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Honoring Holly Baxter upon the occasion of her designation as recipient of the Constance E. Miller Award of Excellence by the Mental...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Holly Baxter upon the occasion of her
designation as recipient of the Constance E. Miller Award of Excellence
by the Mental Health Association in Genesee County

WHEREAS, It is incumbent upon the people of the State of New York to
recognize and acknowledge those within our midst who have made signif-
icant contributions to the quality of life therein; and
WHEREAS, From time to time this Legislative Body takes note of certain
extraordinary individuals it wishes to recognize for their valued
contributions to the success and progress of society and publicly
acknowledge their endeavors which have enhanced the basic humanity among
us all; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to honor Holly Baxter
upon the occasion of her designation as recipient of the Constance E.
Miller Award of Excellence by the Mental Health Association in Genesee
County, to be celebrated at its Annual Meeting on Tuesday, May 17, 2016,
at Terry Hills Restaurant & Banquet Facility, Batavia, New York; and
WHEREAS, This prestigious award is given annually to an individual or
an organization which demonstrates a commitment to excellence pertinent
to the delivery and/or advocacy of quality community-based mental health
services within Genesee County; and
WHEREAS, In 2013, Holly Baxter earned her Bachelor's degree in Human
Services from the State University of New York at Empire State College
in Rochester, New York; in addition, she is a Certified Information and
Referral Specialist from the Alliance of Information and Referral
Services (AIRS); and
WHEREAS, In January of 1996, Holly Baxter began her illustrious career
in the Human Services field as a Case Manager for Shelter and Non-Shel-
ter Residents of The Center for Youth Services in Rochester, New York;
and
WHEREAS, From June of 1999 until March of 2001, she worked at The
Health Association Lifeline in Rochester; she then served as a Non-Resi-
dential Case Manager at the YWCA of Genesee County Domestic Violence
Program, Batavia, New York, for over a year; and
WHEREAS, After leaving the YWCA, she held the title of
Coordinator/Crisis Information and Referral Specialist at Regional
Action Phone, Inc. (RAP), Batavia, for three years; she was then
promoted to the title of Executive Director, a position she held from
November of 2005 until December of 2011; and
WHEREAS, In December of 2011, Holly Baxter began working as the
Program Manager for the Olmsted Center for Sight Call Contact Center in
the Genesee, Orleans and Wyoming County Region; in this capacity, she
oversaw operations of a not-for-profit, crisis and suicide information
and referral helpline; and
WHEREAS, After it was determined that the Olmsted Center for Sight
Call Contact Center was not meeting the needs of the County Mental
Health Center, Holly Baxter used her past experience with RAP in cooper-
ation with the CSB to design a model that was more appropriate, and was
instrumental in securing the support of the YWCA to implement it; subse-
quently, the Care and Crisis Help Line (CCHL) was created; and
WHEREAS, Since its inception in 2015, Holly Baxter has served as
Program Manager of CCHL; under her luminous leadership, it has exceeded
all expectations, in number of calls received, professionalism of its
staff, and in linkages to support services; and
WHEREAS, As Program Manager, Holly Baxter regularly puts the needs and
desires of others before her own, and always works to help people
through their crises without regard to the toll it may take on her; and

WHEREAS, For her steadfast and unremitting commitment to her communi-
ty, Holly Baxter has been the recipient of numerous awards and accolades
including the 2012-2013 Outstanding Adult Student of the Year, a Certif-
icate of Appreciation "For Outstanding Contributions to the Drug Free
Communities Coalition of Genesee County," and a nominate for the 1999
Monroe County Youth Advocate of the Year; and
WHEREAS, The success of the CCHL is in direct correlation to the
efforts of Holly Baxter, whose involvement is, and always has been,
characterized by an impressive commitment, an unbridled enthusiasm, and
an uncompromising standard of excellence in all of her endeavors on
behalf of the organization and the community she serves; and
WHEREAS, Rare indeed is the impressive dedication shown by an individ-
ual for the benefit of others which Holly Baxter has displayed through-
out her life; 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
honor Holly Baxter upon the occasion of her designation as recipient of
the Constance E. Miller Award of Excellence by the Mental Health Associ-
ation in Genesee County; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Holly Baxter.

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

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Law Section:
Resolutions, Legislative

J5257

Congratulating Kyle John Tirone upon the occasion of receiving the distinguished rank of Eagle Scout, the most prestigious of Scouti...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating Kyle John Tirone upon the occasion
of receiving the distinguished rank of Eagle Scout, the most prestigious
of Scouting honors, on May 23, 2016

WHEREAS, Kyle John Tirone, 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 Monday, May 23, 2016,
at Sweet Home Middle School, Amherst, New York; and
WHEREAS, Kyle John Tirone is a member of Boy Scouts of America Troop
444, Amherst, New York; 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, Kyle John Tirone rebuilt five raised garden
beds in the community garden at the Food Bank of Western New York in
Buffalo; and
WHEREAS, Kyle John Tirone'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 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 Kyle John Tirone on achieving the rank of Eagle
Scout; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Kyle John Tirone.

actions

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

Resolution Details

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Resolutions, Legislative

On Saturday, April 30, Senator Ortt took part in a Special Waste Drop-Off event in his hometown of North Tonawanda. Dozens of Niagara County residents showed their commitment to protecting the environment and others by properly disposing their old electronics and hazardous, household items. 

A press release is attached for additional information about the event.  

assembly Bill A9978

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to requiring the commissioner of labor to implement an online program to provide employees with the ability to file a complaint and access the status of his or her case

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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May 02, 2016 referred to labor

A9978 - Details

Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §196, Lab L
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
A8695

A9978 - Summary

Relates to requiring the commissioner to implement an online program to provide employees with the ability to file a complaint and access the status of his or her case.

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

                                  9978

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               May 2, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  RICHARDSON  -- read once and referred to the
  Committee on Labor

AN ACT to amend the labor law, in relation to requiring the commissioner
  of labor to implement an online program to provide employees with  the
  ability to file a complaint and access the status of his or her case

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 196 of the labor law is amended by
adding a new paragraph f to read as follows:
  F. HE OR SHE SHALL DEVELOP AND IMPLEMENT AN ONLINE PROGRAM DESIGNED TO
PROVIDE EMPLOYEES WITH THE ABILITY TO FILE A COMPLAINT  AND  ACCESS  THE
STATUS OF HIS OR HER CASE.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.








 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08661-01-5

assembly Bill A9990

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to prenatal and postnatal care and testing and prevention of sexually transmitted diseases and HIV for prisoners

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May 02, 2016 referred to correction

A9990 - Details

Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §611, add §141-a, Cor L
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
A8146

A9990 - Summary

Relates to prenatal and postnatal care and testing and prevention of sexually transmitted diseases and HIV for prisoners.

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

                                  9990

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               May 2, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  RICHARDSON  -- read once and referred to the
  Committee on Correction

AN ACT to amend the correction law, in relation to prenatal and  postna-
  tal  care  and testing and prevention of sexually transmitted diseases
  and HIV for prisoners

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

  Section  1.  Section  611  of  the correction law is amended by adding
eleven new subdivisions 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14 to  read
as follows:
  4.  ANY PREGNANT WOMAN CONFINED IN ANY INSTITUTION AS DEFINED IN PARA-
GRAPH (C) OF SUBDIVISION FOUR OF SECTION TWO OF THE  CORRECTION  LAW  OR
LOCAL  CORRECTIONAL  FACILITY AS DEFINED IN PARAGRAPH (A) OF SUBDIVISION
SIXTEEN OF SECTION TWO OF THE CORRECTION  LAW  SHALL  BE  PROVIDED  WITH
APPROPRIATE  AND  TIMELY  PRENATAL  AND POSTNATAL CARE INCLUDING BUT NOT
LIMITED TO THE FOLLOWING:
  (A) GYNECOLOGICAL AND OBSTETRICAL CARE;
  (B) MEDICAL DIETS FOR PRENATAL NUTRITION;
  (C) ALL LABORATORY TESTS AS DEEMED NECESSARY BY MEDICAL PERSONNEL; AND
  (D) SPECIAL HOUSING AS DEEMED NECESSARY BY MEDICAL PERSONNEL.
  5. UPON REQUEST, AND IN ACCORDANCE WITH ALL  APPLICABLE  LAWS,  FEMALE
INMATES  SHALL  BE  ENTITLED  TO  RECEIVE  ABORTIONS IN AN APPROPRIATELY
EQUIPPED AND LICENSED MEDICAL FACILITY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME-FRAME.
  6. UPON REQUEST, PREGNANT INMATES SHALL BE PROVIDED ACCESS TO ADOPTION
OR FOSTER CARE SERVICES THROUGH THE DEPARTMENT'S  SOCIAL  SERVICE  UNIT.
UNDER  NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL CORRECTIONAL OR HEALTH CARE PERSONNEL DELAY
OR DENY AN INMATE ACCESS TO SUCH SERVICES OR FORCE AN INMATE TO  UTILIZE
EITHER SERVICE AGAINST HER WILL.
  7.  THE  DEPARTMENT  SHALL  REQUIRE  EVERY CORRECTIONAL FACILITY WHERE
INFANTS ARE HOUSED TO MAINTAIN AN  INFANT  NURSERY  WITH  EQUIPMENT  AND
FURNISHINGS WHICH SHALL INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
  (A)  A  SEPARATE FORMULA ROOM WHICH SHALL BE USED FOR NO PURPOSE OTHER
THAN PREPARATION OF INFANT FEEDINGS;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08656-01-5