Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and State Senator Jeffrey D. Klein today announced the introduction of legislation that would make it illegal to carry a gun while intoxicated in New York State. The introduction of the measure, promised during the Mayor’s 2009 reelection campaign, uses the same legal standard as driving while intoxicated to prohibit carrying a gun while drunk. At the announcement, held at the Morris Park Community Association, the Mayor and Senator Klein were joined by Assembly Member Jose Peralta, the Assembly sponsor of the legislation; John Feinblatt, the Mayor’s criminal justice coordinator; Council Public Safety Chair Peter Vallone Jr.; and Al D’Angelo, the President of the Morris Park Community Association.
“If you are too intoxicated to drive a car, you should not be carrying a gun,” said Mayor Bloomberg. “The law would apply the same standards and tests that are now used to prevent and punish driving while intoxicated. And that’s only right. I’m hopeful that our legislators and Governor Paterson will make New York the 21st state to enact such a life-saving, common-sense law.”
“Guns and alcohol are a deadly mix,” said Senator Klein. “The time is now for us to get serious about penalties for those who chose to carry a gun while intoxicated.”Read more
Senator Klein and Mayor Bloomberg will announce a new measure to curb gun violence across NYS
NEW YORK- Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) will join New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg to unveil a new report and announce new legislation that would prohibit carrying firearms, rifles or shotguns while intoxicated.
WHO: Senators Jeff Klein, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Assemblyman Jose Peralta
WHAT: Klein and Bloomberg announce new measure to curb gun violence across New York State
WHEN: Thursday, February 4th, 10AM
WHERE: Morris Park Community Association, 1824 Bronxdale Avenue, BronxRead more
New York State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) and Senator Diane Savino recently unveiled a report, citing more than $15 million dollars in wasteful government spending within the NYS Department of Corrections (DOCS) through overtime pay and administrative and housing costs. The report is the second in a series of investigations that Senator Klein's office is conducting into wasteful government spending this year.
“This report is clear - if we cut back on overtime, streamline back office operations and stop handing out free housing for superintendents at the Department of Corrections we can save millions of dollars for New York State," said Klein. "Let's stop talking in circles this budget season and take a serious look at the millions already on the state's books that we can cut to show New Yorkers that we can be as responsible with our checkbook as they've had to be with theirs this past year."
Senator Jeff Klein joins Westchester Residential Opportunities, Inc. in foreclosure town hall to review the foreclosure epidemic of 2009-10 and discuss how to combat the crisis.
Representing Bronx and Westchester Counties
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JANUARY 28, 2010
Contact: Abby Ross (Klein) Veronica Raphael (WRO)
Office: (718) 822-2049 Office: 914-428-4507
Cell: (479) 283-3505
“A CALL FOR ACTION”
Senator Klein to join Westchester Residential Opportunities, Inc. in a public town hall to address foreclosure epidemic
NEW YORK- Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) will join representatives from Westchester Residential Opportunities, Inc (WRO), Housing Action Council, Community Housing Innovation, Housing Development Services of Westchester, the New York State Banking Department, FDIC New York, Westchester homeowners and other elected officials in combating the current foreclosure crisis by asking experts tough questions regarding how Westchester residents can save their homes and neighborhoods.