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Old 02-16-2007, 11:29 AM   #11
Hobbitling
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Join Date: May 2006
Location: Rochester area
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Among his evil deeds...
Non discrimination and consumer protection laws for the health insurance industry.
Workers Compensation reform.
Tenant protection laws for renters.
The Clean Indoor Air Act (no smoking in restaurants)
Bills dealing with acid rain, clean air and water, fluorocarbons and recycling.
Chaired the Assembly's first Subcommittee on Toxic Wastes
Sponsored legislation ensuring a worker's right to know about hazardous materials in the workplace
Worked to regulate the transport, storage and disposal of toxic wastes.
Chairman of the Assembly Majority Adirondack Working Group
Other environmental interests include reducing packaging waste and bringing New York into compliance with the federal Clean Air Act.
Three-time winner of the "Legislator of the Year" from the Environmental Planning Lobby and was honored in 1992 b the Audobon Society.
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He found himself wondering at times, especially in the autumn, about the wild lands, and strange visions of mountains that he had never seen came into his dreams.
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