Issues: Crime

Staff Analysis of the SFY 2009-10 Executive Budget Vols. I & II

This analysis of the Executive Budget begins with a summary of the spending plan. It then examines an explanation of receipts and provides for Senate issues in focus. Finally, it examines appropriations and disbursements for each agency and program included in the budget. The report provides a comparison of the appropriations recommended this year with those approved last year, and an analysis of the Governor’s recommendations.

August 31, 2009
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Staff Report on the SFY 2008-09 Adopted Budget

August 30, 2009
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Report of the Senate Finance Committee on the SFY 2008-09 Executive Budget

August 30, 2009
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Senator Klein Rallies For Sex Offender Notification Bill

 

You’ve Got Mail:

There’s a Sex Offender in the Neighborhood

Klein & Stachowski Urge Governor Paterson to Sign Bill that would Allow Residents to receive Instant E-mail Alerts when a Sex Offender moves into their Zip Code

More than 400 Registered Sex Offenders Live in Buffalo

 

August 25, 2009
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August 17, 2009
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CITY OF UTICA INCIDENT HIGHLIGHTS NEED FOR VIDEO VIOLENCE CRACKDOWN

Senator Griffo & Mayor Roefaro: Utica Incident Shows Need for Video Violence Crackdown

(Utica) - Senator Joseph A. Griffo (R,I,C-Rome) today called for adoption of legislation he has introduced to crack down on the alarming trend of recording criminal acts of violence with the intent of distributing them on the Internet for entertainment purposes.

Utica Mayor David R. Roefaro joined the Senator in support of the measure.

August 14, 2009
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Sen Adams Appears on "Road to City Hall" (Aug 13)

Click HERE for a brief clip of the Senator's extended interview on "Road to City Hall" on August 13, speaking about reforms needed in the wake of on-indictment in the Omar Edwards friendly-fire incident.

August 14, 2009
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Senator Valesky hosts Senator Eric Schneiderman, Chair of Senate Codes Committee, in Central New York

(SYRACUSE, N.Y.)—In a continuing effort to bring Central New York-specific issues to the forefront of the New York State Senate, Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) hosted Senator Eric Schneiderman (D-Manhattan/Bronx), chairman of the Senate Codes Committee, for a day of events in Madison and Onondaga counties.   “The Senate Codes Committee deals with law enforcement and criminal justice related legislation, which impact communities and constituents across Central New York,” said Senator Valesky, Vice President Pro-Tempore of the Senate.

August 13, 2009
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Senate Passes Groundbreaking Legislation Modernizing New York Court System

 

New Yorkers will now have an easier time accessing and filing court papers online thanks to legislation passed by the New York State Senate.  The bill, S. 6003 (Schneiderman), which was strongly supported by Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck), takes full advantage of new technologies to create a fairer, more efficient, and cost effective judicial system.

August 12, 2009
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Letter to President Barack Obama: Gun Violence in Urban Communities

July 9, 2009

The Honorable Barack ObamaPresident of The United States of America The White House1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NWWashington, DC  20500       

Dear Mr. President:

File: 
Letter_to_President_Obama_Re_Gun_Violence.pdf

July 10, 2009
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SENATOR YOUNG ANNOUNCES TASK FORCE ON JUVENILE JUSTICE REFORM

 

ALBANY - Senator Catharine Young (R, C, I – Olean) today announced the creation of a new Special Legislative Task Force on Fixing the Broken New York State Juvenile Justice System.

June 24, 2009
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Rockefeller Drug Law Mistake?

You might recall that the 2009-2010 New York State budget included broad and controversial provisions to ease the 1970's-era Rockefeller drug laws.

While this action was taken despite my strong opposition and against the better judgement of many of my legislative colleagues, a new problem has surfaced and it's an issue that's going to get plenty of attention throughout the week ahead.

June 1, 2009
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SENATOR YOUNG SPONSORS BILL TO REPEAL NEW LAWS GIVING DRUG DEALERS GREATER PROTECTIONS

ALBANY - Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I – Olean) today announced she is co-sponsoring a bill that would fix a dangerous problem created by changes to the state’s drug laws enacted as part of the 2009-10 state budget. 

May 27, 2009
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Sen. Foley's Legislation to Allow Suffolk Police to Continue Highway Patrols

Surcharge on traffic violators will generate revenue necessary to put SCPD back on the L.I.E and Sunrise Highway

May 26, 2009
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Sen. Foley Kicks-Off Major Anti-Gun/Gang Initiative

Foley is joined by community activists, clergy, and law enforcement officials in unveiling “Operation SNUG” in Central Islip

May 23, 2009
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