Sponsor: SKELOS / Co-sponsor(s): ADAMS, ADDABBO, ALESI, AVELLA, BALL, BONACIC, BRESLIN, CARLUCCI, DEFRANCISCO, DIAZ, DILAN, DUANE, ESPAILLAT, FARLEY, FLANAGAN, FUSCHILLO, GALLIVAN, GIANARIS, GOLDEN, GRIFFO, GRISANTI, HANNON, HASSELL-THOMPSON, HUNTLEY, JOHNSON, KENNEDY, KLEIN, KRUEGER, LANZA, LARKIN, LAVALLE, LIBOUS, LITTLE, MARCELLINO, MARTINS, MAZIARZ, MCDONALD, MONTGOMERY, NOZZOLIO, O'MARA, OPPENHEIMER, PARKER, PERALTA, PERKINS, RANZENHOFER, RITCHIE, RIVERA, ROBACH, SALAND, SAMPSON, SAVINO, SERRANO, SEWARD, SMITH, SQUADRON, STAVISKY, STEWART-COUSINS, VALESKY, YOUNG, ZELDIN / Committee: FINANCE
Law Section: Resolutions, Legislative
- May 15, 2012: ADOPTED
- May 15, 2012: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
- May 11, 2012: REFERRED TO FINANCE
LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating the 2012 New York State Senate Women of Distinction WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to acknowledge and celebrate Women of Distinction who significantly add inspiration and encouragement to the people of this great Empire State; and WHEREAS, The New York State Senate Women of Distinction program was created in 1998 as part of our state celebration of Women's History Month to honor exemplary women from across New York State whose singular professional or personal achievements, commitment to excellence and accomplishments merit special recognition; honorees are selected from nominations submitted from across the state; and WHEREAS, Women of every economic, ethnic and religious background have made significant contributions that are reflected across all aspects of society; and WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to pay tribute to individuals of remarkable character, who have shown initiative and commitment in constantly pursuing higher goals for themselves as well as acting as role models to all women in their community; and WHEREAS, On behalf of the New York State Senate, I take this opportu nity to congratulate Dr. LaVonne E. Ansari, Angela Augugliaro, Erin Bentivegna, Debra Brawley, Randi Bregman, Serena Brothers-Mohamed, Jane Brown, Patricia T. Cataldi, Dr. Mary Lane Cobb, Marie Colvin, The Honor able Ann C. Crowell, Norma Cummings, Ida D'Angelo, Deirdre DeAngelis-D'Alessio, Mary Elizabeth Delli-Pizzi, Toni DeMeo, Colleen C. DiPirro, Elizabeth A. Einstein, Hilda Rosario Escher, Sonia Valentin Fernandez, Ivine Galarza, Marie Goldstein, Ardeane Greene-Cook, Bernell K. Grier, Colleen Hassett-Mastine, Kathleen Henderson, Sister Yliana Hernandez, Virginia Houseknecht, Carol Houwaart-Diez, Reverend Debra Jameson, Roselyn A. Johnson, Catherine Kingsley, Deborah Slaner Larkin, Sheila Lewandowski, Mary Lindsay, Gaye Mallet, The Honorable Patricia D. Marks, Susan K. McGiver, Zenaida Mendez, Carol Meschkow, Chandra S. Morgan, Major Jude B. Mulvey, Loraine O'Donnell, Siobhan O'Neill, Dilletta Pina, Dr. Jeanne S. Poindexter, Jean-Marie Posner, Jan Rebeor, Joanne Rosenberger, Ginny Salerno, Lisa Williams Schary, Reina Schiff rin, Lorraine Sciulli, Sue Susman, Victoria Thomas-Ramos, Alice Thorpe, Katharine Tomasi, Marolyn Piersma Wilson, and Denise Wright-Scott as New York State Senate Women of Distinction, to be celebrated on Tuesday, May 15, 2012, at the Annual Women of Distinction Awards Ceremo ny in The Well of the Legislative Office Building; and WHEREAS, Women have become part of New York's lasting heritage by fighting against stereotypes, prejudice, and seemingly insurmountable obstacles; and WHEREAS, From the women's suffrage movement just over 150 years ago to the present day, women have played and continue to play a crucial role in adding strength, understanding, and inspiration to the diversity and quality of life of the people of the State of New York; and WHEREAS, New York State has been, and continues to be, the home to many distinguished women who have made their mark in history as pioneers in their field, therefore laying the foundation for women after them to succeed; and WHEREAS, This Legislative Body recognizes that New York State is the home to countless women who are strong and colorful threads, vital to the fabric of our rich heritage, who have contributed, and continue to add to the advancement of our culture through their traditional and non-traditional roles in society; now, therefore, be it RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to congratulate the 2012 New York State Senate Women of Distinction; and be it further RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran smitted to the aforementioned Women of Distinction.