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5/29/12 - Senator Saland hosted a well attended Lyme disease seminar at the FDR Library in Hyde Park this morning.

5/29/12 - Senator Saland hosted a well attended Lyme disease seminar at the FDR Library in Hyde Park this morning. Panelists included:  Donna Bolner, Dutchess County Legislator and County Tick Task Force Chair; Dr. Richard Ostfeld, Disease Ecologist from the Cary Institute of EcoSystems in Millbrook; Andrew Rotans MPH, Sr. Public Health Advior and Christen Hertzog, Public Health Advisor from the Dutchess County Department of Health; and Jill Auerbach, Hudson Valley Lyme Disease Association Chair. 

May 29, 2012
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5/29/12 - Senator Saland hosted a well attended Lyme disease seminar at the FDR Library in Hyde Park this morning.

5/29/12 - Senator Saland hosted a well attended Lyme disease seminar at the FDR Library in Hyde Park this morning. Panelists included:  Donna Bolner, Dutchess County Legislator and County Tick Task Force Chair; Dr. Richard Ostfeld, Disease Ecologist from the Cary Institute of EcoSystems in Millbrook; Andrew Rotans MPH, Sr. Public Health Advior and Christen Hertzog, Public Health Advisor from the Dutchess County Department of Health; and Jill Auerbach, Hudson Valley Lyme Disease Association Chair. 

May 29, 2012
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SENATOR SALAND UNVEILS “NEW JOBS-NY” JOB CREATION PLAN

Senator Steve Saland (R,I,C – Poughkeepsie) continues his strong focus on job creation and economic growth by announcing that the Senate will pass legislation this week to implement the 2012 NEW JOBS-NY Job Creation Plan. The Senate’s comprehensive plan will help to create thousands of new private sector jobs by delivering tax relief to small businesses and manufacturers, reduce energy costs, and enact major fiscal reforms to make New York State more economically competitive.

May 29, 2012
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Committee Meeting: Codes Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Codes Senator Stephen M. Saland, Chair 1:00 PM, Wednesday, May 30, 2012 Room 123 CAP

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May 30, 1:00 PM - 1:17 PM
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SENATOR SALAND TO HOST LYME DISEASE SEMINARS

Senator Steve Saland (R, I, C – Poughkeepsie) is hosting a free informational Lyme disease seminar – “Be Tick Free!” for Dutchess County residents.  Due to the importance of the information provided in this seminar, “Be Tick Free!”will be offered on two separate dates and locations in Dutchess County.

The first seminar will take place on Tuesday, May 29, from 10:00 AM – 12:00 NOON, in Rooms B & C, at The Henry A. Wallace Center at the FDR Presidential Library and Home in Hyde Park.  The second seminar will take place on Thursday, June 7, from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM, at the Roy C. Ketcham High School Auditorium, 99 Meyers Corners Road in Wappingers Falls.

May 24, 2012
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SENATOR SALAND’S LEGISLATION EXTENDING THE HUDSON VALLEY GREENWAY INDEMNIFICATION PASSES THE SENATE

Senator Steve Saland (R,I,C – Poughkeepsie) today announced his legislation to provide a five year extension of the existing indemnity provision included in the Greenway Act of 1991 (S.7106) has passed the Senate. This legislation extends the sunset date of December 31, 2012 for five additional years, until December 31, 2017.

May 23, 2012
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SENATOR SALAND’S LEGISLATION HONORING FALLEN TROOPERS PASSES SENATE

Bill creates a State Trooper Highway Memorial Task Force

Senator Steve Saland (R,I,C Poughkeepsie) today announced Senate passage of his bill, S.698, which creates a State Trooper Highway Memorial Task Force to provide for the recognition of members of the Division of State Police who have died in the line of duty.

The Task Force would establish guidelines for how state troopers who have given their lives in the line of duty should be memorialized. The Commissioner of Transportation would then be responsible for the installation and maintenance of memorial signs. The memorial designation would not alter the official name of the highway.

May 22, 2012
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SENATE PASSES LEGISLATION TO STRENGTHEN LEANDRA’S LAW

The New York State Senate today passed legislation, to strengthen Leandra’s Law. The legislation would ensure that offenders comply with the provision of the law requiring them to use ignition interlocks.

Leandra’s Law was passed in 2009 following the tragic death of 11 year old Leandra Rosado, who was killed while riding in a car driven by her friend’s intoxicated mother. As part of Leandra’s Law, all convicted DWI offenders must install and use an ignition interlock in all vehicles they own or operate for a period of at least six months after their DWI conviction. Ignition interlocks are breath test devices linked to a vehicle’s ignition system which prevent the car from starting if alcohol is detected in the driver’s breath.

May 22, 2012
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SENATE PASSES BILL TO KEEP VIOLENT REPEAT OFFENDERS IN PRISON

Measure Prompted by Murder of Utica Woman by Career Rapist on Parole

The New York State Senate today passed legislation to require certain violent felons to serve their maximum prison term if there is evidence that their release would pose an imminent threat to society. The bill (S.6020A) would help protect the public by keeping repeat offenders off the streets and limit “good behavior” and other rewards from reducing the time spent in prison.

May 22, 2012
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SENATE PASSES “MARK’S LAW”

Bill Would Make Killing an Emergency First Responder First Degree Murder

The New York State Senate today passed a bill (S.4717B) to make the killing of emergency first responders first degree murder, punishable by the stiffest penalty allowed by law - life without parole.

The bill, known as “Mark’s Law,” was introduced in memory of Mark Davis, the emergency medical technician who was shot to death while responding to a call for help in Cape Vincent on January 30, 2009. Mark’s family, including his parents Marsha and Larry Dickinson, his brother Michael and his sister Maricia Astafan, who just became an EMT first-responder, were in the Senate Chamber to witness passage of the legislation.

May 22, 2012
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SENATOR SALAND NAMES MICHAEL TOKARZ TO THE SENATE’S VETERANS’ HALL OF FAME

Senator Steve Saland (R,I,C – Poughkeepsie) today announced Michael Tokarz of Red Oaks Mill was inducted into the Senate Veterans’ Hall of Fame. The veterans selected are recognized not only for their distinctive military service, but also for the service and commitment shown to their community that helps make New York a better place.

May 22, 2012
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SENATE UNVEILS “NEW JOBS-NY” JOB CREATION PLAN

Senate Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos and members of the Senate Republican Conference today continued their strong focus on job creation and economic growth by announcing that the Senate will pass legislation next week to implement the 2012 NEW JOBS-NY Job Creation Plan. The Senate’s comprehensive plan will help create thousands of new private sector jobs by delivering tax relief to small businesses and manufacturers, reducing energy costs, and enacting major fiscal reforms to make New York State more economically competitive.

May 22, 2012
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SENATE PASSES BRIDGE REFORM ACT

Legislation will ensure funding goes directly to road and bridge repair

The New York State Senate today passed the Bridge and Road Investment and Dedicated Fund Guaranteed Enforcement Reform Act, also known as the BRIDGE Reform Act. The bill (S.1071 will ensure that the dedicated fund, originally enacted in 1991, will go towards rebuilding, replacing and reconditioning highways and bridges to improve the safety of drivers who travel them.

May 21, 2012
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SENATE PASSES BILL TO DEVELOP TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION PROGRAM FOR ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICERS

The New York State Senate today passed a bill (S.2490D to implement a training, examination, and certification program for animal control officers. The certification program, to be developed by Agriculture and Markets and the Department of Education, would be available to localities that choose to require animal control officers take the training program.

May 21, 2012
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