Albany, NY (WIBX) - State  Senator Jim Seward is touting the Senate passage of several anti-crime bills.that he says will help deter criminals hold violators accountable and create safer communities throughout the state.

Seward says two bills target registered sex offender and protect communities by improving  post-release monitoring and puts restrictions on future employment.

Seward says another bill expands the definition of aggravated sexual abuse to include victims less than 13 years old when the defendant is 18-years old or older.

And a bill creates the crime of home invasion robbery in the first and second-dgree.

The bills have been sent to the Assembly.