For Immediate Release: June 11, 2013Media Contact: Jonathan Heppner | 845.463.0840 | email@example.com
SEN. GIPSON ANNOUNCES NO MORE FEES FOR PURPLE HEART HONOREE LICENSE PLATES
ALBANY, NY -- Senator Terry Gipson (D-Rhinebeck) issued the following statement after his cosponsored legislation (S4451A) passed the Senate. The legislation will eliminate any fees associated with the distinctive license plates for Purple Heart recipients.
For Immediate Release: June 4, 2013Media Contact: Jonathan Heppner | 845.463.0840 | firstname.lastname@example.org
SEN. GIPSON'S BILL TO HELP SENIORS STAY IN THEIR HOMES PASSES COMMITTEEInspired by local seniors
ALBANY, NY—Senator Terry Gipson (D-Rhinebeck) issued the following statement after his Municipal Property Tax Deferment Bill (S.5409) passed the Senate Aging Committee on June 4, 2013. This legislation, which passed 8-3 out of the committee, would allow local municipalities to grant real property tax deferment to seniors, making it easier for seniors to remain in their homes.
I was joined this week by Holly Ahern, Associate Professor of Microbiology at SUNY Adirondack and Christina Fisk, Board of Directors, Lyme Action Network, who are both Co-Chairs of the LymeNEXT! Forum and mothers of children with Lyme disease to discuss why we need the TickBITE Act and the Lyme Disease Doctor Protection Bill that I have introduced in the State Senate. WATCH and SHARE if you or someone you know has been affected by Lyme disease:
SENATOR GIPSON AIMS TO HELP LOCAL GOVERNMENTS, STOP UNFUNDED MANDATES
POUGHKEEPSIE, NY – Senator Terry Gipson (D-Rhinebeck) has submitted legislation (S5126) that would amend the New York State Constitution prohibiting the state from imposing unfunded mandates on local governments and school districts. Senator Gipson’s legislation intends to assist county and local governments in their efforts to balance their budgets and reduce the cost of living for taxpayers.
SENATOR GIPSON ANNOUNCES AFFORDABLE HOUSING ELIGIBILITY FOR DISABLED VETERANS
POUGHKEEPSIE, NY -- Senator Terry Gipson (D-Rhinebeck) today announced legislation that he cosponsored which will give disabled veterans access to the Affordable Home Ownership Development Program (AHODP) has passed the Senate.
GIPSON & BARRETT AIM TO IMPROVE LYME CARE TO PATIENTS, PROTECT DOCTORS
ALBANY, NY – Senator Terry Gipson (D-Rhinebeck) and Assemblymember Didi Barrett (D-Hudson) have introduced the Lyme Disease Doctor Protection Bill. The legislation aims to protect doctors by allowing them to prescribe long-term antibiotic therapy to a person with symptoms of chronic Lyme disease. It would disallow the medical board to deny, revoke, or suspend the license of a physician or discipline any physician who prescribes, administers, or dispenses long-term antibiotic therapy for therapeutic purposes for a patient clinically diagnosed with Lyme disease.
SEN. GIPSON ANNOUNCES JACQUEMAE PERROTTA AS THE 2013 VETERANS’ HALL OF FAME HONOREE FOR THE 41ST DISTRICT
POUGHKEEPSIE, NY – Hudson Valley Senator Terry Gipson is pleased to announce that the New York State Senate recognized Jacquemae Perrotta as the 2013 Veterans’ Hall of Fame honoree representing the 41st Senate District. Ms. Perrotta was recognized during a ceremony this afternoon, May 21, 2013, in Albany.
In October 1951, 16 months after the start of the Korean War, Jacquemae (Tucker) Perrotta enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. After Basic Training, Airman Tucker was transferred to Warren Air Force Base in Wyoming for training as a Communications Center Specialist. Upon completion of her training, Jacquemae was assigned to Wright-Patterson AFB in Ohio and in November of 1953, she was assigned to Hickam Air Force Base in Hawaii as a Senior Communications Specialist.In April of 1954, Airman First Class Tucker married Sergeant Anthony Perrotta of Poughkeespie, NY. Jacquemae was discharged in September of 1954, and in November she and Tony returned to Poughkeepsie.
For Immediate Release: May 15, 2013 Media Contact: Jonathan Heppner | 845.463.0840 | email@example.com
GIPSON HIGHLIGHTS GOOD NEIGHBOR BILL: INTRODUCED AT REQUEST OF LOCAL MUNICIPALITIES
POUGHKEEPSIE, NY – Hudson Valley Senator Terry Gipson (D-Rhinebeck) held a press conference today in the Town of Poughkeepsie to highlight his "Good Neighbor Bill" (S4055). Senator Gipson was joined by Town of Poughkeepsie Supervisor Todd Tancredi (R-Town of Poughkeepsie) whose town board had requested that Senator Gipson introduce the legislation. The Putnam County Village of Cold Spring also made an official request.
Lea Bishop is currently director of the Mid-Hudson Satellite Center of Women’s Enterprise Development Center (WEDC), a non-profit small business development organization that has been successfully promoting entrepreneurship as a viable means of economic livelihood in Westchester County for the past 15 years.
Ms. Bishop, with funding from an economic development assistance grant, has spent countless hours and resources building up the WEDC Satellite. Using the same programs successfully developed in Westchester, the Satellite will provide high-quality and affordable business training and resources to both men and women across all stages of business development and of all different business types throughout the seven counties of the Mid-Hudson Valley.
SEN. GIPSON AND ASM. LALOR JOIN TO REFORM ALBANY: ANNOUNCE BIPARTISAN TERM LIMIT BILL
In a bipartisan effort to end corruption in Albany, State Senator Terry Gipson (D-Rhinebeck) and Assemblyman Kieran Lalor (R,C,I-Fishkill) today joined in front of the Wappinger Town Hall to introduce joint legislation that creates term limits in both the New York State Senate and Assembly.
For Immediate Release: May 8, 2013Media Contact: Jonathan Heppner | 845.463.0840 | firstname.lastname@example.org
SENATOR GIPSON ANNOUNCES LEA BISHOP AS THE NYS SENATE’S WOMAN OF DISTINCTION REPRESENTING THE 41ST DISTRICT
ALBANY, NY – Hudson Valley Senator Terry Gipson is pleased to announce that the New York State Senate honored Lea Bishop, Director of the Mid-Hudson Satellite Center of Women’s Enterprise Development Center (WEDC) as a “Woman of Distinction” representing the 41st Senate District. Ms. Bishop, a resident of Hopewell Junction, was recognized during a ceremony on May 7, 2013, in Albany.
For Immediate Release: May 7, 2013Media Contact: Jonathan Heppner | 845.463.0840 | email@example.com
STATEMENT FROM SENATOR GIPSON ON THE ARREST AND CHARGESAGAINST SENATOR JOHN SAMPSON
ALBANY, NY – Hudson Valley Senator Terry Gipson today issued the following statement concerning the arrest and charges against New York State Senator John Sampson.
“Once again, I’m very troubled by the allegations against Senator John Sampson. This is another unfortunate example of why there is an urgent need for comprehensive campaign finance and ethics reform in New York.
Yesterday I stood with Assemblyman Frank Skartados to introduce ‘Rosie’s Law,’ which is named after Rosie, the first judicially approved courtroom dog in New York State. With Rosie’s help, a 15-year-old girl (known in the case as “Jessica”) from Dutchess County was able to provide testimony against her abuser. The bill would permit judges the discretion to allow certain witnesses to be accompanied by a facility dog when providing testimony.
For Immediate Release: May 6, 2013Media Contact: Jonathan Heppner | 845.463.0840 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Senator Gipson and Assemblyman Skartados: ‘Rosie’s Law’ would help children and disabled testify in court
ALBANY, NY -- Senator Terry Gipson (D-Rhinebeck) and Assemblyman Frank Skartados (D-Milton) announced ‘Rosie’s Law’ in a press conference on the Capitol steps Monday afternoon (S.4865/A.7159). The bill would permit judges the discretion to allow certain witnesses to be accompanied by a facility dog when providing testimony.
This very informative article discusses why my TickBITE Act (S.3478) is so important. The proposed legislation would require health insurers and workers’ compensation to provide coverage for long-term medical care for Lyme disease and other tick-borne pathogens. It also establishes the tick-borne illness, research, and education fund.
This is why two state lawmakers in this region with the nation's highest incidence of Lyme – state Sen. Terry Gipson, D-Poughkeepsie, and Assemblyman Kevin Cahill, D-Kingston – are sponsoring companion bills in the state Legislature that would remedy the situation that Raucci calls “potentially life threatening.”
For Immediate Release: April 24, 2013Media Contact: Jonathan Heppner | 845.463.0840 | email@example.com
SENATOR GIPSON ANNOUNCES PASSAGE OF BILL ESTABLISHING INCENTIVES FOR SOLAR ENERGY
ALBANY, NY – Hudson Valley Senator Terry Gipson is pleased to announce the passage of a bill (S2522) that will establish incentives and tax credits for investments in solar energy and extend existing programs.
For Immediate Release: April 23, 2013Media Contact: Jonathan Heppner | 845.463.0840 | firstname.lastname@example.org
SENATOR GIPSON HONORS LOCAL FIRE DEPARTMENT ON SENATE FLOOR
ALBANY, NY – Today, Hudson Valley Senator Terry Gipson honored the Hughsonville Fire Department and its past and present members with a resolution commemorating their 100 years of service to the citizens of Wappinger, New York and its surrounding communities. Company President Bill Beale, Chief Mike Stearns and ten members of the department joined Senator Gipson on the Senate floor where they were presented with a copy of the resolution.
This week the Daily Freeman covered the momentum being gained by my Vampire Voting Act:
ALBANY, N.Y. — A bill to ban vampires is advancing in the state Legislature, but the only creatures of the night it targets are senators and assemblymen.
Sen. Terry Gipson’s bill, known as the Vampire Voting Act of 2013, would prohibit votes on bills between 9 p.m. and 9 a.m. The freshman Democrat from Rhinebeck says he introduced the measure out of frustration with the Legislature scheduling votes for the middle of the night, when most constituents are asleep.