Bill cosponsored by Kennedy to strengthen penalties for carjacking vehicles when a child is inside passes Senate just weeks after Buffalo incident when SUV was stolen with 11-year-old boy in back seat.
Legislation Inspired by Jackie Wisniewski’s Story Clears Major Hurdle After Push from Kennedy, Peoples-Stokes
Prior to her death, Jackie found a GPS device installed on her car, tracking her whereabouts. Legislation advanced by Kennedy and Peoples-Stokes updates NY’s stalking laws to crackdown on GPS stalking.
This legislation aims to combat domestic violence – in 2012 over 6,300 Erie County residents became victims of domestic violence, and over 4,000 of those victims were women.
Kennedy-backed Legislation, Now Signed into Law by the Governor, Closes Loophole that had Weakened Crime of Persistent Sexual Abuse.
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Senator Tim Kennedy, D-Buffalo, announced strong legislation, which he cosponsored in the Senate, to impose harsher penalties against repeat sex offenders has been signed into law. This new law closes a dangerous loophole that had weakened New York State’s criminal statutes against sexual predators and toughens the crime of persistent sexual abuse.
Crisis Services and Senator Tim Kennedy are asking our community to come together to fight a potentially devasting loss of funding for victim support services in Western New York. With your support, Kennedy and Crisis Services hope to reverse a decision made within the the bureaucracy of the Office of Victim Services (OVS) to dramatically reduce funding for Crisis Services.