Three bills were signed into law on Thursday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo that are meant to strengthen protections for survivors and victims of domestic violence.

“Domestic violence is a quiet scourge that has the potential to leave lasting trauma on victims,” Cuomo said.

“By signing these measures into law, we will broaden the legal definition of domestic violence so more abusers are held accountable as well as empower victims to get help faster and provide them a measure of protection from their abuser when they vote.”

One measure expands the definition of domestic violence crimes to include economic abuse, like identify theft, grand larceny and coercion.

Another new law will give victims the choice of voting by mail-in ballot. And a third will allow victims to report abuse to any law enforcement agency in the state, regardless of where the crime initially took place.

“My mother dedicated her life to helping survivors of domestic violence, and her work has inspired me during my time in public service,” said Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul.

“This legislation will protect individuals from abuse and violence, and ensure survivors are able to seek justice. As part of our Women’s Justice Agenda, our state is leading the way to protect all New Yorkers, advance full equality, and strengthen our society.”