Levy veto of domestic violence registry stands

The Suffolk County Legislature failed to override the county executive?s veto of a domestic violence offender registry Tuesday.

Legislators voted 10-7 to uphold Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy's veto of a plan to create an online listing of people convicted of domestic violence crimes. The initial measure passed late last year.

The Victims Information Bureau of Suffolk led the charge against the legislation. The group said a registry compromises the confidentiality of the victim and could act as a deterrent to reporting domestic violence crimes.

The bill's author, Leg. DuWayne Gregory (D-Amityville), argued a registry would be a helpful tool for women.

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