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Fitzpatrick Joins Colleagues to Demand Action on 5-Point Plan Strengthening New York’s Sexual Predator Laws

Assemblyman Michael Fitzpatrick (R,C,I-Smithtown) joined his Assembly minority colleagues at a press conference in Albany today to demand action on a permanent resolution to an expiring provision of Megan’s Law. The Assembly minority is calling...

Fitzpatrick Calls for Immediate Assembly Action on Expiring Megan’s Law Provision

Assemblyman Michael Fitzpatrick (R,C,I-Smithtown) joined his Assembly minority colleagues at a press conference in Albany today to call on Speaker Sheldon Silver and the Assembly majority to make the extension of sex offender registration requirements...

Fitzpatrick Joins Governor In Support of Legislation Against Illegal Gun Trafficking

Assemblyman Michael Fitzpatrick (R,C,I-Smithtown) joined his Assembly colleagues for a special legislative session on Wednesday that resulted in passage of legislation to severely penalize individuals who possess, sell and use illegal firearms. The session...

Fitzpatrick Announces Assembly Internship Opportunities

Assemblyman Michael Fitzpatrick (R,C,I-Smithtown) is announcing that the New York state Assembly is currently accepting Assembly Internship Program applications for the 2006 legislative session. "This is a great opportunity for students to participate...

Fitzpatrick and the Assembly Minority Repeat Demands for Action on Important Legislation Before Session End

Assemblyman Michael Fitzpatrick (R,C,I-Smithtown) today joined his fellow Assembly minority colleagues during an Albany press conference to again demand action from the Assembly leadership on important legislation that has been languishing in committees...

Fitzpatrick and the Minority Conference Launched a Petition Drive for Civil Confinement Legislation

Assemblyman Michael Fitzpatrick (R,C,I-Smithtown) was joined today by his Assembly minority colleagues in launching a statewide petition drive designed to force the Assembly majority to act on civil confinement legislation and strengthen Megan’s...

Fitzpatrick: ‘Hit, Run and Hide’ Legislation First Success On ‘Must-Do’ List Before Session End

Assemblyman Michael Fitzpatrick (R,C,I-Smithtown) is hailing Assembly passage of "hit, run and hide" legislation that will increase the penalties for drivers who leave the scene of fatal or personal injury accidents. The state Senate earlier...

Fitzpatrick Introduces Legislation To Prohibit Human Cloning

Assemblyman Michael Fitzpatrick (R,C,I-Smithtown) has introduced bipartisan and Senate-supported legislation that would prohibit the use of cloning technology to initiate development of human beings at the embryonic stage of life and to prohibit human...

Fitzpatrick Announces DEC Accepting Summer Camp Applications

Assemblyman Michael Fitzpatrick (R,C,I-Smithtown) says the state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is accepting applications for its summer environmental education camp program. "This summer camp program is a great opportunity for...

Assembly Minority Conference Hosts Budget Hearing

Assembly minority members representing Suffolk and Nassau counties conducted a public hearing to address the impact of Gov. George Pataki’s proposed 2005-06 state budget on Long Island residents. The hearing was held at the Suffolk County Legislative...

Long Island Assembly Minority Delegation Calls For School District Aid Restoration

The Assembly Minority delegation representing Long Island is supporting a proposal that would restore Comprehensive Operating Aid (COA) to school districts throughout the state as a one-time retroactive restoration aid payment for the 2003-04 and 2004-05...

Fitzpatrick Demands Action on Civil Confinement Legislation by the Assembly

Assemblyman Michael Fitzpatrick (R,C,I-Smithtown) was joined by fellow Assembly minority members and Westchester County District Attorney Jeanine Pirro at a press conference in Albany to call for immediate action on civil confinement legislation that...

Fitzpatrick Calls on Governor to Abolish Sales Tax on Clothing and Footwear

Assemblyman Michael Fitzpatrick (R,C,I-Smithtown) joined a bipartisan Assembly coalition to call on Gov. George E. Pataki and the state Legislature to honor the promise it made to New Yorkers nearly two years ago – to permanently repeal the sales...

Fitzpatrick Announces Availability of SUNY Maritime Cadet Scholarship

Assemblyman Michael Fitzpatrick (R,C,I-Smithtown) today announced the availability of a tuition assistance scholarship for the Cadet Appointment Program at the State University of New York Maritime College. The university offers full-tuition scholarships...

Fitzpatrick: Assembly Rules Reform First Order of Business

Assemblyman Michael Fitzpatrick (R,C,I-Smithtown) and his Assembly colleagues made rules reform their first order of business in the 2005 legislative session. The changes will improve constituent representation and the dysfunctional legislative and budget...

Fitzpatrick Unveils Legislative Priorities

Assemblyman Michael J. Fitzpatrick (R,C,I–Smithtown) joined Assembly Minority Leader Charles H. Nesbitt and their Assembly Minoritiy colleagues today to announce a new action plan to reinvigorate the state’s economy, reform state government,...

Fitzpatrick Urges Governor to Appeal Court Decision on CFE

Assemblyman Michael Fitzpatrick (R,C,I-Smithtown) is calling on Gov. George E. Pataki to appeal the recent court-appointed panel’s decision addressing school funding for New York City schools. "To fund the needs of New York City’s schools...

Governor Signs Flanagan/Fitzpatrick Library Bill

ALBANY, N.Y. – Sen. John J. Flanagan (R,C,I-East Northport) and Assemblyman Michael J. Fitzpatrick (R,C,I-St. James) today announced that Gov. George E. Pataki has signed into law legislation they sponsored to assist the Smithtown Library Board of...

Fitzpatrick Calls for Assembly to Make Reform Priority No. 1 in 2005

Assemblyman Michael Fitzpatrick (R,C,I-Smithtown) and fellow members of the Assembly minority conference were joined at an Albany press conference on Nov. 17 by representatives of the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law to...

Flanagan/Fitzpatrick Sponsor Smithtown Library District Bill

ALBANY, N.Y. — Sen. John J. Flanagan (R,C-East Northport) and Assemblyman Michael J. Fitzpatrick (R,C-Smithtown) today announced passage of legislation requested by the Smithtown Library Board of Trustees that would move the library budget deadline...