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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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Forum/Town Hall: New York’s Prescription Drug Abuse Crisis

 

Joint - Senate Standing Committee on Health
Chair: Senator Kemp Hannon
and Senate Standing Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse
Chair: Senator Jeffrey D. Klein
Roundtable: New York’s Prescription Drug Abuse Crisis
Place: Room 124, State Capitol Building, Albany, New York
Time: 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
Contact: Roslyn Martorano (518) 455-2200
Media Contact: Phil Hecken (516) 739-1700

ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

February 13, 10:00 AM - 12:21 PM
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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Some New & Outdated Agency Rules Threaten Key Industries, Tax Resources, Provide Little Public Protection,  IDC Finds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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Senator Klein Introduces Legislation to Raise the Minimum Wage

 

Statement from Senator Jeffrey D. Klein, (Bronx/ Westchester): 

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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Committee Meeting: Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Senator Jeffrey D. Klein, Chair 1:30 PM, Monday, January 30, 2012 Room 123 Cap

January 30, 1:30 PM - 1:54 PM
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January 19, 2012
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Committee Meeting: Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Senator Jeffrey D. Klein, Chair 10:00 AM, Thursday, January 19, 2012 Room 123 Cap

January 19, 10:00 AM - 10:09 AM
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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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January 8, 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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Creative Celebration

Dear Participant,

Thank you for your wonderful contribution to the Thanksgiving Day Creative Celebration. In our first year, we received outstanding poems, essays, and artwork that exemplify the creativity of New York State’s young people.

The submissions received are remarkable in what they represent – showing gratitude and respect for family, friends, our troops fighting overseas, and many other important subjects and activities. I am humbled and honored to see such inspiring contributions in response to what is a deceptively difficult question: “What are you thankful for?”

On behalf of the New York State Senate, I would like to offer my wholehearted congratulations to all of the participants in this year’s Thanksgiving Day Creative Celebration.

December 22, 2011
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December 20, 2011
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