Albany, N.Y., February 1—The New York State Senate has approved legislation co-sponsored by Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) that leading law enforcement agencies across New York State have called an essential modern-day crime-fighting tool.
Law enforcement leaders from across the region joined New York State Police Superintendent Joseph D'Amico in Elmira yesterday to express their strong support for legislation to expand New York's DNA databank.
Albany, N.Y., March 15—The State Legislature earlier today gave final approval to agreed-upon legislation to expand New York State’s DNA databank, a move that law enforcement leaders locally and across New York State have called an essential modern-day crime-fighting tool.
Governor Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders first announced the agreement late yesterday.
Albany, N.Y., June 12—The Legislature moved quickly today to approve a legislative agreement announced yesterday by Governor Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders to significantly strengthen New York’s domestic violence laws.
Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) voted in favor of the legislation in the Senate (S7638), which was later approved by the Assembly and now goes to Cuomo to be signed into law.
Albany, N.Y., Jnne 19—State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) today voted in favor of agreed-upon legislation to prohibit Internet access of child pornography.
In 1996, New York State enacted a law prohibiting the possession of child pornography. However, in a case decided on May 8, 2012, the New York Court of Appeals held that existing state law did not prohibit “accessing and viewing” child pornography on the Internet. The Court specifically invited the Legislature to amend state Penal Law to criminalize accessing child pornography with the intent to view it on the Internet.
Albany, N.Y., August 2—New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced that the groundbreaking law expanding New York State's DNA databank by requiring anyone convicted of any felony or Penal Law misdemeanor to provide a DNA sample is now effective.
State Senator Tom O'Mara (R,C-Big Flats) said that the State Legislature gave final approval to the expansion and it was signed into law by the governor earlier this year. The expansion of the state's DNA databank is a move that law enforcement leaders locally and across New York State have called an essential modern-day crime-fighting tool.
Albany, N.Y., January 29—State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) reminded area residents today that the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS) is currently undertaking a statewide correction officer recruitment effort.
A state Civil Service examination to fill new positions has been scheduled for April 13, 2013. Those interested in taking the exam must file an application by Monday, February 25, 2013.