Rick Lazio on Crime

Limit death-row legal challenges

On the Death penalty. Lazio voted to limit the ability of death-row inmates to challenge their sentence in federal court.
Source: David Rosenbaum, New York Times Jun 4, 2000

Tort Reform: Limit product liability damages

On Litigation. Lazio voted to limit punitive damages in product liability cases.
Source: David Rosenbaum, New York Times Jun 4, 2000

Law enforcement is a fundamental govt responsibility

One of the fundamental responsibilities of government is to ensure that the laws are enforced and that people are secure in their persons and property. The federal government can be an effective partner with state and local government to ensure that our rights and freedoms are protected.
Source: Issues Briefing, May 4, 2000

Jennifer’s Law: help identify deceased children

[Jennifer’s Law, a bill by Lazio] will help thousands of families across the country by giving them at least the peace of mind of knowing the fate of their children. The funds that Jennifer’s Law will bring to the states can help eliminate the cruel phrase ‘unidentified deceased’ from our vocabulary. Jennifer’s Law is designed to bring an end to the purgatory of the unknown. By signing this bill today we restore the dignity of identity to the victims, and give families the closure they deserve.
Source: Speech at ceremony for Child Abuse Prevention & Enforcement Mar 10, 2000

More prisons; stricter sentencing; death penalty

Source: National Political Awareness Test 1998 ( Jul 2, 1998

Voted NO on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons.

Vote on an amendment that would reduce the funding for violent offender imprisonment by and truth-in-sentencing programs by $61 million. The measure would increase funding for Boys and Girls Clubs and drug courts by the same amount.
Reference: Amendment sponsored by Scott, D-VA; Bill HR 4690 ; vote number 2000-317 on Jun 22, 2000

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