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NYS Conference of Black Senators Unveiled their Signature Agenda

Today, the NYS Conference of Black Senators announced their support for the Signature Agenda of Legislative Issues that they wish to see passed before the end of this session. The members stressed the need for them to be brought to the floor quickly:

-Article 15-A : Senate Bill 1799, Sponsored by Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson

-Better School Act (School Governance): Senate Bill 5576, sponsored by Senator Kevin Parker

-Foreclosure: Senate Bill 4109A, sponsored by Senator Jeff Klein

June 2, 2009
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NYS Conference of Black Senators Unveil their Signature Agenda

The NYS Conference of Black Senators will be unveiling their Signature Agenda Issues that they would like to see passed before the end of this legislative session. They will discuss the following bills: Article 15-A, Better Schools Act, Foreclosure, The Repeal of Vacancy Decontrol, Healthy Teens Act, Child Sexual Abuse Reform Act, Property Tax Relief, NYS Fair Pay Act, Reproductive Health Act, Paid Family Leave Act, and Green Collar Jobs.

Where: The Red Room, Cap 328

June 2, 10:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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SENATE PASSES BILL PROTECTING NURSES

(Albany, NY) - On Tuesday, May 26, 2009, the New York State Senate unanimously passed Senate Bill 4018, introduced by Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson, Chairwoman of the Senate Standing Committee on Crime Victims, Crime and Corrections. This legislation would add registered nurses and licensed practical nurses when defining assault on emergency medical professionals. It would also provide for a Class C felony charge for those who cause physical injury to nurses who are performing their duties.

May 27, 2009
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NYS Conference of Black Senators 2009 Profile Directory

Click the PDF link  to view the full  2009 CBS Profile Directory.

File: 
NYS Conference of Black Senators 2009 Profile Directory2.pdf

May 27, 2009
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Senator Hassell-Thompson urges Colleagues and Staff to Combat Hunger in the Capital District

Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson invites colleagues and staff to combat hunger in the Capital Region by donating non-perishable goods to the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York.  

May 19, 2009
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SENATE PASSES BILL PROTECTING CHILD VICTIMS

(Albany, NY) - On Monday, May 18, 2009, the New York State Senate unanimously passed Senate Bill 3402, introduced by Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson, Chairwoman of the Senate Standing Committee on Crime Victims, Crime and Corrections. This legislation would allow for the New York State Crime Victims Board to compensate young victims for property damage, transportation to court and counseling. In previous years, the law stipulated that no compensation would be allowed for child victims unless they were physically harmed.

May 19, 2009
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Capital Region Food Drive

To benefit the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York

Tuesday, May 19, 20099:00 a.m.—3:00 p.m.Concourse Entrance of the Legislative Office BuildingAdditional drop off location- Room 612 LOB, through Friday, May 29, 2009 at 5:00 p.m.

May 19, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Senate Passes Bill to Extend The Bronx Zoo's One Free Day Admission Policy

(Albany, NY) - On Tuesday, April 28, 2009, the New York State Senate passed Senate Bill 3755, introduced by Majority Conference Chairwoman Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson and co-sponsored by Deputy Majority Leader Senator Jeff Klein. This legislation will allow the Bronx Zoo to continue to reserve at least one day each week as free admission day to the public for another three years.

May 6, 2009
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HUNDREDS TURN OUT FOR TOWN HALL MEETING ON ECONOMIC RECOVERY PACKAGE

Some two hundred people filled an auditorium at the College of New Rochelle to hear details on federal economic recovery spending dedicated to New York State.

May 6, 2009
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Hip-Hop Summit Youth Council Attends Historic Signing of Rockefeller Drug Law Reform

Ceremony was attended by Governor Paterson, Russell Simmons, NY State Assembly Leader Sheldon Silver, Assemblyman Jeffrion Aubry, Congressman Charles Rangel, Queens Borough President Helen Marshall, Assemblywoman Vivian Cook, Senator Eric Schneiderman, Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson, Senator Hiram Monserrat, Councilman Tom White and a host of others.

 

May 6, 2009
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April 29, 2009
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Senator Hassell-Thompson on Women's History Month

Standups 03/11/09: Senator Hassell-Thompson on Women's History Month

April 28, 2009
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Senator Hassell-Thompson Attends Historic Signing of Rockefeller Drug Law Reform

Randy Fisher, Executive Director of the Hip-Hop Summit Youth Council; Senator Eric Schneiderman; Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson; and Charles Fisher, President of the Hip-Hop Summit Youth Council of Queens and Harlem.

April 24, 2009
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NYSNA Lobby Day

Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson, NYSNA CEO Tina Gerardi and nurses.

April 21, 2009
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Members of the Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus

Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson, Reverend Al Sharpton, Senate Majority Leader Malcolm Smith, Governor David Paterson and Members of the Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian

April 3, 2009
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April 1, 2009
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Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson Announces Three-Way Agreement to Reform Rockefeller Drug Laws

(Albany, NY)- Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson praised Governor David A. Paterson, and members of the Senate and the Assembly for the historic three-way agreement to the Rockefeller Drug Laws. The agreement eliminates the ineffective and outdated sentencing law and focuses on treatment rather than punishment to end the deadly cycle of drug addiction.

April 1, 2009
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Senator Hassell-Thompson in Ghana (07/2007)

The Akwamu Traditional Council in the Eastern Region of Ghana enstooled Senator Hassell-Thompson as their Mpuntuhemaa (Queenmother for Development). Her enstoolment as Mpuntuhemaa was to bring development to the people of Akwamu, taking into high consideration, children's education and the area at large. Ms Hassell-Thompson was given the stool name Nana Addobea. The following are pictures of her visit, the official ceremony and the wonderful people she encountered while in Ghana. (July 2007)

March 31, 2009
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