senate Bill S1455B

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to the processing of evidence related to sexual offenses and the inclusion of such results in the state DNA identification index

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Feb 03, 2016 print number 1455b
amend (t) and recommit to finance
Jan 06, 2016 referred to finance
Feb 25, 2015 print number 1455a
amend and recommit to finance
Jan 12, 2015 referred to finance

S1455 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9946
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§995, 995-b, 995-d, 995-e, 995-f & 995-c, Exec L
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
A8150A, S6145

S1455 - Summary

Relates to the processing of evidence related to sexual offenses and the inclusion of such results in the state DNA identification index.

S1455 - Sponsor Memo

S1455 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1455

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 12, 2015
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to establishing the state
  sexual offense forensic evidence index and the processing of  evidence
  related to sexual offenses

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

  Section 1. Subdivisions 2 and 9 of section 995 of the  executive  law,
as  added  by  chapter  737  of  the laws of 1994, are amended and a new
subdivision 11 is added to read as follows:
  2. For purposes of forensic DNA analysis, the term "forensic DNA labo-
ratory" shall mean any forensic laboratory operated by the state or unit
of local government, that performs forensic DNA testing on crime scenes,
FORENSIC TESTING ON EVIDENCE OF SEXUAL  OFFENSES  or  materials  derived
from  the human body for use as evidence in a criminal proceeding or for
purposes of identification and the term  "forensic  DNA  testing"  shall
mean  any  test that employs techniques to examine deoxyribonucleic acid
(DNA) derived from the human body for the purpose of providing  informa-
tion  to  resolve issues of identification.  Regulation pursuant to this
article shall not include DNA testing  on  materials  derived  from  the
human  body  pursuant to title five of article five of the public health
law for the purpose of determining a person's genetic disease or medical
condition and shall not include a laboratory  operated  by  the  federal
government.
  9.  "DNA  subcommittee"  shall  mean  the subcommittee on forensic DNA
laboratories and forensic DNA AND SEXUAL OFFENSE FORENSIC EVIDENCE test-
ing established pursuant to subdivision thirteen of section nine hundred
ninety-five-b of this article.
  11. "STATE SEXUAL OFFENSE FORENSIC EVIDENCE INDEX"  MEANS  THE  SEXUAL
OFFENSE  FORENSIC EVIDENCE RECORD SYSTEM FOR NEW YORK ESTABLISHED PURSU-
ANT TO THIS ARTICLE.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00563-01-5

S1455A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9946
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§995, 995-b, 995-d, 995-e, 995-f & 995-c, Exec L
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
A8150A, S6145

S1455A - Summary

Relates to the processing of evidence related to sexual offenses and the inclusion of such results in the state DNA identification index.

S1455A - Sponsor Memo

S1455A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 1455--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 12, 2015
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to establishing the state
  sexual  offense forensic evidence index and the processing of evidence
  related to sexual offenses

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

  Section  1.  Subdivisions 2 and 9 of section 995 of the executive law,
as added by chapter 737 of the laws of  1994,  are  amended  and  a  new
subdivision 11 is added to read as follows:
  2. For purposes of forensic DNA analysis, the term "forensic DNA labo-
ratory" shall mean any forensic laboratory operated by the state or unit
of local government, that performs forensic DNA testing on crime scenes,
FORENSIC  TESTING  ON  EVIDENCE  OF SEXUAL OFFENSES or materials derived
from the human body for use as evidence in a criminal proceeding or  for
purposes  of  identification  and  the term "forensic DNA testing" shall
mean any test that employs techniques to examine  deoxyribonucleic  acid
(DNA)  derived from the human body for the purpose of providing informa-
tion to resolve issues of identification.  Regulation pursuant  to  this
article  shall  not  include  DNA  testing on materials derived from the
human body pursuant to title five of article five of the  public  health
law for the purpose of determining a person's genetic disease or medical
condition  and  shall  not  include a laboratory operated by the federal
government.
  9. "DNA subcommittee" shall mean  the  subcommittee  on  forensic  DNA
laboratories and forensic DNA AND SEXUAL OFFENSE FORENSIC EVIDENCE test-
ing established pursuant to subdivision thirteen of section nine hundred
ninety-five-b of this article.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00563-03-5

S1455B - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9946
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§995, 995-b, 995-d, 995-e, 995-f & 995-c, Exec L
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
A8150A, S6145

S1455B - Summary

Relates to the processing of evidence related to sexual offenses and the inclusion of such results in the state DNA identification index.

S1455B - Sponsor Memo

S1455B - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 1455--B

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 12, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  GOLDEN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to  the  Committee  on  Finance  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to  said  committee  --  recommitted  to  the  Committee on Finance in
  accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 --  committee  discharged,  bill
  amended,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit-
  tee

AN ACT to amend the executive law, in  relation  to  the  processing  of
  evidence  related to sexual offenses and the inclusion of such results
  in the state DNA identification index

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

  Section  1.  Subdivisions 2 and 9 of section 995 of the executive law,
as added by chapter 737 of the laws of 1994,  are  amended  to  read  as
follows:
  2. For purposes of forensic DNA analysis, the term "forensic DNA labo-
ratory" shall mean any forensic laboratory operated by the state or unit
of local government, that performs forensic DNA testing on crime scenes,
FORENSIC  TESTING  ON  EVIDENCE  OF SEXUAL OFFENSES or materials derived
from the human body for use as evidence in a criminal proceeding or  for
purposes  of  identification  and  the term "forensic DNA testing" shall
mean any test that employs techniques to examine  deoxyribonucleic  acid
(DNA)  derived from the human body for the purpose of providing informa-
tion to resolve issues of identification.  Regulation pursuant  to  this
article  shall  not  include  DNA  testing on materials derived from the
human body pursuant to title five of article five of the  public  health
law for the purpose of determining a person's genetic disease or medical
condition  and  shall  not  include a laboratory operated by the federal
government.
  9. "DNA subcommittee" shall mean  the  subcommittee  on  forensic  DNA
laboratories and forensic DNA AND SEXUAL OFFENSE FORENSIC EVIDENCE test-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00563-07-6

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J3689

Congratulating Emily Bae of William A. Shine Great Neck South High School upon the occasion of being named a semifinalist in the 201...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating Emily Bae of William A. Shine
Great Neck South High School upon the occasion of being named a semifi-
nalist in the 2016 Intel Science Talent Search

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to commend and pay
tribute to those who, by achieving outstanding success in their educa-
tional and scientific endeavors, have inspired and brought pride to our
majestic Empire State; and
WHEREAS, It is also the custom of this Legislative Body to recognize
the dedication and commitment of our young people who distinguish them-
selves through excellence in science competition; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to congratu-
late Emily Bae of William A. Shine Great Neck South High School upon the
occasion of being named a semifinalist in the 2016 Intel Science Talent
Search; and
WHEREAS, Once known as the Westinghouse Competition, the Intel Science
Talent Search is the oldest of its type in the nation, and is the coun-
try's most prestigious science scholarship competition; and
WHEREAS, For more than 60 years, the Intel Science Talent Search has
recognized and rewarded the country's top young science students; and
WHEREAS, Over the years, this competition has gained broad acclaim in
the academic and scientific communities; educators, scientists, engi-
neers and journalists throughout the United States have enthusiastically
supported this annual event; and
WHEREAS, Six former Intel Science Talent Search competitors have gone
on to win the prestigious Nobel Prize; and
WHEREAS, The Intel Science Talent Search was created to encourage high
school seniors who demonstrate exceptional ability in science, math and
engineering through individual research projects; and
WHEREAS, Colleges and universities regard the Intel Science Talent
Search semifinalist award to be evidence of exceptional scientific prom-
ise; and
WHEREAS, A senior at William A. Shine Great Neck South High School,
Emily Bae was recently named a semifinalist in the annual Intel Science
Talent Search which awards scholarships to recognize the outstanding
science research of high school seniors; and
WHEREAS, Emily Bae's 2016 Intel Science Talent Search project was
entitled, Determining the Contribution of Uropathogenic Proteus mirabil-
is Virulence-associated Fimbriae to in vitro Fitness; and
WHEREAS, It is appropriate to celebrate and applaud the individual
accomplishments of remarkable students such as Emily Bae in this great
Empire State; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to congratulate Emily
Bae for her latest achievement, and for her noteworthy educational and
scientific endeavors and achievements; her outstanding performance has
clearly made a contribution to the spirit of excellence which is a
tradition of her school and community; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
congratulate Emily Bae of William A. Shine Great Neck South High School
upon the occasion of being named a semifinalist in the 2016 Intel
Science Talent Search; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Emily Bae.

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  • 03 / Feb / 2016
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 09 / Feb / 2016
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 09 / Feb / 2016
    • ADOPTED

Resolution Details

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J3688

Congratulating Olivia Descorbeth of John L. Miller Great Neck North High School upon the occasion of being named a semifinalist in t...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating Olivia Descorbeth of John L. Mill-
er Great Neck North High School upon the occasion of being named a semi-
finalist in the 2016 Intel Science Talent Search

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to commend and pay
tribute to those who, by achieving outstanding success in their educa-
tional and scientific endeavors, have inspired and brought pride to our
majestic Empire State; and
WHEREAS, It is also the custom of this Legislative Body to recognize
the dedication and commitment of our young people who distinguish them-
selves through excellence in science competition; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to congratu-
late Olivia Descorbeth of John L. Miller Great Neck North High School
upon the occasion of being named a semifinalist in the 2016 Intel
Science Talent Search; and
WHEREAS, Once known as the Westinghouse Competition, the Intel Science
Talent Search is the oldest of its type in the nation, and is the coun-
try's most prestigious science scholarship competition; and
WHEREAS, For more than 60 years, the Intel Science Talent Search has
recognized and rewarded the country's top young science students; and
WHEREAS, Over the years, this competition has gained broad acclaim in
the academic and scientific communities; educators, scientists, engi-
neers and journalists throughout the United States have enthusiastically
supported this annual event; and
WHEREAS, Six former Intel Science Talent Search competitors have gone
on to win the prestigious Nobel Prize; and
WHEREAS, The Intel Science Talent Search was created to encourage high
school seniors who demonstrate exceptional ability in science, math and
engineering through individual research projects; and
WHEREAS, Colleges and universities regard the Intel Science Talent
Search semifinalist award to be evidence of exceptional scientific prom-
ise; and
WHEREAS, A senior at John L. Miller Great Neck North High School,
Olivia Descorbeth was recently named a semifinalist in the annual Intel
Science Talent Search which awards scholarships to recognize the
outstanding science research of high school seniors; and
WHEREAS, Olivia Descorbeth's 2016 Intel Science Talent Search project
was entitled, "Social Class and Interpersonal Communication: Functional
Near-Infrared Spectroscopy Hyperscanning Reveals Neural Differences
During Dialogue between Pairs of Individuals with Low and High Socioeco-
nomic Disparities"; and
WHEREAS, It is appropriate to celebrate and applaud the individual
accomplishments of remarkable students such as Olivia Descorbeth in this
great Empire State; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to congratulate Olivia
Descorbeth for her latest achievement, and for her noteworthy educa-
tional and scientific endeavors and achievements; her outstanding
performance has clearly made a contribution to the spirit of excellence
which is a tradition of her school and community; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
congratulate Olivia Descorbeth of John L. Miller Great Neck North High
School upon the occasion of being named a semifinalist in the 2016 Intel
Science Talent Search; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Olivia Descorbeth.

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  • 03 / Feb / 2016
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 09 / Feb / 2016
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 09 / Feb / 2016
    • ADOPTED

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J3687

Mourning the death of Lou Howard, legendary football coach, distinguished public servant, and devoted member of his community

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION mourning the death of Lou Howard, legendary foot-
ball coach, distinguished public servant, and devoted member of his
community

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to pay tribute to
citizens of the State of New York whose lifework and civic endeavors
serve to enhance the quality of life in their communities and the great
State of New York; and
WHEREAS, Lou Howard, a lifelong resident of Amityville, New York, died
on Monday, January 25, at the age of 92; and
WHEREAS, Born on December 16, 1923, Lou Howard grew up in Long Island,
and proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army Air
Corps during World War II; and
WHEREAS, Following the completion of his military service, Lou Howard
earned his bachelor's degree from Springfield College in 1948, and
received his Master's degree in Educational Administration from New York
University; and
WHEREAS, With a love for teaching and mentoring young people, Lou
Howard became the beloved coach of the Amityville High School Football
Team where he helped lead his teams to nine consecutive league champion-
ships and five consecutive Rutgers trophies over 14 years; and
WHEREAS, An innovator in the sport he loved, Lou Howard authored
several books on football, including one on the shotgun formation, which
was the hallmark of his Amityville offense long before it became widely
used in professional football; and
WHEREAS, Lou Howard's knowledge of the psychology of coaching also
made him a sought-after speaker; he often delivered pre-game motivation-
al talks to such NFL teams as the Dallas Cowboys, Washington Redskins
and the New Orleans Saints; he also gave a rousing speech to the Univer-
sity of Iowa Hawkeyes football team in 2010; and
WHEREAS, A man of many talents, Lou Howard completed his Ph.D. in
Aerospace Technology from Western Colorado University, and developed the
Aerospace program at SUNY Farmingdale, where he served as the program's
first Department Chairman; and
WHEREAS, This esteemed renaissance man also authored one of the first
texts instructing pilots on how use the instrument landing system; in
addition, he served as a flight instructor and FAA flight examiner, and
was appointed by Richard Nixon to serve on a federal advisory committee
to design the first space shuttle for NASA; and
WHEREAS, Moreover, Lou Howard celebrated the 50th Anniversary of
Charles Lindbergh's historic flight by retracing the pilot's famous
route, and spearheaded efforts to unite Le Bourget and Amityville as
sister cities, a cultural alliance which continues to thrive 35 years
later; and
WHEREAS, With a sense of civic responsibility, Lou Howard served
several terms as mayor of Amityville before being elected to the Suffolk
County Legislature, where he represented the 14th District and rose to
become the Presiding Officer of the Legislature; and
WHEREAS, Lou Howard was also elected to represent the 9th District in
the New York State Assembly, served two terms on the State University of
New York Board of Trustees, and recently retired from the Stony Brook
Council at Stony Brook University; and
WHEREAS, Lou Howard's commitment to excellence, and his spirit of
humanity, carried over into all fields of enterprise, including charita-
ble and civic endeavors; he was a newspaper publisher and former owner
of the AMITYVILLE RECORD and the SUFFOLK SUN, as well as a licensed real
estate broker, and small business owner; and

WHEREAS, Furthermore, Lou Howard was an accomplished woodturner, and a
founding member of the Long Island Woodturner's Association; and
WHEREAS, Predeceased by his parents, Lou Howard is survived by his
wife of 67 years, Margaret (Webber); their seven children, Thomas (Pame-
la), Maureen (John), Bruce, Patrick (Anette), Margaret (Dietmar), Jane
(Robin), and Louis T., Jr.; and his 20 grandchildren, Trevor (Maureen),
Kaylie (Nicholas), Evan (Anna), Whitney, Leah, Margaret (Greta), John
(Jack) Alexander, Margot, Jacqueline, Lars, Olivia, Bjorn, Andrew,
Katherine, Blake, Claire, Quinn, Liam, and Aidan; as well as his nine
great-grandchildren, Tyler, Mairead, Shane, Brady, Ella, Callan, Maggie,
Reagan, and Brooke; and
WHEREAS, Armed with a humanistic spirit, imbued with a sense of
compassion, and comforted by a loving family, Lou Howard leaves behind a
remarkable legacy which will long endure the passage of time and will
remain as a comforting memory to all he served and befriended; now,
therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
mourn the death of Lou Howard, distinguished 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 Lou Howard.

actions

  • 03 / Feb / 2016
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 09 / Feb / 2016
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 09 / Feb / 2016
    • ADOPTED

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J3686

Commending the Town of Babylon upon the occasion of hosting its 28th Annual Black History Month Program and paying tribute to this y...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending the Town of Babylon, New York, upon
the occasion of hosting its 28th Annual Black History Month Program and
paying tribute to this year's honorees

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize important
events which remind us of the rich and diverse heritage of our great
State and Nation; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to commend
the Town of Babylon, New York, upon the occasion of hosting its 28th
Annual Black History Month Program and to pay tribute to this year's
honorees on Saturday, February 20, 2016, at the Amityville Memorial High
School, Amityville, New York; and
WHEREAS, In following with the National Black History Month Program
Theme of "Hallowed Ground; Sites of African American Memory", the
program will consist of entertainment by local art groups and remarks
from Town of Babylon officials; and
WHEREAS, In addition, the Town of Babylon will honor many outstanding
individuals who have greatly contributed to the betterment of the commu-
nity which they so ably serve; and
WHEREAS, This year's distinguished honorees include Regina Arvon, a
Retired Probation Officer; Rosemarie Dearing, Community Organizer;
Richelieu Dennis, Founder and CEO of Sundial Brands; DuWayne Gregory,
Presiding Officer and Legislator, 15th District, Nathan and Darlene
Jackson, Community Activists, and Gina Talbert, Assistant Superintendent
for Curriculum and Instruction, Wyandanch Union Free School District;
and
WHEREAS, It is the sense 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 this great Empire State; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commend the Town of Babylon, New York, upon the occasion of hosting its
28th Annual Black History Month Program and to pay tribute to this
year's honorees, and be it further
RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the Town of Babylon and the aforementioned honorees.

actions

  • 03 / Feb / 2016
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 09 / Feb / 2016
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 09 / Feb / 2016
    • ADOPTED

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J3685

Congratulating Gregory Kahl upon the occasion of receiving the distinguished rank of Eagle Scout, the most prestigious of Scouting h...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating Gregory Kahl upon the occasion of
receiving the distinguished rank of Eagle Scout, the most prestigious of
Scouting honors, on February 27, 2016

WHEREAS, Gregory Kahl, 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, February 27,
2016, at the Chapel at Saint Brigid's School, Westbury, 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, Gregory Kahl'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 leader, 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 Gregory Kahl on achieving the rank of Eagle
Scout; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Gregory Kahl.

actions

  • 03 / Feb / 2016
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 09 / Feb / 2016
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 09 / Feb / 2016
    • ADOPTED

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J3684

Congratulating Emma Feldman of Paul D. Schrieber High School upon the occasion of being named a semifinalist in the 2016 Intel Scien...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating Emma Feldman of Paul D. Schrieber
High School upon the occasion of being named a semifinalist in the 2016
Intel Science Talent Search

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to commend and pay
tribute to those who, by achieving outstanding success in their educa-
tional and scientific endeavors, have inspired and brought pride to our
majestic Empire State; and
WHEREAS, It is also the custom of this Legislative Body to recognize
the dedication and commitment of our young people who distinguish them-
selves through excellence in science competition; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to congratu-
late Emma Feldman of Paul D. Schrieber High School upon the occasion of
being named a semifinalist in the 2016 Intel Science Talent Search; and
WHEREAS, Once known as the Westinghouse competition, the Intel Science
Talent Search is the oldest of its type in the nation, and is the coun-
try's most prestigious science scholarship competition; and
WHEREAS, For more than 70 years, the Intel Science Talent Search has
recognized and rewarded the country's top young science students; and
WHEREAS, Over the years, this competition has gained broad acclaim in
the academic and scientific communities; educators, scientists, engi-
neers and journalists throughout the United States have enthusiastically
supported this annual event; and
WHEREAS, Six former Intel Science Talent Search competitors have gone
on to win the prestigious Nobel Prize; and
WHEREAS, The Intel Science Talent Search was created to encourage high
school seniors who demonstrate exceptional ability in science, math and
engineering through individual research projects; and
WHEREAS, Colleges and universities regard the Intel Science Talent
Search semifinalist award to be evidence of exceptional scientific prom-
ise; and
WHEREAS, Emma Feldman, a senior at Paul D. Schrieber High School, was
recently named a semifinalist in the annual Intel Science Talent Search
which awards scholarships to recognize the outstanding science research
of high school seniors; and
WHEREAS, Emma Feldman's 2016 Intel Science Talent Search project was
entitled, "Electrospun Hydrophobic Nanofibrous Membranes for Use in
Membrane Distillation"; her research examined how membranes created from
polystyrene, the main component in Styrofoam, filter saltwater; and
WHEREAS, Emma Feldman's research demonstrated that these membranes can
filter water equally, more effectively, and more efficiently than
filters currently sold commercially which are made from different types
of plastic; and
WHEREAS, It is appropriate to celebrate and applaud the individual
accomplishments of remarkable students such as Emma Feldman in this
great Empire State; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to congratulate Emma
Feldman for her latest achievement, and for her noteworthy educational
and scientific endeavors and achievements; her outstanding performance
has clearly made a contribution to the spirit of excellence which is a
tradition of her school and community; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
congratulate Emma Feldman of Paul D. Schrieber High School upon the
occasion of being named a semifinalist in the 2016 Intel Science Talent
Search; and be it further

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

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  • 09 / Feb / 2016
    • ADOPTED

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Law Section:
Resolutions, Legislative

J3683

Congratulating Mr. and Mrs. John Carranza upon the occasion of celebrating their 60th Wedding Anniversary

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J3683


LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating Mr. and Mrs. John Carranza upon
the occasion of celebrating their 60th Wedding Anniversary

WHEREAS, John and Anastacia (Stacy) Carranza, residents of Port Washing-
ton, New York, since 1960, were united in marriage on June 25, 1955, in
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania; they met at Mount Airy Lodge 13 months
earlier; and
WHEREAS, John Carranza is a World War II veteran and was a piano
teacher; he owned North Shore Pianos in Little Neck, New York; Stacy
Carranza was an elementary school art teacher; together, they enjoy
sailing, tennis and ice skating; and
WHEREAS, They are the proud parents of three children, and the loving
grandparents of five grandchildren; and
WHEREAS, Mr. and Mrs. John Carranza are and always have been a tower
of strength, support, understanding and limitless love for their family;
and
WHEREAS, Their love, devotion, caring, sensitivity and responsiveness
to their family, friends and all who know them are their hallmark and
tradition; and
WHEREAS, Mr. and Mrs. John Carranza 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. John Carranza 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. John Carranza upon the occasion of celebrating
their 60th Wedding Anniversary; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Mr. and Mrs. John Carranza.

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  • 09 / Feb / 2016
    • ADOPTED

Resolution Details

Law Section:
Resolutions, Legislative

J3682

Honoring John A. Murphy upon the occasion of his retirement after 44 years of distinguished service to the Rockland County Legislature

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring John A. Murphy upon the occasion of his
retirement after 44 years of distinguished service to the Rockland Coun-
ty Legislature

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize and honor
those distinguished citizens of this great Empire State who have devoted
themselves to faithfully serving the best interests of their community
and the needs of its residents; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to honor John
A. Murphy upon the occasion of his retirement after 44 years of distin-
guished service to the Rockland County Legislature; he officially
announced his retirement in January of 2015, but will continue to serve
his community; and
WHEREAS, The longest serving Legislator in the history of Rockland
County, John A. Murphy has diligently represented the people of District
16, which includes the towns of Blauvelt, Pearl River, Orangeburg, Spar-
kill and Tappan since first being elected in 1971; and
WHEREAS, This esteemed man has been called upon to contribute his time
and talents to countless civic and charitable endeavors and has always
given of himself unstintingly; he is a member of the Marine Corps Leag-
ue, Rockland County Psychiatric Center Board of Visitors, Petition for
Paula, and the Lourdes Kids of Rockland; and
WHEREAS, Active in his community, John A. Murphy is also known for
being a passionate advocate for the developmentally disabled; currently,
he serves as President of Camp Venture, a group that serves those with
special needs; and
WHEREAS, Moreover, John A. Murphy is the co-founder of Loeb House,
which aids in the service of the mentally ill, a proud supporter of
Homes for Heroes, which assists homeless veterans; in addition, he is
well known for his help in creating the County Child Advocacy Center in
New York State; and
WHEREAS, The recipient of numerous accolades for his outstanding
service, John A. Murphy was inducted into the Rockland County Civil
Rights Hall of Fame, and received an Honorary Doctor of Humanities
degree from St. Thomas Aquinas and Dominican College; and
WHEREAS, In his official acts, John A. Murphy was governed by a keen
sense of duty and always showed a unique grasp of human problems, earn-
ing him the admiration, esteem and affection of his colleagues; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that those public
servants who enhance the quality of life in their community and have
shown a long and sustained commitment to the maintenance of high stand-
ards 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
honor John A. Murphy upon the occasion of his retirement after 44 years
of distinguished service to the Rockland County Legislature; and be it
further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to John A. Murphy.

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  • 03 / Feb / 2016
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 09 / Feb / 2016
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 09 / Feb / 2016
    • ADOPTED

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