New York State Senate Session – 02/25/15
It is our heritage and with it we are blessed. Make us always remember to use it constantly as you will. Forgive we pray our shortcomings, purify our hearts, to see and love truth. Give wisdom to our councillors and steadfastness to our people. And bring us at last to the fair city of peace. Whose foundations are mercy, justice, and goodwill, and whose builder and maker you are. Bless those who hold office in the government of this state, that they may do their work in the spirit of wisdom, kindness and justice. Help them to use their authority to serve faithfully, and to promote the general welfare of all. Provide that they always remember your generosity, and constantly do your will, O god. That they serve to bring and maintain our state with honest industry and sound learning, and an honorable way of life. That they save all peoples of our state from violence, discord, confusion, from pride and arrogance, and from every evil way. O god we commend all that we are and all that we shall become to your merciful care. And we may live securely in peace, and be guided by your Providence. Guide all who lead and all who follow. To remember we are called to serve one another, as lovers of truth and justice, now and forever. Amen. Senator libous.>>At this time, could you please call on — can we have some order Mr. President.>>Please have quiet in the chamber.>>Thank you. You could ask you to call on senator gianaris, please.>>Senator gianaris.>>Thank you, Mr. President. This past weekend, we lost a former member of this body belove on both sides of the aisle, George Onorato was someone who dedicated his life to service, first as a military member of the military, and thens a a I labor leader and for 27 year as a member of this body, where I dare say if I can speak on behalf of my colleague in a bipartisan fashion one of the most beloved members not only am his colleagues, but afganistan the staff. The sergeant at arms would ask me how George was doing. Unfortunately, his health caught up with him this past weekend. I know everybody knew how close he was and how he always had his wife athina by his side when he was in Albany and now as he rests he’s by her side once again as he passed a couple of years ago as well. So if we could open the session with a moment of silence in his honor, I would appreciate it.>>>>Mr. Secretary, reading of the journal.>>In senate, Tuesday, February 24, the senate met pursuant to adjournment, the journal of Monday, February 23 was read and approved. On motion the senate adjourned.>>>>Without objection the journal stands approved as read. Presentation of petitions. Messages from the assembly. Secretary will read.>>On page 8 senator young moves to discharge from the committee on rules assembly bill 2552a and substitute the identical senate bill 2405a third reading calendar, 46.>>>>So ordered.>>>>Messages from the governor. Reports of standing committees. Reports of select committees. Communications and reports from state officers. Motions and resolutions.>>Mr. President.>>Senator libous.>>On behalf of senator Griffo on page 10 I offer the following amendments to calendar 73, senate print 27228 and ask that said bill retain its place on the third reading calendar.>>So ordered.>>And on behalf of senator Funke, Mr. President I move that the following bill besbe charged from its respective committee, and be recommitted with instructions to strike the enacting clause, that would be senate3615.>>So ordered.>>>>Mr. President, at this time I would call on immediate meeting of testify rules committee in room 332. Immediate meeting of ever the rules committee in room 332, and then we’ll come back and finish our agenda.>>An immediate meeting to the rules committee in capital room 332. Senate will stand at ease. To.>>Senate 3547 by senator ranzenhofer, an act to amend the public health law. Senate 3681 by senator Seward, an act to amend the insurance law. Senate 3811 by senator Lanza, an act to amend the corrections law. Senate 3925 by an act to amend the corrections law. And senate 3926 by senator Seward, an act O amend the penal law. All bills reported direct to third reading.>>Senator libous.>>Thank you, Mr. President. I could move to accept the report of the rules committee.>>All in favor of accepting the report of the rules committee say aye. Opposed nay. The report is accepted.>>Thank you, Mr. President. At this time could we do the active list for Wednesday, February 25, non-controversial reading, please.>>Secretary will read.>>Calendar 46 by member of the assembly Russell, assembly print 2552a an act to amend the public health law.>>Read the last section. This act shall take effect immediately.>>Call the roll.>>Addabbo, Defrancisco, Klein, libous, skelos, stewart-cousins, young. Ayes 59.>>The bill is passed.>>Calendar 51 by senator Lanza.>>Lay it aside for the day, please.>>Bill is laid aside for the day.>>Calendar 74 senate print 3404 an act to amend the penal law.>>Read the last section.>>This act shall take effect on the first of November with.>>Call the roll.>>Addabbo, Defrancisco, Klein, libous, skelos, stewart-cousins, young. Ayes 59.>>Mr. President.>>The bill is passed. Senator libous.>>I believe that senator just passed his first bill in senate. Congratulations. [ Applause ]>>Congratulation, senator. [ Applause ]>>Calendar 75 senate print 3405 an act to amend the executive law.>>Read the last section.>>Section 2, this act shall take effect immediately.>>Call the roll.>>Addabbo, Defrancisco, Klein, libous, skelos, stewart-cousins, young. Ayes 59.>>The bill is passed.>>Calendar 763406 an act to amend the penal law.>>Read the last section.>>Section 3, this act shall take effect on the first of November.>>Call the roll.>>Addabbo, Defrancisco, Klein, libous, skelos, stewart-cousins, young. Ayes 59.>>The bill is passed.>>Calendar 773407 an act to amend the executive law.>>Read the last section.>>Section 2, this act shall take effect immediately.>>Call the roll.>>>>Senator to explain your vote.>>To explain my vote.>>Thank you, Mr. President. As we know, watching what’s happening in the world certainly our country, that the battlefield has changed. We are today taking a stride in protecting our critical infrastructure. The empire state is a leader in industry, is a leader in education, and a these are institutions that must be protected and I commend my colleagues for their votes.>>Senator croci will be reported in the affirmative.>>Ayes 59.>>Bill is passed.>>Senator libous that completes the reading of the non-controversial calendar.>>Mr. President is there any further business at the desk, sir.>>There is no further business at the desk.>>If there is no further business, sir, then the senate will adjourn until Thursday, February 26, at 11:00 A.M.>>On motion the senate stands adjourned until Thursday, February 26 at 11:00 A.M.