Yonkers lawmaker continues push for civil confinement law

State Assemblyman Lou Mosiello (R-Yonkers), along with other elected representatives, stood on the steps of New York City Hall Wednesday to continue his push for a civil confinement law.

Mosiello says Democratic state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has the power to pass the civil confinement measure to the Legislature this year, however, he has yet to do so. The measure would keep violent sexual predators confined in secure mental institutions even after they are released from prison.

Silver?s office says he takes the issue seriously and intends to present a package of legislation after the New Year. The push for the civil confinement law comes after a fatal stabbing inside a Galleria Mall parking lot in June. A newly paroled convicted rapist confessed to the crime.

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