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SENATOR KLEIN ANNOUNCES PASSAGE OF EARLY 2012-2013 BUDGET

Spending Plan Helps Seniors, Helps People Stay in Their Homes, Helps Make Gov’t More Efficient

March 29, 2012
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State Senator Klein and Assemblyman Dinowitz Sponsor Legislation Prohibiting Employers from Demanding Facebook Password in Interviews

State Senator Jeffrey Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), and Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz (D-Bronx) are sponsoring new legislation that would prohibit employers from demanding login information, including usernames and passwords, to popular social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter as part of their hiring process.   

March 28, 2012
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Sen. Klein Announces Winners to “Best Of Morris Park” Poster and Mural Contest

Ten Students Selected as Winners Throughout Local Schools

March 23, 2012
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Senator Klein’s Anti-Car Theft Legislation Passes Senate

The New York State Senate today passed legislation by Senator Jeffrey D. Klein , (D-Bronx/ Westchester), to deter car thefts by stiffening penalties for repeat offenders.

March 22, 2012
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Senator Klein to MPAA: Let Teens See Teen Bullying Documentary

 

Senator Jeffrey D. Klein, (D-Bronx/ Westchester), called upon the Motion Picture Association of America to reverse its decision to give a “R” rating to teen cyberbullying documentary, “Bully.”

March 20, 2012
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Senate Passes Klein's Legislation to Ban Caffeinated Alcoholic Beverages

The State Senate today passed legislation by Senator Jeffrey D. Klein, (Bronx/ Westchester), that would have New York formally ban the sale of caffeinated alcoholic beverages.

March 2, 2012
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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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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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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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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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