Issues: Crime

Senate Holds Annual Animal Advocacy Day Event and Passes Legislation to Protect Animals

The New York State Senate today passed legislation to further protect animals and people from harm and cruelty as part of the Legislature’s annual Animal Advocacy Day.

June 3, 2015
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Ortt Announces Action to be Taken on Bills to Fight New York’s Heroin Crisis

Senate Heroin Task Force Expected to Pass Several Heroin-Related Bills Before End of Session

New York State Senate Joint Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction Co-Chair, Senator Rob Ortt (R,C,I – North Tonawanda) today announced the Senate will soon be acting on several bills to help decrease heroin deaths and put more drug dealers behind bars for selling dangerous opioids. Senator Ortt, along with Task Force Co-Chairs Senator George A. Amedore, Jr. (R,C,I – Rotterdam) and Senator Terrence Murphy (R,C,I – Yorktown), said the Senate is expected to vote on the package of bills next week, before the end of the legislative session.

June 3, 2015
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Senate passes Griffo's bill to reduce early release of most violent criminals

Legislation stems from 2011 murder of Linda Turner by Robert Blainey in North Utica motel

June 2, 2015
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Senator Klein Speaks on Ildefonso Romero, Jr.'s Law

State Senator Jeff Klein speaks on his Senate bill, S.3178A, which enacts "Ildefonso Romero, Jr.'s law" to establish a felony offense of aggravated assault when it results in serious injury or death. 

June 2, 2015
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ADDABBO VOTES TO RAISE PENALTIES FOR OFFENDERS WHO GROPE AND GRIND AGAINST INNOCENT PASSENGERS IN PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

Queens, NY (June 1, 2015):  NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. recently joined with his Senate colleagues in approving legislation (S.3243) that would crack down on criminals on public transportation who grope and grind against other passengers in a sexual manner. The bill would raise penalties for this type of abominable behavior from a misdemeanor to a much more serious felony charge.  

June 2, 2015
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State Senator Jeff Klein passes “Ildefonso Romero Jr.’s Law” creating new felony charge for aggravated assault leading to serious injury or death

Romero’s family pushes for bill to become law to bring justice to other families

Albany, NY — State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) today passed “Ildefonso Romero, Jr.’s Law” which creates a felony charge for aggravated assault that results in serious injury or death.

June 1, 2015
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SERINO BILL STRENGTHENS LAW TO PROTECT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VICTIMS

SERINO BILL STRENGTHENS LAW TO PROTECT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VICTIMS

 

ALBANY—Senator Sue Serino (R, C, I—Hyde Park) today announced the passage of her bill that would strengthen protections for victims of domestic violence by increasing access to the judges needed to arraign offenders.

June 1, 2015
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RITCHIE: DON’T USE COUNTY ‘SEALS OF APPROVAL’ ON SAFE ACT

Senate OKs Measure Sought by County Clerks

June 1, 2015
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Senate Passes Bills to Improve Information Available About Sexual Predators

The New York State Senate today passed a package of bills to provide increased monitoring of convicted sex offenders and improve access to important information to better notify employers, schools, and concerned members of the community. A bill (

June 1, 2015
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Ortt Introduces Legislation That Strengthens Criminal Penalties for Work Zone Crashes

Bill to Create New Crimes of Vehicular Assault and Manslaughter in Work Zones Passes in Senate

State Senator Rob Ortt (R,C,I – North Tonawanda) has introduced critical measures to help protect workers in active work zones and deter erratic and distracted driving in these zones. Recently passed in the Senate, the bill (S2975) would strengthen criminal penalties for motorists driving recklessly in work zones.

June 1, 2015
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Senate Passes the "Protect Our Children Act" and Other Measures to Prevent Child Abuse

The New York State Senate today passed crucial measures to help protect the most vulnerable children from abuse, maltreatment, and exploitation. The three bills create new crimes and strengthen penalties to stop future abuse, address the use of the Internet in promoting child sexual abuse, and build upon existing laws preventing female genital mutilation.

May 28, 2015
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Ortt's Bill to Better Protect Children Passes in Senate

Senator Ortt Passes the “Protect Our Children Act” Strengthening Laws Against Abuse and Endangerment of a Child

 The “Protect Our Children Act” (S2964), sponsored by State Senator Rob Ortt (R,C,I – North Tonawanda), would help ensure appropriate punishment for cruel and repeated mistreatment of children. This bill passed today in the New York State Senate. The measure would create a new crime of aggravated murder of a child. An individual convicted of this crime would receive a life sentence without the possibility of parole.

May 28, 2015
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NY SENATE PASSES BONACIC’S BILL TO PROTECT SCHOOL CHILDREN AT BUS STOPS

(Albany, NY)- Senator Bonacic is pleased to announce that the NY Senate has passed Senate Bill S.1634, which he sponsored. The bill would amend the vehicle and traffic law by increasing the penalties for passing a stopped school bus. Current law provides that an individual convicted two or more times of speeding in a construction zone be subject to sixty days suspension of his or her driver’s license. However, passing a stopped school bus two or more times does not carry the same penalty. This legislation would remedy that inconsistency.

May 28, 2015
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Senate Passes Bill to Prevent Criminals from Evading Supervision

The New York State Senate today passed legislation (S2305), sponsored by Senator Patricia Ritchie (R-C, Heuvelton), to protect the public from criminals who try to evade supervision by tampering with electronic monit

May 27, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS: STRONGER PENALTIES FOR DRIVERS WHO KILL OR INJURE SOMEONE WHILE DRIVING WITH A SUSPENDED OR REVOKED LICENSE PASSED BY SENATE

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) today announced that legislation he sponsored to strengthen penalties for individuals who kill or injure someone while driving with a suspended or revoked license has been passed by the New York State Senate. 

May 27, 2015
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Kennedy: As Child Porn Continues to Pervade Internet & Feds Strain Under Caseload, New York Must Crack Down

New Legislation from Kennedy Aligns State Law With Federal Law, Creates New Aggravated Promotion and Aggravated Possession Charges 

Kennedy Bill Calls for Enhanced Penalties for Promotion and Possession of Prepubescent or Violent Child Pornography 

May 26, 2015
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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 - 10:04 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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