March 2005-Assemblymember Charles Lavine (D-Glen Cove) was recently assigned to the following committees in the New York State Assembly: Codes, Transportation, Economic Development, Local Governments, Social Services and Alcoholism and Drug Abuse.
As a member of the Committee on Codes, Assemblymember Lavine is currently participating in public hearings on the death penalty. Last June, the Court of Appeals declared the death penalty unconstitutional. The hearings are intended to foster a public dialogue on whether or not the death penalty should be re-instated. Because of his legal expertise and considerable knowledge of the workings of the criminal justice system, Assemblymember Lavine brings a unique voice to the codes committee.
In addition, Assemblymember Lavine will serve on the Local Governments Committee, bringing his knowledge as a former city councilman and member of local governing boards. "I am honored to serve on my assigned committees and will work to bring about changes and reforms that will benefit the residents of the 13th District and all New Yorkers," stated Lavine.