Betty Little's posts related to Crime

AMBER Alert: America’s Missing Broadcast Emergency Response

The Amber Alert Plan is a voluntary partnership between TV and radio stations and law enforcement agencies to broadcast an urgent bulletin in child abduction cases.  Statistics show that a quick response is of the essence and one of the most crucial factors in finding a missing child.

You may have seen an Amber Alert on TV or heard one on the radio, but I wanted you to know that updates are also available via email and cell phone.  To register to receive updates please visit: http://amber.ny.gov/.

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Senate OKs Bill For Removal of Disruptive Campground Guests

            The State Senate today approved legislation that would aid campgrounds wanting to remove disruptive guests.

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Senator Little votes to expand DNA databank to protect New Yorkers

        Senator Betty Little today voted in favor of legislation that would dramatically improve the effectiveness of New York’s criminal justice system by requiring individuals convicted of all crimes, felonies and misdemeanors, submit a DNA sample for the state’s databank.  Current law requires DNA be collected from criminals convicted under about half of New York’s penal laws.

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Gov. praises Senate passage of DNA databank expansion

February 1, 2012

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Senate approves bill targeting disruptive campers

February 2, 2012

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Senate Passes Bill to Criminalize Synthetic Marijuana

SENATE PASSES BILL TO CRIMINALIZE SYNTHETIC MARIJUANA

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Protect Yourself From Identity Theft

Identity Theft: Important Information to Protect You and Your Family Dear New Yorker:Identity theft, the fastest growing white-collar crime in the nation, is a felony in New York State thanks to a law passed in 2002. Those who commit the crime of identity theft can be sentenced to up to seven years in prison. The measure also makes identity theft victims eligible for restitution and gives them the right to sue in civil court for damages done to their credit ratings. This past session, I was pleased to support another measure to further combat identity theft.

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Senate OKs Lake George Peace Officer bill

            The State Senate today gave final legislative approval of legislation authorizing the Village of Lake George to grant peace officer status to its seasonal constables.  Peace officers may issue traffic tickets and issue appearance tickets for various violations of state law.

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Senate OKs bill for removal of disruptive campers

The State Senate today approved legislation sponsored by Senator Betty Little that would create a new law to address the removal of disruptive campground guests.  Current law does not define how these matters should be addressed.  As a result, courts have applied varying standards including citing landlord-tenant relationship.

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