WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Tuesday, Oct. 18, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul (D) signed a bill into law that will better protect the privacy of victims of sexual violence. The bill, Assembly Bill 7748, adds victims of sexual violence to a statute that already permits victims of domestic violence to keep their voter registration records and addresses confidential.
A.B. 7748 passed the New York House and Senate chambers unanimously in May. Hochul signed A.B. 7748 along with a package of bills aimed at “[p]reventing domestic violence and supporting survivors of abuse.”