Issues: Domestic Violence

Senator Flanagan And Republican Senators Unveil Domestic Violence Act of 2010

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) today joined with other members of the New York State Senate Republican delegation to unveil the Domestic Violence Act of 2010, a comprehensive effort to strengthen the State’s porous and ineffective domestic violence laws.  

This groundbreaking initiative would, among other enhancements, create a specific crime of domestic abuse in State law and provide law enforcement with greater tools to stamp out domestic violence.

March 4, 2010
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Padavan and Senate Republicans Join Richmond County DA Donovan to Unveil Domestic Violence Act of 2010

New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) and his New York State Senate Republican colleagues today joined Richmond County District Attorney Dan Donovan in Albany to unveil the Domestic Violence Act of 2010, a comprehensive effort to strengthen the State’s porous and ineffective domestic violence laws.    Among other things, the initiative would for the first time ever create a specific crime of domestic abuse in the State penal law and provide law enforcement with greater tools to stamp out domestic violence.

March 4, 2010
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LANZA JOINS RICHMOND COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY DAN DONOVAN TO UNVEIL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ACT OF 2010


GOP Launches Major Effort to Strengthen State’s Domestic Violence Laws

 


Senator Andrew Lanza along with his colleagues in the New York State Senate today joined Richmond County District Attorney Dan Donovan in Albany to unveil the Domestic Violence Act of 2010, a comprehensive effort to strengthen the State’s porous and ineffective domestic violence laws.

 

March 4, 2010
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NYS Senator Foley after passage of election registration confidentiality legislation

March 1, 2010: New York State Senator Brian X. Foley comments on Senate Bill 5945, which authorizes courts to order the confidentiality of election registration records of a victim of domestic violence. The bill passed by a 57-0 vote.

March 3, 2010
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Sen. Foley Acts to Protect Domestic Violence Victims and Preserve their Right to Vote

The New York State Senate passed an important bill sponsored by Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) that allows victims of domestic violence to have their addresses sealed. Sen. Foley’s bill (S. 5945) addresses a flaw in the election law that mandates boards of elections to disclose a voter’s address to anyone requesting that information.

March 2, 2010
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Legislative Wrap-Up March 1, 2010: Senate Protects Crime/Fraud Victims, Provides Equal Justice & Emergency Care for New Yorkers

The Senate Majority passed a powerful package of bills enhancing civil protections, and providing for increased access to emergency care resources.

 

Today’s legislative package affords broad protections for New Yorkers by:

·         Assisting crime victims in their recovery process;

·         Ensure domestic violence victims can register to vote without fear;

March 1, 2010
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The Expulsion of Hiram Monserrate

    On Tuesday, February 9, 2010, the New York State Senate voted to expel Senator Hiram Monserrate. I was a member of the Select Ethics Committee established by the Senate to investigate the matter. The committee rendered its report on January 14, 2010. This report was based on exhaustive and deliberative review of hours of testimony, documents, and other evidence. The committee exercised due diligence in reaching its unanimous recommendations to the Senate to consider either sanction or expulsion. The Senate determined by a vote of 53-8 to expel Senator Monserrate.

February 10, 2010
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Statement: Expulsion of Sen. Monserrate

State Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) released the following statement regarding the vote last night to expel Senator Hiram Monserrate (D-Queens):

“Last night the senate took historic action to remove Senator Monserrate from the chamber.  I have spoken about the need for this action since his conviction on misdemeanor assault charges related to an incident of domestic violence.  While it may seem drastic to some, Senator Monserrate’s expulsion was necessary because of the totality of his actions.

February 9, 2010
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Zero-Tolerance of Violence

      As a man who deeply loves and respects my wife of over 30 years and as a grandfather with ten grandchildren, I have worked hard to build a world free of violence, a world that respects women and protects our most vulnerable populations. I have fought hate crimes in my district, provided help to victims of violent crimes, sponsored last month's March for Peace Against Gun and Youth Violence, and proposed legislation to classify violence against women as hate crimes (S.2788).

February 8, 2010
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District Attorney pushes for tougher laws against domestic violence

By Judy L. Randall
February 04, 2010, 5:05PM

February 5, 2010
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February 8, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
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SENATOR MONSERRATE MUST BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR HIS ACTIONS

Special Committee Recommends Serious Sanctions – Including Expulsion – for Senator Monserrate.             Senator Jim Alesi (R-Perinton), after serving as a member of the Special Committee on Ethics to review Senator Hiram Monserrate’s misconduct, believes the final report submitted by the Special committee imposes severe sanctions on Senator Monserrate.          

January 15, 2010
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Why I Sponsored a Resolution Expelling Sen. Monserrate

I wanted to share with you a recent column I wrote for the Huffington Post, a nationally read newsblog, explaining why I am pushing to expel Sen. Hiram Monserrate from the New York State Senate. You can read my post by visiting the Huffington Post website (www.huffingtonpost.com) or simply scrolling down.

January 10, 2010
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Men and Domestic Violence

Please contact Jené Toussaint at (212)828-5829 or jene.nys@gmail.com with any questions.

December 17, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Vigil held for domestic abuse victims

Mother pushes for Kari Ann Gorman Law
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - They are among the silent victims of domestic violence and on Thursday night, a local community gathered to remember them.

Silhouettes stand beside an empty dinner table.

At each place setting is the name of a woman.

They are murder victims of domestic violence.

December 10, 2009
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Senator Hassell-Thompson Says "It's Time To Talk"

On December 3, 2009 Americans nationwide will be participating in It's Time To Talk Day, a day dedicated to speaking about issues that are literally life and death ----domestic abuse and teen dating abuse.  Here’s an alarming statistic:  1 in 2 teens report that they have been personally victimized by controlling behaviors from a

December 3, 2009
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