senate Bill S7306

Signed By Governor
2015-2016 Legislative Session

Removes {123I} ioflupane from being designated as a controlled substance

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor
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Aug 18, 2016 signed chap.244
Aug 08, 2016 delivered to governor
Jun 06, 2016 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.675
substituted for s7306a
Jun 06, 2016 substituted by a9891a
May 11, 2016 amended on third reading (t) 7306a
May 09, 2016 advanced to third reading
May 05, 2016 2nd report cal.
May 04, 2016 1st report cal.675
Apr 13, 2016 referred to health

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S7306 - Details

Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3306, Pub Health L

S7306 - Summary

Removes {123I} ioflupane from being designated as a controlled substance.

S7306 - Sponsor Memo

S7306 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7306

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 13, 2016
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation  to  removing  {123l}
  loflupane from the designation as a controlled substance

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

  Section 1. Paragraph 4 of subdivision (b) of schedule  II  of  section
3306  of  the  public health law, as added by chapter 664 of the laws of
1985, is amended to read as follows:
  (4) Coca leaves and any salt, compound, derivative, or preparation  of
coca  leaves, and any salt, compound, derivative, or preparation thereof
which is chemically equivalent or identical with any of these substances
including cocaine and ecgonine, their salts, isomers, and salts of isom-
ers, except that the substances  shall  not  include  decocainized  coca
leaves  or  extraction  of coca leaves, which extractions do not contain
cocaine [or], ecgonine OR {123L} IOFLUPANE.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.






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                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD15006-01-6

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S7306A - Details

Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3306, Pub Health L

S7306A - Summary

Removes {123I} ioflupane from being designated as a controlled substance.

S7306A - Sponsor Memo

S7306A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 7306--A
    Cal. No. 675

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 13, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  HANNON, FARLEY -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to  be  committed  to  the  Committee  on  Health  --
  reported  favorably  from  said committee, ordered to first and second
  report, ordered to a third reading,  amended  and  ordered  reprinted,
  retaining its place in the order of third reading

AN  ACT  to  amend the public health law, in relation to removing {123I}
  ioflupane from the designation as a controlled substance

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

  Section  1.  Paragraph  4 of subdivision (b) of schedule II of section
3306 of the public health law, as added by chapter 664 of  the  laws  of
1985, is amended to read as follows:
  (4)  Coca leaves and any salt, compound, derivative, or preparation of
coca leaves, and any salt, compound, derivative, or preparation  thereof
which is chemically equivalent or identical with any of these substances
including cocaine and ecgonine, their salts, isomers, and salts of isom-
ers, except that the substances shall not include: (A) decocainized coca
leaves  or  extraction  of coca leaves, which extractions do not contain
cocaine or ecgonine; OR (B) {123I} IOFLUPANE.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.





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                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD15006-05-6

senate Bill S7305

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Establishes environmental standards for public authorities

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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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Apr 13, 2016 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions

S7305 - Details

Law Section:
Public Authorities Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 9 Title 13 §§2990 - 2999-a, Pub Auth L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A3640
2011-2012: A9339A, A9339B, S7366

S7305 - Summary

Establishes environmental standards for public authorities.

S7305 - Sponsor Memo

S7305 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7305

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 13, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  GRIFFO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Corporations,  Authorities
  and Commissions

AN  ACT to amend the public authorities law, in relation to establishing
  environmental standards for public authorities

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

  Section  1.  Article  9  of  the  public authorities law is amended by
adding a new title 13 to read as follows:
                                 TITLE 13
                            ENERGY EFFICIENCY
SECTION 2990.   DEFINITIONS.
        2991.   APPLICABILITY.
        2992.   ENERGY TARGETS.
        2993.   ENERGY ASSESSMENTS AND EFFICIENCY PLAN.
        2994.   SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT PLAN.
        2995.   SUSTAINABILITY COORDINATOR.
        2996.   NEW CONSTRUCTION, RENOVATIONS AND LEASES.
        2997.   PROCUREMENT.
        2998.   STATE AUTHORITIES ENERGY EFFICIENCY COUNCIL.
        2999.   REPORTS.
        2999-A. ASSISTANCE FROM OTHER AUTHORITIES.
  S 2990. DEFINITIONS. FOR THE PURPOSES OF  THIS  TITLE,  THE  FOLLOWING
WORDS AND TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
  1.  "BUILDING  OR  FACILITY"  MEANS A SINGLE BUILDING OR FACILITY OR A
GROUP OF BUILDINGS OR STRUCTURES AT A SINGLE SITE THAT IS OWNED, LEASED,
OPERATED OR FUNDED BY A STATE AUTHORITY THAT EXCEEDS TEN THOUSAND SQUARE
FEET OF SPACE.   FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS  TITLE,  THE  TERM  "FACILITY"
SHALL  INCLUDE  ANY  HIGHWAY,  PARKWAY OR PUBLIC ROAD OWNED, OPERATED OR
MAINTAINED BY A STATE AUTHORITY.
  2. "COGENERATION" MEANS THE SIMULTANEOUS GENERATION OF  TWO  DIFFERENT
FORMS  OF USEFUL ENERGY USING ONE SINGLE PRIMARY ENERGY SOURCE, SUCH AS,
THE PRODUCTION OF ELECTRICITY USING WASTE ENERGY, SUCH AS STEAM; OR  THE
USE OF STEAM FROM ELECTRIC POWER GENERATION AS A SOURCE OF HEAT.

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                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.

J4910

Congratulating Mr. and Mrs. James Ray, Jr. upon the occasion of celebrating their 65th Wedding Anniversary

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating Mr. and Mrs. James Ray, Jr. upon
the occasion of celebrating their 65th Wedding Anniversary

WHEREAS, James Ray, Jr. and Jeannette Swannie were united in marriage on
April 7, 1951, at Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church in Buffalo, New
York; and
WHEREAS, Mr. and Mrs. James Ray, Jr. of Grand Island, New York, cele-
brated their Sky Blue Anniversary with family and friends at a dinner
held in their honor; and
WHEREAS, James Ray, Jr., is a retired photographer for Niagara Mohawk
Power Corporation, and Jeannette Ray is a homemaker who devoted herself
to making a loving home for her family; and
WHEREAS, They are the proud parents of three children, and the loving
grandparents of five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; and
WHEREAS, Mr. and Mrs. James Ray, Jr. are and always have been a tower
of strength, support, understanding and limitless love for their family;
and
WHEREAS, Their love, devotion, caring, sensitivity and responsiveness
to their family, friends and all who know them are their hallmark and
tradition; and
WHEREAS, Mr. and Mrs. James Ray, Jr. have lived and continue to live
their lives with great dignity and genuine grace, always demonstrating a
deep and continuing concern for human values and ideals, and in so
doing, they have inspired others to do the same; and
WHEREAS, This meaningful occasion is the result of the love, hard work
and spirit this couple has invested in their marriage; and
WHEREAS, These same values they have passed to their loved ones,
producing a family that is close-knit and supportive of its individual
members, public-minded in its relations to the community and committed
to the ideals of citizenship upon which this Nation was founded; and
WHEREAS, Mr. and Mrs. James Ray, Jr. have touched the lives of their
family and many friends through the shining example of their marriage,
which is a testament to the devotion and admiration which they possess
for one another; and
WHEREAS, The longevity of this enduring marriage truly marks a mile-
stone in life's journey, an event of personal triumph and joy; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that when an occa-
sion of such importance is brought to our attention, the same should be
memorialized by us for the edification and emulation of others; now,
therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
congratulate Mr. and Mrs. James Ray, Jr. upon the occasion of celebrat-
ing their 65th Wedding Anniversary; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Mr. and Mrs. James Ray, Jr.

actions

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

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senate Bill S7304

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to the publication of information regarding awards of state contracts

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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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Apr 13, 2016 referred to commerce, economic development and small business

S7304 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9771
Law Section:
Economic Development Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§142 & 143, Ec Dev L
Versions Introduced in 2015-2016 Legislative Session:
A9771

S7304 - Summary

Relates to the publication of information regarding awards of state contracts.

S7304 - Sponsor Memo

S7304 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7304

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 13, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  PARKER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Commerce, Economic  Devel-
  opment and Small Business

AN  ACT to amend the economic development law, in relation to the publi-
  cation of information regarding awards of state contracts

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

  Section  1.  Section 142 of the economic development law is amended by
adding a new subdivision 7 to read as follows:
  7. UPON RECEIPT OF AN ANNOUNCEMENT THAT AN AGENCY HAS ENTERED  INTO  A
CONTRACT,  AS PROVIDED IN SUBDIVISION FIVE OF SECTION ONE HUNDRED FORTY-
THREE OF THIS ARTICLE, THE COMMISSIONER SHALL PUBLISH SUCH  ANNOUNCEMENT
IN  THE  PROCUREMENT  OPPORTUNITIES  NEWSLETTER.  THE ANNOUNCEMENT SHALL
IDENTIFY THE CONTRACT, SPECIFY THE DATE OF THE AWARD OF THE CONTRACT AND
PROVIDE THE NAME AND CONTACT  INFORMATION  FOR  EACH  RECIPIENT  OF  THE
CONTRACT.
  S  2. Section 143 of the economic development law is amended by adding
a new subdivision 5 to read as follows:
  5. AT THE TIME AN AGENCY ENTERS INTO A  CONTRACT,  SUCH  AGENCY  SHALL
SUBMIT  AN  ANNOUNCEMENT  OF  THE INTENDED CONTRACT FOR INCLUSION IN THE
PROCUREMENT OPPORTUNITIES NEWSLETTER. SUCH ANNOUNCEMENT  SHALL  IDENTIFY
THE  CONTRACT, SPECIFY THE DATE OF THE AWARD OF THE CONTRACT AND PROVIDE
THE NAME OF AND CONTACT INFORMATION FOR EACH RECIPIENT OF THE CONTRACT.
  S 3. This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day  after  it  shall
have  become  a  law; provided, however, that effective immediately, the
commissioner of economic development, or  his  or  her  delegate,  shall
promulgate rules and regulations and take all other necessary actions to
implement the provisions of this act on or before such effective date.



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                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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J4909

Commending Edith Beatty upon the occasion of her designation for special recognition by Meals on Wheels for Western New York, after ...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending Edith Beatty upon the occasion of her
designation for special recognition by Meals on Wheels for Western New
York, after more than 40 years of distinguished volunteer service to the
community

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to call attention to
the dedicated efforts of those individuals from across the State of New
York who volunteer their time and energies in service to the community;
and
WHEREAS, Volunteerism is an essential element of all societies; it
provides a way in which the human values of community, caring and serv-
ing can be sustained and strengthened; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to commend
Edith Beatty upon the occasion of her designation for special recogni-
tion by Meals on Wheels for Western New York, after more than 40 years
of distinguished volunteer service to the community; and
WHEREAS, This auspicious occasion will be celebrated at the Meals on
Wheels for Western New York's Annual Volunteer Recognition Dinner as a
gesture of appreciation for selfless and giving individuals who have
helped to carry out its mission for 20, 25, 30, and 35 years; this year,
Edith Beatty, the longest-serving volunteer in the history of the agen-
cy, will be honored with more than 40 years of volunteer service; and
WHEREAS, Meals on Wheels for Western New York's mission seeks to
enrich lives and to promote independent healthy living by offering
nutritious food and a friendly visit; and
WHEREAS, Since 1969, Meals on Wheels for Western New York has been
faithfully serving its community; currently, this vital organization
serves and produces more than a million meals a year; and
WHEREAS, Edith Beatty began her volunteer service with the Hamburg
Meals on Wheels in the 1970s in support of her sister-in-law, Polly
Mitchell, who spearheaded the formation of a local Meals on Wheels
group; and
WHEREAS, Every Wednesday, Edith Beatty delivered meals; her friends
and family quickly learned not to ask her to lunch on Wednesdays because
that was her "Meals Day"; and
WHEREAS, The ability to give back through Meals on Wheels was some-
thing that nourished Edith Beatty's caring nature and the values she and
her husband, Spen Beatty, instilled in their family which was to do what
they could for others in need; and
WHEREAS, Edith Beatty's enjoyment and passion for the program was
contagious, and after Spen retired, he joined her in delivering meals
every week until he passed away in 1989; she continued to volunteer
throughout the years, and her devotion to Meals on Wheels and the
clients was unwavering; and
WHEREAS, For Edith Beatty, volunteering with Meals on Wheels started
and continued as a family affair; in 2006, her son, Jim Beatty, and
daughter, Louise Zittel, started to volunteer for Meals on Wheels not
only to make sure that their mother could continue this weekly tradition
of giving as she got older, but also to take part in giving back them-
selves when their schedules opened up a bit in retirement; and
WHEREAS, In addition to her longstanding volunteer career with Meals
on Wheels and her commitment to her family, Edith Beatty worked as a
substitute teacher in the Hamburg, Frontier and Springville School
Districts; and
WHEREAS, Recently, Edith Beatty retired from her volunteer career at
Meals on Wheels for Western New York, but not before reaching the

impressive milestone of serving clients for more than 40 years; she
fondly remembers her days at Meals on Wheels and enjoyed the weekly
interactions with each client and the other volunteers; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that when individ-
uals of such noble aims and accomplishments are brought to our atten-
tion, they should be celebrated and recognized by all the citizens of
the great State of New York; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commend Edith Beatty upon the occasion of her designation for special
recognition by Meals on Wheels for Western New York, after more than 40
years of distinguished volunteer service to the community; and be it
further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Edith Beatty.

actions

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

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J4908

Congratulating Mr. and Mrs. Bernhard Wagner upon the occasion of celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating Mr. and Mrs. Bernhard Wagner upon
the occasion of celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary

WHEREAS, Bernhard Wagner and Eileen Gorman were united in marriage on
April 11, 1966, at Queen of Heaven Catholic Church in West Seneca, New
York; the couple celebrated this momentous occasion with a renewal of
their vows and a party with family and friends; and
WHEREAS, They are the proud parents of five children and have seven
grandchildren; and
WHEREAS, Mr. and Mrs. Bernhard Wagner are and always have been a tower
of strength, support, understanding and limitless love for their family;
and
WHEREAS, Their love, devotion, caring, sensitivity and responsiveness
to their family, friends and all who know them are their hallmark and
tradition; and
WHEREAS, Mr. and Mrs. Bernhard Wagner have lived and continue to live
their lives with great dignity and genuine grace, always demonstrating a
deep and continuing concern for human values and ideals, and in so
doing, they have inspired others to do the same; and
WHEREAS, Bernhard Wagner is a retired teacher for the Lackawanna City
School District, and Eileen is a retired Early Childhood Services worker
for Erie County; and
WHEREAS, This meaningful occasion is the result of the love, hard work
and spirit this couple has invested in their marriage; and
WHEREAS, These same values they have passed to their loved ones,
producing a family that is close-knit and supportive of its individual
members, public-minded in its relations to the community and committed
to the ideals of citizenship upon which this Nation was founded; and
WHEREAS, Mr. and Mrs. Bernhard Wagner have touched the lives of their
family and many friends through the shining example of their marriage,
which is a testament to the devotion and admiration which they possess
for one another; and
WHEREAS, The longevity of this enduring marriage truly marks a mile-
stone in life's journey, an event of personal triumph and joy; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that when an occa-
sion of such importance is brought to our attention, the same should be
memorialized by us for the edification and emulation of others; now,
therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
congratulate Mr. and Mrs. Bernhard Wagner upon the occasion of their
50th Wedding Anniversary; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Mr. and Mrs. Bernhard Wagner.

actions

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

Resolution Details

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J4907

Memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim May 15-17, 2016, as the 81st Annual 4-H Capital Days in the State of New York

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J4907


LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to
proclaim May 15-17, 2016, as the 81st Annual 4-H Capital Days in the
State of New York

WHEREAS, In the course of the evolving development of this Empire State,
if the ingredients of shared concern and responsive endeavor combine in
the symmetry of a commitment to governance, there have emerged among the
facilities of the State of New York certain dates which warrant commem-
oration; 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 15-17, 2016, as the 81st
Annual 4-H Capital Days in the State of New York; and
WHEREAS, The event, which is coordinated by the New York State Associ-
ation of Cornell Cooperative Extension 4-H Youth Development Educators,
will involve approximately 100 participants representing every county in
New York State; and
WHEREAS, The objectives of 4-H Capital Days are: to achieve a better
understanding of the public policy process from a state government
perspective; to gain a better understanding of state-local government
relations; to provide an opportunity for delegates to meet and interact
with their legislators; to create an awareness of career opportunities
in New York State government; and to meet and exchange experiences with
delegates from other counties; and
WHEREAS, The rich history of 4-H Capital Days is recorded in the Coop-
erative Extension's Archives with photographs of 4-H members with past
Governors; in the 1940s, a meal at the Governor's Mansion was part of
this event and a treasured memory for all those who attended; and
WHEREAS, The 4-H Capital Days Program is specifically designed to
allow for greater participation in the machinery of governance; this
program focuses upon the legislative process with an explanation of
procedures and methods; and
WHEREAS, Through their sustained interest in the method and process of
governance, the 2016 participants in the 81st Annual 4-H Capital Days
program will so advance that spirit of united purpose and shared concern
which is the unalterable manifestation of our American experience; now,
therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
memorialize Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim May 15-17, 2016, as the
81st Annual 4-H Capital Days in the State of New York, fully confident
that this program is so clearly in accord with our shared commitment to
preserve and to enhance the legacy which is our American heritage; 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.

actions

  • 13 / Apr / 2016
    • 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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J4906

Honoring the Unadilla Food Pantry upon the occasion of its designation as recipient of the 2016 Commitment to Community Award by the...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring the Unadilla Food Pantry upon the occa-
sion of its designation as recipient of the 2016 Commitment to Community
Award by the Unadilla Chamber of Commerce

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to recognize that the
quality and character of life in the communities across New York State
are reflective of the concerned and dedicated efforts of those organiza-
tions and individuals who would devote themselves to the welfare of the
community and its citizenry; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to honor the
Unadilla Food Pantry upon the occasion of its designation as recipient
of the 2016 Commitment to Community Award by the Unadilla Chamber of
Commerce, to be celebrated at its Annual Dinner on Sunday, April 17,
2016, at the Unadilla First United Methodist Church, Unadilla, New York;
and
WHEREAS, The Unadilla Community Food Pantry was established in the
1970s by a selfless group of Unadilla-based ministers; in its early
days, the pantry fed roughly 20 families; today, the food pantry has
grown to be an incorporated organization serving between 100 and 200
area families per month; and
WHEREAS, The Unadilla Community Food Pantry is open on Monday, Friday,
and Saturday from 11:00-12:30 to families living in the 13849 zip code;
and
WHEREAS, Over the past five years, the number of families served has
risen by 20 percent, resulting in a move from the rear quarters of the
Unadilla First Methodist Church to the first floor of the neighboring
parsonage; and
WHEREAS, A member of the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York,
the Unadilla Community Food Pantry is able to purchase food for 16 cents
per pound, maximizing the reach of every dollar donated; every month,
the pantry purchases an average of 5,000 pounds of food; and
WHEREAS, Additionally, free USDA food is available to the Unadilla
Food Pantry, and it gladly accepts donations from food drives, stores
like the Great American and area farmers who have seasonal excess
produce to share; and
WHEREAS, Several of the 27 dedicated pantry volunteers make bimonthly
trips to Oneonta, New York, on food retrieval runs; Huff's Ice Cream
provides a driver and truck for one of those two trips, and people who
own pickup trucks accomplish the other; in addition, a weekly trip is
also made to St. Mary's in Oneonta where things like bread, produce and
other foodstuffs from Oneonta merchants are picked up; and
WHEREAS, The Unadilla Community Food Pantry receives funding from
grants, donations and fundraising initiatives in and around the communi-
ty; together with the food purchased and donated, clients may visit the
pantry once a month and receive enough food to last for three days,
taking into consideration the number of people in a given household; and
WHEREAS, At the helm of this evolving operation are co-Directors Clau-
dia Jenkins and Joann Rickard; Claudia, a retired social studies teacher
of more than 30 years in the Sidney district, began serving the pantry
in 2011; Joann has held numerous positions within her community includ-
ing substitute teacher, RIF coordinator, PTO officer, Cub Scout den
leader, Sunday School teacher and childcare provider; and
WHEREAS, Claudia Jenkins and Joann Rickard are assisted by Gloria
Hall, who holds the title of Treasurer, Howard Hall serves as volunteer
coordinator, and Bob Conley is in charge of inventory control; other

volunteers serve clients, pick up food deliveries, unload deliveries,
stock shelves, and clean; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that when organiza-
tions of such noble aims and accomplishments are brought to our atten-
tion, they should be celebrated and recognized by all the citizens of
this great Empire State; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor the Unadilla Food Pantry upon the occassion of its designation as
recipient of the 2016 Commitment to Community Award by the Unadilla
Chamber of Commerce; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the Unadilla Food Pantry.

actions

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

Resolution Details

Law Section:
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J4905

Honoring Richard W. Wakeman, LLC upon the occasion of its designation as recipient of the 2016 Business of the Year Award by the Una...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Richard W. Wakeman, LLC upon the occa-
sion of its designation as recipient of the 2016 Business of the Year
Award by the Unadilla Chamber of Commerce on April 17, 2016

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to take note of and
publicly recognize those businesses within the State of New York which
have positively influenced their communities; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to honor
Richard W. Wakeman, LLC upon the occasion of its designation as recipi-
ent of the 2016 Business of the Year Award by the Unadilla Chamber of
Commerce, to be celebrated at its Annual Dinner on Sunday, April 17,
2016, at the Unadilla First United Methodist Church, Unadilla, New York;
and
WHEREAS, Richard W. Wakeman, LLC, a local construction company, has
been serving the residents of Unadilla, New York, for over five decades;
and
WHEREAS, Richard W. Wakeman, affectionately known as Bud, grew up from
humble beginnings; after serving his country during World War II, Bud
began to work with his father, Rex Wakeman, a master carpenter; and
WHEREAS, Together, the men worked for the Endicott-Johnson Shoe Compa-
ny, traveling throughout the region to perform various tasks; during
this time, Bud W. Wakeman learned the carpentry trade and a stellar work
ethic from his hard-working father; and
WHEREAS, In the early 1950s, Bud W. Wakeman decided it was time to
stop traveling and settled down in the Sidney/Unadilla, New York, area;
he married his wife, Kay in 1954, and started a family, along with his
own business; and
WHEREAS, Slowly and surely the business grew and eventually flour-
ished; Bud W. Wakeman started working on small scale projects, and as he
became more successful, he completed full scale commercial projects at
the Sidney Lutheran Church, Sidney Catholic Church, the Sidney Baptist
Church, the Unadilla/Wells Bridge I-88 rest stops, and other local land-
marks throughout the Tri-Town area, as well as Norwich, Oneonta, and
Vestal, New York; and
WHEREAS, Throughout the years, Bud W. and Kay Wakeman's children grew
up and began to work in the family business; however, only the middle
three, Dave, Steve, and Robert "Jim" chose to follow in the footsteps of
their father; and
WHEREAS, Dave Wakeman chose the path of a carpenter just as his father
and his father before him; Steve Wakeman learned the masonry trade,
laying, setting, and pouring of stone; and Jim Wakeman, the youngest of
the trio, became a machine operator; and
WHEREAS, Upon seeing the interest his three middle sons possessed in
their chosen fields, Bud W. Wakeman decided to incorporate his business
in 1974, and it became known as Richard W. Wakeman, Inc.; the business
continued to grow with each passing year until 1980, when Bud suffered a
stroke; and
WHEREAS, As Bud W. Wakeman began the slow recovery process of having
to relearn how to do almost everything, Jim Wakeman was busy learning
the basics of the construction industry; after Bud's recovery, he began
working side by side with his son; as the stream of work became steady
once again, Dave and Steve Wakeman returned to work in the family busi-
ness; and
WHEREAS, In the mid-1980's Jim Wakeman became the sole owner of Rich-
ard W. Wakeman, Inc., with the rock solid foundation laid for him by his

father; under his leadership, the business grew and expanded, accepting
larger and larger projects with each passing year; and
WHEREAS, In 1994, Jim Wakeman formed Richard W. Wakeman, LLC which
became a licensed Butler Builder, a pre-fabricated metal building system
which only allows a franchise to companies that fill a long list of
requirements and criteria; their Butler Buildings, such as the Sidney
High School Bus garage, Trout Creek Fire Department, Guilford Highway
Garage, and a building at Egli's Machine Company are located throughout
the area; and
WHEREAS, In recent years, Richard W. Wakeman, LLC has completed
projects for ACCO Brands, Johnston Circle Springbrook Residences, Path-
finder Village Medical Clinic, SFCU Oneonta and the Oxford Veterans Home
Storage; and
WHEREAS, Recently, Jim Wakeman has begun to teach his son, Jesse and
his wife, Korinne, all of his vast knowledge relating to the field,
skills that could never be bought; today, Jesse and Korinne Wakeman help
operate the business with Jim; and
WHEREAS, Looking into the future, Richard W. Wakeman, LLC will contin-
ue advancing with competency and professionalism in the field of commer-
cial construction offering their skills in carpentry, masonry, exca-
vation, as well as numerous others to all who require them; and
WHEREAS, A third generation-owned business, Richard W. Wakeman, LLC
has always tried to give back by donating to numerous local charities
including Catskill Area Hospice, Toys for Tots, local Chamber of
Commerce activities, Operation Merry Christmas, local food banks, local
schools, Dollars for Scholars, and the Sidney Memorial Veterans Park
that is set to open Memorial Day weekend; and
WHEREAS, In addition, Richard W. Wakeman, LLC prefers to buy materials
from lumber yards in Sidney and Sidney Center, as well as a variety of
local stores in the surrounding area; they also hire local union workers
and local sub-contractors to complete areas of construction that they do
not specialize in; and
WHEREAS, The success of Richard W. Wakeman, LLC is in direct corre-
lation to the efforts of its 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 the business and the community it serves; and
WHEREAS, It is with great pleasure that this Legislative Body acknowl-
edges Richard W. Wakeman, LLC's success, recognizes its contributions to
the local and State economies, and extends its highest commendation to
the business and its employees, fully confident that, in its future, it
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will enjoy the same sparkling success which has so characterized its
past; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Richard W. Wakeman, LLC upon the occasion of its designation as
recipient of the 2016 Business of the Year Award by the Unadilla Chamber
of Commerce; and be it further
RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Jim and Doreen Wakeman and Jesse and Korinne Wakeman, co-Own-
ers, Richard W. Wakeman, LLC.

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

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J4904

Honoring Mabel MP Cheng, MD upon the occasion of her designation as recipient of the 2016 Professional of the Year Award by the Nort...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Mabel MP Cheng, MD upon the occasion of
her designation as recipient of the 2016 Professional of the Year Award
by the Northeastern Association of the Blind at Albany on April 16, 2016

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize and pay
tribute to those individuals within the medical field who distinguish
themselves through professional excellence and who have made significant
contributions to the quality of life of citizens in the State of New
York; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to honor Mabel MP
Cheng, MD upon the occasion of her designation as recipient of the 2016
Professional of the Year Award by the Northeastern Association of the
Blind at Albany, to be celebrated at its Annual Visionary Gala, on
Saturday, April 16, 2016, at the Franklin Plaza Ballroom in Troy, New
York; and
WHEREAS, Since 1908, the Northeastern Association of the Blind at
Albany (NABA) has provided comprehensive services and programs to resi-
dents of the greater Capital Region who are blind or visually impaired;
in 2015, they helped over 900 individuals of all ages across 11 counties
adapt to vision loss, maximize remaining vision, achieve their goals,
and expand their independence; and
WHEREAS, In addition, NABA offered screenings to over 3,300 children
between 18 months and five years of age for possible vision problems;
and
WHEREAS, A board certified ophthalmologist specializing in medical and
surgical care of the eyes, Dr. Mabel Cheng has been providing cutting
edge ophthalmic care to patients of the Capital Region for over 25
years; and
WHEREAS, As part of her commitment to her patients and her community,
Dr. Mabel Cheng and the NABA have been working closely together to help
those who require vision rehabilitation or low vision assistance main-
tain their visual independence; and
WHEREAS, Mabel Cheng earned both her Master of Science and Master of
Philosophy degrees in Nutritional Lipid Biochemistry from Columbia
University; and
WHEREAS, She then furthered her education by obtaining her Doctor of
Medicine degree from the University of California at Davis, where she
also did her internship; she then returned to New York, where she
successfully completed her residency in ophthalmology at Albany Medical
Center; and
WHEREAS, After completing her residency, Dr. Mabel Cheng held the
esteemed title of Chief Ophthalmic Surgeon at Community Care Physicians
(CHP) and later Kaiser Permanente before entering private practice in
1999; and
WHEREAS, In addition to her thriving private practice, Dr. Mabel Cheng
holds the position of Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Albany
Medical College; in this capacity, she has trained and mentored numerous
residents over the past 20 years and serves as the advisor to Albany
Medical College's Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association
(APAMSA); and
WHEREAS, Moreover, Dr. Mabel Cheng is the President of the Albany
Chapter of the Chinese American Medical Society (CAMS); through these
vital organizations, she has spearheaded numerous health fairs with
Albany Medical College's students, giving them critical clinical expo-
sure outside of the classroom while also increasing public awareness of
ocular diseases; and

WHEREAS, Rare indeed is the impressive dedication shown by an individ-
ual for the benefit of others which Dr. Mabel Cheng has displayed
throughout her life; and
WHEREAS, As a leader in her profession, Dr. Mabel Cheng has proven
herself to be a great asset to medicine and to the health and welfare of
the citizens of the State of New York; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Mabel MP Cheng, MD upon the occasion of her designation as recipi-
ent of the 2016 Professional of the Year Award by the Northeastern Asso-
ciation of the Blind at Albany; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Mabel MP Cheng, MD.

actions

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

Resolution Details

Law Section:
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