Issues: Crime

SENATE PASSES SEX ABUSE PREVENTION BILLS

SENATE PASSES SEX ABUSE PREVENTION BILLSMeasures Increase Penalties, Enhance Community Notification and Protection    The New York State Senate today passed a package of eight bills to prevent sexual predators from obtaining access to potential victims and help law enforcement and communities keep track of their whereabouts. The bills will help increase the amount of information available about convicted sex offenders and seeks to prevent them from obtaining access to vulnerable individuals.

May 1, 2012
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Senate Passes Sex Abuse Prevention Bills

The New York State Senate today passed a package of eight bills to prevent sexual predators from obtaining access to potential victims and help law enforcement and communities keep track of their whereabouts. The bills will help increase the amount of information available about convicted sex offenders and seeks to prevent them from obtaining access to vulnerable individuals. “When sexual predators are released from prison, we need to make sure laws are in place to keep our children and communities safe,” Senate Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos said. “This package of bills would address recidivism by increasing penalties for crimes and improves public awareness by enhancing the information collected and disseminated about sex offenders.” 

May 1, 2012
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Forum/Town Hall: Public Safety Workshop: Bullying and Cyber Bullying

Senator Gustavo Rivera (D, WF-Bronx) is hosting his first in a series of public safety workshops this Thursday in partnership with STEPS to End Family Violence on the issue of Bullying and Cyber Bullying. This is the first in series of Public Safety Workshops that will be held every Thursday in May. All are welcome to attend this powerful workshop and learn how to equip themselves with the necessary tools to combat crime

May 3, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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WKBW-TV: Amanda Lynn’s Law passed by the New York State Senate

Amanda Lynn’s Law is clearing another political hurdle in Albany, where the senate has passed the legislation making it a felony to tamper with… or dispose of… human remains. On January 9, 2009, Amanda Wienckowski’s nude body was found in a garbage tote along side of a church on Spring Street in Buffalo. She had been missing for weeks. Wienckowski’s family is pushing for a new law and with the help of State Senator Mark Grisanti…the law has now passed the New York State Senate. “We know that poor Amamda did not find herself in that dumpster by herself. Somebody put her there. When somebody does that…somebody needs to be held accountable. They are tampering with evidence. They are tampering with the potential of a crime scene,” Senator Grisanti said.

May 1, 2012
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Senate Passes Bill to Criminalize Synthetic Marijuana

SENATE PASSES BILL TO CRIMINALIZE SYNTHETIC MARIJUANA

May 1, 2012
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SENATE PASSES SEX ABUSE PREVENTION BILLS

Measures Increase Penalties, Enhance Community Notification and Protection

The New York State Senate today passed a package of eight bills to prevent sexual predators from obtaining access to potential victims and help law enforcement and communities keep track of their whereabouts. The bills will help increase the amount of information available about convicted sex offenders and seeks to prevent them from obtaining access to vulnerable individuals.

May 1, 2012
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May 23, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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IDC Announces Senate Passage of Erin Merryn’s Law

 

ALBANY, N.Y. – The Independent Democratic Conference was joined today by Assemblyman Jeff Dinowitz, (D-Bronx), and nationally recognized anti-abuse advocate and survivor Erin Merryn to hail the passage of  important legislation to stamp out child sexual abuse in New York.

 

April 30, 2012
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SENATE PASSES BILL TO CRIMINALIZE SYNTHETIC MARIJUANA

The New York State Senate today passed legislation to criminalize the sale and possession of synthetic marijuana. The bill (S.6694), sponsored by Senator John Flanagan (R-C-I, East Northport),  would also criminalize the sale and possession of hallucinogenic chemicals deceptively called “bath salts.”

 "These chemicals are extremely dangerous and are a growing health concern for people of all ages," said Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson).  "This legislation will keep these drugs off our streets and out of the hands of our children," said Larkin.

April 30, 2012
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Senator Kennedy Announces Senate Action to Prevent Underground Trafficking of Synthetic Marijuana, ‘Bath Salts’

Senate passes legislation to establish criminal penalties for the sale and possession of synthetic chemicals that mimic the effects of marijuana, ecstasy or meth

ALBANY, N.Y. – Senator Timothy M. Kennedy, D-58th District, announced the Senate has taken action to prevent the underground proliferation of synthetic marijuana and substituted cathinones – often referred to as ‘bath salts’. This follows a recent Health Department order which banned the sales of synthetic marijuana in stores throughout New York State.

April 30, 2012
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Griffo Says Senate Hearing Will Focus on Rise of Animal Abuse

Griffo Announces Senate Hearing to Get Tough on Most Serious Animal Abuse Cases

April 30, 2012
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New York State Senate Passes Grisanti’s Bill Criminalizing Concealment Of Human Corpse

Senator Mark Grisanti (R-60) today announced that the New York State Senate has voted to pass the Bill S.6489 which makes it a crime to conceal a death by knowingly moving or otherwise hiding a human corpse so that discovery of the death will be hindered.

The bill known as “Amanda Lynn’s law” would make the commission of this crime a D Felony up from a misdemeanor for the improper disposal of a dead body.

April 30, 2012
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Griffo Announces Senate Action to Ban Synthetic Marijuana

Senate Passes Bill to Criminalize Synthetic Marijuana

April 30, 2012
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SENATE PASSES RITCHIE BILL TO CRACK DOWN ON ‘FAKE POT’

Legislation Urged by Law Enforcement, Health Advocates to Protect Youth

The state Senate today passed a bill cosponsored by Senator Patty Ritchie that bans the possession of synthetic marijuana. 

April 30, 2012
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Speak Out Rochester 2012

On Saturday, I had the privilege to attend 'Speak Out Rochester 2012". This event was a day long event which allowed for survivors of all forms of child abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault to come together, heal together, share their stories through any and all means of creativity, and break the silence that surrounds these crimes.

April 25, 2012
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Senator Flanagan Supports Legislation To Keep Violent Felons Off The Streets

In an effort to keep the most dangerous criminals off the streets of New York State, Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) has announced that he recently voted to support legislation (S.1539) that would require life imprisonment without parole for persistent violent felony offenders who are convicted three times.

April 25, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO & DISTRICT ATTORNEY RICE ANNOUNCE LEGISLATION TO STRENGTHEN ANIMAL CRUELTY LAWS & INCREASE PENALTIES FOR ANIMAL ABUSERS

     Photo caption: Senator Fuschillo (second right) and District Attorney Rice (center) visit the Animal Lovers League of Glen Cove to announce new legislation to strengthen the state’s animal cruelty laws. They are joined by (l-r) Assemblymember Linda Rosenthal, Assemblymember Charles Lavine, and Senator Carl Marcellino.

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently joined with Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice in announcing new legislation to enhance the state’s animal cruelty laws and increase penalties for those who abuse animals. Senator Fuschillo is sponsoring the legislation in the Senate.

April 24, 2012
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Senator Maziarz comments on the passage of Jilly's Law

The New York State Senate passed a law this week  which gives courts the ability to consider a greater number of issues–including victims’ safety—when setting bail. The bill (S.259), sponsored by Senator George Maziarz, also known as “Jilly’s Law”, is named for Jill Cahill who was killed in 1998.Jill Cahill, of Onondaga County, was in the process of trying to divorce her husband, Jeff Cahill, when he attacked her with a baseball bat, striking her more than seven times and nearly killing her.

April 20, 2012
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Griffo Presses for Police Officers Protection

Griffo Presses for Police Officers Protection

April 20, 2012
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