Fitzpatrick, Assembly Minority Present “Rosie the Riveter” Awards
Jan 26, 2007
Assemblyman Michael Fitzpatrick (R,C,I-Smithtown) and the Long Island Assembly Minority delegation unveiled a plan to honor the women who filled vacated positions here at home while men were called to serve during WWII by presenting them with “Rosie...
Fitzpatrick Reacts to State of the State
Jan 3, 2007
After hearing Governor Eliot Spitzer’s State of the State address, Assemblyman Mike Fitzpatrick was optimistic that the newly-elected governor has the vision that New York needs, though adding, the real challenge lies ahead.
“The ideas set forth...
Assembly Passes Meaningful Legislation To Keep New York The Safest Large State In The Nation
Jun 27, 2006
Assemblyman Michael J. Fitzpatrick (R,C,I-Smithtown) today voted for legislation that eliminates the statute of limitations for rape and other violent sex crimes and increases the state DNA database. The bills have been a top priority for Assemblyman...
Assembly Passes Fitzpatrick’s Legislation Designed To Lift State Restrictions On Nesconset Armory
Jun 23, 2006
The New York state Assembly passed legislation yesterday sponsored by Assemblyman Michael J. Fitzpatrick (R,C,I-Smithtown) that allows the town of Smithtown to alienate 2.67 acres from the Nesconset Armory and convey it to the Smithtown Special Library...
Assemblyman Fitzpatrick Calls For Tax Cuts Before Session Ends
Jun 20, 2006
To improve New York’s economy, create job growth and ease the tax burden on seniors and families, Assemblyman Michael J. Fitzpatrick (R,C,I-Smithtown) today joined his minority colleagues to propose the Assembly pass five key tax cuts before the legislative...
Long Island Homeowners Are One Step Closer To Property Tax Relief
Jun 14, 2006
Assemblyman Michael J. Fitzpatrick (R,C,I-Smithtown) yesterday voted for Assembly legislation creating a personal income tax credit to help relieve homeowners from New York’s repressive property tax burdens.
“Long Island homeowners are a step...
Fitzpatrick Urges Assembly To Adopt Senate Bill Creating Medicaid Inspector General
Jun 14, 2006
Assemblyman Michael J. Fitzpatrick (R,C,I-Smithtown) last week urged his colleagues to adopt the state Senate version of a bill that creates the Office of Medicaid Inspector General after he voted against a similar Assembly measure because it contains...
Assemblyman Fitzpatrick Encourages Boating Enthusiasts To Take Safety Classes
Jun 5, 2006
Assemblyman Michael J. Fitzpatrick (R,C,I-Smithtown) is encouraging boating enthusiasts to attend the summer boating safety classes offered by the state Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.
“The safety course is an excellent way...
Fitzpatrick Calls For Silver To Act On Lingering Sex Offender Legislation
May 23, 2006
Assemblyman Michael J. Fitzpatrick (R,C,I-Smithtown) was joined today by his minority colleagues, Kim Talman, state chair of the National Association to Protect Children, and district attorneys from around the state to urge Speaker Sheldon Silver and...
Fitzpatrick Applauds Gas Tax Legislation
May 16, 2006
Assemblyman Michael J. Fitzpatrick (R,C,I-Smithtown) today supported short-term cost relief for beleaguered motorists by voting for a state sales tax cap on gasoline at $2 per gallon. At the same time, he maintains more must be done to achieve alternative...
Assemblyman Fitzpatrick Opposes Expansion of Bottle Bill
May 15, 2006
Assemblyman Michael J. Fitzpatrick (R,C,I-Smithtown), citing cost increases and an additional burden placed on consumers and small businesses, opposed expansion of the state’s existing “bottle bill” during Wednesday’s Assembly session, arguing...
Fitzpatrick To Host Round-table Forum On Rising Property Taxes
May 10, 2006
Assemblyman Michael J. Fitzpatrick (R,C,I-Smithtown) will join his Assembly minority colleagues to host a round-table discussion on Long Island’s rising property taxes from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, May, 19 at Riverhead Free Library, 330 Court St.
Assemblyman Fitzpatrick Calls For Expanded Fight Against Sex Offenders
May 10, 2006
Assemblyman Michael J. Fitzpatrick (R,C,I-Smithtown) and his minority colleagues today joined Laura Ahearn, founder and executive director of Parents for Megan’s Law, in unveiling their SAVE-NY Task Force report.
“Our findings include legislation...
Fitzpatrick, Minority Conference Call for Gas Tax Cap, Alternative Fuel Research and Use
May 2, 2006
Assemblyman Michael J. Fitzpatrick (R,C,I-Smithtown) and his Assembly minority colleagues today proposed a two-part plan to cap New York’s gas taxes on amounts exceeding $2 per gallon and develop an Alternative Fuel Incentive Fund to promote research,...
Fitzpatrick Touts Free Eye Care For Elderly
Apr 20, 2006
Assemblyman Michael Fitzpatrick (R,C,I-Smithtown) today urged elderly residents to determine their eligibility for the Seniors EyeCare Program sponsored by EyeCare America. This program provides eligible individuals 65 and older with free medical eye...
Fitzpatrick: Enact Patriot Plan IV Legislation
Mar 22, 2006
Assemblyman Michael Fitzpatrick (R,C,I-Smithtown) today stood with his Assembly minority colleagues in advocating for the veterans and military personnel benefits package known as Patriot Plan IV.
In each of the last three consecutive legislative...
Assembly Majority: Too Much Spending, Not Enough Tax Relief
Mar 14, 2006
The tax cuts proposed by the Assembly majority simply will not provide working families with the tax relief they so desperately need. My minority Assembly colleagues and I have developed a comprehensive plan for real tax relief within our Restore New...
Fitzpatrick: Majority’s Civil Confinement Bill Inadequate
Jan 25, 2006
Assemblyman Michael Fitzpatrick (R,C,I-Smithtown) joined his Assembly minority colleagues Monday in supporting a majority version of civil confinement legislation (A.9282), but he cautioned the measure does not go far enough to protect individuals and...
Fitzpatrick Salutes Effort Forcing Passage of Tougher Megan’s Law
Jan 19, 2006
Assemblyman Michael Fitzpatrick (R,C,I-Smithtown) today saluted the efforts of his minority conference leaders and his Assembly colleagues over the past few months in forcing passage of tougher Sex Offender Registry provision under Megan’s Law.
2006-07 Executive Budget Contains Educational Benefits, Property Tax Relief, Medicaid Integrity and Tax Cuts to Encourage Small Business Expansion and Population Retention
Jan 18, 2006
Gov. George Pataki’s 2006-07 executive budget contains many program proposals that would provide incentives for the future growth and stability of New York through fiscal responsibility and tax cuts.
One such proposal would boost educational benefits...