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Criminal Law

Age of Criminal Responsibility

A.3006 / S.2006 (Part J), Education, Labor and Family Assistance Article VII Legislation, 2015-16 NYS Budget - related to raising the age of criminal responsibility.


Statement in support of raising the age of criminal responsibility in New York, October 2014.

Criminal Justice Reform

A.3011 / S.2011, Article VII Budget Bill for Fiscal Year 2015-2015, the "Criminal Justice Reform Act".  Related to criminal proceedings, the appointment of an independent monitor, reporting requirements and warrants.

  • Report on Budget legislation, March 2015.

Gun Control

Report by the Criminal Advocacy Committee and Criminal Law Committee - Continuing to Strengthen New York’s Gun Laws, April 2013.

Sealing Drug Convictions

A.5633 (AM Aubry) – would allow petitions to conditionally seal certain drug convictions. (2009/2010 Legislative Sessions)

  • Report in support of legislation by the Criminal Law Committee, November 2008.

Sex Offenders

A.8503 (AM Murray) / S.6066 (Sen. Venditto) - Relates to sex offender registration and residency restrictions.

  • Report opposing legislation by Criminal Courts, Criminal Justice Operations, Criminal Law and Correction and Community Reentry Committees, January 2016.

Wrongful Convictions

Combating wrongful convictions in New York

For a full list of committee reports, click here.