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.
Senior Scam Prevention Forum In Conjunction With The NYS Department of State
To educate seniors about the increasingly common issue of scamming, Senator Boyle will be hosting a Senior Scam Prevention Forum in conjunction with the NYS Department of State to inform seniors about the danger of scams and ways in which they can be prevented. The Department Division of Consumer Protection will deliver a presentation about ways to avoid becoming the victim of a scam. According to the FBI, con artists are attracted to senior citizens because they have a “nest egg” – they tend to own their home, and/or to have excellent credit.
Thanks Participants And Community Businesses And Organizations For Their Contributions
Brentwood, NY – Senator Phil Boyle (R-Bay Shore) hosted his first annual 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament on July 13, 2013 from noon until 8:00 pm at the Brentwood Recreation Center, located at 99 3rd Avenue in Brentwood.
Senator Phil Boyle applauded the recipients of the Girl Scout Gold Award at the Council's Gold Award Ceremony on June 26, 2013 at Captain Bill's in Bay Shore.
"Those who have received the Gold Award and are being honored today are extraordinary young women recognized for their outstanding achievements," Senator Boyle said. "I am pleased to congratulate them for their dedication and am very proud of their service to our community."
The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest honor one can achieve in Girl Scouting. The young women who earn this award exemplify the values of leadership, character, and service that are at the heart of Girl Scouts.
Senator Boyle believes that elected officials should be readily available to their constituents. That’s why one of the first things he has done as a new State Senator is to create a "One on One With Your Senator" program. These meetings provide constituents the opportunity to meet one on one with Senator Boyle in their own neighborhood to discuss concerns they have about government issues.
If you need assistance with government services, have questions about government programs, or would like to express concerns about a particular issue, Senator Boyle invites you to share them with him when he visits your neighborhood.
New State Agency Will Implement the Toughest Standards and Practices in the Nation to Protect Over 1 Million New Yorkers with Special Needs and DisabilitiesGovernor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the opening of the Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs, a new state agency that will implement the toughest standards and practices in the nation to protect the special needs community from abuse and neglect. The Justice Center was created through legislation the Governor spearheaded last year to reform how the state cares for people with special needs. The agency will begin operations tomorrow, Sunday, June 30th.
Senator Phil Boyle Has Partnered With Cell Phones For Soldiers To Provide Troops With Free Calls Home Senator Phil Boyle and nonprofit Cell Phones for Soldiers Inc. are asking community residents to help troops call home by donating gently-used cellular phones. Although the military landscape is ever changing, as many as 290,000 troops are serving in the U.S. military overseas around the world. By donating to Cell Phones for Soldiers, community members can provide troops with that precious connection to loved ones back home.- On Saturday, June, 29, 2013, community members can bring their used cell phones to the American Legion Hall 94, 22 Grove Place in Babylon from 10:00AM until 1:00PM.