Velmanette Montgomery

Senator from the 25th District at New York State Senate

Velmanette Montgomery

Velmanette Montgomery

Senator from the 25th District at New York State Senate

Biography

Velmanette Montgomery is recognized for her effective leadership and steadfast commitment to her constituents of north and central Brooklyn as well as to New Yorkers statewide.

In her role as the Ranking Democrat on the Senate Committee on Children and Families, Senator Montgomery is committed to helping young people achieve positive outcomes through reform of the State's juvenile justice, foster care and adoptive care systems.

Senator Montgomery continues to be one of New York's leading proponents of school-based health care as a model system for delivering comprehensive primary and mental health services to children of all ages, in the school setting where youth spend most of their day. The Senator's Teen Health Agenda includes legislation that requires, among other things, the teaching of age appropriate, medically accurate sexuality education in kindergarten through 12th grade. Senator Montgomery is the co-sponsor of the law that allows for the certification of nurse practitioners, and she spearheaded the campaign to stem the spread of AIDS among intravenous drug users through legalized needle exchange programs.

As a respected advocate for criminal justice reform and a member of the Senate Committee on Crime Victims, Crime and Correction, Senator Montgomery sponsored a law that prevents New Yorkers from being arbitrarily denied a license to barber or practice cosmetology just because they spent time in prison. She also authored a law that prohibits the shackling of a pregnant woman in prison while being transported to the hospital to deliver her baby.

Other recent Montgomery laws include a measure that prevent the NYS Office of Children and Families from posting the home address or personal information of day care providers on the Internet; a proposal that provided over $400 million in federal funding for the repair of NYCHA buildings, and a law that prohibits employers from discriminating in the granting of funeral or bereavement leave to its employees who are in a committed same-sex relationship. Also, in 2012, Senator Montgomery sponsored a law to support New York’s primary industry, agriculture, by requiring the State’s Procurement Council to include a member of a non-profit organization that represents New York’s farming communities.

Standing Committee Assignments 2013:

Ranking Democrat, Children and Families; Agriculture; Crime Victims, Crime and Correction; Education; Finance; Health; Rules.

Biografía de Velmanette Montgomery,

Velmanette Montgomery es reconocida por su liderazgo eficaz y firme compromiso con sus electores del norte y centro de Brooklyn, así como a los neoyorquinos en todo el estado.

En su papel de Presidente del Comité del Senado de la Niñez y la Familia, la senadora Montgomery se ha comprometido a ayudar a los jóvenes lograr resultados positivos mediante la reforma de la justicia de menores del Estado, cuidado de crianza y los sistemas de atención adoptiva. En 2008, la senadora autora de una ley que permite a los niños adoptados a reclamar dos padres de registro, incluso si uno de ellos muere antes de la adopción es definitiva.

Otras leyes importantes patrocinadas por la senadora incluir una medida que permite a juntas de la comunidad a través de Nueva York para solicitar y recibir financiación del Estado a través de las áreas de oportunidad Brownfield (BOA) del programa. Ella también es responsable de una ley que permite a los consumidores a recibir de su proveedor de servicios públicos por tiempo de servicio del día, una medida de ahorro que redirige el uso de electricidad a los no-pico, las horas de baja demanda.

Senadora Montgomery sigue siendo una de los principales valedores de Nueva York de la escuela basada en el cuidado de la salud como un sistema modelo para la prestación de servicios integrales de salud primaria y mental a los niños de todas las edades, en la escuela donde los jóvenes pasan la mayor parte de su día. “The Senator’s Teen Health Agenda” incluye la legislación que requiere, entre otras cosas, la enseñanza de la edad apropiada, médicamente exacta de educación sexual en jardín de infancia hasta el grado 12. Senadora Montgomery es la co-patrocinadora de la ley que permite la certificación de profesionales en enfermería, y encabezó la campaña para detener la propagación del SIDA entre usuarios de drogas por vía intravenosa a través de programas de intercambio de la legalización de la aguja.

Como una respetada defensora de la reforma de justicia penal y miembro del Comité del Senado sobre las víctimas de delitos, la delincuencia y de la corrección, la senadora Montgomery patrocinó una ley que impida que los neoyorquinos de ser privado arbitrariamente de una licencia de barbero o cosmetología práctica sólo porque estuvo en prisión . El senador también es el patrocinador de " tiempo mérito" proyecto de ley, que ha sido elogiada por defensores de la justicia penal en todo el estado, y continúa liderando los esfuerzos para mejorar y ampliar los servicios de transición para hombres y mujeres de la cárcel.

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Former Senator fom the 29th District at New York State Senate

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Member of the Advisory Board at The Fortune Society, Inc.

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Vice President at Providence Equity Partners (NY) LLC

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Executive Officer at SPiN Global Holdings LLC

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Member, the Artists' Committee at The Actors Fund of America

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Provost-Newark at Rutgers University

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Former Assistant Director of Government Relations at New York City Transit Authority

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Senator from the 25th District at New York State Senate
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Senator from the 25th District
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The New York State Senate, under the State's first Constitution which was adopted in 1777, consisted of 24 members, elected from and by the freeholders of the state possessing one hundred pounds over and above all indebtedness. The members were apportioned among four great districts and were chosen for four-year terms, the length of the first term to be decided after the election, by lot, with the terms of six members expiring each year. An additional Senator was to be added to each district whenever it was shown, by a septennial census, that the number of electors within the district had increased one twenty-fourth. The maximum number to which the Senate could be increased was placed at 100. When, after the census of 1795, the number of Senators had been increased to 43, the rule was found to be unequal in its operation and, in 1801, the Constitution was amended fixing the number at 32.

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The Fortune Society’s mission is to support successful re-entry from prison and promote alternatives to incarceration, thus strengthening the fabric of our communities. We do this by believing in the power of individuals to change, building lives through service programs shaped by the needs and experience of our clients, and changing minds to promote the creation of a fair, humane and truly rehabilitative correctional system by educating the public about the current system and by proposing needed changes in that system.

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2012

TO PROVIDE SAFE, CLEAN, SUPPORTIVE HOUSING FOR FORMERLY HOMELESS WOMEN, CHILDREN AND MEN AND HELP THEM LEARN HOW TO LIVE PRODUCTIVELY AND INDEPENDENTLY WITH DIGNITY & HOPE.

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2011

TO PROVIDE SAFE, CLEAN, SUPPORTIVE HOUSING FOR FORMERLY HOMELESS WOMEN, CHILDREN AND MEN AND HELP THEM LEARN HOW TO LIVE PRODUCTIVELY AND INDEPENDENTLY WITH DIGNITY & HOPE.

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