Assemblyman McKevitt Brings About Positive Change For New York
2006 Legislative Accomplishments
July 25, 2006
Throughout the 2006 legislative session, Assemblyman Tom McKevitt (R,C,I – East Meadow) worked hard to bring about positive change for those that live and work in New York state. As a member of the New York State Assembly minority conference, Assemblyman McKevitt’s plan to create a better place to live and do business has led to the passage of many effective measures, including:
- Passage of Real Property Tax Relief rebate checks worth 30% of a homeowner’s STAR savings;
- Passage of the $330 per-child Empire State Child Tax Credit;
- Delivering relief at the pumps by capping the state sales tax on gasoline; and
- Record increases in education aid and library aid for Nassau County.
- Enactment of comprehensive long-term property tax relief in the “Saving Our Homes” plan;
- Civil confinement of the most dangerous sexual predators;
- Passage of “Jessica’s Law,” which would provide harsher penalties for violent sex offenders;
- Elimination of the statute of limitations for violent sex crimes; and
- Creation of the Alternative Fuel Incentive Fund to transition away from fossil fuels.