Senate Standing Committee on Alcoholism and Drug AbuseChair: Senator Phil BoylePublic Hearing: Heroin and Prescription Drug Epidemic on Long Island and its Impact on Long Island’s YouthPlace: Van Nostrand Theater, Suffolk County Community College, SagtikosArt and Science Building, Crooked Hill Road, Brentwood, New YorkTime: 11:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.Contact: Christine Geed (631) 665-2311Media Contact: Christine Geed (631) 665-2311ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY
August 29, 2013- It was a packed house on Wednesday night at the Hurricane Preparedness seminar hosted by Senator Phil Boyle at the Babylon Public Library. The seminar featured presentations by Rich Hoffman from News 12, Commissioner of NYS Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Services Jerome M. Hauer, Director of Emergency Services for the American Red Cross Elizabeth Barker, NYS Department of Financial Services Martin Schwartzman, and Commissioner of the Suffolk County of Emergency Management Thomas O’Hara. Their expertise covered a wide variety of areas so that all residents could have their questions and concerns addressed.
Date: Saturday, August 24, 2013 10 am - 2 pm Location: Shoprite of West Babylon 64 Route 109 West Babylon, NY 11704 Senator Boyle and Cadet Troop #2937 and Junior Troop #1230 will host a food drive at the Shoprite of West Babylon located at 64 Route 109. The event will be held on Saturday, August 24, 2013 from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. The non-perishable food items collected at the event will be distributed to those in need by Long Island Cares, Inc.
Prostate Cancer Screening Presented By Integrated Medical Foundation, Inc.
Senator Phil Boyle has partnered with Integrated Medical Foundation, Inc. to host a Prostate Cancer Screening event on Thursday, August 15, 2013 from 4 pm – 6 pm at the East Islip Fire Department on 30 East Main Street in East Islip.
Date: Saturday, August 3, 2013 8 am - 11 am Location: American Legion Post 94 22 Grove Place Babylon, NY 11702 Senator Boyle will be hosting a Veterans Appreciation Pancake Breakfast as a way to thank veterans for their dedication and commitment to protecting our country. Senator Boyle would like to take this opportunity to get to know veterans living in the area on a personal level and express his sincere appreciation for their services. The event will take place on Saturday, August 3, 2013 from 8 am – 11 am at American Legion Post 94 located at 22 Grove Place in Babylon.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed the Upstate NY Gaming Economic Development Act, a comprehensive new law that, pending approval of a referendum this fall, will establish four destination gaming resorts in Upstate New York and boost tourism and economic development in communities across the region. Under the casino gaming plan outlined in the new law, all localities in the state will share in increased education aid, or lower property taxes, no matter where the casinos are located.
Privatized Utility System Will Focus on High Performance under Strengthened State OversightGovernor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed legislation that dramatically revamps the electric utility on Long Island. The legislation privatizes utility operations on Long Island, improves customer service, including stabilizing rates and enhancing emergency response and preparation; reduces the cost of Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) debt; and implements tough state oversight for the new utility company. It also achieves savings to allow the new utility to seek a rate freeze for 2013, 2014 and 2015.
“Kerry Rose Fire Sprinkler Notification Act” Will Help Educate College Students About Fire Prevention and Safety after Tragic Fire at Off-Campus Housing Unit at Marist CollegeGovernor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed legislation that would require public and private colleges in New York State to provide written information on fire safety and sprinkler systems to students residing in college-owned or operated housing.
The Soldiers Project is hosting a free family fun day funded by the Knapp Swezey Foundation at Heckscher State Park on Sunday, July 28, 2013, from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm for military families residing in Suffolk County. This event promises a day of fun for all ages including food, music, games, and activities. If you’re interested in participating, please register your family to attend by June 30th, 2013.
Senator Phil Boyle, Chairman of the Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, is urging residents to shed their unused medications at a Shed The Meds event he is sponsoring on July 27th at the North Babylon Fire Department
By collecting and properly disposing of household prescriptions drugs, we can help to keep them out of the wrong hands. Doing so also keeps harmful materials from damaging our local waterways and water supply.
Drive up and drop off any expired or unwanted prescription medications. They will be safely disposed of by the Suffolk County Sheriff's Department who will be on hand for the collection.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed a bill that strengthens Leandra’s Law and provides new safeguards to keep drunken drivers off New York’s roads.Leandra’s Law, originally passed in 2009, imposed tough new penalties on persons who operate a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol with children in the vehicle. One of the law’s most notable provisions is the required installation of an ignition interlock device on vehicles owned, or operated, by a person convicted of alcohol-related offenses.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that new and increased fines for distracted driving violations, which includes texting-while-driving or using an electronic handheld device while driving, are effective today. These new fines were passed as part of the 2013-14 State Budget. They are part of the Governor’s continuing efforts to prevent distracted driving and make the state’s roads and highways safer for New Yorkers.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed legislation that will make it illegal to possess, sell, or distribute a shark fin in New York State. “Every year, an estimated 73 million sharks are killed to supply the growing global demand for their fins,” Governor Cuomo said. “Not only is the process inhumane, but it also affects the natural balance of the oceanic ecosystem. With this new law, New York will be doing its part to help preserve this important species and maintain a stable environment for them.”
West Islip, NY – Senator Phil Boyle (R-Bay Shore) hosted a Senior Scam Prevention Forum to inform seniors about the danger of scams and ways in which they can be prevented.
“Seniors are frequently targeted by con artists because they have nest eggs and excellent credit,” Senator Boyle said. “I am pleased to provide this opportunity for members of our community to learn ways to protect themselves and their loved ones from becoming victims of these types of crimes.”
Senator Boyle believes elected officials should be readily available to their constituents. That’s why one of the first things he’s done as a new State Senator is create a Skype One on One With Your Senator program to provide constituents the opportunity to meet with him to discuss concerns they have about government issues.