Closes Reporting Requirements Loophole For Sex Offenses
Senator Stephen Saland (R,I,C - Poughkeepsie) announced today that his bill remedying a significant loophole in reporting requirements for medical professionals has been signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo. The legislation, Senate Bill 7456, requires professional conduct officers or investigators of misconduct to report sex offenses committed by mental health professionals to appropriate law enforcement.
Previously, reporting requirements varied according to the license of the offender. Saland said the law will bring consistency to the reporting requirements of similar sex offenses.
Recently, we recognized National CPR Awareness Week, and I learned that an alarming 88% of cardiac arrests occur at home. With statistics in mind, if we are called upon to perform CPR, it will most likely be for a loved one – a brother, sister, parent, grandparent or child.
Senator Stephen Saland (R,I,C - Poughkeepsie) announced today that four local bills have been signed into law. Three of the bills relate to local library districts, while the fourth seeks to address the needs of areas located within the Hudson Valley Greenway. Each piece of legislation was brought to the attention of the Senator at the request of the respective localities.
The Dutchess County "Are You Okay?" program is a free senior safety program meant to ensure that elderly individuals living alone don't go unnoticed in the event of an emergency. A computer generated phone call is placed every day that asks the registered individual simply, "are you okay?" If the person fails to answer after 15 minutes, steps are taken to ensure that the individual is safe and in good health.
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County Executive, Legislature Chairman “grateful” for the Senator’s Commitment to Help Victims, Prosecute Offenders
Senator Stephen Saland (R,I - 41st District), working closely with Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro and Legislature Chairman Robert Rolison, was able to secure state funding in the 2012-13 budget that will be used to further address the epidemic of domestic violence.
The atmosphere in Albany has been remarkably different over the last two years. Frustration has been replaced with renewed energy. Bickering and partisanship are frowned upon. Cooperation is the new buzzword. And most importantly, the state’s future is looking brighter.
The MTA’s July 1st cry of unfairness in response to the Poughkeepsie Journal’s June 23rd Editorial “Dissolve the MTA and Start Fresh” has made it abundantly clear that the leadership at the MTA just doesn’t get it. In response Senator Saland said, “The only time the word “unfair” should be used in relation to the MTA is when we are talking about the treatment of taxpayers and transit riders who are continually called upon to support the MTA’s ever increasing appetite for spending”. In addition to legislation introduced in June, 2012 (S.
Written by John Davis, Poughkeepsie Journal, June 26, 2012
A waterfront public park could open in 2013 if the sale of a historic City of Poughkeepsie parcel to the Dyson Foundation continues to move forward.
Lawmakers in the New York state Assembly and Senate last week adopted home-rule legislation authorizing the city to sell the Upper Landing parcel to the Millbrook-based philanthropic organization. State Sen. Steve Saland, R-Poughkeepsie, and Assemblyman Frank Skartados, D-Milton, spearheaded the passing of the bills in both chambers of the Legislature.
Senator Steve Saland and Assemblyman Frank Skartados announce today the passage of legislation which will authorize the City of Poughkeepsie to sell a parcel of land to the Dyson Foundation for the purpose of providing a public park along the waterfront.
“Through the continuing generosity of the Dyson Foundation, the City of Poughkeepsie and area residents will benefit from the sale of this land,” said Senator Steve Saland. “On behalf of those that I represent, I thank the Dyson Foundation for once again providing funding and assistance to improve the quality of life for city and county residents.”