J5153

Honoring Tyler Muise upon the occasion of his designation as the first recipient of the Tyler Muise MVP Award by the Orange County I...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Tyler Muise upon the occasion of his
designation as the first recipient of the Tyler Muise MVP Award by the
Orange County Interscholastic Athletic Association on April 20, 2016

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to pay tribute to
those individuals whose extraordinary spirit and determination are an
inspiration to others; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to honor Tyler Muise
upon the occasion of his designation as the first recipient of the Tyler
Muise MVP Award, celebrated at the Orange County Interscholastic Athlet-
ic Association Senior Scholar-Athlete Award Luncheon on Wednesday, April
20, 2016; and
WHEREAS, This auspicious award recognizes a student with special needs
who has positively impacted an athletic program at their school; Valley
Central High School's trophy case will hold a plaque passed on annually
to the school of the award recipient; and
WHEREAS, After the death of his mother, Tyler Muise's teacher, Carol
Fitts, spoke to Head Football Coach, Ron Introini and Assistant Coach,
Bob Leonard, and suggested that playing football might cheer Tyler up
and give him something to focus on; and
WHEREAS, After he was recruited to the Vikings, Tyler Muise immediate-
ly became a vital part of the team, serving as an inspiration to his
fellow members from the moment he stepped onto the field; and
WHEREAS, Known for his infectious enthusiasm and wide smile, Tyler
Muise loves football and proudly wears his Vikings team jersey to school
on game days; and
WHEREAS, Tyler Muise's one wish was to play football; at the game on
Senior Night in 2014, his dream became a reality; with the help of Wash-
ingtonville, the Vikings' opponent, Tyler jubilantly ran a 15-yard
touchdown up the middle of the field; and
WHEREAS, A role model for all, Tyler Muise is a dedicated athlete who
has brought honor to his family, his coaches, and his community of
friends who have encouraged his progress and commended his hard work;
and
WHEREAS, Tyler Muise's character and achievements stand as a sterling
example and inspiration to all who would aspire to such extraordinary
success; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that when individ-
uals of such enduring courage and accomplishment are brought to our
attention, it is appropriate to publicly proclaim and commend those
individuals for the edification and emulation of others; now, therefore,
be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Tyler Muise upon the occasion of his designation as the first
recipient of the Tyler Muise MVP Award by the Orange County Interscho-
lastic Athletic Association on April 20, 2016; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Tyler Muise.

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  • 04 / May / 2016
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 04 / May / 2016
    • ADOPTED

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J5152

Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Schenectady County Bar Association

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Sche-
nectady County Bar Association

WHEREAS, It is the intent of this Legislative Body to recognize that the
quality and character of life in the communities across the great State
of New York is reflective of certain exemplary institutions whose
purpose is dedicated to serving the community and the needs of its citi-
zenry; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to commem-
orate the 100th Anniversary of the Schenectady County Bar Association,
to be celebrated at Key Hall at Proctors on Wednesday, May 18, 2016; The
Honorable Leslie Stein, Associate Judge of the Court of Appeals, will be
the featured keynote speaker; this esteemed event will also include
special guest David Miranda, Esq., President of the New York State Bar
Association; and
WHEREAS, The Schenectady County Bar Association (SCBA) is an associ-
ation of lawyers, mindful of their unique role in the relationship
between the community and the law; the Association strives to facilitate
the administration of justice, elevate the standards of integrity, honor
and courtesy in the legal profession, promote the interests and welfare
of the profession, particularly of the practicing lawyer, and cherish
the spirit of collegiality among its members; and
WHEREAS, The SCBA has been providing professional and community
service since its incorporation in 1916 as a nonprofit corporation,
including continuing legal education, mentoring, public information and
legal services programs; and
WHEREAS, Currently, the Schenectady County Bar Association has approx-
imately 300 members; its initial purpose was to serve the interests of
the legal community; over the years, as membership and the demand for
legal services has grown, the Association's focus has broadened and now
devotes most of its time and effort to the public good, sponsoring a
moot court competition for middle and high school students, providing
free legal services to eligible Schenectady County residents seeking
divorces, and establishing an attorney in the classroom program among
other initiatives; its goal is to bring the judicial system closer to
the people it serves by continuing to increase its presence in the
community; and
WHEREAS, Since its founding, the Schenectady County Bar Association
has promoted and maintained the highest professional and ethical stand-
ards for all people involved in the practice of law, developed and
improved legal education and research, and protected the interests of
the public; and
WHEREAS, The success enjoyed by the Schenectady County Bar Association
is in direct correlation to the efforts of the many individuals who have
supported the development of this organization over the years; and
WHEREAS, The Schenectady County Bar Association has been a constant
and constructive force in establishing and maintaining an environment of
fair dealing and continued access to the courts, while serving as a
vital and substantial element in the legal and business affairs of this
State; and
WHEREAS, The Schenectady County Bar Association will continue to build
upon its activities of the past 100 years to guide the legal profession
into the next century with programs to help attorneys provide high qual-
ity service to their clients, and education to the general public; and

WHEREAS, It is fitting and proper that the Schenectady County Bar
Association be recognized on its 100th Anniversary for its important and
valuable contributions to this State; and
WHEREAS, Equally commendable are the superbly-skilled members of the
Schenectady County Bar Association whose involvement is and has always
been characterized by an impressive commitment, an unbridled enthusiasm,
and an uncompromising standard of excellence in all of their efforts on
behalf of the local community they serve; and
WHEREAS, Steeped in a proud and distinguished history, the SCBA may
take just pride in its purposeful growth, as it looks forward to contin-
uing to serve the needs of its members and beyond; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Schenectady County Bar Associ-
ation, and to recognize the significant role it plays in the life of its
community; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the Schenectady County Bar Association.

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  • 04 / May / 2016
    • ADOPTED

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J5151

Commemorating the 21st Anniversary of the Noel Pointer Foundation on June 23, 2016

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commemorating the 21st Anniversary of the Noel
Pointer Foundation on June 23, 2016

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body that organizations
that give positive definition to the profile and disposition of the
communities of the State of New York profoundly strengthen our society
with their commitment; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to commemorate the 21st
Anniversary of the Noel Pointer Foundation, to be feted at a Music
Matters Annual Gala Celebration on Thursday, June 23, 2016, at BAMFish-
er, Brooklyn, New York; and
WHEREAS, This auspicious occasion will honor several individuals who
have continuously cast a positive impact on their community and have
displayed an unbridled enthusiasm in supporting the Noel Pointer Founda-
tion, including Jonathan Batiste, bandleader for the Stephen Colbert
Late Show; Lisa Yancey, Cultural Consultant; and Alfred Edmonds, Jr.,
Vice President, Black Enterprise; in addition, Phantazia String Players
will entertain the guests; and
WHEREAS, Established in 1995, The Noel Pointer Foundation (NPF) was
founded in memory of celebrated jazz violinist, educator and humanitari-
an, Noel Pointer; it is the only not-for-profit organization of its kind
represented within the five boroughs of New York City; and
WHEREAS, Headquartered in Brooklyn, New York, NPF was built on the
premise that through the learning of string music our youth would be
empowered, thereby strengthening and creating positive change within
families and communities; and
WHEREAS, For over two decades, NPF has strived to enrich our chil-
dren's musical, cultural and academic experience by infusing them with a
positive sense of who they are and a boundless sense of who they can
become and what they can achieve; it works to empower our children one
note at a time; and
WHEREAS, From its inception, NPF awarded scholarships to aspiring
violinists, enabling them to continue their education in music; in 1998,
it realized another distinct need by establishing the Noel Pointer
School of Music (NPSOM) to provide motivated children from economically
disadvantaged neighborhoods with intensive musical instruction; and
WHEREAS, NPSOM is proud to offer its students an experience in
cultural enrichment that enhances academic learning, social development
and personal expression; this goal is met by supplementing instrumental
instruction with music theory, music appreciation and music history; and
WHEREAS, NPSOM also believes that it is imperative to give our chil-
dren multiple opportunities to showcase their talents and share intimate
visits with established performing artists in the genre of string music;
and
WHEREAS, Beginning with a single program of only 18 students, NPSOM
has successfully created music programs in 28 New York City public and
charter schools in all five boroughs, serving more than 30,000 students;
in addition, it offers a summer program and has added a Saturday program
which has proved to be quite popular with children in the various commu-
nities it serves; and
WHEREAS, The success of NPF is in direct correlation to the efforts of
its 23 teaching artists, two Artistic Directors and five full-time
staff, whose involvement is, and always has been, characterized by an
impressive commitment, an unbridled enthusiasm and an uncompromising
standard of excellence in all endeavors on behalf of this vital institu-
tion and the community it serves; and

WHEREAS, Under the luminous leadership of Executive Director/CEO,
Chinita J. Pointer, NPF continues to positively affect the lives of our
children, maintaining a strong commitment to its mission while bringing
enjoyment through music to our children and their families, each and
every day; and
WHEREAS, It is most fitting that we take time to celebrate the arts of
our Nation, to honor our artists, and to express our appreciation to
everyone who patronizes the arts; and as we celebrate the arts, we cele-
brate and give thanks to our American freedom, the only atmosphere in
which artists can truly create and in which art is truly the expression
of the soul; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that those who
enhance the well-being and vitality of their community and have shown a
long and sustained commitment to excellence certainly have earned the
recognition and applause of all the citizens of this great Empire State;
now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commemorate the 21st Anniversary of the Noel Pointer Foundation on June
23, 2016; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Chinita J. Pointer, Executive Director/CEO, the Noel Pointer
Foundation.

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  • 04 / May / 2016
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J5150

Honoring Jessica L. Spiak upon the occasion of her designation as recipient of a Unit Citation Award by the Biological Science Casew...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Jessica L. Spiak upon the occasion of
her designation as recipient of a Unit Citation Award by the Biological
Science Casework Unit of the Forensic Investigation Center, Troop H, on
May 26, 2016

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to commend the long-
standing efforts of those agencies and individuals in the State of New
York who diligently contribute to the efficient operation of our crimi-
nal justice system; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to honor Jessica L.
Spiak upon the occasion of her designation as recipient of a Unit Cita-
tion Award by the Biological Science Casework Unit of the Forensic
Investigation Center, Troop H, to be celebrated at the New York State
Police 40th Annual Superintendent's Commendation and Awards Day Ceremony
on Thursday, May 26, 2016, at the University at Albany Performing Arts
Center, Albany, New York; and
WHEREAS, Jessica L. Spiak was chosen to receive this auspicious award
in recognition of her outstanding service to law enforcement and the
people of New York State; and
WHEREAS, This esteemed woman has proudly served as a member of the New
York State Police since December 28, 2006; she is currently assigned to
the Forensic Investigation Center, Troop H, and resides in Troy, New
York; and
WHEREAS, During the June 6, 2015, manhunt for two escaped prisoners
from the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York, excep-
tional effort was put forth by the staff, such as Jessica L. Spiak,
Forensic Scientist 2-DNA, assigned to the Forensic Investigation Center;
and
WHEREAS, Of particular note, were the personnel assigned to the
Biological Sciences section and the Forensic Identification section, who
had more than 900 cases pending analysis between them at the time of
this event; and
WHEREAS, These sections were still able to continue to provide a high
level of service to all other law enforcement agencies who had submitted
evidence for various other criminal investigations; the demands of the
manhunt did not deter the efforts of either section from performing and
continuing their respective missions; and
WHEREAS, During the course of this escape investigation, numerous
items were submitted for analysis; Troop B requested latent print analy-
sis and DNA testing to be performed on these items as soon as possible;
during this time, Jessica L. Spiak volunteered to work as many hours as
needed to ensure these items were processed appropriately, thoroughly,
and in a timely fashion; and
WHEREAS, Furthermore, due to the sheer volume of the evidence, these
items were evaluated and analyzed based on their significance to the
investigation and processed in stages; the processing of these items
took several days, with Jessica L. Spiak and other members working well
into several evenings; and
WHEREAS, The tradition of noble public service, heroism and leadership
embodied by Jessica L. Spiak is of such magnitude as to be worthy of
special, statewide recognition; this meritorious scientist stands as an
integral part of the criminal justice system, and will continue to
provide critical and vital service to the residents of our communities;
and
WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body that those who
enhance the quality of life in their community and have shown a long and
sustained commitment to the maintenance of high standards in their

profession, certainly have earned the recognition and applause of all
the citizens of this great Empire State; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Jessica L. Spiak upon the occasion of her designation as recipient
of a Unit Citation Award by the Biological Science Casework Unit of the
Forensic Investigation Center, Troop H, on May 26, 2016; and be it
further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Jessica L. Spiak.

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  • 04 / May / 2016
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J5149

Honoring Stephan Y. Muztafago upon the occasion of his designation as recipient of the Civilian Unit Recognition Award by the Biolog...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Stephan Y. Muztafago upon the occasion
of his designation as recipient of the Civilian Unit Recognition Award
by the Biological Science Casework Unit of the Forensic Investigation
Center, Troop H, on May 26, 2016

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to commend the long-
standing efforts of those agencies and individuals in the State of New
York who diligently contribute to the efficient operation of our crimi-
nal justice system; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to honor Stephan Y.
Muztafago upon the occasion of his designation as recipient of the
Civilian Unit Recognition Award by the Biological Science Casework Unit
of the Forensic Investigation Center, Troop H, to be celebrated at the
New York State Police 40th Annual Superintendent's Commendation and
Awards Day Ceremony on Thursday, May 26, 2016, at the University at
Albany Performing Arts Center, Albany, New York; and
WHEREAS, Stephan Y. Muztafago was chosen to receive this auspicious
award in recognition of his outstanding service to law enforcement and
the people of New York State; and
WHEREAS, This esteemed man has proudly served as a member of the New
York State Police since August 3, 2000; he currently serves as an Admin-
istrative Aide at Division Headquarters Office of Human Resources Health
Benefits Section, and resides in Latham, New York; and
WHEREAS, The Health Benefits Section is the Division's critical liai-
son office and information source for all employee and retiree health
insurance benefits-related information and topics; and
WHEREAS, As a member of the Health Benefits Section, Stephan Y.
Muztafago provides timely, professional guidance and advice in matters
related to employee health insurance benefits, which is a dynamic and
ever changing area that can be very intricate, confusing and challenging
to all employees at times; and
WHEREAS, In addition to daily administrative tasks, Stephan Y. Muztaf-
ago is required to work on time sensitive issues; he is a truly dedi-
cated professional, always providing employees with the best possible
customer service; and
WHEREAS, The tradition of noble public service and leadership embodied
by Stephan Y. Muztafago is of such magnitude as to be worthy of special,
statewide recognition; this meritorious administrator stands as an inte-
gral part of the criminal justice system, and will continue to provide
critical and vital service to the residents of our communities; and
WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body that those who
enhance the quality of life in their community and have shown a long and
sustained commitment to the maintenance of high standards in their
profession, certainly have earned the recognition and applause of all
the citizens of this great Empire State; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Stephan Y. Muztafago upon the occasion of his designation as
recipient of the Civilian Unit Recognition Award by the Biological
Science Casework Unit of the Forensic Investigation Center, Troop H, on
May 26, 2016; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Stephan Y. Muztafago.

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    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 04 / May / 2016
    • ADOPTED

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Law Section:
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J5148

Honoring Kurt W. Sickinger upon the occasion of his designation as recipient of a Unit Citation Award by the Biological Science Case...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Kurt W. Sickinger upon the occasion of
his designation as recipient of a Unit Citation Award by the Biological
Science Casework Unit of the Forensic Investigation Center, Troop H, on
May 26, 2016

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to commend the long-
standing efforts of those agencies and individuals in the State of New
York who diligently contribute to the efficient operation of our crimi-
nal justice system; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to honor Kurt W. Sick-
inger upon the occasion of his designation as recipient of a Unit Cita-
tion Award by the Biological Science Casework Unit of the Forensic
Investigation Center, Troop H, to be celebrated at the New York State
Police 40th Annual Superintendent's Commendation and Awards Day Ceremony
on Thursday, May 26, 2016, at the University at Albany Performing Arts
Center, Albany, New York; and
WHEREAS, Kurt W. Sickinger was chosen to receive this auspicious award
in recognition of his outstanding service to law enforcement and the
people of New York State; and
WHEREAS, This esteemed man has proudly served as a member of the New
York State Police since November 12, 1998; he is currently assigned to
the Forensic Investigation Center, Troop H, and resides in Latham, New
York; and
WHEREAS, During the June 6, 2015, manhunt for two escaped prisoners
from the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York, excep-
tional effort was put forth by the staff, such as Kurt W. Sickinger,
Forensic Scientist 3-DNA, assigned to the Forensic Investigation Center;
and
WHEREAS, Of particular note, were the personnel assigned to the
Biological Sciences section and the Forensic Identification section, who
had more than 900 cases pending analysis between them at the time of
this event; and
WHEREAS, These sections were still able to continue to provide a high
level of service to all other law enforcement agencies who had submitted
evidence for various other criminal investigations; the demands of the
manhunt did not deter the efforts of either section from performing and
continuing their respective missions; and
WHEREAS, During the course of this escape investigation, numerous
items were submitted for analysis; Troop B requested latent print analy-
sis and DNA testing to be performed on these items as soon as possible;
during this time, Kurt W. Sickinger volunteered to work as many hours as
needed to ensure these items were processed appropriately, thoroughly,
and in a timely fashion; and
WHEREAS, Furthermore, due to the sheer volume of the evidence, these
items were evaluated and analyzed based on their significance to the
investigation and processed in stages; the processing of these items
took several days, with Kurt W. Sickinger and other members working well
into several evenings; and
WHEREAS, The tradition of noble public service, heroism and leadership
embodied by Kurt W. Sickinger is of such magnitude as to be worthy of
special, statewide recognition; this meritorious scientist stands as an
integral part of the criminal justice system, and will continue to
provide critical and vital service to the residents of our communities;
and
WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body that those who
enhance the quality of life in their community and have shown a long and
sustained commitment to the maintenance of high standards in their

profession, certainly have earned the recognition and applause of all
the citizens of this great Empire State; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Kurt W. Sickinger upon the occasion of his designation as recipi-
ent of a Unit Citation Award by the Biological Science Casework Unit of
the Forensic Investigation Center, Troop H, on May 26, 2016; and be it
further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Kurt W. Sickinger.

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  • 04 / May / 2016
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 04 / May / 2016
    • ADOPTED

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Law Section:
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J5147

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring John M. Egan upon the occasion of his
designation as recipient of a Unit Citation Award by the Biological
Science Casework Unit of the Forensic Investigation Center, Troop H, on
May 26, 2016

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to commend the long-
standing efforts of those agencies and individuals in the State of New
York who diligently contribute to the efficient operation of our crimi-
nal justice system; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to honor John M. Egan
upon the occasion of his designation as recipient of a Unit Citation
Award by the Biological Science Casework Unit of the Forensic Investi-
gation Center, Troop H, to be celebrated at the New York State Police
40th Annual Superintendent's Commendation and Awards Day Ceremony on
Thursday, May 26, 2016, at the University at Albany Performing Arts
Center, Albany, New York; and
WHEREAS, John M. Egan was chosen to receive this auspicious award in
recognition of his outstanding service to law enforcement and the people
of New York State; and
WHEREAS, John M. Egan proudly served as a member of the New York State
Police from September 30, 1985, until July 29, 2015, during which time
he retired from the esteemed position of Senior Investigator, Forensic
Investigation Center, Troop H; and
WHEREAS, During the June 6, 2015, manhunt for two escaped prisoners
from the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York, excep-
tional effort was put forth by the staff, such as John M. Egan, assigned
to the Forensic Investigation Center; and
WHEREAS, Of particular note, were the personnel assigned to the
Biological Sciences section and the Forensic Identification section, who
had more than 900 cases pending analysis between them at the time of
this event; and
WHEREAS, These sections were still able to continue to provide a high
level of service to all other law enforcement agencies who had submitted
evidence for various other criminal investigations; the demands of the
manhunt did not deter the efforts of either section from performing and
continuing their respective missions; and
WHEREAS, During the course of this escape investigation, numerous
items were submitted for analysis; latent print analysis and DNA testing
were requested to be performed on these items as soon as possible;
during this time, John M. Egan volunteered to work as many hours as
needed to ensure these items were processed appropriately, thoroughly,
and in a timely fashion; and
WHEREAS, Furthermore, due to the sheer volume of the evidence, these
items were evaluated and analyzed based on their significance to the
investigation and processed in stages; the processing of these items
took several days, with John M. Egan and other members working well into
several evenings; and
WHEREAS, The tradition of noble public service, heroism and leadership
embodied by John M. Egan is of such magnitude as to be worthy of
special, statewide recognition; this meritorious investigator stands as
an integral part of the criminal justice system, and will continue to
provide critical and vital service to the residents of our communities;
and
WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body that those who
enhance the quality of life in their community and have shown a long and
sustained commitment to the maintenance of high standards in their

profession, certainly have earned the recognition and applause of all
the citizens of this great Empire State; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor John M. Egan upon the occasion of his designation as recipient of
a Unit Citation Award by the Biological Science Casework Unit of the
Forensic Investigation Center, Troop H, on May 26, 2016; and be it
further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to John M. Egan.

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    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 04 / May / 2016
    • ADOPTED

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Law Section:
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J5146

Honoring Peter J. Lewis upon the occasion of his designation as recipient of a Unit Citation Award by the Biological Science Casewor...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Peter J. Lewis upon the occasion of his
designation as recipient of a Unit Citation Award by the Biological
Science Casework Unit of the Forensic Investigation Center, Troop H, on
May 26, 2016

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to commend the long-
standing efforts of those agencies and individuals in the State of New
York who diligently contribute to the efficient operation of our crimi-
nal justice system; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to honor Peter J. Lewis
upon the occasion of his designation as recipient of a Unit Citation
Award by the Biological Science Casework Unit of the Forensic Investi-
gation Center, Troop H, to be celebrated at the New York State Police
40th Annual Superintendent's Commendation and Awards Day Ceremony on
Thursday, May 26, 2016, at the University at Albany Performing Arts
Center, Albany, New York; and
WHEREAS, Peter J. Lewis was chosen to receive this auspicious award in
recognition of his outstanding service to law enforcement and the people
of New York State; and
WHEREAS, This esteemed man has proudly served as a member of the New
York State Police since July 17, 2000; he is currently assigned to the
Forensic Investigation Center, Troop H, and resides in Schenectady, New
York; and
WHEREAS, During the June 6, 2015, manhunt for two escaped prisoners
from the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York, excep-
tional effort was put forth by the staff, such as Peter J. Lewis, Foren-
sic Scientist 3-DNA, assigned to the Forensic Investigation Center; and
WHEREAS, Of particular note, were the personnel assigned to the
Biological Sciences section and the Forensic Identification section, who
had more than 900 cases pending analysis between them at the time of
this event; and
WHEREAS, These sections were still able to continue to provide a high
level of service to all other law enforcement agencies who had submitted
evidence for various other criminal investigations; the demands of the
manhunt did not deter the efforts of either section from performing and
continuing their respective missions; and
WHEREAS, During the course of this escape investigation, numerous
items were submitted for analysis; Troop B requested latent print analy-
sis and DNA testing to be performed on these items as soon as possible;
during this time, Peter J. Lewis volunteered to work as many hours as
needed to ensure these items were processed appropriately, thoroughly,
and in a timely fashion; and
WHEREAS, Furthermore, due to the sheer volume of the evidence, these
items were evaluated and analyzed based on their significance to the
investigation and processed in stages; the processing of these items
took several days, with Peter J. Lewis and other members working well
into several evenings; and
WHEREAS, The tradition of noble public service, heroism and leadership
embodied by Peter J. Lewis is of such magnitude as to be worthy of
special, statewide recognition; this meritorious scientist stands as an
integral part of the criminal justice system, and will continue to
provide critical and vital service to the residents of our communities;
and
WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body that those who
enhance the quality of life in their community and have shown a long and
sustained commitment to the maintenance of high standards in their

profession, certainly have earned the recognition and applause of all
the citizens of this great Empire State; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Peter J. Lewis upon the occasion of his designation as recipient
of a Unit Citation Award by the Biological Science Casework Unit of the
Forensic Investigation Center, Troop H, on May 26, 2016; and be it
further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Peter J. Lewis.

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  • 04 / May / 2016
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 04 / May / 2016
    • ADOPTED

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J5145

Congratulating David Charles Wirth upon the occasion of receiving the distinguished rank of Eagle Scout, the most prestigious of Sco...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating David Charles Wirth upon the occa-
sion of receiving the distinguished rank of Eagle Scout, the most pres-
tigious of Scouting honors, on May 22, 2016

WHEREAS, David Charles Wirth, through his diligence and rigorous
efforts, has achieved Scouting's highest and most prestigious rank,
Eagle Scout; the Eagle Court of Honor ceremony will be held on Sunday,
May 22, 2016, at the Nathaniel Adams Blanchard American Legion Post No.
1040, Delmar, New York; and
WHEREAS, For 12 years, David Charles Wirth, the son of Carl D. and Mia
E. Wirth, has been a vital member of Boy Scouts of America Troop 58,
Elsmere, New York; and
WHEREAS, In addition to earning the coveted Eagle Scout, David Charles
Wirth has been the recipient of numerous awards and accolades including
the 2007 World Conservation Award, the 2009 Super Scout, and the 2010 J.
Harold Williams Award for Brotherhood; and
WHEREAS, Throughout his scouting career, David Charles Wirth has held
various leadership positions such as Assistant Patrol Leader, Quarter-
master, and Order of the Arrow Troop Representative; he is also a member
of the Order of the Arrow and successfully completed the Venturing
Program; and
WHEREAS, As a Scout, David Charles Wirth enjoyed hiking Appalachian
Trail sections, and exploring Sea Base in Florida, as well as historic
sites in Gettysburg, Philadelphia and Valley Forge, Pennsylvania; he has
attended numerous Annual Camporees, Camp Boyhaven, the 2010 National
Jamboree, and Yawgoog Summer Camp since 2009; and
WHEREAS, A senior at Bethlehem Central High School, David Charles
Wirth has participated in the S.W.A.T. program and the Garden Club; in
an effort to raise funds for his school, he enthusiastically sells
Sydney's Cycling Sauce; and
WHEREAS, After graduation, David Charles Wirth plans on attending a
cooking school, and strives to hold a career in the culinary field; and
WHEREAS, When he is not at school or at a Boy Scout activity, David
Charles Wirth is a competitive rower with the Albany Rowing Club and
runs in the Ice Breaker Challenge 5K Race; in 2013, he volunteered his
time and energy on a mission trip to Nicaragua where he helped refurbish
Centro Ecular Life Link, a school in Ciudad Sandino; and
WHEREAS, America has achieved her greatest heights of glory through
the dedication, determination and tireless efforts of the outstanding
citizens of this Nation; and
WHEREAS, It is only with the continued diligence and devotion of our
youth, tomorrow's leaders, that America will maintain her glory; and
WHEREAS, The Boy Scouts of America and its members are dedicated to
the development of character and leadership in the youth of this Nation;
and
WHEREAS, The highest achievement of leadership in Scouting, earned by
only five percent of all Boy Scouts, is the distinguished rank of Eagle
Scout; and
WHEREAS, This outstanding young man has been involved in Scouting for
many years, has lived up to Scouting's ideals and has attained all of
the necessary achievements, including completion of a community service
project, which was successfully planned, developed and executed; and
WHEREAS, For his project, David Charles Wirth constructed a new bridge
at the Pine Hollow Arboretum, a non-profit nature preserve in Slinger-
lands, New York; the bridge will allow visitors to explore more of the
Arboretum property and allow them to view a larger variety of trees; and

WHEREAS, David Charles Wirth's perseverance in rising through the
ranks to Eagle Scout is a strong indication of his ability to master
difficult tasks; his accomplishment will enable him to emerge as a lead-
er, fully equipped to meet the challenges of today's complex society;
and
WHEREAS, This new Eagle Scout is a credit to his family, his school,
his community, his State and his Nation, and no doubt his future will be
filled with accomplishments of equal importance; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations, in
recognition of the significance of this meritorious achievement, to
congratulate and honor David Charles Wirth on achieving the rank of
Eagle Scout; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to David Charles Wirth.

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    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 04 / May / 2016
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 04 / May / 2016
    • ADOPTED

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Law Section:
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J5144

Memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim May 15-21, 2016, as Prevention Week in New York State

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to
proclaim May 15-21, 2016, as Prevention Week in New York State, in
conjunction with the observance of National Prevention Week

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to recognize official
weeks set aside to increase awareness of serious issues which affect the
lives of citizens of New York State; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, it is the sense of this Legislative Body to memori-
alize Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim May 15-21, 2016, as
Prevention Week in the State of New York, in conjunction with the obser-
vance of National Prevention Week; and
WHEREAS, This annual health observance is dedicated to increasing
public awareness of and action around substance abuse, problem gambling
and mental health issues; and
WHEREAS, Recognition of this annual designation helps to encourage
communities to raise awareness about substance abuse, problem gambling
and mental health issues; foster partnerships and collaborations with
organizations dedicated to preventing substance abuse, problem gambling
and mental health issues; and promote and disseminate prevention
resources; and
WHEREAS, Schools and local communities are also encouraged to take
part in prevention themed events prior to the end of the school year to
help raise awareness about the potential harms of substance use and
abuse among students of all ages; and
WHEREAS, Through this observance, this Legislative Body also recog-
nizes substance abuse prevention providers throughout New York State and
their important work in reducing the risks associated with substance
abuse and problem gambling disorders and their dedication to prevention
efforts along these lines; and
WHEREAS, Furthermore, the New York State Office of Alcoholism and
Substance Abuse Services offers important information, tips, and
resources to help parents, schools, and members of the community keep
young people safe from alcohol, drugs and problem gambling through
initiatives such as its Talk2Prevent, and Combat Heroin and Prescription
Drug Abuse campaigns and websites; and
WHEREAS, All New Yorkers are encouraged to join in supporting the goal
to keep all young people and young adults healthy, safe, and drug and
alcohol and gambling free; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
memorialize Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim May 15-21, 2016, as
Prevention Week in the State of New York, in conjunction with the obser-
vance of National Prevention Week; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor of the State of New
York.

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  • 04 / May / 2016
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 04 / May / 2016
    • ADOPTED

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