Senator Mike Nozzolio Reappointed Chairman of New York State Senate Codes Committee: Announces First Hearing on Criminal Justice Issues

Michael F. Nozzolio

January 23, 2015

State Senator Mike Nozzolio has been reappointed as Chairman of the New York State Senate Codes Committee.  The Committee is one of the most important and active committees in the State Legislature and has jurisdiction over all aspects of criminal justice policy.

“It is an honor for me to again be given the opportunity to serve as Chairman of the Codes Committee. I look forward to working with my colleagues on the Committee to strengthen our State’s criminal justice laws and to work to protect our communities from violent criminals,” said Senator Nozzolio.   

As Chairman of the New York State Senate Codes Committee, Senator Nozzolio will be holding a series of public hearings across New York in order to strengthen criminal justice laws to protect both citizens and police officers.  The Committee’s first public hearing will be held on January 28, 2015 in New York City and will examine issues relating to police safety and public protection.

 “The opportunity to serve as Chairman of the Codes Committee is an important responsibility that I take very seriously.  We need to continue to strive to find genuine, lasting solutions to eliminate violent crime in our communities, and to ensure the safety of our first responders.  In this capacity, I will continue my efforts to enact tougher sentencing laws for violent criminals, reinforce laws to protect women and children from domestic violence, combat drug use and trafficking, strengthen the rights of crime victims, and strengthen protections for our first responders," concluded Senator Nozzolio. 

Over 700 bills are reviewed each legislative session by the Senate Codes Committee.  Senator Nozzolio has previously served as the Chairman of the Crime Victims, Crime, and Corrections Committee.

In addition to chairing the Senate Codes Committee, Senator Nozzolio will serve on the following Committees: Finance; Rules; Crime Victims, Crime and Correction; Elections, Housing, Construction and Community Development; Investigations and Government Operations; Judiciary; Racing, Gaming and Wagering; and Transportation.

The hearing will be held on January 28, 2015, at 10:00 AM, in Senate Hearing Room, 250 Broadway, 19th Floor, New York, New York.