“I’m inviting all Sixth Senatorial District residents to nominate a special lady whose outstanding work on behalf of her community makes her deserving of special recognition by the New York State Senate,” said Senator Kemp Hannon (R-Nassau).  “The Senate’s ‘Women of Distinction’ Program honors the remarkable efforts of local residents who contribute to making our communities better, our families stronger, and serve as examples to others.”

Senator Serrano is a co-sponsor of the New York State Reproductive Health Act (Senate Bill: 2796). Serrano is a strong believer in ensuring a woman’s right to make personal health care decisions and believes that healthcare professionals should be guaranteed protections in order to perform these services.

Every American citizen has a protected right to vote. This inalienable right is the very foundation of our democratic way of life, and yet throughout our state and nation, there have been deliberate efforts to suppress this right and make it harder for a person to cast their vote.

I am happy to report that the benefits of New York’s Paid Family Leave program are now in place as of January 1, 2018. You may recall that, as part of the passage of the 2016 State Budget, my colleagues and I passed the most comprehensive paid family leave program in the nation. This family friendly workplace initiative allows hardworking New Yorkers to care for a sick relative, nurture a new baby, or help assist when a family member is called to active service without fear of penalization or job loss.

Recently, Senator Serrano attended the Community Education Council 3 and District 3 Annual Legislative Breakfast, where various leaders throughout the council and district gathered to give updates on their schools and goals for the New Year. CEC3 is one of the 32 Community Education Councils (CECs) in New York City and includes public elementary and middle schools on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.

This years flu virus has reached epidemic levels in New York. According to New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo, as of last week there have been 11,683 confirmed cases with 2,221 hospitalizations. These numbers are the highest numbers we have seen in New York since we recorded flu statistics in 2004. Governor Cuomo has also signed an executive order allowing pharmacists to give children ages 2 -18 a flu vaccination.

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ALBANY, NY - New York State Senate Health Committee Chairman Kemp Hannon today led a bipartisan push of key measures that would help expand the rights of sexual assault survivors.  Senator Hannon, Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas, and other legislators were joined by advocates to discuss the importance of these measures, which will ensure all sexual assault survivors are afforded a greater opportunity to seek justice.  

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