(Albany, NY) Senator Dale M. Volker (R-I-C, Depew), today announced that he has secured $1.2 million as part of the Senate and Assembly Budget Agreement for the Canandaigua and Bristol Joint Water District. This joint water district will serve the residents and businesses in some areas within the Towns of Bristol and Canandaigua located in Ontario County.
Certain residents of the Towns of Bristol and Canandaigua suffer from habitual, frequent and persistent loss of private water supplies.
ALBANY, N.Y.) Senator Dale M. Volker (R-C-I, Depew) announced today that he has secured $500,000 for F.F. Thompson Hospital. These new state funds will complement financial investments by F.F. Thompson and from significant donations from the community to allow for the new Hawks Emergency Department, Polisseni Family Diagnostic Imaging Department and other critical clinical needs at F.F. Thompson Hospital.
(DEPEW, NY) Senator Dale M. Volker (R-I-C, Depew) today congratulated his longtime and trusted staff member, Jane Malone, on her retirement from the State Senate. Mrs. Malone has worked for the State Senate, for Senator Dale M. Volker, for the past 32 years focusing on constituent services for the 59th Senate District.
The truth must be told. New York State has cut more taxes in the last 12 years than any other state in the nation and more is on the way. What?, taxes in New York are decreasing? My answer to this is simple--YES. State taxes on both residents and businesses, combined have been slashed by over $120 billion. What most people are upset with are their school property taxes, which are outside the control of the State Legislature as these budgets are drafted by their local School Boards and passed by their residents.
(ALBANY, N.Y.) Senator Dale M. Volker (R-C-I, Depew) announced today that he has secured $10,500 by the Pike Public Library within the adopted 2006-2007 New York State Budget. These state funds will be utilized for the Pike Library for renovation of their building which was built in the 1840’s.
"The Pike Public Library is the cornerstone of the community and is used by young and old alike," said Senator Dale M. Volker.
(ALBANY, N.Y.) Senator Dale M. Volker (R-C-I, Depew) today announced with members of the State Senate passage of several important criminal justice bills that will toughen our laws to protect innocent New Yorkers, punish criminals and make our communities more safe. The agreements will expand the state’s DNA databank, eliminate the statute of limitations for rape victims and increase penalties for drivers who flee police officers.
"This legislative session has been extremely successful on the criminal justice front," said Senator Dale M.
Senator Dale M. Volker (R-C-I, Depew) today announced that Kathleen Balus has been awarded the 2003 New York State Senate Women of Distinction Award for the 59th Senate District for their contributions to enriching their communities. Kathleen Balus resides in the Town of Sardinia, Erie County and is the President and Founder of Pioneer Credit Recovery.
(ALBANY, N.Y.) Senator Dale M. Volker (R-C-I, Depew) announced today that he has passed the "City of Buffalo Historic Preservation Tax Credit" bill. Senator Volker’s legislation would ensure funding for potential historic rehabilitation projects found within Buffalo and western New York.
"The City of Buffalo has a tremendous history of industry, finance and innovation. Likewise, we have many historical buildings that are of notable architectural importance that have seen better days," said Senator Dale M. Volker.
(ALBANY, N.Y.) Senator Dale M. Volker (R-C-I, Depew) today announced that the New York State Senate has passed a package of legislation to ensure the welfare and well-being of children by making improvements to child protection services and increasing penalties for crimes committed against children.
"Unfortunately, on a daily basis, violent cases of abuse and neglect against children are happening all too often," said Senator Dale M. Volker.
Both the New York State Senate and the New York State Assembly have gone on record in supporting a delay being considered by Congress for implementing a requirement that travelers of all ages, including U.S. citizens, produce a passport or other equivalent form of identification when crossing the border from Canada into the United States.
The legislative resolutions sponsored by Senator Dale M.
(Albany, NY) Senator Dale M. Volker (R-I-C, Depew) today passed legislation that will expand hunting, with the use of rifles on the Southern Tier. The bill would allow Chemung, Steuben and Yates counties to use rifles for hunting deer and bear.
"Last year, we passed legislation that would allow several counties located on the Southern Tier to use rifles for the hunting of bear and deer," said Senator Dale M. Volker. "Last year’s bill has proven to be a tremendous success. For several years, the growth in the population of deer in the Southern Tier have been profound.
(Albany, NY) Senator Dale M. Volker (R-I-C, Depew) today passed legislation that will reinstate the death penalty for criminals who kill police officers, as well as amend the state’s death penalty law to fix a provision that was ruled invalid by the state Court of Appeals.
Senate action on the legislation was announced today at a Capitol news conference where Senate Majority Leader Joseph L.
(ALBANY, NY) State Senator Dale M. Volker (R-I-C, Depew) and staff today thanked Henry Ndlovu for significant contributions to Senator Volker’s Albany Office. Mr. Ndlovu has worked in Senator Volker’s office since January 2006 and is a participant in the New York State Senate’s Intern Program.
"Henry Ndlovu has been an outstanding employee and I, as well as my staff in Albany, will miss his enthusiasm, dedication, commitment and professionalism that he has brought to his job," said Senator Dale M. Volker. "I am expecting impressive things from Mr.
(ALBANY, NY) State Senator Dale M. Volker (R-I-C, Depew) today announced The New York State Senate passed comprehensive legislation (S.3914-B), to combat human trafficking, including establishing criminal penalties for labor and sexual servitude and promoting sex tourism that will protect minors from these outrageous acts.
"This is one of those disturbing situations were you just shake your head and can’t believe that this type of business is taking place in our state," said Senator Dale M. Volker. "This past February we had a public hearing on this issue.
(ALBANY, NY) State Senator Dale M. Volker (R-I-C, Depew) today released a case review of the murder of Sister Karen Klimczak by the hands of parolee Craig Lynch. Senator Volker compiled this information from local law enforcement sources, as well as from representatives from the New York State Division of Parole.
"I felt strongly that a case review on the murder of Sister Karen Klimczak was warranted based on several news reports of possible wrong doing by local and state officials," said Senator Dale M. Volker.
(ALBANY, NY) State Senator Dale M. Volker (R-I-C, Depew) today announced that he passed legislation (S.4120) to enhance penalties for making a swastika or burning or desecrating a cross with the intent to harass, annoy, threaten or alarm another person.
"Regardless of your faith, the color of your skin, or where you came from, there is no place in our civilized society for symbols of hate, intimidation or blatant disrespect," said Senator Dale M. Volker.
(ALBANY, NY) State Senator Dale M. Volker (R-I-C, Depew) today announced that the New York State Senate has passed legislation to make it a felony when someone unlawfully flees a police officer while operating a motor vehicle. The State Senate’s legislation will also provide for heightened penalties when this illegal action results in injury or death to a police officer or to third party.
"Unfortunately, police officers and pedestrians are becoming victims of high speed and low speed car chases," said Senator Dale M. Volker.
(ALBANY, NY) State Senator Dale M. Volker (R-I-C, Depew) today announced that the New York State Senate passed legislation to roll back New York's gas tax to provide some relief to strapped motorists faced with rising gas prices. The plan, which has been agreed to by the State Assembly, will save motorists up to $450 million a year and immediately lower the cost of gasoline in New York by at least four cents per gallon, and will take effect June 1 pending Governor Pataki’s approval.
(ALBANY, NY) State Senator Dale M. Volker (R-I-C, Depew) today announced a legislative agreement to roll back New York's gas tax to provide some relief to strapped motorists faced with rising gas prices.