Cuomo signs law named for ECMC shooting victim

Jackie's Law

ALBANY, N.Y. (WIVB) – A spokesperson for Governor Andrew Cuomo says the governor has signed “Jackie’s Law,” which makes it a crime for perpetrators of domestic violence to install and use GPS devices to stalk their victims.

The law was named after Jackie Wisniewski, who found one of those devices on her car before her estranged boyfriend fatally shot her at their workplace, Erie County Medical Center, in June 2012.

Jackie’s Law didn’t pass during the 2013 legislative session, but after some revision, it cleared a Senate Codes Committee and easily passed the Assembly. In May, it unanimously passed the State Senate. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

blog comments powered by Disqus