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SENATOR GIPSON AIMS TO HELP LOCAL GOVERNMENTS, STOP UNFUNDED MANDATES

For Immediate Release: May 30, 2013 Media Contact: Jonathan Heppner | 845.463.0840 | heppner@nysenate.gov

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. 

May 30, 2013
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SENATOR GIPSON ANNOUNCES AFFORDABLE HOUSING ELIGIBILITY FOR DISABLED VETERANS

For Immediate Release: May 23, 2013 Media Contact:  Jonathan Heppner | 845.463.0840 | heppner@nysenate.gov

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.

May 24, 2013
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GIPSON & BARRETT AIM TO IMPROVE LYME CARE TO PATIENTS, PROTECT DOCTORS

For Immediate Release: May 22, 2013 Media Contact: Jonathan Heppner | 845.463.0840 | heppner@nysenate.gov     

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.

May 22, 2013
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SEN. GIPSON ANNOUNCES JACQUEMAE PERROTTA AS THE ​2013 VETERANS’ HALL OF FAME HONOREE FOR THE 41ST DISTRICT

For Immediate Release: May 21, 2013 Media Contact: Jonathan Heppner | 845.463.0840 | heppner@nysenate.gov     

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.

May 21, 2013
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GIPSON HIGHLIGHTS GOOD NEIGHBOR BILL: INTRODUCED AT REQUEST OF LOCAL MUNICIPALITIES

For Immediate Release: May 15, 2013 Media Contact: Jonathan Heppner | 845.463.0840 | heppner@nysenate.gov     

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.

May 15, 2013
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SEN. GIPSON AND ASM. LALOR JOIN TO REFORM ALBANY: ANNOUNCE BIPARTISAN TERM LIMIT BILL

For Immediate Release: May 9, 2013 Media Contact:  Sen. Gipson - Jon Heppner | 845.463.0840 | heppner@nysenate.gov                             Asm. Lalor - Chris Covucci | 845.309.2654 | covuccic@gmail.com

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.

May 9, 2013
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SENATOR GIPSON ANNOUNCES LEA BISHOP AS THE NYS SENATE’S WOMAN OF DISTINCTION REPRESENTING THE 41ST DISTRICT

For Immediate Release: May 8, 2013Media Contact: Jonathan Heppner | 845.463.0840 | heppner@nysenate.gov

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.

May 8, 2013
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STATEMENT FROM SENATOR GIPSON ON THE ARREST AND CHARGES AGAINST SENATOR JOHN SAMPSON

For Immediate Release: May 7, 2013Media Contact: Jonathan Heppner | 845.463.0840 | heppner@nysenate.gov

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.

May 7, 2013
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Poughkeepsie Journal: New legislation would expand dogs' role in court

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.

May 7, 2013
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Senator Gipson and Assemblyman Skartados: ‘Rosie’s Law’ would help children and disabled testify in court

For Immediate Release: May 6, 2013Media Contact: Jonathan Heppner | 845.463.0840 | heppner@nysenate.gov

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.

May 6, 2013
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Times Herald Record: 'Nothing we can do' for Lyme disease as costly treatment option denied

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.”

May 3, 2013
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SENATOR GIPSON ANNOUNCES PASSAGE OF BILL ESTABLISHING INCENTIVES FOR SOLAR ENERGY

For Immediate Release: April 24, 2013Media Contact: Jonathan Heppner | 845.463.0840 | heppner@nysenate.gov

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.

April 24, 2013
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SENATOR GIPSON HONORS LOCAL FIRE DEPARTMENT ON SENATE FLOOR

For Immediate Release: April 23, 2013Media Contact: Jonathan Heppner | 845.463.0840 | heppner@nysenate.gov

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.

April 23, 2013
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Daily Freeman: NY Sen. Terry Gipson wants end to middle-of-night voting by state lawmakers

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.

April 23, 2013
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STATEMENT FROM SENATOR TERRY GIPSON ON HIS TickBITE ACT PASSING COMMITTEE

For Immediate Release: April 23, 2013Media Contact: Jonathan Heppner | 845.463.0840 | heppner@nysenate.gov

STATEMENT FROM SENATOR TERRY GIPSON ON HIS TickBITE ACT PASSING COMMITTEE

ALBANY, NY -- Senator Terry Gipson issued the following statement after his TickBITE Act (S.3478) passed the Senate Insurance Committee on April 22nd, 2013. 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.

April 23, 2013
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OP-ED - SENATOR TERRY GIPSON: FIRST 100 DAYS

In my first 100 days as a New York State Senator, I am proud that we have taken steps on the road to job creation and economic prosperity in the Hudson Valley and pledge to keep us on that path until our work is done and everyone can achieve the economic security they deserve. Since being sworn in, I have met with over 40 public officials, 100 organizations, and have attended nearly 100 events across Dutchess and Putnam counties. Representing the 41st District, I’ve found that when we set aside party politics to focus on the needs of all Hudson Valley residents, we are able to get things done.

April 17, 2013
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SENATOR TERRY GIPSON: LIST OF FIRST 100 DAYS

Public Officials:

Matt Alexander, Mayor of Village of Wappingers Falls
Butch Anderson, Sheriff of Dutchess County
Ed Blundell, Mayor of the Village of Red Hook
Rev. Bottoms from the Beulah Baptist Church in Poughkeepsie
Roger Christenfeld, Dutchess County Democratic Committee

April 17, 2013
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SENATOR TERRY GIPSON INTRODUCES FRANKIE FLORA’S BILL IN THE SENATE

For Immediate Release: April 16, 2013Media Contact: Jonathan Heppner | 845.463.0840 | heppner@nysenate.gov

SENATOR TERRY GIPSON INTRODUCES FRANKIE FLORA’S BILL IN THE SENATE

ALBANY, NY -- Hudson Valley Senator Terry Gipson introduced Frankie Flora’s Bill today in the State Senate, four years to the   day Frankie Flora was attacked by a dog leaving him severely injured.  The bill would hold dog owners automatically liable the first time their dog bites someone.  Currently under state law, owners are only issued a warning and not held financially responsible when their dog first bites a person. 

April 16, 2013
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STATEMENT FROM SENATOR TERRY GIPSON ON HIS VAMPIRE VOTING ACT PASSING COMMITTE

For Immediate Release: April 16, 2013Media Contact: Jonathan Heppner | 845.463.0840 | heppner@nysenate.gov

STATEMENT FROM SENATOR TERRY GIPSON ON HIS VAMPIRE VOTING ACT PASSING COMMITTEE

Albany, NY -- Senator Terry Gipson issued the following statement after his Vampire Voting Act passed the Senate Investigations and Government Operations Committee. The proposed legislation would prohibit voting in either house between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 9:00 a.m., excluding procedural measures.

April 16, 2013
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SENATOR TERRY GIPSON’S VAMPIRE VOTING ACT RECEIVES ENDORSEMENT FROM PUBLIC INTEREST GROUPS

For Immediate Release: April 15, 2013Media Contact: Jonathan Heppner | 845.463.0840 | heppner@nysenate.gov

SENATOR TERRY GIPSON’S VAMPIRE VOTING ACT RECEIVES ENDORSEMENT FROM PUBLIC INTEREST GROUPS

ALBANY, NY -- New York’s Common Cause, the League of Women’s Voters (NYS), and the New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG) released a statement in support of Senator Terry Gipson’s Vampire Voting Act. The proposed legislation would prohibit voting in either house between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 9:00 a.m., excluding procedural measures.

April 15, 2013
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