Monday, August 19, 2019

New York's new Domestic Violence laws take effect

New York state officials have enacted three new pieces of legislation that aim to expand protections for victims of abuse and domestic violence.

These measures are intended to:

broaden the definition of domestic violence to include forms of economic abuse, including identity theft;
give victims the choice to vote by mail-in ballot, even if they remain within the county where they are registered to vote; and
allow victims to report abuse to any law enforcement agency in New York State, regardless of where the violence originally took place.

For more on these new laws, click here.