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Attorney Steven Getman reports on a number of stories about the law and lawyers in the news this week

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Town Board will hold a public hearing on the following proposed Local Law at the Town Office Building, 7160 North Main Street, Ovid New York at 7:00 p.m. on the 8th day of August, 2012: PROPOSED LOCAL LAW NO. BB OF THE YEAR 2012, A local law enacting an Eighteen-month Moratorium On The New Construction/Establishment Of Kennels And/Or Pet Breeders In The Town Of Ovid.

By Order of the Town Board of the Town of Ovid

James Vangalio, Town Clerk

Steven J. Getman, Attorney for the Town of Ovid

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Steven Getman Attorney Franklin & Gabriel Law Office

Steven Getman County Assigned Counsel, 2008-2011

Steven Getman Seneca County Stop-DWI Coordinator, 2007

Steven Getman Seneca County Attorney, 2002-2007

Steven Getman Seneca County Social Services Attorney, 1995-2001

Steven Getman Attorney Midey & Swinehart, 1995-2001

Steven Getman Seneca County Public Defender, 1995

Steven Getman Seneca County Law Guardian Panel, 1992-1995

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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Ovid Town Board will hold a public hearing on the following proposed Local Law at the Town Office Building, 7160 North Main Street, Ovid New York at 7:00 p.m. on the 8th day of August, 2012: Proposed Local Law No. “AA” of 2012, a local law enacting a moratorium on natural gas and/or petroleum exploration activities, natural gas and/or petroleum extraction activities, and/or natural gas and/or petroleum support activities in the Town of Ovid.

James Vangalio, Town Clerk, Town of Ovid

Steven J. Getman, Attorney for the Town of Ovid

Attorney Steven Getman reports that New York State residents may soon have new safeguards against intrusive telemarketing calls.

The New York State Senate gave final legislative passage on Wednesday (June 13) to a bill that protects New Yorkers from unwanted telemarketing practices. The bill regulates all telemarketers who do business in New York, wherever they may be located, and adds new consumer protections from telemarketers’ robocalls. The legislation has also passed the state assembly.

The bill creates new regulations for out of state telemarketers who call New York residents. Previously, out of state telemarketers could continue to do business in the state and not be subject to civil and criminal penalties established for violations of the state’s existing law.

The legislation would also prohibit prerecorded telemarketing calls, also known as robocalls, without the recipient’s express written consent, and require that prerecorded calls provide an opt-out mechanism to allow recipients to automatically add their phone number to the telemarketer’s do-not-call list and then terminate the call.

The bill will be sent to Governor Andrew Cuomo.

The Village of Interlaken is the latest community in upstate New York to ban so-called “puppy mills.”   The law was drafted by local attorney Steven Getman.