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3 New Domestic Violence Laws Go Into Effect In New York

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed three measures into law Thursday that expand protections for domestic violence victims. 

Economic abuse, like identity theft and larceny, can now be classified as domestic violence. 

 

Another law allows for victims to seek help at any law enforcement agency in the state, regardless of where the violence took place. 

The third law gives absentee ballots to victims who don’t want to vote if it means encountering their abuser at designated polling centers. 

Desiree reports on the lives of military service members, veterans, and their families for WSHU as part of the American Homefront project. Born and raised in Connecticut, she now calls Long Island home.