Issues: Courts

February 26, 2015
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Murphy authors and passes first bill, victim safety zones

ALBANY, NY - While discussion of so-called "child safety zone" legislation has recently shot to the forefront after a state appellate court decision striking down municipal laws to enact residency requirements for sex offenders, those who have been involved in the issue for years today celebrated a significant legislative victory in Albany.

The Senate passed two bills, one co-prime sponsored by Senator Terrence Murphy that would allow a municipal local option to restrict residency for sex offenders, as well as a bill authored by Murphy that makes it unlawful for a convicted sex offender to reside near their victim.

February 26, 2015
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SENATOR JEFF KLEIN, ASSEMBLYMAN MARCOS CRESPO, SOUNDVIEW HOMEOWNERS & ATTORNEY SUSAN CHANA LASK ANNOUNCE $8 MILLION FEDERAL LAWSUIT AGAINST UNSCRUPULOUS CONTRACTORS & NYC DEPARTMENT OF BUILDINGS

NYC Department of Buildings, Contractors Allegedly Duped Bronx Homeowners Into Spending Life Savings on Unsafe, Uninhabitable Homes

NEW YORK, NY – An unscrupulous contractor and the New York City Department of Buildings (DOB) swindled Bronx homeowners out of millions of dollars by constructing substandard homes and failing to provide new homeowners with valid certificates of occupancy upon closing, alleges an $8 million federal lawsuit announced today by State Senator Jeff Klein (D Bronx/Westchester), Assemblyman Marcos Crespo (D-Bronx), the Soundview Homeowners and Attorney at Law Susan Chana Lask.

February 24, 2015
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TWC: State Senator Pushes SAFE Act Reform

By TWC News StaffThursday, February 12, 2015 at 09:47 AM EST

February 19, 2015
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Senator Bonacic with New York State Court of Appeals Judge Eugene Fahey

Senator Bonacic is pictured with newly appointed New York State Court of Appeals Judge Eugene Fahey

February 10, 2015
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Senator Bonacic with New York State Court of Appeals Judge Leslie Stein

Senator Bonacic is pictured with newly appointed New York State Court of Appeals Judge Leslie Stein

February 10, 2015
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SENATOR BONACIC STATEMENT ON THE CONFIRMATION OF JUDGE STEIN AND JUDGE FAHEY TO THE NEW YORK STATE COURT OF APPEALS

(Albany, NY)- Senator John J. Bonacic, Chairman of the Judiciary Committee, released the following statement on the confirmation of the Hon. Leslie Stein and the Hon. Eugene Fahey to the New York State Court Appeals.

 

February 10, 2015
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The Daily News: Gallivan among sponsors of DWI legislation

Legislation crafted in response to the 2011 death of a Western New York teenager, would make it illegal to leave the scene of an accident while intoxicated.

February 9, 2015
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TWC News: Local State Senator Weighs In on Police Safety and Public Protection in NYC

By TWC News StaffThursday, February 5, 2015 at 05:58 AM EST

February 6, 2015
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Gallivan Re-Introduces Alix's Law

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma) and Assemblywoman Crystal Peoples-Stokes (D-Buffalo) have introduced legislation (S.405/A.4760) that would make it illegal to leave the scene of an accident while intoxicated.

February 6, 2015
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Senator Gallivan Attends First Hearing on Police Safety & Public Protection

The New York State Senate Wednesday held the first in a series of public hearings to provide a thorough review of issues affecting the safety of law enforcement and the public in New York City.

February 4, 2015
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Senator Mike Nozzolio Reappointed Chairman of Senate Budget Sub-Committee for Public Protection

New York State Senator Mike Nozzolio has been reappointed to serve as the Chairman of the New York Senate Budget Sub-Committee for Public Protection.   The Public Protection Budget Sub-Committee is responsible for reviewing all aspects of the criminal justice budget as well as budgets for correctional services, military and naval affairs, the state police, the judiciary and homeland security. Over the course of the next several weeks, the Sub-Committee will be meeting as the Senate prepares its budget proposal for the Fiscal Year 2016.

February 3, 2015
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WGRZ: State Senator Gallivan Proposes SAFE Act Reform

A state lawmaker who wants to see the SAFE Act repealed is now taking a different approach. State Senator Patrick Gallivan's plan calls to peel back one layer at a time.

February 2, 2015
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February 26, 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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The Daily News: Senate approves package of bills to toughen penalties for sex offenders

New York state would have to notify a local municipality whenever a sex offender is transferred from a state facility to a community program or residence, under a bill approved by the state Senate.

January 27, 2015
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Senator David Carlucci’s Statement on NY Treating 16 and 17 Year Olds as Juveniles in Criminal-Justice System

Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester) said, “In October of 2014, I hosted a hearing on New York State's Mental Health Supports and Services, entitled, "Raising the Age." After hearing testimony from mental health professionals and families affected by mental illness, it was clear we need a new system that supports our youth, especially those with disabilities.

January 20, 2015
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January 9, 2015
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TWC News: State Senate to Hold Hearings on police Safety

By: TWC News Staff12/30/2014 09:45 AM

January 9, 2015
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State Senate to Hold Joint Committee Hearings in January About Police Safety and Public Protection

The New York State Senate will hold a series of public hearings convened by four Senate committees starting in early January to examine police safety and public protection in New York City and throughout the state.  The hearings will review serious safety concerns raised by the shooting deaths of two NYPD Officers, Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu, in addition to other recent attacks and hostility directed at law enforcement.

December 29, 2014
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Town of Busti Set To Receive Grant to Improve Court, Senior Center and Town Offices

For Release: Immediate, December 23, 2014

Funds will assist with renovation of town hall

 

ALBANY - Senator Catharine Young (R,I,C- Olean) announced today the approval of the Town of Busti’s grant application as part of the State and Municipal Facilities Program. Through the program, the Town of Busti has been awarded $50,000 for renovations to the town court, the Community/Senior Center, and town administrative offices.

 

December 23, 2014
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