Issues: Crime

SENATOR FARLEY ANNOUNCES BILL TO STRENGTHEN PENALTIES FOR WRONG-WAY AND RECKLESS DRIVERS

 

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) announced the New York State Senate passed legislation to create felony charges for wrong-way and other reckless drivers. The bill (S752) is in response to the significant number of recent vehicle crashes – often fatal - that involve individuals who knowingly or under the influence of alcohol or drugs drove the wrong way on highways and other roads. 

March 14, 2013
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Senate Passes Bill To Strengthen Penalties For Wrong-Way And Reckless Drivers

The New York State Senate today passed legislation to create felony charges for wrong-way and other reckless drivers. The bill (S752),  is in response to the significant number of recent vehicle crashes – often fatal - that involve individuals who knowingly or under the influence of alcohol or drugs drove the wrong way on highways and other roads. “Tragedies have occurred throughout the state because individuals took irresponsible risks before or while driving,” Senate Republican Leader Dean G. Skelos said. “Senator Fuschillo’s bill recognizes the seriousness of the actions of drivers who intentionally drive recklessly and strengthens the penalties accordingly.”

March 13, 2013
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March 12, 3:45 PM - 4:10 PM
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Senator Kennedy Announces Progress in Securing Resources for Operation SNUG, CASA Program

Critical funds for programming to help at-risk youth will be made a priority in Senate budget resolution. 

Kennedy says Senate’s proposal includes funding for Operation SNUG, which combats gang violence, and the Court Appointed Special Advocates program, which assists youth in the Family Court System.

Kennedy: Now we must ensure resources for at-risk youth remain in the final negotiated budget.  

March 11, 2013
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Senator Marchione discusses Second Amendment with Ginny Simone of the NRANews

Senator Marchione was interviewed by NRANews' Ginny Simone before addressing the historic crowd of pro-Second Amendment supporters who recently gathered in Albany.  Senator Marchione discussed her support for preserving and protecting the Second Amendment Constitutional freedoms of all New Yorkers, and outlined her new legislation, the "Second Amendment Protection Act" (Senate Bill S.3948) which would repeal the unconstitutional provisions of the SAFE Act.

March 11, 2013
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Senator Jeff Klein speaks on the Senate Budget Resolution in Senate Session - March 11, 2013 .

Senator Klein discusses the one house budget resolution on the floor of the Senate on Monday, March 11, 2013. This budget resolution was crafted by a bipartisan coalition.

March 11, 2013
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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, March 13, 2013 Room 123 CAP

March 13, 10:00 AM - 10:18 AM
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Monroe County Domestic Violence Consortium Legislative Breakfast on Domestic Violence

Last Thursday morning, I had the privilege to attend the Monroe County Domestic Violence Consortium Legislative Breakfast on Domestic Violence. Here I am with Town of Greece Police Chief Todd Baxter and Town of Gates Police Chief David DiCaro.

March 7, 2013
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Senate Passes the Trafficking Victims Protection and Justice Act

The New York State Senate today passed the “Trafficking Victims Protection and Justice Act” to further protect trafficked children and other victims, and punish the criminals who are responsible for sexual exploitation.

March 6, 2013
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SENATE PASSES THE TRAFFICKING VICTIMS PROTECTION AND JUSTICE ACT

Measure Would Help New York Prevent and Prosecute Sex Trafficking, Protect Adult and Child Victims

The New York State Senate today passed the Trafficking Victims Protection and Justice Act to further protect trafficked children and other victims, and punish the criminals who are responsible for sexual exploitation. The bill (S2511), sponsored by Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma), improves and expands the state’s ability to combat sex trafficking, punishes sex traffickers, and protect the rights of victims in the sex trafficking trade.

March 6, 2013
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SENATE PASSES FUSCHILLO LEGISLATION RAISING PENALTIES FOR FALSE PERSONATION

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today announced that the New York State Senate has passed legislation he sponsors to raise penalties for individuals who seek to evade security and scrutiny at transportation facilities and other public places. The legislation creates stronger penalties for individuals trying to illegally access secure areas at airports, train stations, bus terminals, and other public places, as well for those who steal law enforcement or fire department identification.

March 6, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO’S LEGISLATION TO INCREASE PENALTIES FOR IMPERSONATING A POLICE OFFICER PASSED BY SENATE

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today announced that the New York State Senate has passed legislation he sponsors to raise penalties for criminals who impersonate police officers in order to commit crime.

March 6, 2013
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Senate Acts to Keep Communities Safer From Sexual Predators

The New York State Senate today passed four bills that would keep communities safer from sexual predators. The package of legislation requires more stringent verification requirements for sex offender residency, and strengthens penalties for individuals who help sex offenders evade registration requirements.

March 5, 2013
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Senator O'Brien keeping our school buses safe

ALBANY, N.Y. – With Sen. O’Brien’s yes vote, the State Senate passed legislation yesterday closing a loophole that allowed those convicted of crimes against children and sexual and drug-related crimes to serve as bus monitors.

“With this simple, common-sense legislation, we’ve made concrete gains in protecting our children from potential predators,” O’Brien said. “It was an unfortunate loophole, since existing restrictions on people convicted of those types of crimes only applied to bus drivers. I was proud to stand with my colleagues and update our laws to keep children on school buses safe.”

March 5, 2013
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Senator Marchione Addresses Pro-Second Amendment Rally in Albany

Senator Kathleen Marchione was invited to address the pro-Second Amendment rally that was held on February 28, 2013 in Albany.  Senator Marchione addressed a record capacity crowd, thanked them for standing strong with her in support of preserving Constitutional freedoms and announced her new legislation, the "Second Amendment Protection Act," (Senate Bill S.3948) which would repeal the unconstitutional provisions of the NY SAFE Act.

March 5, 2013
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Senate Passes Bill to Keep Dangerous Criminals Off School Buses

The New York State Senate today passed legislation to protect children by preventing people who have been convicted of crimes involving children, sexual-based offenses, and drug offenses from being a school bus monitor. The bill (S883), sponsored by Senator John Bonacic (R,C,I-Mount Hope), also updates existing laws to include Leandra’s Law convictions in disqualifying a person from being a school bus driver for five years after conviction.

March 4, 2013
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March 4, 2013
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Department of Financial Services to Speek Resolution of Insurance Claims in Areas Affected by SANDY

The NYS Department of Financial Services (DFS) is setting new rules to speed the processing of insurance claims in areas affected by Storm Sandy. The new regulation reduces the amount of time an insurer can delay its decision on a claim, and requires insurers to report to the Department on how many claims it is delaying and the reasons for the delays.

February 27, 2013
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'Guns for Greatness,' which would offer Beyonce tickets to those turning in firearms, gets endorsement of Brooklyn DA Charles Hynes and TV host Nick Cannon

State Sen. Martin Dilan (D-Brooklyn), who has sponsored past gun-buyback programs, said Williams’ proposal “is definitely a good idea.”Read more at New York Daily News.

February 27, 2013
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SENATE REPUBLICANS CALL FOR IMMEDIATE AUDIT OF STATE’S MEDICAID PROGRAM, ANNOUNCE SENATE ROUNDTABLE TO INVESTIGATE ALLEGATIONS OF “COMPLACENT” OMIG

Call to Action Comes in the Wake of Congressional Report on Alleged Waste, Fraud and Mismanagement Within NY Medicaid Program, Inaction of OMIG, Resulting in Potential Loss of Billions in Federal Dollars

Senate Republican Leader Dean Skelos and the Senate Republican Conference today called for an immediate independent audit of New York State’s Medicaid program and announced a forthcoming joint roundtable meeting of the Senate Health and Investigations Committees to investigate allegations of complacency and inaction by the state Office of the Medicaid Inspector General (OMIG).

February 25, 2013
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