Senator Dale M. Volker Announces Passage Of Criminal Justice Package

(ALBANY, N.Y.) Senator Dale M. Volker (R-C-I, Depew) today announced with members of the State Senate passage of several important criminal justice bills that will toughen our laws to protect innocent New Yorkers, punish criminals and make our communities more safe. The agreements will expand the state’s DNA databank, eliminate the statute of limitations for rape victims and increase penalties for drivers who flee police officers.

"This legislative session has been extremely successful on the criminal justice front," said Senator Dale M.

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Larkin Bill Allows Electronic Court Appearances Of Defendants In Criminal Cases

The State Senate and Assembly have passed legislation (S.7987) sponsored by Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) giving Orange County courts the authority to use the electronic interviews and testimony of defendants in criminal cases.

The bill adds Orange County to the list of 22 other counties in the state that are authorized to conduct electronic court appearances of defendants in criminal cases.

"Orange County is one of the fastest growing counties in New York State," said Senator Larkin.

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Senator Flanagan's Legislation To Expand Son Of Sam Protection Passes Senate

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) announced today that legislation he sponsored to protect the rights of crime victims has passed the Senate. The legislation would prohibit all persons who are held responsible for a crime from profiting from their crimes regardless of their plea or conviction.Senator Flanagan's legislation would close a loophole in the original Son of Sam law, which prevented David Berkowitz, dubbed the Son of Sam during his killing spree in 1977, from profiting from his crime.

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Senator Dale M. Volker Announces Passage Of Criminal Justice Package

(ALBANY, N.Y.) Senator Dale M. Volker (R-C-I, Depew) today announced with members of the State Senate passage of several important criminal justice bills that will toughen our laws to protect innocent New Yorkers, punish criminals and make our communities more safe. The agreements will expand the state’s DNA databank, eliminate the statute of limitations for rape victims and increase penalties for drivers who flee police officers.

"This legislative session has been extremely successful on the criminal justice front," said Senator Dale M.

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Senator Dale M. Volker Announces Kathleen Balus As New York State Senate Women Of Distinction Award Winner Of The 59th S.d.

Senator Dale M. Volker (R-C-I, Depew) today announced that Kathleen Balus has been awarded the 2003 New York State Senate Women of Distinction Award for the 59th Senate District for their contributions to enriching their communities. Kathleen Balus resides in the Town of Sardinia, Erie County and is the President and Founder of Pioneer Credit Recovery.

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Senator Flanagan Successfully Sponsors Legislation To Provide Taxi Accessibility

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) today announced that legislation he sponsored to provide transportation options to taxi passengers with disabilities has passed both houses of the New York State Legislature. The legislation would offer tax credits of up to $10,000 for taxicab and livery companies that make improvements to provide accessible transportation.This would enable the companies to modify their existing vehicles without having to absorb the additional cost or having to pass this cost on to its customers.

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Senator Dale M. Volker Announces Kathleen Balus As New York State Senate Women Of Distinction Award Winner Of The 59th S.d.

Senator Dale M. Volker (R-C-I, Depew) today announced that Kathleen Balus has been awarded the 2003 New York State Senate Women of Distinction Award for the 59th Senate District for their contributions to enriching their communities. Kathleen Balus resides in the Town of Sardinia, Erie County and is the President and Founder of Pioneer Credit Recovery.

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Senator Valesky Says Time For Medicaid Fraud Solution Is Now

Last year, as part of the first on-time budget in 20 years, we passed a cap on the local component of Medicaid. This was an important first step in efforts both to control spending on the nation's most expensive Medicaid program and to help counties reign in out-of-control property taxes.With this important step behind us, it was my hope that this year the Legislature would reign in fraud and misuse of Medicaid dollars. New York currently spends about $45 billion for Medicaid a year on some 4.2 million recipients.

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State Senate Passes Legislation: World Trade Center Memorial On Track To Be Admission Free

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C Brooklyn) is announcing that the full body of the State Senate today has passed legislation in which he introduced that will ensure that the World Trade Center Memorial remains free of an admission fee to all who will come to reflect and remember the horrific attacks of September 11, 2001, as well as to pay tribute to the lives taken that morning.

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Senator Golden Statement On 68th Precinct Council Elections

“As a former New York City Police Officer, I know how important a role the precinct community council plays in fostering a great relationship between the police and the community. I applaud thenew council officers and wish them luck as they begin their term of office. I look forward to continuing to work with them and awarding State funding to support their operations and outreach efforts.”-30-

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