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Some New & Outdated Agency Rules Threaten Key Industries, Tax Resources, Provide Little Public Protection, IDC Finds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The reform plan came after an exhaustive review by the IDC that found a series outdated rules and proposed regulations that stifles economic growth, and, in some cases, could destroy key industries in New York without a corresponding public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