|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 04, 2012||referred to judiciary|
|Jan 10, 2011||referred to judiciary|
senate Bill S1545
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
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S1545 - Details
S1545 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S1545 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the penal law, in relation to crimes against persons under sixteen years of age PURPOSE: Provides enhanced penalties for persons who commit acts of violence against children. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Amends Articles 120, 125 and 260 of the Penal Law by increasing penalties for violent acts when the victim is under age 16 and the perpetrator is 18 years of age or older. JUSTIFICATION: Although violence against children has existed for centuries, today we recognize the serious long-term consequences of such abuse. Violence, including physical and emotional abuse, and neglect is unfortunately a reality for many children. Each year more than 900,000 children and adolescents are added to the abuse rolls of various social agencies in the United States. Child abuse and neglect reports have increased in recent years. Many studies have linked child abuse and neglect with later behavioral prob- lems, including juvenile delinquency and adult criminal behavior. Abused and neglected children present a range of behavioral disturbances that impair their educational and social advancement, including aggres- sive and violent behaviors.
S1545 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1545 2011-2012 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 10, 2011 ___________ Introduced by Sens. PERKINS, ADAMS, HASSELL-THOMPSON, KRUEGER, KRUGER, MONTGOMERY, PARKER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Judiciary AN ACT to amend the eminent domain procedure law and the New York state urban development corporation act, in relation to defining blight; and to repeal certain provisions of the New York state urban development corporation act relating thereto THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Legislative findings and intent. The legislature hereby finds and declares that eminent domain, while a meaningful tool for government to move forward on important projects, has come under a great deal of criticism in recent years for many alleged abuses that have occurred within the state of New York. Traditionally, the right of eminent domain, or the state's ability to seize private land was limited for "public use". However, over the years, phrases such as "public use" and "blighted" have taken on more expansive meanings. Since Kelo v. City of New London, the 2005 decision in which the U.S. Supreme Court approved the forcible transfer of property from one private owner to another in the name of "economic development", forty- three states have passed eminent domain reform legislation. New York has thus far failed to take such action but continues again and again to approve eminent domain condemnation for projects that benefit private entities at the public's expense. A 2009 report by the Institute for Justice entitled "Building Empires, Destroying Homes: Eminent Domain Abuse in New York" detailed widespread eminent domain abuse throughout the state. Furthermore, two recent court decisions, Goldstein v. New York State Urban Development Corporation and Kaur v. New York State Urban Develop- ment Corporation demonstrate the need to balance the rights of property owners without stifling positive economic development programs. Instead, EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD00885-01-1
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