Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R,C-Brooklyn, Staten Island) co-sponsored legislation (A.10624) that passed both the state Senate and Assembly that strengthens laws against criminals who commit acts of domestic violence. By increasing legal oversight of violent incidents, elevating punishment against repeat violent offenders and protecting the confidentiality of victims, the bill provides sorely-needed support for victims of abuse and their families.
“We, as elected officials, cannot stand idly by as loopholes in penal law afford violent criminals the opportunity to prey on their own family members,” said Malliotakis. “This legislation is a multi-tiered approach toward ridding our communities of domestic violence, which threatens lives and destroys families. It is my sincere hope that the protections contained in this bill will prevent future tragedies involving innocent victims.”