(S. 66008-Dilan/A. 40008-Weisenberg) The Child Passenger Protection Act was signed into law November 18, 2009 after both the New York State Senate and Assembly passed it unanimously during a Special Session. The bill also called Leandra’s Law, was named after Leandra Rosado who died at the age of 11 as a passenger in a vehicle driven by a drunk driver. Leandra’s father, Lenny Rosado was in attendance when the bill passed the Senate and when Governor Paterson officially signed the bill.
Thursday, July 23, 2009 @ 1:00pm, City Hall Steps: Senator Shirley L. Huntley a tireless advocate of education, speaks about her intent to ensure parents become a focal part of their child's education under Mayoral Control. She believes parents have the fundamental right to be a participant in their children's future and vocal members of the NYC Dept of Education.
Senator Huntley's remarks on the "Better Schools Act " (S. 5576 Parker) during a 2:00 am Session
TITLE OF BILL:
An act to amend the education law and the New York city charter, in relation to enacting the "better schools act"; expanding the duties of the city board and other officials of the city of New York, and the independent budget office; establishing procedures and policies for certain education related matters, and creating the center for parent and student service and empowerment
S. 3357 Onorato (Requires employers to give written notice of the rate of pay and the regular pay day upon hiring, and get written acknowledgment thereof from each employee; also requires notice of the rate of overtime pay)
Senator Shirley L. Huntley (D-Jamaica) and Senator Betty O'Little (R-Glen Falls) introduces a resolution in memory of Riverview IRA (Individual Residential Alternative) Group Home Tragedy in Wells, New York
Remarks from Senator Shirley L. Huntley, Chair (Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities)
Attendees: Diana Jones-Ritter, OMRDD Commissioner, Karen Carpenter-Palumbo, OASAS Commissioner (Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services) and Michael Hogan, Office of Mental Health Commissioner