For Immediate Release: September 24, 2010Contacts: Antonio Rodriguez (Huntley) | (518) 455-3531Jane Carey (Lancman) | (718) 820-0241
"Hospital Closure Planning Act" Sent to Governor's Desk for Signature
Bill Requires State To Address Impact Of Hospital Closings On Communities
Elected officials from across the City today urged Governor Paterson to sign the "Hospital Closure Planning Act" (A.10748A/S.7483A). The charge was led at a press conference this afternoon with the bill's sponsors, Assemblyman Rory Lancman (D-Queens) and Senator Shirley L. Huntley (D-Jamaica).
(Albany, NY) The Senate Democratic Majority announced and celebrated the passage of the landmark ‘Dignity for All Students Act’ (S. 1987B) today at 11:30 AM.
The most comprehensive legislation against harassment in schools to date, the ‘Dignity for All Students Act’ will help reduce the incidences on bullying amongst New York’s youth. This legislation had been stalled in the Senate for several years prior to Democratic leadership.
“Domestic Violence should never happen nor be tolerated by any person or society. Anyone can be a victim at anytime and it often isn't taken seriously until the situation culminates into violence. Domestic violence is often preceded by verbal, psychological, and emotional abuse these of which can leave lasting scars and damages in a person’s life,” said Senator Huntley. She continued, “Most of all children who are subject to these heinous cowardly acts can suffer the most hurtful consequence.
The Senate Democratic Majority passed groundbreaking legislation to protect children with autism, setting the bar for a new national standard for treatment and services. The legislation (S7000B/Breslin) requires early intervention screening, diagnosis and treatment for autism spectrum disorders, saving families facing autism thousands of dollars a year.
Sweeping Legislation Improves Services For People With Disabilities,
Puts An End To Discriminatory Practices
The Senate Democratic Majority announced the passage of a comprehensive 9-point package of legislation providing New Yorkers with disabilities expanded access to polling places, transportation and medical equipment, as well outlawing discriminatory practices in employment, housing and public services.
LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION urging the New York State Congressional delegation to direct the Veterans Administration to build a full service veterans hospital on the grounds of the St. Albans Veterans Facility, St. Albans, New York
WHEREAS, St. Albans Veterans Facility opened in 1943 as the St. Albans Naval Hospital; and
WHEREAS, It was turned over to the United States Veterans Adminis tration (VA) in 1974; currently, the VA is looking to modernize the St. Albans facility; and
LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION memorializing Governor David A. Paterson to proclaim April 28, 2010, as West Point Day in New York State
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to celebrate the establishment of the United States Military Academy at West Point and to call upon Governor David A. Paterson to proclaim April 28, 2010 as West Point Day in the State of New York; and
Last month New York State Senator Shirley L. Huntley (Chair of Senate Committee on Cities) help pass legislation that was signed by Governor Patterson necessary to approve the sale of the housing developments to the entity managed by New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA). On April 1, 2010, Senator Huntley held a “Helping Residents Feel at Home” Town Hall Meeting at South Jamaica Houses to address their issues and concerns. This meeting conducted by Senator Shirley L.