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Senator Leon E. Giuffreda Collection

Collection Number
SC 244

OCLC Number

Leon E. Giuffreda, 1913-1999

Donated by Senator Leon E. Giuffreda in 1976. Accruals received  from his former office aids through 1981.

Extent, Scope, and Content Note 
Papers, 1966-1976. 1975-1976 (bulk)
24 linear ft.
Senator Giuffreda served as a New York state senator from 1965-1976. 
The collection is comprised of files primarily from Senator Giuffreda's Centereach, New York office, and includes correspondence, newsletters, reports, minutes of meetings, memoranda, copies of bills, hearing transcripts, and press releases.  

Arrangement and Processing Note
Organization: subject files arranged alphabetically; bills arranged chronologically.
Finding aid revised and updated in November 2019.


Restrictions on Access
The collection is open to researchers without restriction.

Rights and Permissions 
Stony Brook University Libraries' consent to access as the physical owner of the collection does not address copyright issues that may affect publication rights. It is the sole responsibility of the user of Special Collections and University Archives materials to investigate the copyright status of any given work and to seek and obtain permission where needed prior to publication.  

[Item], [Box], Senator  Leon E. Giuffreda Collection, Special Collections and University Archives, Stony Brook University Libraries.

Historical Note
New York State Senator Leon E. Giuffreda (1913-1999) was a Republican, 1st District, Suffolk County, New York, (eastern Suffolk County), and civic leader. Giuffreda was a member of the New York State Senate from 1966 to 1976, sitting in the 176th, 177 th, 178 th, 179 th, 180 th and 181 st New York State Legislatures. He chaired the Committee on Labor and Industry and the Education Committee. His resolution for a Bill of Rights for the Handicapped was approved by the Education Commission of the States. He also served as a Brookhaven Town Justice, a member of the Brookhaven Town Board, a Commissioner of the Centereach Fire Department, and a member and president of his local school board. The senator's office staff and aides included John J. Casarino, Legislative Aide, Carol Court, and Kenneth P. LaValle.

Republican Party (Suffolk County, N.Y.).
Brookhaven (N.Y. : Town) -- Politics and government.
Long Island (N.Y.) -- Politics and government.
Centereach (N.Y.) -- Politics and government.
Politics and government.
New York (State) -- Long Island.
New York (State) -- Centereach.
New York (State) -- Brookhaven (Town).
New York (State).


Box 1 
Personal bills: 1969-1970
Personal bills: 1970 

Box 2
Personal bills and multi-sponsored: 1971

Box 3
Rules bills: 1969-1970
Rules bills: 1972
Personal bills: 1871-1972

Box 4
Personal bills: 1971-1972

Box 5
Personal bills: 1973

Box 6
Personal bills: 1975-1976

Box 7
Personal bills: S-1 to S-535 (January 8, 1975)

Box 8
Personal bills: S-609 (January 8, 1975) to S-1448 (January 27, 1975) 

Box 9
Personal bills: S-1512 (January 2, 1975) to S-2355 (February 6, 1975) 

Box 10
Personal bills: S-2389A (February 10, 1975) to S-4095 (March 4, 1975)

Box 11
Personal bills: S-4129B (March 4, 1975) to S-5763 (April 30, 1975) 

Box 12
Personal bills: S-5797 (May 1, 1975) to S-6789 (June 17, 1975) 

Box 13
Personal bills: S-6822 (June 19, 1975) to S-8199A (February 26, 1976) 

Box 14
Bills: S-4X (November 13, 1975) to S-36X (December 4, 1975)

Box 15
Personal bills: S-8209 (March 1, 1976) to S-9639A (April 13, 1976) 

Box 16
Bills: S-9661 (April 13, 1976) to S-10766 (June 26, 1976)

Box 17
Laws: 1975
Resolutions: 1975
State and assembly bills: 1975-1976
Memos on  bills no approved: May 1975 to August
Chapters 1-104: March 1976
Memos on bill approved: March 1975 to August 1975
Bills signed into law: March 1975 to August 1975
Bills passed by the New York Senate: 1975

Box 18
Press releases issued by Governor Hugh Carey: 1975
Chapters: 1975
Chapters: 1976  

Box 19
Education: 1973-1975
Memos: 1974-1975
John T. Mather Memorial Hospital

Box 20
Subject files: abortion; adult physically handicapped; aged; agriculture; arts; banking; BOCES (Boards of Cooperative Educational Services); Brookhaven; budget; business 

Box 21
Subject files: chiropractic; circuit breaker; civil service; committees; constitutional amendments; consumer legislation; correspondence; crime and correction legislation

Box 22
Subject files: CSEA package; education; educational legislation

Box 23
Subject files: elections; energy; environment; environmental legislation; equality legislation; fire safety; handicapped legislation; handicapped bills

Box 24
Subject files: health; jazz; labor and industry committee; labor legislation

Box 25
Subject files: legislation, 1975; legislative program, 1976; libraries; licensing legislation; low income; malpractice

Box 26
Subject files: mental hygiene; miscellaneous legislation; mobile home legislation; narcotics; naturalization; New York State Board of Regents; New York City; nuclear power; PEP Test; podiatry; prisoners; PSC and utilities legislation; public service commission 

Box 27
Subject files: questionnaire; railroad; real property assessment; real property law; recommendations; regents; republican state committee; resolutions; retirement legislation; revenue sharing; roll over; ROTC; Harvey Roth; sales tax; school board election; school bonds; school bus transportation; Selden Civic Association; senate communications; senate education committee; senior citizen legislation

Box 28
Subject files: senior citizen legislation 1975-1976; Sewanaka Central High School District; small claims; Smith Haven Ministries; social services; South Fork Transportation Task Force; spaying and neutering; SPEC communications; state aid (New York)   

Box 29
Subject files: state aid (New York); state budget; state revenues; state university; SUNY Stony Brook; SUNY School of Podiatry; striped bass; sub-committee report on education, February 25, 1976; Suffolk Developmental Center; Suffolk County Honor Farm; Suffolk County; Community College; Suffolk County farmland owners; Suffolk County; Suffolk County airports; Suffolk County civil service; Suffolk County-related legislation; supplemental budget; supplemental security income program; taxes

Box 30
Subject files: tax legislation-economy; tax map Suffolk County; Three Village School District; traffic safety; transportation; transportation, speed limits and traffic lights; transportation, contracts; unemployment; utilities-taxes; vehicle and traffic legislation; veterans; veterans legislation

Box 31
Subject files: volunteer firemen; wage freeze-form letters; weekly news digest; welcome wagon; welfare; wetlands; womens rights; workman’s compensation  

Box 32
Joint Legislative Committee on Mental and Physical Hanicapped, 1973
Education Committee, New York State Senate, 1973-1974

Box 33
Education Committee, New York State Senate 1973-1975

Box 34
Fact Sheets 1976: A Summary of Issues, Legislation, and Viewpoints, with Supplemental Information

Box 35
Transcript of the Minutes of a Hearing of the Senate Standing Committee on Education, September 22, 1975
Transcript of the Minutes of a Hearing of the Senate Standing Committee on Education, September 23, 1975
Education state aid
Governor’s Task Force on Education

Box 36
Transcript of the Minutes of a Budget Meeting of the New York State Department of Education, held by the Senate Finance Committee and the Assembly Ways and Means Committee, February 4,1974

Transcript of the Proceedings of a Public Hearing of the SenateCommittee on Education and the Assembly Committee on Education, October 30, 1973

Transcript of the Proceedings of a Public Hearing of theSenate Standing Committee on Education and the Senate Standing Committee on Transportation, October 24, 1973

Transcript of the Minutes of a Public Meeting of the Joint Legislative Committee on Mental and Physical Handicap, October 16, 1972

Transcript of the Minutes of a Public Meeting of the SenateStanding Committee on Labor and Industry, September 22, 1972

Transcript of the Minutes of a Public Meeting of the Senate Standing Committee on Labor and Industry, August 2, 1972

Box 37
Transcript of the Minutes of a Hearing of the Senate Standing Committee on Education, September 25, 1974

Transcript of the Minutes of a Hearing of the Senate Standing Committee on Education, October 1, 1974

Transcript of the Minutes of a Hearing of the Senate Standing Committee on Education, September 22, 1975

Transcript of the Minutes of a Hearing of the Senate Standing Committee on Education, September 23, 1975

Box 38
Subject files: senate education committee; Sunrise Highway extension; Suffolk Community Development Corp.; Suffolk Cooperative Library; Suffolk and legislators; Suffolk Community College (nursing program); weekly columns, 1976;  weekly columns, 1975; columns; press releases, 1976; press releases, legislative reports; Association for Retarded Children; New York State Association for Retarded Children; mentally and physically handicapped, 1975-1976.

Box 39
Subject files: mentally and physically handicapped, 1972-1974; mobile home owners; Montauk; transportation aid study, 1974-1975; budget crisis; education

Box 40
Subject files: election, 1970; library services for the blind, 1975; handicap omnibus bills; newsletters; school fiscal year and aid payment schedule; senate education committee reports, 1976

Boxes 41-53 (currently being processed)