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Shirley L. Huntley

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Lung Cancer Awareness Month

News From the New York StateSenator Shirley L. Huntley

For Immediate Release: October 30, 2009

Contact: Antonio Rodriguez | arodrigu@senate.state.ny.us| (518) 455-3531

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.

October 31, 2009
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Domestic Violence Awareness Month

For Immediate Release

OCTOBER IS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH

Senator Huntley: Say’s look out for yourself and loved ones; help is out there.

October 8, 2009
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National Disability Employment Awareness Month

For Immediate Release

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Senator Huntley: “Every person, no matter their background, can contribute to our society.”

September 30, 2009
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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

For Immediate Release

Senator Shirley L. Huntley Reminds New Yorkers that October is

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Early Detection is Key to Breast Cancer Survival

Recognizing October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Senator Huntley (D-Jamaica) reminded New Yorkers how important it is to take the time to schedule their annual mammogram.

September 30, 2009
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Hospital Closure Planning Act

For Immediate Release: Thursday, September 10, 2009

SENATOR SHIRLEY L. HUNTLEY ANNOUNCES THE PASSAGE OF LEGISLATION THAT ENACTS THE HOSPITAL CLOSURE PLANNING ACT

Legislation requires commissioner of health to hold a hearing within 30 days on the impact a hospital closure would have on its service area

September 9, 2009
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'Count Me In' - Census 2010

For Immediate Release

Contact: Patricia Savage (718) 962-5023

Neighbors Begin Census Process in Queens 10th Senatorial District

‘Count Me In’ to Make Sure Our Community Gets its Fair Share

August 31, 2009
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Mayoral Control Deal On Tap?

By Elizabeth Benjamin: The Daily Politics

Mayor Bloomberg and Senate Democrats have reached a tentative deal to renew the expired law giving the mayor control over the school system, DN Capitol Bureau Chief Ken Lovett said.

The Democratic conference is convening right now at 250 Broadway to discuss the elements of the potential agreement.

July 23, 2009
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7/09/2009: Huntley on Paterson: 'He's The Ringmaster and I'm In The Damn Circus'

By Elizabeth Benjamin: The Daily Politics

The Senate Democrats are not exactly singing Kumbaya with Gov. David Paterson now that the leadership stalemate appears to have been resolved.

July 8, 2009
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Senate Votes To Protect Subcontractor/Supplier Rights

Law closes contingent payment clause loophole.

(Albany, NY)-Today Senator Shirley L. Huntley (D-Jamaica) announced that the New York State Senate passed (S. 800 Breslin), legislation that will close a loophole contractors used to avoid payments to their subcontractors and material suppliers until they were paid. Under the previous law, contractors were able to avoid payments by invoking a contingent payment clause with the subcontractors and material suppliers.

June 2, 2009
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Legislation to Amend HIV Testing

News From theNew York State Senator Shirley L. Huntley

For Immediate Release: May 27, 2009

Contact: Monica Pringle| (718) 523-3069| pringle@senate.state.ny.usSelvena N. Brooks | (212) 298-5616 | sbrooks@senate.state.ny.us

Senator Huntley and Assemblywoman Robinson Urge Support of Legislation to Amend HIV Testing (A. 7757/S. 4484)

May 26, 2009
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Senator Huntley Hosts Community Elder Law Day Forum

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.  

May 20, 2009
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State Senator Shirley L. Huntley Announce Passage of Crucial Legislation That Protects Firefighters

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.   

May 19, 2009
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Senate Majority Leader Malcolm A. Smith, Senator Shirley L. Huntley & Assemblywoman Audrey L. Pheffer join Queens Elected Officials to Announce the saving of The Cross Bay bridge Rockaway/Broad Channel Resident Rebate Program

(New York, NY)- Senate Majority Leader Malcolm A. Smith, Senator Shirley L. Huntley and Assemblywoman Audrey I. Pheffer, joined by other Queens elected officials, civic associations and community leaders will announce their successful efforts to save the Cross Bay Bridge Rockaway/Broad Channel Resident Rebate Program, preventing nearly 100,000 local residents from facing the only intra-borough toll in the state.

May 14, 2009
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Statement from State Senator Shirley L. Huntley on City Zone Idling Law

On Asthma Awareness Day it is essential that we continue to raise awareness of the adverse impacts of engine idling on those suffering from the respiratory disease," said Senator Shirley L. Huntley. "Legislation such as the city’s new School Zone Idling Law could prevent asthma attacks experienced by hundreds of students citywide. I commend the City Council for their steps to curb engine idling across the city, and urge my colleagues on all levels of government to continue the dialogue to ensure a higher quality of life for all New Yorkers."

May 5, 2009
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Statement from State Senator Shirley Huntley, Chair of the Senate Committee on Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities

“Today a fatal fire claimed the lives of four mentally disabled patients under the state’s care at Riverview IRA, an upstate facility in Wells, NY.

My thoughts and prayers go out to all the families affected by this tragedy. I commend the firefighters and the Riverview staff for their efforts in this heartbreaking incident.

March 20, 2009
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