State Senator Velmanette Montgomery and Assemblywoman Joan L. Millman will host a Community Workshop on Energy Conservation and Green Building Strategies on Thursday, December 11, 2008 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Belarusian Church, located at 401 Atlantic Avenue (at Bond Street) in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn.
September 10, 2008 (Albany, NY): New Yorkers will no longer be arbitrarily denied a license to barber or practice cosmetology because they spent time in prison under a new law authored by State Senator Velmanette Montgomery (D-Brooklyn).
The law (Chapter 469), which is sponsored in the Assembly by Assemblyman Michael Benjamin (D-Bronx), prohibits licensing agencies from disqualifying someone from licensure as a barber or cosmetologist solely on the basis of a criminal conviction.
Albany, NY (July 21, 2008): Under legislation recently signed into law by Governor David Paterson, adopted children will be able to claim two parents of record, even if one parent dies before the adoption is final.
The bill (S.3158/A.1942; Chapter 160) is sponsored by Senator Velmanette Montgomery (D-Brooklyn) and Assemblywoman Annette Robinson (D-Brooklyn).
Albany, NY (June 19, 2008): The State Senate gave final approval this week to legislation (S.8508/A.8849) that requires New York correctional facilities to provide people in prison with information about the prevention of HIV, and how to obtain HIV-testing and counseling services upon release.
The legislation, sponsored by Senator Velmanette Montgomery (D-Brooklyn) and Assemblywoman Crystal Peoples (D-Buffalo), now goes to Governor Paterson for approval before becoming law.
On a recent edition of "Brooklyn Elected Officials," which airs on BCAT, Senator Velmanette Montgomery (D-Brooklyn) discusses the delivery of healthcare services to youth with Dr. Terry Jan Blackett-Bonnett, MD. Dr. Bonnett is the Medical Director at Berean Community and Family Life Center, located in the Weeksville/Crown Heights section of Brooklyn.
State Senator Velmanette Montgomery (D-Brooklyn) was among those who attended a welcoming reception at the home of Joni Yoswein and Glen Van Bramer for the IKEA family. This major furnishings retailer is slated to open in the Brooklyn community of Red Hook during the Summer of 2008.
Albany, NY (March 11, 2008): At the 31st Annual Conference of Family Planning Advocates of New York State, Senator Velmanette Montgomery (D-Brooklyn) was presented The 2008 Margaret Sanger Award in recognition of her leadership on women’s health issues.
New York State Senator Velmanette Montgomery discusses her teen-health initiatives with Susan Cleary, member of the Executive Committee of the Kings County Republican County Committee. The initiatives include sex-education in the public schools and an expansion of school heath clinics. Joseph Dobrian and the Manhattan Libertarian Party. (http://www.manhattanLP.org) hosts.
At a meeting convened by Senator Velmanette Montgomery for senior citizen center directors from her Senate District, information was exchanged about the Governor's Executive Budget proposal and its impact on senior services in Brooklyn and statewide.