Jeffrey D. Klein's Press releases

Marriage Equality in New York: One Year Later, Economic Activity Meets, Surpasses, IDC’s 2011 Estimates

Numbers released today prove that members of the New York State Senate’s Independent Democratic Conference got it right one year ago when they predicted that an annual average of at least 7,000 same sex couples would tie-the-knot over the first three years of marriage equality going into effect. With 11,518 same sex couples marrying in New York over the last year, New York experienced economic growth even greater than the IDC could have predicted.

 

July 24, 2012
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Senator Klein, IDC, Release Cyberbullying Census - Push for Criminal Penalties as Part of Cyberbullying Package

Miss New York Joins NY State Senators Klein, Ranzenhofer, and IDC in Releasing Results of Largest And Most Comprehensive Cyberbullying Census Ever Conducted

Nearly 10,000 NY Students Complete Survey; 70% Think Cyberbullying Should be a Crime

 

June 13, 2012
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Klein, Dinowitz, Community Celebrate Closure of Objectionable Massage Parlor in Riverdale

Months Long Investigation Results In Closure Order

 

RIVERDALE, BRONX, N.Y. –  Senator Jeffrey D. Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) joined with Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz (D-Bronx) and leaders in the Riverdale Community to celebrate the closure of “New Healing Touch” massage parlor which has long been a source of concern to many in the surrounding area.  The parlor was closed after two arrests in the last six months for prostitution.  Senator Klein wrote to Commissioner Raymond Kelly in December of last year asking that the site be investigated.

 

May 24, 2012
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IDC Announces Senate Passage of Erin Merryn’s Law

 

ALBANY, N.Y. – The Independent Democratic Conference was joined today by Assemblyman Jeff Dinowitz, (D-Bronx), and nationally recognized anti-abuse advocate and survivor Erin Merryn to hail the passage of  important legislation to stamp out child sexual abuse in New York.

 

April 30, 2012
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Sen. Klein Launches Cyberbully Education Tour

Organizes Three Events To Educate Parents, Teachers and Students

April 18, 2012
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Sen. Klein and City Island Leaders Launch Anti-Vandalism Camera Project

15 Cameras to be Installed Throughout Community

 

April 12, 2012
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Klein Comes Through For Eastchester Fire Dept.

Secures Funds To Renovate Second Floor Dorm and Purchase Needed Equipment

April 11, 2012
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Klein and Vacca Alert Community to Continued Dangers of Synthetic Marijuana

 

Despite Ban,  ‘Fake Weed’ Found in at Least 1 Bronx  Store

April 4, 2012
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Klein Helps Constituent Cut Red Tape

Helps Local Businesswoman Obtain Needed State Certificate

April 3, 2012
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SENATOR KLEIN ANNOUNCES PASSAGE OF EARLY 2012-2013 BUDGET

Spending Plan Helps Seniors, Helps People Stay in Their Homes, Helps Make Gov’t More Efficient

March 29, 2012
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State Senator Klein and Assemblyman Dinowitz Sponsor Legislation Prohibiting Employers from Demanding Facebook Password in Interviews

State Senator Jeffrey Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), and Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz (D-Bronx) are sponsoring new legislation that would prohibit employers from demanding login information, including usernames and passwords, to popular social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter as part of their hiring process.   

March 28, 2012
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Sen. Klein Announces Winners to “Best Of Morris Park” Poster and Mural Contest

Ten Students Selected as Winners Throughout Local Schools

March 23, 2012
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Senator Klein’s Anti-Car Theft Legislation Passes Senate

The New York State Senate today passed legislation by Senator Jeffrey D. Klein , (D-Bronx/ Westchester), to deter car thefts by stiffening penalties for repeat offenders.

March 22, 2012
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Senator Klein to MPAA: Let Teens See Teen Bullying Documentary

 

Senator Jeffrey D. Klein, (D-Bronx/ Westchester), called upon the Motion Picture Association of America to reverse its decision to give a “R” rating to teen cyberbullying documentary, “Bully.”

March 20, 2012
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Senate Passes Klein's Legislation to Ban Caffeinated Alcoholic Beverages

The State Senate today passed legislation by Senator Jeffrey D. Klein, (Bronx/ Westchester), that would have New York formally ban the sale of caffeinated alcoholic beverages.

March 2, 2012
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SENATOR KLEIN/ ASSEMB. HIKIND ANNOUNCE LEGISLATION REQUIRING SANITATION AGENTS TO SUBMIT PHOTOS WITH SUMMONSES

Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) today  joined forces with Assembly Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) to introduce legislation to require city sanitation agents to photograph and document the condition of a property at the time a sanitation ticket is issued.

February 27, 2012
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Klein Investigation Finds Gaps in Rockefeller Reform Implementation

NEW YORK, NY – More than half of substance abuse treatment providers have reported no increase in patients in the three years since Rockefeller Drug Law reform, raising serious questions about the implementation of the revamped statutes, according to a report released Sunday by State Senator Jeffrey D. Klein, (D-Bronx/ Westchester), the chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on Alcoholism & Drug Abuse.

The report, “Assessing the Effectiveness of Substance Abuse Treatment Under Rockefeller Drug Law Reform,” also found widespread communication problems between criminal justice agencies and recovery providers, as well as funding issues that threaten the effectiveness of the reforms.

February 26, 2012
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Klein Legislation to Protect Domestic Violence Victims Passes Senate

 Important legislation by Senator Jeffrey D. Klein, (D-Bronx/ Westchester), that would protect victims of domestic violence from their abusers passed unanimously today in the State Senate.

February 7, 2012
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IDC Releases Regulation Reform Plan

Some New & Outdated Agency Rules Threaten Key Industries, Tax Resources, Provide Little Public Protection,  IDC Finds

The Independent Democratic Conference today unveiled a plan to reform New York's regulatory process, putting safeguards in place that will protect businesses from overly burdensome regulations, protecting residents, and creating a more stable economic environment.

The reform plan came after an exhaustive review by the IDC that found a series outdated rules and proposed regulations that stifles economic growth, and, in some cases, could destroy key industries in New York without a corresponding public benefit.

February 7, 2012
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