Press Releases

Magnarelli’s “Hot Stick” Legislation Signed By Governor

Syracuse – New York State Assemblyman William B. Magnarelli (D-120) announced passage of a crucial amendment extending the labor law relating to industry work practices, procedures and standards applicable to energized high voltage lines for employee...

Energy Bills Enforce New York’s Gas Tax Cap and Go after ‘Big Oil’ Windfall Profits

Assemblyman Bill Magnarelli (D-Syracuse) announced the Assembly introduced a package of energy-related bills designed to offset steadily rising and historically high fuel costs. “Across Central New York rising gasoline and energy costs are squeezing...

Bill Restricts ‘Due-On-Sale’ Clause for Certain Property Transfers Passes Both Houses

Syracuse – New York State Assemblyman William B. Magnarelli (D-120th) announced Assembly and Senate passage of legislation that restricts the ability of state-chartered banks to exercise a ‘due-on-sale’ mortgage clause when property owners receives property...

Elder Abuse Mandatory Reporting Bill Passes Assembly

Syracuse – New York State Assemblyman William B. Magnarelli (D-120th) announced today that important legislation (A.370) to protect seniors passed the Assembly. Authored by Magnarelli, the elder abuse legislation mandates reporting of alleged incidents...

Telecommunications Relay Center for the Deaf Community Stays in Syracuse

Syracuse – New York State Assemblyman William B. Magnarelli (D-120th) announced Assembly passage of legislation that extends the New York Telecommunications Relay Service Center’s provisional expiration date from June 1, 2008 to June 1, 2013 (A.11361). This...

Assembly Passes Magnarelli Legislation to Help Fund Bioscience Initiatives

Assemblyman Bill Magnarelli’s (D-Syracuse) bill to help bioscience research institutions and organizations develop education curriculum and workforce training has passed the Assembly (A.10255). The bill would allow for financing on a competitive basis. The...

Bills Honor NYS Citizen-Soldiers’ Service Passed Both Houses

Syracuse – New York State Assemblyman William B. Magnarelli (D-120th) announced passage of crucial legislation that protects New York State citizen-soldiers. The first bill passed both houses and waives court fees associated with court action necessitated...

Annual NY Italian-American Conference Honored Heritage, Culture

Syracuse – The New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators’ 18th Annual Conference Weekend successfully concluded last week, announced New York State Assemblyman William B. Magnarelli (D-120th). Magnarelli, the 2007 – 2008 Conference President,...

Bill to Increase Car Safety with Daytime Running Lamps Standards

Syracuse – New York State Assemblyman William B. Magnarelli (D-120th) announced passage of crucial legislation that authorizes reductions in insurance premiums for older, private passenger vehicles retrofitted with daytime running lamps (A.5512). Further,...

Magnarelli’s “LLC” Bill Passes Assembly

SYRACUSE – New York State Assemblyman William B. Magnarelli (D-120th) announced passage of a bill yesterday in the Assembly that would make limited liability companies more accountable to municipalities (A8948). Magnarelli’s legislation aids the City...

Music Education Program Exposes Solvay Students to Professional A Cappella Group

Syracuse – New York State Assemblyman William B. Magnarelli (D-120) secured a $10,000 grant for arts and cultural educational opportunities for Solvay Union Free School District students. This grant secured the performance and instruction by ‘Ball in...

Magnarelli Announces Funding for Syracuse Area Projects

“There are a number of important local economic development projects that will receive funding in the final state budget, including $5 million in funding to help revamp the Hotel Syracuse – a landmark in the City of Syracuse; $2 million for Onondaga County’s...

Magnarelli: $272M in State Aid for Syracuse City School District

“I am happy to announce that in the final 2008 – 2009 State budget, Syracuse City School District will receive close to $272 million. For the Syracuse City School District, this is an increase of $23 million in state aid from last year’s budget. Magnarelli...

Magnarelli: $110M in State Aid for Area School Districts

Syracuse – New York State Assemblyman William B. Magnarelli (D-120) announced that in the final 2008 – 2009 State budget, close to $382 million in aid for Baldwinsville, Jordan-Elbridge, Solvay, West Genesee and Westhill School Districts. For Onondaga...

Magnarelli Helps Secure Funds for SUNY Capital Projects

Assemblyman Bill Magnarelli (D-Syracuse) announced today that the budget includes over $130 million for several of SUNY Upstate Medical University’s capital projects including a research lab addition and a new academic building. The budget also includes...

Magnarelli: $2.3M in CHIPs Funding for Syracuse Will Help Improve Transportation

“The State legislative budget includes $4.7 million in funding for Onondaga County in the Consolidated Local Street and Highway Improvement Program (CHIPs), with $2.3 million for the City of Syracuse and close to a 21 percent increase for the towns of...

Magnarelli Helps Secure Additional State Funding for Local Governments

Syracuse – New York State Assemblyman William B. Magnarelli (D-120th) announced that the Town of Geddes, Village of Solvay, Village of Baldwinsville and Town of Van Buren will receive a 5 percent increase over last year’s New York State funding. “Our...

Magnarelli Helps Secure Additional $7.4M State Funding for the City of Syracuse

Syracuse – New York State Assemblyman William B. Magnarelli (D-120th) announced that the City of Syracuse will receive an additional $7.4 million or 10.8 percent over last year’s New York State funding. While Governor Paterson had proposed cutting back...

Assemblyman Magnarelli and Syracuse Convention & Visitors Bureau Announce Results of Recent Tourism Study

Syracuse – New York State Assemblyman William B. Magnarelli (D-120th) and David Holder, President of the Syracuse Convention & Visitors Bureau (SCVB) announce key findings from the “Visitor Intercept Study.” “Here in Central New York, tourism is a...

Magnarelli Introduces Elder Abuse Bill

Syracuse – New York State Assemblyman William B. Magnarelli (D-120th) announced today that important legislation (A370) to protect seniors has been introduced in the Assembly and has passed through the Health, Codes and Ways and Means committees. Authored...