News From the New York StateSenator Shirley L. Huntley
For Immediate Release: October 30, 2009
Contact: Antonio Rodriguez | email@example.com| (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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
(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.
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.
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.
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.
(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.
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.