Issues: Crime

SQUADRON WELCOMES BLOOMBERG'S SUPPORT FOR MARIJUANA REFORM, URGES ALBANY TO PASS LEGISLATION NOW

NEW YORK -- State Senator Daniel Squadron, the sponsor of legislation (S3105) to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana in public view, welcomed Mayor Bloomberg's support for the bill and the change to NYC policy announced in today's State of the City. Squadron released the following statement:

"Legislation I carry would reform the in-plain-view marijuana possession statute and the inconsistent way it's enforced. 

February 14, 2013
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NYC Council: Public Hearing on Central Park Jogger Case (Comptroller Liu and Senator Bill Perkins)

Senator Bill Perkins insists that for the sake of justice,the Central Park Five must be paid!

 

The time has come, the moment is now! This is not the first time we have heard a

lengthy and detailed outline and enumeration of the particulars of the Central Park

Five case. These are a stark and distressing set of facts. No more need be said.

Except, having been there, with the five, from the beginning: as a neighbor, as a

February 13, 2013
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Press Conference prior to NYC Council's Public Hearing on Central Park Jogger Case (left to right: Raymond Santana Jr., Sen. Bill Perkins, and Kharey Wise)

 

Senator Bill Perkins insists that for the sake of justice,the Central Park Five must be paid!

 

The time has come, the moment is now! This is not the first time we have heard a

lengthy and detailed outline and enumeration of the particulars of the Central Park

February 13, 2013
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Forum/Town Hall: The Case of the Central Park Five and Its Impact on New York’s Criminal Justice Arena.

Senator Bill Perkins insists that for the sake of justice,the Central Park Five must be paid!

 

The time has come, the moment is now! This is not the first time we have heard a

lengthy and detailed outline and enumeration of the particulars of the Central Park

Five case. These are a stark and distressing set of facts. No more need be said.

Except, having been there, with the five, from the beginning: as a neighbor, as a

February 16, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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Griffo Law Gets Tough On Bank Robbers

(Albany) – New York State Senator Joseph A.

February 13, 2013
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Crime Stoppers Phone-A-Thon

On Thursday, I had the privilege to visit the 9th Annual Rochester Area Crime Stopper's Phone-A-Thon and take phone calls during the lunch hour. To read more about this great organization and the work they do to keep our community safe, visit their website at www.roccrimestoppers.com.

February 12, 2013
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SENATE PASSES BILLS TO PROMOTE BUS PASSENGER SAFETY

Legislation Would Prevent Sex Offenders from Becoming Bus Drivers and Strengthen Penalties for Passing Stopped School Buses

February 11, 2013
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NYS SENATE PASSES SENATOR DEFRANCISCO'S BILL NAMED AFTER THE LATE TIFFANY HEITKAMP

Senator John A. DeFrancisco (R-I-C Syracuse) announced that his bill (S1790), which would create a link between all of a person’s driving under the influence of alcohol or drug offenses, passed the New York State Senate today, February 11,2013.

Named after the late Tiffany Heitkamp, who was killed during an alcohol related boating accident in July of 2006, the bill would link Boating While Intoxicated (BWI), with Snowmobiling While Intoxicated (SWI), Driving While Intoxicated (DWI), and driving an ATV while intoxicated. Under current law, there is no linkage between these offenses, making it possible to be convicted of two or more separate offenses by using different motorized vehicles and still be treated as a first time offender.

February 11, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO: SENATE APPROVES STRONGER PENALTIES FOR HIT & RUN DRIVERS

            Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that the New York State Senate has passed legislation he is sponsoring to raise penalties for drivers who leave the scene of an accident which causes injury or death. 

February 11, 2013
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SENATE PASSES FUSCHILLO LEGISLATION TO HELP POLICE POSITIVELY IDENTIFY SUSPECTS

Proposed Law Would Give Police Officers Routine Digital Access to an Individual’s Driver License Photo in the Field

February 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 12Noon, Tuesday, February 12, 2013 Room 123 CAP

February 12, 12:00 PM - 12:08 PM
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO: STRONGER PENALTIES FOR HIT & RUN DRIVERS APPROVED BY SENATE TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE

            Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that legislation he is sponsoring to raise penalties for drivers who leave the scene of an accident which causes injury or death has been approved by the Senate’s Transportation Committee. 

February 1, 2013
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O'Mara issues reminder: New York State seeking correction officer candidates

Albany, N.Y., January 29—State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) reminded area residents today that the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS) is currently undertaking a statewide correction officer recruitment effort.

A state Civil Service examination to fill new positions has been scheduled for April 13, 2013.  Those interested in taking the exam must file an application by Monday, February 25, 2013.

January 30, 2013
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Governor Cuomo Outlines 2013-2014 Executive Budget to Maintain Fiscal Responsibility and Continue to Invest in Economic Growth

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo unveiled the proposed 2013-14Executive Budget and Management Plan that builds on two years of balanced, fiscally responsible budgeting and invests in economic development, education reform, rebuilding after Superstorm Sandy, provides support to local governments and school districts, and includes no new taxes or fees.

Highlights of the Executive Budget:

· Eliminates $1.3 billion budget gap with no new taxes or fees. The expected gap for 2013-14 was projected to be $17.4 billion prior to the last two responsible budgets.

· Holds spending increases below 2 percent for third consecutive year.

January 23, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO CALLS FOR STRONGER PENALTIES FOR HIT & RUN DRIVERS

            Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) is sponsoring legislation to raise penalties for drivers who leave the scene of an accident which causes injury or death. 

January 18, 2013
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State Legislators Co-Sponsor Bill Increasing Hit and Run Penalties

Senator Lee Zeldin (R-C-I, Shirley), Senator Ken LaValle (R-C-I, Port Jefferson), Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R Merrick), Assemblyman Ed Hennessey (D, Medford) and Assemblyman Fred Thiele (I, Sag Harbor) announced today that they are cosponsoring legislation that would increase the penalties for leaving the scene of a hit-and-run accident. The bill was introduced this morning in the State Senate (S.2503).

January 18, 2013
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O’Brien and Senate pass gun control overhaul

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – The Senate passed a bipartisan overhaul of state gun laws late last evening.  This legislation features a balanced approach that preserves Second Amendment rights while increasing restrictions on assault weapons. It also has provisions to take away licenses from individuals with mental illness who, in the opinion of mental health professionals, would pose a danger to themselves or others should they possess guns. Senator Ted O’Brien was one of 43 senators who voted “yes” on the measure.

January 17, 2013
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Governor Cuomo Signs Groundbreaking Legislation That Will Give New York State the Toughest Protections Against Gun Violence in the Nation

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has signed into law the NY SAFE Act (Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act) that will give New York State the toughest gun laws in the nation. The legislation includes provisions to keep guns out of the hands of convicted felons and potentially dangerous mental health patients, and ban high capacity magazines and assault weapons.

January 16, 2013
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