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A broader plan to get rid of the ‘old Times Square’ look of Roosevelt Avenue: Courier

Queens Courier: This summer, state Senator Jose Peralta called Roosevelt Avenue “the new old Times Square” and announced legislation to create an 11-member commission to help get rid of “bad actors” on the strip.

The commission recommended punishing bar owners who were operating with a cabaret license. On Nov. 1, Peralta took that recommendation further when he, along with state Senator Michael Gianaris and Assemblyman Michael DenDekker, announced that the legislation was amended to include the entirety of the avenue from 114th Street in Corona to 49th Street.

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NY1: Proposed Legislation Aims to Cracks Down on Speeding Drivers

NY1 ran a story about Senator Jose Peralta’s proposals to crackdown on speeding drivers. “When people are aware that there are cameras around, people’s behavior tends to change and shift,” Peralta said.

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Senator Peralta: “We need to regulate these hoverboards so people can ride them in a safe manner”

This is the article published by The New York Times regarding Senator Jose Peralta’s efforts to legalize the use of hoverboards.

NYT: It is the holiday gift that makes people stop and stare. It is viewed as a nuisance, or worse, a safety hazard. And it is banned in New York City. It is commonly known as a hoverboard, a two-wheeled motorized device that requires ample balance and, perhaps, a fire extinguisher: It has been known to catch fire. Nonetheless, some local officials are pushing to make the device legal in a bustling city that is known for packed sidewalks and congested streets.

In recent weeks, State Senator Jose Peralta, a Democrat from Queens, has led the call to allow hoverboards, even nervously — and slowly — riding one himself on a morning show. On Tuesday, he held a news conference at City Hall to highlight a problem some young people now find themselves with: being the proud owner of a new hoverboard, but having nowhere to ride it without getting in trouble.

The New York Police Department says the devices are prohibited in the city under state law. Mr. Peralta wants to amend the law and let cities create their own rules. In New York City, riders could be required to wear a helmet and kneepads or to stay in parks.

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Senator Peralta supports measures to limit resale ticket prices

State Senator Jose Peralta wants to limit the resale prices of tickets at 20 % above their face value. Senator Peralta is teaming up with Senator Daniel Squadron, whose bill would cap the resale prices of tickets to sports events and other entertainment venues.   As reported in the Queens/Jackson Heights Post: “As the Fall Classic heads to Citi Field tomorrow, there are thousands of Mets fans, the regulars who go to the games throughout the season, that are turned away from the opportunity to buy tickets to watch their beloved Amazins,” Peralta said.

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State Senator Jose Peralta supports gun control measures

It is time to take action and push for more gun control measures. Senator Jose Peralta is quoted in an article published by Gotham Gazette. “We have to hold gun dealers accountable,” said Sen. Peralta. 

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Senators Peralta and Klein team up to ban “herbal Viagra”

State Senators Jose Peralta and Jeff Klein team up to push for a ban on the sale of so-called “herbal Viagra.”

Read full details in this Times Union link, and articles in the New York Post and the Daily News.

As reported in the Daily News: Now a Queens state senator wants to ban the sketchy supplement. The potency potion is sold at bodegas and gas stations, despite warnings from the Food and Drug Administration. “We don’t know what makes up these products,” Sen. Jose Peralta said Monday.

State Senator Jose Peralta pushes ban on “herbal Viagra”

Senator Jose Peralta unveiled some of the details of his bill to ban the sale of so-called “herbal Viagra.” The legislation will be offered jointly between Senator Peralta and Senator Jeff Klein.

Read more, as reported by Politico.

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Senator Peralta calls for the creation of a Street Vendor Policy Commission

Senator Jose Peralta introduced legislation calling for the establishment of a Street Vendor Policy Commission to better regulate the industry. “Nobody is happy with the current system,” Senator Peralta said.

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