Highlights of the domestic violence legislation include the following:
> Establishing a domestic violence fatality review team to examine factors involved in deaths related to domestic violence;
> Expanding factors for bail consideration including prior violations of orders of protection;
> Creating a new felony-level crime of Aggravated Family Offense, where the defendant and victim are members of the same family or household;
> Elevating the crime of Harassment from a violation to a Class A misdemeanor, where the defendant and victim are members of the same family or household; and
> Prohibiting a person who was served with an order of protection or charged in the death of a decedent from controlling the disposition of the person’s remains.
Senate Passes Domestic Violence Legislation | New York State Senate