Assemblyman Weisenberg Named ‘Legislator of the Year’ by NYS Association of Chiefs of Police

July 20, 2012
The New York State Association of Chiefs of Police honored Assemblyman Harvey Weisenberg (D-Nassau County) by naming him its Legislator of the Year.

“Assemblyman Weisenberg has an outstanding career of service in public safety and law enforcement, serving as a police officer, a beach lifeguard, a PBA President and New York State Assemblyman,” said Chief Robert Pavone, President of the New York State Association of Chiefs of Police.

Assemblyman Weisenberg is a former Long Beach police officer and has pushed legislation to crack down on criminals and make our roads safer. Assemblyman Weisenberg:

  • sponsored a law to expand the DNA databank to make it the most comprehensive databank in the nation (Ch. 19 of 2012);
  • sponsored legislation that requires individuals convicted of attempting unlawful surveillance to register as sex offenders (Ch. 513 of 2011);
  • pushed for the creation of a law that allowed for civil confinement of sex offenders (Ch. 7 of 2007);
  • wrote Leandra’s Law (Ch. 496 of 2009) and is advocating for the expansion of this law to help keep drunk drivers off the roads (A.9544); and
  • authored legislation that bans the use of mobile devices while driving (Ch. 109 of 2011)

“I am deeply honored to be recognized by the fine men and women who put their lives on the line for us every day,” Assemblyman Weisenberg said. “I will continue to work to ensure that we provide law enforcement with the tools they need to help keep our neighborhoods safe.