Queens Lawmakers On The Move July 26, 2019

Queens County City Council News

DenDekker Applauds Cuomo’s Signing SHIELD Act

Assemblyman Michael DenDekker

Assembly Member Michael DenDekker (D-Jackson Heights, East Elmhurst, part of Woodside) Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s signing of the Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security – or SHIELD – Act (S.5575B/A.5635).

The measure imposes stronger obligations on businesses handling private data to provide proper notification to affected consumers when there is a security breach. The Governor also signed legislation (A.2374/S.3582) requiring consumer credit reporting agencies to offer identity theft prevention and mitigation services to consumers who have been affected by a security breach of the agency’s system.

“As technology seeps into practically every aspect of our daily lives, it is increasingly critical that we do everything we can to ensure the information that companies are trusted with is secure,”  Cuomo said. “The stark reality is security breaches are becoming more frequent and with this legislation, New York is taking steps to increase protections for consumers and holding these companies accountable when they mishandle sensitive data.”

DenDekker, Chair of the Assembly’s Committee on Consumer Affairs and Protection, said he was proud to partner with the attorney general’s office, the senate and the governor’s office to introduce this legislation that will help protect consumers personal information and hold those entrusted with sensitive private data to certain standards with regard to its’ proper storage and protection. 

“The bill also outlines if a breach of information occurs, that proper notifications must be made in a timely manner,” he added.

Gianaris, DOT To Install New All-Way Stop In Dutch Kills

State Senator Michael Gianaris

Senate Deputy Leader Michael Gianaris (D-Astoria, Long Island City, Sunnyside, parts of Woodside, Maspeth, Ridgewood, Woodhaven) will join officials from the city’s Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Dutch Kills community today to officially inaugurate a new all-way stop at the intersection of 39thAvenue and 29th street. 

For years, Gianaris has advocated to the DOT for the installation of traffic calming infrastructure at that intersection which has seen serious crashes. The Dutch Kills section of Long Island City is home to extensive new development.

The announcement is slated for 1 p.m., today, July 26 at the intersection of 39th Avenue, 29th Street in Dutch Kills, Long Island City.

Kim To Present District Report

Assemblymember Ron Kim

Assemblymember Ron Kim (D-Whitestone, Flushing, College Point, Murray Hill) and staff members from his office today will be presenting a district report for the community based on constituent service data gathered in his office. 

Their report will highlight information accumulated from serving and assisting constituents on a variety of issues for the past three years, as well as the major legislative issues and developments of this session. In addition to the assemblymember, members of his staff will give respective presentations on specific developments related to the work of the district office.

The report presentation is slated for 11 a.m., today, July 26 at Kim’s district office, 136-20 38th Avenue, 10A, in Flushing.

Weprin Hosts Seminar on the Child Victims Act

Assemblymember David Weprin

Assemblyman David I. Weprin (D-Richmond Hill, Fresh Meadows) and the Zero Abuse Project on Tuesday will host a free seminar entitled “Courageous Conversations, Critical Choices: What New York’s Child Victims Act Means for Queens.” 

The purpose of the seminar is to inform community members about the changes to the statute of limitations requirements for child sexual abuse in New York under the recently enacted Child Victims Act (CVA).

The Zero Abuse project is a leading nonprofit dedicated to stopping child sexual abuse and providing assistance to survivors. Its Chief Executive Officer, Jeff Dion, will guide a conversation with leading child welfare advocates, clinicians, and sexual abuse prevention experts, including NY Loves Kids and the Queens District Attorney’s Office, about the new opportunities under the CVA for survivors of sexual abuse to seek justice against their abusers and the institutions who covered for them.

The seminar is slated for 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 30 at the Boys & Girls Club of Metro Queens, 110-04 Atlantic Avenue in Richmond Hill.

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