Issues: Crime

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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Senate Passes Domestic Violence Legislation

The New York State Senate passed legislation that will protect victims of domestic violence and establish stronger criminal penalties to punish individuals who commit acts of domestic violence.

The bill (S7638) represents a three-way agreement among the Senate, Governor Cuomo and the Assembly.  It includes several important provisions included in bills that have already passed the Senate this year, such as bail reforms and increased penalties for domestic violence crimes.

June 14, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO ANNOUNCES PASSAGE OF LANDMARK DOMESTIC VIOLENCE LEGISLATION

            Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R – Merrick) today announced the recent passage of legislation by the State Senate and Assembly, that will protect victims of domestic violence and establish stronger criminal penalties to punish individuals who commit acts of domestic violence.

June 14, 2012
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Senators Klein, Ranzenhofer, Miss New York, and the IDC Release New York's Definitive Cyberbullying Census

Miss New York Joins NY State Senators Klein, Ranzenhofer, and IDC in Releasing Results of Largest And Most Comprehensive Cyberbullying Census Ever Conducted

Nearly 10,000 NY Students Complete Survey; 70% Think Cyberbullying Should be a Crime

 

File: 
Cyberbully Final Report.docx

June 13, 2012
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Senator Klein, IDC, Release Cyberbullying Census - Push for Criminal Penalties as Part of Cyberbullying Package

Miss New York Joins NY State Senators Klein, Ranzenhofer, and IDC in Releasing Results of Largest And Most Comprehensive Cyberbullying Census Ever Conducted

Nearly 10,000 NY Students Complete Survey; 70% Think Cyberbullying Should be a Crime

 

June 13, 2012
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Jay J’s Law Approved in Senate

Kennedy-sponsored legislation, which carries name of local boy, aims to crackdown on repeat child abusers.

ALBANY, N.Y. – Senator Timothy M. Kennedy, D-58th District, announced the Senate unanimously approved Jay J’s Law by a vote of 57-0. Jay J’s Law (S.6508/A.9488), which Senator Kennedy authored, will crackdown on repeat child abuse and enact far stiffer penalties for violent offenders who repeatedly hurt children.

June 13, 2012
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Senate Gives Final Passage to Bill Banning Ownership of Animal Fighting Paraphernalia

The New York State Senate today gave final legislative passage to a bill (S6774A), sponsored by Senator Patty Ritchie (R-C, Heuvelton), which bans people from owning, selling, or manufacturing animal fighting paraphernalia. The Senate took up the bill on New York State Animal Advocacy Day at the Capitol, where legislators and animal advocates network, share ideas, and lobby for stronger anti-cruelty laws.  "Animals are defenseless, with no sort of protection from the cruel, senseless and illegal practice that is animal fighting," said Senator Ritchie.  "By passing this bill, and making an effort to outlaw animal fighting tools, we are cracking down on animal fights and the activities that often go along with them, like illegal gambling and drug dealing."

June 13, 2012
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SENATE PASSES DOMESTIC VIOLENCE LEGISLATION

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) announced recently that he and his colleagues in the New York State Senate passed legislation that will protect victims of domestic violence and establish stronger criminal penalties to punish individuals who commit acts of domestic violence.

The bill (S7638) represents a three-way agreement among the Senate, Governor Cuomo and the Assembly. It includes several important provisions included in bills that have already passed the Senate this year, such as bail reforms and increased penalties for domestic violence crimes.

Highlights of the domestic violence legislation include the following:

June 13, 2012
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SENATE OK’S RITCHIE BILL TO BOOST NUCLEAR PLANT SECURITY

Security at Oswego County Plants Would Gain Police Powers

June 13, 2012
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Griffo Says Senate Moves Measure to Combat Domestic Violence

Senate Passes Domestic Violence LegislationBill Represents Three-Way Agreement

June 13, 2012
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Senator Valesky Co-Sponsors Legislation to Strengthen Domestic Violence Legislation

The State Senate unanimously passed co-sponsored by Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) to protect victims of domestic violence and increases penalties against abusers. 

June 13, 2012
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Griffo Says That New Measure Will Fight Drug Abuse

Senate Passes "I-STOP" to Reduce Prescription Drug Abuse

June 12, 2012
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Committee Meeting: Crime Victims, Crime and Correction Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Crime Victims, Crime and Correction Senator Michael F. Nozzolio, Chair Wednesday, June 20, 2012 OFF THE FLOOR

June 20, 11:11 AM - 11:46 AM
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