Thomas F. O'mara's posts related to Legislature

Getting Started

The election season is long gone, the transitions are well underway, and the swearing-in ceremonies have taken place -- now we're about to get right to work on the 2011 legislative session.


Committee Agenda

The Senate Majority conference unveiled its 2011 committee assignments at the Capitol earlier today.  In addition to heading up the Senate Elections Committee as chairman, I’ll also be serving on 10 other committees.


Senate gavels in new session with committee assignments, Senator O'Mara assigned key posts

Albany, N.Y., January 11—State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) has been named chairman of the Senate Elections Committee by Senate Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos (R-Long Island).


Statement from Senator O'Mara on the February 28th rally in Albany against the NY SAFE Act ~ Watch Senator O'Mara addressing the rally's participants

Albany, N.Y., February 28—State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats), who was one of 18 state senators who voted against the recently enacted NY SAFE Act and spoke at today’s protest rally in Albany, issued the following statement:

“I stand with many citizens and local leaders from across the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes regions in opposition to the NY SAFE Act.  Equally important, we’re opposed to the shoddy legislative process that produced a law that’s full of failings and shortcomings, and places even more state-imposed burdens on already hard-pressed upstate citizens and localities.