Senate District 19 Free Rain Barrel Giveaway

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New York State Senator Roxanne J. Persaud and the New York City Department of
Environmental Protection are giving away FREE rain barrels to the residents of Senate District 19! Rain barrels help save money on water bills, conserve water (a vital natural resource) and protect waterways from sewage runoff pollution.

(R,C,I,REF-Halfmoon), Senator George Amedore (R,C,I,REF-Rotterdam) and their Senate Colleagues to "Rock the Socks" for Down Syndrome Awareness.  

This issue has a special place in Senator Tedisco's heart as his late brother, Joey Tedisco, had Down Syndrome.

Senator Jim Tedisco (R,C,I,REF-Glenville) today is calling on the state Senate to bring public safety legislation he is sponsoring to the Floor of the Senate, the “School Bus Camera Safety Act” to protect children when they are boarding or departing a stopped school bus.

According to Operation Safe Stop, it’s estimated that every day, over 50,000 motor vehicles illegally pass a stopped school bus in New York State.

Statement by Senator Jim Tedisco (R,C,I,REF-Glenville) on Passage of Senate & Assembly Budget Resolutions

Today, the Senate passed legislation sponsored by Senator Persaud that reduces prison sentences for survivors of domestic violence and allows judges to order them to community-based programs instead of incarceration. Additionally, eligible victims currently imprisoned would be given the opportunity to apply for resentencing.

New York State Citizen Preparedness Training Program

I am happy to announce that I will soon be sponsoring a New York State Citizen Preparedness Corps training program in Syracuse with Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, along with: Assemblymember William Magnarelli, County Executive Ryan McMahon, Geddes Town Supervisor Jerry Albrigo, the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, and The Great New York State Fair.

Senator Jim Tedisco (R,C,I,REF-Glenville) and Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh (R,C,I,REF-Ballston) issued an urgent call for the legislature to pass new legislation to enhance the voice of crime victims in parole hearings to keep our communities safe and ensure dangerous offenders stay locked-up. They were joined by Michael and Regina Stewart, the parents of Christopher Stewart, a Shenendehowa High School senior who was killed by a drunk and drugged driver.

Senator Jim Tedisco (R,C,I, REF-Glenville) today announced that the Conference of Italian-American State Legislators, a group which he is a member of, is now accepting 2019 scholarship applications. 

Each year, four outstanding New York State students who are currently in or are heading to college, are awarded $3,500 scholarships by the Conference of Italian-American State Legislators in June.

#CoffeeWithJen in Delhi

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Constituents are invited to join Senator Jen Metzger and Delhi Village Mayor Richard Maxey for coffee at Delhi Village Hall to share comments, ask questions, and address concerns about issues that are important to the communities and businesses in the 42nd Senate District. This event is free, informal, and open to the public.

For questions about #CoffeeWithJen call 845-344-3311 or email 

Senator Jim Tedisco (R,C,I, REF-Glenville) and Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh (R,C,I,REF-Ballston) today honored the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) Class B State Champion Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake High School Boys Cross Country Team and presented the team with a copy of a resolution they sponsored that unanimously passed the state legislature.