Senator Klein: New York Sees Massive Influx Of Violent Sexual Predators

With recent state data revealing that more than 100 sexual predators have recently taken residence in the New York City metro area, State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) joined with civic leaders to renew his call for a strong civil commitment law to keep violent sexual predators off our streets and improved notification procedures that will allow families to be immediately alerted by email when a violent sexual predator moves into their neighborhood.

Bronx where a violent convicted rapist moved

December 1, 2005

Support Builds For Klein's Plan To Eliminate The Statute Of Limitations On Rape


Editorial - November 22, 2005

New Yorkis no closer to guaranteeing justice for victims of sexual assault now than it was then.

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Manhattan, prosecutors have DNA samples from 690 assaults that happened more than five years ago. If the rapists are ever arrested, they will go free.

November 22, 2005

Klein Introduces Legislation To Restrict Cellular Phone Tower Construction

Bronx, NY – In response to concerns voiced by many across New York City and Westchester County, State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Westchester/Bronx) is introducing legislation that would dramatically reign in the unregulated flood of cellular phone antennas being constructed throughout the State.

November 18, 2005

Klein Statement On Supreme Court Strike Down Of Pataki Civil Confinement Plans

Bronx, NY—In response to a State Supreme Court ruling issued late yesterday by a Manhattan Judge declaring illegal Governor Pataki's action in extending the state's involuntary commitment law—normally used for the mentally ill—to sexual predators, State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) released the following statement:

November 16, 2005

Klein Hosts Medicare Information Sessions

In an effort to help Bronx and Westchester seniors understand the new benefits available to them under Medicare Part D, State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Westchester/Bronx) will be hosting a series of Medicare Information Sessions where experts from the Medicare and the Medicare Rights Center will be on hand to help seniors understand the new benefits and select the right plan for them."Navigating the complicated enrollment process for Medicare Part D can be confusing and frustrating, which is why I am so pleased to be sponsoring these Information Sessions to help Bronx seniors make wise

November 15, 2005

Klein: New Study Confirms Widespread Cigarette Tax Evasion

In 2000, Klein wrote the first law in the nation banning the direct shipment of cigarettes to New York consumers, enforcement efforts were stymied by the Governor’s unwillingness to take on reservation-based sellers who illegally divert untaxed cigarettes intended for sale to tribal members to consumers all over New York and the nation. Organized crime has also been quick to capitalize on this growing black market and proceeds from “bootleg” cigarette sales have even found their way to terrorist organizations in the Middle East.

November 9, 2005

Klein Secures Funds To Save Senior Fitness Program

State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) announced today that he has secured state funding for vital fitness programs for senior citizens at eight locations across the 34th Senate District.

November 1, 2005

Klein Secures Major Grant For P.s. 71

Albany gridlock and go directly to the students of P.S. 71 for their much-needed science laboratory.

I will continue working in the Senate to bring our tax dollars back home and put them to use right here in our communities” Klein concluded.

October 25, 2005

Crowley, Klein, Rivera Call For A Halt To Construction Of White Plans Courtyard

Crowley, Klein and Rivera were joined by community leaders to release a letter from the elected officials to Sol Arker, President of Arker Companies, outlining the community’s concerns and suggesting potential solutions to alleviate them.


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October 20, 2005

Klein Secures Emergency Funding For Tuckahoe Middle/high School

School District officials about deteriorating lighting in the Middle/High School gymnasium and the resulting potential safety hazard, State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Westchester/Bronx) will announce he has secured emergency state funding. Since the beginning of the school year, the gradual failure of the lighting system has caused shadows and worsening lighting conditions that could threaten the safety of students and athletes. The funding will make the gymnasium safer for the thousands of students and community groups who use the facility on a regular basis.

October 17, 2005

Klein Hosts Flu Season Informational Sessions

NY – With the arrival of flu season, State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) is sponsoring an informational session for seniors on flu season. Senator Klein will host Jessica Morris, Director of Community Outreach for the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Morris will give seniors background information on the flu and how to avoid contracting it.

When it comes to the flu, we know that prevention is the best medicine.

October 16, 2005

Klein Statement On Governor's Executive Order On Civil Commitment

Bronx, NY—In response to Governor Pataki's Executive Order to extend the state's involuntary commitment law—normally used for the mentally ill—to sexual predators, State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) issued the following statement:


October 2, 2005

Klein Announces Suny Maritime Scholarships

Bronx, NY – State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) will announce that two Bronx students have been awarded four-year, full tuition scholarships to SUNY Maritime College in Throggs Neck. Earlier this year, Klein offered scholarship nominations through the Cadet Assistance Program (CAP) to Michael Pirzinger of Throggs Neck and Lawrence Berger of City Island, both of whom are now enrolled in the College.

September 29, 2005

Klein Releases Comprehensive Energy Plan

Responding to skyrocketing energy costs, State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Westchester/Bronx) this week introduced a package of energy related legislation meant to address the rising cost of gasoline and home heating oil, encourage energy conservation and move the state toward alternative fuel sources.

Consumer Protection

Alternative Energy Sources

Senator Klein’s proposal calls for tax credits for homeowners using a home heating fuel blend tha

September 24, 2005

Support Builds For Klein's Sex Offender Email Notification Proposal

E-alerts on nabe sex fiends? Yes By MAUREEN KANKA

Instead of continuously having to scroll through pictures, names or addresses of offenders listed on a state Web site, you can periodically view the site and have instant notification through an E-mail when an offender is living close by.

September 17, 2005

Klein Proposes Dramatic Changes To State Sex Offender Registry

New York children head back to school, State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Westchester/Bronx) issued a report about the high concentration of Level 3 sex offenders, the most violent category of sexual predators, living in our community. Klein also announced a proposal to allow New Yorkers to sign-up for email notification when changes or additions are made to the Level 3 sub-directory of the State Sex Offender Registry, which would dramatically improve the public’s access to and awareness of these individuals’ close proximity to our children and families.

September 6, 2005