Issues: Domestic Violence

Parents for Megan's Law Lecture at PS 254 in Richmond Hill

A speaker from Parents for Megan's Law will be present to discuss the prevention programs, advocacy services and counseling they offer. The event is being sponsored by Senator Addabbo and is free to attend.
http://www.parentsformeganslaw.org/

June 17, 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
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Senate Majority Works to Reform Antiquated Matrimonial Laws

Today, the Senate Democratic Majority held a hearing on matrimonial law reform, hosted by Senate Majority Conference Leader, John L. Sampson and Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson, Chairwoman, Crime Victims, Crime and Correction Committee and Chairwoman, Majority Task Force on Domestic Violence.  The hearing focused on :

May 6, 2010
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Padavan Sponsoring Cell Phone Recycling Drive In Recongition Of Earth Day

New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) announced today that once again his Bellerose District office will be collecting used cell phones in order to recycle and donate them to victims of domestic violence.  “With many New Yorkers undertaking their annual spring cleanings, many are coming across an old cell phone or charger they no longer use,” Padavan said. “Far too often these used phones are eventually discarded in the trash and pose a hazard to environment.

April 12, 2010
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Addabbo: New Domestic Violence Laws Will Close NYS Loopholes

New York State Senate Member

Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr.

April 7, 2010
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Domestic Violence Victims, Law Enforcement Officials and Advocates Join Senator Schneiderman To Support Strangulation Prevention Act

Domestic violence victims, law enforcement officials, legislators and advocates joined Senator Eric T. Schneiderman at a press conference today to announce support for the Strangulation Prevention Act of 2010.

March 16, 2010
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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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