Issues: Crime

RITCHIE BILL WOULD STOP FLEEING FELONS FROM COLLECTING PUBLIC ASSISTANCE

 

Would Require Checks on Felon Status, Parole Violation of Those Applying for Public Assistance

Senator Patty Ritchie today announced Senate approval of her bill that would prevent wanted fugitives from being able to collect public assistance.

June 21, 2012
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Senator Kennedy Announces Senate Closes Loophole to Outlaw Accessing Child Pornograph​y

Senate unanimously passes measure making it illegal to access and view child pornography on the internet

ALBANY, N.Y. – Senator Timothy M. Kennedy, D-58th District, announced the Senate has taken action to close a loophole that pedophiles had exploited to legally access child pornography. The Senate approved legislation Tuesday that updates the state’s penal law to fully prohibit online viewing of child pornography. An individual will be guilty of a class E felony if he or she knowingly accesses child pornography with the intent to view it.

June 20, 2012
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SENATE PASSES LEGISLATION PROHIBITING THE VIEWING OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY

SENATE PASSES LEGISLATION PROHIBITING THE VIEWING OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHYBill Closes Loophole Created by Recent Court of Appeals Ruling    The New York State Senate yesterday passed legislation (S7742) that would make the viewing of child pornography a felony crime. The bill is part of a three-way agreement with the Senate, Assembly and Governor Cuomo to amend current state law to make a person guilty of a crime when the person knowingly accesses child pornography with the intent to view.     The legislation comes after a state Court of Appeals ruling in May 2012 that said viewing child pornography on the Internet is not a crime. This legislation closes that loophole.

June 20, 2012
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Legislation to Update Sex Offenders Photos to Go to Governor

Griffo: Senate Passes Bill To Ensure Updates of Sex Offender ID Mugshots

June 19, 2012
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SENATE PASSES LEGISLATION PROHIBITING THE VIEWING OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY

Bill Closes Loophole Created by Recent Court of Appeals Ruling

The New York State Senate today passed legislation (S7742) sponsored by Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), that would make the viewing of child pornography a felony crime. The bill is part of a three-way agreement with the Senate, Assembly and Governor Cuomo to amend current state law to make a person guilty of a crime when the person knowingly accesses child pornography with the intent to view.

The legislation comes after a state Court of Appeals ruling in May 2012 that said viewing child pornography on the Internet is not a crime. This legislation closes that loophole.

June 19, 2012
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Senate Passes Legislation Prohibiting the Viewing of Child Pornography

The New York State Senate today passed legislation (S7742) sponsored by Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), that would make the viewing of child pornography a felony crime. The bill is part of a three-way agreement with the Senate, Assembly and Governor Cuomo to amend current state law to make a person guilty of a crime when the person knowingly accesses child pornography with the intent to view.

June 19, 2012
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Senate Passes Bill to Protect Social Services Workers From Assault

The New York State Senate today passed legislation, sponsored by Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), to enhance the criminal penalties for assaulting employees of a county social services district while in performance of their duties.  The bill (S7720) represents a three-way agreement with the Governor and Assembly.

June 19, 2012
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Senate acts quickly to close dangerous loophole in state's child pornography laws

Albany, N.Y., Jnne 19—State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) today voted in favor of agreed-upon legislation to prohibit Internet access of child pornography.

In 1996, New York State enacted a law prohibiting the possession of child pornography. However, in a case decided on May 8, 2012, the New York Court of Appeals held that existing state law did not prohibit “accessing and viewing” child pornography on the Internet. The Court specifically invited the Legislature to amend state Penal Law to criminalize accessing child pornography with the intent to view it on the Internet.

June 19, 2012
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Senate Passes 'Alix's Law'

The New York State Senate today passed legislation (S.7577-A), sponsored by Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma), that would hold drunk drivers accountable for leaving the scene of an accident involving their vehicle without investigating it themselves and reporting it to law enforcement.  

June 19, 2012
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SENATE GIVES SECOND OK TO ‘MARK’S LAW’

Revised Bill Aims to Smooth Passage by Assembly

June 19, 2012
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June 19, 2012
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SENATOR SALAND’S CYBERBULLYING BILL PASSES THE SENATE

Senator Steve Saland (R,I,C – Poughkeepsie) announced today the passage of legislation which would provide further protections and procedures for students who are bullied or cyberbullied.

This legislation provides school districts with the tools they need to address bullying and cyberbullying to help ensure that the school environment is safe for all students. This comprehensive measure includes within the definitions of bullying and cyberbullying verbal and non-verbal actions, whether on or off school property, which create a risk of substantial disruption of the school environment.

June 19, 2012
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SENATE PASSES BILL TO CREATE NEW CRIME OF EXPLOITING THE ELDERLY AND VULNERABLE ADULTS

Measure Helps Deter Stealing From Senior Citizens or People With Physical or Mental Disabilities

June 18, 2012
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SENATE PASSES BILLS TO CRACK DOWN ON ORGANIZED RETAIL CRIME

SENATE PASSES BILLS TO CRACK DOWN ON ORGANIZED RETAIL CRIME     The New York State Senate today passed legislation, sponsored by Senator Lee Zeldin (R, C, I- Shirley), that would crack down on organized retail crime, a growing problem that harms businesses and their customers.    According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, organized retail theft is an industry that costs United States retailers about $30 billion per year. Supermarket losses account for $15 billion of that annual theft.  Additionally, state and local governments are losing out on tens of millions of dollars annually in lost sales tax and excise fee revenue.

June 18, 2012
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Senate Passes Bills to Crack Down on Organized Retail Crime

The New York State Senate today passed legislation, sponsored by Senator Lee Zeldin (R, C, I- Shirley), that would crack down on organized retail crime, a growing problem that harms businesses and their customers. According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, organized retail theft is an industry that costs United States retailers about $30 billion per year. Supermarket losses account for $15 billion of that annual theft.  Additionally, state and local governments are losing out on tens of millions of dollars annually in lost sales tax and excise fee revenue.

June 18, 2012
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SENATE PASSES BILL TO CREATE NEW CRIME OF EXPLOITING THE ELDERLY AND VULNERABLE ADULTS

SENATE PASSES BILL TO CREATE NEW CRIME OF EXPLOITING THE ELDERLY AND VULNERABLE ADULTSMeasure Helps Deter Stealing From Senior Citizens or People With Physical or Mental Disabilities    The New York State Senate today responded to the need for increased protection against financial exploitation of elderly and vulnerable adults by passing legislation to make such actions a crime. The legislation (S6712), sponsored by Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma), gives district attorneys and police the tools they need to prosecute instances of financial exploitation of vulnerable elderly or people with physical or mental disabilities.

June 18, 2012
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Senate Passes Bill to Create New Crime of Exploiting the Elderly and Vulnerable Adults

The New York State Senate today responded to the need for increased protection against financial exploitation of elderly and vulnerable adults by passing legislation to make such actions a crime. The legislation (S6712), sponsored by Senator Patrick M.

June 18, 2012
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New Law Will Help Combat Cyberbullying

The New York State Senate today passed legislation, sponsored by Senator Steve Saland (R-I-C, Poughkeepsie), that would provide further protections and procedures for students who are bullied or cyberbullied. The legislation clarifies and expands the Dignity for All Students Act, an anti-cyberbullying law enacted in 2010 and creates guidelines for local school districts to develop policies and procedures to address the problem.

"This legislation provides school districts with the tools they need to address bullying and cyberbullying to help ensure that the school environment is safe for all students," Senator Saland said.

June 18, 2012
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Statement by Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos on Bill Preventing Prohibiting Access of Child Pornography

“Viewing child pornography is a despicable act. This legislation will help protect children by imposing tough new penalties on people who view or possess child pornography. I applaud Senator Golden for his leadership on this issue which is at the top of the Senate’s criminal justice agenda, and I thank Governor Cuomo for working with us to achieve a bipartisan agreement.”

June 17, 2012
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