Press Releases

2006-2007 Legislative Initiatives (Member Items) for Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo

$4,000 to Greater Binghamton SCORE, Vestal, to purchase materials to improve workshops for small businesses. $5,000 to the Learning Disabilities Association of the Southern Tier to purchase office supplies. $7,500 to the Endicott Fire Department to...

Blowing the Whistle on School Fraud

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Endwell) announced today that legislation she introduced to protect school whistleblowers has been signed by the Governor and is now law. With this new law, school employees who report information regarding illegal or inappropriate...

New Bill Would Fund Community Opposition to NYRI

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Endwell) announced today that she will co-sponsor legislation requiring companies proposing a major transmission project to pay a fee of up to $450,000, which would help defray expenses incurred by municipalities and community...

New Penalties for Yield Right-of-Way Violations to Take Effect November 1

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Endwell) announced today that the Governor has signed into law legislation she sponsored to improve traffic safety and to reduce yield right-of-way violations which result in vehicle crashes involving motorcyclists, pedestrians,...

Lupardo Spill Notification Bills Become Law

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Endwell) announced today that one of two bills she introduced – related to chemical spills in Endicott, NY – has now become law. Lupardo announced the status of the bills at 1412 North Street, Endicott, at 11:00am. The...

Lupardo Urges Governor to Sign Legislation Increasing Penalties for Yield Right-of-Way Violations

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Endwell) is urging the Governor to sign legislation she sponsored to improve traffic safety and to reduce yield right-of-way violations which result in vehicle crashes involving motorcyclists, pedestrians, and bicyclists....

Lupardo’s State Green Building Construction Act passes Assembly

In response to rising energy costs and new developments in green technology, Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Endwell) sponsored legislation requiring that green building standards be met for new construction or substantial renovation of all New York State...

Agreement Reached on DNA Database Bill

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Endwell) announced today that the Assembly and Senate have reached an agreement on legislation (A.11951/S.8446) expanding New York State’s DNA database to include all persons convicted of felonies and serious misdemeanors,...

Lupardo Introduces Bill to Fight NYRI’s Use of Eminent Domain

Today, Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Endwell) introduced legislation (A.11977 /S.8349) that would prohibit the use of eminent domain by New York Regional Interconnection (NYRI) under state law. “The power line would damage our environment,...

Lupardo Bill to Protect Dental Patients from Harmful Radiation Passes Assembly, Senate

Yesterday, legislation introduced by Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Endwell) passed in the Assembly with bi-partisan support. The bill (A.6780/S.2863) requires that a dentist or dental hygienist shield the thyroid of a patient with a thyroid collar when...

Assemblywoman Lupardo’s State Green Building Initiative Advanced by the Assembly Energy Committee

In response to rising energy costs and new developments in green technology, Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Endwell) has introduced legislation (A.11537) to require green building standards for new construction or substantial renovation of all New York...

Assembly Passes Legislation to Provide Tax Relief

Assemblyman Donna Lupardo (D-Endwell) announced the Assembly passed bipartisan legislation creating a STAR personal income tax credit to replace the property tax rebate currently contested by the governor (A.11804). The original measure – which...

Lupardo: DEC to restrict drilling in Tracy Creek State Forest

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Endwell) announced today the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s (DEC) decision to adopt a "no surface entry" restriction to prohibit drilling on the state land at the Tracy Creek forest...

Lupardo kicks-off "Elder-Friendly" First Friday

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Endwell) and members of the Gorgeous Washington Street Association, today announced details about a special event, "Early Bird First Friday." Assemblywoman Lupardo stated, "In my efforts to keep our community...

Renter Protection Bill Passes Assembly

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Endwell) announced that legislation she authored requiring landlords to disclose vapor intrusion problems to their tenants passed the Assembly (A.10120-B). Another bill she co-sponsored shortening the turnaround time between...

Lupardo Challenges Community To Be More “Elder-Friendly”

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Endwell) announced today an advisory group of 35 community leaders representing the fields of construction, government, higher education, housing, law, long-term care, medicine, transportation and others will meet to discuss...

State Legislation Introduced to Reduce Air Pollution from Outdoor Wood Boilers

In response to the growing concerns across the state from residents, Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Endwell) has introduced legislation to reduce air pollution from outdoor wood burning boilers. These devices produce excessive particulate matter far in...

Legislature’s Budget Makes the Right Choices for Children’s Future

Assemblymember Donna Lupardo (D-Endwell) announced the Legislature’s bipartisan state budget invests in the children of New York with a record increase in education funding. “The 2006-2007 education budget provides our students with the tools...

Lupardo Calls for Early Warning System to Protect Southern Tier Water Supplies

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Endwell) today called on the Governor and State Legislature to approve funding* for the Susquehanna River Basin Commission** (SRBC) to establish an early warning system for the Binghamton and Elmira drinking water suppliers....

Assemblymembers Lupardo and DiNapoli Act to Protect Renters; Urge DEC & DOH to Mitigate All Homes with TCE

Calling vapor intrusion – the contamination of indoor air by toxic volatile chemicals from polluted soil and groundwater – one of the most significant public health threats posed by contaminated Superfund and Brownfield sites, Assemblyman Thomas...