(Albany, NY) Senator Dale M. Volker (R-I-C, Depew) today passed legislation that will reinstate the death penalty for criminals who kill police officers, as well as amend the state’s death penalty law to fix a provision that was ruled invalid by the state Court of Appeals.
Senate action on the legislation was announced today at a Capitol news conference where Senate Majority Leader Joseph L.
(ALBANY, NY) State Senator Dale M. Volker (R-I-C, Depew) and staff today thanked Henry Ndlovu for significant contributions to Senator Volker’s Albany Office. Mr. Ndlovu has worked in Senator Volker’s office since January 2006 and is a participant in the New York State Senate’s Intern Program.
"Henry Ndlovu has been an outstanding employee and I, as well as my staff in Albany, will miss his enthusiasm, dedication, commitment and professionalism that he has brought to his job," said Senator Dale M. Volker. "I am expecting impressive things from Mr.
(ALBANY, NY) State Senator Dale M. Volker (R-I-C, Depew) today announced The New York State Senate passed comprehensive legislation (S.3914-B), to combat human trafficking, including establishing criminal penalties for labor and sexual servitude and promoting sex tourism that will protect minors from these outrageous acts.
"This is one of those disturbing situations were you just shake your head and can’t believe that this type of business is taking place in our state," said Senator Dale M. Volker. "This past February we had a public hearing on this issue.
(ALBANY, NY) State Senator Dale M. Volker (R-I-C, Depew) today released a case review of the murder of Sister Karen Klimczak by the hands of parolee Craig Lynch. Senator Volker compiled this information from local law enforcement sources, as well as from representatives from the New York State Division of Parole.
"I felt strongly that a case review on the murder of Sister Karen Klimczak was warranted based on several news reports of possible wrong doing by local and state officials," said Senator Dale M. Volker.
(ALBANY, NY) State Senator Dale M. Volker (R-I-C, Depew) today announced that he passed legislation (S.4120) to enhance penalties for making a swastika or burning or desecrating a cross with the intent to harass, annoy, threaten or alarm another person.
"Regardless of your faith, the color of your skin, or where you came from, there is no place in our civilized society for symbols of hate, intimidation or blatant disrespect," said Senator Dale M. Volker.
(ALBANY, NY) State Senator Dale M. Volker (R-I-C, Depew) today announced that the New York State Senate has passed legislation to make it a felony when someone unlawfully flees a police officer while operating a motor vehicle. The State Senate’s legislation will also provide for heightened penalties when this illegal action results in injury or death to a police officer or to third party.
"Unfortunately, police officers and pedestrians are becoming victims of high speed and low speed car chases," said Senator Dale M. Volker.
(ALBANY, NY) State Senator Dale M. Volker (R-I-C, Depew) today announced that the New York State Senate passed legislation to roll back New York's gas tax to provide some relief to strapped motorists faced with rising gas prices. The plan, which has been agreed to by the State Assembly, will save motorists up to $450 million a year and immediately lower the cost of gasoline in New York by at least four cents per gallon, and will take effect June 1 pending Governor Pataki’s approval.
(ALBANY, NY) State Senator Dale M. Volker (R-I-C, Depew) today announced a legislative agreement to roll back New York's gas tax to provide some relief to strapped motorists faced with rising gas prices.
(ALBANY, N.Y.) Senator Dale M. Volker (R-C-I, Depew) today advanced legislation that would deter human trafficking, sex tourism and related activities; and to punish those who engage in human trafficking and promoting sex tourism, and those who patronize trafficking victims for prostitution.
"On February 2, 2006, the Senate Committee on Codes commenced a public hearing to discuss human trafficking in New York State and what we need to do as a legislative body to address this criminal activity," said Senator Dale M. Volker.
(ALBANY, N.Y.) Senator Dale M. Volker (R-C-I, Depew) today called for a cap on state gas taxes to immediately roll back gas prices and stop state government from reaping windfall profits from rising prices.
Senator Volker said the State Senate’s plan would "cap" the sales tax, which is indexed to the price of gas and rises along with prices, on just the first $2 of the per gallon price.
(ALBANY, N.Y.) "Today’s budget overrides by the State Assembly and State Senate, represent a tremendous victory for the residents of New York State. Without question, we have protected our taxpayers by providing millions of dollars to reduce their tax burden, increase funding for their local school districts, provided millions in tuition assistance so that their children can attend college, and ensured that quality health care remains accessible and affordable.
I must be perfectly candid. I have been roundly criticized by some newspaper columnists and talk show hosts because I have had the audacity to tell the truth. A colleague in the State Senate, who is from downstate, recently said to me, "You can’t tell the truth, people will not understand!" All that aside, I will continue to tell the truth.
(ALBANY, N.Y.) Senator Dale M. Volker (R-C-I, Depew) today announced that he has secured an additional $227,564 for several western New York libraries to sustain existing programs and services. These funds will enable our libraries to continue in providing high quality services to their patrons. Senator Volker secured this state funding as part of the Senate-Assembly Budget Plan and is pending the approval of Governor George E.
(Albany, NY) Senator Dale M. Volker (R-I-C, Depew), Assemblyman Joseph Errigo and Assemblyman Brian Kolb today announced that they have secured $1.2 million as part of the Senate and Assembly Budget Agreement for the Canandaigua and Bristol Joint Water District. This joint water district will serve the residents and businesses in some areas within the Towns of Bristol and Canandaigua located in Ontario County. This funding is pending final approval by Governor George E. Pataki.
(Albany, NY) Senator Dale M. Volker (R-C-I, Depew) today announced increased state funding for Cities, Towns, and Villages located in Erie, Wyoming, Livingston and Ontario Counties. These financial resources have been agreed upon by the State Senate and State Assembly, and will depend on final approval by Governor George E. Pataki.
(Albany, NY) Senator Dale M. Volker today announced that the New York State Senate has confirmed former Erie County Comptroller Nancy A. Naples as Commissioner of the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles. Commissioner Naples replaces Raymond Martinez who resigned several weeks ago.
"I consider Governor Pataki nominating Nancy Naples as Commissioner of the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles one of the finest appointments that he has ever done," said Senator Dale M. Volker.
"A recent article by the New York Post, "Parole Outrage," is another prime example of "what not to do" to improve our criminal justice system. New York State Parole Officers have one of the most daunting tasks in the entire criminal justice system. They are law enforcement professionals first, who often times are therapists and social workers, to some of the state’s most violent criminals.
(ALBANY, NY) Senator Dale M. Volker (R-C-I, Depew) today urged the Democratic leadership of the New York State Assembly to act on legislation already approved last year by the State Senate to fix a technical flaw in New York State’s Capital Punishment statute.
Yesterday, A Wyoming County Sheriff's deputy and an Attica village police officer were shot Wednesday evening after responding to a 911 call from a Bennington home located in Wyoming County. Sgt.