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Senator Suzi Oppenheimer Addresses Needs of Emotionally Vulnerable Children at Clear View School Annual Meeting

             Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck), chair of the Senate Education Committee, gave the keynote address at the annual meeting of the Clear View School in Briarcliff on May 13, 2010.


New York Legislature Passes Landmark Bill Extending Healthcare Coverage for Autistic Patients


Oppenheimer co-sponsored bill now awaits Governor’s approval

The New York State Legislature passed legislation protecting families and children affected by autism spectrum disorders from exorbitant healthcare costs.  Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) was a key co-sponsor of the legislation (S7000B), which passed the Senate on June 9th, with unanimous, bipartisan support.  Earlier this week, the Assembly passed the bill, which will now be sent to the Governor for his approval.


Legislature Bans Use of Harmful Chemical in Child Care Products


Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) is pleased to announce that legislation prohibiting the manufacture, distribution or sale of certain child care products containing bisphenol-A (BPA) passed the Legislature and is awaiting consideration by the Governor.  Senator Oppenheimer was a strong supporter and co-sponsor of the bill in the Senate. (S.3296H/A.6919D).


Senator Oppenheimer Hosts Caregiver Support Seminar at White Plains High School

On October 13, 2010, Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) sponsored a free caregiver seminar in the Atrium of White Plains High School. The event featured experts from the Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY) who offered tips and techniques for taking care of loved ones and preventing caregiver burnout.

White Plains School Superintendent Christopher Clouet welcomed the audience and introduced the Senator, saying “Senator Oppenheimer has the vision to bring community members together to discuss and strategize on the delicate issues facing caregivers. The school district is delighted to host this important event.”


Senator Oppenheimer Asks New Yorkers to Remember Those in Need This Holiday Season

Celebrate the Holidays by Helping Others Stay Warm this Winter

As the days get shorter and the nights get colder, Senator Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) is urging families to open their hearts, closets, and attics to find donations that can help keep the homeless and needy warm and sheltered this winter.


Oppenheimer and Latimer Team Up to Require Insurance Companies to Cover Cost of Bone Marrow Testing

Legislation will eliminate financial burden on potential donors

Each year, more than 10,000 people require bone marrow transplants to treat life-threatening diseases such as lymphomas, leukemias, anemias, immune deficiency disorders, multiple myeloma and tumors.  Approximately 70% of them cannot find a suitable match within their own families and must look elsewhere.  To encourage new bone marrow donors, Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) and Assemblyman George Latimer (D-Rye) have introduced legislation (S.4350/A.6459) that would require health insurers to cover the cost of testing potential donors.


Cooling Centers for Seniors

         With temperatures soaring into the 90s this week, Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) wants to make sure that seniors to know that there are several cooling centers in her district where they can go to stay cool and be safe. Below is a list of available cooling centers, with their hours of operation:


Theodore Young Community Center

32 Manhattan Avenue, White Plains

(914) 682-3622

Hours: Sun-Sat, 24 hours


Mamaroneck Senior Citizens Center

Weaver Street Firehouse, Mamaroneck

(914) 834-8840


Oppenheimer and Paulin Hail Governor's Signing of Bill to Empower Local Boards of Health

Assemblywoman Amy Paulin (D-Scarsdale) and Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) are pleased to announce that their bill allowing local boards of health to impose civil penalties equal to those imposed by the State of New York has been signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo (S. S.3470/A.346).

The new law will eliminate a disparity in the civil penalties that can be assessed for a violation of the public health law or regulations or the State Sanitary Code.  Previously, the State could impose a penalty of up to $2,000 per violation, while a local board of health was limited to a maximum penalty of $1000.


Oppenheimer Urges Women to Schedule Mammograms During 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 urges 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.