Last Monday, Gov. Cuomo announced that he has signed a bill into law that increases penalties for people who make bomb threats against community centers. The new law arose out of bomb threats that were made to Jewish Community Centers in New York and around the nation last winter.

Gov. Cuomo said:

“These despicable acts spread fear and terror across entire communities, and by signing this measure, we will give law enforcement more tools to prosecute hatemongers and treat these crimes with the seriousness they deserve.”