“You can do a lot by law. You can do a lot with resources, but we also have to change the heart. We have to know each and every one of these kids know we love them and we’re going to stand there for them and we’re going to give them the very best opportunity in life, and I think hope and opportunity give us a running head start. And I want them to have a running head start in life,” Lamont said.READ MORE: Vaccine Mandate For NYC Teachers, Department Of Education Workers Put On Hold By Federal Judge
The new legislation will provide community service violence prevention services under Medicaid.READ MORE: Gabby Petito's Father Announces Creation Of Gabby Petito Foundation Ahead Of Public Memorial Service
It will also prevent people with protection orders against them from getting gun permits or ammunition.MORE NEWS: Gov. Kathy Hochul Increases Pressure On COVID Vaccine Holdouts As Deadline For Health Care Workers Approaches
The new law takes effect in June 2022.