The New York State Legislature has passed legislation (S.5369/A.9617) sponsored by Senator Jim Tedisco (R,C,I,REF-Glenville), Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner (D-Round Lake) and Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh (R,C,I,REF-Ballston) to help consumers, small business owners and local county governments by extending the time frame in which a car owner has to submit their license plates to the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) from 24 hours to 10 days when their car is repossessed.

(East Harlem, NY) - After a visit to an East Harlem foster care facility, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that 239 children at the site were separated from their parents at the US-Mexico border and relocated to New York City. The families were separated as a result of a two-month old Federal policy.

Senator Jim Tedisco (R,C,I,REF-Glenville) and Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D,WF-Manhattan) today announced that the state legislature has passed a new law to protect pets from being abandoned after an eviction occurs.

In many instances, people are not home when they are evicted from a premises and come home to find their doors are pad-locked, denying them an opportunity to remove their belongings.  Sadly, there have been instances where this has occurred and families have been prevented from retrieving their beloved companion animals.

Senator Jim Tedisco (R,C,I,REF-Glenville) today announced that the New York State Senate has passed two of his bills to enhance public safety and save tax dollars for the residents of Fulton, Hamilton and Herkimer Counties.

 Senator Jim Tedisco (R,C,I,REF-Glenville) and the parents of the late Jacobe Taras, a 13-year-old Ft. Edward boy who took his own life because of bullying at school, today blasted the Assembly Majority for voting down in committee “Jacobe’s Law” to require that schools notify parents when a child is being threatened by a bully – or is the bully. 

Summer is finally here, and with the weather getting warmer by the day there are many outdoor activities we as Long Islanders can enjoy. 

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Senator Jim Tedisco (R,C,I,REF-Glenville) today announced passage in the New York State Senate of legislation he is sponsoring by a vote of 61-0 to fight the lurking monster in New York State’s aging water and sewer infrastructure that could wreak havoc on millions of people if it’s not stopped.

(Albany, N.Y.)—State Senators Martin Malavé Dilan and Brian Kavanagh today joined Senate Democratic Conference colleagues and tenant advocates of the 2018 Loft Law cleanup bill to demand Senate Republicans pass the measure before the scheduled close of session on June 20.

If the bill fails to pass this session and become law, thousands of tenants and families will lose the right to stay. The loss will compound the affordable housing crisis in New York City. Businesses will shutter as workspaces disappear. The cultural impact to communities is immeasurable.


Senator Jim Tedisco (R,C,I,REF-Glenville) today announced passage in the New York State Senate of legislation he sponsored, the “Online Paperwork Reduction Act,” (S.4149B/A.10261A) by a vote of 61-0 to save tax dollars and the environment by making state agency reports and public documents available online to promote greater government efficiency and reduce paper waste.

Senator Jim Tedisco (R,C,I,REF-Glenville) and Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh (R,C,I,REF-Ballston) today honored the NYSPHSAA Class B Boys Basketball Champion Mekeel Christian Academy Lions to the Capitol.  Tedisco and Walsh introduced the Mekeel Lions on the Floor of the state Senate and Assembly and presented them with a NYS Resolution they passed honoring their state championship and incredible season.

Mekeel, which is located in Scotia, captured the state title defeating Seton Catholic 42-37 on March 17th in Binghamton.