Senator Ranzenhofers asks for feedback from constituents on the Governor's budget proposal, discusses State funding for Roswell Park Cancer Institute and talks about one his bills which recently passed the State Senate.
Over half of all criminal convictions fail to require collection of DNA Expansion covers all convicted felonies and penal law misdemeanors Proposal expected to add 46,000 DNA samples a year to database
Batavia, NY – State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer joined local law enforcement officials Thursday morning to announce passage of legislation in the State Senate that would expand New York’s DNA database – to require people convicted of all felonies, as well as misdemeanors in the penal law – to submit DNA samples, and to call on the State Assembly to pass the legislation immediately.
After approval in State Senate, 28 days elapse with no Assembly action
State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer has started an online petition to garner support to encourage the New York State Assembly to pass the All Crimes DNA bill. The State Senate passed the proposal to expand the State’s DNA database on January 31. Since then, twenty-eight days have elapsed without any action taken by the State Assembly.
Senate, Assembly and Governor join forces to expand DNA database
Senator Ranzenhofer has announced today that legislation, implementing the largest expansion of New York’s DNA databank since it was first created in 1994, is expected to become law. The database expansion, which has been agreed to by Governor Cuomo and the State Assembly, will help close thousands of unsolved cases, bring justice to crime victims and help prevent dangerous criminals from committing more crimes.
Senator Ranzenhofer announced the pending Senate action on the bill at a Capitol news conference yesterday where he was joined by Elaine O’Toole of Tonawanda, the cousin of Constance Shepherd, and by Assemblyman Robin Schimminger, who is sponsoring the bill in the Assembly.
Photo: Senator Ranzenhofer announced the pending Senate action on the bill at a Capitol news conference yesterday where he was joined by Elaine O’Toole of Tonawanda, the cousin of Constance Shepherd, and by Assemblyman Robin Schimminger, who is sponsoring the bill in the Assembly.
Albany, N.Y. – The New York State Senate has passed legislation, sponsored by Senator Michael Ranzenhofer, that would close a loophole in the state health law that gave a Western New York man who killed his wife the sole rights to her remains.