Issues: Codes

Senate Passes Interstate Compact For Juveniles

Agreement Will Formalize Procedures For Dealings With Youthful Offenders

The New York State Senate passed legislation (S.2551A) this week introduced by Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R,C,I – 59th District), that would make New York State a full member to The Interstate Compact For Juveniles. The Compact is a legal contract between all 50 states, establishing formal procedures to facilitate the return of runaways, and a uniform system to manage juvenile offenders residing in other states.

May 19, 2011
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Grisanti seeks to reduce public marijuana penalty

ALBANY — Legislation proposed by a freshman senator from Buffalo would make smoking marijuana in public a violation instead of the more serious criminal misdemeanor charge.

“The law’s outdated,” State Sen. Mark Grisanti, a Republican, said of a 1977 law that decriminalized small amounts of marijuana possession but that critics say has been misinterpreted by some police agencies over the years.

Grisanti said his bill, which has a sponsor in the Assembly, would save time and money for police and prosecutors.

The 1977 law made possession of less than seven-eighths of an ounce of marijuana a violation instead of a criminal offense unless the drug was in “public view.”

May 14, 2011
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Committee Meeting: Codes Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Codes Senator Stephen M. Saland, Chair 10:30 AM, Tuesday, May 17, 2011 Room 123 CAP

May 17, 10:30 AM - 10:40 AM
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Committee Meeting: Codes Meeting

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

May 10, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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Committee Meeting: Codes Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Codes Senator Stephen M. Saland, Chair 10:30 AM, Tuesday, May 3, 2011 Room 123 CAP

May 3, 10:30 AM - 10:44 AM
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Senator Valesky Named Co-Chair of New York State Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus

State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) has been named co-chair of the New York State Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus. The bi-partisan group, made up of legislators from both the Assembly and Senate, focuses on legislative issues concerning sportsmen and women, including fishing, hunting and other outdoor-related activities.

April 18, 2011
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Committee Meeting: Codes

Senate Standing Committee on Codes Senator Stephen M. Saland, Chair 10:30 AM, Tuesday, April 12, 2011 Room 123 CAP

April 12, 10:30 AM - 10:47 AM
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Committee Meeting: Codes Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Codes Senator Stephen M. Saland, Chair 10:30 AM, Tuesday, April 5, 2011 Room 123 CAP

April 5, 10:30 AM - 10:40 AM
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SENATOR SALAND PASSES SEVERAL BILLS TO PROVIDE ENHANCED PROTECTIONS FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VICTIMS

Senator Steve Saland (R, I, C - Poughkeepsie) today announced that the Senate has passed his legislation that requires the court to consider certain risk factors to the victim when determining bail (S.1414A), allows for the entering of an order of protection upon sentencing (S.1428),  amends the definitions of “victim of domestic violence” and “family and household members” for the purposes of domestic violence prevention (S.4222), and  imposes stricter regulations on the purchasing of a firearm based upon conviction for certain misdemeanor crimes of domestic violence (S.4244). 

March 30, 2011
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Committee Meeting: Codes Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Codes Senator Stephen M. Saland, Chair 10:30 AM, Tuesday, March 29, 2011 Room 123 CAP

March 29, 10:30 AM - 10:41 AM
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Video: Gallivan Pushes for Death Penalty for Cop Killers

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R,C,I -- 59th District), a former member of the New York State Police and Sheriff of Erie County calls for a reinstatement of the death penalty for those who murder police officers, peace officers or corrections officers in New York State.

March 22, 2011
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Committee Meeting: Codes Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Codes Senator Stephen M. Saland, Chair 10:30 AM, Tuesday, March 15, 2011 Room 123 CAP

March 15, 10:30 AM - 10:44 AM
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Committee Meeting: Codes Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Codes Senator Stephen M. Saland, Chair 10:30 AM, Tuesday, March 8, 2011 Room 123 CAP

March 8, 10:30 AM - 11:04 AM
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Committee Meeting: Codes Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Codes Senator Stephen M. Saland, Chair 10:30 AM, Tuesday, March 1, 2011 Room 123 CAP

March 1, 10:30 AM - 10:35 AM
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SENATOR SALAND’S LEGISLATION TO STRENGTHEN PENALTIES AGAINST CHILD PORNOGRAPHY PASSES SENATE

            Senator Steve Saland (R,C Poughkeepsie), today announced that the New York State Senate has passed his legislation (S.1417A) imposing stricter penalties on criminals who possess or promote child pornography.

February 14, 2011
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SENATOR SALAND’S LEGISLATION TO PERMIT CHILD VICTIMS AND WITNESSES TO TESTIFY VIA CLOSED CIRCUIT TELEVISION PASSES THE SENATE

            Senator Steve Saland (R, I, C - Poughkeepsie) today announced that the Senate has passed his legislation to minimize the emotional harm to child victims and witnesses in murder, attempted murder cases, (S.1433), or criminal assault and endangering the welfare of a child (S.2194) cases by allowing them to testify via closed-circuit television.

February 8, 2011
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Committee Meeting: Codes Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Codes Senator Stephen M. Saland, Chair 10:30 AM, Tuesday, January 25, 2011 Room 123 CAP

January 25, 10:30 AM - 10:55 AM
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Committee Meeting: Codes Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Codes Senator Stephen M. Saland, Chair 10:30 AM, Tuesday, February 1, 2011 Room 123 CAP

February 1, 10:30 AM - 10:39 AM
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FUSCHILLO BILL TO CREATE STRONGER PENALTIES FOR PROFESSIONAL SHOPLIFTERS APPROVED BY SENATE CODES COMMITTEE

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that the Senate Codes Committee has approved legislation he sponsored to raise penalties for criminals who use “booster bags” and other anti-security devices to steal merchandise from store shelves.

January 28, 2011
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January 14, 2011
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