Syracuse (WSYR-TV) -- NewsChannel 9 has learned a bill that would prohibit out-of-state fugitives from getting public assistance in New York has been blocked in the Legislature.
You may remember the story of South Carolina fugitive Edward Moses
. He was wanted on murder and kidnapping charges and was caught in Central New York after he handed an officer his New York State benefits card.
Since that case aired nearly a year ago, Assemblyman Will Barclay introduced a bill that would ensure checks and balances so nothing like that would ever happen again.
But now, a committee has decided to hold the legislation, blocking it from review or a possible vote.