Press Releases

Assembly passes Geriatric Mental Health Act

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Endwell) announced Assembly passage of the Comprehensive Geriatric Mental Health Act (A.7672), legislation she co-sponsored that would develop new and integrated approaches for serving older adults with mental illness by:Creating...

Lupardo: Cancer Mapping Legislation Passes Assembly

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Endwell) announced that important legislation she sponsored on cancer mapping (A.1884) passed in the Assembly today with unanimous bi-partisan support (130-0). "This legislation takes New York a step closer toward...

Lupardo Supports Bigger, Better Bottle Bill

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Endwell), a member of the Environmental Conservation Committee, is sponsoring the "Bigger, Better Bottle Bill" (A.2517/S.1290). "New York State’s Bottle Bill is our most successful recycling initiative,"...

Lupardo: Bill to Give Veterans Better Benefits Passed by Assembly

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Endwell) announced the Assembly passed legislation she sponsored, known as the Patriot Plan III, to expand benefits for veterans and their families (A.8291). The plan expands laws passed in 2003 and 2004 to help New Yorkers...

Assembly Passes Legislation to Combat Sexual Predators

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Endwell) announced the Assembly passed legislation she sponsored which will better protect New York families from sexual predators. They are part of a larger package of bills the Assembly is considering. "This...

Lupardo Sponsors Legislation Protecting Our Families from Sexual Predators

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Endwell) is sponsoring civil confinement legislation that will safeguard our children by keeping sexual predators off our streets. "This legislation gives prosecutors in law enforcement a new tool to keep the...

Lupardo: Legislation Strengthens Rights, Improves Access for New Yorkers with Disabilities

In recognition of Legislative Disabilities Awareness Day on May 18, Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Endwell) announced passage of legislation she sponsored to provide additional help for people with disabilities. "Legislative Disabilities Awareness...

Assemblywoman Lupardo: Assembly Passed Bill to Provide Consultant Guidelines

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Endwell) announced the Assembly passed a bill she authored to ensure taxpayer dollars are spent wisely by requiring the state to document expenditures for private consultants (A.6542). "We spend millions in public...

Lupardo: Assembly Passes Legislation to Ease Tax Burden on Flood Victims

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Endwell) announced the Assembly passed the Flood Assessment Relief Act of 2005, legislation she sponsored allowing reassessment of property damaged by flooding (A.7625-A). The bill is currently on the Senate calendar. "Initial...

Lupardo: Assembly Passes Tougher Penalties for Drunk Drivers Who Kill

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Endwell) announced the Assembly passed bipartisan legislation she sponsored to toughen the penalties for people who cause accidents under the influence of drugs or alcohol in New York State. "Too many New Yorkers...

Lost Money May Be Waiting For You

Did you ever move without collecting your utility deposit, leave a job without your last pay check or forget to cash a dividend check? In cases such as these, your money was likely turned over to the Office of New York State Comptroller Alan G. Hevesi. Representatives...

Lupardo: First Authored Bill Passes Assembly Floor

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Endwell) and the state Assembly celebrated Earth Day 2005 by passing a package of bills to protect New York’s air, soil and water. As part of this package, Lupardo’s first prime-sponsored bill (A.7083) passed...

Lupardo: Assembly’s Earth Day Legislation Ensures a Healthier, Cleaner New York

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Endwell) and the state Assembly celebrated Earth Day 2005 by passing a package of bills to protect New York’s air, soil and water. Lupardo was one of the founding members of Earth Day Southern Tier. "We all...

Lupardo Continues Efforts to Secure Aid for Flood Victims

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Endwell) continued her efforts to assist flood victims in Broome County by pushing for rapid dispersal of funding to localities in this year’s budget and urging the governor to use his influence to secure federal disaster...

Lupardo: Final Budget Provides Aid for Local Flood Victims

"The final bipartisan state budget includes $1 million in immediate funding in order to provide food, clothing and emergency shelter to flood victims in Broome County and across the state. This is a stop gap measure intended to bring immediate relief...

Assemblywoman Lupardo Encourages New Yorkers to Donate

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Endwell) is teaming up with other state and national leaders in urging New Yorkers to learn more about organ and tissue donation during National Donate Life Month, and to add their names to the New York State Organ and Tissue...

Lupardo Joins Fellow Assembly Members in Request for Federal Aid

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Endwell) joined Assembly members Kevin Cahill, (Dutchess, Ulster Counties) and Aileen Gunther, (Orange, Sullivan Counties) with a written request to federal representatives Senator Charles E. Schumer, Senator Hillary Rodham...

Lupardo: Assembly, Senate Reach Agreement on Education Plan

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Endwell) announced that the state Assembly and Senate have passed a budget plan that will provide over $848 million more in funding to public schools than last year – approximately $354 million more than the governor...

Lupardo: Brownfield Funding Will Help Clean Up Former EJ Industrial Sites

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Endwell) announced that an agreement has been reached between the Assembly, Senate and Gov. Pataki that will provide $155,000 in funding to help identify, investigate and clean up contaminated sites, known as brownfields,...

Scholarship Application Available for Cadet Appointment Program

BINGHAMTON – Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Endwell) announced today the availability of scholarships to SUNY Maritime College. Elected officials can nominate qualified New York State residents from across the state to attend the College and receive...