Senator Ranzenhofer's 2020 Legislative Questionnaire

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As the controversial bail and discovery reform law continues to see a revolving door of individuals charged with violent crimes being released back out into the community, Senator Jim Tedisco (R,C,I,REF-Glenville), Assemblyman Dan Stec (R,C,I-Queensbury) and Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh (R,C,I-Ballston) today introduced new legislation to protect the privacy of emergency first responders and their families from retaliation and becoming crime victims under the discovery portion of the law.

Senator Jim Tedisco (R,C,I,REF-Glenville) today joined his Senate colleagues in a bi-partisan effort to pass legislation he co-sponsored to increase safety for limousine passengers in the wake of the tragic limo crash in Schoharie in October 2018 that took the lives of 20 people, several of whom were his constituents in Fulton and Saratoga Counties.

2nd Annual Bronx Delegation Budget Forum!

Come share your priorities for the 2020 New York State budget with Senator Alessandra Biaggi, Senator Gustavo Rivera, Senator José Serrano, and Senator Luis Sepúlveda!

Anyone is welcome to offer oral or written testimony. Each speaker will have up to two (2) minutes to speak.

Sign up for oral testimony will open at 6PM.

On National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, Senator Jim Tedisco (R,C,I,REF-Glenville) today joined his Senate Republican colleagues to put forth on the Senate Floor an amendment to repeal the controversial new bail and discovery reform law and close the revolving door of dangerous individuals being arrested and released from jail over and over again.

“No matter what the Governor says today in his State of the State Address, it’s public safety, stupid!”

“We should be mindful that the most basic function of government at any level is to protect the public and keep them safe from harm.  The number one issue my constituents tell me they’re concerned about is the ability of our law enforcement to successfully do that because of the new bail reform law, which went into effect on January 1st.”

Senator Jim Tedisco (R,C,I,REF-Glenville) today said the Legislature should heed liberal Democratic New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s call to give judges the ability to determine whether an alleged perpetrator poses a threat to the community before automatically releasing them under the state’s new bail reform law, which went into effect on January 1st.  

Senator Tedisco is urging the legislature to take up his bi-partisan legislation to give judges greater discretion to protect the public when the Senate and Assembly returns to Albany next week.

Senator Benjamin's 2019 Survey

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Senator Jim Tedisco (R,C,I,REF-Glenville) today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has issued a major disaster declaration for Fulton, Hamilton, Herkimer and Saratoga Counties which were impacted by the devastating October 31stHalloween storm.

Senator Tedisco has visited many of the affected areas and been in constant contact with local, state and federal officials to advocate for this federal disaster declaration and enable federal reimbursement for rebuilding infrastructure and public facilities.  

Peekskill, NY – In response to Connecticut’s plan to collect tolls on I-684, New York State Senator Pete Harckham proposed tolls on Connecticut drivers—or commencing work on a regional transportation accord—today at a news conference held in South Salem, NY.

Joining Sen. Harckham at the news conference were several other local officials, including Lewisboro Supervisor Peter Parsons, Pound Ridge Supervisor Kevin Hansan, North Salem Deputy Supervisor Peter Kamenstein and Lewisboro Council Member Jane D. Crimmins.