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News From New York StateSenator Shirley L. HuntleyFor Immediate Release: March 2, 2012Contact: Antonio Rodriguez | arodrigu@nysenate.gov |(518) 455-3531

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Senator Huntley Passes Legislation Prohibiting Disruption During a Funeral Procession

Law making it illegal for a drive of motor vehicle to interfere with a funeral procession

March 2, 2012
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2/29/2012: Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Public Hearing

Topic: To solicit information on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in veterans returning from combat.

POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER

According to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that occurs after a  person has experienced a traumatic event. A traumatic event is a horrible, scary, or life threatening event that a person experiences personally. It is common for US military personnel and veterans to experience PTSD symptoms. These symptoms may include:

March 1, 2012
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March 7, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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Navigating the New York City Educational System

 

PA/PTA Executive Board Members, Parents and Community Residentslocated in the 10th Senatorial District are welcome to attend

Date: Friday, March 9, 2012

Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Location: August Martin High School   156-10 Baisley Boulevard   Jamaica, New York 11434

 

March 9, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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2/18/2012: 41st Annual NYS Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Caucus

(Albany, New York) On Saturday February 18th, Senator Shirley L. Huntley (D-Jamaica) had the opportunity to address and meet with youth who came to Albany to be part of the Annual Youth Summit at the Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic, and Asian Caucus. Close to 50% of the youth traveled from Queens, and the event has become increasingly popular over the years. Senator Huntley has made it a priority to attend this Summit and speak with youth on a myriad of issues such as education, bullying, and youth employment. “We must empower our youth and provide them with resources and confidence to fulfill their goals and achieve their dreams,” said Senator Huntley.

February 18, 2012
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2/14/2012: NYS Legislative Joint Budget Hearing on Mental Hygiene

 

(Albany, New York) - On February 14, 2012 the New York State Senate held the Mental Hygiene budget hearing based on the Governor’s budget proposal. Testimony was heard from a myriad of individuals and organizations regarding the overall budget of Mental Hygiene, as well as specific provisions and actions within it.  The Office  of People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD), Office of Mental Health (OMH), and Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) all received increases of 1% or less in their respective budgets. Yet, one of the main discussions during the hearing was about the closure of Kingsborough Psychiatric Center in Brooklyn.

February 17, 2012
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Increase Penaltties for Sale of Drugs

News From New York StateSenator Shirley L. HuntleyFor Immediate Release: February 16, 2012Contact: Antonio Rodriguez | arodrigu@nysenate.gov | (518) 455-3531

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Senator Shirley L. Huntley Passes Legislation to Better Protect Minors from Drug Abuse

Law would increase penalty for criminal sale of control substance to minors under age of 14

February 16, 2012
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2/14/2012: Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Budget Hearing

News From New York StateSenator Shirley L. HuntleyFor Immediate Release: February 14, 2012Contact: Bryant G. Gaspard | gaspard@nysenate.gov | (518) 455-3531

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February 14, 2012
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2/14/2012: Caucus Members meet with NYCHA Chairman John B. Rhea

On Tuesday, February 14, 2012, Senator Shirley L. Huntley (D-Jamaica) as well as members of the Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Caucus met with New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) Chairman John B. Rhea. Chairman Rhea explained the need for legislative leaders and NYCHA to work closely together to maximize the resources available to NYCHA for delivery of services to thousands of families in New York City. He stated that New York State and New York City had to put forth the effort and commitment of helping to fund NYCHA, or the federal Housing and Urban Development (HUD)agency would not put forth funding to NYCHA projects..

February 14, 2012
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2/11/2012: Send a Female Veteran a Valentine

News from New York StateSenator Shirley L. HuntleyFor Immediate Release: February 13, 2012Contact: Antonio Rodriguez |arodrigu@nysenate.gov |(518) 455-3531

Senator Huntley Encourages Everyone to Send a Female Veteran a Valentine

February 11, 2012
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2/10/2012: Appreciation Day Ceremony Breakfast

News From New York StateSenator Shirley L.

February 10, 2012
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Appreciation Day Ceremony Breakfast

Appreciation Day Ceremony Breakfast

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NYC Community Education Council #27, #28NYC Community District Council #29Parent Associations and Parent Teacher AssociationsExecutive Board Members

February 10, 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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1/18/2012: Seneca Nation of Indians visit Senator Huntley

Pictured from left to right:Robert Odawi Porter, President & CEOTravis Jimerson, Tribal Councillor and Legislative SpecialistRichard Nephew, Tribal Councillor

January 18, 2012
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Distinguished Professionals provide insight and advice at the August Martin High School 3rd Speaker’s Bureau Session

News From New York StateSenator Shirley L. HuntleyFor Immediate Release: January 13, 2012  Contact: Bryant G. Gaspard | gaspard@nysenate.gov | (518) 455-3531

Distinguished Professionals provide insight and advice at the August Martin High School 3rd Speaker’s Bureau Session

January 13, 2012
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