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Felder and Weinstein Pass Legislation Granting Common-Sense Extension for Vehicle Repairs

Senator Simcha Felder (D-Brooklyn) and Assemblywoman Helene Weinstein are pleased to announce the passage of legislation that excludes Saturdays from being considered a business day for purposes of responding to violations for defective motor vehicle equipment. Bill number A5470A/S5730 increases the amount of time a motorist can repair a defective vehicle without facing a costly fine. 

June 19, 2013
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Senator Felder Says Stay Safe This Summer

With the advent of the summer season, Senator Simcha Felder (D-Brooklyn) is reminding people to stay safe and prevent potential tragedies by exercising caution.

“One of the leading causes of home burglaries during the summer months is unattended newspapers and circulars which accumulate on the front steps and lawn, indicating that no one is in the house,” said Senator Felder. “I urge homeowners to put a Do Not Place Unsolicited Circulars On This Property sign in the window of their house. A sign can be obtained for free by calling my office at 718-253-2015.” Leaving lights on a timer also acts as a deterrent for potential criminals.

June 18, 2013
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FELDER: “WE FOUGHT THE GOOD FIGHT AND WE WON!”

Legislation (S4777D) co-sponsored by Senator Simcha Felder (D-Brooklyn) that protects providers of services for the developmentally disabled from state funding cuts passed the New York State Senate today. The bill was sponsored by Senator Marty Golden (R-C, Brooklyn). The legislation would appropriate up to $90 million, or as much as is needed, to the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) to protect providers from funding reductions if recommended savings measures fall short of projections.

“We fought the good fight and we won,” said Senator Felder. “We did not back down. We did not take no for an answer. And we delivered for one of our most vulnerable populations. Restoring this funding was unequivocally the right thing to do, and I am extremely proud to have been part of this effort.”

June 18, 2013
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Felder Introduces Bill Requiring Cemeteries To Accommodate Same-Day Burials

Senator Simcha Felder (D-Brooklyn) has introduced legislation which will force cemeteries to perform same-day burials even after business hours. Currently, someone who dies after 11:00 A.M. cannot be interred until the next day. When a person passes away on a Friday or just before a holiday, the wait for burial can be as long as two to three days. Such is not the case in neighboring New Jersey, where burials are conducted at any hour for an additional fee.  

June 13, 2013
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State Senators Call For Return Of Lever Machines

 

The Road to City Hall's Errol Louis discussed legislation to delay the potential runoff date and bringing back old lever machines with the co-sponsors of the bill, Brooklyn state Senators Martin Golden and Simcha Felder.

http://www.ny1.com/content/politics/road_to_city_hall/182833/ny1-online-...

 

June 3, 2013
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Senator Felder Discusses Working with Republicans

 

There's been a lot of debate over the deal between the Independent Democratic Conference that helped the Senate Republicans stay in power. That agreement is often criticized by the so called ìregularî Democrats who say it prevents progressive legislation from coming to the floor. But rarely mentioned is something that pre-dated the historic IDC GOP coalition. A Senator from Brooklyn who ran on the Democratic line and then decided to conference with the Republicans. Senator Simcha Felder explains his decision to conference with the Republicans, and whether he would ever change sides.

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June 3, 2013
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Felder Pays Tribute to Military Personnel at West Point Day in Albany

Senator Simcha Felder (D-Brooklyn) recently welcomed and paid tribute to men and women from the United States Military Academy at West Point at a reception on April 24, 2013 as part of the 61st Annual “West Point Day” held at the New York State Capitol in Albany.

The event was hosted by Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson), a retired Lieutenant Colonel who served 23 years on active duty in the United States Army. Both the Senate and the Assembly adopted Legislative Resolutions to commemorate the Academy’s visit and to honor the establishment of the United States Military Academy at West Point.

May 2, 2013
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Senate Passes Bill to Protect Victims of Severe Child Abuse

The New York State Senate today gave final passage to legislation that would provide important protections for child victims who have been severely abused by their parents or guardians. The bill (S4082), sponsored by Senator Simcha Felder (D-Brooklyn), improves Family Court procedures to reduce the trauma abused children can potentially experience and helps expedite the finding of a new, permanent home.

May 2, 2013
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Senator Felder Unveils Legislation for Middle-Class Child Care Tax Credit

Credit Would Ease Child Care Costs for Middle-Class New Yorkers, Currently the Highest in the Nation

At a press conference at City Hall yesterday, Senator Simcha Felder (D-Brooklyn) unveiled legislation which will ease the cost of child care for middle-class families in New York City. Senator Felder made the announcement in conjunction with Speaker Quinn, The Children’s Aid Society, United Neighborhood Houses, the Children’s Defense Fund and parents of young children eligible for child care.

April 22, 2013
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Senator Felder's 2013 Winter Newsletter

Thank you for the opportunity to represent you in Albany. As your new Senator, I am delighted to share this newsletter containing important information. Our district offi ce is now open and conveniently located at 1412 Avenue J on the second floor.

My staff and I eagerly look forward to serving you.

 

To view the entire Newsletter, please click the link below.

April 11, 2013
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Protecting Our Children. Putting Money Back In Your Pocket.

FINALLY!

Thanks To Senator Felder's Legislation, Bus Service Will Be Available For All Students After Regular School Hours!

 

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April 11, 2013
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Senator Simcha Felder Invites Nominees for "Women of Distinction" Award

Annual Program Honors Women’s Contributions to Our Community

Senator Simcha Felder is inviting local residents to nominate friends, coworkers and neighborhood leaders whose outstanding work on behalf of their communities makes them deserving of special recognition by the State Senate as a New York “Woman of Distinction.”

March 12, 2013
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Senators Felder, Golden, Lanza & Savino Push For Lever Voting Machines For NYC Municipal Elections

Lever Machines Will Allow for Accurate and Timely Results for Primary and Run-off Elections in New York City

State Senators Simcha Felder (D-Brooklyn), along with his NYC delegation colleagues, Martin J. Golden, Andrew Lanza, and Diane Savino, are calling for the passage of bill number S4088, which allows for the use of lever machines in New York City municipal elections. 

March 11, 2013
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Felder Pushes Family Tax Cuts Act

Plan Would Increase Family Tax Credits and Restore STAR Property Tax Rebate Checks 

March 7, 2013
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Senator Felder and the importance of maintaining a healthy blood pressure

Senator Felder, Ms. Nina Padmore, R.N., and Ms. Julie Winslow, M.Ed from Beth Israel Medical Center. The Senator learned about the importance of maintaining a healthy blood pressure and had his pressure taken.

March 7, 2013
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Reduced-Fare MetroCard event

Senator Felder poses with a constituent and Ms. Marilyn Ramos from the MTA at the Reduced-Fare MetroCard event held on February 21.

March 7, 2013
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Senator Felder at the rally to protest budget cuts to programs for the disabled.

Assemblyman Thomas Abinanti, Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara, Senator David Carlucci, and Senator Simcha Felder at the rally to protest budget cuts to programs for the disabled.  

March 7, 2013
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Hundreds Attend Inauguration of Senator Simcha Felder

 

Close to 400 people, including prominent community leaders and elected officials, packed into Torah Emes Hall in Flatbush on Wednesday, February 13 to attend the inauguration of Senator Simcha Felder who was elected in a decisive victory in the 17th Senate District race. 

February 15, 2013
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Felder Joins Senate GOP in Urging Removal of Taxpayer Utility Surcharge

Senator Simcha Felder (D-Brooklyn) has signed onto the Senate GOP’s letter urging the removal of the proposed extension of the utility tax surcharge from the Executive Budget. In 2009, former Governor Paterson enacted a tax surcharge on electric, gas, steam and non-municipal water services that has cost taxpayers almost $2.5 billion over the last four years. The 18-a assessment – which has increased utility bills for nearly every taxpayer in the state – is scheduled to expire on March 31, 2014. 

February 12, 2013
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