Gov. Cuomo Signs Child Protection Law
Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed "Lulu and Leo's Law" on Thursday to establish the crime of misrepresentation by, or on behalf of, a caregiver for children. The legislation is in response to the murders of Lucia and Leo Kim by their nanny who included false information on her application to become their caregiver.
"Caregivers are supposed to protect our children from harm," said Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul.
The law establishes the crime of an individual intentionally making a false written statement about themselves or another person while they are being considered for employment, or while employed as a caregiver to a parent or guardian of a child or children, or the agent of a parent or guardian.