As the H1N1 flu outbreak has developed, it has caused concern among many New Yorkers. The New York State Senate has put together this information sheet to help understand the current situation and the response on all levels. Please see the attached document for further details.
In honor of Elder Law Day, State Senator Shirley L. Huntley will host a panel forum for the community on essential resources available to senior citizens. The panel will consist of representatives from various government agencies, including the Office of the New York State Attorney General, Community Enrichment & Education, NYS Consumer Protection Board, NYS Energy Research and Development Authority, and NYC Department of Consumer Affairs.
On the eve of Memorial Day, legislation will give firefighters legal protection when operating fire trucks Today, the New York State Senate unanimously passed legislation protecting firefighters from legal liability when operating fire trucks. The legislation closes a dubious loophole in state law that puts firefighters in legal jeopardy on a consistent basis.
Senate passes legislation to aid unemployed as tens of thousands face loss of benefits Today, State Senator Shirley Huntley announced that the New York State Senate passed critical legislation (S.4110-A) that will provide an additional 13 weeks of extended benefits to nearly 120,000 currently unemployed New Yorkers. This legislation comes at a time when our economy is struggling, as Senator Huntley and her colleagues in the Majority are working to turn the economy around and help people find new, fair paying jobs.
Newly-elected State Senator Shirley L. Huntley (D-Queens) today criticized the Majority-controlled Senate for once again failing to deliver on their promise of legislative reform. The Senate Minority Conference recently proposed changes to the Senate rules that would increase participation of rank-and-file members by recording each vote a Senator takes, providing equal resources and making it easier for Senators to get their legislation voted on.
9:30 AM: Senator Malcolm A. Smith, Senator Shirley Huntley, Senator Joseph Addabbo, Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer, Assemblywoman Michele Titus and Congressman Anthony Weiner along with elected Queens officials announce their successful efforts to save the Cross Bay Bridge Rockaway/Broad Channel Resident Rebate Program.
Location: North side of the Cross Bay Bridge (on the grassy area by Van Brunt Rd.)