Issues: Crime

SENATOR MARTINS: STRONGER PENALTIES FOR HIT & RUN DRIVERS PASSED BY SENATE

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) announced that the New York State Senate has passed legislation to raise penalties for drivers who leave the scene of an accident which causes injury or death. Senator Martins is a sponsor of the legislation. 

May 13, 2014
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO ANNOUNCES STATE SENATE ENACTS “BRITTANY’S LAW - DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PREVENTION ACT”

New York State Senator Mike Nozzolio today announced the State Senate has taken a tremendous step forward in adopting a tougher stance against violent crime by enacting “Brittany’s Law - Domestic Violence Prevention Act.”   This legislation, S.1850A, sponsored by Senator Nozzolio, will create a publically accessible registry of convicted violent felons.

May 12, 2014
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Senate Passes Bill to Create a Registry of Violent Offenders

The New York State Senate today approved “Brittany’s Law,” a bill that would increase the safety and awareness of communities by creating a public registry of convicted violent felons. The bill (S1850B), sponsored by Senator Michael Nozzolio (R-C, Fayette), establishes a statewide violent felony offender registry by requiring certain convicted felons to register with the New York State Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) upon release from prison.

May 12, 2014
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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, Wednesday, May 14, 2014 Room 124 CAP

May 14, 10:00 AM - 10:03 AM
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SEN. FARLEY REPORTS SENATE APPROVES BILLS TO FIGHT AUTO INSURANCE FRAUD

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) reported the New York State Senate passed legislation to crack down on criminals and scam artists who commit auto insurance fraud that costs New Yorkers billion of dollars in higher insurance premiums, and has caused serious injuries and death to innocent victims.

The bills would significantly reduce auto insurance scams by increasing penalties for those who commit or assist in the fraud.

It has been almost 11 years since the tragic death of Alice Ross, a 71-year-old wife and grandmother who was killed as the result of a fraud-related, staged auto accident in Queens. One of the criminals drove into her car, causing her to lose control of her vehicle, strike a tree and die.

May 8, 2014
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SENATOR FARLEY REPORTS SENATE PASSES BILL TO INCREASE PUNISHMENT OF PERSISTENT CRIMINAL OFFENDERS

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) reported the New York State Senate passed legislation (S3074) that would authorize courts to charge criminals with a felony if they are charged with a misdemeanor after three prior misdemeanor convictions. The bill would address the issue of criminal offenders who persistently commit misdemeanor crimes, including sex offenses, yet avoid more severe felony prison sentences, leaving them free to commit additional crimes.

May 8, 2014
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Klein, Crespo, Sepulveda Call for New Approval Process for Lewd “Juice Bar Strip Clubs”

HUNTS POINT, NY – Standing in front of the infamous nightclub, Platinum Pleasures, in the Hunts Point area of the Bronx, Senator Klein and Assemblyman Crespo announced new legislation mandating that non-alcoholic strip clubs have a cabaret license.

May 7, 2014
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May 7, 2014
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Senate Passes Bill To Give Parole Board More Discretion Over Its Worst Criminals

Legislation prompted by Utica woman’s murder at the hands of a paroled rapist

ALBANY – The State Senate today passed a bill that would allow the State Board of Parole to require a violent felony offender serve his or her maximum term if there’s clear and convincing evidence the inmate’s release would pose an imminent threat to society.

May 7, 2014
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Senate Passes Bill to Increase Punishment of Persistent Criminal Offenders

The New York State Senate passed legislation (S3074) today, sponsored by Senator Martin Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), that would authorize courts to charge criminals with a felony if they are charged with a misdemeanor after three prior

May 7, 2014
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Senate Cracks Down on Hit-and-Run Drivers

The New York State Senate today passed legislation that increases the penalties for leaving the scene of an accident when a death, injury, or damage of property occurs.

May 7, 2014
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SENATE PASSES BILL TO INCREASE PUNISHMENT OF PERSISTENT CRIMINAL OFFENDERS

 

4th Misdemeanor = 1 Felony

 

The New York State Senate passed legislation (S3074) today, sponsored by Senator Martin Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), that would authorize courts to charge criminals with a felony if they are charged with a misdemeanor after three prior misdemeanor convictions. The bill would address the issue of criminal offenders who persistently commit misdemeanor crimes, including sex offenses, yet avoid more severe felony prison sentences, leaving them free to commit additional crimes.

 

May 6, 2014
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SENATOR GALLIVAN, SENATOR VALESKY RELEASE REPORT EXPOSING THE HIGH PREVALENCE OF ELDERLY ABUSE AND EXPLOITATION IN NEW YORK STATE

With Senior Population on the Rise, Experts Predict a Higher Number of Incidents Involving Financial Abuse towards Our Most Vulnerable New Yorkers

 

May 6, 2014
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Senate Passes Bill Requiring Blood Testing After Deadly Accidents

The New York State Senate today passed a bill to help police investigate deadly automobile accidents where alcohol may be a factor.

May 5, 2014
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A Real Travesty of Justice

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz

District 32 Bronx County, New York

Tel 718-991-3161

A Real Travesty of Justice

You should know that the people of the Bronx, especially those residing in the area of the South Bronx which is covered by the 41st Police Precinct, will soon see their crime statistics going up costing their property and car insurance premiums to also go up.

You should also know that the irony of this is that this will happen even though crime in the area has come down and the area has become one of the safest in the Bronx. But because crimes committed inside the prison (house of detention) are applied to local police precincts, the people of the Bronx are the ones being punished and paying the price for it.

May 5, 2014
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STATEMENT BY SENATOR SIMCHA FELDER IN RESPONSE TO ARREST OF GRAFFITI VANDAL IN BORO PARK

"The New York Police Department has proven once more why it’s called New York’s Finest," said Senator Simcha Felder (D-Brooklyn). “When news of this anti-Semitic incident first broke at the conclusion of shabbos, the NYPD, in conjunction with the Boro Park Shomrim, went to work immediately to identify and catch the person responsible for these vile acts, and to restore a sense of peace and security in Boro Park.

May 3, 2014
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Statement by Senator Simcha Felder Regarding Arrests in the Menachem Stark Case

“I hope that the alleged murderers are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law and are condemned to a life behind bars. I am confident that the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office will mount a formidable case and bring justice to the Stark family. As always, my thoughts and prayers remain with the Stark family during this excruciatingly painful time.”

April 29, 2014
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Senator Valesky Takes Action Against Child Sexual Abuse

Senate passes Erin Merryn’s Law, Senator Valesky signs on to child abuse prevention campaign

ALBANY – State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) redoubled his support for programs that combat child sexual abuse today.

April 29, 2014
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Senator Krueger, Assemblymember Peoples-Stokes Hold Public Forum on NYS Marijuana Regulation & Taxation Act

Sen. Krueger and Assemblymember Crystal Peoples-Stokes (D-Buffalo) today held a public forum at the state Capitol on their Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA; S. 6005 / A. 8341) and the need for marijuana law reform in New York State. The forum was held in Hearing Room A of the Legislative Office Building, and featured testimony from advocates and policy experts representing community, law enforcement, and health policy perspectives.

April 28, 2014
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GOLDEN LEGISLATION TO PREVENT CONVICTS FROM CHANGING NAMES WHILE IN PRISON PASSES STATE SENATE

Albany - The New York State Senate passed legislation S.2248A sponsored by Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), that would prevent dangerous criminals from changing their name while incarcerated, on parole or on probation. This measure would protect the rights of victims of violent crime by not allowing violent felons to petition for a name change until they have completed their sentence requirements.

 

"This bill will guarantee that we better track those who have committed some of the most heinous of crimes, and give some piece of mind to victims, that offenders cannot fall through the cracks and become anonymous within our society," Senator Golden said.

 

April 28, 2014
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