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New law makes prostitution near a school a felony in New York City

NY DAILY NEWS

New law makes prostitution near a school a felony in New York City

BY Sarah Armaghan

DAILY NEWS WRITER

Wednesday, July 27th 2011, 4:00 AM

State Sen. Ruben Diaz held a rally against prostitution near West Farms Schools in January. He called a law making sex work near the school a felony "a big step in protecting our children".

Harsher penalties for selling sex near school grounds are now in place, thanks to legislation authored by a Bronx senator and signed into law by Gov. Cuomo last week.

State Sen. Ruben Diaz Sr. first proposed the bill that will now slap pimps, prostitutes and johns caught plying their illicit trade within 1,000 feet of a school with automatic felony charges.

July 27, 2011
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LOHUD: SENATE GOP INTRODUCES “PROTECT OUR CHILDREN ACT”

Posted by: Jon Campbell

Following the brutal murder of a 8-year-old Brooklyn boy and the high-profile Casey Anthony trial, Senate Republicans introduced a bill today that would create a new crime punishing people who kill a child with life behind bars.

July 22, 2011
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SENATOR VALESKY CO-SPONSORS PROTECT OUR CHILDREN ACT

SYRACUSE, N.Y.—State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) is the co-sponsor of newly introduced legislation that would strengthen penalties for harming or killing a child and for obstructing law enforcement in investigations of those cases.

“As a father and a legislator, I am fully in support of legislation that protects children and punishes those who harm them. We’ve seen too many cases locally and nationally where egregious offenses have been committed against children with insufficient penalties. This legislation gives law enforcement the tools they need to appropriately charge and prosecute anyone who abuses or kills a child.”

July 22, 2011
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July 22, 2011
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DAILY NEWS: NYS SENATORS PUSH "PROTECT OUR CHILDREN ACT"

BY CELESTE KATZ

Responding to to the high-profile child murder cases of Leiby Kletzky and Caylee Anthony, state Senate Republicans today introduced legislation to stiffen penalties against those who harm children.

July 21, 2011
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LoHud: Senate GOP introduces “Protect Our Children Act”

 

Following the brutal murder of a 8-year-old Brooklyn boy and the high-profile Casey Anthony trial, Senate Republicans introduced a bill today that would create a new crime punishing child killers with life behind bars.

The bill, introduced by a handful of Senate Republicans including Sens. Stephen Saland of Poughkeepsie and Greg Ball of Patterson, Putnam County, would enact more than two dozen new provisions or crimes, including new felony charges for hiding a child’s death or not reporting to police when one goes missing.

Ball, who had been pushing for a previous version of “Caylee’s Law,” had the most aggressive of the half-dozen quotes included in a press release announcing the new bill, saying that it’s “unthinkable that Casey Anthony would get off with anything less than the death penalty.” (READ MORE)

July 21, 2011
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BALL SPONSORS “PROTECT OUR CHILDREN ACT”

 

Senator Ball Introduces Bill in Response to Death of Florida Toddler

Brewster, N.Y. – (07/20/11) – In the wake of controversial acquittal that shocked the nation, and left many wondering if Casey Anthony got away with murder, Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) today introduced legislation that would make sweeping changes to the state’s child protection laws to help protect children from cruel and repeated abuse. The Protect Our Children Act (A8540) would create the new crime of aggravated murder of a child with a sentence of life without parole.

July 21, 2011
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LaValle Co-Sponsors “Protect Our Children Act”

Legislation has been introduced in the New York State Senate that would make sweeping, comprehensive changes to the state’s child protection laws to help protect children from cruel and repeated abuse. The bill, called the “Protect Our Children Act” (S.5862), is co-sponsored by Senator Kenneth P. LaValle (R,C,I –Port Jefferson).

 Among the more than two dozen provisions of this legislation, the Protect Our Children Act would create the new crime of aggravated murder of a child with a sentence of life without parole. 

July 21, 2011
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Senator Farley Sponsors New Bill to Change Child Protection Laws

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) recently co-sponsored legislation that would help protect children from cruel and repeated abuse.

"In response to the murder cases of Caylee Anthony and 8-year-old Brooklyn resident Leiby Kletzky, I have received over a thousand emails from constituents asking for laws that ensure that children are protected and perpetrators are punished," Senator Farley said.

The bill that Senator Farley co-sponsored in the New York State Senate, also called "Protect Our Children Act" (S.5862), would create the new crime of aggravated murder of a child with a sentence of life without parole.

July 21, 2011
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Seward Co-sponsors "Protect Our Children Act"

ALBANY, 07/21/11 – State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) today joined senate colleagues in introducing legislation that would make sweeping, comprehensive changes to the state’s child protection laws.  The “Protect Our Children Act” (S.5862) includes provisions related to the reporting of missing children, will shield children from cruel and repeated abuse and increases penalties for child predators.

The bill comes in the wake of Caylee Anthony’s tragic murder case and the murder of eight-year-old Leiby Kletzky in Brooklyn, and includes more than two dozen provisions aimed at strengthening New York State laws.

July 21, 2011
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SENATE INTRODUCES “PROTECT OUR CHILDREN ACT” New Bill Protects Kids & Punishes Predators

    In the wake of Caylee Anthony’s tragic murder case and the murder of eight-year-old Leiby Kletzky in Brooklyn, legislation has been introduced in the New York State Senate that would make sweeping, comprehensive changes to the state’s child protection laws to help protect children from cruel and repeated abuse.         The bill, called the “Protect Our Children Act” (S.5862), is sponsored by Senators Mark Grisanti (R, North Buffalo), Stephen Saland (R-I-C, Poughkeepsie), Andrew Lanza (R-I, Staten Island), Greg Ball (R-C, Pawling) and Charles Fuschillo (R, Merrick).

July 21, 2011
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WAR ON WOMEN IN NYC: ASSAULTS ON THE RISE vs. 2010

Senator Addabbo Joins Local Woman to Bring Free Self-Defense Classes to Area

Senior Centers this Summer

 

July 19, 2011
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CrimeStoppers 'Sign Up, Step Up'

On Saturday, July 16th, Senator Robach had the opportunity to visit with residents during the CrimeStoppers 'Sign Up, Step Up' initiative at the Mall at Greece Ridge. Joining Senator Robach in this photo are Town of Greece Police Chief Todd Baxter, CrimeStoppers volunteer Alicia Celso, and Greece resident Stacey Eddy and her family.

July 19, 2011
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Question of the Day: 'Caylee's Law'

One of the most shocking aspects of the recently concluded Casey Anthony trail was that no one, including Anthony, reported Caylee Anthony missing or dead until a month after her mysterious disappearance.

July 19, 2011
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Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz’s Bill

July 16, 2011

For Immediate Release

Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) has released the following statement:

“I’m sharing this information for everyone to see that unfortunately, people are still protecting crimes against children in New York. Senate Bill 1313B was passed in the Senate and the Assembly, but for some reason there is an effort underway to derail it. This law would help shield school children from witnessing open and notorious acts of prostitution as they walk to and from their schools.

Here is a tweet against my bill that was retweeted by others: “Take a moment to stop State Sen. Ruben Diaz's attempts to persecute sex worker! Gov. Cuomo has till Monday to... http://fb.me/DYw0D3g9”

July 18, 2011
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The Daily Yorktown: Sen. Ball Calls for 'Caylee's Law' Legislation

State Senator Greg Ball (R, C - Patterson) is calling for the creation of Caylee’s Law, a bill which would require caregivers to report the death or disappearance of a child to a police officer or law enforcement agency as soon as reasonably possible.

July 18, 2011
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NYS Senator Eric Adams Introduces Legislation Which Will Compel The Reporting Of The Death Or Disappearance Of A Minor To Law Enforcement Within 24 Hours

In light of the trial of Casey Anthony, who failed to report the disappearance of her daughter Caylee Anthony for 31 days, Senator Eric Adams, who served in the New York Police Department for 22 years before retiring at the rank of Captain, has introduced legislation (Senate bill 5858) that would compel the reporting of the death or disappearance of a minor to law enforcement within 24 hours of such event. 

July 14, 2011
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