Patrick Gallivan

Senator Patrick Gallivan unveils new version of Child Victim's Act on Thursday in Buffalo. November 8, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
November 08, 2018 - 11:53 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - The Child Victim's Act is one of the top priorities for democrats in the New York State Legislature. The act, which for years passed with ease through the New York State Assembly was but consistently shut down in the state senate, would extend the criminal statute of...
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August 17, 2018 - 1:35 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Senator Patrick Gallivan announced that he will not be a candidate for the 27th congressional district. Gallivan released the following statement on Friday afternoon: “It is my great honor and privilege to represent the citizens of the 59th Senate District who have entrusted...
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WBEN Photo/Matt Moran
Matt Moran
May 29, 2018 - 5:04 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Senators Patrick Gallivan and Chris Jacobs are calling on New York State Assembly to pass their co-sponsored bill that will make prosecuting child sex traffickers easier. Currently New York is one of only two states in America where force, fraud or coersion must be proved in...
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Avi Israel/ WBEN Photo-Matt Moran
April 09, 2018 - 9:22 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - The Western New York Delegation to the State Senate will be committing $425,000 to Save The Michaels of The World, a local organization that has been fighting the battle against the opioid epidemic. Senators Chris Jacobs, Robert Ortt and Tim Kennedy made the announcement during...
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Dave Debo
March 20, 2018 - 7:36 am
(WBEN) On the day the Buffalo Diocese is expected to release the names of priests accused of abuse, in Albany there are some hints that action may happen on a child victims act at any time. With all the attention recently given claims of abuse by priests, at least one state senator says it is...
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Mike Baggerman
February 25, 2018 - 9:00 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - As the New York State Sheriffs' Association requests the state legislature to include funding for at least one armed resource officer at every grade school and high school in New York State, they're finding support from New York State Senator - and former Erie County Sheriff...
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February 23, 2018 - 9:33 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — A New York sheriff's group and a state Senate Republican are pushing to have an armed police officer at every school in the state in the wake of the Florida high school shooting that left 17 dead. What isn't clear yet is who would foot the bill for placing an armed officer...
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Dave Debo
November 22, 2017 - 12:53 pm
West Seneca, NY (WBEN) The governor is on the clock. Two local lawmakers say the bill to keep the Children's Psychiatric Center open is now on Governor Cuomo's desk. Assemblyman Mickey Kearns and State Senator Patrick Gallivan say Cuomo has ten days to sign the bill into law. If Cuomo vetoes the...
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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
November 04, 2017 - 6:28 am
WEST SENECA, N.Y. (WBEN) - Erie 1 BOCES in West Seneca is the site of an electronics recycling drive on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The public is asked to bring electronic items such as computers, televisions, old microwaves, or other items which feature some sort of circuit board so they can...
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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
August 02, 2017 - 1:02 pm
WEST SENECA, N.Y. (WBEN) - Assemblymen Mickey Kearns and David DiPietro along with State Senator Patrick Gallivan announced that nearly 6,000 surveys were returned to Kearns' office in support of keeping the Western New York Children's Psychiatric Center open. Both state houses passed a bill...
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