State Senate passes bill increasing penalties for religious vandals

The state Senate today passed legislation increasing penalties for people convicted of vandalizing religious institutions.The bill was proposed by state Sen. Jeffery Klein (D-The Bronx).Under

THE BRONX - The state Senate today passed legislation increasing penalties for people convicted of vandalizing religious institutions.

The bill was proposed by state Sen. Jeffery Klein (D-The Bronx).

Under the proposed law, anyone convicted of theft or intentional damage of an item used in worship or in a place of worship can be sentenced to up to seven years in prison.

The bill was introduced after break-ins at Our Lady of Assumption Catholic School in Pelham Bay and Temple Beth El on City Island.

The legislation heads to the state Assembly for consideration before it can be sent to the governor.

3 Bronx religious sites robbed within past month

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

1 Volunteers repaint Bronx River Community Center
News 12 The Bronx hit the streets to 2 Word on the Street: People who take selfies
Police say a 23-year-old man was shot inside 3 Police: Man shot inside Bronx barbershop
Tips to stay commited to your fitness resolution 4 Tips to stay committed to your fitness resolution
5 Bronx Sportscast, Jan. 16

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE