News From Senator Shirley L. HuntleyFor Immediate Release: July 8, 2010Contact: Ami Shah | firstname.lastname@example.org | (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.”
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(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.
Albany, NY) The Senate Democratic Majority has passed a package of 12 bills to address the causes and effects of domestic violence in New York. These bills will significantly enhance domestic violence survivors’ safety, improve state services available, and strengthen penalties against those who inflict the pain of domestic violence on others. Measures included in the Majority’s package will:
Increase penalties for witness tampering and repeat offenders of orders of protection.
Prohibit housing and employment discrimination of a survivor based on the violence they may have endured.
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.
Senator Huntley stood in solidarity with the community on Saturday, June 05, 2010, expressing to them that we must work as a group to gain control of our community(s). Senator Huntley is encouraged by the programs available to address violence and illegal guns; such as Mother’s Against Guns (MAG), founded by Elizabeth Bishop-Goldsmith and Cash for Guns Program. The Senator further expressed that it is our duty as elected officials to try and make our communities as safe as possible. Senator Huntley believes these programs are great initiatives to curbing violence and she will always be there to support the community in any way possible.