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.
(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.
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.
(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.
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."