Diane J. Savino's News items

Savino Successfully Pushes For The Elimination Of Statute Of Limitations For Violent Sexual Assualt

Senator Savino (D-Staten Island/Brooklyn) hailed the passage of legislation, this session, which eliminates the statute of limitations for first-degree rape and sodomy and extends the statute of limitations on civil actions brought by individuals against a criminal offender. “We have sent a clear and powerful message to the men, women, and children of New York: that justice has no expiration date,” said Senator Savino. “Many victims of sexual assault or sexual abuse do not get their day in court, often because the statute of limitations had expired.

June 17, 2006
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Staten Island Pols Call For Limits On Rapid Refund Lenders

New York—Senator Diane Savino and Assembly member John Lavelle announced today legislation that will outlaw the predatory practices of those offering rapid tax refunds, otherwise know as rapid anticipation loans (RALs).In recent years, “rapid refunds,” have been aggressively marketed to low-income taxpayers, especially those who qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit, with the promise of a quick return.

April 16, 2006
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Senator Savino: School Funding Issue Settled?

New York—Senator Diane Savino (D-Brooklyn/Staten Island) commended today the work of activists, parents and especially the work of the Bloomberg Administration for their success in pushing the State Legislature to provide the funds necessary to pay for this year’s share of the NYC Department of Education’s Five Year Plan Capital Plan.Legislative leaders announced yesterday a new agreement, in which Albany would issue $2.6 billion in bonds through the state's dormitory authority.

March 29, 2006
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Senator Savino Announces Support For Fair Share For Health Care Act

New York State.“I’m glad to see that a member of theMajority Conference is taking up this issue.

March 8, 2006
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Savino Proposes Fair Share Health Care Fund

Albany, NY—In order to set a minimum standard for health care coverage for working New Yorkers, Senator Diane Savino has introduced a proposal called the Fair Share Health Care Fund.

March 7, 2006
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Brooklyn Officials Demand State Cfe Funds

In a scene echoed daily throughout the city, students from Sunset Park must travel one to two hours to neighboring schools in Bay Ridge and Coney Island, which are already bursting at the seams. Fort Hamilton High School, for example is at 180% capacity and Telecommunication Arts & Technology is at 130% capacity.“An overcrowded school system affects everyone.

February 27, 2006
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Staten Island Elected Officials Demand State Cfe Funds

The Campaign for Fiscal Equity case against was filed over a decade ago.

February 9, 2006
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Sen. Savino Introduces Bill To Further Protect Children From Sexual Abuse

“We know that children who are molested by a parent or guardian are much more traumatized than if they’d been assaulted by a stranger. We tell children to be wary of strangers and yet we are doing very little to protect them from their abusers right at home,” said Senator Savino.“It is a glaring injustice to a group of victims who simply cannot fend for themselves.

December 7, 2005
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Senators Klein And Savino To Push To Eliminate Statute Of Limitations For Felony Rape & Sodomy

1:00 p.m. at the Minority Conference Room in Albany.New York is one of the few states that has not revisited the statute of limitations for rape or sodomy.Over 19 states, including New Jersey and Maryland, do not have a limit for sex offenses and 12 more have extended their statutes of limitations where there is DNA evidence available.“We should give law enforcement authorities every o

May 1, 2005
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