J4719

Congratulating Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy Goodremote upon the occasion of celebrating their 65th Wedding Anniversary

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy Goodremote upon
the occasion of celebrating their 65th Wedding Anniversary

WHEREAS, Norma and LeRoy Goodremote of Buffalo, New York, were united in
marriage on March 28, 1951, in Ontario, New York; they celebrated their
65th wedding anniversary with a special dinner with family; and
WHEREAS, They are the proud parents of six daughters, and the loving
grandparents of 15 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren; and
WHEREAS, Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy Goodremote are and always have been a
tower of strength, support, understanding and limitless love for their
family; and
WHEREAS, LeRoy Goodremote is a United States Army Veteran, and worked
at Dunlop Tire and Rubber in Tonawanda, New York, until his retirement
after 44 years of service; and
WHEREAS, Norma Goodremote is a retired teacher for St. Mary's Catholic
School in Lancaster, New York, and is also a retired substitute teacher
for Catholic schools in Buffalo; 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. LeRoy Goodremote 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. LeRoy Goodremote 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. LeRoy Goodremote upon the occasion of their
65th Wedding Anniversary; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy Goodremote.

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Law Section:
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J4718

Mourning the death of Malik "Phife Dawg" Taylor, hip hop pioneer, distinguished citizen, and devoted member of his community

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION mourning the death of Malik "Phife Dawg" Taylor,
hip hop pioneer, distinguished citizen, and devoted member of his commu-
nity

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to honor and pay trib-
ute to the lives of individuals whose commitment and creative talents
have contributed to the entertainment and cultural enrichment of their
community and the entire State of New York; and
WHEREAS, Malik Taylor, also known as "Phife Dawg", a legendary Ameri-
can rapper, and co-founder of the seminal hip hop group, A Tribe Called
Quest, died on Tuesday, March 22, 2016, at the age of 45; and
WHEREAS, Born in Queens, New York, on November 20, 1970, Malik Isaac
Taylor was of Trinidadian descent, and grew up in St. Albans where he
began experimenting with music as a protege of the local Native Tongues
Posse; currently there is a petition to rename St. Albans Park in his
honor; and
WHEREAS, In 1985, Malik "Phife Dawg" Taylor formed A Tribe Called
Quest with his childhood friend, Jonathan "Q-Tip" Davis, along with DJ
and producer Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Jarobi White; and
WHEREAS, After signing with Jive Records on the strength of their 1989
demo tape, Phife Dawg and A Tribe Called Quest would go on to sell
millions of albums and record such classic hits as "Scenario," "Electric
Relaxation," and "Bonita Applebum"; and
WHEREAS, Known for their politically and socially conscious lyrics as
well as the positive energy which could often be found in their songs, A
Tribe Called Quest became one of the most beloved hip hop groups in
history as well as an alternative to the pop acts and gangster rappers
at the time; and
WHEREAS, In May of 1990, Phife Dawg was diagnosed with Diabetes Melli-
tus Type 2, and rapped about being a "funky diabetic" in his group's
single "Oh My God"; he was lauded for this admission and for bringing
awareness to the hip-hop community about diabetes and other diseases
which disproportionately affect African-American males; and
WHEREAS, In 1998, Phife Dawg separated from A Tribe Called Quest after
the release of the group's fifth album, "The Love Movement," and
released his only solo album, "Ventilation: Da LP," in 2000; and
WHEREAS, Over the years, Phife Dawg reunited with his former group
mates multiple times, including at the Rock the Bells festival in 2004,
2008 and 2010, and most recently in 2013, as an opening act for two New
York shows on Kanye West's "Yeezus" tour; and
WHEREAS, In addition, Phife Dawg and his relationship with the other
members of A Tribe Called Quest was the subject of the 2011 documentary
"Beats, Rhymes and Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest"; and
WHEREAS, An avid sports fan, Phife Dawg, was known for his love of the
New York Knicks basketball team, and has been featured on various radio
shows, as well as sports programming on ESPN; furthermore, he was a
playable character in the video games NBA 2K7 and NBA 2K9; and
WHEREAS, After being on a waiting list for two years, Phife Dawg
received a kidney transplant from his wife in 2008; this was unsuccess-
ful, however, and by 2012, he once again required a transplant; and
WHEREAS, Committed to passing on lifesaving medical information to
those in need, Phife Dawg was at the time of his death, in the early
stages of starting his own charity foundation, Fight for Life, which
would spread awareness of diabetes, renal failure, and lupus through
charity basketball games, concerts and other special events; and
WHEREAS, Respected for his intelligence, humor, and emotional candor,
Phife Dawg greatly contributed to the evolution of hip hop, and played a

vital role in helping this musical genre transcend the boundaries of
race, class and politics in the modern world; and
WHEREAS, An artist of colossal talent and charisma, Malik "Phife Dawg"
Taylor will be missed by his family, friends, fans and all who knew him;
his dedication to his music and his heritage leaves an indelible legacy
which will inspire others for years to come; Malik leaves to mourn him:
his parents, Walt Richard Taylor and Chryl Allicson Boyce-Taylor; broth-
er, Zachary; his devoted wife, Deisha Head-Taylor; stepson, David Armst-
rong Jr.; neices, Kira and Kaylia; Uncle Anslem Boyce; Uncle Roger
Taylor; Great Aunt Virginia Alexander; Desciana Swinger; step-mother,
Connie Taylor; close friends and co-Founders of A Tribe Called Quest Tp
and Ali; best friends Dion "Roots" (manager), Jarobi (ATCQ), and Steve;
PJ Best; Sue-Chin Keane; Michael, Mark and Zinzi Clemmons, Karole and
Morgan; and Peggy Best and family; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
mourn the death of Malik "Phife Dawg" Taylor, hip hop pioneer, distin-
guished citizen, and devoted member of his community; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the family of the late Malik "Phife Dawg" Taylor.

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Law Section:
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J4717

Commending Rabbi Steven and Dr. Linda Graber for 13 years of spiritual and community leadership to the congregants of Temple Hillel

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending Rabbi Steven and Dr. Linda Graber for
13 years of spiritual and community leadership to the congregants of
Temple Hillel

WHEREAS, The character and richness of religious and community life in
this noble Empire State are nourished and fulfilled through the faithful
concern and selfless devotion of those who would commit their energies
and purpose to the ministry of others; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to bring full recog-
nition and just tribute to those individuals who distinguish themselves
and the ministry through their unremitting commitment and preeminence of
service; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to commend Rabbi Steven
and Dr. Linda Graber for 13 years of spiritual and community leadership
to the congregants of Temple Hillel to be recognized at its 61st Anni-
versary Celebration on Sunday, April 10, 2016; they have served the
congregation and the community with dedication, innovation, and concern
for others; and
WHEREAS, Rabbi Steven Graber received his Bachelor of Arts degree in
Judaic Studies and Secondary Education from Rutgers University; he
continued his studies both in Israel and at the Jewish Theological Semi-
nary of America in New York, and received his Master's degree in Hebrew
Letters as well as Rabbinical Ordination in 1987; and
WHEREAS, Before coming to Temple Hillel, Rabbi Steven Graber served
both the Electchester Jewish Center and then the Whitestone Hebrew
Centre; and
WHEREAS, In addition to congregational responsibilities at the White-
stone Hebrew Centre, Rabbi Steven Graber was an instructor of Talmud and
Jewish Law at the Solomon Schecter School of Queens, and President of
the Rabbinical Assembly's Queens Region; and
WHEREAS, Working with the Temple Hillel family, Rabbi Steven Graber
helped strengthen relationships within this multigenerational, vibrant
congregation; developed an award winning educational program; encouraged
the congregation in enhancing their spiritual, cultural, and social
needs; and has enabled the synagogue to become a second home for people
of all ages; and
WHEREAS, Rabbi Steven Graber has been supported in his work by his
wife, Dr. Linda Friedman Graber, who is an Associate Professor of
Neuroscience at New York Institute of Technology; and
WHEREAS, Together, they are the proud parents of three children,
Daniel, Jennifer and Leora, and the loving grandparents of one grandson,
who was born in Israel in November of 2015; and
WHEREAS, It is the intent of this Legislative Body that when individ-
uals of such noble aims and accomplishments are brought to our attention
it is appropriate to publicly and jubilantly proclaim and commend them
for the edification of others; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commend Rabbi Steven and Dr. Linda Graber for 13 years of spiritual and
community leadership to the congregants of Temple Hillel; and be it
further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Rabbi Steven and Dr. Linda Graber.

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J4716

Commending Firefighter Ben Crowl for special recognition after 50 years of dedicated service to the Caton Fire Department

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending Firefighter Ben Crowl upon the occa-
sion of his designation for special recognition after 50 years of dedi-
cated service to the Caton Fire Department

WHEREAS, The firefighters of New York State are renowned throughout the
Nation; their reputation is synonymous with excellence in the arduous
field of fire protection and prevention; and
WHEREAS, Since the early days of "teapot steamers," the volunteer
firefighter has been the cornerstone of our great Nation's efforts to
spare us from the ravages of fire; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is proud to commend Firefighter Ben
Crowl upon the occasion of his designation for special recognition after
50 years of dedicated service to the Caton Fire Department; and
WHEREAS, Ben Crowl joined the Caton Fire Department in June 1965; he
served as President for 10 years and Chief for 10 years, as well as one
term (five years) as Fire Commissioner; and
WHEREAS, Furthermore, Firefighter Ben Crowl was a member of the Fire
Advisory Board, President of Steuben County Fireman's Association, a
charter member of the Steuben County Chiefs Association, and the first
911 commissioner; and
WHEREAS, Firefighter Ben Crowl also served as co-chairman of the Fire-
man's Fire Training Weekend for six years at the County Training Center
and was a New York State Fire Instructor for Steuben County; and
WHEREAS, At Corning Incorporated, in 1984, he was asked to reconstruct
their Fire Brigade and establish an EMS team; he also acted as the Chief
for 10 years; the corporate safety policies that were implemented at his
plant became the benchmark for all of Corning Inc.'s domestic plants;
and
WHEREAS, Recently, Firefighter Ben Crowl was asked to step back into
his role as Acting Commissioner for the Caton Volunteer Fire Department
to assist the department until December of 2016; and
WHEREAS, Volunteer firefighters and fire departments not only provide
the critical service of fire protection but also engage in other activ-
ities of great benefit and importance to the communities they serve; and
WHEREAS, It takes a special dedication, a strong desire to help others
and a tireless sense of community to forsake precious time with family
and friends to respond to the signal that a neighbor is in need; Ben
Crowl is such a firefighter; throughout 50 years of devoted service,
this volunteer heroically performed, above and beyond the call of duty,
those responsibilities which define the task of fire protection; now,
therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commend Firefighter Ben Crowl for 50 years of distinguished service; and
be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Firefighter Ben Crowl.

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Law Section:
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J4715

Memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim April 10, 2016, as Siblings Day in the State of New York, in conjunction with the...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to
proclaim April 10, 2016, as Siblings Day in the State of New York, in
conjunction with the observance of National Siblings Day

WHEREAS, Siblings Day Foundation is a public non-profit charity devoted
to establishing Siblings Day for the benefit of our families, our commu-
nities and our Nation; 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 April 10, 2016, as Siblings
Day in the State of New York, in conjunction with the observance of
National Siblings Day; and
WHEREAS, Native New Yorker, and Manhattan resident Claudia Evart felt
inspired to create the Siblings Day Foundation (SDF), a non-profit
organization after losing both of her siblings early in life; and
WHEREAS, Under the luminous leadership of Claudia Evart, SDF founded
National Siblings Day to honor our brother(s) and/or sister(s), to be
celebrated annually on April 10, the birthday of her late sister,
Lisette; and
WHEREAS, Individuals can remember their siblings by sending a card or
a gift, making a phone call, making a dinner invitation, performing a
good deed, favor, errand or chore, and in cases of deceased siblings,
consciously holding them in their memory; and
WHEREAS, In the coming years, SDF intends to obtain a state proclama-
tion in all 50 states; currently, 41 out of 50 states' governors have
signed gubernatorial proclamations, and three proclamations are pending;
and
WHEREAS, In addition, SDF plans to compile a National Directory of
Sibling Support Groups or Organizations in the United States, identify
the origin and use of the word sibling, identify other countries that
have a Siblings Day established, present Annual Outstanding Brother and
Sister Awards, continue to recognize the sibling bond with the develop-
ment of future programs which enhance the sibling bond, locate corporate
sponsorship to support Siblings Day Foundation, provide financial
support to other sibling organizations and promote Siblings Day in
cultural and educational institutions; and
WHEREAS, Siblings Day follows the spirit of Mother's Day, Father's Day
and Grandparent's Day, a great American tradition and celebration of
family-unit values; it is an uplifting festivity honoring people who
have shaped our values, beliefs and ideals; it is a relationship as
important as a parent's relationship; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
memorialize Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim April 10, 2016, as
Siblings Day in the State of New York, in conjunction with the obser-
vance of National Siblings Day; and be it further
RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor of the State of New
York, and Claudia Evart, Founder, Siblings Day Foundation.

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J4714

Memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim April 14, 2016, as in the State of New York, in conjunction with the observance o...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to
proclaim April 14, 2016, as Pan American Day in the State of New York,
in conjunction with the observance of National Pan American Day

WHEREAS, Pan American Day is a holiday, observed by several countries in
North and South America, which commemorates the First International
Conference of American States which concluded on April 14, 1890, creat-
ing the International Union of American Republics, the forerunner to the
Organization of American States (OAS); and
WHEREAS, OAS was founded on April 30, 1948, with the goals to
strengthen peace and security, prevent possible causes of difficulties,
seek solution to any political, judicial and economic problems, limit
conventional weapons, promote economic, cultural and social development;
and
WHEREAS, Pan American Day, originally proposed by the organization in
1930, was first observed on April 14, 1931; the holiday also commem-
orates the diplomatic ties and relations of the United States with the
other countries of the Western Hemisphere, including Latin America; and
WHEREAS, In the years since, these nations have collaborated to
address regional challenges and improve the lives of people across the
Americas; in observance of Pan American Day and during Pan American
Week, the United States reaffirms its hemisphere's enduring friendship,
and recommits to working as equal partners to support robust civil soci-
eties and expand opportunity; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
memorialize Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim April 14, 2016, as Pan
American Day in the State of New York, in conjunction with the obser-
vance of National Pan American Day; 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, and to the Organization of American States.

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J4713

Memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim April 2016 as Jazz Appreciation Month in the State of New York, in conjunction wi...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to
proclaim April 2016 as Jazz Appreciation Month in the State of New York,
in conjunction with National Jazz Appreciation Month

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize those
within our midst who have contributed to the quality of life and the
cultural heritage of New York State; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to memorialize Governor
Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim April 2016 as Jazz Appreciation Month in the
State of New York, in conjunction with National Jazz Appreciation Month;
and
WHEREAS, Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM) is a music festival held every
April in the United States, in honor of jazz as an original American art
form; JAM was created by John Edward Hasse, PhD, curator of the
Smithsonian's National Museum of American History; and
WHEREAS, "Jazz," the classic music of America, has had an enduring
influence not only on our State and Nation, but also upon the world; and
WHEREAS, The month of April acknowledges the creativity and talent of
jazz musicians and composers, reminding us of the diverse and rich
contributions to this uniquely American art form; in the words of the
legendary jazz drummer Art Blakey, "No America, no jazz"; and
WHEREAS, JAM will be celebrated in many venues throughout New York
State during the month of April; and
WHEREAS, New York State has been honored to be the birthplace and home
of countless jazz greats such as Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Duke
Ellington, George and Ira Gershwin, among so many others; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body calls upon its members and fellow New
Yorkers to observe Jazz Appreciation Month by listening to jazz in
clubs, on the air and participating in various jazz celebrations
throughout the State; and
WHEREAS, New York State's famous jazz musicians have inspired and
entertained countless players, singers, dancers and listeners with such
styles as Dixieland, swing, bebop, Latin jazz fusions, free jazz, jazz
fusion, funk and hip-hop; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
memorialize Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim April 2016 as Jazz
Appreciation Month in the State of New York, in conjunction with
National Jazz Appreciation Month; 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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J4712

Memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim April 6, 2016, as Walking Day in the State of New York, in conjunction with the o...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to
proclaim April 6, 2016, as Walking Day in the State of New York, in
conjunction with the observance of National Walking Day

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to recognize official
days that are set aside to increase awareness of 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 April 6, 2016, as Walking Day
in the State of New York, in conjunction with the observance of National
Walking Day; and
WHEREAS, The American Heart Association sponsors a month-long cele-
bration to help all people to become more active; on the first Wednesday
of every April, participants are encouraged to lace up their sneakers
and take 30 minutes out of their day to get up and walk, and then turn
that activity into part of a healthy lifestyle; and
WHEREAS, Being physically active is important for overall wellness;
about 80% of adults do not get enough activity to maintain good health;
and
WHEREAS, Regular physical activity, such as walking, can help a person
lower their risk of heart disease and stroke, maintain a healthy weight,
reduce or control blood pressure, raise HDL ("good") cholesterol, reduce
their risk of diabetes and some kinds of cancer, and sleep better, as
well as have more energy to do the things each person loves; and
WHEREAS, The simplest change a person can make to improve their heart
health is to start walking; it is fun, free, easy, social and great
exercise; a walking program is flexible and can be done just about
anywhere; and
WHEREAS, It is essential that there be greater public awareness of the
benefits to walking, and all New Yorkers are urged to walk for fun and
for fitness; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
memorialize Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim April 6, 2016, Walking
Day in the State of New York, in conjunction with the observance of
National Walking Day; 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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J4711

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to
proclaim April 7, 2016, as Alcohol Screening Day in the State of New
York, in conjunction with the observance of National Alcohol Screening
Day

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to recognize official
days that are set aside to increase awareness of 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 April 7, 2016, as Alcohol
Screening Day in the State of New York, in conjunction with the obser-
vance of National Alcohol Screening Day; and
WHEREAS, Sponsored by Screening For Mental Health, National Alcohol
Screening Day (NASD) was established in 1999 by the National Institutes
of Health (NIH) to raise awareness about alcohol misuse and referrals to
treatment for individuals with alcohol problems through outreach, educa-
tion and screening programs; and
WHEREAS, NASD is held each year on the Thursday of the first full week
in April; thousands of colleges, community-based organizations, and
military installations offer anonymous and confidential screenings
online or in-person at public events; and
WHEREAS, Throughout this day, the people who visit the screening
centers are dealt with on a case by case basis; they are asked to
complete a written self-assessment about their alcohol use, and health
care professionals at the centers then tailor advice to that individual;
and
WHEREAS, On the first screening day in 1999, 50,000 people visited the
1,500 screening centers throughout the United States for advice; a high-
er than expected number of college students attended; and
WHEREAS, Alcohol abuse can be high in college students, who, whilst
typically not dependent on alcohol, abuse it by frequently drinking
large volumes; excessive, often rapid, consumption of alcohol is also
known as binge drinking; and
WHEREAS, In a follow up study of Alcohol Screening Day, it was found
that 44% of college students interviewed had consumed over four alcohol-
ic drinks in a drinking session, on one or more occasions within 30
days; and
WHEREAS, Alcohol abuse can lead to many recognized health problems
which can include anxiety, depression or sexual problems; where alcohol
abuse occurs over a longer period of time, there is increased risk of
developing certain cancers, liver cirrhosis, high blood pressure and
heart problems; and
WHEREAS, It is essential that there be greater public awareness of the
benefits of alcohol screening, and all New Yorkers are urged to seek
professional help if they are struggling with alcohol abuse; now, there-
fore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
memorialize Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim April 7, 2016, Alcohol
Screening Day in the State of New York, in conjunction with the obser-
vance of National Alcohol Screening Day; 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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