Issues: Crime

Senator Sets Forth Legislative Effort to Improve Child Protective Servcies

OCFS asked to review records for any calls prior to the death of Nayla Hodnett

 

ALBANY – With the perpetrator still at-large following a year-long investigation into the tragic passing of Nayla Hodnett, Senator Catharine M. Young (R,C,I-Olean) is doing her part to help raise awareness about the case and bring new details to light.

 

In a letter to the Acting Commissioner of the State’s Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS), Senator Young has asked Commissioner Sheila Poole to review the records of the State’s Central Register of Child Abuse and Maltreatment regarding allegations or incidents of possible abuse to Nayla prior to her passing.

 

May 22, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS: SENATE APPROVES CREATION OF STATEWIDE REGISTRY OF VIOLENT OFFENDERS

“The Domestic Violence Protection Act-Brittany’s Law” Would Provide Public with Access to Information About Potentially Dangerous Felons 

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) announced that the New York State Senate passed The Domestic Violence Protection Act-Brittany’s Law to increase the safety and awareness of communities by increasing access to information about convicted violent felons. The legislation (S513), of which Senator Martins is a sponsor, would create a publicly accessible registry of all individuals convicted of a violent felony and allow local law enforcement to keep track of their location.

May 21, 2015
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Committee Meeting: Crime Victims, Crime and Correction Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Crime Victims, Crime and Correction  Senator Patrick Gallivan, Chair  10:00 AM, Thursday, May 28, 2015  Room 123 CAP

May 28, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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SENATOR SQUADRON ANNOUNCES SECURITY UPGRADE TO BARUCH ADDITION

Squadron Details Over $240K In State Funding He Secured For Improvements

Squadron Engages NYCHA Residents in Security Discussion

NEW YORK – State Senator Daniel Squadron engaged Baruch Addition residents today at a meeting to discuss the implementation of over $240,000 in State funding that he allocated for security improvements. The event also included NYCHA City Capital Projects Director Kate Seely-Kirk, and was co-hosted by the Baruch Addition Resident Association, New York City Housing Authority and Grand Street Settlement.

May 21, 2015
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Senate Passes Bills to Strengthen Penalties for Crimes Against Firefighters and Retired Police

The New York State Senate today passed two bills to protect the first responders and law enforcement professionals who protect our communities.

May 20, 2015
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SERINO FIGHTS FOR JUSTICE TO BE SERVED First Bill to Pass the Senate Authorizes Judges to Impose Consecutive Sentences

 

SERINO FIGHTS FOR JUSTICE TO BE SERVED

First Bill to Pass the Senate Authorizes Judges to Impose Consecutive Sentences

ALBANY—Senator Sue Serino (R, C, I—Hyde Park) today announced that her first bill to pass in the Senate would authorize judges to impose consecutive sentences when two or more lives are lost as a result of a single criminal act.

“Under the current law, regardless of the number of victims killed during a single act, sentencing must run concurrently despite an opinion of a judge to the contrary,” said Senator Serino. “The result is often a punishment that fails to fit the crime, damaging the public’s trust in the law and allowing perpetrators to get off easy.”

May 20, 2015
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SEN. FARLEY ANNOUNCES SENATE PASSES BILL TO CREATE A REGISTRY OF VIOLENT OFFENDERS

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) reported that he and his colleagues in the New York State Senate recently approved The Domestic Violence Protection Act –Brittany’s Law, a bill that would increase the safety and awareness of communities by increasing access to information about convicted violent felons. The bill (S513) would create a publicly accessible registry of all individuals convicted of a violent felony and allow local law enforcement to keep track of their location.

May 20, 2015
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SENATE PASSES BILL TO CREATE A REGISTRY OF VIOLENT OFFENDERS

(Albany, NY)- Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I-Mt. Hope) is pleased to announce that The Domestic Violence Protection Act, also known as “Brittany’s Law”, has passed the Senate. The bill, S513, would increase the safety and awareness of communities by increasing access to information about convicted violent felons. It would create a publicly accessible registry of all individuals convicted of a violent felony and allow local law enforcement to keep track of their location.

May 19, 2015
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RITCHIE ANNOUNCES BIPARTISAN BILL AIMED AT STOPPING PARENTAL KIDNAPPING

Measure Would Make it a Felony for Non-Custodial Parent to Abduct a Child

May 19, 2015
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Local Family, Officials Call For Action To Honor The Life of a Domestic Violence Survivor

“Domestic Violence Protection Act – Brittany’s Law” will protect others from becoming victims

 

ALBANY – If a violent offender registry had been in place, perhaps Shannon Pepper would be alive today. Shannon, the victim of the most brutal domestic violence attack in Cattaraugus County history, tragically died in an accidental fire this past February. Her abuser, Anthony Nevone, had a prior record which he hid from Shannon.

 

Linda Randolph, the mother of Shannon Pepper; Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I-Olean) and Assemblyman Joseph Giglio (R,I,C-Gowanda) joined the family of murder victims at the Capitol today to call on the state Assembly to act on the “Domestic Violence Protection Act – Brittany’s Law.”

 

May 18, 2015
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Brittany’s Law Seeks to Create Registry of Violent Offenders

Senator Ortt Co-Sponsors Bill Named for Central New York Girl Murdered in 2009

 

A bill co-sponsored by State Senator Rob Ortt (R,C,I – North Tonawanda) would help protect community members from violent crime and domestic abuse crimes by providing them access to vital information. The New York State Senate today passed “The Domestic Violence Protection Act,” commonly known as “Brittany’s Law,” which would create a public registry of convicted violent felons.

 

May 18, 2015
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Senate Passes Measure to Prohibit Registered Sex Offenders from Holding School Leadership Positions

The New York State Senate today passed legislation (S4153), sponsored by Senator Kenneth LaValle (R-C-I, Port Jefferson), that would prevent registered sex offenders from obtaining leadership positions within schools

May 18, 2015
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Senate Passes “The Domestic Violence Protection Act - Brittany’s Law”

ALBANY, 05/18/15 –  State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I) announced today that legislation he co-sponsors known as “The Domestic Violence Protection Act - Brittany’s Law” received senate approval for a fifth time.  

The legislation (S.513) 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 18, 2015
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Senate Passes Bill to Create a Registry of Violent Offenders

The New York State Senate today approved The Domestic Violence Protection Act –Brittany’s Law, a bill that would increase the safety and awareness of communities by increasing access to information about convicted violent felons.

May 18, 2015
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SENATOR BRAD HOYLMAN AND MANHATTAN DISTRICT ATTORNEY CYRUS VANCE, JR. UNVEIL LEGISLATION TO FIGHT PUBLIC CORRUPTION

Recommendations from D.A. Vance’s White Collar Crime Task Force

Hoylman: “Public corruption in Albany is a scourge that has infected the highest levels of our legislative leadership. Our prosecutors need new tools to root out these sophisticated crimes”

NEW YORK — Today, State Senator Brad Hoylman (D-Manhattan) unveiled a package of legislation to give state and local prosecutors new tools to combat public corruption and other white collar crimes.

May 18, 2015
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SEN. FARLEY REPORTS SENATE PASSES BILLS TO PROTECT VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND CHILD ABUSE

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) announced that he and his colleagues in the New York State Senate recently passed two measures to strengthen protections for victims of domestic violence and children at risk of abuse. The bills would create new safeguards for victims who testify against their abusers in court, as well as establish a commission to study and recommend methods of preventing child abuse in New York.

Statistics show that violent attacks against women are often committed by their domestic partners or someone close to them. As a result, these individuals fear reprisal and are less likely to testify against their abusers in court.

May 18, 2015
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Senator Young's Legisaltion Passed To Provide Further Protections for Victims of Domestic Violence

Legislation will allow domestic violence victims to testify via close-circuit television

ALBANY – According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics’ National Crime Victimization Survey, only about 48 percent of all violent victimizations are reported to police. Today, the state Senate passed legislation, authored by Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I- Olean), that will provide stronger protections for victims of domestic violence in order to encourage them to report their abuse to the authorities.

“Every nine seconds a woman in the United States is assaulted or beaten and according to studies 84 percent of women visiting hospital emergency rooms for domestic violence were injured by their intimate partners,” said Senator Young.

May 13, 2015
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Senate Passes Bills to Protect Victims of Domestic Violence and Child Abuse

The New York State Senate today passed two measures to strengthen protections for victims of domestic violence and children at risk of abuse.

May 13, 2015
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Senate Passes Bill to Help Stop Prescription Drug Abuse By Preventing the Theft and Sale of Blank Prescription Forms

The New York State Senate today passed a measure to help stop illegal prescription drugs from entering the black market when criminals steal and sell blank prescription forms.

May 12, 2015
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