Issues: Crime

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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Let's Keep NY Safe -- Join the Fight

Sign the Petition Below in Support of a Powerful Crime-fighting ToolExpanding the DNA databank will empower law enforcement, provide j

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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Let's Keep NY Safe -- Join the Fight

Sign the Petition Below in Support of a Powerful Crime-fighting ToolExpanding the DNA databank will empower law enforcement, provide j

February 1, 2012
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Let's Keep NY Safe -- Join the Fight

Sign the Petition Below in Support of a Powerful Crime-fighting ToolExpanding the DNA databank will empower law enforcement, provide j

February 1, 2012
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February 1, 2012
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Let's Keep NY Safe -- Join the Fight

Sign the Petition Below in Support of a Powerful Crime-fighting ToolExpanding the DNA databank will empower law enforcement, provide j

February 1, 2012
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STATE SENATE ADOPTS HISTORIC EXPANSION OF DNA DATABANK CO-SPONSORED BY SENATOR NOZZOLIO

Continuing his fight to enhance law enforcement efforts across the State, Senator Mike Nozzolio is co-sponsoring legislation (S.5560-A) that has been adopted in the State Senate providing for the largest expansion of New York’s DNA databank since it was created in 1994. The legislation would require individuals convicted of any felony or any misdemeanor in the penal law to submit DNA samples to the databank.

February 1, 2012
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Senate Expands DNA Testing

Senator John Bonacic comments on the passing of legislation he cosponsored which would expand DNA testing to all Misdemeanors and Felony violations of New York’s penal law. 

February 1, 2012
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GALLIVAN, SENATE PASS DNA DATABANK EXPANSION BILL

Bill Would Have Linked Authorities To Bike Path Rapist Years Prior To His 2007 Arrest

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 1, 2012
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Your Voice with Senator Ranzenhofer - January 31

Senator Ranzenhofer discusses legislation to expand the DNA database, the status of the STAMP project in Genesee county, and other issues in the State Capitol.

February 1, 2012
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Senate approves expanded DNA databank, O'Mara co-sponsors 'modern-day crime-fighting tool'

Albany, N.Y., February 1—The New York State Senate has approved legislation co-sponsored by Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) that leading law enforcement agencies across New York State have called an essential modern-day crime-fighting tool.

February 1, 2012
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SQUADRON RESOLUTION ON SENATE FLOOR HONORS FALLEN P.O. ALAIN SCHABERGER

Schaberger Killed Responding to Domestic Violence Call; Perpetrator Had 12 Year History of Offenses

Squadron-Golden-Rosenthal Legislation, Dedicated to Schaberger, Would Make Repeat Domestic Violence Offenses a Felony

ALBANY -- State Senator Daniel Squadron honored fallen New York Police Department Officer Alain Schaberger with a resolution on the Senate floor during yesterday's legislative session. Senator Squadron was joined by Officer Schaberger's parents, Paul and May Schaberger.

February 1, 2012
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Let's Keep NY Safe -- Join the fight

Sign the Petition Below in Support of a Powerful Crime-fighting ToolExpanding the DNA databank will empower law enforcement, provide justice to crime victims and help prevent repeat offenders from committing even more crimes. That’s why I am encouraging residents throughout our community to sign my online petition and join my fight to expand the State's DNA databank.Look at the facts:

January 31, 2012
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SENATOR LARKIN VOTES TO APPROVE HISTORIC EXPANSION OF DNA DATABANK – KEY MEASURE TO HELP SOLVE CRIMES, COMBAT SEXUAL PREDATORS

Launches “Join the Fight” Online Petition at www.larkin.nysenate.gov

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) today 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.

The Senator also launched a new “Join the Fight” online petition at www.larkin.nysenate.gov, to garner public support for the proposal, and help ensure that it becomes law this year.

January 31, 2012
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