ALBANY – State Senator Joseph Griffo and State Assemblyman Edward Braunstein applauded the Governor on Tuesday for signing into law their legislation that bans the highly dangerous synthetic drug known as “N-Bomb.”

Senator Venditto's Memory Screening Program at the the Massapequa Bar Harbour Library

related issues:

Open to all individuals who would like to participate in a simple and safe evaluation to check their memory and other thinking skills
The program is private and confidential.
The program takes approximately 10 minutes.
The program consists of a series of questions designed to test memory and other functions.
Individuals will receive their results immediately after screening.
The program is offered on a first come, first served basis.

Senator Venditto's Prostate Screening at the North Merrick Public Library

related issues:

Open to all men age 40 and older who have not been previously diagnosed with prostate cancer, regardless of whether they have insurance.
Screenings will include a PSA blood test.
Must bring photo ID containing an address (such as a driver’s license).
Patients must bring a self addressed, stamped envelope to be notified of PSA test results.
Appointments are recommended, walk-ins are welcome.

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently visited the Floral Park Library, where he served as a guest reader to local children.

    Senator Martins read two stories about Halloween to children from My First School to help get them excited about the upcoming holiday.

    Senator Martins is pictured as he reads to children at the Floral Park Library.

October 27th, 2015 -- Senator George Amedore and Assemblyman Kevin Cahill joined Town of Marbletown Supervisor Micahael Warren and Town of Rosendale Supervisor Jeanne Walsh to present legislation, signed by the Governor, to allow shared services between the municipalities

Governor Cuomo has signed legislation, (S.1530/A.2297), sponsored by Senator George Amedore and Assemblyman Kevin Cahill, that would authorize the town of Marbletown to relocate their town hall and municipal offices into the former Rosendale Elementary School. 

Senator Stewart-Cousins with Comptroller DiNapoli announcing unclaimed funds in the 35th District

Yonkers, NY - State Senate Democratic Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins was joined by State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli for a news conference at the Riverfront Library in Yonkers to encourage local residents to search for unclaimed funds, also known as lost and forgotten money. Senator Stewart-Cousins also gave an update on her successful outreach initiative by mail.

senate Bill S6078

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to candy and other food products packaged as tobacco products

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 06, 2016 referred to consumer protection
Oct 27, 2015 referred to rules

S6078 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2890
Current Committee:
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add §399-k, Gen Bus L

S6078 - Summary

Prohibits the sale or offering for sale at retail of candy or other food products packaged or shaped to emulate or resemble tobacco products; violations of such provisions shall constitute a violation as defined in the penal law.

S6078 - Sponsor Memo

S6078 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6078

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            October 27, 2015
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to candy and  food
  products packaged as tobacco products

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

  Section 1. The general business law is amended by adding a new section
399-k to read as follows:
  S 399-K. CANDY AND FOOD PRODUCTS PACKAGED AS TOBACCO PRODUCTS.  1.  NO
CANDY,  CONFECTION  OR  OTHER  FOOD PRODUCT SHALL BE SOLD OR OFFERED FOR
SALE AT RETAIL IN THIS STATE  WHICH  SHALL  BE  PACKAGED  OR  SHAPED  TO
EMULATE  OR  RESEMBLE  ANY  TYPE  OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS INCLUDING, BUT NOT
LIMITED TO, CIGARETTES, CIGARS OR POWDERED TOBACCO.
  2. A VIOLATION OF THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION  SHALL  CONSTITUTE  A
VIOLATION AS DEFINED IN THE PENAL LAW.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the first of November next succeed-
ing the date on which it shall have become a law.





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                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02960-02-5

senate Bill S6077

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Requires hospitals and physicians to include certain information regarding military service of patients or persons close to patients on admission forms

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 06, 2016 referred to health
Nov 13, 2015 print number 6077a
amend (t) and recommit to rules
Oct 27, 2015 referred to rules

S6077 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §2805-b, Pub Health L

S6077 - Summary

Requires hospitals and physicians to include information regarding military service of patients or persons close to patients on admission forms, including, but not limited to, who served in the military, where and when did the person serve, what was their job description, and are they currently registered with the veterans administration and/or receiving benefits from the veterans administration.

S6077 - Sponsor Memo

S6077 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6077

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            October 27, 2015
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to  requiring  hospi-
  tals  to  include  certain  information  regarding military service of
  patients or persons close to patients on admission forms

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision 5 of section 2805-b of the public health law,
as added by chapter 694 of the laws of  1986,  is  amended  to  read  as
follows:
  5.  The  staff  of a general hospital shall inquire whether or not the
person admitted is a veteran, as defined in section eighty-five  of  the
civil  service law. [Such information shall be listed on the] THE admis-
sions form SHALL INCLUDE INFORMATION  INCLUDING,  BUT  NOT  LIMITED  TO,
WHETHER  THE  PATIENT OR SOMEONE CLOSE TO THE PATIENT HAS EVER SERVED IN
THE MILITARY, WHO SERVED IN THE MILITARY, WHEN AND WHERE DID THE  PERSON
SERVE,  WHAT  WAS  THE PERSON IN THE MILITARY'S JOB DESCRIPTION, WHETHER
THE PATIENT IS CURRENTLY REGISTERED WITH  THE  VETERANS  ADMINISTRATION,
AND  WHETHER  THE  PATIENT  IS CURRENTLY RECEIVING ANY BENEFITS FROM THE
VETERANS ADMINISTRATION.  The staff shall notify any admittee who  is  a
veteran  of the possible availability of services at a hospital operated
by the veterans administration, and, upon request by the admittee,  such
staff  shall make arrangements for the individual's transfer to a veter-
ans administration operated hospital. Transfers shall be authorized only
after it has been determined, according to accepted clinical and medical
standards, that the patient's condition has stabilized and transfer  can
be  accomplished safely and without complication. The commissioner shall
promulgate rules and regulations for notifying such admittees of  possi-
ble available services and for arranging a requested transfer.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13085-01-5

S6077A - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §2805-b, Pub Health L

S6077A - Summary

Requires hospitals and physicians to include information regarding military service of patients or persons close to patients on admission forms, including, but not limited to, who served in the military, where and when did the person serve, what was their job description, and are they currently registered with the veterans administration and/or receiving benefits from the veterans administration.

S6077A - Sponsor Memo

S6077A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 6077--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            October 27, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. LATIMER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be  committed  to  the  Committee  on  Rules  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN  ACT  to amend the public health law, in relation to requiring hospi-
  tals and physicians to include certain information regarding  military
  service of patients or persons close to patients on admission forms

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 5 of section 2805-b of the public  health  law,
as  added  by  chapter  694  of  the laws of 1986, is amended to read as
follows:
  5. The staff of a general hospital shall inquire whether  or  not  the
person  admitted  is a veteran, as defined in section eighty-five of the
civil service law. [Such information shall be listed on the] THE  admis-
sions  form  SHALL  INCLUDE  INFORMATION  INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO,
WHETHER THE PATIENT OR SOMEONE CLOSE TO THE PATIENT HAS EVER  SERVED  IN
THE  MILITARY, WHO SERVED IN THE MILITARY, WHEN AND WHERE DID THE PERSON
SERVE, WHAT WAS THE PERSON IN THE MILITARY'S  JOB  DESCRIPTION,  WHETHER
THE  PATIENT  IS  CURRENTLY REGISTERED WITH THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION,
AND WHETHER THE PATIENT IS CURRENTLY RECEIVING  ANY  BENEFITS  FROM  THE
VETERANS  ADMINISTRATION.   The staff shall notify any admittee who is a
veteran of the possible availability of services at a hospital  operated
by  the veterans administration, and, upon request by the admittee, such
staff shall make arrangements for the individual's transfer to a  veter-
ans administration operated hospital. Transfers shall be authorized only
after it has been determined, according to accepted clinical and medical
standards,  that the patient's condition has stabilized and transfer can
be accomplished safely and without complication. The commissioner  shall
promulgate  rules and regulations for notifying such admittees of possi-
ble available services and for arranging a requested transfer.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13085-02-5

senate Bill S6076

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to referees' hearings relating to unemployment insurance benefits involving the commercial goods transportation industry

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 06, 2016 referred to labor
Oct 27, 2015 referred to rules

S6076 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §620, Lab L

S6076 - Summary

Relates to referees' hearings relating to unemployment insurance benefits involving the commercial goods transportation industry.

S6076 - Sponsor Memo

S6076 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6076

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            October 27, 2015
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the labor law, in relation to referees' hearings  relat-
  ing  to unemployment insurance benefits involving the commercial goods
  transportation industry

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

  Section  1. Paragraph (b) of subdivision 1 of section 620 of the labor
law, as amended by chapter 554 of the laws of 2010, is amended  to  read
as follows:
  (b) When the initial determination of a claim for benefits, upon which
a  hearing  has been requested, involves the question whether any person
is or was an employer within the meaning of this article and is  or  was
liable for the payment of contributions under this article, or the ques-
tion whether an employer has fully complied with the obligations imposed
by  this  article,  written notice of the hearing shall be given to such
persons or employer, either personally or by mail, and thereupon he, she
or such employer shall be deemed a party to the proceeding, entitled  to
be  heard.  Upon  such  notice  having  been given, the referee may then
decide such question or questions and any other issue  related  thereto,
and,  EXCEPT  FOR  CASES  INVOLVING  THE COMMERCIAL GOODS TRANSPORTATION
INDUSTRY, AS DEFINED IN ARTICLE TWENTY-FIVE-C OF THIS  CHAPTER,  his  or
her  decision shall not be deemed limited in its effect to the immediate
claimant making the claim for benefits but shall  be  deemed  a  general
determination  of  such  questions with respect to all those employed by
such person or employer  FOR  ALL  OF  THE  PURPOSES  OF  THIS  ARTICLE,
PROVIDED  THAT  THE  FACTS  AND  CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE OTHERS TO WHOM THE
DETERMINATION SHALL APPLY ARE THE SAME FACTS AND CIRCUMSTANCES AS  THOSE
IN THE CLAIM BROUGHT BY THE CLAIMANT, for all the purposes of this arti-
cle[,  and such]. SUCH decision shall be conclusive and binding upon the
claimant and such person or employer, subject, however, to the right  to
appeal hereinafter provided.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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senate Bill S5355A

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to the sale of governmental signage or other metal property

download bill text pdf

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Archive: Last Bill Status - Passed Senate


  • 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
Jun 14, 2016 referred to economic development
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 08, 2016 ordered to third reading cal.1552
Jun 07, 2016 reported and committed to rules
May 24, 2016 reported and committed to finance
Jan 06, 2016 referred to consumer protection
Oct 27, 2015 print number 5355a
amend and recommit to consumer protection
May 13, 2015 referred to consumer protection

S5355 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7613A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§60, 64 & 69-e, add §§63-b & 69-i, Gen Bus L

S5355 - Summary

Relates to the sale of governmental signage or other metal property.

S5355 - Sponsor Memo

S5355 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5355

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 13, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced by Sen. MARCHIONE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Consumer Protection

AN  ACT  to  amend  the general business law, in relation to the sale of
  governmental signage or other metal property

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

  Section 1. Section 60 of the general business law is amended by adding
a new subdivision 4 to read as follows:
  4.  "GOVERNMENT  ISSUED  IDENTIFICATION"  MEANS  ANY CURRENT AND VALID
OFFICIAL FORM OF IDENTIFICATION ISSUED BY THE GOVERNMENT OF  THE  UNITED
STATES  OF  AMERICA,  A STATE, TERRITORY, PROTECTORATE, OR DEPENDENCY OF
THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,  A  COUNTY,  MUNICIPALITY  OR  SUBDIVISION
THEREOF,  ANY PUBLIC AGENCY OR DEPARTMENT THEREOF, OR ANY PUBLIC EMPLOY-
ER, WHICH REQUIRES AND BEARS THE SIGNATURE OF THE PERSON TO WHOM  IT  IS
ISSUED;  PROVIDED,  HOWEVER,  THAT A SOCIAL SECURITY ACCOUNT NUMBER CARD
SHALL NOT BE CONSIDERED TO BE GOVERNMENT ISSUED IDENTIFICATION  FOR  THE
PURPOSES OF THIS ARTICLE.
  S  2. The general business law is amended by adding a new section 63-b
to read as follows:
  S 63-B. PROHIBITION ON SALE OF GOVERNMENT ENTITY SIGNS  OR  HISTORICAL
MARKERS. 1.  NOTWITHSTANDING ANY PROVISION OF LAW, RULE OR REGULATION TO
THE  CONTRARY, IT SHALL BE UNLAWFUL TO SELL, OFFER FOR SALE, OR PURCHASE
AS SCRAP, ANY OF THE FOLLOWING ITEMS UNLESS SUCH ITEMS ARE  OFFERED  FOR
SALE,  SOLD OR PURCHASED AS SCRAP BY A DULY AUTHORIZED EMPLOYEE OR AGENT
OF A GOVERNMENTAL ENTITY ACTING IN HIS OR HER OFFICIAL CAPACITY:
  (A) STREET SIGNS;
  (B) HISTORICAL MARKERS; OR
  (C) ANY OTHER JUNK METAL ITEMS BEARING MARKINGS  OF  ANY  GOVERNMENTAL
ENTITY.
  2.  A DULY AUTHORIZED EMPLOYEE OR AGENT OF A GOVERNMENTAL ENTITY SELL-
ING, OFFERING FOR SALE OR PURCHASING AS SCRAP ANY OF THE ITEMS DESCRIBED

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10845-01-5

Co-Sponsors

S5355A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7613A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§60, 64 & 69-e, add §§63-b & 69-i, Gen Bus L

S5355A - Summary

Relates to the sale of governmental signage or other metal property.

S5355A - Sponsor Memo

S5355A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 5355--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 13, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced by Sen. MARCHIONE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed  to  be  committed  to the Committee on Consumer Protection --
  committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as  amended  and
  recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend  the general business law, in relation to the sale of
  governmental signage or other metal property

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

  Section 1. Section 60 of the general business law is amended by adding
two new subdivisions 4 and 5 to read as follows:
  4.  "GOVERNMENT  ISSUED  IDENTIFICATION"  MEANS  ANY CURRENT AND VALID
OFFICIAL FORM OF IDENTIFICATION ISSUED BY THE GOVERNMENT OF  THE  UNITED
STATES  OF  AMERICA,  A STATE, TERRITORY, PROTECTORATE, OR DEPENDENCY OF
THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,  A  COUNTY,  MUNICIPALITY  OR  SUBDIVISION
THEREOF,  ANY PUBLIC AGENCY OR DEPARTMENT THEREOF, OR ANY PUBLIC EMPLOY-
ER, WHICH REQUIRES AND BEARS THE SIGNATURE OF THE PERSON TO WHOM  IT  IS
ISSUED;  PROVIDED,  HOWEVER,  THAT A SOCIAL SECURITY ACCOUNT NUMBER CARD
SHALL NOT BE CONSIDERED TO BE GOVERNMENT ISSUED IDENTIFICATION  FOR  THE
PURPOSES OF THIS ARTICLE.
  5.  "GOVERNMENT  ENTITY  SIGNS" MEANS TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICES OR SIGNS
USED WITHIN THE STATE ON STREETS, HIGHWAYS, BIKEWAYS, AND PRIVATE  ROADS
OPEN  TO  PUBLIC  TRAVEL  AS DESCRIBED IN THE NATIONAL MANUAL ON UNIFORM
TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICES FOR STREETS AND HIGHWAYS (MUTCD) AND/OR 17 NYCRR
CHAPTER V.
  S 2. The general business law is amended by adding a new section  63-b
to read as follows:
  S  63-B.  PROHIBITION ON SALE OF GOVERNMENT ENTITY SIGNS OR HISTORICAL
MARKERS. 1.  NOTWITHSTANDING ANY PROVISION OF LAW, RULE OR REGULATION TO
THE CONTRARY, IT SHALL BE UNLAWFUL TO SELL, OFFER FOR SALE, OR  PURCHASE
AS  SCRAP,  ANY OF THE FOLLOWING ITEMS UNLESS SUCH ITEMS ARE OFFERED FOR

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10845-04-5

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