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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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