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Apr
3
2012
In Relation to Prohibiting Sex Offenders from any Position involving Substantial Contact with Children

Subject: S.260 (Maziarz)/A.4151 (Englebright) Position: OPPOSED (AN ACT to amend the correction law, in relation to prohibiting sex offenders from any position involving substantial contact with children) This legislation would prohibit the employment of a registered sex offender in any position having substantial contact with children, where “substantial contact” is defined as any activity involving children.

Jun
15
2011
Certification of Class Actions in Cases Involving Governmental Operations

Subject: A.2334-P/Rivera S.5327/Addabbo (An ACT to amend the civil practice law and rules, in relation to certification of class actions in cases involving governmental operations) Position: SUPPORT

Jun
15
2011
In Relation to Custody and Visitation Rights of a Sex Offender

Subject: S. 2481 /Flanagan A.3548/Gabryszak (AN ACT to amend the corrections law, in relation to custody and visitation rights of a sex offender) Position: Opposed This legislation would bar a court from granting an individual who is required to register as a sex offender the physical or legal custody of – or unsupervised visitation with – a child. This blanket prohibition is both unconstitutional as a matter of law and contrary to the best interests of New York’s children. Thus, we strongly oppose its passage.

Jun
15
2011
In Relation to Limiting the Type of Employment Convicted Sex Offenders Can Seek

Subject: A.856-A (Kellner)/S.987 (Klein) (AN ACT to amend the multiple dwelling law, in relation to prohibiting the owner, agent or operator of a multiple dwelling from hiring as a building superintendent, managing agent, or resident manager any person who is registered as a level two or level three sex offender in New York State . . . ) A.2086-A (Thiele)/S.1857-A (Lavalle)

Jun
15
2011
In Relation to Information Provided about Sex Offenders

Subject: A.5661 (Weisenberg)/S.1521 (Klein) (An act to amend the correction law, in relation to the definition of and information and information provided about sex offenders) A.7950 (Miller) (An act to amend the correction law, in relation to requiring level two sex offenders to register their employment address and relating to certain requirements of distribution to the subdirectory) Position: Oppose

Jun
14
2011
Amending the Law to Prohibit Participating in Torture and Improper Treatment of Prisoners by Health Care Officials

Subject: A.5891/Gottfried (AN ACT to amend the public health law, the education law and the labor law, in relation to prohibiting participating in torture and improper treatment of prisoners by health care professionals) Position: SUPPORT

Feb
10
2011
Protecting Fundamental Rights and Liberties: A Legislative Agenda for 2011

Introduction

Governor Cuomo has challenged legislators, agency officials and administrators to make the operations of government more efficient and productive, more accountable, and less costly. He asks for measurable results.

Jun
29
2010
An Act to Amend the Criminal Procedure Law, in Relation to the Electronic Recording of Interrogations

Subject: A.5213-A/Lentol S.7877-A/Perkins AN ACT to amend the criminal procedure law, in relation to the electronic recording of interrogations. Position: SUPPORT

Jun
29
2010
Provides that People Arrested in Connection with a Felony Must Submit a DNA Sample

Subject: S.6213-B/Klein A.9425-A/Morelle Provides that people arrested in connection with a felony must submit a DNA sample. Position: Opposed This legislation would compel persons arrested for certain felony offenses to submit a DNA sample for inclusion in the state’s databank. The bill represents a significant departure from longstanding constitutional standards regarding criminal investigation and prosecution.

Jun
23
2010
Prohibits the Recording of Certain Identifying Information of a Person Subjected to Temporary Questioning

Subject: A.11177-A/Jeffries S.7945-A/Adams Prohibits the recording of certain identifying information of a person subjected to temporary questioning or search in a public place by police. Position: Support

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