Bill S1522-2011

Requires a sex offender to state whether he or she resides within 1/2 mile of any elementary or secondary school

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.

Details

Actions

  • May 2, 2012: referred to correction
  • May 1, 2012: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • May 1, 2012: PASSED SENATE
  • Apr 25, 2012: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • Apr 19, 2012: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • Apr 18, 2012: 1ST REPORT CAL.540
  • Jan 4, 2012: REFERRED TO CRIME VICTIMS, CRIME AND CORRECTION
  • Jan 10, 2011: REFERRED TO CRIME VICTIMS, CRIME AND CORRECTION

Meetings

Calendars

Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Crime Victims, Crime and Correction - Apr 18, 2012
Ayes (10): Nozzolio, DeFrancisco, Gallivan, Griffo, Maziarz, Ranzenhofer, Ritchie, Kennedy, Peralta, Espaillat
Ayes W/R (1): Little
Nays (3): Rivera, Hassell-Thompson, Montgomery

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S1522

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.


Text

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.

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