Issues: Legislature

Public Hearing Schedule July 2014

This is the latest New York State Public Hearing Schedule for July 11, 2014. You can read the document in the embed below or download the file at the bottom of the page

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July 3, 2014
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Payroll Report - End Date 7/02/2014

Period: 
06/19/2014 - 07/02/2014
Check Date: 
07/16/2014

Bi-Weekly report of monies disbursed to Senate employees. The report is issued by the Secretary of the Senate and is available as both a .csv file and it's original PDF format for download at the bottom of the page.

The Report includes fields for the employee name, the employing office, city of employment, the employee title, the employee biweekly or hourly rate (whichever applies), the employee payroll type (see below), the pay period, the pay period's beginning and end date, the check date and the employing legislative entity.

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July 2, 2014
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Legislative Notebook: State Initiatives of Interest to Veterans

Here is a partial listing of bills I have supported this session to aid New York’s former servicemen and servicewomen. These initiatives will now go to Governor Cuomo for final action.

-- Legislation I co-sponsored was passed by both houses (S.7839, first introduced as S.4714)) to extend the Military Service Credit Law of 2000 to all veterans who have served in the military. Right now, public employees who served in the armed forces may purchase up to three years of pension credit only if their military service occurred during specified conflicts. This measure will expand this opportunity to public employee veterans who also served their country in peacetime.

June 26, 2014
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Payroll Report - End Date 6/18/2014

Period: 
06/05/2014 - 06/18/2014
Check Date: 
07/02/2014

Bi-Weekly report of monies disbursed to Senate employees. The report is issued by the Secretary of the Senate and is available as both a .csv file and it's original PDF format for download at the bottom of the page.

The Report includes fields for the employee name, the employing office, city of employment, the employee title, the employee biweekly or hourly rate (whichever applies), the employee payroll type (see below), the pay period, the pay period's beginning and end date, the check date and the employing legislative entity.

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June 18, 2014
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Senator Stavisky Elected Treasurer of Legislative Women’s Caucus

Albany, NY—Senator Toby Ann Stavisky (D-Flushing) last week was elected treasurer of the New York State Legislative Women’s Caucus. The Caucus is composed of 47 female lawmakers in the Senate and the Assembly from both sides of the aisle and across New York State.

 

June 17, 2014
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Update from Albany: Senator DeFrancisco Highlights Bills that Have Passed the State Senate

On this week's program of Your Voice, State Senator John A. DeFrancisco discusses legislation that would improve the safety on college campuses, better protect women and children from human trafficking, and crack down on repeat drunk drivers. 

 

 

June 16, 2014
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Member Directory as of 6/13/2014

This is the New York State Senate Directory of Senator Offices and contact information.

June 13, 2014
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Senator Bonacic Announces Passage of Senate Bill Allowing County Jails to Share Financing and Facilities

Senator John Bonacic (R/I/C – Mount Hope) announces that the NYS Senate today passed  Senate Bill 1876A which will allow counties to share a jail instead of having separate jails in each county.  

June 11, 2014
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SENATOR BONACIC ANNOUNCES PASSAGE OF SENATE BILL S.6202 REQUIRING SEX OFFENDERS TO REGISTER MULTIPLE RESIDENCES

Senator Bonacic announces the Senate passage of legislation he sponsored (S.6202), which requires sex offenders to report secondary residences or domiciles to any police department within ten days.  At present, there is a section on the sex offender registration form to list a second residence, but completing this section is not required by law.

June 11, 2014
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Senator Bonacic Announces Passage of Senate Bill 2016: Child Abuse Calls From Mandated Reporters Must Be Investigated

Senator Bonacic today announces that legislation he introduced, Senate Bill 2016, requiring that certain mandated reporters who phone in child abuse or maltreatment reports to the statewide child abuse hotline be immediately referred to local child abuse investigators, has passed in the New York State Senate. 

June 11, 2014
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NY Senate Web Presence Analytics May 2014

Monthly analytics for the New York State Senate’s web presence.

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NYSenate_Web_Analytics_May_2014.xls

June 6, 2014
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Payroll Report - End Date 6/04/2014

Period: 
05/22/2014 - 06/04/2014
Check Date: 
06/18/2014

Bi-Weekly report of monies disbursed to Senate employees. The report is issued by the Secretary of the Senate and is available as both a .csv file and it's original PDF format for download at the bottom of the page.

The Report includes fields for the employee name, the employing office, city of employment, the employee title, the employee biweekly or hourly rate (whichever applies), the employee payroll type (see below), the pay period, the pay period's beginning and end date, the check date and the employing legislative entity.

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June 4, 2014
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Griffo, Schimminger Bills Would Reform Lieutenant Governor Post

ALBANY – The lieutenant governor position has drawn increased attention and scrutiny in the past month in light of an upcoming change in personnel in November.

State Sen. Joseph A. Griffo and Assemblyman Robin Schimminger believe this is a perfect time for the Legislature to reconsider how the lieutenant governor is chosen and his or her role in the governing of New York. They sponsor three bills that would institute some common-sense reforms: 

June 2, 2014
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Press Conference: JOINT TASK FORCE ON HEROIN AND OPIOID ADDICTION TO RELEASE REPORT AND LEGISLATIVE RECOMMENDATIONS

After conducting 18 public forums across the state, listening to 53 hours of testimony and speaking with more than 2,000 residents about the tragedy of the state’s heroin and opioid epidemic, the Senate’s bipartisan Joint Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction will release its report tomorrow, Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 1:15 p.m. in Room 124 of the Capitol.

Twenty-five Senators who participated in the Task Force will be joined at the news conference by experts on substance abuse, and representatives of law enforcement, to make legislative recommendations to address issues surrounding the increase in drug abuse, addiction and drug related crimes in New York that has claimed countless lives and hurt families across the state.

May 28, 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
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At Start of Summer and Beginning of “100 Deadliest Days for Teen Drivers,” Klein, Crespo Push for Passage of Legislation Curbing Underage Drinking

BRONX, NY -  The upcoming Memorial Day weekend, marks the unofficial start of summer – but it also marks the beginning of what is known as the “100 Deadliest Days” for teen drivers. Underage drinking continues to be a chronic problem in New York City with nearly 1,800 summonses a year issued by the NYPD for sales of alcohol to minors. 

May 23, 2014
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Senator Larkin and Assemblyman Tedisco Introduce Bill for New G.I.V.E Back Legislative Internship Program for Disabled Veterans

Lawmakers seek first-in-the-nation set-aside program to enable service-disabled 

veterans to participate in annual state legislative internship program

In advance of Memorial Day, New York State Senator Bill Larkin (R,C-Cornwall-on-Hudson), a World War II and Korean War combat veteran, and Assemblyman Jim Tedisco (R,C,I-Glenville) today introduced new legislation to create the G.I.V.E. Back NY program (Giving Internships for disabled Veterans not fully Employed) to enable disabled veterans to participate in the Assembly and Senate’s annual legislative internship program.

May 23, 2014
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Payroll Report - End Date 5/21/2014

Period: 
05/08/2014 - 05/21/2014
Check Date: 
06/04/2014

Bi-Weekly report of monies disbursed to Senate employees. The report is issued by the Secretary of the Senate and is available as both a .csv file and it's original PDF format for download at the bottom of the page.

The Report includes fields for the employee name, the employing office, city of employment, the employee title, the employee biweekly or hourly rate (whichever applies), the employee payroll type (see below), the pay period, the pay period's beginning and end date, the check date and the employing legislative entity.

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May 21, 2014
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City Speed Limit Legislation Gains Momentum After Families, Advocates and City Officials Unite

Senator Dilan has amended his initial proposal to allow the City of New York to establish speed limits as low as 20 mph, after the families of those lost to reckless driving, advocates and city officials agreed to stand behind a 25 mph proposal. A resolution in the City Council sponsored by Council Member David Greenfield, affirming city-wide support of the agreed upon 25 mph legislation and urging the State Legislature to act on the measure, was approved overwhelmingly.

May 15, 2014
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Klein, Crespo, Sepulveda Call for New Approval Process for Lewd “Juice Bar Strip Clubs”

HUNTS POINT, NY – Standing in front of the infamous nightclub, Platinum Pleasures, in the Hunts Point area of the Bronx, Senator Klein and Assemblyman Crespo announced new legislation mandating that non-alcoholic strip clubs have a cabaret license.

May 7, 2014
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Update from Albany: Senator DeFrancisco Discusses Bills Moving Forward in the Senate on Your Voice

On this program of Your Voice, State Senator John A. DeFrancisco discusses some of the bills that he has sponsored, including legislation that would increase fines for littering on state highways and legislation that would increase penalties for leaving the scene of a boating accident.

 

May 7, 2014
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