Kenneth P. Lavalle's posts related to Crime

SENATOR LAVALLE FIGHTS FOR TOUGHER DWI LAWS

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SENATOR LAVALLE CALLS FOR REPEAL OF DANGEROUS NEW LAW

New York Daily News Dubs Change “Khadafy’s Law”

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SENATOR LAVALLE COMMENTS ON AMENDMENT TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE LAW

Last month, Senator LaValle and his Senate Republican colleagues called for the repeal of a recent change in criminal law, dubbed “Khadafy’s Law” by the New York Daily News.   The measure amended the medical parole provision, providing a loophole that allowed convicted murderers, rapists, and sex criminals to be freed from prison.

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SENATOR LAVALLE LEADS FIGHT TO COMBAT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

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SENATOR LAVALLE COMMENTS ON POSSIBLE 9/11 TRIAL REVERSAL

“I want to thank the many people who joined my on-line petition to move the 9/11 terror trials out of New York and to have the terrorists tried by a military tribunal. 

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SENATOR LAVALLE FIGHTS TO UPDATE SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY

Senator Kenneth P. LaValle today announced that legislation he sponsored to improve the sex offender registry has passed the Senate.  The measure would include any violation of registration requirements as part of the offense description provided under Megan’s Law.

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LaValle: Senate Passes Legislation to Strengthen Law on Text Messaging While Driving

New York State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle today co-sponsored and voted for a bill (S.998B) that will make it easier for law enforcement to crack down on texting-while-driving offenses and prevent tragic accidents caused by drivers distracted by texting.

The bill would make text messaging while driving a primary violation rather than a secondary violation. Under the current law, a driver can only be cited for texting-while-driving if another violation, such as speeding, is also being cited.

 Federal data shows 16,000 deaths nationwide due to texting while driving.

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LaValle: Senate Toughens Sex Offender Laws

New York State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle (R,C, - Port Jefferson) said the Senate today passed additional restrictions for sex offenders to help protect children and families. The four bills strengthen the penalties for not registering as a sex offender or following other post-release conditions, expand the current registry to include certain criminals serving sentences after committing a sex offense as a result of mental disease or defect, and prevent sex offenders from preying upon mental health workers and patrons in library settings.

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SENATE PASSES LEGISLATION TO STRENGTHEN LAW ON TEXT MESSAGING WHILE DRIVING

New York State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle (R,C – Port Jefferson) said the Senate today passed a bill (S.5643) that will make it easier for law enforcement to crack down on texting-while-driving offenses and prevent tragic accidents caused by drivers distracted by texting.  The bill represents an agreement with the State Assembly which is also expected to act on the legislation today. The bill would make text messaging while driving a primary violation rather than a secondary violation. Under the current law, a driver can only be cited for texting-while-driving if another violation, such as speeding, is also being cited.

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