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Those with symptoms should consider consulting their personal physician. A toll free air quality hotline has been established so New York residents can stay informed on the air quality situation. The toll free number is: 1 800 5 3 5, 1 3 4 5. 256 PM EDT Mon Jul 27 2015 ...Air quality alert in effect from 11 am to 11 PM EDT Tuesday... The New York state department of environmental conservation has issued an air quality health advisory for the following counties... Nassau and Suffolk. In effect from 11 am to 11 PM EDT Tuesday. Air quality levels in outdoor air are predicted to be greater than an air quality index value of 100 for the pollutant of ground level ozone. The air quality index...or aqi...was created as an easy way to correlate levels of different pollutants to one scale. The higher the aqi value, the greater the health concern. When pollution levels are elevated...the New York state department of health recommends that individuals consider limiting strenuous outdoor physical activity to reduce the risk of adverse health effects. People who may be especially sensitive to the effects of elevated levels of pollutants include the very Young, and those with pre-existing respiratory problems such as asthma or heart disease. Those with symptoms should consider consulting their personal physician. A toll free air quality hotline has been established so New York residents can stay informed on the air quality situation. The toll free number is: 1 800 5 3 5, 1 3 4 5. 236 PM EDT Mon Jul 27 2015 ...Air quality alert in effect from 11 am to 11 PM EDT Tuesday... The New York state department of environmental conservation has issued an air quality health advisory for the following counties... Nassau and Suffolk. In effect from 11 am to 11 PM EDT Tuesday. Air quality levels in outdoor air are predicted to be greater than an air quality index value of 100 for the pollutant of ground level ozone. The air quality index...or aqi...was created as an easy way to correlate levels of different pollutants to one scale. The higher the aqi value, the greater the health concern. When pollution levels are elevated...the New York state department of health recommends that individuals consider limiting strenuous outdoor physical activity to reduce the risk of adverse health effects. People who may be especially sensitive to the effects of elevated levels of pollutants include the very Young, and those with pre-existing respiratory problems such as asthma or heart disease. Those with symptoms should consider consulting their personal physician. A toll free air quality hotline has been established so New York residents can stay informed on the air quality situation. The toll free number is: 1 800 5 3 5, 1 3 4 5. 236 PM EDT Mon Jul 27 2015 ...Air quality alert in effect from 11 am to 11 PM EDT Tuesday... The New York state department of environmental conservation has issued an air quality health advisory for the following counties... Nassau and Suffolk. In effect from 11 am to 11 PM EDT Tuesday. Air quality levels in outdoor air are predicted to be greater than an air quality index value of 100 for the pollutant of ground level ozone. The air quality index...or aqi...was created as an easy way to correlate levels of different pollutants to one scale. The higher the aqi value, the greater the health concern. When pollution levels are elevated...the New York state department of health recommends that individuals consider limiting strenuous outdoor physical activity to reduce the risk of adverse health effects. People who may be especially sensitive to the effects of elevated levels of pollutants include the very Young, and those with pre-existing respiratory problems such as asthma or heart disease. Those with symptoms should consider consulting their personal physician. A toll free air quality hotline has been established so New York residents can stay informed on the air quality situation. The toll free number is: 1 800 5 3 5, 1 3 4 5. 256 PM EDT Mon Jul 27 2015 ...Air quality alert in effect from 11 am to 11 PM EDT Tuesday... The New York state department of environmental conservation has issued an air quality health advisory for the following counties... Nassau and Suffolk. In effect from 11 am to 11 PM EDT Tuesday. Air quality levels in outdoor air are predicted to be greater than an air quality index value of 100 for the pollutant of ground level ozone. The air quality index...or aqi...was created as an easy way to correlate levels of different pollutants to one scale. The higher the aqi value, the greater the health concern. When pollution levels are elevated...the New York state department of health recommends that individuals consider limiting strenuous outdoor physical activity to reduce the risk of adverse health effects. People who may be especially sensitive to the effects of elevated levels of pollutants include the very Young, and those with pre-existing respiratory problems such as asthma or heart disease. Those with symptoms should consider consulting their personal physician. A toll free air quality hotline has been established so New York residents can stay informed on the air quality situation. The toll free number is: 1 800 5 3 5, 1 3 4 5. 256 PM EDT Mon Jul 27 2015 ...Air quality alert in effect from 11 am to 11 PM EDT Tuesday... The New York state department of environmental conservation has issued an air quality health advisory for the following counties... Nassau and Suffolk. In effect from 11 am to 11 PM EDT Tuesday. Air quality levels in outdoor air are predicted to be greater than an air quality index value of 100 for the pollutant of ground level ozone. The air quality index...or aqi...was created as an easy way to correlate levels of different pollutants to one scale. The higher the aqi value, the greater the health concern. When pollution levels are elevated...the New York state department of health recommends that individuals consider limiting strenuous outdoor physical activity to reduce the risk of adverse health effects. People who may be especially sensitive to the effects of elevated levels of pollutants include the very Young, and those with pre-existing respiratory problems such as asthma or heart disease. Those with symptoms should consider consulting their personal physician. A toll free air quality hotline has been established so New York residents can stay informed on the air quality situation. The toll free number is: 1 800 5 3 5, 1 3 4 5. 236 PM EDT Mon Jul 27 2015 ...Air quality alert in effect from 11 am to 11 PM EDT Tuesday... The New York state department of environmental conservation has issued an air quality health advisory for the following counties... Nassau and Suffolk. In effect from 11 am to 11 PM EDT Tuesday. Air quality levels in outdoor air are predicted to be greater than an air quality index value of 100 for the pollutant of ground level ozone. The air quality index...or aqi...was created as an easy way to correlate levels of different pollutants to one scale. The higher the aqi value, the greater the health concern. When pollution levels are elevated...the New York state department of health recommends that individuals consider limiting strenuous outdoor physical activity to reduce the risk of adverse health effects. People who may be especially sensitive to the effects of elevated levels of pollutants include the very Young, and those with pre-existing respiratory problems such as asthma or heart disease. Those with symptoms should consider consulting their personal physician. A toll free air quality hotline has been established so New York residents can stay informed on the air quality situation. The toll free number is: 1 800 5 3 5, 1 3 4 5. 236 PM EDT Mon Jul 27 2015 ...Air quality alert in effect from 11 am to 11 PM EDT Tuesday... The New York state department of environmental conservation has issued an air quality health advisory for the following counties... Nassau and Suffolk. In effect from 11 am to 11 PM EDT Tuesday. Air quality levels in outdoor air are predicted to be greater than an air quality index value of 100 for the pollutant of ground level ozone. The air quality index...or aqi...was created as an easy way to correlate levels of different pollutants to one scale. The higher the aqi value, the greater the health concern. When pollution levels are elevated...the New York state department of health recommends that individuals consider limiting strenuous outdoor physical activity to reduce the risk of adverse health effects. People who may be especially sensitive to the effects of elevated levels of pollutants include the very Young, and those with pre-existing respiratory problems such as asthma or heart disease. Those with symptoms should consider consulting their personal physician. A toll free air quality hotline has been established so New York residents can stay informed on the air quality situation. The toll free number is: 1 800 5 3 5, 1 3 4 5. -- Monday Jul.27 15,09:36 PM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

 

Governor Cuomo Signs Legislation to Crack Down on Domestic Violence, Stalking and Public Lewdness

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New laws will strengthen penalties for violence, stalking, and indecent exposure.

Albany, NY - July 23, 2014 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed a series of bills that strengthen existing laws and add new measures to protect New Yorkers from domestic violence, stalking, and public lewdness.
 
“Protecting New Yorkers from domestic violence – whether its harassment, stalking, or indecent exposure – is a priority for our administration, and strengthening these state laws will help keep our citizens safe,” Governor Cuomo said. “I am proud to sign these bills into law today, and I thank their legislative sponsors for their hard work on each of these issues.”
 
Aggravated Harassment
Aggravated harassment is a serious crime that impacts people in communities across the state, and an alleged violation of this law is an important tool for domestic violence victims who pursue a court-issued order of protection.
 
In the recent case of People v. Golb, however, the New York State Court of Appeals struck down part of the State’s laws against aggravated harassment. The program bill being signed today by the Governor addresses the constitutional issue raised by the Court in that case, thereby reviving this law. This bill takes effect immediately.
 
Senator Mike Nozzolio said, “We are a State and Nation of laws and we must make it clear that individuals who threaten and intimidate others will pay a price for their actions. This measure addresses a serious hole in the penal law and will provide an important tool in domestic violence prosecutions. I thank Governor Cuomo for his leadership on this issue to enact legislation that protects the safety of our citizens.”
 
Assemblywoman Helene Weinstein, Chair of the Assembly Judiciary Committee, said, “Harassment is a crime that should never go unpunished, and the bill that Governor Cuomo is signing today is an important step toward reaching that goal. Reviving the State’s laws for Aggravated Harassment in the Second Degree is an important way to ensure that those who do harass another individual will be dealt with to the fullest extent of the law, and I am proud to have played a role in making this legislation a reality. I am hopeful that this will lead not only to more effective punishments for individuals who commit harassment, but also for great protections for their victims.”
 
GPS Devices & Stalking
The next bill signed by the Governor addresses important public safety concerns regarding the use of GPS devices and stalking, which are also significant issues in the area of domestic violence. This bill expands the crime of stalking to include the unauthorized use of a GPS or other electronic device to track another individual. This legislation is also known as “Jackie’s Law,” in memory of Jackie Wisniewski of West Seneca, who was killed after being stalked by a former boyfriend utilizing a GPS tracking device on her car.
 
Senator Tim Kennedy said, “Jackie Wisniewski’s tragic death caused deep sadness and pain for her family, yet they courageously stepped forward to fight for new laws to prevent domestic violence. Our state owes the Wisniewski family a debt of gratitude. It is with heavy hearts that we mark the signing of this important legislation, as we reflect on the tragedies that have prompted it. In a surging number of cases, stalkers are using GPS technology to track their victims, instill fear and destroy their lives. It happened to Jackie and to so many others, but there was nothing in state law to prevent it, until today. With the Governor’s signature, New York State finally closes a dangerous loophole in the law and can now crack down on GPS stalking. Thank you to Governor Cuomo for signing this bill and always standing up to protect New Yorkers in need. If this law helps save one victim like Jackie, and spares one family, like the Wisniewski’s, the unimaginable pain they’ve suffered, Jackie’s legacy will continue to live on.”
 
Assemblywoman Crystal Peoples-Stokes said, "The loss of a loved one is a long process for a family to endure. Jackie Wisniewski was a daughter, mother, and loving aunt. Her tragedy identifies the need to bring more attention to domestic violence. Jackie’s killer was able to install a GPS tracking device in her car, this should have been illegal; I applaud  Governor Cuomo for signing this into law to prevent this situation from occurring again. I also applaud and thank the Wisniewski family for their steadfast support and advocacy towards honoring Jackie's memory by having this law to watch over domestic violence victims in the future."
 
Public Lewdness
The Governor also today signed a bill that establishes Public Lewdness in the First Degree, a class A misdemeanor. This new misdemeanor applies to individuals aged 19 or older who intentionally expose themselves to children under the age of 16, and is punishable by up to one year in county jail.
 
Senator Andrew J. Lanza said, “Surprisingly, Public Lewdness was only a class B misdemeanor, and provided no additional penalties when the act was committed against a child or when the individual was repeatedly arrested on the charges. Perpetrators of public lewdness often have a long history of such acts and other sex crimes, and in many cases go on to commit even more serious sex offenses. This law increases the penalties for these vile acts and aims to stop these offenders before they can do more serious harm.”
 
Assemblywoman Patricia Fahy said, "Indecent exposure or public lewdness - especially on repeated occasions or in the presence of children – is an unacceptable act that requires a tougher criminal response, and that is exactly what this bill provides. This is an issue that is important to me not just as a legislator and a New Yorker, but as a mother, and I am proud that Governor Cuomo is standing with us and signing this bill into law today. It is my hope that this new law will serve as a deterrent for the re-occurrence of this kind of depravity, and I am confident that it will ultimately help protect New Yorkers and lead to safer communities across the state.”
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