NY Governor signs two anti-hate crime bills

Published date23 November 2022
Publication titleIsrael National News (Israel)
The first bill will require people convicted of hate crimes to undergo training on hate crime prevention and education as part of their sentence. The training is currently optional but not a requirement. The court or local agencies must authorize the programs, training sessions or counseling sessions

The second bill launches a statewide campaign run by New York's Division of Human Rights that will promote acceptance, inclusion, tolerance and understanding of the diversity of New Yorkers. In addition, public and private organizations will work to develop educational materials to be published online, on social media and on other platforms to reach the public, according to the bill.

"It's heartbreaking to know that there are acts of violence and hatred that exist throughout our country and within our own city, in our own state," Hochul said at a press conference Tuesday, according to ABC News.

The new bills come days after two men were arrested in connection with an...

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