Posted by Chelsea Kadish on Wednesday, October 14th, 2009
Governor Paterson has signed into law, S. 4962-B, Senator Suzi Oppenheimer’s bill significantly updating New York state laws regarding the euthanasia of animals. The measure bans the euthanasia of animals by lethal gassing and ensures that animal euthanasia is performed in the most humane manner possible.
New Law Provides Additional Enforcement Tools to Ensure Compliance
Senator Suzi Oppenheimer is pleased to announce that her bill to enhance judicial enforcement of the open meetings law, S. 7054, was signed into law on April 14, 2010. The legislation was part of a package of sunshine bills aimed at fostering greater openness and public participation in government decision-making.
While violent crime overall has declined in recent years, violence against loved ones is on the rise. In 2008, intimate partner homicides increased 25% statewide and 45% in counties outside New York City. Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck), joined by representatives from the Pace Women’s Justice Center, My Sisters’ Place, Hope’s Door and Legal Services of the Hudson Valley, today called on Governor Paterson to sign into law sweeping legislation to strengthen the rights and protections of domestic violence survivors and increase the criminal penalties for domestic abuse.