Issues: Victims

Senator Parker passes legislation protecting victims of domestic violence

Yesterday, June 16th, Senator Kevin Parker (D21-Brooklyn), passed legislation extending new protections to victims of domestic violence.

June 17, 2010
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Domestic Violence Survivors

For Immediate Release: June 17, 2010

Contact: Ami Shah | shah@senate.state.ny.us | (518) 455-3531

Senator Huntley Stands Together with Domestic Violence Survivors

Legislative package establishes stronger rights, strengthens services

June 16, 2010
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Majority Stands Together With Domestic Violence Survivors

Legislative package establishes stronger rights, strengthens services

The Senate Democratic Majority has passed a package of 12 bills to address the causes and effects of domestic violence in New York. These bills will significantly enhance domestic violence survivors’ safety, improve state services available, and strengthen penalties against those who inflict the pain of domestic violence on others. Measures included in the Majority’s package will:

June 16, 2010
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6/16/2010: Domestic Violence Survivors

Legislative package establishes stronger rights, strengthens services

Albany, NY) The Senate Democratic Majority has passed a package of 12 bills to address the causes and effects of domestic violence in New York. These bills will significantly enhance domestic violence survivors’ safety, improve state services available, and strengthen penalties against those who inflict the pain of domestic violence on others. Measures included in the Majority’s package will:

Increase penalties for witness tampering and repeat offenders of orders of protection.

Prohibit housing and employment discrimination of a survivor based on the violence they may have endured.

June 15, 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 Thursday , June 17, 2010 Off the Floor

June 17, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
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New York State Senator Eric Adams And His 14-Year-Old Filmmaker Son Will Hold A Press Conference To Address Domestic Violence And Teen Dating Violence

NY State Senator Eric Adams and his son, filmmaker and Nickelodeon actor Jordan Coleman, will hold a press conference to introduce Senator Adams’ domestic violence legislation during auditions for Jordan’s upcoming movie Payin’ The Price, which deals with teen dating violence. 

June 13, 2010
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Senator Foley Protects Victims of Domestic Violence

Legislation sponsored by Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) aimed at protecting the rights and security of victims of domestic violence has been signed into law by Governor Paterson.

The new law allows victims of domestic violence to request a court order that requires the Board of Elections to keep their registration records confidential. This means that victims will be afforded an added layer of protection in keeping their new address out of the hands of their abusers.

June 3, 2010
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Parents for Megan's Law Lecture at PS 254 in Richmond Hill

A speaker from Parents for Megan's Law will be present to discuss the prevention programs, advocacy services and counseling they offer. The event is being sponsored by Senator Addabbo and is free to attend.
http://www.parentsformeganslaw.org/

June 17, 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
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The New York Times: New York Child Abuse Bill

May 17, 2010New York Child Abuse BillTo the Editor:Re “Justice for Child Abuse Victims” (editorial, May 16):

May 18, 2010
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Parent's for Megan's Law lecture at PS 58 in Maspeth

Senator Addabbo is sponsoring a lecture by "Parents for Megan's Law' at PS 58 in Maspeth. The lecture is about 30 minutes and will cover the services their organization offers. This is a FREE event.

 

http://www.parentsformeganslaw.org/

June 16, 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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CATCHING CRIMINALS BEFORE THEY STRIKE AGAIN

ALBANY, NY – State Senator and Deputy Majority Leader Jeffrey D. Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), Assemblymember Joseph Morelle (D- Irondequoit), State Senator Eric Adams (D-Brooklyn), State Senator Martin Golden (R-Brooklyn), and State Senator George Onorato (D-Queens) joined representatives from the New York State Sheriffs' Association, the Center for HOPE, and victims’ rights advocates to call for passage of legislation mandating DNA collection upon arrest in an effort to put more criminals behind bars before they strike again.

 

May 11, 2010
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KEEPING SEX OFFENDERS OUT OF PUBLIC HOUSING

Senate Passes Klein Bill to Provide Housing Authorities Monthly Data on Registered Offenders

 

ALBANY, NY – State Senator and Deputy Majority Leader Jeffrey D. Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) announced on Monday that the State Senate passed his legislation to help prevent registered sex offenders from moving into public housing. Last week, Klein unveiled the results from his most recent investigation showing nearly one hundred level 2 and 3 registered sex offenders are illegally living in public housing units in New York City.

 

May 10, 2010
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Little: Strengthen New York's Anti-bullying Laws

     State Senator Betty Little joined several of her Senate Republican colleagues at a news conference in Albany today to urge action on a package of bills they have introduced to address the growing problem of bullying.

May 6, 2010
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Sen. Little sponsors anti-bullying bills

Posted May 4, Adirondack Daily Enterprise

ALBANY - State Sen. Betty Little, R-Queensbury, is one of a group of legislators backing three bills aimed to address hazing, bullying and cyber-bullying.

The one Little is sponsoring would increase penalties for hazing and is sponsored in the Assembly by Ron Canestrari, D-Cohoes. It has been referred to the Codes Committee in both houses.

To read more click HERE.

May 6, 2010
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SENATOR STACHOWSKI SPONSORS RIGHT TO LIFE LOBBY DAY IN ALBANY

4/27/10

SENATOR STACHOWSKI SPONSORS RIGHT TO LIFE LOBBY DAY IN ALBANY

 Senator William T. Stachowski (D-C, Lake View), today sponsored the New York State Right To Life Committee’s 2010 Lobby For Life Day in Albany. 

 A bi-partisan, multi-faith and multi-cultural gathering of approximately 150 members of the statewide Right To Life Committee convened in Albany to listen to legislative leaders speak in support of the Committee’s positions before members proceeded to meet with state representatives.   

April 27, 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, April 26, 2010 Room 612 LOB

The committee will consider the following nomination: Robert S. Kurtz, MD, as a Member of the Correction Medical Review Board.(re-appointment)

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Sponsor

April 26, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
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Senator Adams joins Drivers and State and City Officials to Rally for Taxi Driver Protection Act

April 11, 2010

Courtesy of Thikkana newspaper, Photographer Lovlu Ansar

 

 

April 12, 2010
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Senator Adams joins Drivers and State and City Officials to Rally for Taxi Driver Protection Act

April 11, 2010

Courtesy of Thikkana newspaper, Photographer Lovlu Ansar

 

April 12, 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, April 12, 2010 Room 612 LOB

April 12, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
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