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.
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.