Issues: Codes

Sen. Schneiderman and Attorney General Cuomo Announcing TRUST Act

With Attorney General Cuomo, Sens. Foley, Sampson and Flanagan announcing the TRUST ACT, a bipartisan bill to end the sole trustee system for the New York's pension fund in order to prevent future "pay-to-play" scandals.

October 9, 2009

Senator Oppeheimer's Legislation Providing for Lisensure of Electrical Inspectors in Westchester County is Signed into Law


Senator Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) is pleased to announce that her bill, S. 5713, which provides for the licensing of electrical inspectors by the county of Westchester, was recently signed into law by Governor Paterson.

September 1, 2009
August 14, 2009

Senator Valesky hosts Senator Eric Schneiderman, Chair of Senate Codes Committee, in Central New York

(SYRACUSE, N.Y.)—In a continuing effort to bring Central New York-specific issues to the forefront of the New York State Senate, Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) hosted Senator Eric Schneiderman (D-Manhattan/Bronx), chairman of the Senate Codes Committee, for a day of events in Madison and Onondaga counties.   “The Senate Codes Committee deals with law enforcement and criminal justice related legislation, which impact communities and constituents across Central New York,” said Senator Valesky, Vice President Pro-Tempore of the Senate.

August 13, 2009

Sen. Valesky Hosts Sen. Schneiderman In Central New York For Events On Law Enforcement And Criminal Justice Issues

SYRACUSE – In a continuing effort to find common ground on criminal justice issues across New York State, Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) hosted Senator Eric Schneiderman (D-Manhattan/Bronx), Chairman of the Senate Codes Committee, for a day of events Monday in Madison and Onondaga counties.  

August 12, 2009

Statement From Sen. Schneiderman On President Obama's Nomination Of Sonia Sotomayor To The Supreme Court

"It is an historic day for New York and the nation now that President Obama has nominated Judge Sotomayor to the Supreme Court. A native of the South Bronx who has served as a federal judge, prosecutor and litigator, Judge Sotomayor is a brilliant, independent jurist who is uniquely qualified to serve on the highest court. Once she becomes the first Latina and only third woman to serve on the Court, Judge Sotomayor will bring a new, much-needed perspective to the bench.

May 26, 2009
May 23, 2009

Op-Ed On The Military Commissions

Please be sure to check out an op-ed I wrote with Sen. Eric Adams for CBS News about the Obama administration's decision to revive the military commissions to prosecute Guantanamo detainees. We believe the time has come to end, not mend, this substandard judicial system.

May 21, 2009

State Senate Should Support Firearms Microstamping

A Newsday editorial backs my firearm microstamping bill, which gives law enforcement a new tool to solve crimes:

May 12, 2009

Newsday Backs Firearm Microstamping Legislation

An editorial in today’s Newsday calls on the State Senate to pass my legislation requiring firearm microstamping in New York State. Microstamping ensures that when a gun is fired, information identifying the make, model and serial number of the gun is stamped onto the cartridge as numbers and letters.

May 12, 2009

Senate Passes Schneiderman Bill To Prosecute Domestic Abusers For Destroying Property

ALBANY -- The state Senate today overwhelmingly passed a bill (S4306) that strengthens the punishment for domestic abusers who engage in violence against a victim's property. Under current law, a person is not criminally liable for damaging shared property if he or she has either a right to do so or believes that right exists. That means if an individual destroys the property of a spouse or domestic partner, he or she could not be held criminally liable. The bill passed today, sponsored by Codes Committee Chair Sen. Eric T.

May 6, 2009

Top Judge Plans a Task Force on Wrongful Convictions

ALBANY — In one of his first major initiatives as the state’s top jurist, Jonathan Lippman, the chief judge of New York’s Court of Appeals, said he would create a permanent task force to examine wrongful convictions and recommend ways to minimize them.

Members of the task force, who are being selected by Judge Lippman, will include prosecutors, defense lawyers, scientists and lawmakers. They will have a broad mandate to examine police procedures, court rules and other issues involved in wrongful convictions.

May 1, 2009
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