The Town Board adopted a resolution Wednesday in support of Jackie’s Law, a proposed state law about stalking that hits close to home.
State Sen. Timothy M. Kennedy’s proposal would allow police to file a felony charge of second-degree unlawful surveillance against anyone who installs a global positioning satellite tracking device to stalk another person.
The legislation is named after Jackie Wisniewski, a single mother from the town, who was stalked and shot to death last June by a former boyfriend, who then killed himself. Wisniewski had gone to town police in March 2012 after finding a GPS device on her car, but didn’t pursue charges.
The law would allow law enforcement officers to prosecute suspects without requiring the victim to press charges or seek an order of protection.
“That legislation is supported by local law enforcement,” said Police Chief Daniel M. Denz.
Also this week:
• The West Seneca School Board meets at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the auditorium of West Seneca West High School, 3330 Seneca St., where retirees will be honored.
• E-ZPasses, the electronic toll collection system utilizing windshield-mounted transponders, soon will be offered for sale in the Town Clerk’s Office, which will make a $4 commission for each sale. Stay tuned for details.
• An exhibit featuring the art of Dean Vigiyikan will be on display from Wednesday through June 30 in the Charles E. Burchfield Nature & Art Center, 2001 Union Road. An opening reception is scheduled for 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, with an opportunity to meet the artist, who grew up in Western New York and has his own studio where he creates original paintings and sculpture.