NEW YORK – On Saturday, Governor Cuomo signed into law legislation by Senator Brad Hoylman and Assemblymember Maritza Davila requiring local police departments to translate domestic violence incident reports when they are written in languages other than English. The bill, which passed the Senate in June, ensures that domestic violence victims are duly notified of their rights in their native language.

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW
By Senator Rev Rubén Díaz
District 32 Bronx County, New York
Tel 718-991-3161

 
We Should Take Care of Our Own Before Anybody Else
 
You should know that the bold statements made by President Barack Hussein Obama, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, with respect to the compassion that Americans need to have for the Syrian refugees, do not reflect the actions of these three leaders.
 

Senator Patty Ritchie today announced that the Governor has signed into law her bill to modernize the Ogdensburg Bridge and Port Authority and strengthen its role in making the River City and St. Lawrence County a true international gateway to Canada for business and travelers.

Senator Amedore joined AT&T executives, former Staff Sergeant Ryan Quay from Knox, New York and members of the Legion Riders announced a month long drive for the non-profit Cellphones for Soldiers on Friday, November20, 2015.

In honor of Military Family Appreciation Month, and with the holiday season upon us, Senator George Amedore and  AT&T have teamed up with the nonprofit Cell Phones For Soldiers and are asking residents throughout the 46th Senate District to help troops call home by donating unwanted cellular phones and tablets.

senate Bill S6230

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to providing for identification cards for individuals with autism spectrum disorder

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 07, 2016 print number 6230a
amend (t) and recommit to transportation
Jan 06, 2016 referred to transportation

S6230 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 17-D §499-h, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2015-2016 Legislative Session:
A8389A

S6230 - Summary

Relates to providing for identification cards for individuals with autism spectrum disorder.

S6230 - Sponsor Memo

S6230 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6230

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 6, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. NOZZOLIO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation

AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in  relation  to  providing
  for identification cards for individuals with autism spectrum disorder

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

  Section 1. The vehicle and traffic law is  amended  by  adding  a  new
article 17-D to read as follows:
                              ARTICLE 17-D
                      AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER CARD
SECTION 499-H. AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER CARD.
  S  499-H.  AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER CARD. UPON THE REQUEST OF A PERSON
WITH AN AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER, OR THE GUARDIAN OR CAREGIVER  OF  SUCH
PERSON,  THE  DEPARTMENT SHALL ISSUE, IN ACCORDANCE WITH ELIGIBILITY AND
DOCUMENTATION CRITERIA ESTABLISHED FOR SUCH PURPOSE AND FOR A FEE NOT TO
EXCEED FIVE DOLLARS, AN IDENTIFICATION CARD DENOTING  THAT  SUCH  PERSON
HAS BEEN MEDICALLY DIAGNOSED WITH AN AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER. SUCH CARD
SHALL  INDICATE  THE  NAME, ADDRESS AND DATE OF BIRTH OF THE CARD BEARER
AND, AT THE CARD BEARER'S DISCRETION, THE NAME AND PHONE  NUMBER  OF  AN
INDIVIDUAL  DESIGNATED  BY  THE  CARD  BEARER TO BE CONTACTED IN CASE OF
EMERGENCY. THE CARD SHALL CONTAIN A STATEMENT EXPLAINING AUTISM SPECTRUM
DISORDERS, AND HOW THEY MAY GIVE RISE TO PHYSICAL AGITATION  AND  IMPAIR
AN  INDIVIDUAL'S  ABILITY TO COMMUNICATE OR RESPOND TO DIRECTIONS.  SUCH
CARD SHALL FURTHER INDICATE THAT IT HAS BEEN ISSUED  BY  THE  DEPARTMENT
PURSUANT  TO  THIS  ARTICLE. THE IDENTIFICATION CARD MAY BE PRESENTED TO
LAW ENFORCEMENT AS NECESSARY.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11800-01-5

S6230A - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 17-D §499-h, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2015-2016 Legislative Session:
A8389A

S6230A - Summary

Relates to providing for identification cards for individuals with autism spectrum disorder.

S6230A - Sponsor Memo

S6230A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 6230--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 6, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. NOZZOLIO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation --  commit-
  tee  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recom-
  mitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the mental hygiene law, in  relation  to  providing  for
  identification cards for individuals with autism spectrum disorder

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

  Section 1. The mental hygiene law is amended by adding a  new  section
13.42 to read as follows:
S 13.42 AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER CARD.
  (A)  THE  COMMISSIONER  SHALL  DEVELOP AN IDENTIFICATION CARD DENOTING
THAT A PERSON HAS BEEN  MEDICALLY  DIAGNOSED  WITH  AN  AUTISM  SPECTRUM
DISORDER.  SUCH IDENTIFICATION CARD MAY BE PRESENTED TO LAW ENFORCEMENT,
FIREFIGHTERS AND EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES PERSONNEL AS NECESSARY.
  (B)  UPON THE REQUEST OF A PERSON WITH AN AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER, OR
THE GUARDIAN OR CAREGIVER OF SUCH PERSON, THE OFFICE  SHALL  ISSUE  SUCH
AUTISM  SPECTRUM  DISORDER  CARD  IN  ACCORDANCE  WITH  ELIGIBILITY  AND
DOCUMENTATION CRITERIA ESTABLISHED BY THE OFFICE FOR A FEE NOT TO EXCEED
FIVE DOLLARS.
  (C) THE FRONT OF SUCH CARD SHALL INDICATE THAT IT HAS BEEN  ISSUED  BY
THE OFFICE PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION AND SHALL INCLUDE:
  (1) THE CARD BEARER'S NAME;
  (2) THE CARD BEARER'S ADDRESS;
  (3) THE CARD BEARER'S DATE OF BIRTH; AND
  (4)  THE  FOLLOWING  STATEMENT: "I HAVE AN AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER. I
MAY HAVE DIFFICULTY UNDERSTANDING AND FOLLOWING YOUR DIRECTIONS  OR  MAY
BECOME UNABLE TO RESPOND. I MAY BECOME PHYSICALLY AGITATED IF YOU PROMPT
ME VERBALLY OR TOUCH ME OR MOVE TOO CLOSE TO ME. AUTISM IS NOT AN EXCUSE
FOR  ILLEGAL  BEHAVIOR.  I AM NOT INTENTIONALLY REFUSING TO COOPERATE. I
MAY NEED YOUR ASSISTANCE. PLEASE SEE THE BACK OF THIS CARD."
  (D) THE BACK OF SUCH CARD SHALL INCLUDE:

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

Dozens of young people who were eager to work and interested in learning about the variety of careers available to them, sought employment at a Youth Job & Training Fair hosted by State Senator James Sanders Jr. (D-Rochdale Village) held on Wednesday, November 18th at P.S. 195 in Rosedale.
 

Dozens of young people who were eager to work and interested in learning about the variety of careers available to them, sought employment at a Youth Job & Training Fair hosted by State Senator James Sanders Jr. (D-Rochdale Village) held on Wednesday, November 18th at P.S. 195 in Rosedale.
 

senate Bill S6229

Vetoed By Governor
2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to designated accounts for personal income tax refunds

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Vetoed by Governor
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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Nov 28, 2016 vetoed memo.276
Nov 16, 2016 delivered to governor
Jun 15, 2016 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.342
substituted for a9065
Jun 07, 2016 referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 06, 2016 ordered to third reading cal.1448
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jun 02, 2016 reported and committed to finance
Jan 06, 2016 referred to investigations and government operations

S6229 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9065
Law Section:
Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3013, Tax L

S6229 - Summary

Provides that personal income tax refunds may be sent to designated accounts, including but not limited to, up to three accounts with financial institutions that have routing and account numbers and are held in the names of the taxpayer's spouse or joint account; provides that designated accounts held in one spouse's name may receive personal income tax refunds from a married filing joint return.

S6229 - Sponsor Memo

S6229 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6229

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 6, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. CARLUCCI -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Investigations and Govern-
  ment Operations

AN ACT to amend the tax law, in  relation  to  designated  accounts  for
  personal income tax refunds

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

  Section 1. Subdivision (c) of section 3013 of the tax law, as added by
chapter 479 of the laws of 2011, is amended to read as follows:
  (c) (1) In the event that  the  commissioner  elects  to  implement  a
program  providing for payment of personal income tax refunds by prepaid
debit card or direct deposit to [a] designated [account] ACCOUNTS of the
taxpayer, the department shall amend the forms  used  to  file  personal
income  tax  returns to reflect, in the area designated for selection of
options for processing of refunds, that the taxpayer has the  option  of
receiving  his  or  her tax refund by personal check and shall provide a
box which the taxpayer may check to select that option.
  (2) DESIGNATED ACCOUNTS INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO,  UP  TO  THREE
ACCOUNTS  WITH  FINANCIAL  INSTITUTIONS  THAT  HAVE  ROUTING AND ACCOUNT
NUMBERS AND ARE HELD IN THE NAMES OF  THE  TAXPAYER'S  SPOUSE  OR  JOINT
ACCOUNT.  DESIGNATED  ACCOUNTS  HELD  IN  ONE  SPOUSE'S NAME MAY RECEIVE
PERSONAL INCOME TAX REFUNDS FROM A MARRIED FILING JOINT RETURN.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately, provided,  however,  that
the amendments to subdivision (c) of section 3013 of the tax law made by
section  one of this act shall not affect the repeal of such section and
shall be deemed repealed therewith.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13134-01-5

Sen. Valesky took part in a roundtable discussion on Friday, November 20, with the presidents from the SUNY campuses in Central New York at Onondaga Community College led by Chancellor Nancy Zimpher.

“The issuance of the WARN letters to the employees of NRG’s Dunkirk generating facility is extremely disappointing news. It is devastating for the employees, their families, Dunkirk and Chautauqua County as a whole. If the layoffs do occur as indicated, the job loss and the loss of the tax revenue from the plant will be terrible. My highest concern remains for the future of these workers and their loved ones, and the overall well-being of our community.

 

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