, Senator Boyle believes it is imperative to bring this statistic down and stop the nation’s teens from using and exploring drugs and medications found around the home. That is why Senator Boyle is hosting two “Shed the Meds” events on Saturday, June 7th and Saturday, July 12th.
Senator Boyle joined with his fellow Senators for the Veteran’s Hall of Fame Celebration. Each year in Albany legislators take time to recognize outstanding Veterans from communities across the State. This year’s honoree from the Fourth Senate District was former Navy Petty Officer Third Class Armen Enkababian who served our country from 1966 to 1970. Petty Officer Enkababian received numerous awards and citations from the United States Navy in recognition of his outstanding service. Armen continues to serve our country through community involvement. Armen is known for his honesty, integrity and loyalty. He serves as post commander of the American Legion Post 94. He is also a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disabled American Veterans and Vietnam Veterans of America.