New York State Senator John Bonacic


A dramatic new treatment for persons with post-traumatic stress syndrome received a significant boost to continue research with an $800,000 grant from State Senators William Larkin and John Bonacic, both from Orange County.

NYS Senate Passes Bill Concerning Sex Offenders

Jan 29, 2015

A bill requiring sex offenders to register multiple residences has passed the New York state Senate. The bill’s sponsor is from the Hudson Valley.

Republican state Senator John Bonacic says current law requires sex offenders to register their primary residences.

“Many of these sexual predators have been living not at their primary, but at their so-called secondary [residence], unbeknownst to the neighborhood, unbeknownst to schools, unbeknownst to child care centers,” says Bonacic. “So we’re plugging that loophole.”

The topic during Thursday morning’s breakfast at a county Chamber of Commerce in New York is casino gambling. The speaker wants to see a few casinos built in the Catskills.

A state senator from the Hudson Valley has introduced legislation that would allow for up to seven casino licenses, three of which would be for the Catskills.

NYS Senate Passes Teresita's Law

Apr 30, 2013

The New York State Senate has passed legislation named for a woman who was killed in the Hudson Valley.

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As New York State officials and legislators pore over Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposed budget, State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli today released his office’s estimate of Wall Street bonuses. He says the annual forecast is in line with state and New York City budget expectations.

Cash bonuses paid to New York City securities-industry employees are forecast to rise by 8 percent, to $20 billion, for last year, driven, in part, by bonuses deferred from prior years. That’s according to DiNapoli.