Wednesday, June 12, 2013, the New York State Senate passed legislation
sponsored by Senate Co-Leader Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) aimed at
protecting New York teens from one of the most insidious and dangerous muscle
building supplements on store shelves today. The bill (S.2377-A) bans the sale
and distribution of any dietary supplement containing DMAA, a dangerous
chemical compound found in over a dozen products sold in GNC stores across the
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Senators David Valesky (D- Oneida), Jeffrey Klein (D-Bronx/ Westchester), Diane Savino (D-Staten Island/ Brooklyn), David Carlucci (D- Rockland and Orange Counties.
Calling it the only sure way to get to the bottom of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's spending practices, the Independent Democratic Conference today unveiled legislation sponsored by Senator David Carlucci, (D-Rockland/ Orange), that would commence a forensic audit of the public authority.
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The Independent Democratic Conference today accepted recommendations from the Senate Majority that, in keeping with recent bi-partisan tradition, would allow them to chair legislative committees.
The IDC similarly accepted committee assignments recommended to them by the Senate Minority on Monday.
These chair appointments continue a Senate tradition of reaching across party lines and empowering non-majority members to have a more hands-on role in shaping legislation.
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