The New York State Senate today passed S.2711, a bill sponsored by Senator Rich Funke to create a new first degree murder charge for the intentional killing of a prosecutor or district attorney. The legislation would put prosecutors in parity with police officers, corrections officers, and judges, whose killers are automatically eligible for a charge of murder in the first degree. The bill passed with bipartisan support. 

On Wednesday, March 30, I submitted testimony to the New York City Council’s Committee on Transportation regarding Intro 1109, legislation to authorize the New York City Department of Transportation to manage and regulate pedestrian plazas citywide. I am grateful to Council Members Garodnick and Johnson for their introduction of this legislation, as well as Council Members Lander, Rodriguez, Torres and Chin for their cosponsorship of the bill. I am also grateful to Manhattan Borough President Brewer, Community Board 5, and the Times Square Alliance for their collaboration in this effort.

assembly Bill A3160A

Vetoed By Governor
2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to Tier IV retirement benefits for Luke Parga

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Vetoed by Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Nov 28, 2016 tabled
vetoed memo.233
Nov 16, 2016 delivered to governor
Jun 16, 2016 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1868
substituted for s7363
May 09, 2016 referred to civil service and pensions
delivered to senate
passed assembly
Mar 30, 2016 amended on third reading 3160a
Jan 06, 2016 ordered to third reading cal.143
returned to assembly
died in senate
Jun 09, 2015 referred to civil service and pensions
delivered to senate
passed assembly
Jun 08, 2015 ordered to third reading rules cal.82
rules report cal.82
reported
Jun 03, 2015 reported referred to rules
Jun 02, 2015 reported referred to ways and means
Jan 22, 2015 referred to governmental employees

A3160 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7363
Law Section:
Retirement

A3160 - Summary

Relates to tier IV retirement benefits for Luke Parga; accords him tier IV benefits due to his past employment in 2006.

A3160 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  3160

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 22, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. CROUCH -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Governmental Employees

AN ACT in relation to granting Luke Parga tier IV status in the New York
  state and local employees' retirement system with a membership date of
  2006

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

  Section 1. Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary,  Luke  Parga
who is currently a tier V member of the New York state and local employ-
ees'  retirement  system  and  currently  employed  by the department of
transportation, and who was employed by the state university of New York
at Potsdam Police and  Binghamton  University  in  2006,  and  who,  for
reasons  not ascribable to his own negligence, failed to become a member
of the New York state and local employees' retirement  system  in  2006,
shall  be  deemed  to  have  been  a member of such retirement system on
February 8, 2006, having tier IV status with every  right,  benefit  and
privilege  which would have been available to him on such date if, on or
before December 31, 2015, he shall file an application therefor with the
state comptroller.
  S 2. All past service costs of implementing the provisions of this act
shall be borne by the state of New York.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
  FISCAL NOTE. --
  This bill will grant Tier 4 status in the New  York  State  and  Local
Employees'  Retirement  System to Luke F. Parga, a current Tier 5 member
employed by the State of New York, by changing his date of membership to
February 8, 2006.
  If this legislation is enacted during the 2015 legislative session, we
anticipate that there will be an increase of approximately $1,500 in the
annual contributions of the State of New York for the fiscal year ending
March 31, 2016.

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                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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A3160A - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7363
Law Section:
Retirement

A3160A - Summary

Relates to tier IV retirement benefits for Luke Parga; accords him tier IV benefits due to his past employment in 2006.

A3160A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 3160--A
                                                        Cal. No. 143

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 22, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. CROUCH -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on  Governmental Employees -- advanced to a third reading, amended and
  ordered reprinted, retaining its place on the order of third reading

AN ACT in relation to granting Luke Parga tier IV status in the New York
  state and local employees' retirement system with a membership date of
  2006

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

  Section  1.  Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, Luke Parga
who is currently a tier V member of the New York state and local employ-
ees' retirement system and  currently  employed  by  the  department  of
transportation, and who was employed by the state university of New York
at  Potsdam  Police  and  Binghamton  University  in  2006, and who, for
reasons not ascribable to his own negligence, failed to become a  member
of  the  New  York state and local employees' retirement system in 2006,
shall be deemed to have been a  member  of  such  retirement  system  on
February  8,  2006,  having tier IV status with every right, benefit and
privilege which would have been available to him on such date if, on  or
before December 31 next succeeding the date on which this act shall have
become a law, he shall file an application therefor with the state comp-
troller.
  S 2. All past service costs of implementing the provisions of this act
shall be borne by the state of New York.
  S  3. No contributions made to the New York state and local employees'
retirement system by Luke Parga shall be returned  or  refunded  to  him
pursuant to this act.
  S 4. This act shall take effect immediately.
  FISCAL NOTE.--  Pursuant to Legislative Law, Section 50:
  This  bill  will  grant  Tier 4 status in the New York State and Local
Employees' Retirement System to Luke Parga,  a  current  Tier  5  member

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                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05098-05-6

The story that a Long Island foster parent allegedly got away with abusing children for two decades should make our blood boil. The question remains: Is Albany going to do anything about it?

Tragically, reports of child sexual abuse are familiar New York headlines. At the Horace Mann School in the Bronx, a recent report identified more than 60 former students abused by more than 22 employees since the 1960s. At Poly Prep Country Day School in Brooklyn, famed football coach Philip Foglietta was accused of abusing more than 10 students during his 40-year tenure

assembly Bill A8110A

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Requires the department of environmental conservation to prepare recommendations for best practices in treating residential properties for tick prevention and management

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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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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 25, 2016 referred to environmental conservation
delivered to senate
passed assembly
May 19, 2016 advanced to third reading cal.685
May 17, 2016 reported
Apr 11, 2016 reported referred to ways and means
Mar 30, 2016 print number 8110a
amend (t) and recommit to environmental conservation
Jan 06, 2016 referred to environmental conservation
Jun 09, 2015 referred to environmental conservation

A8110 - Details

Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Versions Introduced in 2015-2016 Legislative Session:
S5802

A8110 - Summary

Requires the department of environmental conservation to prepare recommendations for best practices in treating residential properties for tick prevention and management.

A8110 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  8110

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              June 9, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. BARRETT -- read once and referred to the Commit-
  tee on Environmental Conservation

AN ACT to amend the  environmental  conservation  law,  in  relation  to
  guidelines  for  best practices in treating residential properties for
  integrated pest management

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

  Section  1.  Section  33-0303 of the environmental conservation law is
amended by adding a new subdivision 8 to read as follows:
  8. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL DEVELOP GUIDELINES  FOR  BEST  PRACTICES  IN
TREATING RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES FOR INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT TO ASSIST
IN  THE  PREVENTION  OF  TICKS THAT CONTRIBUTE TO TICK-BORNE INFECTIONS.
SUCH GUIDELINES SHALL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO THE USE OF LANDSCAPE
TECHNIQUES, METHODS TO DISCOURAGE RODENT ACTIVITY, CONSIDERATION OF HOST
PRODUCTS TO KILL TICKS ON  DEER  OR  RODENTS,  AND  EFFECTIVE  PESTICIDE
APPLICATIONS.  THE  GUIDELINES  SHALL  BE  AVAILABLE ON THE DEPARTMENT'S
WEBSITE AND SHALL BE REVIEWED AND REVISED  ANNUALLY  WITH  CURRENT  BEST
PRACTICES.
  S  2.  This  act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall
have become a law.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11400-01-5

Co-Sponsors

A8110A - Details

Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Versions Introduced in 2015-2016 Legislative Session:
S5802

A8110A - Summary

Requires the department of environmental conservation to prepare recommendations for best practices in treating residential properties for tick prevention and management.

A8110A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 8110--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              June 9, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. BARRETT -- read once and referred to the Commit-
  tee on Environmental Conservation -- recommitted to the  Committee  on
  Environmental  Conservation in accordance with Assembly Rule 3, sec. 2
  -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered  reprinted  as  amended
  and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to  require  the  department  of  environmental conservation to
  prepare recommendations for best  practices  in  treating  residential
  properties for tick prevention and management

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

  Section 1.   The  commissioner  of  the  department  of  environmental
conservation shall develop recommendations no later than May 1, 2017 for
residential  property  tick  prevention and management. Such recommenda-
tions shall include but not be limited to the  use  of  landscape  tech-
niques  including  organic  land  care  practices, methods to discourage
rodent activity, use of fungal pathogens, and effective active  ingredi-
ents,  as  defined  in  subdivision 1 of section 33-0101 of the environ-
mental conservation law, including usage information and any label warn-
ings or caution statements. The recommendations shall  be  available  on
the  department's  website and shall be reviewed and revised annually to
reflect current best practices.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11400-06-6