William J. Larkin Jr.'s Press releases

LARKIN STILLBIRTH LEGISLATION PASSES SENATE

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C,Cornwall-on-Hudson) announced today that the New York State Senate has passed legislation which will direct the Department of Health to establish a "Certificate of Still Birth" which can be issued upon request to families suffering a stillbirth.

 

"To families who have suffered this terrible loss, the Certificate of Still Birth will help them to begin the healing process," said Senator Larkin. "My heart goes out to everyone who has endured this tragedy and I hope this acknowledgment of their stillbirth will allow them a form of closure during this difficult time."

 

June 16, 2011
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SENATE PASSES MTA PAYROLL TAX REPEAL

Removing Payroll Tax Burden Will Help Businesses Create Jobs

The New York State Senate today passed legislation (S.5596A/ A.8193A) to repeal the MTA Payroll Tax, easing an enormous financial burden that has caused job losses and hurt businesses across the downstate region. The bill, which has strong support from business organizations including the Business Council of New York State and the National Federation of Independent Businesses, is sponsored by Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R, C, I- Shirley), Senator Bill Larkin (R,C - Cornwall-on-Hudson) and other Senators representing the 12-county MTA region.

June 15, 2011
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SENATOR LARKIN HONORS LOCAL VETERAN

 

 William G. Stratis Nominated to the Senate Veterans' Hall of Fame

 

Today, Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) announced that he has nominated William G. Stratis to the Senate Veterans' Hall of Fame for his dedication and sacrifice to his country.

 

"Bill Stratis is a veteran's veteran," said Senator Bill Larkin. "His sacrifices on behalf of our country and the ordeals he has gone through in service to our country are an inspiration to all of us and I am honored to call him a friend."

 

June 14, 2011
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SENATE PASSES BILL REQUIRING CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR BUS DRIVERS

  Bill Addresses Recent Incidents of Dangerous Bus Drivers with a

History of Criminal Driving Convictions

 

The New York State Senate today passed legislation, cosponsored by Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson), that would help ensure bus safety and crack down on so-called "terror" bus drivers. The bill requires bus drivers to submit to a criminal history check. The legislation aims to improve safety for bus passengers following a string of bus crashes caused by dangerous bus drivers with a history of criminal driving convictions.

June 2, 2011
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SENATOR LARKIN HONORS LOCAL WOMAN AT STATEWIDE EVENT


Deirdre Glenn Selected as 2011 "Woman of Distinction"

 

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) today honored Deirdre Glenn of Newburgh, NY at a special ceremony held in Albany as one of the NYS Senate's 2011 "Women of Distinction."

 

May 24, 2011
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LARKIN OUTRAGED AT HOMELAND SECURITY FUNDING CUTS BY FEDS


Federal Budget Plan Harms New York

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) joined New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Senator Greg Ball, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs, in denouncing Washington's attempts to reduce New York's homeland security funding in the federal budget proposal. New York is slated to see a reduction of $186 million in homeland security funding should the cuts go through.

 

May 18, 2011
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STILLBIRTH LEGISLATION PASSES SENATE


BILL WOULD ALLOW NEW STATE CERTIFICATE TO RECOGNIZE STILLBIRTHS

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) announced today that the New York State Senate passed legislation he is sponsoring, Senate bill S.3111, which would allow for the New York State Department of Health to issue a "Certificate of Birth Resulting in Stillbirth."

 

"This legislation recognizes the ordeal which parents go through during this difficult experience," said Larkin. "It is a way for them to acknowledge the baby and the event that occurred at a formal level. They may even include the stillborn child's name on the certificate if they so desire," said Larkin.

 

May 17, 2011
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U.S. Postal Service Makes Purple Heart Stamp "Forever"

An effort to honor military heroes that began in the New York State Senate 11 years ago has now resulted in the U.S. Postal Service announcing that the Purple Heart postage stamp has been classified as a “Forever” stamp, ensuring that it will continue in circulation. 

April 13, 2011
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STAR Q&A

The School Tax Relief Program, or STAR, was sponsored by the New York State Senate to provide a partial exemption from school property taxes for New York State residents who own homes. Since it was enacted in 1997, STAR has saved homeowners more than $21.5 billion. Now that STAR is fully implemented, more than three million homeowners will save nearly $4.7 billion this year.

For more information, click here for my STAR Q&A brochure.

April 5, 2011
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Senate Passes Legislation to Limit Protests at Military Funerals


" Specialist Thomas Wilwerth Military Dignity Act"

 

 

The New York State Senate passed legislation today (S.3901), that would limit protests at military funerals. Called " Specialist Thomas Wilwerth Military Dignity Act," the proposed law is named for an Iraq War Veteran who lost his life in combat in 2006.

March 14, 2011
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MILITARY VOTING LAW STRENGTHENED


NEW LEGISLATION SIGNED INTO LAW

 

New legislation that would allow more time for military absentee ballots to be mailed and counted in special elections has been signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo.

The legislation (S.3500) ensures that current state law conforms with the federal law requiring election officials to finalize and transmit the final ballot to military voters overseas within 45 days of a special election.

 

March 14, 2011
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STATEMENT BY SENATOR BILL LARKIN ON TODAY'S AIR FORCE ANNOUNCEMENT

"I congratulate the men and women of the 105th Airlift Wing on this momentous announcement," said Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson). "The Air Force has made a terrific choice in selecting Stewart Air National Guard Base as the home of their new C-17 Globemaster transport planes. This decision confirms what we in the region have known for a long time, that the 105th Airlift Wing is one of the finest, most professional units in the Air Guard. Placing the C-17's at Stewart will ensure the long term stability of the Air Force Base and is a great boost to the Hudson Valley economically," said Larkin.

March 10, 2011
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LARKIN NAMED SENATE MAJORITY WHIP

Also Named to Key Committees

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) announced that he has been named to the leadership position of Senate Majority Whip by Senator Dean Skelos, Senate Majority Leader.

"It is a great honor for me to be named Majority Whip," said Senator Larkin. "I appreciate the confidence Senator Skelos has placed in me and I look forward to working with the entire Republican conference to ensure a successful legislative session."

"Bill Larkin is a true leader and I value his wisdom, experience and input as part of the Senate Majority’ leadership team," Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos said.

January 27, 2011
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Senator Larkin Introduces Resolution Commemorating the 30th Anniversary of the Ending of the Iranian Hostage Crisis

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) introduced a legislative resolution in the New York State Senate commemorating the 30th anniversary of the ending of the Iranian Hostage Crisis. "This resolution is the Senate's way of showing our appreciation to the hostages, their families, the members of the rescue mission and their families," said Senator Larkin. "Their sacrifices and courage are truly inspiring and I thank them for their service to their county."

January 26, 2011
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LARKIN REMINDS THOSE WITH PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS TO APPLY FOR INSURANCE THROUGH THE NEW YORK BRIDGE PLAN


Applications Now Being Accepted

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) wants to remind those individuals who have a pre-existing health condition but do not have insurance coverage that applications are now being accepted through the New York Bridge Plan. This new insurance plan covers individuals who have a pre-existing medical condition but have not had insurance coverage for the past six months. To be eligible, you must also be a New York State resident and a US citizen or legal resident.

 

October 26, 2010
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SENATOR LARKIN URGES SENIORS TO APPLY FOR HEATING ASSISTANCE

 


HEAP APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 1ST


 

October 15, 2010
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SENATOR LARKIN ANNOUNCES THE AVAILABILITY OF A NEW BURIAL OPTION FOR VETERANS

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) recently announced that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has made available a new medallion, which is to be affixed to an existing privately purchased headstone or marker to signify a deceased person’s status as a veteran. 

 

October 13, 2010
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LARKIN LEGISLATION SIGNED INTO LAW BY GOVERNOR


Bills Will Allow Town of Montgomery and the Village Cornwall-on-Hudson to Offer Retirement Plans For Police Officers

 Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) announced that Governor David Paterson recently signed two pieces of legislation into law pertaining to the Town of Montgomery and the Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson.

 

The first bill authorizes the Town of Montgomery to offer an optional retirement plan to one of their police officers. The second bill authorizes the Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson to offer an optional twenty year retirement plan to four of their police officers.

 

October 1, 2010
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NEW YORK FARM BUREAU NAMES LARKIN TO THEIR "CIRCLE OF FRIENDS"


In recognition of his support of local farmers, the New York Farm Bureau has named Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) to their "Circle of Friends" for the 2010 Legislative Session.

 

"This award is a great honor for me," said Senator Larkin. "I am proud to be included in the Farm Bureau's "Circle of Friends" and fully support our local farmers. The hard work and dedication shown by our farm families is one of the reasons New York farms are among the best in the nation. Our farm products consistently rank among the highest nationwide in quality and this is due to the strong work ethic and pride shown by all New York farmers," said Larkin.

 

September 21, 2010
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SENATOR LARKIN ANNOUNCES FISH AND GAME BROCHURE NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) announced that the 2010-2011 Fish and Game brochure, a convenient guide containing important information on fishing and hunting in New York State, is now available online by going to http://larkin.nysenate.gov.

"Each year, dozens of people call my offices because they either never received this brochure or because they want additional copies for their friends and family," said Senator Larkin. "Now, instead of waiting for what they need in the mail, these individuals and anyone else can just go to my website and print out, or simply review, the information they are after."

September 21, 2010
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