Assemblyman Bill Reilich (R,C,I-Greece) said, “For too long, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and activist judges have put up roadblocks to protecting our children from sexual predators. Civil confinement has passed the litmus test of our nation’s Supreme Court. So why is Speaker Silver continuing to drag his feet on passing this important public safety legislation? Only Speaker Silver knows the answer to this question.
“I applaud Gov. Pataki’s efforts to keep dangerous sexual predators behind bars, and I thank Lt. Gov. Mary Donahue for traveling to our community to show her support for passage of a civil confinement law in our state. I’m hopeful that if concerned citizens and lawmakers continue to put pressure on Speaker Silver, we can enact this important law and prevent more innocent people from having their lives torn apart by the lewd and despicable acts of sex offenders.”