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SENATE PASSES BILL TO INCREASE PRISON SENTENCES FOR PERSISTENT VIOLENT OFFENDERS

“Three Strikes and You’re In”

The New York State Senate today passed legislation that would keep the most dangerous, violent, repeat criminals behind bars and out of our communities.

The bill (S.1539) requires persistent violent felony offenders be sentenced to life imprisonment without parole. This bill recognizes that persistent violent offenders are most likely to commit violent crimes again and would ensure that violent, recidivist criminals are permanently prevented from posing a danger to society.

April 17, 2012
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Committee Meeting: Codes Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Codes Senator Stephen M. Saland, Chair 10:30 AM, Wednesday, April 18, 2012 Room 123 CAP

April 18, 10:30 AM - 10:35 AM
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ANNUAL CAREER FAIRS TAKING PLACE TOMORROW THROUGHOUT NEW YORK STATE

Eight Simultaneous Career Fairs Will Connect New Yorkers with Hundreds of Businesses Offering Thousands of Jobs - Career Fairs Are Taking Place in Albany, Binghamton, Buffalo, Hauppauge, New York City, Poughkeepsie, Syracuse, and Utica

Eight career fairs are taking place throughout the state tomorrow, April 12, to help job seekers connect with hundreds of businesses offering thousands of jobs. This year, the state's annual career fair happens in eight locations: Albany, Binghamton, Buffalo, Hauppauge, New York City, Poughkeepsie, Syracuse, and Utica.

April 10, 2012
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PROJECTS TO UPGRADE STATE PARKS, HISTORIC SITES AND A SKI FACILITY IN THE HUDSON VALLEY ARE ANNOUNCED

$34 Million Investment for Repair Projects

A $34 million investment for NY Works projects to upgrade and repair nine parks, two historic sites and one ski facility in the Hudson Valley was announced by the Governor's office today.

New York Works is designed to reinvent state economic development with innovative new strategy that will put New Yorkers back to work rebuilding the state's infrastructure. The Task Force will help create tens of thousands of jobs by coordinating comprehensive capital plans, overseeing investment in infrastructure projects, and accelerating hundreds of critical projects across the state.

April 3, 2012
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ACCELERATED ROAD AND BRIDGE PROJECTS IN THE HUDSON VALLEY ARE ANNOUNCED

$217,860,381 Investment to Repair 287 Miles of Roads and 23 Bridges

An additional and accelerated $217,860,381 investment for 38 NY Works projects that will repair 287 miles of roads and 23 bridges in the Hudson Valley and create thousands of jobs have been announced by the Governor's Office. For the transportation component of NY Works, the Department of Transportation (DOT) reviewed its Capital Program and identified those projects, which can be accelerated by utilizing either the conventional design-bid-build project delivery mechanism or the newly-enacted design-build project delivery method.

April 2, 2012
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3/30/12 - Senator Saland at today's Budget bill signing.

3/30/12 - Senator Saland at today's Budget bill signing.

March 30, 2012
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3/29/12 - Senator Saland meets with students from Nubian Directions, a Poughkeepsie agency which specializes in developing high quality workforce skills for youth and adults in Dutchess County.

3/29/12 - Senator Saland meets with students from Nubian Directions, a Poughkeepsie agency which specializes in developing high quality workforce skills for youth and adults in Dutchess County. 

March 30, 2012
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SENATOR SALAND ANNOUNCES TAX RELIEF EFFECTIVE APRIL 1st

Repeal of MTA Payroll Tax on 80% of Small Business and the Elimination of State Sales Tax on Clothing and Shoes

Senator Steve Saland (R, I, C - Poughkeepsie) today announced self-employed taxpayers and businesses with an annual payroll under $1.25 million, will finally be relieved of the MTA payroll tax on April 1st. In 2009, employers were unjustly saddled with this onerous tax which Senator Saland vehemently opposed.

March 30, 2012
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SENATOR SALAND’S LEGISLATION TO HELP PROTECT VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PASSES SENATE

Judges required to consider victim’s risk factors before determining bail

Senator Steve Saland (R, I, C - Poughkeepsie) today announced that the Senate has passed his legislation to further protect victims of domestic violence by requiring judges to consider certain risk factors to victims when determining bail in domestic violence cases (S.1414A).

March 29, 2012
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3/28/12 - Senator Saland speaks with a State Troooper who was staffing the distracted driving display and simulator set up in the LOB today.

3/28/12 - Senator Saland speaks with a State Troooper who was staffing the distracted driving display and simulator set up in the LOB today. The display consists of a car that was involved in a serious accident caused by distracted driving.  The nearly demolished car has been taken around to numerous schools and has been signed by students who have pledged not to text and drive.  A good visual reminder with many proms, graduations and other functions happening in the coming months.   

March 29, 2012
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3/26/12 - Senator Saland, Co-Chair of the Public Protection Conference Committee reports on budget negotiations.

3/26/12 - Senator Saland, Co-Chair of the Public Protection Conference Committee reports on budget negotiations.

March 29, 2012
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SENATOR SALAND’S PUBLIC PROTECTION INITIATIVES INCLUDED IN BUDGET

Senator Steve Saland (R, I, C - Poughkeepsie) today announced several key initiatives to protect and strengthen communities across the state have been included in the 2012-13 New York State Budget.

Senator Saland has a long history of addressing domestic violence issues and has passed numerous laws over the past decade. Among the items he negotiated into this Budget:

March 29, 2012
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Senator Stephen Saland comments on the 2012-13 NYS Budget

Senator Stephen Saland comments on the 2012-13 NYS Budget

March 28, 2012
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Senator Stephen Saland comments on the 2012-13 NYS Budget

Senator Stephen Saland comments on the 2012-13 NYS Budget

March 28, 2012
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Senator Stephen Saland comments on the 2012-13 NYS Budget

Senator Stephen Saland comments on the 2012-13 NYS Budget

March 28, 2012
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SENATE PASSES BILL TO INCREASE PUBLIC DISCLOSURE ABOUT THE SAFETY OF RIDES AND AMUSEMENTS

Measure Requires Enhanced Access to Safety Records

The New York State Senate today passed a measure that will help provide the public with more information about amusement parks, carnivals or county fairs so that they can make informed safety decisions. The bill (S.5868A) requires the state and amusement operators to post valuable safety information online and at a ride’s location.

March 26, 2012
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3/21/12- Senator Saland addresses domestic violence advocates at the New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NYSCDV) Legislative Awareness Day

3/21/12- Senator Saland addresses domestic violence advocates at the New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NYSCDV) Legislative Awareness Day

March 26, 2012
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Public Hearing: "Joint Legislative Public Hearing on 2012-2013 Executive Budget Proposal: Topic " Public Protection / Criminal Justice / Judiciary "

Public Protection / Criminal Justice / Judiciary Hearing Room A

 

Assembly

Senate

Joseph Lentol (Co-Chair)

Stephen Saland (Co-Chair)

Helene Weinstein

March 26, 12:30 PM - 12:44 PM
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Public Hearing: Joint Legislative Public Hearing on 2012-2013 Executive Budget Proposal: Topic " Public Protection / Criminal Justice / Judiciary

Public Protection / Criminal Justice / Judiciary

Hearing Room A

Assembly

Senate

  Joseph Lentol (Co-Chair)

Stephen Saland (Co-Chair)

Helene Weinstein

Elizabeth Little

March 22, 12:00 PM - 12:25 PM
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