The NYS Senate passed legislation (S.2969) this week permitting the nearly 13,000 certified nurse practitioners from across the state to sign death certificates ensuring the delivery of appropriate and medically-accurate postmortem care.
The legislation, sponsored by Senator Velmanette Montgomery (D-Brooklyn), gives nurse practitioners the authority and responsibility to complete death certificates in the same manner as physicians, medical examiners and coroners.
Measure includes stricter campaign finance rules and greater penalties for violations, increased disclosure of outside income for legislators, enhancements to the lobby law, strengthened legislative and executive oversight
Members of the NYS Conference of Black Senators sent messages of prayers and support today, to families and friends that have been affected by the tragic earthquake that took place south of Port-Au Prince, Haiti yesterday. “The Haitian community is a very vibrant and important part of our districts and we will do everything possible to aid them during this painful time”, Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson of the 36th District (Westchester and Bronx), Chairwoman of the NYS Conference of Black Senators (CBS).
With ( l-r), Assemblywoman Annette Robinson, Rev. Edith Critchlow; Rev. Dr. Robert O. Simpson, pastor of Janes; Rev. Dr. Joseph V. Crocket; Congresswoman Yvette Clarke and Rev. Allen H. Smith.
Janes United Methodist Church is named for Edmond Storer Janes (1807-1876) who in 1844 was elected Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church. The church can trace its roots to 1858 when a Sunday school was started in a private home. Janes Mission, located at Patchen Avenue and Monroe Street, was built ca.1859 at a cost of $3,000 and had a seating capacity of 400.
To thank the Senator for hercontinuing support for family planning service providers in Brooklyn and statewide, and to request that funding for reproductive health services bemaintained in the 2010-11 State Budget. Among the visitors are CarolBeemet; Lissa Wolfe; Hadiyah Chantry; Dana Czucka; Rocio De la Rosa; MarthaDenton; Theodora Diwouta; Gayle Dorsley; Patricia Houston; Mika Keegstra;Martha Shane; Diane Smith; Sarah Uehara and Erick Washington.Photo by Erick Washington
Attached is the Report of the Taskforce on Transforming Juvenile JusticeThe following individuals will be at the briefing:Gladys Carrión, Esq. - Commissioner, Office of Children and Family Services(OCFS)Jeremy Travis - President, John Jay College and Chairman of TaskforceMichael A. Corriero - Executive Director, Big Brothers/Big Sisters and Co-Chair of Taskforce
By Lorraine Dusky Bloger for Birth Mother, First Mother Forum
Velmanette Montgomery, chairwoman of the Children and Families Committee. The Assembly sponsor, Assemblyman David Koon Rochester, continues the fight in that house. Birth parents who had no rights and no options presented to them signed ...
By FIB Senator Velmanette Montgomery, one of the few politicians to come out publicly to be for the EPA cleaning the Gowanus Canal (ie: she is PRO Superfund!) was there. While there, F.I.B heard from reliable political sources that Mayor ...