Issues: Crime

Senate Passes Bill Banning Offenders from Working on School Buses

The New York State Senate today passed a bill that would ban certain criminal offenders from working on school buses (S.6157A). The bill, sponsored by Senator John Bonacic, prohibits people who are convicted of offenses, such as sex and drug crimes, from being school bus monitors.  The bill also bans anyone convicted under Leandra’s Law from being a school bus driver for five years after conviction. Leandra’s Law makes it a felony to drive drunk with others in the car who are under 16 years old.

February 7, 2012
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FUSCHILLO LEGISLATION TO HELP POLICE POSITIVELY IDENTIFY SUSPECTS PASSED BY SENATE

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

        Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today announced that the New York State Senate passed legislation he sponsors to give police greater resources to positively identify suspects. The legislation would allow officers to have routine access to DMV driver license photo images when performing their duties.

February 6, 2012
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February 6, 2012
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Senate Passes DNA Databank Expansion Bill

Legislation Would Enact Governor's Proposal to Include Misdemeanors

The New York State Senate passed legislation for the largest expansion of the state’s DNA databank since it was created in 1994. The legislation mirrors the databank expansion plan proposed by Governor Cuomo in his Executive Budget to require people convicted of all felonies, as well as all misdemeanors in the penal law to submit DNA samples.

February 6, 2012
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Gallivan Introduces Bill To Help Laid-Off NFTA Police Officers Get Back To Work

Eliminates Bureaucratic Red-Tape Preventing Experienced Cops From Landing New Jobs

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R,C,I – 59th District) introduced legislation today to allow the 20 recently laid-off Niagara Transportation Authority (NFTA) police officers to transfer to law enforcement job openings that may exist with nearby departments.

February 3, 2012
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Ranzenhofer comments on DNA database expansion bill

Senator Ranzenhofer discusses legislation before the State Senate to expand the State's DNA database.

February 3, 2012
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SENATOR FARLEY REMINDS CONSTITUENTS OF FACEBOOK APP THAT TRACKS SEX OFFENDERS

The New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) has both a regular website and a Facebook page where locations of local sex offenders can be obtained, said State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady).

The Sex Offender Locator application, which is accessible via the New York State Public Safety Facebook page, makes it easier for parents who want to quickly look up information regarding Level 2 and Level 3 Sex Offenders within their immediate area.

February 3, 2012
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February 3, 2012
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CrimeStoppers Announcing Fundraising Initiative

On Tuesday, February 2nd, I had the privilege to speak at a press conference where CrimeStoppers announced a new fundraising initiative and their partnership with local law enforcement agencies. For more information on the work CrimeStoppers does in our community, visit their website at www.roccrimestoppers.com.

February 2, 2012
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SENATOR FARLEY VOTES TO APPROVE HISTORIC EXPANSION OF DNA DATABANK - – KEY MEASURE TO HELP SOLVE CRIMES, COMBAT SEXUAL PREDATORS

Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) announced that the State Senate has approved legislation to implement the largest expansion of the State’s DNA databank since it was first created in 1994. The expansion would help law enforcement close thousands of unsolved cases, bring justice to crime victims, and help prevent dangerous criminals from committing additional crimes.

Senator Farley and his colleagues in the Senate Majority held a press conference on January 31st about this legislation. Schenectady County District Attorney, and former president of the New York Stat District Attorneys Association, Bob Carney was on hand for the presentation.

February 2, 2012
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Ranzenhofer, law enforcement officials call on State Assembly to pass DNA database expansion bill

Over half of all criminal convictions fail to require collection of DNA
Expansion covers all convicted felonies and penal law misdemeanors
Proposal expected to add 46,000 DNA samples a year to database

Batavia, NY – State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer  joined local law enforcement officials Thursday morning to announce passage of legislation in the State Senate that would expand New York’s DNA database –  to require people convicted of all felonies, as well as misdemeanors in the penal law – to submit DNA samples, and to call on the State Assembly to pass the legislation immediately.

February 2, 2012
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Senator Gallivan Speaking in Support of The DNA Database at Albany Press Conference

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan announced that the New York State Senate today passed legislation to implement the largest expansion of the state’s DNA databank since it was created in 1994.  The legislation mirrors the databank expansion plan proposed by Governor Cuomo in his Executive Budget to require people convicted of all felonies, as well as all misdemeanors in the penal law to submit DNA samples

February 2, 2012
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February 2, 2012
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Senator Flanagan Supports Passage of DNA Databank Expansion

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) recently voted for the largest expansion of the state’s DNA databank since it was created in 1994.  The legislation mirrors the DNA databank expansion plan proposed by Governor Andrew Cuomo in his recently introduced Executive Budget and would require those who are convicted in New York State of a felony and a misdemeanor under penal law to submit DNA samples to the authorities.

February 2, 2012
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New York State Senator Reverend Diaz Reacts to Bronx Shooting

February 2, 2011

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New York State Senator Reverend Diaz Reacts to Bronx Shooting

New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) has released the following statement in response to news reports of a 10-year old girl who was grazed by a bullet yesterday in the Bronx on her way home from school:

“My prayers and thoughts go out to the 10-year old girl who was shot Wednesday afternoon on her way home from school. I thank the Lord that she is expected to be fine, and hope that she will be able to put this trauma behind her fairly quickly, resume her life as a child, not fear her walk to and from school, and not fear growing up in her neighborhood.

February 2, 2012
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February 1, 2012
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Senator Maziarz Reacts to Senate Passage of Extension of DNA Bank

Recently the Senate approved legislation, co-sponsored by the Senator that would expand the state DNA Bank, the largest expansion since its implementation in 1994.  Not only will this expansion help local and state officials solve more crimes, but it will also help exonerate those who were wrongfully convicted.  Senator Maziarz reacts to the passage after session on January 31, 2012.  

February 1, 2012
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February 1, 2012
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February 1, 2012
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