Issues: Domestic Violence

SENATOR GIANARIS AIMS TO MAKE NEW YORK TOUGHEST STATE ON GUNS

Introduces proposals strengthening state’s gun control laws

Queens, NY – Senator Michael Gianaris is working to improve public safety and better protect New Yorkers from gun violence by introducing a series of bills to strengthen the state’s gun control laws. His package of bills are based on criteria established by the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence which ranks each state according to the strength of its gun control laws. Currently, New York ranks fourth in the country. The passage of Senator Gianaris’s package of bills, however, would make New York first in the nation for having the toughest gun control laws.

August 6, 2012
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SUFFOLK COUNTY COALITION AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE THANKS SENATOR FUSCHILLO FOR SUPPORTING PROGRAMS TO ASSIST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VICTIMS

     Photo caption: Suffolk County Coalition Against Domestic Violence Executive Director Jo Anne Mitidieri Sanders (center) and Co-President Eric Fishon (left) present Senator Fuschillo (right) with a picture drawn by one of the children who have been helped by the Coalition’s programs. The picture was presented to Senator Fuschillo as token of gratitude for helping fund the Coalition’s victim assistance programs.

     Members from the Suffolk County Coalition Against Domestic Violence recently met with Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) to thank him for supporting assistance programs for victims of domestic violence.

July 26, 2012
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SALAND SECURES DOMESTIC VIOLENCE FUNDS FOR DUTCHESS

County Executive, Legislature Chairman “grateful” for the Senator’s Commitment to Help Victims, Prosecute Offenders

Senator Stephen Saland (R,I - 41st District), working closely with Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro and Legislature Chairman Robert Rolison, was able to secure state funding in the 2012-13 budget that will be used to further address the epidemic of domestic violence.

July 11, 2012
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Local Domestic Violence Programs Receive State Grants

ALBANY, 07/05/12 – State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I – Oneonta) announced today that local domestic violence programs would be receiving direct, unrestricted grants through the state senate.

“These community programs provide vital services for those in dire need,” said Senator Seward.  “The U.S. Surgeon General has identified domestic violence as the number one health problem affecting American women.  Providing help to vulnerable individuals, who often have nowhere else to turn, is essential.”

The funding was set aside in the 2012-2013 state budget.

Program - Funding Amount

July 5, 2012
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End of the 2012 Legislative Session

News From New York StateSenator Shirley L. HuntleyFor Immediate Release: June 29, 2012Contact: Bryant G. Gaspard | gaspard@nysenate.gov | (518) 455-3531

**PRESS RELEASE**

Senator Huntley Commemorates the End of the 2012 Legislative Session While Urging More Progressive Growth for the Future

As the 2012 Legislative Session came to a close last week, Senator Huntley (D-Jamaica) and the Democratic Conference highlighted some great accomplishments made this year while also emphasizing the essential work that still has left to be done.

June 29, 2012
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2012 Session - Solutions & Accountability

ALBANY, 06/21/12 – State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) today commented on the close of the 2012 legislative session:

“Albany is results driven once again and for that reason there were plenty of notable accomplishments during the 2012 legislative session.  We focused on solutions and accountability.

 “For a second consecutive year we passed an on-time state budget that kept spending in check, rejected new taxes and fees, funds the reconstruction of our upstate roads and bridges and funnels additional education aid to our neediest rural schools. 

June 21, 2012
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June 19, 2012
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SENATOR HASSELL-THOMPSON URGES GOVERNOR TO SIGN BILL EXTENDING STAY AT DV SHELTERS

            A bill  passed by the New York State Senate and the New York State Assembly would extend the length of stay for families seeking refuge in a domestic violence shelter to 180 days, an increase of 45 days over the current law.

June 18, 2012
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Senator Valesky Co-Sponsors Legislation to Strengthen Domestic Violence Legislation

The State Senate unanimously passed co-sponsored by Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) to protect victims of domestic violence and increases penalties against abusers. 

June 13, 2012
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June 12, 2012
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SENATE PASSES DOMESTIC VIOLENCE LEGISLATION

Bill Represents Three-Way Agreement

The New York State Senate today passed legislation that will protect victims of domestic violence and establish stronger criminal penalties to punish individuals who commit acts of domestic violence.

The bill (S7638), sponsored by Senator Steve Saland (R-I-C, Poughkeepsie), Chairman of the Senate Codes Committee, and co-sponsored by Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) represents a three-way agreement among the Senate, Governor Cuomo and the Assembly. It includes several important provisions included in bills that have already passed the Senate this year, such as bail reforms and increased penalties for domestic violence crimes.

June 12, 2012
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Senate Passes Domestic Violence Legislation

The New York State Senate today passed legislation that will protect victims of domestic violence and establish stronger criminal penalties to punish individuals who commit acts of domestic violence. The bill (S7638), sponsored by Senator Steve Saland (R-I-C, Poughkeepsie), Chairman of the Senate Codes Committee, represents a three-way agreement among the Senate, Governor Cuomo and the Assembly.  It includes several important provisions included in bills that have already passed the Senate this year, such as bail reforms and increased penalties for domestic violence crimes.

June 12, 2012
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SALAND ANNOUNCES PASSAGE OF LANDMARK DOMESTIC VIOLENCE LEGISLATION

Senator Steve Saland (R,I,C- Poughkeepsie) announced the passing of the most significant changes to the laws protecting victims of domestic violence since the enactment of his Family Intervention and Domestic Violence Prevention Act in 1994 which instituted the mandatory arrest policy in situations involving domestic abuse.

Saland, partnering with Governor Cuomo and several members of the Senate and Assembly, successfully ushered a comprehensive domestic violence bill through the Senate with bipartisan support.

June 12, 2012
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Statement by Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos on Domestic Violence Legislation

"This agreement builds on our commitment to combat domestic violence and protect innocent victims, which has always been a focus of our Senate Republican conference. Rather than politicize this issue as others have done, we’ve worked cooperatively with the Governor and Assembly to once again show that government can function and deliver on a critically-important issue. I applaud the Governor for his leadership and commend Senator Saland and Senator Golden for helping us achieve a strong bill that will save lives."

June 11, 2012
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GOVERNOR CUOMO AND LEGISLATIVE LEADERS ANNOUNCE AGREEMENT ON LEGISLATION STRENGTHENING NEW YORK'S DOMESTIC VIOLENCE LAWS

Increases Penalty for Repeat Offenders to a FelonyProtects Domestic Violence Victims from Further Harm by Strengthening Bail Requirements for Offenders with Prior History or who Have Access to Firearms

June 11, 2012
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6/5/2012: Women's Health Forum

On June 5, 2012, Senator Shirley L. Huntley along with members of the Senate Democratic Conference addressed and discussed a myriad of topics related to Women’s Health in a public forum format. Senator Huntley’s Military Sexual Trauma bill (S. 6342-C) was discussed by special guest speaker Ardeane Greene-Cook, a retired veteran, survivor of MST, and advocate of female soldiers and veterans.

June 5, 2012
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Senate Democratic Conference Holds Public Forum on Domestic Violence

Conference Calls on Republican Majority to Bring Domestic Violence

Legislative Package to a Vote Immediately

May 30, 2012
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