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Senate Passes Larkin Bill To Increase Vlt Revenue

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) today announced legislation he sponsored (S.3830-C) to increase revenue from video lottery terminals for education and local tourism has passed the State Senate.

The bill aims to increase the video lottery race track vendor license fee so that vendors, particularly smaller upstate gaming facilities, will have the resources to contribute to state aid for schools, and build and maintain top quality VLT gaming facilities that lead to the creation of new tourism destinations throughout the state.

June 13, 2007
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Larkin "Missing Angels" Bill Passes Senate

The State Senate today passed legislation (S.189-A) sponsored by Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) that would allow parents who have a stillborn baby to receive a birth certificate.

June 12, 2007
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Larkin Pushes For Comprehensive Plan To Overhaul Property Tax System In New York State

 

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) and members of the Senate Majority today passed major property tax reform legislation that could result in the complete elimination of residential school property taxes in school districts that vote to phase out property taxes over five years. Revenue would be replaced with additional state funding.

June 12, 2007
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Senate Passes Larkin Bill To Create Military Family Relief Fund

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) today announced that the State Senate has passed legislation he sponsored (S.234) to create the New York Military Family Relief Fund which would give financial assistance to the families of servicemembers while they are away on active duty.

The fund would assist New York residents who are members of the militia, national guard or armed services reserves and who have been called to active duty away from their homes for at least 30 days.

June 12, 2007
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Larkin Proposes Automatic Suspension Of Driver's License For Committing Auto Insurance Fraud

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) today announced the State Senate has passed legislation he sponsored that would automatically suspend the driver’s license of anyone convicted of committing auto insurance fraud.

The bill (S.4040) states that anyone convicted of committing auto insurance fraud will have his or her driver’s license automatically suspended from between one month and ten months depending on the severity of the crime.

June 11, 2007
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Larkin Bill To Allow Transfer Of Funds Within The Village Of Washingtonville Passes Senate

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) today announced that legislation he sponsored (S.4968) to allow the Village of Washingtonville to perform an internal transfer of surplus funds has passed the State Senate.

The Village of Washingtonville is currently holding surplus funds in the amount of $111,000 that were raised for the construction of a senior citizen development project called HUB-I. The project was completed in 1990.

June 11, 2007
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Larkin Bill Provides Protections For Small Estates During Probate

The State Senate has passed legislation (S.3880) sponsored by Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) that will allow small estates to include real property in addition to personal property as long as the gross value of the real property is $15,000 or less.

June 11, 2007
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Larkin Bill Immediately Suspends Teachers Without Pay If Caught Possessing Obscene Sexual Material

The State Senate has passed legislation (S.189) sponsored by Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) that suspends the pay of tenured teachers if they are convicted of possessing material depicting sexual performance by a child, use of a child in a sexual performance, or promoting a sexual performance by a child.

June 10, 2007
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Senator Larkin Announces Purple Heart Stamp Will Be Reissued At 41 Cents In August

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) today announced word from the Postmaster General that the U.S. Postal Service will issue the Purple Heart stamp at the First-Class Mail price of 41 cents beginning this August.

June 10, 2007
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Senate Passes Legislation To Charge Drunk Drivers Who Kill With Homicide

The New York State Senate has passed legislation (S.5517), cosponsored by Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) that would create the new charge of aggravated vehicular homicide for drunk drivers who kill someone.

The legislation was inspired by the tragic story and loss of seven-year-old Katie Flynn and 59-year-old Stanley Rabinowitz.

June 7, 2007
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Senate Passes Several Measures Proposed By Senator Larkin

The State Senate has passed an array of measures this week sponsored by Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) designed to assist the state’s farmers, horse racing industry, local taxpayers and veterans.

Senate bill 1046 allows farmers to file a late application for a real property tax exemption if they suffer a catastrophic event such as a flood that damages their property or the destruction of their home by wind, fire or flood.

Senate bill 2019 expands the number of retail sales outlets that micro-distilleries can use to market and sell their products.

June 6, 2007
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Larkin Bill Allows Local Wines To Be Sold At Farm Stands

The State Senate has passed legislation (S.343) sponsored by Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) that would give the state’s farm wineries assistance in marketing their products and allow them to sell wine at roadside stands.

June 6, 2007
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Larkin Speaks Out Against Governor's Food Stamps Proposal

 

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) and his Senate colleagues on both sides of the aisle today spoke out against Governor Eliot Spitzer’s plan to eliminate the fingerprint verification and face-to-face interview process that food stamp applicants undergo to qualify for the program.

June 6, 2007
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Larkin Bill Removes Double Tax On Town Of Chester Residents Currently Paying For Two Library Districts

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) today announced that a bill he sponsored to remove a double tax on Town of Chester residents currently paying for the services of two library districts has passed the State Senate.

May 30, 2007
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Larkin Calls For The Protection Of Veterans' Cemeteries

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) today announced unanimous passage by the State Senate of a bill he sponsored that prohibits cemeteries from selling veteran commemorative cemetery markers, flag holders, monuments, statues or other physical memorabilia that are over 75-years-old if these items are already located within a cemetery.

May 30, 2007
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Larkin Bill To Assist Goshen Historic Track And The Harness Racing Museum And Hall Of Fame

The State Senate has passed legislation (S.1047-A) sponsored by Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) that would grant the Agricultural and NYS Horse Breeding Development Fund the authority to transfer funds that support the works of the Harness Racing Museum and Hall of Fame and the Goshen Historic Track.

Both of these institutions help to promote the standard-bred horse industry and harness racing in New York State. However, current law is not clear on whether the fund can disburse monies to either of these organizations.

May 29, 2007
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Senate Passes Larkin Bill To Increase Age Of "juice Bar" Employees

A bill (S.224-B) sponsored by Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) has passed the New York State Senate that would make eighteen the minimum age for women to be nude or topless in establishments not controlled by the State Liquor Authority.

May 29, 2007
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Larkin Proposes Penalties For Operating Atvs On School Grounds Or Ball Fields

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) today announced the state Senate has passed legislation he sponsored that would increase the penalties for the illegal operation of an All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) on public or private school grounds or on any baseball, football or soccer field.

May 24, 2007
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Larkin Bill Protects Village Of Woodbury Fire Services

The State Senate has passed legislation (S.1481) sponsored by Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) to continue the operation of the Woodbury Fire District so that fire protective services can be provided within the newly incorporated Village of Woodbury.

May 23, 2007
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Senate Passes Legislation To Crack Down On Video Game Violence

Reacting strongly to the recent release of a sick video game which exploits the Virginia Tech University tragedy, Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) and his colleagues in the Senate Majority today announced that the State Senate has passed legislation that would reduce children’s exposure to violent video games.

May 21, 2007
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