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New York Cracks Down on Domestic Violence

New York’s laws against domestic violence just got tougher.

New York Cracks Down on Domestic Violence

(WENY)--- New York's laws against domestic violence just got tougher.

Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation Thursday to strengthen the domestic violence laws in the state.

The new law increases the penalty for a repeat low-level offenders against a household members within the previous five years-- to a felony.

Punishment is one to four years in prison.

The measure also elevates domestic violence harassment from a violation to a misdemeanor, meaning up to a year behind bars.

It also prohibits anyone subject to an order of protection and charged in that person's death from controlling that person's burial.