Shirley L. Huntley's Press releases

Dignity For All Students Act

News From New York StateSenator Shirley L. HuntleyFor Immediate Release: September 9, 2010Media Contact: Lisa King │(404)587-4496 │lisaking530@gmail.com

 

Landmark “Dignity for All Students Act” Signed Into Law Law prevents discrimination and harassment against students on school grounds

(Jamaica, NY) Senator Shirley L. Huntley (D-Jamaica) announced the signing into law of legislation (S. 1987B) that would keep children from facing harassment and abuse at school.

The goal of the ‘Dignity for all Students Act’ is to provide all students with a safe and nurturing school environment conducive to learning by putting an end to harassment and discrimination based on, but not limited to, race, color, weight, national origin, ethnic group, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender, or sex.

September 8, 2010
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Do Not Call

News From New York StateSenator Shirley L. HuntleyFor Immediate ReleaseMedia Contact: Lisa King │404.587.4496 │lisaking530@gmail.com

Senate Bill Protecting Consumers from Telemarketers Signed into Law Senator Shirley L. Huntley: ‘Do Not Call’ law just got stronger

(Jamaica, NY) Senator Shirley L. Huntley (D-Jamaica) announced that a new law guaranteeing consumers greater protection (S.6034) from annoying telemarketers has been signed into law. The Senate’s new law further reduces unwanted telemarketing calls by restricting them to the hours of 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and requiring greater disclosure by companies to protect consumers from deceptive marketing practices.

August 31, 2010
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College Preparation

News From New York StateSenator Shirley L. HuntleyFor Immediate Release: August 24, 2010Contact: Ami Shah | shah@senate.state.ny.us | (518) 455-3531

Senator Huntley Encourages Proper Planning for College Life

As the summer months come to a close, many young New Yorkers are heading off to college. This process can be intense and confusing, which is why Senator Shirley L. Huntley (D-Jamaica) encourages students and parents to take the time to make sure everything is in order at the start of the semester, including books, proper financial planning and living situation and expenses, among other concerns which can be more troublesome if left to deal with later on.

August 24, 2010
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Broad Channel Volunteer Fire Department and Ambulance Corps.

News From New York StateSenator Shirley L. HuntleyFor Immediate Release: August 18, 2010Contact: Antonio Rodriguez | arodrigu@senate.state.ny.us | (518) 455-3531

Senate bill Signed into law which Provides for the Construction of Facilities   for Broad Channel Volunteer Fire Department and Ambulance Corps

Senator Shirley L. Huntley (D-Jamaica) announced a new amendment (S. 8060) to the public authorities law which provides new facilities for Broad Channel volunteers. Under the Senate’s new law, Broad Channel Volunteer Fire Department and Ambulance Corps are now permitted to proceed with construction of new capital facilities for their not-for-profit corporation. The bill is now currently in effect.

August 17, 2010
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Foreclosures

News From New York State

Senator Shirley L. Huntley

For Immediate Release: August 17, 2010

Contact: Ami Shah | shah@senate.state.ny.us | (518) 455-3531

Senate Bill Guaranteeing Protections for Tenants of Foreclosed Buildings Signed into Law

Senator Huntley: Prior Law Allowed Tenants to be Forced from Homes

without Notice

August 16, 2010
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Senator Huntley To Address Baisley Houses Complaints

News From Senator Shirley L. Huntley

For Immediate Release: August 6, 2010

Contact: Lisa King | lisaking530@gmail.com | (518) 455-2415

**Media Advisory**

SENATOR SHIRLEY L. HUNTLEY TO ADDRESS BAISLEY HOUSES COMPLAINTS

Calling on NYCHA to Take Action

(D-Jamaica) Senator Shirley L. Huntley will join the tenants of Baisley Houses in a press conference urging the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) to take action on long-stalled maintenance issues as a follow up to May 19, 2010 Town Hall meeting..

August 5, 2010
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Retail Report

News From Senator Shirley L. Huntley

For Immediate Release: August 3, 2010

Contact: Kevin M. Webb (518) 455-3531 (Huntley)

Diem Tran (917) 439-2965 (Squadron)

 

Senators Huntley and Squadron Release Senate Committee on Cities Report

To Help Local Businesses and Revitalize Retail Diversity

Small Retailers Vital to New York’s Economy, Culture

August 2, 2010
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Annual National Night Out

News From Senator Shirley L. HuntleyFor Immediate Release: July 29, 2010Contact: Ami Shah | shah@senate.state.ny.us | (518) 455-3531

Senator Huntley Encourages Participation in ‘National Night Out’

Tuesday, August 3rd is America’s Night Out Against Crime

In an effort to increase public awareness and encourage participation in local anticrime efforts, Senator Huntley (D-Jamaica) notes that Tuesday, August 3rd (between 7:00 pm and 10:00 pm) is National Night Out — “America’s Night Out Against Crime.” An event which is beneficial to all.

July 28, 2010
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Unclaimed Funds

News From Senator Shirley L. Huntley

For Immediate Release: July 22, 2010

Contact: Ami Shah | shah@senate.state.ny.us | (518) 455-3531

Senator Huntley: Does the State Owe You Money?

Hundreds of Millions Returned to New Yorkers Annually

(D-Jamaica) Senator Shirley L. Huntley announced today that New Yorkers are owed hundreds of millions of dollars in unclaimed funds from the State, and can get any money they are owed simply by calling the state Comptroller’s office or going online.

July 22, 2010
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Foreclosure Prevention

News From Senator Shirley L. HuntleyFor Immediate Release: July 8, 2010Contact: Ami Shah | shah@senate.state.ny.us | (518) 455-3531

Senate Moves To Empower Homeowners Facing ForeclosureLaw penalizes lenders who fail to engage in good-faithforeclosure settlement negotiations

Senator Shirley L. Huntley (D-Jamaica) along with the State Senate has passed legislation (S.7798A) empowering homeowners facing foreclosure to take action when lenders fail to meet their obligation of entering into good-faith settlement negotiations at “settlement conferences.”

July 7, 2010
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Midwives Act

News From Senator Shirley L. HuntleyFor Immediate Release: July 7, 2010Contact: Lisa King | cking@senate.state.ny.us |(518) 455-2415

Senator Huntley: Senate ‘Midwives’ Bill Gives WomenMore Health Care Choices

July 6, 2010
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Child Protection Act 2010

New From Senator Shirley L. HuntleyFor Immediate Release: July 6, 2010Contact: Ami Shah | shah@senate.state.ny.us | (518) 455-3531

SENATOR HUNTLEY KEEPING KIDS SAFE: MANDATESLIFE WITHOUT PAROLE FOR CHILD KILLERSChild Protection Act of 2010 Strengthens Penal Law,Establishes New Penalties for Murder & Rape of a Child

July 5, 2010
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Complete Streets/Smart Growth

News From Senator Shirley L. Huntley

For Immediate Release: June 24, 2010

Contact: Ami Shah | shah@senate.state.ny.us | (518) 455-3531

SENATE PASSES BLUEPRINT FOR A SMARTER

SAFER NEW YORK INFRASTRUCTURE

June 23, 2010
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Ian' law

News From Senator Shirley L. Huntley

For Immediate Release: June 23, 2010

Contact: Ami Shah | shah@senate.state.ny.us | (518) 455-3531

Senate Passes “Ian’s Law,” Curbing Insurance Industry Abuses

Stops insurers from discontinuing entire classes of policies

as pretext to dropping coverage

June 22, 2010
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6/17/2010: Seniors First

For Immediate Release: June 17, 2010

Contact: Ami Shah | shah@senate.state.ny.us | (518) 455-3531

SENIORS FIRST: SENATOR HUNTLEY ANNOUNCES LEGISLATIVE PACKAGE IMPROVING QUALITY OF LIFE FOR SENIORS

Sweeping Legislation Provides Better Access, Better Care

June 16, 2010
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Domestic Violence Survivors

For Immediate Release: June 17, 2010

Contact: Ami Shah | shah@senate.state.ny.us | (518) 455-3531

Senator Huntley Stands Together with Domestic Violence Survivors

Legislative package establishes stronger rights, strengthens services

June 16, 2010
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Protecting Volunteers from Employment Termination

For Immediate Release: May 26, 2010

Contact: Ami Shah | shah@senate.state.ny.us | (518) 455-3531

Senator Shirley L. Huntley Protects the Men and Women

Who Protect Our Communities

Employees cannot be terminated for volunteering time!

May 25, 2010
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Protecting New Yorkers Living with HIV or AIDS

News From New York State Senator Shirley L. Huntley

For Immediate Release: May 7, 2010Contact: Bryant G. Gaspard | gaspard@senate.state.ny.us | 518-455-3531

Senator Shirley L. Huntley Fights to ProtectNew Yorkers Living with HIV or AIDSLimits the percentage of household income towards shelter costs to 30-percent

May 6, 2010
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Earth Day 2010

For Immediate Release: April 22, 2010

Contact: Ami Shah | shah@senate.state.ny.us | 518-455-3531

APRIL 22nd IS EARTH DAY

Celebrate Earth Day and Protect New York

April 22, 2010
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Healthcare Coverage For Foster Children

For Immediate Release: April 23, 2010

Contact: Bryant G. Gaspard | gaspard@senate.state.ny.us | 518-455-3531

SENATOR SHIRLEY L. HUNTLEY HELPS IMPROVE HEALTH CARE COVERAGE FOR FOSTER CHILDREN

Study will monitor system to secure adequate health and behavior health services

April 22, 2010
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