Assemblyman Tom Abinanti says ‘Avonte's Law’ should be adopted statewide

"Avonte's Law" was introduced in an effort to

"Avonte's Law" was introduced in an effort to prevent future tragedies like the recent death of Avonte Oquendo. The 14-year-old with autism was found dead along the East River this month after walking out of his school in Queens nearly 4 months ago. (January 30, 2014 3:13 PM)

The U.S. Justice Department says it will fund voluntary tracking devices for at-risk children.

State Assemblyman Tom Abinanti is calling for legislation known as “Avonte’s Law” to be adopted statewide.

His announcement comes after Senator Chuck Schumer’s introduction of the legislation last weekend. "Avonte's Law" was introduced in an effort to prevent future tragedies like the recent...

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