Jeffrey D. Klein's Press releases

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Some New & Outdated Agency Rules Threaten Key Industries, Tax Resources, Provide Little Public Protection,  IDC Finds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The reform plan came after an exhaustive review by the IDC that found a series outdated rules and proposed regulations that stifles economic growth, and, in some cases, could destroy key industries in New York without a corresponding public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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Klein Kicks off Key Campaign with Foreclosure Prevention Advocates and Colleagues

 

Thousands of Distressed Homeowners Will BeLeft in the Lurch—and Communities Devastated – by

January 31, 2012
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Senate Passes Klein Bill to Crack Down on Auto Insurance Fraud

ALBANY, NY – Legislation sponsored by Senator Jeffrey D. Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) that would impose tougher penalties on those who commit auto insurance fraud passed the State Senate today.

January 31, 2012
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Klein Bill to Hold Graffiti Vandals Accountable Passes Chamber

ALBANY, NY -- Legislation by Senator Jeffery D. Klein, (D-Bronx/ Westchester), that would make convicted graffiti vandals  participate in a clean-up program  as part of their sentence passed the State Senate today.

January 31, 2012
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Protecting Houses of Worship: Sen. Klein Proposes Tougher Penalties for Crimes on Religious Institutions

 

PELHAM BAY,  BRONX, N.Y. –  Following a rash of break-ins and burglaries targeting houses of worship in the Northern Bronx, State Senator Jeffrey D. Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) today announced legislation to stiffen criminal penalties for those who steal, or damage items and property in churches, synagogues and other religious institutions.

January 29, 2012
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IDC Releases Small Business Action Plan

Roadmap to Help Main Street Stems From ThoughtRaiser Initiative 

The Independent Democratic Conference today released a multi-pronged plan of action aimed at strengthening New York’s economy by helping small businesses across the state.

January 19, 2012
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January 19, 2012
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Sen. Klein, IDC, Introduce Legislation to Crack Down on Cyberbullying

 

Following months of consultation with prosecutors, advocates and students, Senator Jeffrey D. Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) and his fellow members of the Independent Democratic Conference introduced legislation to crack down on cyberbullying in New York State.

The bill (S.6132) updates New York's stalking and harassment laws to cover electronic bullying. Additionally, it allows for criminal prosecution of particular cyberbullying incidents under New York's hate crime statutes.

January 9, 2012
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Statement by Senator Jeffrey D. Klein, (D-Bronx/ Westchester), on DNA Databank Expansion:

“New York has the dubious distinction of having more than 10 percent of the country's cold cases, and less than 5 percent of criminal DNA profiles in the U.S. That’s why I sponsor legislation that would expand New York State’s DNA Databank.  I applaud Governor Cuomo for making DNA Databank expansion a priority this legislative session.

January 8, 2012
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Independent Democratic Conference Releases 2012 Legislative Agenda

 

NEW YORK, NY - The Independent Democratic Conference  released its 2012 legislative agenda Thursday aimed at strengthening this state's economy, improving the lives of New York residents, and preserving New York's progressive tradition.

The agenda was released on the anniversary of the IDC's formation and after a successful year that saw many of the conference's 2011 priorities made into law.

January 8, 2012
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Sen. Klein Swears In Woodlawn Heights Merchant Association Officers

New Officers Cap Off Successful First Year

December 19, 2011
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Sen. Klein Assists Family in Correcting School Transportation Issue

 

Helps Special Needs Child Receive Care She Deserves

December 16, 2011
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Klein Secures Safety Plan for Exit Bronx-Area Exit

NYS/NYC Dept of Transportation agree to six-point improvement plan 

December 15, 2011
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No More Home for the Holidays

Sen. Klein, State, Citywide Officials & Advocates Call on State to Restore Critical Funding to Help New Yorkers Stay in Their Homes

November 21, 2011
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Sen. Klein and Albert Einstein College of Medicine Launch New Cognitive Neurophysiology Lab

 

Construction and Lab Equipment Purchased with $1M Klein Grant

November 12, 2011
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Sen. Klein, Community Leaders, Launch Blight-Fighting 'Best Of Morris Park' Mural Contest

 

MORRIS PARK, BRONX, N.Y. –  State Senator Jeffrey D. Klein, (D-Bronx/ Westchester), was joined by community leaders and educators in the Morris Park community today to announce an exciting new beautification initiative that will transform blighted railroad bridge abutments into an entryway into the community.

November 12, 2011
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Klein Intervention Gets Metro-North to Clean Up Its Act

Senator Helps Washington Ave. Residents to Get MTA to Tame Overgrown Vegetation

 

November 2, 2011
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