J6362

Commemorating the 25th Anniversary of the renewed Independence of Ukraine

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commemorating the 25th Anniversary of the renewed
Independence of Ukraine

WHEREAS, It is the practice of this Legislative Body to commemorate
historical events which exemplify the spirit and struggle of peoples
throughout the world to achieve independence and live in peace and free-
dom; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to commem-
orate the 25th Anniversary of the renewed Independence of Ukraine; and
WHEREAS, 25 years ago, acceding to the will of the Ukrainian people
for a democratic future and an end to the brutal totalitarian regime
whose crimes against humanity cost the lives of millions of their
brethren, the Parliament of Ukraine formally declared an independent
Ukrainian state on August 24, 1991, thereby establishing the territorial
integrity of Ukraine as sovereign and inviolable; and
WHEREAS, After centuries of colonial rule, the freedom-loving peoples
of Ukraine, continue to face threats against their continued independ-
ence; and
WHEREAS, As passed by the United States Congress, and signed into law
by the President, it is the policy of the United States to assist the
Government of Ukraine in maintaining its sovereignty and territorial
integrity; and
WHEREAS, Ukraine continues to demonstrate its commitment to democracy,
including during the 2004 Orange Revolution demonstrations aimed at
preserving open and fair democracy within the country; and
WHEREAS, The efforts of the Ukrainian American community to preserve
their language, culture and history must be acknowledged and, encour-
aged, for the sake of future generations; such preservation has allowed
Ukrainian Americans to make significant contributions to the cultural
fabric of this great nation; and
WHEREAS, New York State has benefited tremendously from the innovative
spirit, rich culture, and determined work ethic of its Ukrainian Ameri-
can residents, who share the collective values of freedom, democracy and
the rule of law; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize the
great contributions which Ukrainians have brought to our State and
Nation, and to wish them all continued success in their purposeful
endeavors; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the renewed Independence of Ukraine;
and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the Consulate General of Ukraine in New York.

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J6361

Commending Congregation Beth-El of Massapequa, New York for 60 years of dedicated service to the community be celebrated on June 26,...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending Congregation Beth-El of Massapequa,
New York for 60 years of dedicated service to the community be cele-
brated on June 26, 2016

WHEREAS, Religious institutions, and the many spiritual, social and
educational benefits they confer, play a vital role in the development
of the moral fabric of a responsible citizenry; and
WHEREAS, It is the tradition of this State and this Nation to pay
tribute to those institutions and individuals who have contributed to
the ethical and spiritual values of their communities; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to commend Congregation
Beth-El of Massapequa, New York for 60 years of dedicated service to the
community; they will be closing their doors and merging with Bellmore
Jewish Centre; this new congregation will be called Congregation Beth
Ohr and a sacred Ceremony will take place on Sunday, June 26, 2016, to
move the Torahs from Beth-El to its new home; and
WHEREAS, After six decades of steadfast and unwavering service to the
community of Massapequa, Congregation Beth-El has been officially
authorized to merge its congregation with the Bellmore Jewish Center to
become Congregation Beth Ohr; and
WHEREAS, Congregation Beth-El eagerly looks forward to its future as a
strong, vibrant, egalitarian Conservative Jewish congregation; and
WHEREAS, This new congregation is prepared to meet the challenges of
the coming decades while retaining that spiritual resolve which charac-
terizes its past; and
WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to take note of
enduring religious institutions and to bring such institutions to the
attention of the people of this Empire State; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commend Congregation Beth-El of Massapequa, New York for 60 years of
dedicated service to the community be celebrated on June 26, 2016; and
be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Congregation Beth-El.

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J6360

Commending Don Paul upon the occasion of his retirement after 32 years as a Television Meteorologist in Buffalo, New York

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending Don Paul upon the occasion of his
retirement after 32 years as a Television Meteorologist in Buffalo, New
York

WHEREAS, It is the practice of this Legislative Body to acknowledge
those outstanding individuals within our midst whose dedication and
professional endeavors have enhanced the quality of life in this great
Empire State; and
WHEREAS, Meteorologists who have dedicated their lives to explaining,
understanding, observing or forecasting the earth's atmospheric phenome-
na and/or how the atmosphere affects the earth and life on the planet
merit recognition from the State of New York; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to commend
Don Paul upon the occasion of his retirement after 32 years as a Tele-
vision Meteorologist in Buffalo, New York; and
WHEREAS, As a young man, Don Paul was inspired by New York City
Meteorologist, Tex Antoine to study meteorology at Rutgers University;
during this time, he worked at the college radio station; and
WHEREAS, Upon graduation, Don Paul attended law school for a year, and
wrote jokes for WNEW radio comedian Ted Brown, before deciding to be a
TV station meteorologist in his late 20s; and
WHEREAS, After a tour of duty in the United States Military, Don Paul
held various positions such as promo writer for a New York radio
station, science writer and account executive for a public relations
agency; and
WHEREAS, Don Paul began his illustrious television career in Bangor,
Maine, before moving on to major cities such as Wichita, Kansas; Tampa,
Florida; and Detroit, Michigan; in 1984, he relocated to Buffalo to
replace Lou McNally on Channel 4, just in time to report on the Buffalo
Blizzard of 1985; and
WHEREAS, In 1988, Don Paul left Channel 4 for Channel 2, a job he held
for three years, before rejoining Channel 4 in 1991, where he would
remain for the duration of his 32-year career, a position from which he
officially retired on March 23, 2016; and
WHEREAS, Dedicated to his profession and his community, Don Paul
always strived to use his meteorological skills to accurately predict
the weather for the residents of Buffalo; he says a competent meteorol-
ogist is generally accurate about eight of 10 times, and six of 10 times
when they are tough calls; and
WHEREAS, For over three decades, Don Paul's face appeared on numerous
television screens in the Buffalo area; known for his wit, humor, and
sunny personality, he is an institution in Western New York Meteorology,
and his presence on television will be greatly missed by many; 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 Don Paul upon the occasion of his retirement after 32 years as a
Television Meteorologist in Buffalo, New York, and to wish him continued
success in all his future endeavors; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Don Paul.

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J6359

Commending the Pulaar Speaking Association, Ltd. upon the occasion of hosting its Two Day Cultural Event on May 28-29, 2016

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending the Pulaar Speaking Association, Ltd.
upon the occasion of hosting its Two Day Cultural Event on May 28-29,
2016

WHEREAS, It is incumbent upon the people of the State of New York to
recognize and acknowledge those organizations within our midst who have
made significant contributions to the quality of life therein; and
WHEREAS, From time to time this Legislative Body takes note of certain
extraordinary individuals and organizations it wishes to recognize for
their valued contributions to the success and progress of society and
publicly acknowledge their endeavors which have enhanced the basic
humanity among us all; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to commend
the Pulaar Speaking Association, Ltd. upon the occasion of hosting its
Two Day Cultural Event on May 28-29, 2016, in Brooklyn, New York; and
WHEREAS, Established in 1989, the Pulaar Speaking Association, Ltd. is
a non-profit organization created in New York by emigrants of Senegal,
Mauritania, Guinea and Mali, speaking the Fulani language and living in
the United States; and
WHEREAS, This vital organization seeks to unify emigrants who speak
the Fulani language, as well as to defend and illustrate African
culture; and
WHEREAS, The Pulaar Speaking Association, Ltd. promotes and protects
the interest of the emigrant communities socially, economically and
culturally; the organization is also concerned with the preservation of
its members' identities and the education of their children; and
WHEREAS, In addition, the Pulaar Speaking Association, Ltd. promotes a
mentality of tolerance and a culture of non-violence; and
WHEREAS, Over its distinguished 27 year history, the Pulaar Speaking
Association, Ltd. has demonstrated continuous service to the residents
and communities which it serves; and
WHEREAS, The success of the Pulaar Speaking Association, Ltd. is in
direct correlation to the efforts of its members, whose involvement is,
and always has been, characterized by an impressive commitment, an
unbridled enthusiasm, and an uncompromising standard of excellence in
all endeavors on behalf of the organization and the community it serves;
and
WHEREAS, This auspicious occasion presents an opportunity for this
Legislative Body to recognize and pay tribute to the Pulaar Speaking
Association, Ltd.; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that when organiza-
tions of such noble aims and accomplishments are brought to our atten-
tion, they should be recognized and applauded 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 Pulaar Speaking Association, Ltd. upon the occasion of host-
ing its Two Day Cultural Event on May 28-29, 2016; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the Pulaar Speaking Association, Ltd., Brooklyn, New York.

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J6358

Paying tribute to the life and valiant service of Captain Vernon Richard who died in the line of duty during 9/11

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION paying tribute to the life and valiant service of
Captain Vernon Richard who died in the line of duty during 9/11

WHEREAS, Citizens across our State and Nation are inspired by and
indebted to our valiant firefighters who exhibit courage and bravery
every day in the course of their duties; and
WHEREAS, Firefighters exemplify the power of human compassion and the
strength of the American spirit through actions of the most heroic
magnitude; their sacrifices and their selfless dedication merit tribute
and recognition by all citizens of this great country; and
WHEREAS, Many firefighters have lost their lives to save the lives of
others; each and every day, they face danger and peril without fear and
perform their job with the utmost concern and professionalism; Captain
Vernon Richard was one such firefighter who died doing what he loved;
and
WHEREAS, In recognition of his life and valiant service, the New York
City Fire Department School for Fire and Life Safety will be officially
renamed in his memory at a Ceremony on Monday, June 20, 2016, in Brook-
lyn, New York; and
WHEREAS, Throughout his meritorious life, Captain Vernon Richard
touched many through his kindness and commitment to service, and, as we
recall the loss of this great man, we memorialize his remarkable life
and the enormous impact he had on everyone with whom he came in contact;
and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to convey its grate-
ful appreciation and heartfelt regret in recognition of a courageous
firefighter who dedicated his purposeful life and career in faithful
service to his family and community; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to pay
tribute to the life and valiant service of Captain Vernon Richard who
died in the line of duty during 9/11; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the family of Captain Vernon Richard.

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J6357

Memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim August 13, 2016, as Left-Handers Day in the State of New York

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to
proclaim August 13, 2016, as Left-Handers Day in the State of New York

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to recognize official
days that are set aside to increase awareness of issues that affect the
lives of citizens of New York State; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, it is the sense of this Legislative Body to memori-
alize Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim August 13, 2016, as Left-Han-
ders Day in the State of New York, in conjunction with the observance of
National Left-Handers Day; and
WHEREAS, In a right-handed dominated world, August 13th is the day
that left-handed individuals can claim as their own; and
WHEREAS, International Left-Handers Day was founded in 1992, in the
United Kingdom; and
WHEREAS, Approximately 10% of the population is left-handed; scien-
tists have not figured out why a person is left-handed, but it is more
probable that if one of the parents is left-handed, the child will be
left handed; and
WHEREAS, On August 13, 2016, Americans should do something nice for
their left-handed friends, and if someone is right-handed, they should
try to do everything with their left hand; and
WHEREAS, Left-Handers Day is a chance to raise awareness of the every-
day issues that lefties face as they live in a world designed for right-
handers; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
memorialize Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim August 13, 2016, as
Left-Handers Day in the State of New York; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo.

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