Kyra’s Law stalled in state Assembly despite momentum in Senate

The bill would require training for family court judges and puts measures in place to ensure children’s safety before parental rights.

Blaise Gomez

Jun 1, 2023, 9:50 PM

Updated 362 days ago

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A proposed law aiming to better protect kids in custody cases might not pass this year despite its recent momentum in Albany. 
Kyra’s Law is named after Long Island toddler Kyra Franchetti, who was killed by her father in 2016 during a court-approved visit. 
The bill would require training for family court judges and puts measures in place to ensure children’s safety before parental rights.
Kyra’s Law passed the Senate Judiciary Committee last week, but Kyra’s mother says the bill is now stalled in the state Assembly. 
“When it comes to Kyra’s Law, we need it now,” said Jacqueline Franchetti. “We can’t wait another day, another week, another year for Kyra’s Law to become a reality. Twenty-three children have been murdered, and far too many are going to be harmed until Kyra’s Law becomes a reality.”
Franchetti says 23 children have died during custody disputes since her daughter’s death.
This year’s legislative session ends next week.
Kyra's Law advocates are asking supporters to message their Assembly representatives about the legislation.


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