The New York State Senate today passed legislation that gives judges the ability to consider well-established risk factors in determining bail or recognizance in domestic violence cases so that a victim and their family can be further protected from an assailant.
The bill (S.1414A), sponsored by Senator Stephen Saland (R-I-C, Poughkeepsie), would allow the history of violence or threats of violence, prior orders of protection, and the accused’s access to guns to be considered by a judge, potentially affecting their release conditions and sparing many victims and their children additional harm or even death.
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today has issued the following statement regarding parking signs in front of Goustaro’s located at 9226-4th Avenue which has sparked local community outrage over a loss of parking spaces:
“I have confirmed this morning with the Department of Transportation that by tomorrow, the No Standing parking signs in front of Goustaro’s will be removed. Since the store opened and the signs were put in place, my office has worked with the Department of Transportation to address the concerns of the residents and area customers, to have these signs removed.
Albany– Senator Martin J. Golden (R,C,I-Brooklyn) today is announcing that he is seeking nominations from local residents of veterans whose service on behalf of our nation designates them as an inductee of the New York State Veteran’s Hall of Fame
Senator Marty Golden stated, “The Senate takes this opportunity to honor the brave men and women who serve our nation and protect our freedom as members of the military. The Senate Veteran’s Hall of Fame pays tribute to all who serve, but also singles out for special recognition those whose sacrifices and service have helped make our nation and our community better places to live.”
Senator Martin Golden (R,C,I-Brooklyn) and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R,C-Brooklyn/Staten Island) today were joined by local veterans outside the Ft. Hamilton Army base in Brooklyn advocating for the passage of Assembly bill A9228. At the press conference, Senator Golden announced he will be introducing the same legislation, known as the “Veteran Owned Business Enterprise Act” in the State Senate.
The legislation would provide the more than 120,863 disabled in New York, with the same benefits awarded through the women and minority-owned business program. The lawmakers stated that, given the program’s success and effectiveness for its current enrollees, such advantages would benefit our nation’s wounded heroes.
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is offering a $1000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the persons involved in the desecration of religious statues at Brooklyn’s Visitation Academy.
Senator Golden stated, “Acts of religious desecration and intolerance have no place within our society, and no one, no matter what faith you follow, approves of such hate. Today, I join with the community in our continued efforts to see justice served in this case and that is why I am posting a $1000 reward for any information that could lead to an arrest.”
Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), in conjunction with local community organizations, is announcing plans to host two Easter Egg Hunts this year, and is inviting all community children and local families to participate. In announcing the events, Senator Golden is asking “How many Easter eggs can you find?”. The Easter Egg hunt events include games, music, activities and prizes for the children.
The Easter Egg Hunts are scheduled for:
Saturday, March 31, 2012, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Dyker Park- 13th Avenue and 86th Street
The event is being co-sponsored by Congressman Michael Grimm, the 13th Avenue Merchants and the Dyker Heights Civic Association.
The New York State Senate today passed three bills to combat auto insurance fraud, which costs New Yorkers more than $1 billion a year, as well as legislation that would impose stronger criminal penalties for staging auto accidents. Recent cases of auto insurance fraud have uncovered massive crime rings, including doctors, lawyers and scam artists who staged accidents and used New York's no-fault insurance program as their own giant state-sponsored, ATM machine.
Senator Martin Golden (R,C,I-Brooklyn) and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R,C-Brooklyn/Staten Island) will be joined by local veterans at a press conference to promote legislation that seeks to provide veterans with the same benefits awarded through the women and minority-owned business program. The event will be held outside the gates of the Fort Hamilton Army Base on 101st Street and Ft. Hamilton Parkway at 2:30 p.m on Friday, March 23, 2012.
WHO: Senator Martin Golden
Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis
WHAT: Press conference to promote legislation that seeks to provide veterans with the same benefits awarded through the women and minority-owned business program
The New York State Senate today passed two bills, sponsored by Senator Martin Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), to combat gun crimes and enhance penalties for gun crimes that endanger children.
“As a former New York City police officer, I have seen first-hand the fear and devastation caused by criminals with guns,” Senator Golden said. “People who use force to terrorize and prey upon others must be punished to the fullest extent of the law. The bills I am proposing would make our laws strong enough to make use of a firearm in the commission of a crime unthinkable.”
Brooklyn- Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today invited local residents to nominate friends, coworkers and neighborhood leaders whose outstanding work on behalf of their communities makes them deserving of special recognition by the State Senate as a New York “Woman of Distinction”.
The Senate will honor a distinguished woman from our area and throughout the state at a May 15th Albany ceremony, where each honoree’s photograph and biography will become part of a special exhibit proclaiming the contributions of these exemplary New York woman.
SENATE, ASSEMBLY & GOVERNOR JOIN FORCES TO EXPAND DNA DATABANK
All-Crimes DNA Law a Powerful Crimefighting Tool To Help Protect New Yorkers
Albany – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today announced that the State Senate has voted to approve legislation that will implement the largest expansion of the State’s DNA databank since it was first created in 1994.
The databank expansion, which has been agreed to by Governor Andrew Cuomo and the State Assembly, will help close thousands of unsolved cases, bring justice to crime victims, and help prevent dangerous criminals from committing additional crimes.
Cites Assembly Inaction as a Failure for All New Yorkers
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) is announcing that legislation he co-sponsored, S. 1927 introduced by Senator James Alesi (R-C-I, 55th District), was approved by the New York State Senate today.
The bill would make it so that offenders who submit fraudulent information regarding his or her identity or residence when registering, or verifying, would be charged with a Class E Felony. Currently, Megan’s Law only provides a penalty for failure to register.
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) has issued the following statement regarding arrests made by the 68th Precinct in connection with the recent tire slashings in the community:
“The 68th Precinct continues to make sure that we live in one of the safest communities in the City of New York, and those who proudly wear the uniform deserve to be thanked for this arrest. We will not tolerate acts that impede upon our quality of life such as tire slashings. To find your car with damaged tires is not only a personal nuisance and financial expense, but it causes concern for all residents on the blocks where it is happening.
Governor and Superintendent Vow to Crack Down on Medical Mills
NEW YORK, NY March 8, 2011 – Fraud Costs NY – a statewide coalition of elected officials law enforcement, business groups and community groups committed to reforming New York’s broken no-fault auto insurance system - today praised Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and Superintendent of Financial Services Benjamin M. Lawsky for vowing to crack down on no-fault auto insurance fraud by attacking it at the crux of the problem and targeting unscrupulous medical mills and crooked doctors.
Plan Would Create Jobs, Cut Taxes and Control State Spending
Jobs Proposal Will Be Included in Senate Budget Proposal
Albany- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), today joined Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and members of the Senate Republican Conference, to announce details of the 2012 NEW JOBS-NY Job Creation Plan that includes significant tax relief to encourage the creation of new private sector jobs, measures to ensure fiscal responsibility and control state spending, as well as other reforms and incentives to make New York more economically competitive. The plan will be included in the Senate budget resolution to be acted on next week.
Brooklyn –State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) will host an event to honor, in conjunction with "Women's History Month", outstanding women who have made a difference in our community tomorrow, Thursday, March 8, 2012, starting at 7:00 p.m.in the Community Room at Shore Hill located at 9000 Shore Road in Brooklyn.
The event will recognize Linda Addinisio of St. Anselm’s Elementary School, Dr. Lisa Eng of the Kings County Medical Society, Elizabeth Ferraro of St. Finbar’s Church, Katherine Khatari, Sara Nespoli, Camille Loccisano of the Loccisano Foundation and St. Frances Cabrini, Sister Fran Piccone of the Shore Hill Senior Program, Mary Quinones of Lutheran Medical Center and Elena Solitario of Pilo Arts Day Spa and Salon.
The New York State Senate today passed a measure that would prohibit the sale of children’s jewelry which may contain harmful levels of cadmium and other hazardous substances. The bill (S.4055A), sponsored by Senator Jim Alesi (R-C-I, Perinton) protects children from accidentally ingesting cadmium, often used in inexpensive charm bracelets, pendants and other jewelry.
“It is everyone’s responsibility to protect our children, especially from products containing hazardous substances,” said Senator Alesi. “This bill takes an important step to prevent the sale of items that could cause accidental and unnecessary exposure and severe health effects.”
Albany – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) is announcing that the New York State Senate today passed legislation (S. 1991) that would establish the crime of promotion of child prostitution by a parent or guardian.
“In New York State, there have been several high profile cases where parents exploited their children,” said Senator Golden. “Violating the trust between parent and child is an inexcusable offense and those that do so need to be held accountable. This bill puts teeth into the paper tiger, ensuring those that exploit our children receive justice.”
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), today is announcing that two bills he has co-sponsored in the New York State Senate, introduced to better protect our children against sexual crimes, were approved today.
S. 1541A establishes criminal penalties for sexual contact between a minor and a person in a position of trust in the first, second and third degrees. Currently, there are no additional penalties for sexual contact with a minor in such instances.
Recent tornadoes have caused extensive damage throughout the heartland of America. Five states (Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Alabama & Georgia) have reported deaths, totaling at least 38 victims.
Many local governments and voluntary agencies are providing shelter for disaster survivors displaced by the storms, but the road to recovery will be a long one and further assistance is always welcome.
For those seeking a way to help out our fellow Americans in this time of need, I have provided a list below of some non-profit agencies and the different ways one can contribute.