assembly Bill A2850A

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Enacts Danielle DiMedici, Jessica Tush and Brittany Passalacqua's Law

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Mar 04, 2016 print number 2850a
amend (t) and recommit to correction
Jan 06, 2016 referred to correction
Jan 20, 2015 referred to correction

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A2850 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6660
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§195.03 & 195.04, Pen L; add Art 6-D §§169 - 169-s, Cor L; add §530.15, amd §530.12, CP L;
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A2454
2011-2012: A5396B
2009-2010: A10265A

A2850 - Summary

Enacts Danielle DiMedici, Jessica Tush and Brittany Passalacqua's Law; establishes the crimes of failure to register or verify as a domestic abuse offender in the first and second degrees; creates a registry for domestic abuse offenders; defines domestic abuse offender (view more) allows discretion of the court to place offender on registry.

A2850 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2850

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 20, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M. of A. TITONE, CUSICK, ORTIZ, MILLER, BENEDETTO, SIMO-
  TAS, PAULIN, GALEF, BRONSON, ZEBROWSKI, LUPARDO,  TITUS,  ENGLEBRIGHT,
  GUNTHER,  GRAF,  ROSENTHAL,  COLTON, PERRY, BORELLI, SKOUFIS -- Multi-
  Sponsored by -- M. of  A.  ABBATE,  ARROYO,  BRENNAN,  CLARK,  CRESPO,
  GIGLIO,  HIKIND,  MALLIOTAKIS, McDONOUGH, RA, SALADINO, TENNEY, THIELE
  -- read once and referred to the Committee on Correction

AN ACT to amend the correction law, in relation  to  enacting  "Danielle
  DiMedici  and Jessica Tush's Law"; and to amend the criminal procedure
  law, in relation to domestic abuse offenders

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

  Section  1.  The correction law is amended by adding a new article 6-D
to read as follows:
                               ARTICLE 6-D
                DANIELLE DIMEDICI AND JESSICA TUSH'S LAW
SECTION 169. SHORT TITLE.
        169-A. DEFINITIONS.
        169-B. DUTIES OF THE DIVISION; REGISTRATION INFORMATION.
        169-C. DOMESTIC ABUSE OFFENDER; RELOCATION; NOTIFICATION.
        169-D. DUTIES OF THE COURT.
        169-E. DISCHARGE OF DOMESTIC ABUSE  OFFENDER  FROM  CORRECTIONAL
                 FACILITY; DUTIES OF OFFICIAL IN CHARGE.
        169-F. DUTY TO REGISTER AND TO VERIFY.
        169-G. PRIOR CONVICTIONS; DUTY TO INFORM AND REGISTER.
        169-H. DURATION OF REGISTRATION AND VERIFICATION.
        169-I. REGISTRATION AND VERIFICATION REQUIREMENTS.
        169-J. NOTIFICATION  OF LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES OF CHANGE
                 OF ADDRESS.
        169-K. REGISTRATION FOR CHANGE OF ADDRESS FROM ANOTHER STATE.
        169-L. PETITION FOR RELIEF OR MODIFICATION.
        169-M. SPECIAL TELEPHONE NUMBER.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03904-01-5

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A2850A - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6660
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§195.03 & 195.04, Pen L; add Art 6-D §§169 - 169-s, Cor L; add §530.15, amd §530.12, CP L;
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A2454
2011-2012: A5396B
2009-2010: A10265A

A2850A - Summary

Enacts Danielle DiMedici, Jessica Tush and Brittany Passalacqua's Law; establishes the crimes of failure to register or verify as a domestic abuse offender in the first and second degrees; creates a registry for domestic abuse offenders; defines domestic abuse offender (view more) allows discretion of the court to place offender on registry.

A2850A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 2850--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 20, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M. of A. TITONE, CUSICK, ORTIZ, MILLER, BENEDETTO, SIMO-
  TAS, PAULIN, GALEF, BRONSON, ZEBROWSKI, LUPARDO,  TITUS,  ENGLEBRIGHT,
  GUNTHER, GRAF, ROSENTHAL, COLTON, PERRY, SKOUFIS -- Multi-Sponsored by
  --  M. of A.  ABBATE, ARROYO, BRENNAN, CRESPO, GIGLIO, HIKIND, MALLIO-
  TAKIS, McDONOUGH, RA,  SALADINO,  TENNEY,  THIELE  --  read  once  and
  referred  to the Committee on Correction -- recommitted to the Commit-
  tee on Correction in accordance  with  Assembly  Rule  3,  sec.  2  --
  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and
  recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to establishing the crimes of
  failure to register or verify as a  domestic  abuse  offender  in  the
  first  and second degrees; to amend the correction law, in relation to
  enacting "Danielle DiMedici, Jessica Tush and  Brittany  Passalacqua's
  Law"; and to amend the criminal procedure law, in relation to domestic
  abuse offenders

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

  Section 1. The penal law is amended by adding two new sections  195.03
and 195.04 to read as follows:
S 195.03 FAILURE  TO  REGISTER OR VERIFY AS A DOMESTIC ABUSE OFFENDER IN
           THE SECOND DEGREE.
  A PERSON IS GUILTY OF FAILURE TO REGISTER  OR  VERIFY  AS  A  DOMESTIC
ABUSE  OFFENDER IN THE SECOND DEGREE WHEN, BEING A DOMESTIC ABUSE OFFEN-
DER REQUIRED TO REGISTER OR VERIFY PURSUANT  TO  ARTICLE  SIX-D  OF  THE
CORRECTION  LAW, HE OR SHE FAILS TO REGISTER OR VERIFY IN THE MANNER AND
WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS PROVIDED FOR IN SUCH ARTICLE.
  FAILURE TO REGISTER OR VERIFY AS A  DOMESTIC  ABUSE  OFFENDER  IN  THE
SECOND DEGREE IS A CLASS E FELONY.
S 195.04 FAILURE  TO  REGISTER OR VERIFY AS A DOMESTIC ABUSE OFFENDER IN
           THE FIRST DEGREE.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03904-02-6

J4168

Congratulating Trevar Matthew Hall upon the occasion of receiving the distinguished rank of Eagle Scout, the most prestigious of Sco...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating Trevar Matthew Hall upon the occa-
sion of receiving the distinguished rank of Eagle Scout, the most pres-
tigious of Scouting honors, on April 9, 2016

WHEREAS, Trevar Matthew Hall, through his diligence and rigorous
efforts, has achieved Scouting's highest and most prestigious rank,
Eagle Scout; the Eagle Court of Honor ceremony will be held on Saturday,
April 9, 2016; and
WHEREAS, A Scout since 2006, Trevar Matthew Hall is a member of Boy
Scouts of America Troop 222, Berlin, New York; and
WHEREAS, America has achieved her greatest heights of glory through
the dedication, determination and tireless efforts of the outstanding
citizens of this Nation; and
WHEREAS, It is only with the continued diligence and devotion of our
youth, tomorrow's leaders, that America will maintain her glory; and
WHEREAS, The Boy Scouts of America and its members are dedicated to
the development of character and leadership in the youth of this Nation;
and
WHEREAS, The highest achievement of leadership in Scouting, earned by
only five percent of all Boy Scouts, is the distinguished rank of Eagle
Scout; and
WHEREAS, This outstanding young man has been involved in Scouting for
many years, has lived up to Scouting's ideals and has attained all of
the necessary achievements, including completion of a community service
project, which was successfully planned, developed and executed; and
WHEREAS, For his project, Trevar Matthew Hall constructed a sign for
the Petersburg Veteran Memorial Community Center, Library, and Highway
Department; and
WHEREAS, Trevar Matthew Hall's perseverance in rising through the
ranks to Eagle Scout is a strong indication of his ability to master
difficult tasks; his accomplishment will enable him to emerge as a lead-
er, fully equipped to meet the challenges of today's complex society;
and
WHEREAS, This new Eagle Scout is a credit to his family, his school,
his community, his State and his Nation, and no doubt his future will be
filled with accomplishments of equal importance; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations, in
recognition of the significance of this meritorious achievement, to
congratulate and honor Trevar Matthew Hall on achieving the rank of
Eagle Scout; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Trevar Matthew Hall.

actions

  • 04 / Mar / 2016
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 08 / Mar / 2016
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 08 / Mar / 2016
    • ADOPTED

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J4167

Commending Levi Rifenburgh upon the occasion of being named a 2016 Winning Kid by the Epilepsy Foundation of Northeastern New York

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending Levi Rifenburgh upon the occasion of
being named a 2016 Winning Kid by the Epilepsy Foundation of Northeast-
ern New York at its 28th Annual Confections in Chocolate Gala

WHEREAS, It is the sense of the Legislative Body that the quality and
character of life in the communities across New York State are reflec-
tive of the concerned and dedicated efforts of those young people who
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 commend
Levi Rifenburgh upon the occasion of being named a 2016 Winning Kid by
the Epilepsy Foundation of Northeastern New York, to be celebrated at
its 28th Annual Confections in Chocolate Gala on Saturday, March 12,
2016; and
WHEREAS, The Epilepsy Foundation of Northeastern New York works dili-
gently to ensure that people with seizures are able to participate in
all life experiences and to prevent, control and cure epilepsy through
services, education, advocacy and research; and
WHEREAS, Epilepsy affects two percent of the population, and approxi-
mately one in 50 children; and
WHEREAS, Each year the Epilepsy Foundation selects children to repre-
sent all children with epilepsy in Northeastern New York; "Winning Kids"
symbolizes the spirit and courage that all children with epilepsy
display in dealing with their seizures; Levi Rifenburgh was chosen
because he understands his seizures but does not allow them to slow him
down at all; and
WHEREAS, Six year-old Levi Rifenburgh is in the first grade and has
Tonic-Clonic seizures; he is an active kid who loves trains and playing
outside; and
WHEREAS, Young Levi Rifenburgh has his very own day, Team Levi Day,
which is a day he and his family help to explain to many people why he
takes medicine and how scary seizures can be; unfortunately, this brave
boy suffered a seizure on his last "Team Levi Day" but was very deter-
mined to let everyone know he was okay and seizures were not going to
ruin his day; and
WHEREAS, Levi Rifenburgh's family is dedicated to not letting epilepsy
affect who he is and helping him overcome any challenge that may be
present and have raised awareness of epilepsy and the Foundation through
their assistance with the Hudson Valley Stroll; and
WHEREAS, As residents of Northeastern New York face the physical,
emotional and social uncertainties of epilepsy every day, the Epilepsy
Foundation is there to help them become happy, self-confident, produc-
tive adults, by offering them, as well as their friends, families and
caregivers a variety of programs; and
WHEREAS, With him throughout have been his parents, David and Chris-
tine Rifenburgh, both of whom feel privileged to be a part of his life
and rejoice in his achievements; and
WHEREAS, An outstanding role model, Levi Rifenburgh has brought honor
to his family, school and community, and may stand with pride in his
accomplishments; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is pleased to have this opportunity to
recognize Levi Rifenburgh as a Winning Kid, and to wish him well in all
his future endeavors; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commend Levi Rifenburgh upon the occasion of being named a 2016 Winning
Kid by the Epilepsy Foundation of Northeastern New York at its 28th
Annual Confections in Chocolate Gala; and be it further

RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Levi Rifenburgh.

actions

  • 04 / Mar / 2016
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 08 / Mar / 2016
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 08 / Mar / 2016
    • ADOPTED

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J4166

Congratulating Michael Gregory Zlotnick upon the occasion of receiving the distinguished rank of Eagle Scout, the most prestigious o...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating Michael Gregory Zlotnick upon the
occasion of receiving the distinguished rank of Eagle Scout, the most
prestigious of Scouting honors, on April 9, 2016

WHEREAS, Michael Gregory Zlotnick, through his diligence and rigorous
efforts, has achieved Scouting's highest and most prestigious rank,
Eagle Scout; the Eagle Court of Honor ceremony will be held on Saturday,
April 9, 2016; and
WHEREAS, Michael Gregory Zlotnick is a member of Boy Scouts of America
Troop 222, Petersburgh, New York; and
WHEREAS, America has achieved her greatest heights of glory through
the dedication, determination and tireless efforts of the outstanding
citizens of this Nation; and
WHEREAS, It is only with the continued diligence and devotion of our
youth, tomorrow's leaders, that America will maintain her glory; and
WHEREAS, The Boy Scouts of America and its members are dedicated to
the development of character and leadership in the youth of this Nation;
and
WHEREAS, The highest achievement of leadership in Scouting, earned by
only five percent of all Boy Scouts, is the distinguished rank of Eagle
Scout; and
WHEREAS, This outstanding young man has been involved in Scouting for
many years, has lived up to Scouting's ideals and has attained all of
the necessary achievements, including completion of a community service
project, which was successfully planned, developed and executed; and
WHEREAS, For his project, Michael Gregory Zlotnick cut trails from the
fishing area to the campground at Cherry Plain State Park; and
WHEREAS, Michael Gregory Zlotnick's perseverance in rising through the
ranks to Eagle Scout is a strong indication of his ability to master
difficult tasks; his accomplishment will enable him to emerge as a lead-
er, fully equipped to meet the challenges of today's complex society;
and
WHEREAS, This new Eagle Scout is a credit to his family, his school,
his community, his State and his Nation, and no doubt his future will be
filled with accomplishments of equal importance; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations, in
recognition of the significance of this meritorious achievement, to
congratulate and honor Michael Gregory Zlotnick on achieving the rank of
Eagle Scout; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Michael Gregory Zlotnick.

actions

  • 04 / Mar / 2016
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 08 / Mar / 2016
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 08 / Mar / 2016
    • ADOPTED

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J4165

Congratulating Anthony R. Provetto upon the occasion of receiving the distinguished rank of Eagle Scout, the most prestigious of Sco...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating Anthony R. Provetto upon the occa-
sion of receiving the distinguished rank of Eagle Scout, the most pres-
tigious of Scouting honors, on April 2, 2016

WHEREAS, Anthony R. Provetto, through his diligence and rigorous
efforts, has achieved Scouting's highest and most prestigious rank,
Eagle Scout; the Eagle Court of Honor ceremony will be held on Saturday,
April 2, 2016, in the Parish Hall at Christ Church, Oyster Bay, New
York; and
WHEREAS, Anthony R. Provetto is a member of Boy Scouts of America
Troop 253, Oyster Bay, New York; and
WHEREAS, America has achieved her greatest heights of glory through
the dedication, determination and tireless efforts of the outstanding
citizens of this Nation; and
WHEREAS, It is only with the continued diligence and devotion of our
youth, tomorrow's leaders, that America will maintain her glory; and
WHEREAS, The Boy Scouts of America and its members are dedicated to
the development of character and leadership in the youth of this Nation;
and
WHEREAS, The highest achievement of leadership in Scouting, earned by
only five percent of all Boy Scouts, is the distinguished rank of Eagle
Scout; and
WHEREAS, This outstanding young man has been involved in Scouting for
many years, has lived up to Scouting's ideals and has attained all of
the necessary achievements, including completion of a community service
project, which was successfully planned, developed and executed; and
WHEREAS, Anthony R. Provetto's perseverance in rising through the
ranks to Eagle Scout is a strong indication of his ability to master
difficult tasks; his accomplishment will enable him to emerge as a lead-
er, fully equipped to meet the challenges of today's complex society;
and
WHEREAS, This new Eagle Scout is a credit to his family, his school,
his community, his State and his Nation, and no doubt his future will be
filled with accomplishments of equal importance; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations, in
recognition of the significance of this meritorious achievement, to
congratulate and honor Anthony R. Provetto on achieving the rank of
Eagle Scout; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Anthony R. Provetto.

actions

  • 04 / Mar / 2016
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 08 / Mar / 2016
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 08 / Mar / 2016
    • ADOPTED

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J4164

Congratulating Thomas Joseph Clarke upon the occasion of receiving the distinguished rank of Eagle Scout, the most prestigious of Sc...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating Thomas Joseph Clarke upon the
occasion of receiving the distinguished rank of Eagle Scout, the most
prestigious of Scouting honors, on May 22, 2016

WHEREAS, Thomas Joseph Clarke, through his diligence and rigorous
efforts, has achieved Scouting's highest and most prestigious rank,
Eagle Scout; the Eagle Court of Honor ceremony will be held on Sunday,
May 22, 2016, at St. Edward the Confessor Church, Syosset, New York; and
WHEREAS, Thomas Joseph Clarke is a member of Boy Scouts of America
Troop 205, Syosset, New York; and
WHEREAS, America has achieved her greatest heights of glory through
the dedication, determination and tireless efforts of the outstanding
citizens of this Nation; and
WHEREAS, It is only with the continued diligence and devotion of our
youth, tomorrow's leaders, that America will maintain her glory; and
WHEREAS, The Boy Scouts of America and its members are dedicated to
the development of character and leadership in the youth of this Nation;
and
WHEREAS, The highest achievement of leadership in Scouting, earned by
only five percent of all Boy Scouts, is the distinguished rank of Eagle
Scout; and
WHEREAS, This outstanding young man has been involved in Scouting for
many years, has lived up to Scouting's ideals and has attained all of
the necessary achievements, including completion of a community service
project, which was successfully planned, developed and executed; and
WHEREAS, Thomas Joseph Clarke's perseverance in rising through the
ranks to Eagle Scout is a strong indication of his ability to master
difficult tasks; his accomplishment will enable him to emerge as a lead-
er, fully equipped to meet the challenges of today's complex society;
and
WHEREAS, This new Eagle Scout is a credit to his family, his school,
his community, his State and his Nation, and no doubt his future will be
filled with accomplishments of equal importance; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations, in
recognition of the significance of this meritorious achievement, to
congratulate and honor Thomas Joseph Clarke on achieving the rank of
Eagle Scout; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Thomas Joseph Clarke.

actions

  • 04 / Mar / 2016
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 08 / Mar / 2016
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 08 / Mar / 2016
    • ADOPTED

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J4163

Commending Jonathan P. Jones upon the occasion of being named a 40 Under 40 2016 Honoree by the Albany Business Review

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending Jonathan P. Jones upon the occasion of
being named a 40 Under 40 2016 Honoree by the ALBANY BUSINESS REVIEW

WHEREAS, In the course of the evolving development of this Empire State,
when the ingredients of shared concern and responsive endeavor combine
in commitment to community, there emerge among the distinguished citi-
zenry of the State of New York, certain individuals who warrant special
recognition; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to commend
Jonathan P. Jones upon the occasion of being named a 40 Under 40 2016
Honoree by the ALBANY BUSINESS REVIEW; and
WHEREAS, Annually, the ALBANY BUSINESS REVIEW selects 40 winners from
more than 500 nominations by an advisory committee of business leaders;
the 40 Under 40 program recognizes up-and-coming executives, innovators
and leaders who will shape the future of Albany, New York; and
WHEREAS, Currently, Jonathan P. Jones is Commissioner of Recreation,
Youth and Workforce Services for the City of Albany, New York; he is the
youngest and first black Commissioner in the City's history; and
WHEREAS, Jonathan P. Jones joined the City administration in 2014; in
this capacity, he directs each division in meeting its mission and
goals; in addition, he manages staff and provides an overall vision for
the Department, which includes ensuring fiscal accountability and needed
capacity to deliver quality programming each day and over the long term;
and
WHEREAS, Prior to his appointment with the city of Albany, Jonathan P.
Jones interned with the Downtown Albany Business Improvement District in
graduate school as well as with the New York State Education Department
in 2006; and
WHEREAS, Following his internships, Jonathan P. Jones worked for near-
ly nine years at the New York State Education Department managing Feder-
al Title I funds which focused on helping low-performing schools and
providing professional development to administrators and teachers; and
WHEREAS, With a strong desire to provide a way in which the human
values of community, caring and serving could be sustained and strength-
ened, Jonathan P. Jones began volunteering on weekends at a community
program in West Hill in 2008; for over six years, he had the opportunity
to mentor and learn from youth in the neighborhood, and pay forward some
of the lessons that had been taught to him by his elders; and
WHEREAS, Defined as an at-risk youth from the east side of Syracuse,
New York, Jonathan P. Jones attended year-round college preparatory and
enrichment courses for seven years at Lemoyne College and Syracuse
University; and
WHEREAS, After losing countless classmates, Jonathan enrolled in
college as an Equal Opportunity student-athlete and studied Sociology as
an undergraduate and Education Administration and Policy in graduate
school; and
WHEREAS, With him throughout, have been his devoted mother and count-
less family members and friends, who have stood by him, helping him to
balance his education, career, home life and his many other responsibil-
ities, all of whom feel privileged to be a part of his life and rejoice
in his achievements; and
WHEREAS, Rare indeed is the occurrence of such a compassionate blend-
ing of strength, intellect and commitment as that demonstrated by Jona-
than P. Jones; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that those who
enhance the quality of life in their community and have shown a long and

sustained commitment to the maintenance of high standards in their
profession, certainly have earned the recognition and applause of all
the citizens of this great Empire State; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commend Jonathan P. Jones upon the occasion of being named a 40 Under 40
2016 Honoree by the ALBANY BUSINESS REVIEW; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Jonathan P. Jones.

actions

  • 04 / Mar / 2016
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 08 / Mar / 2016
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 08 / Mar / 2016
    • ADOPTED

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J4162

Commending Leadership Orange upon the occasion of hosting its 4th Annual Hall of Fame Awards Event & After Party, and paying tribute...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending Leadership Orange upon the occasion of
hosting its 4th Annual Hall of Fame Awards Event & After Party, and
paying tributes to this year's inductees

WHEREAS, It is the sense 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 that are devoted 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 commend
Leadership Orange upon the occasion of hosting its 4th Annual Hall of
Fame Awards Event & After Party, and paying tributes to this year's
inductees on Wednesday, March 16, 2016, at Anthony's Pier 9, New Wind-
sor, New York; and
WHEREAS, Leadership Orange is an annual 10-month leadership training
program where individuals from Orange County are selected to receive
training on topics important to Orange County residents and businesses;
the program enables participants to better understand the many chal-
lenges facing Orange County and to better serve the Orange County commu-
nity; and
WHEREAS, Leadership Orange is a private, non-partisan organization
that relies on support from the business community to reach its goals;
over 330 individuals have graduated from the Leadership Orange program
since its inception in 1993; and
WHEREAS, At this auspicious event, six honorees will be inducted into
the Leadership Orange Hall of Fame for making significant, tangible
leadership contributions to Orange County; this year's inductees are
Maureen Halahan, Class of 2003, President/CEO of Orange County Partner-
ship; Kristin E. Jensen, Class of 2012, Director of Communications and
Development, Catholic Charities Community Services of Orange County, New
York; Frank P. Kimler, Class of 2014, Manager, Nugent & Haeussler, PC,
and Chairman, Hudson Valley Honor Flight, Inc.; Karen C. Miller, Class
of 2004, Communications Manager, National Region, Frontier Communi-
cations; and Ellen L. Quimby, Class of 2014, Affiliated Producer,
William A. Smith & Son Insurance, and Immediate Past President, Pine
Bush Area Chamber of Commerce; as well as Jill Varricchio, Class of
1999, President, Putnam County Economic Development Corporation; and
WHEREAS, Alumni from each of Leadership Orange's classes nominated one
person from their class who best exemplifies the program's qualities for
the Hall of Fame; and
WHEREAS, Leadership Orange's 20th Anniversary celebration presents a
unique opportunity for this Legislative Body to recognize and pay trib-
ute to this organization and to its distinguished honorees; and
WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to call attention
to organizations and individuals who serve to bring people together for
the united purpose of actively pursuing improvements in their communi-
ties; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commend Leadership Orange upon the occasion of hosting its 4th Annual
Hall of Fame Awards Event & After Party, and paying tributes to this
year's inductees; and be it further
RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the aforementioned honorees and Leadership Orange.

actions

  • 04 / Mar / 2016
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 08 / Mar / 2016
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 08 / Mar / 2016
    • ADOPTED

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J4161

Honoring the life and legacy of John Chancellor Olcott, distinguished Irish-American actor, singer, and songwriter

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J4161


LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring the life and legacy of John Chancellor
Olcott, distinguished Irish-American actor, singer, and songwriter

WHEREAS, New York State has long been the birthplace and home to great
historical figures, men and women who, through their great personal and
professional achievements, have contributed to the development of our
Nation's rich cultural life; and
WHEREAS, From time to time this Legislative Body takes note of certain
extraordinary individuals it wishes to recognize for their valued
contributions to the success and progress of society; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly pleased to honor the life and
legacy of John Chancellor Olcott, distinguished Irish-American actor,
singer, and songwriter, to be celebrated on the anniversary of his death
on Friday, March 18, 2016, in conjunction with the observance of St.
Patrick's Day; and
WHEREAS, John Chancellor "Chauncey" Olcott was born on July 21, 1858,
in Buffalo, New York; his mother, the former Margaret Doyle was a native
of Killeagh, County Cork, Ireland; and
WHEREAS, During the early years of his career, Chauncey Olcott
performed in minstrel shows, before leaving to study singing in London
during the 1880s; he returned to the United States in 1886, and made his
Broadway debut as Pablo in the show, "Pepita"; and
WHEREAS, After becoming a star on Broadway, Chauncey Olcott succeeded
William J. Scanlan in 1893 as the leading tenor in sentimental operettas
on Irish themes, and performed in a variety of Irish inspired roles for
the rest of his life; and
WHEREAS, Known for being an accomplished songwriter, Chauncey Olcott
captured the mood of his Irish-American audience by mixing melodic and
rhythmic phrases from traditional Irish music; and
WHEREAS, During his illustrious career, Chauncey Olcott skillfully
combined the roles of tenor, actor, lyricist and composer in numerous
major productions; he also wrote the complete scores for many Irish
musicals, including "Sweet Inniscara" in 1897, "A Romance of Athlone" in
1899, "Garret O'Magh" in 1901, and "Old Limerick Town" in 1902; and
WHEREAS, In addition, this esteemed artist collaborated with other
leading auteurs in such popular works as "The Irish Artist" in 1894,
"Barry of Ballymore" in 1910, "Macushla" in 1912, and "The Isle O'
Dreams" in 1913; and
WHEREAS, Many of Chauncey Olcott's musical numbers and collaborations
achieved tremendous success including "My Wild Irish Rose" from "A
Romance of Athlone", "Mother Machree" from "Barry of Ballymore", and
"When Irish Eyes Are Smiling" from "The Isle O' Dreams"; and
WHEREAS, Throughout his tremendous entertainment career, Chauncey
Olcott never forgot his Buffalo roots, and often returned to perform in
the local opera house; and
WHEREAS, In 1925, Chauncey Olcott was forced to retire due to serious
illness, and moved to Monte Carlo where he died in 1932; and
WHEREAS, Chauncey Olcott's life story was memorialized in the 1947
film, "My Wild Irish Rose" based on the biography, SONG IN HIS HEART, by
his widow, Rita Olcott; and
WHEREAS, His name and legacy continues to live on in the numerous
musicals and songs which have become a beloved part of the history of
American music; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is pleased to have this opportunity to
express its highest admiration for John Chancellor Olcott and for all of
the individuals who have worked to bring proper attention to his legacy,

which truly merits recognition in the grand panorama of the history of
our State and Nation; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
celebrate the life and legacy of John Chancellor Olcott, distinguished
Irish-American actor, singer, and songwriter; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the family of John Chancellor Olcott.

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  • 04 / Mar / 2016
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 08 / Mar / 2016
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 08 / Mar / 2016
    • ADOPTED

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Law Section:
Resolutions, Legislative

J4160

Honoring Catholic Charities of Buffalo upon the occasion of its designation as the recipient of the 2015 Torch Award for Philanthrop...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Catholic Charities of Buffalo upon the
occasion of its designation as the recipient of the 2015 Torch Award for
Philanthropic Excellence by the Better Business Bureau Foundation of
Upstate New York

WHEREAS, It is the sense 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 organizations
and individuals who 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 pleased to honor Catholic
Charities of Buffalo upon the occasion of its designation as the recipi-
ent of the 2015 Torch Award for Philanthropic Excellence by the Better
Business Bureau Foundation of Upstate New York; and
WHEREAS, Catholic Charities of Buffalo was selected as the second
annual winner of the prestigious Torch Award by a panel of independent
judges; the Better Business Bureau Foundation of Upstate New York devel-
oped this award to bring attention to the practices which nonprofits
employ to generate a high level of trust among employees, donors and the
community; and
WHEREAS, Since its inception in 1923, when diverse Catholic organiza-
tions joined forces to form one organization to better serve the needs
of the community, Catholic Charities of Buffalo continues to collaborate
and reach out with its multiple services throughout Western New York;
and
WHEREAS, In 2015, Catholic Charities of Buffalo served nearly 132,000
individuals and families in need throughout the region; the organization
offers comprehensive services particularly to those in need and to those
who are most vulnerable without regard to religion, race or age; and
WHEREAS, Operating at the highest levels of leadership, character and
commitment to its mission and ethics, Catholic Charities of Buffalo
believes in empowering individuals, children, and families to achieve
and maintain meaningful, healthy and productive lives; and
WHEREAS, Under the able leadership of Dennis C. Walczyk, Chief Execu-
tive Officer, Catholic Charities of Buffalo offers services such as
helping to administer the WIC program, counseling, and basic housing and
food assistance as well as school-based services; and
WHEREAS, The Torch Award for Philanthropic Excellence is a testament
to the services Catholic Charities of Buffalo provides to members of the
community, and to the impact it has on Western New York; and
WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body that when individ-
uals and organizations of such noble aims and accomplishments are
brought to our attention, 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
honor Catholic Charities of Buffalo upon the occasion of its designation
as the recipient of the 2015 Torch Award for Philanthropic Excellence by
the Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Dennis C. Walczyk, Chief Executive Officer, Catholic Chari-
ties of Buffalo.

actions

  • 04 / Mar / 2016
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 08 / Mar / 2016
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 08 / Mar / 2016
    • ADOPTED

Resolution Details

Law Section:
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