Issues: Codes

Sen. Klein, IDC, Introduce Legislation to Crack Down on Cyberbullying

 

Following months of consultation with prosecutors, advocates and students, Senator Jeffrey D. Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) and his fellow members of the Independent Democratic Conference introduced legislation to crack down on cyberbullying in New York State.

The bill (S.6132) updates New York's stalking and harassment laws to cover electronic bullying. Additionally, it allows for criminal prosecution of particular cyberbullying incidents under New York's hate crime statutes.

January 9, 2012
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Statement by Senator Jeffrey D. Klein, (D-Bronx/ Westchester), on DNA Databank Expansion:

“New York has the dubious distinction of having more than 10 percent of the country's cold cases, and less than 5 percent of criminal DNA profiles in the U.S. That’s why I sponsor legislation that would expand New York State’s DNA Databank.  I applaud Governor Cuomo for making DNA Databank expansion a priority this legislative session.

January 8, 2012
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SENATOR SALAND: NEW YORK STATE MUST EXTEND PROTECTIONS FOR MANDATORY REPORTING BILL ON CHILD ABUSE

Senator Steve Saland (R, I, C - Poughkeepsie), Chairman of the Senate Codes Committee and an author of  a number of child protection and domestic violence laws, announced that New York State must act on his legislation which requires suspected acts of abuse by a person in a position of authority to be reported immediately to law enforcement.

November 14, 2011
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Erin Merryn's Law would mandate child sex abuse education

SYRACUSE, N.Y. --"My innocence was killed, my childhood was taken. My voice was silenced. And I lived in that silence," Erin Merryn said.

Merryn says starting when she was six, she was sexually abused by a neighbor, then at 11 by an older cousin.

October 26, 2011
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SENATOR SALAND’S SEX OFFENSE TRAINING BILL IS SIGNED INTO LAW

Senator Steve Saland (R, I, C - Poughkeepsie) today announced that his legislation to establish policies and procedures for the investigation of sex offenses by police officers, and provide training to judges and justices on crimes involving sexual assault, (S.4895) has been signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo.   

October 4, 2011
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SENATOR SALAND’S LEGISLATION TO KEEP GUNS OUT OF THE HANDS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE OFFENDERS IS SIGNED BY THE GOVERNOR

New law will bar people convicted of domestic violence misdemeanors from purchasing firearms

Senator Steve Saland (R, I, C - Poughkeepsie) today announced that Governor Cuomo has signed his legislation to protect victims of domestic violence by ensuring that pertinent information regarding certain violent misdemeanor crimes is considered, as required by federal law, when determining whether a person is qualified to purchase a firearm (S.4244C). 

August 2, 2011
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Tough Anti-Texting Measure Is Signed In Orchard Park

Gallivan Says Legislation Will “Protect Drivers, Save Lives”

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and Senator Patrick M. Gallivan joined together today in Orchard Park to sign legislation to strengthen the state’s law against texting while driving.

July 14, 2011
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SENATOR SALAND INTRODUCES BILL TO ESTABLISH A FELONY FOR FAILING TO REPORT THE DEATH OR DISAPPEARANCE OF A CHILD

Senator Steve Saland (R, I, C - Poughkeepsie), Chairman of the Senate Codes Committee, announced he is introducing a bill to establish the crime of failure to report the death or disappearance of a child. 

July 13, 2011
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SENATOR MONTGOMERY HONORS LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD RECIPIENT DOROTHY BURNHAM, A BROOKLYN “RENAISSANCE WOMAN”

The lifetime achievements of Brooklyn native Dorothy Burnham were recognized and lauded by NYS Senator Velmanette Montgomery (D-Brooklyn) during the reading of a Senate resolution, which was unanimously passed by the full Senate during the final days of the 2011 Legislative Session. The resolution paid tribute to Dorothy Burnham’s many notable contributions to our public education system, the advancement of civil rights, and to the promotion of racial and economic equality. Ms. Burnham was also honored for her designation as recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award by the New York Friends of the People's World. “Dorothy Burnham is a Renaissance Woman,” said Senator Montgomery.

July 11, 2011
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SENATE GIVES FINAL LEGISLATIVE PASSAGE TO JUVENILE “SEXTING” AND “CYBERBULLYING” PREVENTION BILL

               The New York State Senate today gave final legislative passage to a bill (S.5253B) to divert youth to an education program addressing the sending of nude or obscene photographs through electronic technologies, also known as “sexting,” as well as conduct that constitutes “cyberbullying.”

June 22, 2011
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S.4444-B, Permitting Temporary COs to be Issued to Partially Completed Condos Expected on Floor Today

S.4444-B (Dilan) is on today's rules committee and it expected to be voted on in today’s legislative session. The legislation permits the commissioner of the department of buildings to issue a temporary certificate of occupancy to residential condominiums when the building's owners have partially completed the necessary work to achieve compliance with city building codes.

Read about the "Saga of the Wothless Condo" at Citylimits.org. 

 

June 21, 2011
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LaValle: Bill Enabling Discharge of Fire Commissioners For Unexcused Absences Passes Senate.

New York State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle (R, C, I-Port Jefferson) said today that his bill (S3101) enabling fire district commissioners who have excessive unexcused absences to be removed from office has passed the New York State Senate. The bill was passed on June 14. “Fire commissioners make most of the key decisions affecting fire and emergency medical service throughout New York State and sit on boards that have the authority to raise taxes and approve budgets to cover expenses including insurance,  payroll, pensions and the purchase of trucks, and other equipment,” LaValle said. Commission members, LaValle explained, set policy for fire districts, hire staff who maintain firehouses and dispatch calls.

June 16, 2011
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STATE SENATE ENACTS SENATOR NOZZOLIO’S LEGISLATION TO DISCONTINUE EXPENSIVE, INEFFECTIVE BALLISTICS DATABASE

The New York State Senate has adopted legislation authored and introduced by State Senator Mike Nozzolio (S.459) that will save taxpayers $4 million per year by eliminating the New York Combined Ballistic Identification System (CoBIS), a tracking system for ammunition that has failed to solve a single gun crime since it was implemented 10 years ago.

June 14, 2011
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SENATORS ADVOCATE FOR CRIMINALIZING IMPROPER TRANSFER AND INAPPROPRIATE POSSESSION OF NON-CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES

Health Chair Senator Kemp Hannon, and Codes Chair Senator Stephen Saland joined with drug enforcement investigators and prosecutors today during a public hearing to discuss proposed legislation (S. 5260-A Hannon) which would criminalize the improper transfer and inappropriate possession of non-controlled substances and the subsequent effects on Medicaid expenditures and public health.

June 9, 2011
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Queens United, Almost, for Marriage Equality

Senator Gianaris spoke to the Advocate about same-sex marriage following yesterday's rally advocationg for the passage of same-sex marriage.

A substantial contingent of elected officials, labor leaders, and other advocates hosted a press conference Wednesday to show support for marriage equality in Queens, N.Y., a borough represented by two undecided state senators key to passage of the legislation.

June 9, 2011
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Public Hearing: Criminal Drug Diversion of Non-Controlled Substances

Joint–Senate Standing Committee on Health and Senate Standing Committee on Codes Chair: Senator Kemp Hannon Chair: Senator Stephen Saland Public Hearing: To consider legislation criminalizing the improper transfer andinappropriate possession of non-controlled substances and the subsequenteffects on Medicaid expenditures and public health Place: Van Buren Hearing Room A, Legislative Office Building, 2nd Floor, Albany, New York Time: 12:30 –3:00 P.M. Contact: Caitlin McGowan (518) 455-2200 or Caroline Chauvin (518) 455-2411Media Contact: Lauren Brookmeyer (516) 739-1700 or Carol Wilber (518) 828-1529 / Wilber@nysenate.gov ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

June 7, 12:30 PM - 2:06 PM
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Committee Meeting: Codes Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Codes Senator Stephen M. Saland, Chair 10:30 AM, Tuesday, June 7, 2011 Room 123 CAP

June 7, 10:30 AM - 10:48 AM
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Senate Passes Brittany’s Law: Creates Statewide Violent Offender Registry

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R,C,I – 59th District) announced today that The New York State Senate has passed Brittany’s Law (S.3645B), a bill that would establish a statewide violent felony offender registry by requiring offenders to register with the New York State Department of Criminal Justice Services upon release from prison. The law is intended to increase the safety of all New Yorkers by providing access to the list of convicted violent offenders.

May 19, 2011
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Committee Meeting: Codes Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Codes Senator Stephen M. Saland, Chair 10:30 AM, Tuesday, May 24, 2011 Room 123 CAP

May 24, 10:30 AM - 10:48 AM
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