ALBANY, N.Y. (WRGB) - Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed Lulu and Leo's Law on Thursday.
The law criminalizes misrepresentation of a caregiver's experiences and qualifications to help ensure children are in safe hands.
The legislation was prompted by the murders of Lucia and Leo Krim by their nanny who included false information on her application to become their caregiver.
"No parent should fear harm to their children by the very people entrusted to protect them," Cuomo said. "As the father of three daughters, I cannot imagine the horror and the heartbreak experienced by the Krim family and while nothing can erase that, I'm proud to sign this law that will help protect New York children and provide some peace of mind to their parents and loved ones."