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Press Release - Senator Larkin Hosts Heroin Task Force Forum in Newburgh

SENATOR LARKIN TO HOLD FORUM ON HEROIN AND OPIOID ADDICTION ON MAY 15th IN NEWBURGH

            Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) today announced that the Hudson Valley regional forum of the Joint Senate Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction will be held on Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at the Newburgh Armory Unity Center in Newburgh, New York. 

May 19, 2014
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Senator Boyle Honors West Islip Resident

On Tuesday, May 13th, Senator Phil Boyle honored Andrea Curran of West Islip at the New York State Senate’s 17th Annual Women of Distinction celebration in Albany. The Women of Distinction event is a time to honor outstanding women whose contributions have enriched the quality of life in communities across New York State.    

May 19, 2014
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Press Release - Senator Bonacic Hosts Heroin Task Force Forum in Monticello

Senator Bonacic To Host NYS Senate Task Force Forum on Heroin and Opioid Addiction 

Representatives from local law enforcement, health, and

treatment and recovery to participate 

May 9, 2014 at the Sullivan Government Center

May 19, 2014
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Press Release - Senator Nozzolio Hosts Roundtable Discussion on Heroin and Opioid Addiction

SENATOR MIKE NOZZOLIO HOLDS ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION ON HEROIN AND OPIOID ADDICTION ON MAY 8th IN CAYUGA COUNTY

As Vice Co-Chairman of the Senate Heroin and Opioid Addiction Task Force, Senator Mike Nozzolio will be holding a roundtable discussion on Thursday, May 8th in Cayuga County to discuss the rising epidemic of heroin abuse in our local communities.  The Task Force will use the information obtained in these discussions to strengthen our criminal justice laws and develop recommendations on ways to address this critically important issue.

May 14, 2014
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PRESS RELEASE - SENATORS LANZA & SAVINO HOLD STATEN ISLAND FORUM ON HEROIN AND OPIOID ADDICTION

 SENATORS ANDREW LANZA & DIANE SAVINO HOLD STATEN ISLAND FORUM ON HEROIN AND OPIOID ADDICTION

Senators Andrew Lanza and Diane Savino today held the Staten Island regional forum of the Joint Senate Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction at the Joan and Alan Bernikow Jewish Community Center of Staten Island.

May 14, 2014
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Press Advisory - Senator Golden and Senator Felder Co-Host NYC Roundtable on Heroin and Opioid Addiction

STATE SENATE TASK FORCE SETS NYC ROUNDTABLE ON HEROIN AND PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSE

          Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), will join Senator Simcha Felder (D-C, Brooklyn) in co-hosting a New York State Senate Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction on Thursday, May 1, 2014 starting at 9:30 a.m. in the Senate Hearing Room on the 19th Floor at 250 Broadway, Manhattan.

May 13, 2014
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Press Advisory - Senator Seward to Hold Public Forum on Heroin Abuse

SEWARD TO HOLD PUBLIC FORUM ON HEROIN ABUSE

Testimony from local stakeholders, community members will help guide state policy

ONEONTA, 04/14/14 -- State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I – Oneonta) today announced that he will be hosting the Joint Senate Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction on Monday, April 28 in Oneonta.  The forum is one of twelve being held statewide to solicit local input on the rise in use of heroin and other opioids in New York State and develop recommendations for treating and preventing addiction.

May 12, 2014
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Press Release - Senator Ritchie Hosts Heroin Task Force Forum

STORIES OF LOSS, SOLUTIONS FOR FIGHTING BACK SHARED AT RITCHIE HEROIN ABUSE FORUM

More than a dozen individuals including reformed addicts, treatment experts and law enforcement officials from Central and Northern New York shared experiences and solutions for fighting back against heroin abuse at Senator Ritchie’s forum on heroin and opioid addiction, held Friday in Watertown.

The forum was one of 13 being held across New York by a bipartisan task force—which Senator Ritchie serves on—created to solicit input on the rise in the use of heroin and opioids, and find solutions for treating and preventing addiction and its consequences. 

May 12, 2014
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Press Release - Senator Betty Little Hosts Plattsburg Heroin Task Force Forum

SENATE TASK FORCE SEEKS ANSWERS TO ADDRESS HEROIN, OPIOID ABUSE

Senator Betty Little and Senator Phil Boyle, chair of the NYS Senate Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction, will cohost a public hearing in Plattsburgh on Friday, April 25 to solicit input from local stakeholders about effective ways to combat the growing problem of heroin and opioid abuse. 

The event is scheduled for Friday, April 25, 10 am to 12:30 pm at the Clinton County Government Center, 2nd Floor legislative chambers located at 137 Margaret Street.

May 12, 2014
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Press Release - Senator Ball's Heroin Forum and Narcan Overdose Training

NEARLY 200 ATTEND SENATOR BALL’S HEROIN ROUNDTABLE & NARCAN OVERDOSE TRAINING

Carmel, N.Y. – 04/25/2014 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) hosted a Homeland Security Drug Crisis Roundtable in conjunction with the Senate Joint Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction on Thursday evening at the Paladin Center Tactical Training Facility in Carmel, NY.

May 12, 2014
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Press Release - Senator Marchione Hosts Community Forum on Heroin and Opioid Addiction

Senator Kathy Marchione hosts free community forum at Hudson Valley Community College focused on building community-based solutions to overcome heroin and opioid abuse, addiction  

Community forum drew strong attendance and featured an expert panel that represented law enforcement, addiction recovery and treatment specialists, educators, health care professionals and elected officials

May 9, 2014
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Press Release - Senator Griffo Hosts Heroin Task Force Forum in Utica

  SENATOR GRIFFO TO HOLD APRIL 15 FORUM ON HEROIN AND OPIOID ADDICTION IN UTICA UTICA - Senator Joseph A. Griffo today announced he will be hosting the Joint Senate Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction in Utica from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the State Office Building, 207 Genesee St. The forum is one of 12 being held throughout the state by the bipartisan task force created to solicit input on the rise in the use of heroin and other opioids in New York and to develop legislative recommendations for treating and preventing addiction and its consequences. The event is free and the public is encouraged to attend. The forum will include members of the task force, experts in the fields of

May 9, 2014
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Press Release for Senator Joseph E. Robach Heroin Task Force Forum

Senator Robach & NYS Senate Majority Coalition to Host Forum on

Heroin and Opioid Addiction

Task Force Seeking Addiction Prevention & Treatment Experts to Testify at Forum 

New York State Senator Joseph Robach and the members of the Senate Majority Coalition announced today that they will be hosting a public forum on heroin and opioid addiction on Tuesday, April 15 from 10:00 a.m. – Noon. This hearing will be held at the Monroe County Office Building Legislative Chambers (4th floor, Rm. 406), 39 West Main Street, Rochester, NY 14614.

May 9, 2014
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SENATE TASK FORCE ON HEROIN AND OPIOID ADDICTION ANNOUNCE 12 FORUMS TO BE HELD STATEWIDE

JOINT SENATE TASK FORCE ON HEROIN AND OPIOID ADDICTION            ANNOUNCES SCHEDULE FOR 12 FORUMS TO BE HELD STATEWIDE              First Forum in Brentwood on Tuesday, April 8th to                 Examine Addiction Treatment and Prevention         The New York State Senate Majority Coalition today announced the schedule for the Joint Senate Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction.         Twelve forums will be held statewide to solicit input on the rise in the use of heroin and opioids and to develop legislative recommendations

April 4, 2014
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SENATE MAJORITY COALITION ANNOUNCES JOINT TASK FORCE ON HEROIN AND OPIOID ADDICTION

                 SENATE MAJORITY COALITION ANNOUNCES      JOINT TASK FORCE ON HEROIN AND OPIOID ADDICTION      Panel Will Develop Recommendations to Prevent and Treat Addiction                                        and Its Related Crimes         Senate Majority Coalition Co-Leaders Dean Skelos and Jeffrey Klein today announced the creation of the Senate Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction to examine the rise in use of heroin and other opioids in New York State and develop recommendations for treating and preventing

March 17, 2014
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Student Focus Group on the Common Core

Senator Boyle Hears Students Thoughts on Common Core

Middle and High School Students gather to discuss Common Core Curriculum

March 11, 2014
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Press Release: Senator Phil Boyle Honored 12 for Black History Month

Senator Phil Boyle Honored 12 for Black History Month

Residents celebrated for their work serving the community

February 28, 2014 - Bay Shore, NY:  New York State Senator Phil Boyle takes great pride in the cultural diversity of the 4th Senatorial District.  In honor of Black Month, Senator Boyle hosted his 2nd Annual Awards Ceremony and Celebration on Thursday, February 27th, at the Bay Shore Brightwaters Public Library. The Senator acknowledged twelve well-deserved African-American residents from the Towns of Babylon and Islip with special awards for their service to the community. 

This year’s Honorees include: 

March 3, 2014
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Proposed Legislation to Create Guidelines for Treatment of Abuse Victims

Senator Phil Boyle sponsors bill to avoid re-traumatization of sexual assault victims by sharing treatment sessions with offenders 

February 2, 2014 - Albany, NY:  In an effort to provide a safe and non-threatening outpatient treatment environment for sexual abuse victims, Senator Phil Boyle is sponsoring “Victim Safe Treatment” Bill (S.4251).  The primary purpose of this bill is to create guidelines and procedures that prevent additional victimization of sexual offense victims while receiving mental health or chemical dependence treatment.

February 4, 2014
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Sanctions Being Tightened for Animal Cruelty

Senator Phil Boyle sponsors bill to protect animals state-wide

 January 14, 2014 - Bay Shore, NY: Senator Phil Boyle has joined with Senator Doug Valesky (D-Oneida)  as the new sponsor on State Senate Bill S.6261, the Consolidated Animal Cruelty Bill. This legislation would promote sound enforcement and consistent interpretation of animal crimes by members of law enforcement and the court system.

January 23, 2014
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Senator Phil Boyle Urges Delay of Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act

Washington policy riddled with inequities and lacks proper impact research 

December 10, 2013 - Bay Shore, NY - Citing the disastrous financial impact it would have on middle-class families’ home values, Senator Phil Boyle is urging Washington lawmakers to delay the implementation of the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act.

“If allowed to be fully implemented, this Federal law would destroy many of my constituents’ home values,” said Boyle. “As many Sandy victims are just getting back into their homes, now is not the time to hit them with a punishing increase in their flood insurance rates." 

December 10, 2013
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