Senator Jim Tedisco (R,C,I,REF-Glenville) today announced the passage of several measures he sponsors in the state Senate to help treat and prevent the spread of Lyme Disease and other tick-borne illnesses.

Lyme Disease is a terrible infection spread by the bite of an infected tick that can affect the skin, joints, nervous system and/or heart. When detected early, it usually can be treated with antibiotics. However, if left untreated, those infected tick bites can often cause serious debilitating health problems.

Senator Jim Tedisco welcomed to the Senate Chamber Chase Thalheimer, a Shenendehowa High School sophomore and his father Peter. Chase is a member of the Southern Saratoga County YMCA in Clifton Park's Youth in Government Program and has been selected as one of just 20 young people to represent New York State at the Conference on National Affairs in the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina where youth program delegates from all over the United States will gather to present their proposed legislation. 

Senator Jim Tedisco (R,C,I,REF-Glenville) today at a ceremony at the state Capitol in Albany inducted Mayfield resident Daniel Izzo, who is the Fulton County Undersheriff, into the New York State Senate Veterans Hall of Fame for his courageous service as a decorated former U.S. Navy SEAL.

Yesterday, Senator Kemp Hannon, Chair of the Senate Standing Committee on Health, introduced legislation to combat the ever-increasing use of electronic cigarettes among minors.  This legislation (S8609) and (S8610) will curb use among minors through prevention and education, establish sale to minor compliance checks, and eliminate enticing flavors that lure young people.

Senator Jim Tedisco (R,C,I,REF-Glenville) and Assemblymember Patricia Fahy (D-Albany) today joined with Christine and Richard Taras, the parents of 13-year-old Jacobe Taras of Fort Edward, who tragically took his own life as a result of bullying, to call for passage of their legislation, “Jacobe’s Law,” to require that schools notify parents when a child is being threatened by a bully.

Senator Jim Tedisco (R,C,I,REF-Glenville) today honored Mayfield resident Daniel Izzo, who is the Fulton County Undersheriff, with the New York State Senate Liberty Medal – the Senate’s highest honor – for his courageous service as a decorated former U.S. Navy SEAL.

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Senator Jim Tedisco (R,C,I, REF-Glenville) and Senator Kathy Marchione (R,C,I-Halfmoon) today honored from Shenendehowa High School in Clifton Park, the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) Class AA State Diving Champion Nick Lydon and the state 99-Pound Division 1 Wrestling Champion Stevo Poulin and presented them with copies of resolutions they sponsored that unanimously passed the New York State Senate.

Senator Jim Tedisco (R,C,I,REF-Glenville) and his colleagues in the New York State Senate in Albany today honored Johnstown resident Dr. Irina Gelman, Fulton County’s Director of Public Health and owner of EMVI Inc. Chocolates, who is a local pioneer in the implementation of tele-medicine, as a 2018 New York State Senate Woman of Distinction to represent the 49th Senate District.

Tele-medicine can be a lifeline to people who live in rural communities and often have to travel great distances for routine medical care or for a consultation.