Provides certain information regarding level one sex offenders to the offices of local village, town, city, county or state law enforcement agencies through a subdirectory made available on the internet via the division homepage.
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the correction law, in relation to providing certain information regarding level one sex offenders to the offices of local village, town, city, county or state law enforcement agencies
PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This legislation seeks to facilitate information related to level one sex offenders for law enforcement access.
SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: A new subdivision is added to section 168-q of the correction law while the current subdivision 2 is renumbered to subdivision 3.
JUSTIFICATION: While information pertaining to level 2 and level 3 sex offenders is readily available, information on level 1 sex offenders is harder to come by. This can be detrimental to law enforcement officers, who, despite having access to some information on level 1 sex offenders, do not have uniform means of searching for that information.
The law would allow law enforcement to access information that they already can access, but in one location.
PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2010: S.7992 - Referred to Crime Victims, Crime & Correction
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.
EFFECTIVE DATE: Shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after it becomes a law.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 1250 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE January 6, 2011 ___________Introduced by Sen. ADDABBO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Crime Victims, Crime and Correction AN ACT to amend the correction law, in relation to providing certain information regarding level one sex offenders to the offices of local village, town, city, county or state law enforcement agencies THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 2 of section 168-q of the correction law is renumbered subdivision 3 and a new subdivision 2 is added to read as follows: 2. THE DIVISION SHALL MAINTAIN A SEPARATE SUBDIRECTORY OF LEVEL ONE SEX OFFENDERS. THE SUBDIRECTORY SHALL INCLUDE THE EXACT ADDRESS, ADDRESS OF THE OFFENDER'S PLACE OF EMPLOYMENT AND PHOTOGRAPH OF THE SEX OFFENDER ALONG WITH THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION, IF AVAILABLE: NAME, PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION, AGE AND DISTINCTIVE MARKINGS. BACKGROUND INFORMATION INCLUDING THE SEX OFFENDER'S CRIME OF CONVICTION, MODUS OF OPERATION, TYPE OF VICTIM TARGETED, THE NAME AND ADDRESS OF ANY INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION AT WHICH THE SEX OFFENDER IS ENROLLED, ATTENDS, IS EMPLOYED OR RESIDES AND A DESCRIPTION OF SPECIAL CONDITIONS IMPOSED ON THE SEX OFFENDER SHALL ALSO BE INCLUDED. THE SUBDIRECTORY SHALL HAVE SEX OFFENDER LISTINGS CATEGORIZED BY COUNTY AND ZIP CODE. A COPY OF THE SUBDIRECTORY SHALL ANNUALLY BE DISTRIBUTED TO THE OFFICES OF LOCAL VILLAGE, TOWN, CITY, COUNTY OR STATE LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES FOR ANY LAW ENFORCEMENT PURPOSE AND SHALL NOT BE MADE ACCESSIBLE TO THE PUBLIC. THE DIVISION SHALL DISTRIBUTE MONTHLY UPDATES TO THE OFFICES OF LOCAL VILLAGE, TOWN, CITY, COUNTY OR STATE LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES FOR PURPOSES OF PUBLIC ACCESS. SUCH DEPARTMENTS SHALL REQUIRE THAT A PERSON IN WRITING PROVIDE THEIR NAME AND ADDRESS PRIOR TO VIEWING THE SUBDIREC- TORY. THE SUBDIRECTORY PROVIDED FOR IN THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL BE UPDATED MONTHLY TO MAINTAIN ITS EFFICIENCY AND USEFULNESS AND SHALL BE COMPUTEREXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD02029-01-1 S. 1250 2
ACCESSIBLE. SUCH SUBDIRECTORY SHALL BE MADE AVAILABLE ONLY TO THE OFFICES OF LOCAL VILLAGE, TOWN, CITY, COUNTY OR STATE LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES AT ALL TIMES ON THE INTERNET VIA THE DIVISION HOMEPAGE. S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after it shall have become a law.