Requires a sex offender to state, on a verification form, the name of any school for children in grades pre-kindergarten through twelfth which is located within a one-half mile radius of such offender's place of residence.
Ayes (10): Nozzolio, DeFrancisco, Gallivan, Griffo, Maziarz, Ranzenhofer, Ritchie, Kennedy, Peralta, Espaillat
Ayes W/R (1): Little
Nays (3): Rivera, Hassell-Thompson, Montgomery
Ayes (53): Adams, Addabbo, Alesi, Avella, Ball, Bonacic, Breslin, Carlucci, DeFrancisco, Diaz, Dilan, Duane, Espaillat, Farley, Flanagan, Fuschillo, Gallivan, Gianaris, Golden, Griffo, Grisanti, Huntley, Johnson, Kennedy, Klein, Krueger, Lanza, Larkin, LaValle, Libous, Little, Marcellino, Maziarz, McDonald, Nozzolio, O'Mara, Oppenheimer, Peralta, Ranzenhofer, Ritchie, Robach, Saland, Sampson, Savino, Serrano, Seward, Skelos, Smith, Squadron, Stavisky, Stewart-Cousin, Young, Zeldin
Nays (5): Hassell-Thomps, Montgomery, Parker, Perkins, Rivera
Excused (3): Hannon, Martins, Valesky
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general municipal law, in relation to prohibiting the construction of wireless communication facilities within fifteen hundred feet of school property
PURPOSE: This legislation prohibits the construction of wireless communication facilities within fifteen hundred feet of school property.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: The general municipal law is amended by adding a new section 99-v to prohibit the construction of wireless communication facilities within fifteen hundred feet of school property.
JUSTIFICATION: The towers needed to facilitate cell phone communication have caused a great deal of concern. There are numerous stories detailing the potential negative effects of exposure to the electromagnetic radiation produced by cellular towers and facilities. To date, there is not a definitive study on the possible long and short term effects of radio frequency energy.
In the absence of assured safety of the radio frequency energy, this legislation would restrict the placement of wireless communication facilities within fifteen hundred feet of school property and protect children from potential harm.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: S.6941 of 2008 (Senate Local Government Committee). S.581 of 2009/10 (Senate Local Government Committee). S.920-A of 2011/12 (Senate Local Government Committee)
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.
EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 1522 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE January 10, 2011 ___________Introduced by Sens. KLEIN, DILAN, FUSCHILLO, KRUGER, SAMPSON, SMITH -- 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 the duty to register and to verify by a sex offender THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Paragraph (b) of subdivision 2 of section 168-f of the correction law, as added by chapter 192 of the laws of 1995, is amended to read as follows: (b) The verification form shall be signed by the sex offender, and state that he OR SHE still resides at the address last reported to the division. SUCH VERIFICATION FORM SHALL REQUIRE SUCH SEX OFFENDER TO STATE THE NAME OF ANY SCHOOL FOR CHILDREN, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER PUBLIC OR PRIVATE, IN GRADES PRE-KINDERGARTEN THROUGH TWELFTH WHICH IS LOCATED WITHIN A ONE-HALF MILE RADIUS OF SUCH OFFENDER'S PLACE OF RESIDENCE. S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after it shall have become a law.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD04447-01-1