Taking Action to Combat Heroin and Opioid Abuse
The New York State Senate continues to build upon its record of tackling the heroin and opioid epidemic head-on by passing a package of legislation that addresses many of the issues raised by the Senate’s Joint Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction. The measures focus on addiction prevention, access to treatment, and support for New Yorkers in recovery - adding critical new tools to the state’s arsenal to fight the heroin and opioid abuse crisis.
Hannon Seeking Nominations for 2016 Veterans Hall of Fame
Senator Hannon is inviting Sixth Senate District residents to nominate a veteran (or veterans) from their community whose service on behalf of our nation designates them for induction into the New York State Veterans Hall of Fame.
Earth Day Poster Contest
Senator Kemp Hannon is looking for local student entries for his New York State Senate Earth Day Poster Contest, a statewide competition that encourages student awareness of environmental issues.
New Laws Taking Effect in January 2016
Measures that enhance the rights of women and protect those who are most vulnerable to abuse and discrimination are among the highlights of state laws that will take effect in January 2016. Other laws soon to be effective include: business tax cuts; property tax relief for eligible veterans; expedited access to critical information in missing child cases; additional protections for working women who breastfeed; and the expansion of health care access through telehealth services.
Support Our Troops - Adopt-A-Battalion
I’m partnering with ‘Adopt-A-Battalion,’ a 100% volunteer based organization that operates year round to collect goods and monetary donations for our servicemen and women stationed overseas. I’ve teamed up with several VFWs and American Legion Posts in my district where goods can be dropped off to support this wonderful cause
Hannon calls for ending GAP Elimination Adjustment
The GEA, which was enacted in 2010, and opposed by every Republican Senator, has had a devastating impact on public school funding. Since that time, full restoration of funding cuts imposed by the GEA has been a top priority of Senator Hannon.
"Conservationist for Kids" now available online
The latest issue of New York State, Department of Environmental Conservation's, Conservationist for Kids, “High Tech Nature” which is now available online! Elementary school age children can read about some of the ways we use technology to better understand and manage wildlife and browse for topics of interest.
Camp in New York State!
Looking for a great family vacation this summer? New York State offers many affordable options for you and your family.
Hannon Named to Senate Task Force on Heroin & Opioid Addiction
Hannon and other Task Force members will examine the issues and solicit input from experts and other stakeholders about addiction prevention and treatment options, the rise in heroin and opioid use, and the potential for drug-related crimes and other negative community impacts. The Task Force will then develop recommendations which will be used to draft legislation to address the issues raised.
State Budget Expands Access to Quality Health Care, Increases EPIC for Seniors and more
The New York State Senate passed a 2014-15 state budget that will provide record support for a wide array of lifesaving health care services in communities across the state. Among the provisions in the budget are billions of dollars to ensure quality hospitals and nursing home facilities, funding for women’s and family health initiatives, a significantly expanded EPIC program to help our seniors afford their prescription medications, and new legislation to help eliminate “surprise” out-of-network medical bills.
Senate Passes Hannon Bill to Increase Access to Naloxone
Hannon, the Chairman of the Senate Health Committee, announces the passage of his bill, S.6477-B, which will increase access to Naloxone, the drug-overdose antidote. If timely administered, Naloxone can prevent an overdose death.
Pothole Problems? Here's Who To Contact
Different roads are maintained by different jurisdictions, but each jurisdiction has dedicated crews who try to fix the potholes as soon as is feasible. If you spot or hit a pothole, you should try to report it as soon as possible. Here are phone numbers and e-mail addresses where you can report any potholes directly to the jurisdiction in charge.
HANNON: CREDIT PROTECTION FOR TARGET SHOPPERS
Anyone who has ever shopped at Target is eligible for free credit monitoring and identity theft protections. According to the Attorney General’s Office, Target customers can register for one year of FREE credit monitoring at creditmonitoring.target.com
Hannon & Seward fight for Children with Special Needs
Senator Hannon and Senator Seward introduced legislation to preserve New York State’s Early Intervention Program and make certain children with special needs receive the care they required. The legislation (S.6002) requires the state to make prompt payment to early intervention providers and ensures that retroactive payments will be made to providers who have been waiting for reimbursement since a new state system went into effect on April 1.
Job Resource Center
Stop here for information and assistance on: Job Banks/Civil Service Exams, Job Fairs, Job & Career Centers/Training Programs/Apprenticeships, and Starting your own business
Hannon Declares Victory in Aircraft Noise Battle
Governor Cuomo, at Senator Hannon's request, has directed the PA to conduct noise studies that meet the requirements of Part 150 for LaGuardia and JFK, and establish a community roundtable for airport noise and related issues in collaboration with the FAA
Helping and Thanking Our Veterans
I am always looking for positive, meaningful ways to show how much we value the service of New York State’s veterans. Below are just a few examples of important initiatives and opportunities that help us honor and support these courageous men and women.
Reminder: You MUST Re-register for the BASIC STAR Program before 12/31
I again urge all Nassau County residents to make sure they are registered in the new Basic STAR Re-registration Program, part of our initiative to protect New York residents against the costs of fraudulent or inappropriate STAR exemptions. The new program requires all homeowners eligible for and/or currently receiving a Basic STAR exemption to register with the NYS Tax Department in order to receive the exemption for 2014 and subsequent years. This exemption is not automatic, and eligible homeowners must register to qualify.
NYS Ballot Measures 2013
There are six measures on the ballot for New York Voters this fall. This is a listing of those measures
$815 Million for Next Phase of Superstorm Sandy Recover Funding for Long Island
New York State announced that Long Island is receiving $815 million in funding for several critical Superstorm Sandy recovery. These projects include rehabilitation of wastewater treatment plants, upgrading Long Island’s utility system, creating microgrids to meet energy needs, and strengthening vulnerable bridges to withstand future severe weather.
Hannon Questions Why NYS Prostate Cancer Fund Has Never Distributed Funds As Intended
New York State Senate Health Committee Chairman Kemp Hannon on Wednesday, October 16, called on the Governor, Comptroller, Health Commissioner and State Budget Director to explain what went wrong with the State’s Prostate Cancer Fund amid revelations that nearly $2 million in taxpayer monies collected through a state income tax check off were never distributed as intended.
New Benefit Availble For Veterans
Veterans can now request, at no additional cost, that the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) print the word “veteran” on the upper left hand side of their driver’s license or non-driver ID card.
Hannon to Co-Chair Task Force on Lyme & Tick-Borne Diseases
The New York State Senate announced the creation of the Senate Task Force on Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases to examine state and federal efforts to combat the continued spread of these diseases and make recommendations for a plan to improve prevention, diagnosis and treatment.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
New York has enacted a variety of legislation designed to strengthen the criminal justice system’s response to domestic violence while at the same time providing survivors with enhanced protections so they can more safely sever ties with their abusers.
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. While great strides have been made in the fight against this deadly disease, there is still a long way to go: over 40,000 women (and 400 men) die annually of breast cancer. Mammograms remain an effective tool in the diagnosis of breast cancer.
September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Ovarian Cancer is one of the most deadly of women's cancers because there is no early detection or screening test, and so, most women are not diagnosed until they have reached advanced stages of the disease.
Hannon Calls on Governor to Sign His Airplane Noise Bill
Noise pollution caused by jet aircraft is a serious issue on Long Island and in Nassau County, as anyone who tries to open windows or use their backyards can attest. Hannon’s legislation is calling for a noise study, similar to those conducted at many airports around the United States and the Northeast, be conducted so that noise abatements may be recommended.
Real Property & School Tax Exemption Information
This brief lists the requirements for eligibility for Real Property and School Tax exemptions for the 2014-2015 years. All exemption applications are required to be filed before January 2, 2014
Hannon Urges Governor to Sign Aircraft Noise Legislation
Hannon’s legislation, S.3841, and its Assembly counterpart (A.7697), would require the PA to conduct a noise and land use compatibility study as set forth in 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 150. That report would then be submitted to the Governors and Legislatures of New York and New Jersey, and would require the PA to hold biennial public hearings at which the public would be heard regarding aircraft noise issues.
Hannon Honors Audrey Zhang, Doodle 4 Google Winner
Senator Kemp Hannon (R-Nassau) honors Audrey Zhang, a 10-year-old who attends Michael F. Stokes Elementary School in Levittown. Audrey won the New York State ‘Doodle 4 Google’ competition, and was a national finalist in the contest.
Hannon Bill to Simply Senior STAR Renewal Passed by Senate
Currently, senior citizens who are eligible for the state’s Enhanced STAR program must file a long and complex form yearly if they choose not to participate in the income verification program. A simplified form, especially in cases where income eligibility information remains the same, would relieve both seniors and tax assessors of needless paperwork, wasted time and unnecessarily expended energies. Hannon’s bill requires the state to develop a shorter, simplified renewal application for those already receiving the Enhanced STAR benefit.
Hannon Bill to Track Nightmare Bacteria Passed by Senate
This legislation responds to the CDC’s suggested strategies by making mandatory reporting of CRE. Cases of CRE should be reported and tracked by the Department of Health to adequately address incidences and ensure appropriate control measures are being taken.
Hurricane Preparedness Week (May 26-June 1)
New York State has proclaimed the week of May 26th through June 1st as “Hurricane Preparedness Week,” and now is the time for all New Yorkers to begin reviewing their preparedness plans for the upcoming 2013 season.
Hannon Welcomes James W. Merritte to NYS Senate Vets Hall of Fame
The New York State Senate Veterans’ Hall of Fame was created to honor and recognize outstanding veterans from the Empire State who have distinguished themselves both in military and civilian life. Their meritorious service to our nation deserves the special recognition that only a Hall of Fame can provide, as a fitting expression of our gratitude and admiration.
Hannon Bill to Require Airport Noise Study Passed by Senate
Hannon’s legislation, Senate bill 3841, would require the PA to conduct a noise and land use compatibility study as set forth in 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 150. That report would then be submitted to the Governors and Legislatures of New York and New Jersey, and would require the PA to hold biennial public hearings at which the public would be heard regarding aircraft noise issues.
Buckle Up! New York Begins May 20
Effective Monday, May 20, 2013, Nassau and Suffolk County and State Police on Long Island are joining law enforcement agencies across the country in cracking down on drivers who don't buckle up and don't have their young passengers properly restrained.
Senate Adopts Hannon Resolution to Keep Wrestling in the Summer Olympics
Hannon sponsored a Legislative Resolution which was adopted by the New York State Senate expressing support to the International Olympic Committee for wrestling to be retained as a core sport in the Summer Olympic Games. The full International Olympic Committee (IOC), which has recommended that wrestling be dropped beginning with the 2020 games, will make a final decision at its September 2013 General Assembly.
Support I Love My Park Day on May 4 -- Help Cleanup & Beautify a State Park!
I encourage all New Yorkers to volunteer at their favorite state park or historic site as a part of the second annual “I Love My Park Day” which is being held Saturday, May 4, 2013. Volunteers who would like to support clean-up and beautification efforts at sites across Nassau County (or New York State) including areas that sustained damage from Superstorm Sandy, can register at http://ptny.org/ilovemypark/.
Hannon Bills to Combat Prescription Fraud & Abuse Passed by Senate
The measures (Senate bills 2940 and 2941) address the illegal distribution of controlled substances by helping to reduce the availability of black market prescription forms and prosecuting “pill mills” that issue prescriptions and knowingly dispense controlled substances for profit.
Hannon Joins With Adelphi Mother's Day Campaign
Hannon encourages all New Yorkers with any type of breast cancer concerns to call the Hotline at their toll-free number, 1-800-877-8077, to speak with someone who has “been there.” Callers can receive updated information and emotional support from the Hotline’s specially trained volunteers, most of whom are women who have had breast cancer.
National Take Back Day -- Shed the Meds -- April 27th
The federal Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) has scheduled a National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 27, from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm at which residents can safely dispose of unwanted and unused prescription drugs. Hannon introduced a Legislative Resolution to memorialize Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim April 27, 2013, as “Prescription Drug Take-Back Day” in the State of New York.
Sandy Victims receive 28 day TSA Housing Extension
FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, at New York’s request, has approved an additional 28-day extension to the Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) program beginning May 1, 2013. The new checkout date for those in the TSA program is now May 29, 2013, which allows additional time for eligible victims of Superstorm Sandy to remain in participating hotels and motels.
LIHBCDC to Build Homes for Returning Veterans
the Long Island Home Builders Care Development Corp. (LIHBCDC), a charitable arm of the Long Island Builders Institute (LIBI), is planning to build a six lot subdivision for returning Iraq and Afghanistan veterans on land donated by CA on Motor Parkway in Islandia. Six homes will be developed beginning in late May, with projected delivery to selected vets in November of this year.
Hannon Introduces Bill to Help Combat 'Nightmare Bacteria'
The CDC is referring to CRE (Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae) as a ‘nightmare bacteria,’ because our strongest antibiotics are ineffective, leaving patients with potentially untreatable conditions” said Hannon. Currently, only six states require medical facilities to report incidences of CRE. Hannon’s proposed legislation will add New York to this list.
FEMA Extends Housing Assistance for Sandy Victims
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved New York’s request for a 17-day extension to the Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) program, allowing eligible Superstorm Sandy victims who cannot return to their homes to stay in participating hotels or motels. The new checkout date for those in the TSA program is May 1, 2013.
Pothole Reporting Hotline
The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) can help you steer clear of these hazards with its year-round, toll-free hot line at 1-800-POTHOLE (1-800-768-4653) to report potholes on the state’s highway systems.
2013 Family Tax Relief Act
The 2013 Family Tax Relief Act would provide a major economic boost to New York’s middle class families, and seeks to restore the STAR Rebate Check Program to provide real and direct relief to millions of New Yorkers who pay some of the highest property taxes in the nation.
Senate Passes Hannon Legislation Targeting Black Market Meds
There is a growing black market in expensive, non-controlled prescription drugs, such as those for AIDS and asthma and anti-psychotic medications, which have a very high street value. The temptation to illegally obtain and resell these meds is great, and these drug resale scams cost the Medicaid system hundreds of millions of dollars. Hannon’s legislation (Senate bill 2942) will provide law enforcement with the necessary guidelines and authority to crackdown on this type of behavior and keep our communities safe.
BLUEPRINT FOR JOBS - A Fiscally Responsible Approach to Job Creation
I join with my Senate Republican colleagues to announce a bold and sweeping job creation plan to improve New York’s business climate so it not only keeps up with other states, but surpasses them. Our plan would cut taxes for one million small businesses and reduce energy costs for every business and residential ratepayer in New York, saving them $2.5 billion.
NY Gas Gouging Hotline and Complaint Form
With gas prices again steadily rising, and consumers concerned over potential gas gouging, New York is stepping up enforcement against potential unfair practices at the state’s gas stations. The state has launched a toll-free hotline and website for New Yorkers to report suspected price gouging at gas stations.
NY Offers Free Income Tax Filing
New York State taxpayers can now file their federal and state income tax returns at no cost through Free File. You may be eligible if you earned $57,000 or less in 2012. In order to qualify for federal AND state Free File, you must visit the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance web site
Empire Plan Members Can Get No Co-pay Flu Shots
Because of the severe influenza epidemic, Governor Cuomo has declared a Public Health Emergency in New York. In response, the Empire Plan has also amended its medical coverage to make it easier for enrollees who have not yet been vaccinated to do so. The flu vaccinations are now available without a copayment when received at a pharmacy within United Healthcare's national vaccination program network.
New State Law Will Enhance the Fight Against Breast Cancer
The new law requires that all mammography reports provided by doctors must now include a notification to patients when it is determined that they have dense breast tissue. Patients also must be informed about the importance of discussing additional screening options with their doctor.
New Law Protects Individuals with Special Needs
The initiative creates a Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs, a new entity that will cut across bureaucratic lines and have as its primary purpose and responsibility the protection of the health, safety and welfare of vulnerable persons. The law also strengthens and standardizes the safeguards for vulnerable children and adults who receive care from New York’s human services agencies and programs.
Senior State Drug Program (EPIC) Starts 1/1/13
Beginning January 1, 2013, the Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage (EPIC) program will once again help more than 280,000 income-eligible seniors aged 65 and older to supplement their out-of-pocket Medicare Part D drug costs.
FEMA Disaster Assistance Deadline Extended to 1/28/13
The Governor announced the deadline for residents to register for FEMA assistance has been extended to January 28, 2013. The deadline had previously been December 31, 2012. Federal disaster assistance for individuals and families can include money for rental assistance, essential home repairs, personal property losses and other serious disaster-related needs not covered by insurance.
Make Sure to Register with FEMA While Waiting for an Insurance Settlement
Disaster assistance may cover damages that insurance doesn’t. That is why individuals affected by Hurricane Sandy are urged by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to apply for assistance even if they have insurance. Apply for FEMA assistance by registering online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov, or by tablet or smartphone at m.fema.gov. Register by phone by calling 800-621-FEMA (3362).
LIPA Customers Can Seek Billing Adjustments for Lost Power
LIPA customers can immediately seek a correction in their bills if they were without power for any periods of time by reading their own meters, and LIPA will reduce their current billing to reflect the actual charges as opposed to an estimated meter reading.
SBA Disaster Loans Could Help Sandy Recovery
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grants are not the only disaster assistance option for Hurricane Sandy survivors. The U.S. Small Business Administration’s low-interest disaster loan program is another important source of assistance for homeowners, renters and businesses.
$27M Grant Will Put 5,000+ NYers to Work on Sandy Recovery
In an effort to assist Long Islanders and others affected by Sandy to both recover and clean up from that storm, New York has secured a $27 million federal grant which will be used to hire more than 5,000 New Yorkers. The funding will be provided through a “National Emergency Grant,” and will be apportioned to communities still recovering from the storm, allowing them hire those currently unemployed to work on additional clean-up.
Unemployment Assistance Available for those Impacted by Sandy
Federal disaster unemployment assistance (DUA) is available to Nassau County residents who have lost their job or income due to Super Storm Sandy. These benefits are available to provide financial support to anyone who has lost his or her job, and who lives or works in Nassau.
Odd-Even Gas Rationing Ends Saturday, 11/17
Odd-even gas rationing will end midnight Friday on Long Island, effective for Nassau and Suffolk Counties. The odd-even rationing system will still be in effect in New York City.
School Tax Extension for Many Nassau County School Districts
Governor Cuomo has issued Executive Orders setting a December 4th due date for school tax payments that had been due on November 6, due to the after-effects of Super Storm Sandy which ravaged Long Island and the East Coast on October 29th.
Nassau County Bar Association Hosting Free Clinics for Hurricane Related Issues
The Nassau County Bar Association will host a series of free clinics for hurricane related issues. There will be four sessions over the course of two days at the Bar Association, located on 15th Street at the Corner of West Street in Mineola. The clinics take place on Monday, November 19 and Monday, November 26 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
FEMA Emergency Assistance for Homeowners
FEMA will issue Emergency Assistance for New Yorkers whose homes were affected by Sandy. Contractors will be brought in to undertake basic repairs so that residents can return to their homes as longer term repairs are in progress. Homeowners in Nassau County who want to apply for this assistance need to contact the County or local officials to receive contractor support. Homeowners must be registered with FEMA, and they can do so by calling 1-800-621-FEMA.
Small Business Emergency Loan Fund Established
The emergency loan program will provide low-interest loans of up to $25,000 to small businesses in an expedited manner, helping them in their recovery efforts. Small businesses in affected communities will be eligible to receive loans up to $25,000 which would be interest and payment-free for the first six months, and then carry a 1% interest rate for the following two years.
Odd/Even Gas Rationing in Effect 11-9
Nassau County will join Suffolk and New York City imposing “odd/even” gasoline rationing to ease congestion and frustration at gas stations. This is a temporary measure that will remain in effect until the gasoline shortage is brought under control.
Banks Offering Relief to Mortgage Borrowers Affected by Sandy
Several major state-chartered banks and mortgage servicers have agreed to offer relief for home mortgage borrowers in the areas affected by Storm Sandy, including, in many cases, no foreclosures and no late fees for 90 days, as of November 7, 2012.
Emergency Response & Relief Information
Links to our official government websites providing up-to-the-minute news and information that may be helpful to you and your family in the coming hours and days. This information includes power and utility updates, transportation updates and key contacts and locations to help you access whatever relief services you may need.
Hannon Opposes MTA/LIRR Fare Hike Proposals
The MTA unveiled several differing proposals on October 15, all seeking to raise prices on all MTA-run ventures, from New York City’s buses and subways, to bridges and tunnels, to the LIRR, and LIRR riders will again see massive hikes under their latest plan.
New Law Assists Domestic Violence Victims
New legislation has been enacted to extend the amount of days victims of domestic violence may stay in residential programs from 135 days to 180 days, ensuring additional time to secure permanent housing. This legislation ensures an additional 45 day extension for domestic violence victims who have been unable to secure, safe, alternative housing.
NY Works Funds New & Improved Playgrounds at Bethpage & Hempstead Lake State Parks
At Bethpage, improvements will be made to the existing playground near the picnic area, where a “Woodland Nature” theme will be created, including ladybug, bee and mushroom play structures. At Hempstead Lake, improvements will be made to the existing playground which will create “Carousel” theme, with colorful playground benches arranged in a circle, mimicking the nearby carousel.
Hannon Joins Adelphi in Support of Breast Cancer Awareness
Senator Hannon joins with the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline and Support Program in their October breast cancer awareness program to encourage women to get mammograms. The Breast Cancer Hotline and Support Program is always available to inform residents where to get mammograms and to receive important emotional support.
New Law will Permit Pharmacists to Administer Shingles Vaccine
This law allows pharmacists to administer the Shingles vaccine for adults when ordered by a patient’s physician or nurse practitioner. Those who wish to receive the Shingles shot will need to check to see if it’s covered by their health care provider
Reminder to Apply for the STAR Program
The New York State STAR Program has saved Nassau County taxpayers millions of dollars since its inception. I just want to remind seniors who are or will be 64 years old during 2012 that they may be eligible for the Enhanced STAR Program, and anyone who has moved, or has not applied for the program in the past, that now is the time to file your application.
Jobs Express Website Helps 44,000 Find Jobs in NY in Less than a Year
Launched by the State Department of Labor in October of 2011, the Jobs Express website began with 60,000 jobs posted by employers throughout the State. Since that time, more than 10,000 additional jobs have been added, and the website has experienced over 100,000 site hits a month. Approximately 8,000 employers have connected with job seekers, and more than 40,000 have been hired as a result.
NEW LAW TO HELP RETURNING VETS FIND EMPLOYMENT
A new state law requires the establishment of an “employment portal” at the Division of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) website which includes links to appropriate federal and state governmental programs to assist veterans in obtaining employment. This legislation continues the State’s efforts to assist servicemen and servicewomen who need employment upon their return from active duty.
New Jobs-NY Plan
My new jobs plan calls for job-creating tax credits, tax cuts and investment pools for small businesses, and investment in Long Island’s resources.
8/16 - Jobs Fair Huge Success!
During this tough economic climate, it’s no easy task to find an employer is hiring. That’s why I took on the challenge to connect job seekers with potential employers and valuable career resources during my 2012 Jobs Fair.
State Air Conditioner Assistance Program
New York State has set aside $3 million in funding through the federally-funded “Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program” (LI-HEAP), which provides low income residents with serious medical conditions assistance in purchasing much-needed air conditioners during hot weather.
New Law Will Help Combat Cyberbullying
This comprehensive measures includes within the definitions of “bullying” and “cyberbullying” verbal and non-verbal actions, whether on or off school property, which create a risk of substantial disruption of the school environment.
Hannon's "Concussion Management and Awareness Act" now law.
A concussion is considered a mild traumatic brain injury and can cause harmful, long-term effects to brain functions. My ‘Concussion Management and Awareness Act,’ which was signed into law last fall, is now in effect. The law establishes head concussion guidelines, and seeks to ensure the safety of student-athletes. The bill took effect July 1, 2012.
Senate Passes Hannon Bill to Prevent Surprise Medical Bills
The Senate passed my legislation to reduce costly and unexpected medical charges to health insurance consumers. The bill establishes consumer protections to prevent surprise medical bills and ensures consumers have adequate access to necessary services.
New York Now in Top 10 States for Growth, Productivity and Liveability
A new study just issued by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has shown that New York State now ranks in the Top 10 states for growth, productivity and livability. Thanks to the leadership of the Governor and Senate Republicans, we have forged a partnership which is creating jobs and growing businesses in New York.
Senate Passes Legislation To Reinstate STAR Rebate Checks
S.7447 would restore the STAR property tax rebate check program. The bill would provide $202 million in property tax relief to senior citizens in the 2012-13 school year and $1.2 billion in property tax relief to middle class families starting in 2013-14.
Senate Passes Landmark Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Bill
Senate bill 7637, sponsored by Senator Andrew Lanza and Senator Kemp Hannon, Chairman of the Senate Health Committee, includes “real time” prescription tracking to provide more information to doctors and pharmacists, in an effort to prevent deaths from abuse and overdoses of prescription drugs, particularly painkillers.
2012 College Affordability Plan Passed By Senate
SENATE PASSES COLLEGE AFFORDABILITY PLAN
Making College Affordable for Middle Class Families Through Increased Tuition Tax Breaks, Lower Student Loan Interest Rates, Tuition Pre-payment and Truth-in-Lending for Student Loans
Securing the Rights of Chinese Americans in Nassau County
There are more than 12 million Asian Americans in the United States. Here in Nassau County, one group is dedicated to securing the rights and serving the evolving needs of those Americans: The Long Island Chapter of the Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA).
Sen. Hannon Calls for Repeal of MTA Payroll Tax
Senator Kemp Hannon (6th District) and members of the Long Island Senate Delegation today joined business owners and directors of non-profit organizations at United Cerebral Palsy Association of Nassau County to call for the repeal of the MTA payroll tax.
New York State: FAQs
Get the answers to your frequently-asked questions about New York State with this handy collection of links to public resources.