Issues: Crime

SENATE PASSES BILL TO PROTECT COMMUNITIES FROM SEX OFFENDERS

    The New York State Senate today passed additional restrictions for sex offenders to help protect children and families. The four bills strengthen the penalties for not registering as a sex offender or following other post-release conditions, expand the current registry to include certain criminals serving sentences after committing a sex offense as a result of mental disease or defect, and prevent sex offenders from preying upon mental health workers and patrons in library settings.

June 14, 2011
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June 14, 2011
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Senator Kennedy Announces Passage of Comprehensive Ethics Reform Legislation

Kennedy co-sponsors legislation, bill passes Senate by a vote of 61-0

ALBANY, N.Y. – Senator Timothy M. Kennedy, D-58th District, announced the New York State Senate has passed comprehensive ethics reform legislation, which takes steps to finally bring real change to Albany.

The Public Integrity Reform Act of 2011 – which Senator Kennedy co-sponsored – unanimously passed the Senate by a vote of 61-0. The Assembly also passed the legislation, which now awaits the Governor’s signature to become law.

June 13, 2011
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SENATORS ADVOCATE FOR CRIMINALIZING IMPROPER TRANSFER AND INAPPROPRIATE POSSESSION OF NON-CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES

Health Chair Senator Kemp Hannon, and Codes Chair Senator Stephen Saland joined with drug enforcement investigators and prosecutors today during a public hearing to discuss proposed legislation (S. 5260-A Hannon) which would criminalize the improper transfer and inappropriate possession of non-controlled substances and the subsequent effects on Medicaid expenditures and public health.

June 9, 2011
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Senator Ball Interviewed on State of Politics

06/06/2011 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security, and Military Affairs, talks with Liz Benjamin on 

June 8, 2011
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Reuters: Manhattan DA, Lawmakers Push for Stricter Abuse Law

By Joseph Ax

NEW YORK, June 3 (Reuters) - Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. threw his support Friday behind a proposal that would create a new felony charge in New York state for repeat domestic abusers.

The legislation, sponsored by state senators Martin Golden and Daniel Squadron and state Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal, would subject abusers who commit two or more misdemeanor domestic violence crimes within five years to a class E felony charge, the lowest level of felony in New York.

According to the New York Mayor's Office to Combat Domestic Violence, 38 percent of domestic violence victims are abused again within six months, Vance said. Last year, police responded to nearly 250,000 domestic violence incidents in the city.

June 7, 2011
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ADDABBO CO-SPONSORS BILL INCREASING PENALTIES FOR ANIMAL FIGHTING; VOTES IN FAVOR OF HUMANE ANIMAL BILLS

Queens, NY, June 7, 2011 –  NYS Senator Joseph Addabbo, Jr., (D-Queens) announced the passing of animal rights legislation in the Senate as part of the 1st annual New York State Animal Advocacy Day on June 1.  Among the passed bills were S.946, S.3317 and S.3237, which was co-sponsored by Senator Addabbo.  The bill was in relation to increasing the penalties for those convicted of violating the prohibition of animal fighting.  Passing this day,

June 7, 2011
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CBS New York: New York Lawmakers Seek To Strengthen Domestic Violence Statute

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) - Albany is looking to put some teeth into the state’s domestic violence law. Lawmakers want to put repeat offenders behind bars before they cause serious harm to other potential victims.

June 7, 2011
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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 12 Noon, Tuesday, June 7, 2011 Room 411 LOB

June 7, 12:00 PM - 12:13 PM
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Senate Passes Bill Requiring Criminal Background Checks for Bus Drivers

The New York State Senate today passed legislation, sponsored by Senator Charles Fuschillo (R, Merrick), that would help ensure bus safety and crack down on so-called “terror” bus drivers.  The bill requires bus drivers to submit to a criminal history check. The legislation aims to improve safety for bus passengers following a string of bus crashes caused by dangerous bus drivers with a history of criminal driving convictions.

June 2, 2011
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Griffo Bill to Protect Police Officers Passes Senate

Griffo Bill To Protect Police Officers Passes Senate

June 1, 2011
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NYS Senator Eric Adams Responds To The Mauling Death Of A Four-Year Old Brooklyn Child

NYS Senator Eric Adams announced that he will introduce a Bill to hold the owners and trainers of “fighting dogs” criminally responsible for any physical injury or death caused by their dangerous canine breeds.

Senator Adams’ statement:  “The mauling death of a four-year-old child is a wake-up call that New York State must strengthen its dog fighting regulations.  Although current law makes it illegal to possess or train ‘fighting dogs,’ it does not hold an owner or trainer directly responsible for injuries sustained in an attack by these dangerous animals.

May 31, 2011
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NYS Senator Eric Adams And Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries Propose Legislation To Educate High School Students About Dealing With Unwanted Newborn Babies

On Thursday, May 26, 2011, NYS Senator Eric Adams, Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries and Kings County District Attorney Charles Hynes held a press conference to announce the proposed legislation that will require high schools to make it part of their public health curriculum to teach students what to do if they give birth to an newborn infant that they do not want.  

May 31, 2011
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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 12 Noon, Thursday, June 2, 2011 Room 411 LOB

June 2, 12:00 PM - 12:12 PM
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ADDABBO: FAMILIES NEED MORE PROTECTION FROM CRIMINALS

Queens, NY, May 26, 2011NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens) helped obtain passage in the Senate of a measure that would strengthen a law designed to prevent criminals from profiting from their crimes.

May 26, 2011
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Endangering the Welfare of a Child

News From New York StateSenator Shirley L. HuntleyFor Immediate Release: May 26, 2011Contact: Antonio Rodriguez | arodrigu@nysenate.gov | (518) 455-3531

*PRESS RELEASE*

Senator Huntley Acts to Protect New York’s Youth; Bill Increases Punishment for Repeat Offenders

Advocates passage of legislation making Endangering the Welfare of a Child Class E felony

May 26, 2011
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Endangering the Welfare of a Child

News From New York StateSenator Shirley L. HuntleyFor Immediate Release: May 26, 2011Contact: Antonio Rodriguez | arodrigu@nysenate.gov | (518) 455-3531

*PRESS RELEASE*

Senator Huntley Acts to Protect New York’s Youth; Bill Increases Punishment for Repeat Offenders

Advocates passage of legislation making Endangering the Welfare of a Child Class E felony

May 26, 2011
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