Issues: Victims

Legislative Wrap-Up March 1, 2010: Senate Protects Crime/Fraud Victims And Provides Equal Justice And Emergency Care for New Yorkers

The Senate Majority passed a powerful package of bills enhancing civil protections, and providing for increased access to emergency care resources.

 

Today’s legislative package affords broad protections for New Yorkers by:

March 1, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Crime Victims, Crime and Correction Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Crime Victims, Crime and Correction Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson, Chair 12:30 PM, Monday, February 22, 2010 Room 612 LOB

February 22, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
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Zero-Tolerance of Violence

      As a man who deeply loves and respects my wife of over 30 years and as a grandfather with ten grandchildren, I have worked hard to build a world free of violence, a world that respects women and protects our most vulnerable populations. I have fought hate crimes in my district, provided help to victims of violent crimes, sponsored last month's March for Peace Against Gun and Youth Violence, and proposed legislation to classify violence against women as hate crimes (S.2788).

February 8, 2010
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Padavan, Golden, Lanza Call For Stronger Laws To Protect Women From Abusers

Three New York City State Senators today called for stronger laws to protect women from abusers in the wake of the gruesome murder of a Flushing, Queens woman who had filed at least five orders of protection against her murderer, Huang Chen, before he killed her.  In 2006, the suspected murderer spent 30 days in jail for choking and punching the same woman in the face.

February 8, 2010
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Public Hearing: Joint Legislative Budget Hearing: Public Protection

New York State Senate Finance Committee Chair Carl Kruger, and Assembly Ways and Means Committee Chair Herman “Denny” Farrell will conduct a joint budget hearing focused on funding for public protection and keeping our communities safe. When: Monday, February 8 @ 9:30 A.M. Where: Hearing Room B – Legislative Office Building Expected to Testify:NYS Office of Court Administration,  Ann Pfau, Chief Administrative JudgeNYS Office of Home Land Security, Thomas Donlon, Director

February 8, 9:30 AM - 12:45 PM
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February 8, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
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February 1, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
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Senate Acts To Protect Nurses From Violence

Legislation Raises Assault Penalty to Class C or D

January 25, 2010
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Senator Valesky Calls for Responsible Budget Action and Long-Term Solutions

ALBANY, N.Y.—Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) echoed the call for long-term budget solutions made by Governor Paterson during his Executive Budget presentation today.

January 20, 2010
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January 19, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Organizations responding to the Haiti Earthquake

** Information on finding family members, and conditions on Haiti, is being provided by calling the following number at the State Department: 1 (800) 407-4747For Donations:• American Red Cross International

Donation Phone #: (800) HELP-NOW     Website: http://redcross.org 

January 15, 2010
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NYS Conference of Black Senators offer their support and prayers to the families and friends affected by this terrible natural disaster in Haiti

Members of the NYS Conference of Black Senators sent messages of prayers and support today, to families and friends that have been affected by the tragic earthquake that took place south of Port-Au Prince, Haiti yesterday. “The Haitian community is a very vibrant and important part of our districts and we will do everything possible to aid them during this painful time”, Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson of the 36th District (Westchester and Bronx), Chairwoman of the NYS Conference of Black Senators (CBS).

January 13, 2010
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Leandra's Law signed into law

Governor Paterson signs the Child Passenger Protection Act, also known as Leandra’s Law, making penalties on drunk driving with child passengers the toughest in the nation. Sponsored by Senator Martin Malavé Dilan (D-Brooklyn) in the Senate, Leandra’s Law, makes it a first-time felony offense for driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs or both while transporting passengers age 15 and under. The measure also requires the use of mandatory ignition interlock systems if convicted.

November 20, 2009
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Senator Hassell-Thompson Holds Press Conference on Child Victims Act

Senator Hassell-Thompson Holds Press Conference on Child Victims Act with Assemblywoman Markey and Reverend Anthony Evans

October 16, 2009
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Queens Chronicle: Pols say no room in Queens for hate crime

By Liz Rhoades

October 15, 2009

Outraged public officials — many of them openly gay — denounced Monday the vicious attack last week on a gay College Point man.

   City Council Speaker Christine Quinn (D-Manhattan), who is gay, led a contingent of speakers at a press conference outside New York Hospital Queens in Flushing where Jack Price, 49, is slowly recovering from the brutal beating carried out by two men early Friday. Price, who was able to identify his attackers before being put in an induced coma, is now listed in fair condition.

October 15, 2009
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GOVERNOR PATERSON SIGNS LEGISLATION TO STRENGTHEN PROTECTIONS FOR VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Governor David A. Paterson today signed into law a bill to enhance protections for victims of domestic violence. The new legislation, a program bill introduced by the Governor last spring and whose terms were agreed upon between the Governor and legislative leaders, holds individuals more accountable for their abusive actions and improves upon the court system’s response to affected families.

October 9, 2009
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Senator Serrano Honored for Advocacy Against Domestic Violence

Today Senator Serrano was honored for his support of the Mount Sinai Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention Program (SAVI), and for his commitment to combating sexual assault and domestic violence in underserved areas.

“It is vital that survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault have advocates  and counselors available to support them through a process that is often very painful,” said Senator Serrano.

October 1, 2009
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NYS SENATOR ERIC ADAMS COMMEMORATES THE LIFE OF BENNY A. LYDE AT A LINCOLN PLACE CO-NAMING CEREMONY

NYS SENATOR ERIC ADAMS JOINS OTHER ELECTED OFFICIALS AT THE CO-NAMING CEREMONY OF LINCOLN PLACE IN HONOR OF BENNY A. LYDE

NYS Senator Eric Adams joins many other elected officials to celebrate the life of Benny A. Lyde at a street co-naming ceremony on Lincoln Place. The installation of new Crown Heights street signs was unveiled on Lincoln Place between New York Avenue and Brooklyn Avenue. Lincoln Place will henceforth be co-named Benny A. Lyde Place.

September 30, 2009
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Statement By the New York State Senate Democratic Conference Commemorating September 11th

“Eight years ago, we witnessed the most horrific terrorist attack ever launched on our nation’s soil. Thousands lost their lives and millions were left shaken with despair. Though our resolve to co-exist in a free and tolerant society was tested, our courage and commitment to band together was never in question. “Today, we honor the men and women whose lives were taken far before their time and those brave individuals of the NYPD, FDNY and Port Authority who in service to their nation gave the last full measure of devotion.

September 11, 2009
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