Capitol Watch: Assembly OKs crime victims assistance bills

In New York state government news, the Democrat-controlled Assembly has passed a package of legislation to provide services and support to crime victims.

Posted: Apr. 14, 2019 6:45 AM
Updated: Apr. 14, 2019 6:53 AM

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - In New York state government news, the Democrat-controlled Assembly has passed a package of legislation to provide services and support to crime victims.

Assembly leaders say one of the six measures would ensure state compensation and counseling for families of domestic partners who are victims of homicide.

Another would direct fines imposed under certain antitrust laws to be used to help fund the state's Office of Victim Services.

Meanwhile, environmentalists are calling for an amendment to the state constitution guaranteeing clean air and water.

The group Environmental Advocates of New York wants to include a line that reads: "Each person shall have a right to clean air and water, and a healthful environment."

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