Press Releases

Whistleblower Bill Co-Sponsored by Lupardo Passes in Assembly

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Endwell) announced today that legislation she co-sponsored (A.9247) to increase protections for whistleblowers has passed the Assembly. The bill addresses numerous defects in the current whistleblower statutes. “This...

Lupardo Co-Sponsors Legislation to Promote Data Back-Up Facilities

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Endwell) announced today that the Assembly passed legislation she co-sponsored (A.9132) to encourage financial services companies to locate their back-up facilities and back-office operations in New York state. The legislation...

“Renter Protection” Bill Passes both Assembly and Senate

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Endwell) announced today that legislation she wrote to help protect tenants from pollution passed the both the Assembly and Senate. The bill (A.2742) would require landlords to disclose vapor intrusion problems to their...

Lupardo to Chair Subcommittee on Women Veterans in Assembly

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Endwell) announced today that she has been appointed the new Chair of the Subcommittee on Women Veterans in the Assembly. She was joined by women veterans at the Vestal American Legion Post 89 for the announcement. “I...

Lupardo Green Building Construction Act Passes Assembly

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo announced today that legislation she authored in response to rising energy costs and new developments in green technology passed unanimously in the Assembly. The State Green Building Construction Act (A.2005) would require...

Lupardo Announces $100K Funding for Mature Worker Taskforce

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Endwell) announced today that the 2007-2008 state budget includes $100,000 in funding for the Mature Worker Taskforce. She is co-sponsoring legislation (A.5565) that will create a taskforce within the state Office for the...

Lupardo Announces New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators is Now Accepting Applications for Four $1,500 Scholarships

Lupardo, Cahill, Crouch Take Steps to Organize Bi-Partisan Flood Caucus

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Endwell) announced today Assemblyman Kevin Cahill (D-Ulster, Dutchess) and Assemblyman Clifford Crouch (R-Guilford) will join her in the creation of a bi-partisan flood caucus in the Legislature. The first action the caucus...

Lupardo Named “Legislator of the Year” by New York AIDS Coalition

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Endwell) announced today that she was recognized for her legislative efforts by the New York AIDS Coalition (NYAC). She received the “Legislator of the Year” award at their annual Albany AIDS Awareness Day for her leadership...

Lupardo Praises Agreement on Workers’ Compensation Reform

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Endwell) announced that the Legislature and Governor Spitzer have reached an agreement to reform New York State’s workers’ compensation system – a move that increases benefits for injured workers and reduces costs...

Lupardo Flood Assessment Relief Act Passes in Assembly

Lupardo Announces Agreement on Ethics Reform Package

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Endwell) announced that the Assembly, Senate and governor have reached agreement on a landmark ethics reform package that will curtail gifts from lobbyists to legislators, and create a comprehensive watchdog agency to ensure...

Lupardo: Budget Reform Adopted

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Endwell) announced that budget reform legislation she sponsored (A.2755/S.1322) passed both the Assembly and Senate and was signed into law (Ch. 1 of 2007) by Governor Spitzer on January 24, 2007. The new budget reform legislation...

2006-2007 Legislative Initiatives (Member Items) for Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo

$4,000 to Greater Binghamton SCORE, Vestal, to purchase materials to improve workshops for small businesses. $5,000 to the Learning Disabilities Association of the Southern Tier to purchase office supplies. $7,500 to the Endicott Fire Department to...

Blowing the Whistle on School Fraud

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Endwell) announced today that legislation she introduced to protect school whistleblowers has been signed by the Governor and is now law. With this new law, school employees who report information regarding illegal or inappropriate...

New Bill Would Fund Community Opposition to NYRI

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Endwell) announced today that she will co-sponsor legislation requiring companies proposing a major transmission project to pay a fee of up to $450,000, which would help defray expenses incurred by municipalities and community...

New Penalties for Yield Right-of-Way Violations to Take Effect November 1

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Endwell) announced today that the Governor has signed into law legislation she sponsored to improve traffic safety and to reduce yield right-of-way violations which result in vehicle crashes involving motorcyclists, pedestrians,...

Lupardo Spill Notification Bills Become Law

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Endwell) announced today that one of two bills she introduced – related to chemical spills in Endicott, NY – has now become law. Lupardo announced the status of the bills at 1412 North Street, Endicott, at 11:00am. The...

Lupardo Urges Governor to Sign Legislation Increasing Penalties for Yield Right-of-Way Violations

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Endwell) is urging the Governor to sign legislation she sponsored to improve traffic safety and to reduce yield right-of-way violations which result in vehicle crashes involving motorcyclists, pedestrians, and bicyclists....

Lupardo’s State Green Building Construction Act passes Assembly

In response to rising energy costs and new developments in green technology, Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Endwell) sponsored legislation requiring that green building standards be met for new construction or substantial renovation of all New York State...