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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating Madeline Fagen of Paul D. Schreib-
er High School upon the occasion of being named a semifinalist in the
2016 Intel Science Talent Search

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to commend and pay
tribute to those who, by achieving outstanding success in their educa-
tional and scientific endeavors, have inspired and brought pride to our
majestic Empire State; and
WHEREAS, It is also the custom of this Legislative Body to recognize
the dedication and commitment of our young people who distinguish them-
selves through excellence in science competition; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to congratu-
late Madeline Fagen of Paul D. Schreiber High School upon the occasion
of being named a semifinalist in the 2016 Intel Science Talent Search;
and
WHEREAS, Once known as the Westinghouse competition, the Intel Science
Talent Search is the oldest of its type in the nation, and is the coun-
try's most prestigious science scholarship competition; and
WHEREAS, For more than 70 years, the Intel Science Talent Search has
recognized and rewarded the country's top young science students; and
WHEREAS, Over the years, this competition has gained broad acclaim in
the academic and scientific communities; educators, scientists, engi-
neers and journalists throughout the United States have enthusiastically
supported this annual event; and
WHEREAS, Six former Intel Science Talent Search competitors have gone
on to win the prestigious Nobel Prize; and
WHEREAS, The Intel Science Talent Search was created to encourage high
school seniors who demonstrate exceptional ability in science, math and
engineering through individual research projects; and
WHEREAS, Colleges and universities regard the Intel Science Talent
Search semifinalist award to be evidence of exceptional scientific prom-
ise; and
WHEREAS, Madeline Fagen, a senior at Paul D. Schreiber High School,
was recently named a semifinalist in the annual Intel Science Talent
Search which awards scholarships to recognize the outstanding science
research of high school seniors; and
WHEREAS, Madeline Fagen's 2016 Intel Science Talent Search project was
entitled, "Proinflammatory Cytokines, Micro RNAs, and B Cell Gene Usage;
Identifying Novel Biomarkers of Immune Dysfunction in Schizophrenia";
her research examined the correlation between levels of two immune-regu-
lating proteins in brain fluid taken from patients suffering from schi-
zophrenia as well as genes used in immune cells; and
WHEREAS, Madeline Fagen's research uncovered that schizophrenia may be
an autoimmune disease, and that immune irregularities identified in
patients can potentially serve as targets for medication; and
WHEREAS, It is appropriate to celebrate and applaud the individual
accomplishments of remarkable students such as Madeline Fagen in this
great Empire State; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to congratulate Made-
line Fagen for her latest achievement, and for her noteworthy educa-
tional and scientific endeavors and achievements; her outstanding
performance has clearly made a contribution to the spirit of excellence
which is a tradition of her school and community; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
congratulate Madeline Fagen of Paul D. Schreiber High School upon the

occasion of being named a semifinalist in the 2016 Intel Science Talent
Search; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Madeline Fagen.

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J3671

Congratulating Colin McDaniels upon the occasion of receiving the distinguished rank of Eagle Scout, the most prestigious of Scoutin...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating Colin McDaniels upon the occasion
of receiving the distinguished rank of Eagle Scout, the most prestigious
of Scouting honors

WHEREAS, Colin McDaniels through his diligence and rigorous efforts, has
achieved Scouting's highest and most prestigious rank, Eagle Scout; the
Eagle Court of Honor ceremony was held on December 29, 2015; and
WHEREAS, Colin McDaniels is a member of Boy Scouts of America Troop 37
in Hornell, New York; he has been involved in scouting since the first
grade as a Tiger Cub, and continues to assist and be a role model to the
scouts in his troop; and
WHEREAS, As a senior at Hornell Senior High School, Colin McDaniels
has participated in Varsity Football, YMCA Sunday School Basketball and
the Varsity Golf team; he plans to attend college and major in Criminal
Justice to serve his community; and
WHEREAS, Colin McDaniels dedicates much of his time to volunteerism;
he shovels snow for veterans, shut-ins, widows and neighbors, provides
wheelchair escorts for veterans and assists at football and basketball
games; and
WHEREAS, For 10 years, Colin McDaniels has been a member of the Arthur
H. Cunningham Sons of the American Legion (SAL) Squadron 440 in
Hornell, New York; he is an active member in SAL at the local, county,
district and detachment (state) levels, and has held the appointed
office of Detachment of New York Assistant Sergeant at Arms for the past
three years; and
WHEREAS, In 2014, Colin McDaniels was recognized as the 7th District
SAL Member of the Year, and during the summer of 2015, he attended the
American Legion Boy's State at the State University of New York at
Morrisville; and
WHEREAS, In addition to belonging to the SAL, Colin McDaniels is a
member of the Sons of AMVETS and is a life member of the VFW Auxiliary
2250; 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, Colin McDaniels painted 51 fire hydrants in
the City of Hornell's Business District; the fresh paint added
protection from all types of weather conditions as well as provided a
color guide to the gallons per minute which the hydrants could pump; and
WHEREAS, Colin McDaniels' 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 leader, 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 Colin McDaniels on achieving the rank of Eagle
Scout; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Colin McDaniels.

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  • 09 / Feb / 2016
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J3670

Memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim September 2016 as Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease Awareness Month in the State of New...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to
proclaim September 2016 as Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease Awareness Month
in the State of New York

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to recognize official
months that are set aside to increase awareness of serious issues that
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 September 2016 as Charcot-
Marie-Tooth Disease Awareness Month in the State of New York; and
WHEREAS, Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) is one of the most common
inherited neurological disorders, affecting approximately 1 in 2,500
people in the United States; and
WHEREAS, The disease is named for the three physicians who first iden-
tified it in 1886, Jean-Martin Charcot and Pierre Marie in Paris,
France, and Howard Henry Tooth in Cambridge, England; and
WHEREAS, CMT, also known as hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy
(HMSN) or peroneal muscular atrophy, comprises a group of disorders
known as neuropathies which affect peripheral nerves that lie outside
the brain and spinal cord and supply the muscles and sensory organs in
the limbs; and
WHEREAS, The neuropathy of CMT affects both motor and sensory nerves;
a typical feature includes weakness of the foot and lower leg muscles,
which may result in foot drop and a high-stepped gait with frequent
tripping or falls; and
WHEREAS, Foot deformities, such as high arches and hammertoes are also
characteristic of patients with CMT due to weakness of the small muscles
in the feet; in addition, the lower legs may take on an "inverted cham-
pagne bottle" appearance due to the loss of muscle bulk; and
WHEREAS, Later in the disease, weakness and muscle atrophy may occur
in the hands, resulting in difficulty with carrying out fine motor
skills; and
WHEREAS, Onset of symptoms is most often in adolescence or early
adulthood, but some individuals develop symptoms in mid-adulthood; the
severity of symptoms varies greatly among individuals and even among
family members with the disease; and
WHEREAS, Progression of CMT symptoms is gradual; pain can range from
mild to severe, and some people may need to rely on foot or leg braces
or other orthopedic devices to maintain mobility; and
WHEREAS, Although in rare cases, individuals may have respiratory
muscle weakness, CMT is not considered a fatal disease and people with
most forms of CMT have a normal life expectancy; and
WHEREAS, It is imperative that there be greater public awareness of
this serious health issue, and more must be done to increase activity at
the local, State and national levels to support the patients as well as
their families; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
memorialize Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim September 2016 as Char-
cot-Marie-Tooth Disease Awareness Month in the State of New York; 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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  • 09 / Feb / 2016
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  • 09 / Feb / 2016
    • ADOPTED

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assembly Bill A9198

Signed By Governor
2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to reimbursement for surgical first assistant services

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Apr 08, 2016 signed chap.23
Apr 05, 2016 delivered to governor
Mar 28, 2016 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.19
substituted for a9198
Mar 28, 2016 substituted by s6392a
Mar 22, 2016 ordered to third reading rules cal.19
rules report cal.19
reported
reported referred to rules
Feb 24, 2016 reported referred to ways and means
Feb 03, 2016 referred to insurance

A9198 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6392A
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3216, 3221 & 4303, Ins L; amd §365-a, Soc Serv L; amd §13, Work Comp L

A9198 - Summary

Requires reimbursement for surgical first assistant services.

A9198 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  9198

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 3, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. LAVINE -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Insurance

AN ACT to amend the insurance law, the social services law and the work-
  ers' compensation law, in relation to reimbursement for surgical first
  assistant services

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Paragraph 32 of subsection  (i)  of  section  3216  of  the
insurance  law,  as  added by a chapter of the laws of 2015 amending the
insurance law, the social services law  and  the  workers'  compensation
law, relating to reimbursement for surgical first assistant services, as
proposed  in legislative bills numbers S.1233-A and A.1241-A, is amended
to read as follows:
  (32) [Every] NO policy DELIVERED OR issued [pursuant to  this  section
which]  FOR  DELIVERY IN THIS STATE THAT provides reimbursement for non-
physician surgical first assistant services when [such] THE services are
provided by a non-physician surgical first assistant [who is employed by
a physician and the physician bills for the services] shall  [not  deny]
EXCLUDE  such coverage [exclusively] on the basis that the non-physician
surgical first assistant services were performed by a  registered  nurse
first  assistant  [who  is certified in operating room nursing] provided
that: (A) [such] THE REGISTERED NURSE FIRST ASSISTANT  IS  CERTIFIED  IN
OPERATING  ROOM  NURSING; (B) THE services are within the scope of prac-
tice of a non-physician surgical first  assistant;  and  [(B)]  (C)  the
terms  and  conditions of the [member contract] POLICY otherwise provide
for the coverage of [such] THE services. Nothing in this paragraph shall
be construed to[:] prevent the medical management or utilization  review
of  [such]  THE  services[;]  OR  prevent  a  policy from requiring THAT
services ARE TO BE PROVIDED through a network of participating providers
who [shall]  meet  certain  requirements  for  participation,  including
provider  credentialing[;  or  prohibit  an  insurer  from,  in its sole
discretion, providing a global  or  capitated  payment  or  electing  to
directly  reimburse  a  non-physician  surgical first assistant for such
services].

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.

J3669

Honoring Holst Hill Land and Cattle, LLC upon the occasion of receiving the Century Farm Award by the New York State Agricultural So...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Holst Hill Land and Cattle, LLC upon the
occasion of receiving the Century Farm Award by the New York State Agri-
cultural Society

WHEREAS, The agricultural industry is part of the foundation upon which
our distinct American heritage is built; New York State and the entire
United States is dependent on our agricultural industry for a variety of
food products; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to commend the
efforts of our farmers as they continue their hard work of cultivating
the land, facing the many challenges of nature such as flood, drought
and heat, in order to grow our food; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to honor
Holst Hill Land and Cattle, LLC upon the occasion of receiving the
Century Farm Award from the New York State Agricultural Society; and
WHEREAS, The Century Farm Program began in 1937, and honors New York
farms in continuous operation on the same land by the same family for
100 years or more; for more than a century, Holst Hill Land and Cattle,
LLC, a point of pride for Oswego County's agricultural industry, has
been successfully managed by the Holst family; and
WHEREAS, The Holst family's dedication to raising quality cattle in an
environmentally-friendly manner which protects land and water resources,
has earned not only the Century Farm Award, but also the respect and
gratitude of those beef farmers with whom they work, their customers,
and their neighbors; and
WHEREAS, Like every Century Farm Award winner, Paul and Nona Holst,
Jr. understand that in agriculture, sustainability means profitability;
implementing best management practices which help lower production
costs, thereby protecting the environment and attracting customers, has
enabled them to adapt to the many challenges of an ever-changing farm
economy; the success of Holst Hill Land and Cattle, LLC proves that a
farm can be run cleaner and greener and remain economically viable at
the same time; and
WHEREAS, 102 years ago, Paul's grandfather, Hans Holst, began the
enterprise as a dairy farm; in 1933, the original farmhouse was totally
destroyed when a forest fire swept through the area; the house was
rebuilt and it is where Paul and Nona Holst, Jr. live today; and
WHEREAS, At the young age of nine, Paul Holst, Jr. started to work on
the farm; during his first year, his sisters hitched up the horse team
for him (because he wasn't tall enough yet), and he took the team out to
the field to cultivate; and
WHEREAS, In 1969, Holst Hill Land and Cattle, LLC was passed on to
Paul Holst, Sr. and three years later, he passed it down to Paul Holst,
Jr.; today, Paul Holst, Jr. continues to own and manage the operation,
with his wife Nona handling the bookkeeping and finances; and
WHEREAS, In addition, the Holsts were assisted in the majority of the
farm activities by son-in-law, Chuck Gilkey until his untimely passing
in February of 2015; in the future, their daughter Toni, and granddaugh-
ters Moriah and Christa, plan to carry on the family tradition; and
WHEREAS, In 1980, Paul Holst, Jr. switched from the dairy business to
the beef business; currently, the farm raises a cross-bred herd of Char-
olaise and Angus beef cattle; they also own approximately 120 acres of
land and rent an additional 100 acres of hay land; and
WHEREAS, Under the able leadership of Paul and Nona Holst, Jr., Holst
Hill Land and Cattle, LLC adheres to the Global Animal Partnership,
5-Step Animal Welfare Rating Standard for Beef Cattle; the goal of the

program is improving the welfare of animals in agriculture, promoting
and facilitating continuous improvement, and better informing consumers
about the production systems they choose to support; and
WHEREAS, Since the farm is in the Oneida Lake Watershed, properly
controlling clean water, polluted runoff, and organic waste is signif-
icant to protecting the water quality of the lake; since 2007, Paul
Holst, Jr. has diligently worked with the Oswego County Soil and Water
Conservation District Manager and District Agricultural Environmental
Management Program to address drainage concerns and complete several
phases of the AEM process; and
WHEREAS, In 2012, a New York State Round 17 Agricultural Nonpoint
Source Pollution and Abatement Control Program Grant and a Great Lakes
Restoration Initiative Grant were utilized to install several agricul-
tural Best Management Practices (BMPs) on the farm; and
WHEREAS, Dedicated to the farming industry, Paul Holst, Jr. holds the
position of President of the Oswego County Beef Producers Association,
and is a vital member of New York Beef Producers Association, Oswego
County Farm Bureau, and the Oneida Lake Association; in the past, he
served as a Councilman for the Town of Constantia; and
WHEREAS, The Holst family has served as dedicated advocates for the
farming industry that has been the mainstay of their family for gener-
ations; their involvement within the community, as well as their beef
cattle enterprise, tells a story of stamina, caring attitude, and fami-
ly, which will carry them long into the future; and
WHEREAS, Through their diligence and expertise, the Holst family has
brought pride and recognition to their farm, the local community, and
the State of New York; and
WHEREAS, It is with great pleasure that this Legislative Body acknowl-
edges the success of this exceptional family farm and its contributions
to the local and State economies, fully confident that it will continue
to enjoy the sparkling successes it has experienced thus far; now,
therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Holst Hill Land and Cattle, LLC, upon the occasion of receiving
the Century Farm Award by the New York State Agricultural Society; and
be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Paul and Nona Holst, Jr., Owners, Holst Hill Land and Cattle,
LLC.

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  • 09 / Feb / 2016
    • ADOPTED

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J3668

Honoring Alan Deline upon the occasion of his designation as recipient of the 2016 Veteran of the Year Award by the Fulton Veterans ...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Alan Deline upon the occasion of his
designation as recipient of the 2016 Veteran of the Year Award by the
Fulton Veterans Council

WHEREAS, Members of the Armed Services from the State of New York, who
have served so valiantly and honorably in wars in which this country's
freedom was at stake, as well as in the preservation of peace in peace-
time, deserve a special salute from this Legislative Body; and
WHEREAS, It is the intent of this Legislative Body to commend those
who have served in times of active conflict, as well as those who have
served in times of peace; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to honor Alan Deline
upon the occasion of his designation as recipient of the 2016 Veteran of
the Year Award by the Fulton Veterans Council; this momentous occasion
was celebrated with a Veterans Day Ceremony on Wednesday, November 11,
2015, at the Fulton Veterans Park; and
WHEREAS, The esteemed Veteran of the Year Award recognizes individuals
who have served honorably in the military, as well as those who have
contributed to the betterment of their community after being
discharged; and
WHEREAS, Alan Deline, who is also the city's Fire and Police Commis-
sioner, is a native of Fulton, New York; he had just finished his junior
year in high school when he joined the Marine Corps Reserve where he
honorably served as a member of the 10th Tank Battalion, having trained
at the Amboy Airport in Syracuse; and
WHEREAS, Prior to his unit's activation at the start of the Korean
War, Alan Deline played the trumpet in the Marine Corps Band; he was
sent to the west coast for 60 days of advanced infantry training, during
which time he anticipated a deployment, but was sent back to the east
coast where he continued to play in the Marine Corps Band for two years
until his honorable discharge; and
WHEREAS, Alan Deline then completed additional education and joined
the United States Army for two enlistments; during those six years he
proudly served in the United States and Germany, becoming a crime scene
investigator at just 23 years old; and
WHEREAS, For his courageous service, Alan Deline earned the State of
New York Medal for Merit, National Defense Service Medal and the Army
Commendation Medal, among others; and
WHEREAS, Following the completion of his military service, Alan Deline
traveled the world for eight months, before earning a Bachelor's degree
from Michigan State University in Police Administration and a Bachelor's
degree in Public Justice from SUNY Oswego where he graduated cum laude;
he went on to continue his studies in the graduate division of SUNY
Oswego with a major in Education; and
WHEREAS, During his illustrious career, Alan Deline taught at the
police academy in Utica; for five years, he instructed the advanced
training for the Utica Police Department, as well as police field oper-
ations and tactics courses; and
WHEREAS, Alan Deline continued his career in education at the Oswego
County BOCES Burton Ramer Technical Career Center where he taught crimi-
nal justice for a decade; he was also the advisor for Law Enforcement
Post 873, and received the Award of Merit for his service to the youth
in Oswego County through idealism and citizenship; and
WHEREAS, This extraordinary man retired in 2004 from SUNY Oswego,
where he also taught courses in drugs and crime, homicide investigation
and police field operations; and

WHEREAS, A true lifelong learner, Alan Deline attended the FBI Academy
in Virginia in 1999, studying forensic science and criminal profiling;
he also completed a homicide investigation course in Miami, and became a
member of a homicide task force in 2013, which works on cold case homi-
cides once a year in various locations across the country; and
WHEREAS, Active within his community, Alan Deline is on the advisory
board for the Oswego City and the Oswego County Youth Courts; he is a
lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 569, Marine Corps
League and the Military Order of Devil Dogs; and
WHEREAS, Furthermore, Alan Deline is a member of the FBI-Marine Corps
Association, Marine Corps-Law Enforcement Foundation and the Army Crimi-
nal Investigation Division Agent's Association; he is the proud father
of three children and six grandchildren; and
WHEREAS, Having exhibited his patriotism both at home and abroad, Alan
Deline has demonstrated his love for his country and merits forevermore,
the highest respect of his State and Nation; and
WHEREAS, Our Nation's veterans deserve to be recognized, commended and
thanked by the people of the State of New York for their service and for
their dedication to their communities, their State and their Nation;
now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Alan Deline upon the occasion of his designation as recipient of
the 2016 Veteran of the Year Award by the Fulton Veterans Council; and
be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Alan Deline.

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J3667

Congratulating the Pittsford-Mendon High School Boys Varsity Cross Country Team on capturing the 2015 New York State Class B Champio...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating the Pittsford-Mendon High School
Boys Varsity Cross Country Team upon the occasion of capturing the 2015
New York State Class B Championship

WHEREAS, Excellence and success in competitive sports can be achieved
only through strenuous practice, team play and team spirit, nurtured by
dedicated coaching and strategic planning; and
WHEREAS, Athletic competition enhances the moral and physical develop-
ment of the young people of this State, preparing them for the future by
instilling in them the value of teamwork, encouraging a standard of
healthy living, imparting a desire for success and developing a sense of
fair play and competition; and
WHEREAS, The Pittsford-Mendon High School Boys Varsity Cross Country
Team captured their third consecutive New York State Class B Champion-
ship with an exciting 11 point triumph over Maine-Endwell on Saturday,
November 14, 2015, at Monroe-Woodbury High School in Central Valley, New
York; and
WHEREAS, With this victory, the Pittsford-Mendon Vikings have become
the first Section V program, and eighth in state history, to win three
consecutive New York State titles; and
WHEREAS, Prior to competing in the state finals, the Vikings achieved
both their fourth straight Section V Championship and fourth straight
Monroe County Championship; they also won the Class AA title at the
prestigious McQuaid Invitational; and
WHEREAS, In addition, the Pittsford-Mendon Boys Varsity Cross Country
Team combined with the girls team to win the Jason DeJoy Memorial Cup,
awarded for the fastest coed team time and named in honor of the late
Pittsford-Mendon coach; and
WHEREAS, The athletic talent displayed by this team is due in great
part to the efforts of Coach Chris Compson, a skilled and inspirational
tutor, respected for his ability to develop potential into excellence;
and
WHEREAS, The Vikings' overall record is outstanding, and the team
members were loyally and enthusiastically supported by family, fans,
friends and the community at large; and
WHEREAS, The Pittsford-Mendon High School Boys Varsity Cross Country
Team, from the opening game of the season, to participation in the state
championship, were a brotherhood of athletic ability, of good sportsman-
ship, of honor and of scholarship, demonstrating that these team players
are second to none; and
WHEREAS, Athletically and academically, the team members have proven
themselves to be an unbeatable combination of talents, reflecting favor-
ably on their school and community; and
WHEREAS, Coach Chris Compson has done a superb job in guiding, molding
and inspiring the team members toward their goals; and
WHEREAS, Sports competition instills the values of teamwork, pride and
accomplishment, and these outstanding athletes, coaches, and staff have
clearly made a contribution to the spirit of excellence which is a
tradition of their school; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
congratulate the 2015 Pittsford-Mendon High School Boys Varsity Cross
Country Team; its members: Nathan Lawler, Griffin Hess, Henry Burton,
Isaac Goodman, Sam Trawick, Casey Woodward, Connor Fitzgerald, and Oliv-
er Smith; Coach Chris Compson; and Assistant Coach Stacy Barkstrom, on
their championship season and overall team record; and be it further
RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the members of the 2015 Pittsford-Mendon High School Boys

Varsity Cross Country Team, Coach Chris Compson, and Assistant Coach
Stacy Barkstrom.

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Resolutions, Legislative

J3666

Commending the Pittsford Girls Varsity Swimming and Diving Team upon the occasion of capturing the New York State Championship

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending the Pittsford Girls Varsity Swimming
and Diving Team upon the occasion of capturing the New York State Cham-
pionship

WHEREAS, Excellence and success in competitive sports can be achieved
only through rigorous training, mental and physical discipline, teamwork
and a dedicated coaching staff; and
WHEREAS, Athletic competition enhances the moral and physical develop-
ment of the young people of this State, preparing them for the future by
instilling in them the value of teamwork, encouraging a standard of
healthy living, imparting a desire for success, and developing a sense
of fair play and competition; and
WHEREAS, The Pittsford Girls Varsity Swimming and Diving Team captured
their second straight New York State Championship and 14th consecutive
Section V Title, to complete another remarkable season; and
WHEREAS, No team can succeed without talent throughout its entire
roster, as is the case for the Pittsford Girls Varsity Swimming and
Diving Team and its members: Ann Birmingham, Molly Brennan, Emma Corby,
Megan Deuel, Becca Evans, Maddie Holodnik, Kelly Knickerbocker, Bianca
Lopez, Sarah Minnigh, Anne Marie Mozrall, Katie Mullin, Stephie Riley,
Chloe Sarkis, Sydney Sarkis, Maddie Schaefer, Katie Smith, Sarah Smith,
and Lindsay Stone; and
WHEREAS, From a strong start to an even stronger finish, the Pittsford
Girls Varsity Swimming and Diving Team has been recognized for its depth
of skills, experience and teamwork, which were gained from a competitive
regular season schedule; and
WHEREAS, During the 2015 season, Pittsford achieved a 7-0 dual meet
record, and a 7-0 Junior Varsity (JV) record, as well as first place
finishes at the Hilton, New Hartford, Empire, and Shenendahowa Invita-
tionals; the team also won two New York State and Section V relay
titles, while setting numerous team and individual records with their
outstanding performances; and
WHEREAS, In addition, the team members were recognized for their
academic excellence with the New York State Scholar/Athlete Team Award
and the NISCA Gold Scholar Team Award; and
WHEREAS, The athletic talent displayed by the Pittsford Girls Varsity
Swimming and Diving Team is in great part due to the efforts of Coach
Marty Keating, JV Coach Beth Dobberstein, and Diving Coaches Duane
Green, and Mark McMann, skilled and inspirational mentors, respected for
their ability to develop potential into excellence; and
WHEREAS, Athletically and academically, the outstanding members of the
Pittsford Girls Varsity Swimming and Diving Team have proven themselves
to be an unbeatable combination of talents, reflecting favorably on
their school and community; and
WHEREAS, Coach Marty Keating and his staff have done a superb job in
guiding, molding and inspiring members of the Pittsford Girls Varsity
Swimming and Diving Team toward their goals; and
WHEREAS, Sports competition instills the values of teamwork, pride and
accomplishment, and these outstanding athletes, and coaches, have clear-
ly made a contribution to the spirit of excellence which is a tradition
of their school; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
hereby recognize and congratulate the Pittsford Girls Varsity Swimming
and Diving Team on their championship season and overall team record;
and be it further
RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the members of the 2015 Pittsford Girls Varsity Swimming and

Diving Team, Coach Marty Keating, JV Coach Beth Dobberstein, and Diving
Coaches Duane Green, and Mark McMann.

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    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 09 / Feb / 2016
    • ADOPTED

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Law Section:
Resolutions, Legislative

J3665

Commemorating the 10th Anniversary of the Full Gospel Assembly of Queens of Richmond Hill, New York, from February 5-7, 2016

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commemorating the 10th Anniversary of the Full
Gospel Assembly of Queens of Richmond Hill, New York, from February 5-7,
2016

WHEREAS, Religious institutions, and the many spiritual, social and
educational benefits they confer, play a vital role in the development
of the moral fabric of a responsible citizenry; and
WHEREAS, It is the tradition of this State and this Nation to pay
tribute to those institutions and individuals who have contributed to
the ethical and spiritual values of their communities; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body takes pleasure in commemorating the
10th Anniversary of the Full Gospel Assembly of Queens of Richmond Hill,
New York, to be feted at its Weekend Celebration from February 5-7,
2016; the theme at this auspicious event is entitled Great Expectations;
and
WHEREAS, This joyous occasion will be acknowledged with a myriad of
events to be held throughout the weekend including an Inaugural Richmond
Hill Community Resource Fair, which will allow the opportunity for busi-
nesses, community organizations and government agencies to provide their
services and resources to community members; a Black Tie Dinner Gala at
Jericho Terrace; and a 10th Anniversary Celebration Service to be held
on Sunday, February 7, 2016; and
WHEREAS, The Full Gospel Assembly of Queens was founded by Senior
Pastor Michael Bacchus on February 5, 2006, and held its first service
at Occasions Banquet Hall, Springfield Gardens, New York; since then,
attendance has doubled and the Church has purchased its own building;
and
WHEREAS, Throughout the last decade, the leaders and congregation of
the Full Gospel Assembly of Queens have instituted several community
programs and services, including a food pantry, educational supplies and
clothing distribution, Scholarship Program, social services and various
referral systems; and
WHEREAS, This remarkable religious institution plans on adding several
other programs and services in the coming years such as Senior Center,
Educational Services, ESL Training, Daycare Center, and Professional
Skills Development, as well as a Community Counseling Center; and
WHEREAS, Under the luminous leadership of Pastors, Reverends Jonnel
and Aisha Doris, and Minister Heather Barfield, the Full Gospel Assembly
of Queens stands on the threshold of tomorrow, prepared to meet the
challenges of the coming decades while retaining that spiritual resolve
which characterizes its past; and
WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to take note of
enduring religious institutions and to bring such institutions to the
attention of the people of this Empire State; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commemorate the 10th Anniversary of the Full Gospel Assembly of Queens
of Richmond Hill, New York to be observed from February 5-7, 2016, fully
confident that this commemoration reflects the belief in those values
which enhance the dignity and purpose of life; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Reverends Jonnel and Aisha Doris, Pastors, and Pastor Heather
Barfield, Minister, The Full Gospel Assembly of Queens.

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    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 09 / Feb / 2016
    • ADOPTED

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Law Section:
Resolutions, Legislative

J3664

Memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim February 14, 2016, as Direct Caregivers Day in the State of New York

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to
proclaim February 14, 2016, as Direct Caregivers Day in the State of New
York

WHEREAS, It is the conviction of this Legislative Body that those indi-
viduals who faithfully serve the needs of the community and its citizens
with diligence and compassionate commitment profoundly strengthen our
shared commitment to family and community life; and
WHEREAS, It is, furthermore, the sense of this Legislative Body to
recognize the efforts of direct caregivers who, in providing essential
care and support to people in the communities across New York State,
serve to enhance the quality of life for some of our most vulnerable
residents; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concerns, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to memorial-
ize Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim February 14, 2016, as Direct
Caregivers Day in the State of New York; and
WHEREAS, Direct caregivers are a vital lifeline to those they serve,
as well as to families and friends struggling to provide quality care to
their loved ones; they provide the bulk of the paid hands-on long-term
care and personal assistance received by Americans who are elderly or
living with disabilities or chronic conditions; and
WHEREAS, Direct caregivers provide a broad range of critical tasks and
services that improve the lives of those who need home or residential
care; they assist individuals with activities of daily living, perform
clinical tasks, help with homemaking and medication management, help
consumers remain engaged in their communities, and serve as the eyes and
ears for licensed professionals; and
WHEREAS, Direct caregivers also constitute one of the largest and
fastest-growing workforces in the country, playing a vital role in job
creation and economic growth; serving in roles that include: nursing
assistants, home health aides, and personal care aides, they work in
hospitals, nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, community-
based residential settings, non-residential day programs and private
homes; and
WHEREAS, Key members of the health care system, there were more than
three million direct caregivers in the United States in 2008; in 2006,
more than 317,000 paid direct caregivers were employed in New York
State, the majority of whom provided care in the home; and
WHEREAS, These essential workers carry out their life-affirming tasks
despite low wages; about 45% of direct caregivers live in households
earning below 200 percent of the federal poverty level income, and 46%
of direct caregivers use public benefits such as Medicaid or food
stamps; and
WHEREAS, As team members of one of the largest industries in the
United States, the dedicated efforts of direct caregivers often go
unheralded in the media, and unnoticed by the general public; and
WHEREAS, New Yorkers benefit daily from the caring and skilled atten-
tion of these individuals and it is appropriate to recognize the innu-
merable contributions of direct caregivers by designating a special day
in their honor; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
memorialize Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim February 14, 2016, as
Direct Caregivers Day in the State of New York; 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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  • 03 / Feb / 2016
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 09 / Feb / 2016
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 09 / Feb / 2016
    • ADOPTED

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