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NY Cracks Down on Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence Crack Down

ALBANY (WENY)--- New York is looking to crack down on domestic violence abuse.

Governor Cuomo and lawmakers agreed Monday to take several measures to protect victims of domestic violence.

The bill increases penalties for repeated sex offenders to a felony and it allows judges to consider risk factors before determining bail for an offender.

The measure also establishes a statewide domestic violence death review team to take a closer look at intimate partner homicides.

A person charged with killing their spouse could not control what happens to the person's remains.

A bill will be voted into law before the end of the legislative session on June 21.