Issues: Codes

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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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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