Issues: Crime

SENATOR NOZZOLIO ANNOUNCES E-STOP LAW LEADS TO REMOVAL OF MORE THAN 24,000 ONLINE ACCOUNTS AND PROFILES LINKED TO REGISTERED SEX OFFENDERS

New York State Senate Crime Victims, Crime and Correction Chairman Mike Nozzolio has announced that the e-STOP Internet safety law has resulted in the removal of more than 24,000 accounts and online profiles linked to registered sex offenders. Senator Nozzolio led the fight in the State Senate to enact e-STOP when it was first established in 2008.

April 29, 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, May 3, 2011 Room 411 LOB

May 3, 12:00 PM - 12:43 PM
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO ANNOUNCES SENATE HEARING INVESTIGATING ORGAN TRANSPLANTS TO PRISON INMATES

New York State Senate Crime Victims Crime & Correction Committee Chairman Mike Nozzolio has announced a special Senate hearing to examine the policies that allocate organ transplants to State prison inmates at taxpayers’ expense.

April 27, 2011
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Senate Honors Chief Christine Ziemba for Service to Community

Senator Kennedy sponsors resolution recognizing Chief Ziemba as trailblazer for women in law enforcement

ALBANY, N.Y. – When Christine Ziemba was hired by the Cheektowaga Police Department, she became the first female police officer in the town’s history. After joining the department, Ziemba started climbing the ranks, and in March 2002, the Cheektowaga Town Board named her Chief of Police, making her the first woman to ever lead a police force in Western New York.

April 26, 2011
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Senator Kennedy Honors Cheektowaga Police Chief Christine Ziemba in Senate Resolution, Remarks on Senate Floor

Cheektowaga Police Chief Christine Ziemba, the first woman to ever lead a police force in Western New York, recently retired after 34 years of service to the town of Cheektowaga and the greater Western New York community. The New York State Senate honored Chief Ziemba for her long and accomplished career protecting our neighborhoods with a resolution put forward by Senator Timothy M. Kennedy, D-58th District. 

April 26, 2011
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NYS Senator Eric Adams Responds To NY1 News Report Of A Major Loophole In The IRS E-filing System By Introducing New Legislation To Protect Unsuspecting Tax Fraud Victims

 On April 12, 2011, NY1 reported a major loophole in the IRS e-filing system which allows identity thieves to steal the income tax refunds of unsuspecting taxpayers.  The current e-filing system only requires an individual to provide either a  Social Security Number (SSN) or Employer Identification Number (EIN) as proof of identity.  Unfortunately, many EIN numbers can be accessed online, affording Identity thieves the opportunity to illegally acquire an individual's  EIN number, input false data, and electronically file tax returns even before unsuspecting taxpayers receive their W-2 forms. 

April 25, 2011
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Keep Your Family Safe From Sex Offenders

There are a number of resources available to help you get information about sex offender activity in your community. 

April 20, 2011
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NYS Senator Eric Adams Discusses His Proposed Domestic Violence Registry Bill on PIX 11 Morning News

On Wednesday, April 20, 2011, New York State Senator Eric Adams stopped by PIX 11 Morning News to discuss his proposed domestic violence registry bill.

Watch the video here.

April 20, 2011
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Senate Passes Senator Flanagan’s Home Invasion And Sexual Abuse Legislation

            The New York State Senate recently passed several anti-crime bills to strengthen penalties and create new charges for offenses including two measures sponsored by Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) that would expand the penalties for home invasions and sexual abuse.  The two bills were part of a package that included legislation dealing with bank robberies and driving irresponsibly.  The package will help deter criminals, hold violators accountable and create safer communities throughout the state.

April 19, 2011
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NYS Senator Eric Adams And Assemblywoman Vanessa Gibson Respond To The Murder Of Sarah Coit At The Hands Of Her Boyfriend Raul Barrera By Calling For NYS To Require Domestic Violence Offenders To Register Like Sex Crime Offenders

On Sunday, April 17, 2011, New York State Senator Eric Adams (D- Brooklyn)  held a press conference with Assemblywoman Vanessa Gibson and Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries to announce legislation to create a Domestic Violence Offender Registry.  The new law will require that the name of anyone convicted of domestic violence be listed in a statewide “Domestic Violence Offender Database.”  Individuals would be able to ascertain whether they are associated with persons having prior history of domestic abuse.

April 19, 2011
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Open Letter to Senate Majority Leader and President Pro-Tempore Dean Skelos

April 18, 2011

 

Senator Dean G. SkelosSenate Majority Leader and President Pro-Tempore 330 CAP Albany, New York 12247

Dear Majority Leader Skelos:

April 18, 2011
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Crime Victims Rights Week

On Saturday, April 16th, Senator Robach joined Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks and officials from the City of Rochester during an event for the 27th Annual Crime Victims Rights Week Walk. For more information, visit http://www.4victims.org/.

April 18, 2011
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SENATOR MALCOLM A. SMITH ADVOCATES FOR NATIONAL FUNDING FOR CEASEFIRE MODEL

  WASHINGTON-  Senator Malcolm A. Smith is in Washington, D.C. today fighting for federal funds for violence prevention programs modeled after CeaseFire Chicago. This visit is crucial, as it is National Crime Victims Rights Week.  “It was particularly important for me to come to Washington to fight for funding for a program that I truly believe in. The only way to combat crime is to tackle it head-on. We cannot do that without the proper funding. I secured USD $4 million in critical funding through a Legislative initiative in the 2009-2010 State Budget, with a re-appropriation of the original allocation in the FY 2011-2012 State Budget, for Operation SNUG. That, however, is not sufficient.

April 14, 2011
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Domestic Violence

News From New York StateSenator Shirley L. HuntleyFor Immediate Release: April 14, 2011Contact: Antonio Rodriguez | arodrigu@nysenate.gov | (518) 455-3531

*Press Release*

Senate passes legislation to protect privacy of domestic violence survivors Senator Shirley L. Huntley (D-Jamaica) announced passage of legislation (S. 1031B) that will enhance domestic violence survivors’ safety by requiring insurers to provide them with alternative contact information which protects their privacy and ensures correspondence is received at a safe location free from the fear of attack.

April 14, 2011
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Senator Gianaris Bill Protecting People From Hidden Dangers

The Western Queens Gazette wrote an article about Senator Gianaris' bill regarding the outlawing of concealed vehicular compartments These hidden spaces can be extremely dangerous and can aid drug, gun and human trafficking.

State Senator Michael Gianaris’ (D-Astoria) legislation making it illegal to install or possess a concealed compartment in a vehicle passed through the New York State Senate Codes Committee.

Law enforcement personnel nationwide as well as within New York state have witnessed a surge in the number of hidden compartments found in motor vehicles, which often aid drug and gun trafficking. With the advent of advanced electronics, concealed vehicular compartments have become even more difficult to find.

April 13, 2011
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SENATE PASSES FUSCHILLO LEGISLATION PREVENTING CONVICTED SEX OFFENDERS FROM BECOMING REAL ESTATE APPRAISERS

Legislation Would Protect Families from Unknowingly Giving Sex Offenders Access to their Homes

April 13, 2011
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Senator Gianaris Bill Protecting People from “Hidden Dangers”

Gianaris Bill Outlawing Hidden Compartments in Vehicles Passes Through Committee

Queens, NY – Senator Michael Gianaris’ legislation (S2510) making it illegal to install or possess a concealed compartment in a vehicle passed through the New York State Senate Codes Committee.

Law enforcement personnel nationwide as well as within New York State have witnessed a surge in the number of hidden compartments found in motor vehicles, which often aid drug and gun trafficking. With the advent of advanced electronics, concealed vehicular compartments have become even more difficult to find.

April 11, 2011
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SENATE PASSES ANTI-CRIME PACKAGE

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) reported that he and his colleagues in the New York State Senate passed several anti-crime bills on April 5th to strengthen penalties and create new charges for offenses relating to sexual abuse, bank robberies, home invasions and driving irresponsibly. The measures will help deter criminals, hold violators accountable and create safer communities throughout the state.

April 6, 2011
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Senator Johnson Supports Anti-Crime Legislation

Senator Owen H. Johnson supported several anti-crime bills that passed the State Senate on April 5, 2011, strengthening penalties and creating new charges for offenses relating to sexual abuse, bank robberies, home invasions and driving irresponsibly. The measures will help deter criminals, hold violators accountable and create safer communities throughout the state.“These bills address important issues and concerns that affect the lives of everyone in our communities. I encourage the Assembly to act so that we can help make our communities safer,” Senator Johnson said.

April 6, 2011
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