Cuomo Signs Gianaris-Simotas Bill

Michael Gianaris

August 17, 2011

Queens Gazette wrote about joint-legislation, sponsored by Senator Gianaris and Assemblymember Simotas, that Governor Cuomo signed into law. The bill further protects law enforcement personnel during investigations.

State Senator Michael Gianaris and Assemblymember Aravella Simotas announced that Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed a bill they sponsored cracking down on criminals who attempt to impede felony investigations through the use or installation of explosive devices and other hazardous materials.

The law takes effect amid a nationwide surge in felons—specifically narco-traffickers—boobytrapping the transport and storage locations of illegal goods. This practice endangers law enforcement personnel seeking to prevent the spread of contraband in our communities.

Gianaris said, “Now more than ever, our police need the full protection of the law as they conduct vital investigations necessary to ensure public safety. I am proud we were able to safeguard our law enforcement personnel with this new law.”

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