"Sadly, Josef Neumann lost his life due to a senseless act of anti-Semitism and violence in Monsey last year. The machete attack targeting Jewish people at a Hanukkah celebration left lasting scars on the Rockland community and the State. However, during any difficult time, we know New Yorkers come together to support one another. I am proud to honor Mr. Neumann's legacy with nation-leading legislation to establish a domestic terrorism law. Now through the Josef Neumann Hate Crimes Domestic Terrorism Act, we can ensure those who commit mass violence against any community based on religion, race, or another protected class, are held to the fullest extent of the law. No matter what trying time we go through, we will send a strong message in this year's budget that anti-Semitism and hate will not be tolerated in New York."