Statement from on NYS Senate Passage of Gravity Knife Reform Legislation

Tina Luongo, Attorney-In-Charge of the Criminal Practice at The Legal Aid Society released the following statement today following the passage of gravity knife reform legislation in the New York State Senate.

“Last night’s vote reaffirms the need for statewide gravity knife reform. This is the second straight year that the Legislature has passed this bi-partisan legislation almost unanimously. The law as written disproportionately impacts communities of color and working families. Governor Cuomo has a rare second chance to right last year’s ill-advised veto and enact meaningful reform into law now.”