Bills Strengthen Penalties for Sex Offenders, Bank Robberies and Home Invasions
Albany- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) joined the New York State Senate yesterday in passing several anti-crime bills to strengthen penalties and create new charges for offenses relating to sexual abuse, bank robberies, home invasions and driving irresponsibly. The measures will help deter criminals, hold violators accountable and create safer communities throughout the state.
In an effort to ensure that abused children in protective custody are truly being protected, Senator Martin Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) announced that he will introduce legislation to require child protective caseworkers to take a photograph when they make a visit to a child in the child protective services (CPS) system for abuse and neglect.
“People are sick over reading recent news reports about a caseworker who falsified home visits,” Senator Golden said. “This appalling behavior leaves children open to even more violence and abuse. While the vast majority of caseworkers tackle their difficult jobs with pride and dignity each day, the bad apples are allowing our children to die.”
Bill Would Protect Against Criminal Activity Including Identity Theft
Albany- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), a former New York City Police Officer, today led New York State Senate passage of legislation he has sponsored,
S. 2168, that seeks to make it a crime when public records are used for the purposes of advancing criminal activity in the State of New York.
The legislation amends the New York State Penal Law and makes it a Class E felony so to set a framework to prevent abuse of the Freedom of Information Law. Additionally, this bill would provide the necessary provisions so to prosecute the misuse of government documentation obtained through such requests for the purposes of committing a crime.
Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), along with the Southwest Brooklyn Parks Task Force and the Community Emergency Response Team, today are announcing plans to host two Easter Egg Hunts, for the children and families of the community, in both Marine Park and McKinley Park.
The Easter Egg Hunts are scheduled for:
Saturday, April 16, 2011, 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Marine Park, Fillmore Avenue at Marine Parkway
Saturday, April 23, 2011, 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
McKinley Park, 75th Street and Fort Hamilton Parkway
Legislation would establish alert system to bring offenders to Justice
Senator Martin Golden (R,C,I-Brooklyn) and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R,C-Brooklyn, Staten Island) are sponsoring legislation that would establish a Blue Alert System to aid in the apprehension of criminals that kill or wound law enforcement. Similar to the Amber Alert used for missing children, Blue Alert would instantly spread word when a fugitive is on the run after committing such a heinous crime.
Oppose the Army Corps of Engineers’ plans to leave Brooklyn for Manhattan
BROOKLYN, NY – Today, Representative Michael G. Grimm (R,C-Brooklyn/SI) is joined by Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz (D-Brooklyn), elected Brooklyn officials, community leaders, and the Fort Hamilton Citizens Action Committee (FHCAC) in opposition to the Army Corps of Engineers’ proposal to move the headquarters of its North Atlantic Division (NAD) from Fort Hamilton Army Base to Manhattan. The NAD headquarters have been at Brooklyn’s Fort Hamilton since 1998. Moving them now will add unnecessary costs to taxpayers and could make the base more susceptible to closure under the next round of Base Closure and Realignment (BRAC) decisions.
Proposal Gives New Tools To Prosecute Wrong-Way Driving, Other Dangerous Actions
State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) joined the New York State Senate yesterday in passage of a bill (S.3452) to help make roads safer by strengthening penalties for reckless driving and creating a new crime of aggravated reckless driving. The legislation, sponsored by Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R, Merrick), would prevent car accidents and enhance prosecution of individuals charged with dangerous driving behavior, especially when incidents involve people who are drunk or high and drive on roads in the wrong direction.
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today issued a statement announcing that the New York City Department of Education has approved the ASD Nest Program for placement at Intermediate School 278, the Marine Park Junior High School, beginning in the 2012-2013 school year:
“The New York City Department of Education should be commended for working with the school, and listening to the community and the parents, and granting their wish to see Intermediate School 278 designated as an ASD Nest Program site. For the past couple of years, I have strongly encouraged the Department of Education to increase their capability to serve higher functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder students by adding a program at this school.
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), a member and former Chairman of the New York State Senate Aging Committee, today held a press conference with Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R-C, Brooklyn, Staten Island) to announce the State Legislature’s approval of the 2011-2012 State Budget, which contained full restoration of Title XX Funding, in the amount of $22.5 million, so to keep open senior centers in New York.
GRIMM, GOLDEN AND MALLIOTAKIS DONATE $2500 TO PARADE
Brooklyn- Congressman Michael Grimm (R-C, NY 13th District), State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R-C, 60th District) today announced a combined donation of $2500 to support the 2011 Brooklyn Memorial Day Parade. The legislators are making the donation in response to the fundraising challenges parade organizers are facing this year.
Annual Program Honors Women’s Contributions to Our Community Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, 22nd District) today invited local residents to nominate friends, coworkers and neighborhood leaders whose outstanding work on behalf of our communities makes them deserving of special recognition to be honored by the State Senate. The Senate will honor distinguished women from our area and throughout the state at an Albany reception on May 24th, where each honoree’s photograph and biography will become part of an exhibit proclaiming their special contributions.
Elisa and Nathan Bond, two artists both full of charm, humor, talent, zeal, love for each other and their families, are a couple one feels lucky to have in their life. Together for more than six years, Elisa (36) and Nathan (38) currently reside in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn with their 18 month old daughter, Sadie, and their dog Griffin. They are extremely passionate people and talented in their own way - Elisa, a former teacher and aspiring actress, and Nathan, a painter - they bring their wide-ranging talents, energy and creativity to their day jobs. Elisa through real estate as a broker at Corcoran and Nathan as an educator at Parsons.
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today issued a statement strongly criticizing the United States Census Bureau in response to the announcement of the official 2010 United States Census figures:
“The United States Census Bureau did an abominable job in conducting a full and thorough count of the people who reside in New York. These depressed numbers will be sure to have a long term effect on both federal and state funding for the City of New York. The truth of the matter is that this did not have to conclude this way.
Bill Sets Tough Penalties for Staging Car Accidents
Albany- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) yesterday voted to pass a bill in the New York State Senate that would prevent insurance fraud by making it a felony to intentionally cause a vehicle collision. The legislation, sponsored by Senator James L. Seward (R-C-I, Oneonta), targets criminals who capitalize on vulnerable motorists in attempts to profit from insurance claims.
Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) is announcing his plans to host free mammography screenings in conjunction with the American Italian Cancer Foundation during the month of April at both of his district offices.
The 37 foot mobile mammography van, staffed completely by women, will be outside of his District Office located at 7408-5th Avenue on Tuesday, April 12, 2011, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and on Wednesday, April 13, 2011, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at his office located at 3604 Quentin Road.
Urges Colleagues to Support Legislation to Protect Our Children
Brooklyn- Responding to a recent case of physical child abuse of a 17 month old child in Brooklyn that has left the child hospitalized, State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is calling on the State Legislature to act on two pieces of legislation he has introduced in the State Senate designed to combat child abuse throughout New York.
Senator Golden has introduced a bill, S. 2163, that will establish a temporary commission to study child abuse prevention and make recommendations to the Governor and the Legislature for the implementation of child abuse prevention programs across New York State.
Albany – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District), a former New York City Police Officer, today hosted a news conference in the State Capitol, calling for the Assembly and Senate to act on legislation he has introduced (S. 645) that would reinstate the death penalty for those who intentionally kill police officers, peace officers or an employee of the Department of Correctional Services in New York State.
Senator Golden’s call for action follows the recent in-the-line-of-duty deaths of New York City Police Officer Alain Schaberger and Poughkeepsie Police Detective John Falcone. Senator Golden was joined by Senator Greg Ball (R-C, 40th District) at the press conference along with other members of the Senate Republican Conference.
Albany – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), a member of the Senate Aging Committee, has issued the following statement regarding today's vote in the State Senate to approve a budget recommendation that would maintain the current level of Title XX Funding:
"The State Senate today decided that we will not allow the proposed Governor's $25 million cut to senior centers in the City of New York in our budget. Closing senior centers will be detrimental to the health and well-being of thousands of New Yorkers.
“The Specialist Thomas Wilwerth Military Dignity Act”
State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), a member of the New York State Senate Committee on Homeland Security, Military and Veteran Affairs, joined his colleagues in the New York State Senate yesterday afternoon in passing legislation (S.3901), sponsored by Senator Lee Zeldin (R,C,I- Shirley), that would limit protests at military funerals. Called “The Specialist Thomas Wilwerth Military Dignity Act,” the proposed law is named for an Iraq War Veteran who lost his life in combat in 2006.