Suzi Oppenheimer's Press releases

Hearing to Explore Ways that BOCES Model Can be Used to Create Greater Efficiencies in the Provision of Public Services

Boards of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) were created to help school districts improve their educational offerings by delivering shared services.  In an era of growing fiscal challenges, the Senate Committee on Education, chaired by Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) is interested in examining ways that the BOCES’ model might be expanded to achieve efficiencies resulting in greater taxpayer savings.

October 1, 2009
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Governor Signs Oppenheimer Legislation Protecting Summer Day Campers

Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) is pleased to announce that her bill, S.4944-A, protecting the health and safety of thousands of campers throughout the state, was signed into law on September 16, 2009.

October 1, 2009
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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month- Senator Oppenheimer is Living Proof that Early Detection is Key to Breast Cancer Survival

Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) reminds New Yorkers that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and marks this occasion by urging all women to schedule their annual mammogram.

Medical professionals recommend that women receive a clinical breast exam beginning at age 20 and thereafter a minimum of once every three years until the age of 40. Women over 40 should undergo clinical breast exams every year.

October 1, 2009
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Senate Approves Oppenheimer Bill Requiring the Most Humane Animal Euthanasia Practices

Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) announced Senate passage of her bill, S. 4962-B, which significantly updates New York state laws regarding the euthanasia of animals.  The measure would ban the euthanasia of animals by lethal gassing and ensure that animal euthanasia is performed in the most humane manner possible.

September 17, 2009
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New Law Gives Individuals Greater Control Over Organ Donor Status

Senator Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) today announced that patients will have greater control and flexibility in determining their status as organ donors after Senate bill S.3910 (Duane) was signed into law by Governor Paterson.

September 17, 2009
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Senator Oppeheimer's Legislation Providing for Lisensure of Electrical Inspectors in Westchester County is Signed into Law

 

Senator Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) is pleased to announce that her bill, S. 5713, which provides for the licensing of electrical inspectors by the county of Westchester, was recently signed into law by Governor Paterson.

September 1, 2009
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Senator Oppenheimer's Legislation providing for Liscensure of Electrical Inspectors in Westchester County is Signed Into Law

Senator Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) is pleased to announce that her bill, S. 5713, which provides for the licensing of electrical inspectors by the county of Westchester, was recently signed into law by Governor Paterson.

August 25, 2009
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Vital Legislation to Access Federal Education Funds

Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) sponsored key legislation to update state statutes in order to qualify for over $2.4 billion in federal education funding.  The Senator is pleased to announce that these measures were recently signed into law by Governor Paterson. 

August 12, 2009
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New York Division of Housing and Community Renewal Issues RFP for Temporary Subgrantees Under Weatherization Assistance Program

The New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR) recently issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for weatherization assistance grants, announced Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck).

August 12, 2009
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Senate Passes Groundbreaking Legislation Modernizing New York Court System

 

New Yorkers will now have an easier time accessing and filing court papers online thanks to legislation passed by the New York State Senate.  The bill, S. 6003 (Schneiderman), which was strongly supported by Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck), takes full advantage of new technologies to create a fairer, more efficient, and cost effective judicial system.

August 12, 2009
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Governor Approves Legislation Authorizing the Cities of New Rochelle, Rye, and White Plains to Raise Revenues through Hotel Occupancy Taxes

 

Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) announced that legislation to authorize the cities of New Rochelle and White Plains to impose hotel room occupancy taxes was passed by the Senate and signed into law by Governor Paterson.  The Governor also approved legislation extending the City of Rye’s authority to impose its own hotel occupancy tax.  

August 3, 2009
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Senate's Hisoric Rehabilitation Tax Credit Signed Into Law

Senator Oppenheimer Says Program will Bring Redevelopment and Jobs to Distressed Neighborhoods

The Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit (HRTC), S. 6056 (Valesky), which was strongly supported by Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck), was signed into law this week by Governor David Paterson.  

August 3, 2009
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Governor Paterson Signs Legislation Authorizing Residential Parking Permit System in the Town of Mamaroneck

  Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) announced that her bill, S.1181, authorizing the Town of Mamaroneck to establish a residential parking system, was signed into law by Governor Paterson on July 29, 2009.

July 31, 2009
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Senate Passes Legislation Allowing for School Closure Due to H1N1 Virus

 

Senate Education Committee Chair, Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck), announced Senate passage of S.5462-A (Oppenheimer) relating to school closures due to the H1N1 flu virus (also known as the “swine flu”).

July 29, 2009
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Senate Passes Legislation to Protect Summer Day Campers

Senator Oppenheimer Urges Governor to Sign Bill into Law

A bill that would ensure the safety of thousands of Westchester campers, S.4944-A, sponsored by Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck), passed the Senate on July 16, 2009. 

July 29, 2009
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Senate Passes Extension of Westchester County Sales Tax

 

A bill to extend the Westchester County sales tax, sponsored by Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) passed the Senate and was signed into law by Governor Paterson on July 11, 2009.

July 20, 2009
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Senator Oppenheimer Promotes Educational Enhancement Through Legislative Grants to Schools and Libraries

Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) today announced that she will provide legislative grants to school districts and libraries throughout her district.  Each school district in her Senate district will receive $100,000 for educational enhancement, while each library district will receive $50,000 for the purchase of educational materials.

 

July 20, 2009
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Senate-Sponsored Anti-Gun Violence Initiative, Operation SNUG, Announces Funding Application Process

Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) urges relevant community groups in her district to apply for funding through the Operation SNUG program.  Operation SNUG, which Senator Oppenheimer co-sponsored, is a new anti-crime initiative aimed at helping local law enforcement and community groups work together to guide at-risk New Yorkers away from the culture of gangs and gun violence.

July 15, 2009
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Senator Oppenheimer Elected Treasurer of the New York State Legislative Women's Caucus

At its annual meeting on June 10, 2009, the Legislative Women’s Caucus of New York (“the Caucus”) elected officers for its next two year term.  Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) was re-elected Treasurer of the Caucus, a post she has held for the past 20 years.  Joining Senator Oppenheimer as members of the Caucus leadership are:

Chair Assemblywoman Michele Titus

June 29, 2009
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Oppenheimer Calls for Bipartisian Control of the Senate and End to Logjam

 

State Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) today called for an end to the State Senate stalemate, advocating for instituting bipartisan control of the Senate in order to address important issues facing Westchester and New York State.

June 17, 2009
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