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LARKIN LEGISLATION PASSES SENATE

Bill Will Allow Farm Wineries To Sell Wine At Roadside Farm Markets

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) announced today that the New York State Senate has passed Senate bill S.4241-A, which authorizes the sale of wine produced by farm or special wineries or micro-wineries at licensed roadside farm markets. 

February 13, 2012
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Senator Larkin Welcomes Students From Mount Saint Mary College To Albany

Students from Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh traveled to Albany to discuss financial aid issues and the state budget with Senator Larkin.

February 9, 2012
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LEGISLATION ALLOWING TOWNS TO SET LOCAL SPEED LIMITS PASSES SENATE

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) announced that legislation he has cosponsored passed the New York State Senate today.  Senate bill, S.547, introduced by Senator Betty Little, would allow towns throughout New York State to set the maximum speed limit on roads within their jurisdiction.

February 7, 2012
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LARKIN NAMED TO SENATE BUDGET SUBCOMMITTEES

Work Begins Immediately To Ensure an On-Time Budget

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) announced that he has been asked to serve on both the Health and Mental Hygiene Budget Subcommittees in the Senate.  These subcommittees review the Governor’s budget proposals and report to the full Conference with recommendations on key issues in those areas. 

“This is a tremendous honor for me,” said Larkin.  “The areas of Health and Mental Hygiene are important to my constituents and I feel it’s imperative to have their voices heard during budget negotiations.  I am anxious to start our in-depth review of the budget language and look forward to working with Governor to achieve an on-time budget,” said Larkin.

February 2, 2012
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Senator Larkin Receives Recognition From the Military Order of The Purple Heart

The Military Order of the Purple Heart awarded a commemorative picture to Senator Bill Larkin for his personal leadership and dedication in the pursuit of the Purple Heart Forever Stamp.  It was presented to him by members of the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor Board of Directors - Jim Kulisek, Andrew Komonchak, William Kaplan, and Richard Lay.

February 1, 2012
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SENATOR LARKIN VOTES TO APPROVE HISTORIC EXPANSION OF DNA DATABANK – KEY MEASURE TO HELP SOLVE CRIMES, COMBAT SEXUAL PREDATORS

Launches “Join the Fight” Online Petition at www.larkin.nysenate.gov

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) today announced that the State Senate has approved legislation to implement the largest expansion of the State’s DNA databank since it was first created in 1994.  The expansion would help law enforcement close thousands of unsolved cases, bring justice to crime victims, and help prevent dangerous criminals from committing additional crimes.

The Senator also launched a new “Join the Fight” online petition at www.larkin.nysenate.gov, to garner public support for the proposal, and help ensure that it becomes law this year.

January 31, 2012
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Let's Keep NY Safe -- Join the Fight

Sign the Petition Below in Support of a Powerful Crime-fighting ToolExpanding the DNA databank will empower law enforcement, provide j

January 31, 2012
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NEWBURGH LEGISLATION MOVES OUT OF SENATE COMMITTEE

Larkin Bill To Allow City To Establish An Administrative Tribunal Heads To The Senate Floor

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) announced that legislation, Senate bill S.3959, to allow the City of Newburgh to establish an administrative tribunal for parking infractions has been voted out of the Senate's Local Government Committee and sent to the Senate floor to await action by the full Senate.

January 30, 2012
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SENATOR LARKIN NAMED TO NEW LIBRARY COMMITTEE

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) announced that he has been named to the new Senate Select Committee on Libraries.  The committee is a 19-member bipartisan body that is authorized to conduct meetings, conferences and public hearings, to gather information and to make recommendations on library-related legislative proposals.

"I am thrilled to be a member of this new committee," said Senator Larkin.  "Libraries have always been extremely important to me and I am excited to have this opportunity to serve on a committee devoted exclusively to their needs.  I look forward to working with my local libraries to ensure their voices are heard on this new committee," said Larkin.

January 27, 2012
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BIPARTISAN LEGISLATIVE TASK FORCE ON DEMOGRAPHIC RESEARCH AND REAPPORTIONMENT RELEASES NEW STATE SENATE DISTRICT LINES

The bipartisan Legislative Task Force on Demographic Research and Reapportionment --co-chaired by Senator Michael F. Nozzolio and Assemblyman John J. McEneny  --  today released new Senate district lines, based on population shifts which occurred over the last ten years.

January 26, 2012
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LARKIN LEGISLATION MOVES OUT OF VETERANS COMMITTEE

Bill Would Prohibit Cemeteries From Selling Historic Cemetery Markers or Monuments

Legislation sponsored by Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) to prohibit the sale of veteran’s cemetery markers or monuments moved out the Senate Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs this week.  Senate bill S.1504 prohibits the unauthorized sale of commemorative cemetery markers, flag holders, monuments, statues or other physical memorabilia from the graves of veterans that are over 75 years old by cemeteries if such property is currently placed or located within a cemetery.

January 20, 2012
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January 19, 2012
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STATEMENT BY SENATOR BILL LARKIN

ON CONGRESSMAN MAURICE HINCHEY'S RETIREMENT

"It has been my honor and privilege to work with Maurice Hinchey for over 30 years," said Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson).  "His commitment and dedication to his constituents and the entire Hudson Valley has always been unparalleled.  Maurice and I have always worked well together and I will miss him as a colleague.  As a friend, I wish him all the best and a long and healthy retirement," said Larkin.

January 18, 2012
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LARKIN COSPONSORS LEGISLATION TO EXEMPT LIBRARIES FROM THE MTA PAYROLL TAX

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) today cosponsored legislation to repeal the onerous Metropolitan Commuter Transportation Mobility Tax – otherwise known as the payroll tax - on libraries in the MTA region.

“I am very happy to join my colleagues in sponsoring such an important piece of legislation,” said Senator Larkin.  “Our libraries have never been able to afford this burdensome tax and it is my hope that the Legislature and the Governor will work together to ensure this legislation is signed into law as soon as feasibly possible.  We must do all we can to ensure the survival and growth of our local libraries and easing the tax burden for them is a giant first step towards achieving this goal,” said Larkin. 

January 18, 2012
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Statement by Senator Bill Larkin on the Governor's Budget Proposal

"The Governor's budget proposal is an excellent starting point to the budget process," said Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson).  "I feel we will be able to achieve a substantial number of the Governor's initiatives and I look forward to starting the  process and working towards a budget that helps all New Yorkers.  Improving the state's economy and business climate is paramount to bringing back confidence in New York State and I feel the Governor's budget makes great strides towards making this a reality," said Larkin.

January 17, 2012
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NEW YORK STATE SENATE MOVES TO SAVE CONSERVATION FUNDING

Senator Bill Larkin Concerned Federal Matching Funds in Jeopardy

The New York State Senate this week passed legislation (Senate bill S.5921) sponsored by Senator Mark Grisanti which would preserve New York’s federal matching funds for two key conservation programs geared for fish and wildlife restoration.  It will bar the transfer of state funds from any account contingent upon a matching requirement for the receipt of federal revenues. 

January 12, 2012
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January 12, 2012
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NEW YORK STATE SENATE MOURNS THE LATE ASSEMBLYMAN TOM KIRWAN

The New York State Senate unanimously passed a Legislative Resolution today mourning the death of the late Assemblyman Tom Kirwan from Newburgh. 

 "Newburgh and the entire Hudson Valley lost a true friend when we lost Tom Kirwan," said Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson).  "He was a tireless advocate for the region and enjoyed bringing old-fashioned common sense to the legislative process.  I will miss his sage advice and sense of humor but most of all I will miss his friendship and his belief in the values of good government," said Larkin. 

January 10, 2012
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