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Republicans introduce package of bills to protect law enforcement

Senator Pam Helming joined Senate Republican Leader Rob Ortt and other Senate Republicans to introduce a package of bills to protect those who work in law enforcement.

“Our law enforcement officers put their lives on the line for us every time they leave their homes for work. We are recognizing that sacrifice during National Police Week. We must never forget the challenges these officers face and the heroism they demonstrate. The men and women of law enforcement are hardworking and dedicated public servants. As State Senator, I am grateful for their service and I will continue to be a strong advocate for our officers and their families,” Senator Pam Helming said.

The “Protect Those Who Protect Us” legislative package includes: 

  • S.2561 to strengthen the penalties for assaulting a police officer
  • S.3463 to make it a crime to dox a police or peace officer simply because of their profession and with the intent to threaten or intimidate that police or peace officer
  • S.6286 to prohibit the disclosure of personnel records with regard to unsubstantiated or unfounded complaints made against first responders
  • S.2034 to provide a $500,000 benefit for police officers who are seriously disabled or die from injuries incurred in the line of duty
  • S.6285 to establish May 15th as Police Memorial Day in New York State.