Regular Session - February 13, 2018

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 1               NEW YORK STATE SENATE

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 4              THE STENOGRAPHIC RECORD

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 9                  ALBANY, NEW YORK

10                 February 13, 2018

11                     11:19 a.m.

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14                  REGULAR SESSION

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18  SENATOR JOSEPH GRIFFO, Acting President

19  FRANCIS W. PATIENCE, Secretary

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 1               P R O C E E D I N G S

 2                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The 

 3   Senate will come to order.  

 4                I ask all present to please rise 

 5   and join with me as we recite the Pledge of 

 6   Allegiance to our Flag.

 7                (Whereupon, the assemblage recited 

 8   the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.)

 9                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   In the 

10   absence of clergy, I ask all to please bow your 

11   head in a moment of silent reflection and/or 

12   prayer.

13                (Whereupon, the assemblage 

14   respected a moment of silence.)

15                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The 

16   reading of the Journal.

17                THE SECRETARY:   In Senate, Monday, 

18   February 12th, the Senate met pursuant to 

19   adjournment.  The Journal of Sunday, 

20   February 11th, was read and approved.  On 

21   motion, Senate adjourned.

22                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Without 

23   objection, the Journal will stand approved as 

24   read.

25                Presentation of petitions.


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 1                Messages from the Assembly.

 2                The Secretary will read.

 3                THE SECRETARY:   On page 17, 

 4   Senator Hamilton moves to discharge, from the 

 5   Committee on Rules, Assembly Bill Number 8938 

 6   and substitute it for the identical Senate Bill 

 7   7294, Third Reading Calendar 22.

 8                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The 

 9   substitution is so ordered.

10                Messages from the Governor.

11                Reports of standing committees.

12                Reports of select committees.

13                Communications and reports of state 

14   officers.

15                Motions and resolutions.

16                Senator DeFrancisco.

17                SENATOR DeFRANCISCO:   Yes, I move 

18   to adopt the Resolution Calendar, with the 

19   exception of Resolutions 3748 and 3803.

20                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   All in 

21   favor of accepting the Resolution Calendar, with 

22   the exception of Resolutions 3748 and 3803, 

23   signify by saying aye.

24                (Response of "Aye.")

25                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Opposed?  


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 1                (No response.)

 2                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The 

 3   Resolution Calendar is adopted as indicated.

 4                Senator DeFrancisco.

 5                SENATOR DeFRANCISCO:   Could we now 

 6   take up Resolution 3169 and read it in its 

 7   entirety.

 8                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The 

 9   Secretary will read.  

10                And I ask for some order in the 

11   house.

12                THE SECRETARY:   Legislative 

13   Resolution Number 3169, by Senator Hannon, 

14   memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to 

15   proclaim February 14, 2018, as Donor Day in the 

16   State of New York, in conjunction with the 

17   observance of National Donor Day.

18                "WHEREAS, It is the custom of this 

19   Legislative Body to recognize official days that 

20   are set aside to increase awareness of serious 

21   issues that affect the lives of citizens of 

22   New York State and across the nation; and 

23                "WHEREAS, Attendant to such 

24   concern, and in full accord with its 

25   long-standing traditions, this Legislative Body 


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 1   is justly proud to memorialize Governor Andrew M. 

 2   Cuomo to proclaim February 14, 2018, as Donor Day 

 3   in the State of New York, in conjunction with the 

 4   observance of National Donor Day; and 

 5                "WHEREAS, National Donor Day was 

 6   started in 1998 by the U.S. Department of Health 

 7   and Human Services and many nonprofit health 

 8   organizations to raise awareness for organ, eye, 

 9   tissue, marrow, platelet, and blood donation; and 

10                "WHEREAS, National Donor Day is a 

11   time to focus on five points of life -- organs, 

12   tissues, marrow, platelets, and blood -- by 

13   participating in blood/marrow drives or donor 

14   registration events; and 

15                "WHEREAS, It is also a day to 

16   recognize our loved ones who have given the gift 

17   of donation, have received a donation, are  

18   currently waiting, or did not receive an organ in 

19   time; and 

20                "WHEREAS, There is a tremendous need 

21   for organ donations in New York State, with more 

22   than 10,000 New Yorkers on waiting lists as the 

23   need for organ, tissue and blood donations far 

24   exceed the supply; and 

25                "WHEREAS, More than 500 New Yorkers 


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 1   died last year because an organ did not become 

 2   available in time to save their lives; and 

 3                "WHEREAS, One person who donates 

 4   their organs (heart, lungs, liver, kidneys, 

 5   pancreas and intestines) can save up to eight 

 6   lives; and 

 7                "WHEREAS, A tissue donor (corneas, 

 8   bone, skin, heart valves, tendons, veins, etc.) 

 9   can improve 12 or more lives by restoring 

10   eyesight, helping fight infections in burn 

11   patients, and preventing the loss of mobility and 

12   disability; and 

13                "WHEREAS, It is possible to donate a 

14   kidney, partial liver, lung or pancreas as a 

15   living donor, and in fact, approximately 40 

16   percent of organ and tissue donations are from 

17   living donors; and 

18                "WHEREAS, It is imperative that 

19   there be greater public awareness and educational  

20   initiatives offered regarding the decision to 

21   donate one's organs, eyes, tissues, marrow, 

22   platelet, and/or blood, and more must be done to 

23   increase activity at the local, state and 

24   national levels; now, therefore, be it 

25                "RESOLVED, That this Legislative 


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 1   Body pause in its deliberations to memorialize 

 2   Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim February 14,  

 3   2018, as Donor Day in the State of New York, in 

 4   conjunction with the observance of National Donor 

 5   Day; and be it further 

 6                "RESOLVED, That a copy of this  

 7   resolution, suitably engrossed, be transmitted  

 8   to the Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor of the 

 9   State of New York."

10                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Senator 

11   Flanagan on the resolution.

12                SENATOR FLANAGAN:   Thank you, 

13   Mr. President.

14                You know, I have this -- as many of 

15   you know, I'm being redundant, and I'm being 

16   redundant for a valuable purpose.  I have this 

17   organ donation bracelet on, and it's in English 

18   and Spanish.  "Donate," and "dona-vida" en 

19   EspaƱol.  

20                And I wear this in memory of my dear 

21   friend and colleague, who many of you knew quite 

22   well, and that's former Assemblyman Jim Conte.  

23   And it's hard to believe that it's over five 

24   years since Assemblyman Conte passed away.  

25                And at the time I remember telling 


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 1   his wife, you know, "I'll wear this for a year."  

 2   And a year came, and then I thought, What am I, 

 3   an idiot?  Like I should keep wearing this.  

 4                So I want to extend particular 

 5   thanks to Senator Hannon for his expertise, his 

 6   stick-to-itiveness, and his leadership in dealing 

 7   with the Department of Health.  I can't think of 

 8   any more important subject in terms of how do you 

 9   help someone.  By becoming an organ donor.  

10                And I've spoken to many people who 

11   are donors or who are recipients.  And even 

12   things like bone marrow, it's just -- it's a 

13   cotton swab now.  They can test you that easily 

14   to see if there's a match.  

15                Chris read the resolution; think 

16   about it.  Five hundred people died, 500 people 

17   died because there were not enough organs 

18   available.  We have 10,000 people in the State of 

19   New York, just the State of New York, who are 

20   waiting for kidney and liver transplants, which 

21   are the most common, kidney being number one, 

22   liver being number two.

23                We have a golden opportunity to save 

24   lives.  I really mean to save lives.  So what I 

25   respectfully ask my colleagues -- because 


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 1   everybody has Facebook, a lot of people have 

 2   Twitter.  I don't, but I do have Facebook, and we 

 3   go to public events.  Any time I'm in a room with 

 4   150, 200, 250, 300 people, I always bring this 

 5   up.  Always bring this up.  And I always say, "If 

 6   you forget everything else that I've said, please 

 7   remember this."  

 8                And I'm telling you, invariably at 

 9   the end of whatever that event may be, somebody 

10   comes up to me and they say, I'm a kidney 

11   recipient.  Or I'm a donor.  And to me, there's 

12   no simpler and yet more profound way to change 

13   the world, really.  It was also mentioned that 

14   one person, by donating their organs, can save up 

15   to eight lives.  That's pretty darn cool.

16                So, ladies and gentlemen, today is a 

17   special day.  The more we can do to get 

18   information out, the better off everyone will be.  

19   I don't want to hear 500 people died because they 

20   had to wait.  I want to keep that number going 

21   down.  I want it going down exponentially.  With 

22   your help, because we're all good at marketing, 

23   we can all save people's lives.  So please help 

24   in any, way shape or form that you can.

25                Thank you, Mr. President.


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 1                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Thank 

 2   you, Senator Flanagan.

 3                Senator Hannon on the resolution.

 4                SENATOR HANNON:   Thank you, 

 5   Mr. President.

 6                Thank you, Senator Flanagan for 

 7   outlining that so cogently.

 8                I want to change people's thoughts 

 9   about Valentine's Day.  The symbol of Valentine's 

10   Day is a heart.  And yet why did we pick Donor 

11   Day to be the 14th?  Because in a sense we can 

12   give life, we can give love, by virtue of being 

13   an organ donor.

14                Last year, in 2017, the Organ Donor 

15   Registry in New York grew by about 12 percent, 

16   and it's the most it's ever grown.  And partially 

17   it's due to the different legislative and policy 

18   aspects that people in this chamber have 

19   championed and you all have voted for and passed, 

20   such things as the health plan marketplace, voter 

21   registration, online registry, motor vehicle 

22   licenses.  

23                So now that we have the registry at 

24   4.91 million -- but that's only 31 percent of 

25   New Yorkers who are 16 and older.  And you can do 


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 1   live organ donation as well as when someone has 

 2   passed away.

 3                So as we celebrate Valentine's Day 

 4   for our loved ones, think also how you can love 

 5   society by participating in and promoting and 

 6   being an organ donor.

 7                Thank you, Mr. President.

 8                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Thank 

 9   you, Senator Hannon.

10                Senator Carlucci.

11                SENATOR CARLUCCI:   Thank you, 

12   Mr. President.

13                I want to just add my voice to 

14   Senator Flanagan and Senator Hannon on this 

15   resolution.  

16                Like was said, over 10,000 men, 

17   women and children are currently waiting for a 

18   life-saving organ transplant.  And in New York 

19   we've lagged behind almost every state in the 

20   nation for years when it comes to eligible people 

21   participating in the Organ Donor Program.  But 

22   thanks to leaders like Senator Hannon and Senator 

23   Flanagan and other colleagues in this house who 

24   have put forth legislation, we've started to chip 

25   away at that.


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 1                Like Senator Hannon had said, we've 

 2   made an improvement of 12 percent.  That means 

 3   we're saving people's lives.

 4                On this floor we passed, a few years 

 5   back, Lauren's Law, named after Lauren Shields, a 

 6   young girl from Stony Point, New York, who 

 7   received a heart transplant when she was 9 years 

 8   old.  And instead of sitting back, she used every 

 9   opportunity she has to talk about her experience.

10                And like was said, that's what we 

11   can do in addition.  We've got to continue to 

12   pass important policies.  We've made Lauren's Law 

13   permanent, which now says when you go to the DMV, 

14   when you're getting your driver's license, you're 

15   asked the question, "Would you like to be an 

16   organ donor?  Yes or skip the question."  

17                We're putting that question in front 

18   of people.  And we know when they're met with 

19   that decision, the majority of people are going 

20   to decide to be an organ donor.

21                Great legislation that was passed 

22   last year to allow 16- and 17-year-olds to 

23   preregister, to allow them to register when 

24   they're going to get their driver's license for 

25   the first time.  It's a huge opportunity for us.


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 1                So we've got to continue the 

 2   momentum we have.  Let's turn it around.  Let's 

 3   go from being last in the nation, let's go to 

 4   being first in the nation.  And in doing that, we 

 5   will save the lives of so many people.  

 6                To have Donor Day on Valentine's Day 

 7   is so fitting.  Lauren Shields, she received a 

 8   heart.  My good friend Roxanne Watson in Rockland 

 9   County, she received a heart.  And she carries 

10   around with her a picture of the person that 

11   donated that heart.  And she shares her story.  

12   If you get within 10 feet of her, she will share 

13   with you her story and she'll make sure that she 

14   asks you to become an organ donor.  She has 

15   personally signed up about 10,000 people to be an 

16   organ donor.  She's broken records.  

17                But it's that example of how we can 

18   pass policy and we've got to continue to do that, 

19   but we've also got to use every opportunity we 

20   have to share the story about what being an organ 

21   donor, what does that mean.  And I think that's 

22   our biggest potential, to share that story, break 

23   down myths, and make sure people are 

24   participating and entering the Organ Donor 

25   Program.  


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 1                So I enthusiastically support this 

 2   resolution.  I want to thank my colleagues for 

 3   doing the same.  Thank you, Mr. President.

 4                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Senator 

 5   Marcellino.

 6                SENATOR MARCELLINO:   Thank you, 

 7   Mr. President.

 8                Let me add my voice to Senator 

 9   Flanagan, Senator Hannon, and Senator Carlucci.  

10   All you've got to do, take your driver's license, 

11   go down to the Department of Motor Vehicles, they 

12   will stamp it.  There's a question, you check off 

13   the box, they put a little heart on your driver's 

14   license.  So it's very easy to see and very easy 

15   to find and you can be part of the Organ Donor 

16   Program.  

17                This is a most important thing we 

18   can do.  I agree with Senator Carlucci's 

19   statement, we shouldn't be last.  New York State 

20   shouldn't be last in anything.  We are the 

21   Excelsior State.  We are first in the nation.  We 

22   are first amongst all of our states.  And we 

23   should be first in organ donations and saving 

24   lives.  

25                This saves lives.  Check the right 


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 1   box.  If you look at your driver's license and 

 2   you don't have the little heart, go back to the 

 3   Department of Motor Vehicles and get it done 

 4   again and check that box and make sure you have a 

 5   license with the heart so you are part of the 

 6   Organ Donor Program.  It is a very important 

 7   thing.  And you can't do anything better than 

 8   help save a fellow human being's life.

 9                 Thank you, Mr. President.

10                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   As noted, 

11   the resolution was previously adopted on 

12   January 9th of 2018.

13                Senator Flanagan.

14                SENATOR FLANAGAN:   Yes, 

15   Mr. President, I appreciate the opportunity.

16                I wanted to raise a subject that is 

17   a little different.  Last week I don't know how 

18   many of you had meetings like I did, but I had a 

19   visit from the corrections officers from the City 

20   of New York.  Met with their lobbyist, met with 

21   their president, Elias Husamudeen -- a fine 

22   gentleman, has a very long, distinguished record 

23   as a leader of that organization.

24                And we talked about issues, we 

25   talked about dangers in the workplace, we talked 


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 1   about pension issues and things of that nature.  

 2   And lo and behold, after his visit I pick up the 

 3   paper and see on the news, like many of you, that 

 4   there was a corrections officer in Rikers who was 

 5   beaten to a pulp.  I mean beaten to a pulp.  He 

 6   was sucker-punched and beaten up by five members 

 7   of the Bloods.

 8                This picture that I have makes me 

 9   sick.  Here's a 39-year-old Haitian man named 

10   Jean Souffrant, who has served with distinction, 

11   and unfortunately he's gaining notoriety and his 

12   name is out there because of a terrific and 

13   horrific tragedy.  He has a bleed on the brain, 

14   he has to wear a neck brace, and he has a broken 

15   neck with multiple fractures to go along with it.  

16   Here's a guy who was doing his job -- really, 

17   even though the inmates are on the inside, he was 

18   protecting us for a variety of reasons.

19                So I harken back to the discussion 

20   that I just had with their union.  And these 

21   folks, men and women, are in harm's way every 

22   single day.  So when they come up and they talk 

23   about disability and when they come up and talk 

24   about their pension and they come and talk about 

25   workplace environment and safety, we need to 


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 1   listen.  Not only do we need to listen, but we 

 2   need to act.  

 3                Now, I saw some amendments that came 

 4   out from the Governor, and I think the 

 5   orientation certainly of our conference is if I'm 

 6   going to choose between the bad guys and the good 

 7   guys, I'm going with the good guys.  Inmates 

 8   should be treated humanely, but when people do 

 9   something like this, there's got to be very, very 

10   serious repercussions.

11                Now, I rise to talk about this 

12   because I think it's important.  I rise because I 

13   want to highlight this issue and underscore the 

14   fact that these people put themselves in harm's 

15   way every day.  And everyone should take this the 

16   right way and thank God that they do, and thank 

17   God they're as professional as they are.  

18                So I would ask that people, to the 

19   extent that you can, keep this fine gentleman in 

20   your thoughts and prayers.  

21                And every now and then, we need a 

22   dose of reality and keeping life in perspective.  

23   I was getting aggravated this morning because I 

24   was not tying my tie properly.  Then I thought 

25   about this and I'm thinking to myself, I'm like 


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 1   an idiot, this -- it means nothing.  This poor 

 2   gentleman is lying in a bed immobile, and who 

 3   knows for how long.

 4                So it's unusual for me to do this, 

 5   but I don't think it's inappropriate.  I think 

 6   people should know things like this and we should 

 7   honor all of our men and women who serve in law 

 8   enforcement because they make our lives safer, 

 9   better, and happier.

10                Mr. President, thank you.

11                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Thank 

12   you, Senator Flanagan.

13                The previous resolution by Senator 

14   Hannon is open for cosponsorship.  If you would 

15   like to be a cosponsor, please notify the desk.

16                Senator DeFrancisco.

17                SENATOR DeFRANCISCO:   Would you 

18   please take up the noncontroversial reading of 

19   the calendar.

20                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The 

21   Secretary will read.

22                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 19, 

23   by Senator Ortt, Senate Print 7291, an act to 

24   amend a chapter of the Laws of 2017.

25                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 


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 1   last section.

 2                THE SECRETARY:   Section 3.  This 

 3   act shall take effect on the same date and in the 

 4   same manner as a chapter of the Laws of 2017.

 5                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

 6   roll.

 7                (The Secretary called the roll.)

 8                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 57.

 9                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

10   is passed.

11                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 22, 

12   substituted earlier by Member of the Assembly 

13   Zebrowski, Assembly Print 8938, an act to amend a 

14   chapter of the Laws of 2017.

15                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

16   last section.

17                THE SECRETARY:   Section 2.  This 

18   act shall take effect immediately.

19                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

20   roll.

21                (The Secretary called the roll.)

22                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 57.

23                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

24   is passed.

25                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 78, 


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 1   by Senator Klein, Senate Print 2078, an act to 

 2   amend the Penal Law.

 3                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

 4   last section.

 5                THE SECRETARY:   Section 3.  This 

 6   act shall take effect on the first of November.

 7                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

 8   roll.

 9                (The Secretary called the roll.)

10                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 53.  Nays, 4.  

11   Senators Bailey, Benjamin, Kavanagh and 

12   Montgomery recorded in the negative.

13                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

14   is passed.

15                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

16   116, by Senator Jacobs, Senate Print 5283C, an 

17   act to amend the Public Health Law.

18                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

19   last section.

20                THE SECRETARY:   Section 6.  This 

21   act shall take effect immediately.

22                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

23   roll.

24                (The Secretary called the roll.)

25                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Senator 


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 1   Jacobs to explain his vote.

 2                Can we have some order, please.

 3                SENATOR JACOBS:   Mr. President, I 

 4   rise in support of this legislation that has the 

 5   potential for saving countless lives.

 6                This piece of legislation would make 

 7   it possible for those enrolling in a SUNY or CUNY 

 8   institution, or just simply getting a library 

 9   card, to at that time sign up to become an organ 

10   donor.

11                This is modeled after the very 

12   successful program at local auto bureaus and DMVs 

13   throughout the State of New York, where drivers 

14   can easily sign up while getting or renewing 

15   their driver's licenses.  Currently the majority 

16   of New Yorkers that sign up to the Organ Donor 

17   Registry do so at a local auto bureau because of 

18   this easy process.  

19                The challenge is that there are 

20   many people in our state who do not drive and 

21   thus are not presented with the opportunity to 

22   sign up at an auto bureau, especially in our 

23   largest population center of New York City.  This 

24   legislation will just provide more venues for New 

25   Yorkers who do not drive to easily sign up to the 


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 1   donor registry.

 2                Currently New York State has one of 

 3   the lowest percentages of residents in the nation 

 4   signed up as organ donors -- just 31 percent, 

 5   compared to the national average of 56 percent.  

 6   We can and must do better, and I believe this 

 7   legislation will be a major advancement in this 

 8   effort.  

 9                And again, what was mentioned 

10   earlier, just one organ donor can save eight 

11   lives.

12                Mr. President, we unfortunately have 

13   many life-threatening diseases in our society for 

14   which we still are in search for a cure.  That is 

15   not the case here.  We have the cure if we have 

16   the organs.  Currently 10,000 New Yorkers are 

17   currently on a waiting list for life-saving 

18   organs.  And it is my belief that this 

19   legislation, if implemented, will save lives.  

20                Thank you very much.

21                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Senator 

22   Jacobs to be recorded in the affirmative.

23                Announce the results.

24                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 57.

25                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 


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 1   is passed.

 2                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

 3   127, by Senator Avella, Senate Print 1301, an act 

 4   to amend the Family Court Act.

 5                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

 6   last section.

 7                THE SECRETARY:   Section 2.  This 

 8   act shall take effect on the 60th day.

 9                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

10   roll.

11                (The Secretary called the roll.)

12                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 57.

13                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

14   is passed.

15                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

16   182, by Senator Little, Senate Print 1379D, an 

17   act to establish.

18                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

19   last section.

20                THE SECRETARY:   Section 5.  This 

21   act shall take effect immediately.

22                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

23   roll.

24                (The Secretary called the roll.)

25                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 54.  Nays, 3.  


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 1   Senators Gianaris, Montgomery and Kavanagh 

 2   recorded in the negative.  

 3                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

 4   is passed.

 5                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

 6   226, by Senator Seward, Senate Print 425, an act 

 7   to amend the Insurance Law.

 8                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

 9   last section.

10                THE SECRETARY:   Section 9.  This 

11   act shall take effect immediately.

12                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

13   roll.

14                (The Secretary called the roll.)

15                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 57.

16                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

17   is passed.

18                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

19   245, by Senator LaValle, Senate Print 7237, an 

20   act to amend the Education Law.

21                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

22   last section.

23                THE SECRETARY:   Section 2.  This 

24   act shall take effect immediately.

25                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 


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 1   roll.

 2                (The Secretary called the roll.)

 3                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 57.

 4                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

 5   is passed.

 6                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

 7   258, by Senator Marchione, Senate Print 175, an 

 8   act to amend the Real Property Tax Law.

 9                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

10   last section.

11                THE SECRETARY:   Section 2.  This 

12   act shall take effect immediately.

13                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

14   roll.

15                (The Secretary called the roll.)

16                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 56.  Nays, 1.  

17   Senator Montgomery recorded in the negative.

18                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

19   is passed.

20                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

21   259, by Senator Marchione, Senate Print 212, an 

22   act to amend the Real Property Tax Law.

23                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

24   last section.

25                THE SECRETARY:   Section 2.  This 


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 1   act shall take effect immediately.

 2                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

 3   roll.

 4                (The Secretary called the roll.)

 5                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 57.

 6                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

 7   is passed.

 8                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

 9   261, by Senator Croci, Senate Print 931, an act 

10   to amend the Real Property Tax Law.

11                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

12   last section.

13                THE SECRETARY:   Section 2.  This 

14   act shall take effect immediately.

15                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

16   roll.

17                (The Secretary called the roll.)

18                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Senator 

19   Little to explain her vote.

20                SENATOR LITTLE:   Thank you, 

21   Mr. President.

22                This is a really difficult bill to 

23   vote no on, and yet I -- at a time when we're 

24   trying to reduce property taxes and are concerned 

25   about them, I would prefer if this -- I would 


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 1   vote yes in a heartbeat if this was a tax credit 

 2   rather than having the other taxpayers have to 

 3   carry the burden on this.  

 4                So right now I just cannot vote yes 

 5   on this bill.  So thank you.

 6                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Senator 

 7   Little to be recorded in the negative.

 8                Announce the results.

 9                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 56.  Nays, 1.  

10   Senator Little recorded in the negative.

11                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

12   is passed.

13                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

14   263, by Senator Funke, Senate Print 1347A, an act 

15   to amend the General Municipal Law.

16                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

17   last section.

18                THE SECRETARY:   Section 5.  This 

19   act shall take effect immediately.

20                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

21   roll.

22                (The Secretary called the roll.)

23                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The 

24   Secretary will announce the results.

25                THE SECRETARY:   In relation to 


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 1   Calendar 263, those recorded in the negative are 

 2   Senators Alcantara, Bailey, Hoylman, Kavanagh, 

 3   Montgomery and Peralta.

 4                Ayes, 51.  Nays, 6.

 5                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

 6   is passed.

 7                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

 8   317, by Senator Gallivan, Senate Print 2130, an 

 9   act to amend the Social Services Law.

10                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

11   last section.

12                THE SECRETARY:   Section 2.  This 

13   act shall take effect on the 60th day.

14                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

15   roll.

16                (The Secretary called the roll.)

17                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 57.

18                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

19   is passed.

20                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

21   333, by Senator Bonacic, Senate Print 6244, an 

22   act to amend.

23                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

24   last section.

25                THE SECRETARY:   Section 2.  This 


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 1   act shall take effect on the first of January.

 2                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

 3   roll.

 4                (The Secretary called the roll.)

 5                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 57.

 6                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

 7   is passed.

 8                Senator DeFrancisco, that concludes 

 9   the noncontroversial reading of today's 

10   active-list calendar.

11                SENATOR DeFRANCISCO:   There will be 

12   an immediate meeting of the Rules Committee in 

13   Room 332 to take up a few bills, which will come 

14   to the floor for a vote.  The sooner we get 

15   there, the sooner we vote, the sooner we get 

16   back, the sooner we vote on the floor and the 

17   sooner we leave.

18                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   There's 

19   an immediate meeting of the Rules Committee in 

20   Room 332, an immediate meeting of the Rules 

21   Committee in Room 332.

22                The Senate will stand temporarily at 

23   ease.

24                (Whereupon, the Senate stood at ease 

25   at 11:46 a.m.)


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 1                (Whereupon, the Senate reconvened at 

 2   11:53 a.m.)

 3                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The 

 4   Senate will come to order.

 5                Senator Croci.

 6                SENATOR CROCI:   Mr. President, may 

 7   we please accept the report of the Rules 

 8   Committee.  I move to accept the report of the 

 9   Rules Committee.

10                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Thank 

11   you, Senator Croci.  

12                There is a Rules Committee report 

13   before the house.  The Secretary will read.

14                THE SECRETARY:   Senator Flanagan, 

15   from the Committee on Rules, reports the 

16   following bills:  

17                Senate Print 7428, by Senator 

18   Felder, an act making an appropriation; 

19                Senate 7429, by Senator Gallivan, an 

20   act making an appropriation; 

21                Senate 7430, by Senator Comrie, an 

22   act making an appropriation;

23                Senate 7597, by Senator Felder, an 

24   act to amend the Election Law; 

25                And Senate 7714, by Senator Little, 


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 1   an act to amend Part P of Chapter 54 of the Laws 

 2   of 2016.  

 3                All bills reported direct to third 

 4   reading.

 5                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   There is 

 6   a motion on the floor to accept the Committee on 

 7   Rules report.  All in favor signify by saying 

 8   aye.

 9                (Response of "Aye.")

10                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Opposed?

11                (No response.)

12                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The Rules 

13   Committee report is accepted and before the 

14   house.

15                Senator Croci.

16                SENATOR CROCI:   Mr. President, may 

17   we now have the noncontroversial reading of 

18   Calendar 12A, the supplemental calendar just 

19   voted on.

20                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The 

21   Secretary will read.

22                THE SECRETARY:   Senator Felder 

23   moves to discharge, from the Committee on Rules, 

24   Assembly Bill Number 9007 and substitute it for 

25   the identical Senate Bill 7428, Third Reading 


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 1   Calendar 484.

 2                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The 

 3   substitution is so ordered, and the Secretary 

 4   will read.

 5                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

 6   484, by Member of the Assembly Cusick, Assembly 

 7   Print 9007, an act making an appropriation.  

 8                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

 9   last section.

10                THE SECRETARY:   Section 2.  This 

11   act shall take effect immediately.

12                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

13   roll.

14                (The Secretary called the roll.)

15                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 57.

16                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

17   is passed.

18                THE SECRETARY:   Senator Gallivan 

19   moves to discharge, from the Committee on Rules, 

20   Assembly Bill Number 9008 and substitute it for 

21   the identical Senate Bill 7429, Third Reading 

22   Calendar 485.

23                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The 

24   substitution is so ordered.

25                The Secretary will read.


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 1                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

 2   485, by Member of the Assembly DiPietro, Assembly 

 3   Print 9008, an act making an appropriation.

 4                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

 5   last section.

 6                THE SECRETARY:   Section 2.  This 

 7   act shall take effect immediately.

 8                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

 9   roll.

10                (The Secretary called the roll.)

11                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Announce 

12   the results.

13                THE SECRETARY:   In relation to 

14   Calendar 485, those recorded in the negative are 

15   Senators Brooks, Gianaris and Kaminsky.  Also 

16   Senator Dilan.  Ayes, 54.  Nays, 4.

17                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

18   is passed.

19                THE SECRETARY:   Senator Comrie 

20   moves to discharge, from the Committee on Rules, 

21   Assembly Bill Number 9006 and substitute it for 

22   the identical Senate Bill 7430, Third Reading 

23   Calendar 486.

24                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The 

25   substitution is so ordered.


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 1                The Secretary will read.

 2                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

 3   486, by Member of the Assembly Nolan, Assembly 

 4   Print 9006, an act making an appropriation.

 5                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

 6   last section.

 7                THE SECRETARY:   Section 2.  This 

 8   act shall take effect immediately.

 9                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

10   roll.

11                (The Secretary called the roll.)

12                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 58.

13                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

14   is passed.

15                THE SECRETARY:   Senator Felder 

16   moves to discharge, from the Committee on Rules, 

17   Assembly Bill Number 8917A and substitute it for 

18   the identical Senate Bill 7597, Third Reading 

19   Calendar 487.

20                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The 

21   substitution is so ordered.

22                The Secretary will read.

23                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

24   487, by Member of the Assembly Carroll, Assembly 

25   Print 8917A, an act to amend the Election Law.


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 1                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

 2   last section.

 3                THE SECRETARY:   Section 2.  This 

 4   act shall take effect immediately.

 5                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

 6   roll.

 7                (The Secretary called the roll.)

 8                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Senator 

 9   Kaminsky to explain his vote.

10                SENATOR KAMINSKY:   Thank you.

11                This year the primary voting date 

12   turns out to be on a sacrosanct day for 

13   New Yorkers and some Americans for two reasons.  

14   One is it falls on September 11th.  And certainly 

15   in many of our districts there are very sacred 

16   ceremonies remembering that awful day and 

17   commemorating the lives of the victims of that 

18   attack that we feel compelled to attend and that 

19   would certainly get in the way of voting.  

20                And it's also the second day of Rosh 

21   Hashanah, which for many Jewish New Yorkers is 

22   one of the holiest days of the year and must be 

23   observed as well.

24                So it is fitting and proper that we 

25   pass this bill today, like the Assembly has 


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 1   already done, and move the primary to a different 

 2   date so we could have the most participation on 

 3   that day while allowing New Yorkers to observe 

 4   that sacred day in the ways that they wish.  

 5                So I commend the sponsor for doing 

 6   this, and I'm glad that we're making this 

 7   important change.  I vote in the affirmative.  

 8                Thank you, Mr. President.

 9                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Senator 

10   Kaminsky to be recorded in the affirmative.  

11                Senator Kavanagh to explain his 

12   vote.

13                SENATOR KAVANAGH:   Thank you, 

14   Mr. President.  I mostly rise to echo the 

15   sentiments of my colleague.  

16                I represent the district that was 

17   the site of the 9/11 attacks, and it is still, 

18   for many people in our community, a day of 

19   mourning and remembrance.  So that is one benefit 

20   of this bill.  

21                But I also recognize that the 

22   primary motivation of this is one that I very 

23   strongly support.  We should not be having 

24   elections on the day of very important religious 

25   observations.  So again, I thank and commend the 


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 1   sponsor for bringing this bill to the floor.

 2                I also would just express, in that 

 3   spirit, we have many bills that are intended to 

 4   allow voting to occur at a time that does not 

 5   conflict with our many obligations and 

 6   responsibilities, whether it be to our religion 

 7   or to our family or to our employment, and I do 

 8   hope that as this session goes on, we will 

 9   consider those as well.  

10                But again, I thank and commend the 

11   sponsor for bringing this bill today.

12                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Senator 

13   Kavanagh to be recorded in the affirmative.

14                Announce the results.

15                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 58.

16                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

17   is passed.

18                THE SECRETARY:   Senator Little 

19   moves to discharge, from the Committee on Rules, 

20   Assembly Bill Number 9814 and substitute it for 

21   the identical Senate Bill 7714, Third Reading 

22   Calendar 488.

23                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The 

24   substitution is so ordered.  

25                The Secretary will read.


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 1                THE SECRETARY:   Calendar Number 

 2   488, by Member of the Assembly Jones, Assembly 

 3   Print 9814, an act to amend Part P of Chapter 54 

 4   of the Laws of 2016.

 5                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Read the 

 6   last section.

 7                THE SECRETARY:   Section 2.  This 

 8   act shall take effect immediately.

 9                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Call the 

10   roll.

11                (The Secretary called the roll.)

12                THE SECRETARY:   Ayes, 58.

13                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The bill 

14   is passed.

15                Senator Croci, that completes 

16   today's noncontroversial reading of Senate 

17   Supplemental Calendar 12A.

18                SENATOR CROCI:   Thank you, 

19   Mr. President.

20                May we please return to motions and 

21   resolutions.

22                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   We will 

23   return to motions and resolutions.

24                SENATOR CROCI:   If we could please 

25   take up previously adopted Resolution Number 


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 1   3413, by Senator Golden, please read it in its 

 2   entirety, and then recognize Senator Golden.

 3                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The 

 4   Secretary will read.

 5                THE SECRETARY:   Legislative 

 6   Resolution Number 3413, by Senator Golden, 

 7   memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to 

 8   proclaim September 2018 as Kinship Care Month in 

 9   the State of New York.  

10                "WHEREAS, It is the custom of this 

11   Legislative Body to recognize official months 

12   that are set aside to increase awareness of 

13   issues that affect the lives of residents of 

14   New York State; and 

15                "WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, 

16   and in full accord with its long-standing 

17   traditions, this Legislative Body is moved to 

18   memorialize Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim 

19   September 2018, as Kinship Care Month in the 

20   State of New York; and

21                "WHEREAS, Kinship Care Month is 

22   observed in September to recognize children in 

23   kinship families, and the grandparents and other 

24   relatives who raise them, ensuring their safety, 

25   promoting their well-being, and establishing a 


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 1   stable household for these young people to 

 2   thrive; and

 3                "WHEREAS, In kinship families, a 

 4   caregiver cares for a child or children who were 

 5   biologically born to another family member or 

 6   close friend because the biological parents are 

 7   unable to raise them; and

 8                "WHEREAS, Nationally, approximately 

 9   2.7 million children are living with grandparents 

10   and other relatives in kinship care; more than 

11   150,000 of these young people reside in the State 

12   of New York; and

13                "WHEREAS, One in 11 of all children, 

14   and one in five African-American children, will 

15   live within a kinship family sometime during 

16   their childhood; and

17                "WHEREAS, Kinship caregivers reside 

18   in urban, rural and suburban households in every 

19   county of this great Empire State, stepping 

20   forward out of love and loyalty to care for their 

21   young relatives, offering much needed continuity 

22   and security, and providing the best opportunity 

23   to retain a child's cultural heritage and 

24   community ties; and

25                "WHEREAS, Kinship Care Month honors 


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 1   the priceless role these grandparents and other 

 2   relatives play in the lives of the children they 

 3   love; famous kinship caregivers include President 

 4   George Washington; and

 5                "WHEREAS, Kinship Care Month also 

 6   recognizes the accomplishment of countless youth 

 7   throughout this great Empire State, and across 

 8   the nation, who, with the unconditional support 

 9   of grandparents and other relatives, have 

10   successfully navigated the emotional trauma of 

11   losing their parents; famous youth who were 

12   raised in kinship care include Maya Angelou, 

13   Sandra Day O'Connor, and former President Barack 

14   Obama; and

15                "WHEREAS, It is vitally important 

16   that the public grow in awareness of the 

17   challenges faced by children, grandparents and 

18   other relatives in kinship families; partnerships 

19   among the education, legal, social services, 

20   mental health, justice, and other systems are 

21   necessary to ensure access to the services that 

22   can enable kinship youth to flourish in all 

23   facets of their life; and

24                "WHEREAS, Kinship Care Month is 

25   reflective of the values of family, community, 


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 1   and the welfare of children shared by citizens 

 2   across New York State; now, therefore, be it

 3                "RESOLVED, That this Legislative 

 4   Body pause in its deliberations to memorialize 

 5   Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim September 

 6   2018 as Kinship Care Month in the State of 

 7   New York; and be it further

 8                "RESOLVED, That a copy of this 

 9   resolution, suitably engrossed, be transmitted to 

10   the Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor of the 

11   State of New York."

12                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Senator 

13   Golden.

14                SENATOR GOLDEN:   Thank you, 

15   Mr. President.

16                I rise in support of this 

17   resolution.  And there are some people that are 

18   upstairs in the audience in the gallery that 

19   deserve some real thanks for the work that they 

20   have done.  That's Jerry Wallace and Ryan 

21   Johnson, from the New York State Kinship 

22   Navigators, who are players in this key 

23   organization.  And we should thank them for their 

24   efforts, talents and dedication that you both 

25   have done for this great, great state.  


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 1                The resolution before the Senate 

 2   proclaims September 2018 as Kinship Care Month.  

 3   You'll ask, Well, why now?  Why are we doing this 

 4   today?  With so much going on in our lives, we're 

 5   in the process of negotiating a state budget.

 6                However, it's because there's so 

 7   much going on that it's even more important that 

 8   we pause and we reflect on what kinship care is 

 9   all about.  Why?  Because kinship care is the 

10   unsung heroes of our families and us.  Kinship 

11   care acts as a safety net for the most 

12   fundamental building blocks of New York and our 

13   families.

14                As it was said in the resolution, 

15   2.7 million people across this great country are 

16   in kinship care.  Here in this great state, 

17   150,000 families, kinship care.

18                The organization is always important 

19   in keeping the fabric of our families strong.  

20   And especially in these times today with the 

21   opiate and the heroin epidemic, their role 

22   has become even more important.

23                Kinship care provides a partnership 

24   between the families and educational, legal, 

25   social and mental health services.  They are 


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 1   doing the work that nobody else does, and they do 

 2   it as nobody else could.

 3                The challenges faced by some of the 

 4   families are staggering.  And it is kinship care 

 5   that helps those families bridge those gaps.

 6                We owe kinship care a thank you.  

 7   And I'm proud to sponsor this resolution that 

 8   recognizes kinship care and all the great work 

 9   that they do and honoring this great 

10   organization.

11                Ladies and gentlemen, please give 

12   kinship care a round of applause for their great 

13   work in this great state and keeping families 

14   together, something that we should be extremely 

15   proud of.

16                Thank you very much.

17                (Applause.)

18                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   As noted, 

19   the resolution was adopted on January 17, 2018.  

20                We extend the courtesies of the 

21   house and extend our best wishes to Mr. Wallace 

22   and Mr. Johnson and all those who are here today.

23                Again, let's acknowledge those and 

24   thank them for all their efforts.

25                (Applause.)


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 1                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Senator 

 2   Croci.  

 3                SENATOR CROCI:   Mr. President, on 

 4   behalf of Senator Bonacic, on page 13 I offer the 

 5   following amendments to Calendar Number 407, 

 6   Senate Print 1030, and ask that said bill retain 

 7   its place on the Third Reading Calendar.

 8                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The 

 9   amendments are received, and the bill shall 

10   retain its place on third reading.

11                May I also add, at Senator Golden's 

12   request, the prior resolution which was 

13   previously adopted is open for cosponsorship.  

14   Should you choose to be a cosponsor, please 

15   notify the desk.

16                Senator Croci.

17                SENATOR CROCI:   Can we hold for one 

18   moment, stand at ease for one moment, 

19   Mr. President.

20                (Pause.)

21                SENATOR CROCI:   Mr. President.

22                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Senator 

23   Croci.

24                SENATOR CROCI:   Can we take up 

25   Resolution Number 3748, by Senator Murphy, and 


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 1   please read it in its entirety.

 2                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The 

 3   Secretary will read.

 4                THE SECRETARY:   Legislative 

 5   Resolution Number 3748, by Senator Murphy, 

 6   commemorating the 125th anniversary of 

 7   Mount Olivet Baptist Church.

 8                "WHEREAS, The State of New York 

 9   takes great pride in acknowledging significant 

10   milestones in the distinguished histories of its 

11   esteemed places of worship; and

12                "WHEREAS, Mount Olivet Baptist 

13   Church, in Peekskill, New York, will celebrate 

14   its 125th anniversary during a dinner gala to be 

15   held at the Villa Barone Hilltop Manor on 

16   March 2, 2018; there will also be two worship 

17   services on March 4th; and

18                "WHEREAS, Mount Olivet Baptist 

19   Church was formed in 1893 by five founding 

20   members; and

21                "WHEREAS, Services were first held 

22   at a storefront on Main Street; Reverend Henry 

23   Melvin Limas officiated; and

24                "WHEREAS, Services were eventually 

25   moved to a rented hall on Nelson Avenue to 


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 1   accommodate a growing congregation; and

 2                "WHEREAS, Reverend Dr. Robert E. 

 3   Young has served as pastor of Mount Olivet 

 4   Baptist Church since April of 2015; he is the 

 5   church's 15th pastor; and

 6                "WHEREAS, Mount Olivet Baptist 

 7   Church has a long and distinguished history of 

 8   sincere fellowship, worship, and community 

 9   involvement; now, therefore, be it

10                "RESOLVED, That this Legislative 

11   Body pause in its deliberations to commemorate 

12   the 125th anniversary of Mount Olivet Baptist 

13   Church; and be it further

14                "RESOLVED, That a copy of this 

15   resolution, suitably engrossed, be transmitted to 

16   Reverend Dr. Robert E. Young, Mount Olivet 

17   Baptist Church."

18                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   All in 

19   favor of adopting the resolution signify by 

20   saying aye.

21                (Response of "Aye.")

22                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Opposed?  

23                (No response.)

24                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The 

25   resolution is adopted.


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 1                Senator Croci.

 2                SENATOR CROCI:   Mr. President, may 

 3   we now take up Resolution Number 3803, by Senator 

 4   Murphy, and read the title only.

 5                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The 

 6   Secretary will read.

 7                THE SECRETARY:   Legislative 

 8   Resolution Number 3803, by Senator Murphy, 

 9   honoring Kacey Morabito Grean upon the occasion 

10   of her installment as Grand Marshal of the 

11   Peekskill St. Patrick's Day Parade.

12                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The 

13   question is on the resolution.  All in favor 

14   signify by saying aye.

15                (Response of "Aye.")

16                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Opposed?  

17                (No response.)

18                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   The 

19   resolution is adopted.

20                At Senator Murphy's request, both 

21   this and the previous resolution are open for 

22   cosponsorship.  If a member would like to be a 

23   cosponsor, please notify the desk.

24                Senator Croci.

25                SENATOR CROCI:   Mr. President, is 


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 1   there any further business before the desk?

 2                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   Outside 

 3   of extending our best wishes for the Mardi Gras 

 4   and a happy St. Valentine's Day, there are none.

 5                SENATOR CROCI:   Then I would move 

 6   to adjourn until Tuesday, February 27th, at 

 7   3:00 p.m., intervening days being legislative 

 8   days.

 9                ACTING PRESIDENT GRIFFO:   On 

10   motion, the Senate will stand adjourned until 

11   Tuesday, February 27th, at 3:00 p.m., intervening 

12   days being legislative days.

13                The Senate will stand adjourned.

14                (Whereupon, at 12:10 p.m., the 

15   Senate adjourned.)

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