Press Releases

Assembly Expands Amber Alert System to Include Adults

Assemblyman Bill Magnarelli (D-Syracuse) announced today Assembly passage of a bill to expand the state’s Amber Alert system to include missing, disoriented adults (A.3507-A). “The Amber Alert system has already demonstrated its usefulness in helping...

Assembly, Senate, Governor Reach Agreement on Video Voyeurism Law

Assemblyman Bill Magnarelli (D-Syracuse) announced today that the state Assembly and Senate, along with the governor, have reached an agreement on a “video voyeurism” law meant to prevent high-tech peeping toms from being able to exploit unwitting victims....

Magnarelli: Low-Cost Power Will Help Local Business Retain Over 200 Jobs

Assemblyman Bill Magnarelli (D–Syracuse/Geddes/Van Buren) announced today that Hanford Pharmaceutical Business Office will receive 750 kilowatts in low-cost power under New York’s Power for Jobs program, helping to save or create 210 jobs. “High utility...

New Law Lends Protection to Homeowners

A new law recently went into effect that will protect New York homeowners from unscrupulous mortgage lenders who target borrowers with a high likelihood of default, and seek easy gains from foreclosures (Ch. 626 of 2002). The anti-predatory lending...

Magnarelli: Amber Plan Is Saving Lives

“An incident this weekend highlights how much easier law enforcement’s job is when they get help from the news media through Amber Alerts – and how desperately we need a nationwide alert plan. In Syracuse, a 16-year-old girl was snatched off the street....

Assemblyman Magnarelli: Small Businesses Play Crucial Role in New York’s Economy

Assemblyman Bill Magnarelli (D-Syracuse) today announced Assembly passage of a package of bills that he sponsored designed to help small businesses receive the much-needed assistance they deserve. "Small businesses are the lifeblood of the state’s...

Assembly Passes Legislation Making Video Voyeurism a Crime

William Magnarelli (D-Syracuse) announced Assembly passage of legislation he supported making it a crime to photograph or videotape people in their homes with a hidden camera or to distribute unlawfully obtained images (A.4479-A). “It’s outrageous...

Magnarelli Announces $601,078 in Funding for E-911

Assemblyman Bill Magnarelli (D-Syracuse) today announced Onondaga County was awarded $601,078 in Enhanced 911 funding through the Local Enhanced Wireless program. The program was created as part of last year’s budget using revenue from the existing $1.20...

Magnarelli: Make Pre-K the Law

Assemblyman Bill Magnarelli (D-Syracuse) today introduced an amendment to the state constitution that would make pre-kindergarten and kindergarten a permanent part of New York’s education system, guaranteeing all students a head start on academic achievement...

Magnarelli: Wireless 911 Improvements Will Save Lives

Assemblyman Bill Magnarelli (D-Syracuse/Geddes) today announced the Assembly passed legislation to help localities make life-saving improvements to local 911 systems – enabling local emergency dispatch centers to pinpoint emergency calls from wireless...