(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.
News From the New York StateSenator Shirley L. Huntley
For Immediate Release: October 30, 2009
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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 Shirley L. Huntley along with Thersesa Price, CEO of the "BLACK COLLEGE EXPO" (5th from left) presented certificates to four of her summer Interns at the Black College Expo's reception honoring our "Future Leaders". The ceremony was held at the Jacob Javits Convention Center on Friday, October 23rd.
SUBJECT: The role of health insurance in the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorder.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this hearing is to (1) explore the health care needs of individuals with autism spectrum disorder and their families; (2) explore what health insurers, the federal government, state and local governments and educational institutions are doing to meet those needs; and (3) explore whether health insurers should be mandated to provide coverage for the screening, diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorder.
Senator Shirley L. Huntley (D-Jamaica) was clearly at home as she spoke in an open forum at the invitation of the community and 113th precinct located at 167-02 Baisley Boulevard. During the meeting she briefly explained her role in the New York State Senate and discussed several initiatives she has been working on. Some of the following intiatives are increasing the number of adult homes for the mentally and physically disabled and launching a "Wednesday Night Speak" where she speaks to community members about their concerns.