Shirley L. Huntley's Press releases

Lung Cancer Awareness Month

News From the New York StateSenator Shirley L. Huntley

For Immediate Release: October 30, 2009

Contact: Antonio Rodriguez | arodrigu@senate.state.ny.us| (518) 455-3531

November Is Lung Cancer Awareness MonthSenator Shirley L. Huntley: It’s time to kick the habit

Resources are available to New Yorker’s who wish to quit smoking this month, which is recognized as Lung Cancer Awareness Month, said Senator Shirley L. Huntley (D-Jamaica).

Lung Cancer Awareness Month is a national initiative dedicated to bringing awareness to lung cancer issues such as support for cancer patients and survivors, as well as assistance for those who would like to stop smoking.

October 31, 2009
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Domestic Violence Awareness Month

For Immediate Release

OCTOBER IS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH

Senator Huntley: Say’s look out for yourself and loved ones; help is out there.

October 8, 2009
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National Disability Employment Awareness Month

For Immediate Release

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Senator Huntley: “Every person, no matter their background, can contribute to our society.”

September 30, 2009
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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

For Immediate Release

Senator Shirley L. Huntley Reminds New Yorkers that October is

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Early Detection is Key to Breast Cancer Survival

Recognizing October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Senator Huntley (D-Jamaica) reminded New Yorkers how important it is to take the time to schedule their annual mammogram.

September 30, 2009
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Hospital Closure Planning Act

For Immediate Release: Thursday, September 10, 2009

SENATOR SHIRLEY L. HUNTLEY ANNOUNCES THE PASSAGE OF LEGISLATION THAT ENACTS THE HOSPITAL CLOSURE PLANNING ACT

Legislation requires commissioner of health to hold a hearing within 30 days on the impact a hospital closure would have on its service area

September 9, 2009
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'Count Me In' - Census 2010

For Immediate Release

Contact: Patricia Savage (718) 962-5023

Neighbors Begin Census Process in Queens 10th Senatorial District

‘Count Me In’ to Make Sure Our Community Gets its Fair Share

August 31, 2009
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8/31/2009: Economic Revitalization Plan

SENATOR HUNTLEY ANNOUNCES THAT “MAIN STREET” DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM BECOMES LAW

State Senator Shirley L. Huntley announced today that a significant State Senate economic development initiative to revitalize cities, towns and villages across the state has been signed into law by Governor Paterson.

August 30, 2009
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8/25/2009: Youth Detention Facilities

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  TUESDAY, AUGUST 25, 2009

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August 24, 2009
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8/06/2009: Senate Passes NYC School Governance Legislation

“As a State Senator I was given a mandate from my district to ensure

their concerns are heard and they are afforded a seat at the table

when it comes to the education of the city’s 1.1 million school

children,” said Senator Shirley Huntley, School Governance Task Force

co-chair. “I am pleased key amendments included in the school

governance bill will increase the accountability and transparency of

the city’s education system, and more importantly increase parental

involvement

August 5, 2009
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Open Letter To Recent Senates Events

 

Dear Constituents,

The events that have transpired in Albany since June 8th, has caused confusion, anger, and frustration among all of those who have been involved. The grab for power has caused critical legislation that would help our community as well as New York State, come to a standstill. Yet, I want to assure you that I am working in earnest to resolve this issue with my senate colleagues. For those of you who reside in my 10th Senatorial District, who may not know the full details of what occurred, I will try to convey to you what has taken place.

June 18, 2009
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Senate Insurance Committee Votes to Extend COBRA Benefits

Extends Health Insurance Coverage From 18 to 36 Months.

(Albany, NY)-Today Senator Shirley L. Huntley (D- Jamaica) announced that the New York State Senate  passed S.5471 through the Insurance Committee,  legislation that will protect workers who have lost their jobs in today’s economic downturn by ensuring that their health insurance coverage is extended from 18 to 36 months.

June 2, 2009
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Senate Ups Property Tax Breaks For Cold War Veterans

Measure equalizes vet tax break & extends it to co-op apartments

Cold War veterans will be eligible for the same property tax breaks as veterans of foreign wars under legislation the state Senate approved Monday.

The measure, sponsored by Senator Joseph Addabbo (D-Queens), lets towns and cities offer higher property tax exemptions to Cold War veterans, bringing them in line with the tax breaks offered to other vets.  It also covers veterans in owner-occupied co-op apartments as well.    

June 2, 2009
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Senate Votes To Protect Subcontractor/Supplier Rights

Law closes contingent payment clause loophole.

(Albany, NY)-Today Senator Shirley L. Huntley (D-Jamaica) announced that the New York State Senate passed (S. 800 Breslin), legislation that will close a loophole contractors used to avoid payments to their subcontractors and material suppliers until they were paid. Under the previous law, contractors were able to avoid payments by invoking a contingent payment clause with the subcontractors and material suppliers.

June 2, 2009
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Legislation to Amend HIV Testing

News From theNew York State Senator Shirley L. Huntley

For Immediate Release: May 27, 2009

Contact: Monica Pringle| (718) 523-3069| pringle@senate.state.ny.usSelvena N. Brooks | (212) 298-5616 | sbrooks@senate.state.ny.us

Senator Huntley and Assemblywoman Robinson Urge Support of Legislation to Amend HIV Testing (A. 7757/S. 4484)

May 26, 2009
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Senator Huntley Hosts Community Elder Law Day Forum

In honor of Elder Law Day, State Senator Shirley L. Huntley will host a panel forum for the community on essential resources available to senior citizens. The panel will consist of representatives from various government agencies, including the Office of the New York State Attorney General, Community Enrichment & Education, NYS Consumer Protection Board, NYS Energy Research and Development Authority, and NYC Department of Consumer Affairs.  

May 20, 2009
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State Senator Shirley L. Huntley Announce Passage of Crucial Legislation That Protects Firefighters

On the eve of Memorial Day, legislation will give firefighters legal protection when operating fire trucks Today, the New York State Senate unanimously passed legislation protecting firefighters from legal liability when operating fire trucks. The legislation closes a dubious loophole in state law that puts firefighters in legal jeopardy on a consistent basis.   

May 19, 2009
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Senator Huntley Helps Protect Unemployed New Yorkers

Senate passes legislation to aid unemployed as tens of thousands face loss of benefits Today, State Senator Shirley Huntley announced that the New York State Senate passed critical legislation (S.4110-A) that will provide an additional 13 weeks of extended benefits to nearly 120,000 currently unemployed New Yorkers.   This legislation comes at a time when our economy is struggling, as Senator Huntley and her colleagues in the Majority are working to turn the economy around and help people find new, fair paying jobs. 

May 18, 2009
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Senate Majority Leader Malcolm A. Smith, Senator Shirley L. Huntley & Assemblywoman Audrey L. Pheffer join Queens Elected Officials to Announce the saving of The Cross Bay bridge Rockaway/Broad Channel Resident Rebate Program

(New York, NY)- Senate Majority Leader Malcolm A. Smith, Senator Shirley L. Huntley and Assemblywoman Audrey I. Pheffer, joined by other Queens elected officials, civic associations and community leaders will announce their successful efforts to save the Cross Bay Bridge Rockaway/Broad Channel Resident Rebate Program, preventing nearly 100,000 local residents from facing the only intra-borough toll in the state.

May 14, 2009
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3/31/2009: NYS State Senate Honors Brooklyn Artist Lynn Nottage

On the final day of National Women’s History Month 2009, NYS Senator Velamanette Montgomery (D-Brooklyn) and her Senate Colleagues honored Brooklyn playwright, Lynn Nottage, for her outstanding contributions to the arts in New York.

March 30, 2009
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