Jeffrey D. Klein's Press releases

Sen. Klein Calls For Assembly Action To End The 5-year Statute Of Limitations On Rape

New York state laws prevent most rape prosecutions after only five years.

Senator Klein has introduced legislation that would repeal this archaic law and give prosecutors the ability to harness modern technology to bring rapists to justice regardless of when their crimes are committed. Last month, the Senate passed legislation ending the statutory limitation by a 60-1 margin, although the State Assembly has yet to take up the proposal.

March 10, 2006

Klein Appointed To Powerful Senate Finance Committee

Bronx while ensuring funding for a number of local priorities. “This important appointment gives me an even greater platform to fight for my constituents in Albany and will allow me to be even more effective at bringing our tax dollars back home to be put to use right here in the community,” Klein said.

New York's taxpayers and demonstrates a depth of knowledge on budget-related issues.

March 7, 2006

Senator Klein Launches Anti-graffiti Campaign In Westchester County

NEW ROCHELLE, NY – To help crack down on graffiti vandalism in Westchester County, State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Westchester/Bronx) announced the expansion of a state funded, free graffiti removal program into Westchester County along with a package of legislation designed to reduce graffiti incidents statewide.

Westchester since his ascension to the State Senate last year.

March 5, 2006

Senator Klein Sponsors Free Gardening Program For Bronx And Westchester Residents

BRONX, NY – State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) has secured significant state funding to sponsor a free Home Gardening Program at the New York Botanical Gardens for residents of the 34th Senate District. The programs, taught by renowned faculty and horticulturists from across the region, are made free to constituents through Senator Klein’s state grant.

“We are lucky to have the renowned Botanical Gardens within our district,” said Senator Klein.

March 1, 2006

Klein Secures State Grant For Warriors Football Club

BRONX, NY – State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Westchester/Bronx) will be awarding a $2,500 state grant to the Warriors Football Club, of the Bronx, to support the League’s ongoing activities. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

“Organized sports not only help our children develop athletically today, but are pivotal in helping our children become the responsible leaders of tomorrow,” said Klein.

February 24, 2006

Klein Outraged By Anti-semitic Vandalism At Pelham Parkway Jewish Center

“I am outraged and appalled at this latest incident at Pelham Parkway Jewish Center. This is a crime which affects our entire community, and to deface this building is a crime against all individuals who seek to practice religion freely. Anti-Semitic bigotry has no place in any community and I will not stand idly by as our religious houses of worship and community centers are defaced by criminals and bigots.

February 23, 2006

Senator Klein Celebrates Black History Month

Mt. Vernon, Yonkers, New Rochelle, Eastchester, Tuckahoe and the Bronx.

February 18, 2006

Senator Klein Announces Return Of Crossing Guard To P.s. 71 Intersection

“As everyone in this community knows, this can be a very dangerous intersection, especially for our young schoolchildren on their way to and from P.S. 71,” said Senator Klein. “I am pleased to have been able to work with the NYPD to negotiate the return of a permanent crossing guard to this critical area.”

Grace Cerini, President of the P.S.

February 15, 2006

Senator Klein Introduces Legislation To Protect Houses Of Worship

<?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />WHITE PLAINS, NY – Responding to a series of incidents of theft and vandalism at area houses to worship during the recent holiday season, State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Westchester/Bronx) will be joined by community religious leaders to introduce legislation to increase penalties for vandalism to or theft from a house of worship.

February 10, 2006

Klein Slams Bloomberg Decision To Shutter Woodlawn Firehouse

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February 10, 2006

Klein Announces State Grant To Fleetwood Neighborhood Association

<?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />MT VERNON, NY – State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Westchester/Bronx) will be awarding a $2,500 state grant to the Fleetwood Neighborhood Association to assist with their community programming. Klein will be speaking at their monthly meeting about his work in the State Senate over the past year.

February 9, 2006

Senator Klein, Miss USA Present ‘Valentines To Veterans’ At Bronx V.A. Hospital

  Senator Klein and Miss USA 2005, Chelsea Cooley, are pictured here with 101-year old veteran Isaac Barkey at Senator Klein's Annual Valentines for Veterans event at the Bronx VA Hospital.

Hospital as part of Senator Klein’s annual ‘Valentines for Veterans’ program.


February 9, 2006

Klein: Governor Is Gambling With Seniors' Lives By Vetoing Emergency Medicare Drug Fix

An override of the Governor's veto requires a two-thirds majority vote by each house of the Legislature. This legislation originally passed unanimously in both the Senate and the Assembly.

February 6, 2006

Senator Klein Restores City Island Little League Building In Wake Of Graffiti Attack

<?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Bronx, NY—Just days after vandals spray-painted graffiti on the outside of the City Island Little League Building, State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) directed his Graffiti Removal Program to repaint the exterior walls and water fountain at their facility at Ambrosini Field on City Island Avenue.“Incidents like this are precis

February 2, 2006

Senator Klein Awards State Grant To City Island Civic Association

Island. Klein secured the funding in the FY05-06 state budget.

New York’s greatest treasures and I am pleased to provide financial assistance to help the Civic Association continue their good work in this community,” Senator Klein said.

February 1, 2006

Klein Statement On Pataki's Vanishing $20m Promise For Yonkers Schools

Yonkers certainly deserve better than a slew of empty promises.”

Yonkers as it addresses record budget shortfalls, but the road ahead will be a difficult one and it is not made easier by the Governor financial magic tricks.”

Yonkers school system, 11% of the proceeds fro

January 31, 2006

Senator Klein Announces Website That Helps Low-income New Yorkers Solve Legal Problems

New York City, Pro Bono Net, The Legal Aid Society, Volunteers of Legal Service, The Greater Upstate Law Project and the Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York. Assisting with the website are the IOLA Fund of the State of New York, Legal ervices Corporation, New York Community Trust, Open Society Institute, Charles H. Revson Foundation, and the State Justice Institute.

January 25, 2006

Sen. Klein Announces Emergency Fix For Medicare Drug Program

ALBANY, NY—The New York State Legislature today passed emergency legislation responding to the growing health crisis created by the newly implemented federal Medicare prescription drug program (Part D), which could result in 600,000 low-income elderly and disabled New Yorkers being wrongfully denied access to life-saving prescription drugs.“It is critical that the New Yorkers who depend on Medicare Part D aren't forced to forego vital prescriptions while the federal government gets this flawed system sorted out,” said State Senator Jeff Klein (

January 24, 2006

Sens. Klein And Savino Continue Fight To Eliminate Statute Of Limitations On Rape

ALBANY, NY—Frustrated with the Senate Majority’s delay in passing legislation to end the 5-year statute of limitations on rape, State Senators Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) and Diane Savino (D-Staten Island/Brooklyn) will seek to attach their legislation to eliminate the statute of limitations for rape to bill relating to admissibility of DNA evidence that is being considered today in the Senate. The Klein/Savino legislation (S.

January 23, 2006

Klein, Dinowitz And Koppell Join Together To Protect Woodlawn Firehouses From Closure

Bronx, NY—Joined by community leaders from across the north Bronx, State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) and Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz (D-Bronx) today called on Mayor Michael Bloomberg to make clear his plans for future firehouse closings in New York City.  Standing in front of the Woodlawn Firehouse, whose un-addressed structural deterioration has led many to believe its closure is immine

January 22, 2006
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