Issues: Crime

PROTECTING UNWANTED INFANTS

Senate and Assembly Pass Klein Bill to Extend Safeguards for Abandoned Babies and Distressed Parents

 

June 25, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Committee on Crime Victims, Crime and Correction

Senate Standing Committee on Crime Victims, Crime and Correction Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson, Chair 10:00 AM, Monday, June 28, 2010 Room 124 CAP. The committee will consider the following nomination: Richard J. Clarke, as a Member of the State Board of Parole

June 28, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Senate Passes Legislation to Mandate Tough Sentencing for Intentional Death

SYRACUSE, N.Y.—On the heels of an unprecedented week of tragedy in Central New York, the New York State Senate has passed some of the strongest laws in the country making those responsible for the intentional death of a child punishable to the very fullest extent of the law-life without the opportunity for parole.

June 25, 2010
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Keeping Kids Safe: Majority Mandates Life Without Parole For Child Killers

Child Protection Act of 2010 Strengthens Penal Law,Establishes New Penalties for Murder & Rape of a child

June 25, 2010
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Senate Majority Imposes Greater Penalties On Animal Fighting

Law holds owner and spectators of inhumane & illegal activity accountable

The Senate Democratic Majority passed legislation (S3926A/Stavisky) which significantly strengthens the penalties against those who participate in, and profit from, the inhumane and illegal activity of animal fighting. Under current law, the penalty for animal fighting is similar only to a minor vehicle infraction. Increasing the Penalty for Owners & Spectators

June 23, 2010
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Public Protection Budget Ensures Equal Justice For All New Yorkers

Majority adopts Interest On Lawyer Account funding in legislation

(Albany, NY) Recognizing the need to give all New Yorkers equal access to our justice system, the Senate Democratic Majority passed budget legislation on June 21, 2010 that fully funds the $15 million Judiciary appropriation for civil legal services for poor New Yorkers.

Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson (D-Mt. Vernon), Chair of the Committee on Crime Victims, Crime and Correction and Conference Chairwoman said, “We needed to stabilize Civil Legal Services in New York State and we did. Now New Yorkers who need legal assistance to stop foreclosure actions, to fight for unemployment benefits, to fight against housing evictions, debt collection and scores of other actions will have access to competent counsel.”

June 22, 2010
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Empowering Law Enforcement, Public Protection Budget Makes Sensible Cuts, Enhances Community Safety & Streamlines Services

In Difficult Economy, Focus on Crime Reduction, Legal Services for Poor New Yorkers

June 22, 2010
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Senate Moves to Protect Schools From Cyber-thieves

The Senate Democratic Majority has passed legislation (S7323/Foley) establishing the “School District Financial Security Task Force” charged with helping school districts fortify protections for funds in bank and other financial accounts.

June 21, 2010
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Senate Moves to Protect Schools From Cyber-thieves

Foley bill establishes task force to empower school districts onfinancial security, money management

June 21, 2010
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CLEANING UP OUR NEIGHBORHOODS

Senate Passes Klein Bill to Deter Graffiti Vandals

 

State Senator and Deputy Majority Leader Jeffrey D. Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) announced that the NYS Senate passed his legislation last week that would require convicted graffiti vandals who are sentenced to community service have graffiti removal be a part of that service. This legislation (S.1880/NYS Assembly same-as A/8532/Benedetto) is another part of Senator Klein’s ongoing efforts to eliminate graffiti across the Bronx by cracking down on those who perpetrate these crimes.

 

June 21, 2010
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6/16/2010: Domestic Violence Survivors

“Domestic Violence should never happen nor be tolerated by any person or society. Anyone can be a victim at anytime and it often isn't taken seriously until the situation culminates into violence. Domestic violence is often preceded by verbal, psychological, and emotional abuse these of which can leave lasting scars and damages in a person’s life,” said Senator Huntley. She continued, “Most of all children who are subject to these heinous cowardly acts can suffer the most hurtful consequence.

June 18, 2010
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Domestic Violence Survivors

For Immediate Release: June 17, 2010

Contact: Ami Shah | shah@senate.state.ny.us | (518) 455-3531

Senator Huntley Stands Together with Domestic Violence Survivors

Legislative package establishes stronger rights, strengthens services

June 16, 2010
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Majority Stands Together With Domestic Violence Survivors

Legislative package establishes stronger rights, strengthens services

The Senate Democratic Majority has passed a package of 12 bills to address the causes and effects of domestic violence in New York. These bills will significantly enhance domestic violence survivors’ safety, improve state services available, and strengthen penalties against those who inflict the pain of domestic violence on others. Measures included in the Majority’s package will:

June 16, 2010
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Meeting a Hero

I had the pleasure to meet Lance Orton, the Time Square T-shirt salesman who helped foil the attempted Time Square Bomber.

June 16, 2010
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SAVING JOBS: Majority REQUIRES ESDC TO MAKE RE-DEVELOPMENT PLANS FOR CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES


(Albany, NY) Continuing its commitment to economic growth and good jobs throughout the state, the Senate Democratic Majority today unanimously approved legislation requiring the redevelopment and reuse of state prison facilities considered for closure.

The legislation (S7068/Hassell-Thompson) requires the Commissioner of Economic Development to issue an adaptive reuse plan for state prison facilities that are scheduled to be shut down.

June 15, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Crime Victims, Crime and Correction Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Crime Victims, Crime and Correction Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson, Chair Thursday , June 17, 2010 Off the Floor

June 17, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
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New York State Senator Eric Adams And His 14-Year-Old Filmmaker Son Will Hold A Press Conference To Address Domestic Violence And Teen Dating Violence

NY State Senator Eric Adams and his son, filmmaker and Nickelodeon actor Jordan Coleman, will hold a press conference to introduce Senator Adams’ domestic violence legislation during auditions for Jordan’s upcoming movie Payin’ The Price, which deals with teen dating violence. 

June 12, 2010
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