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Bill S2328-2013

Prohibits placing of level 2 or 3 sex offenders in any temporary emergency housing or homeless shelters used to house families with children

Prohibits placing of level 2 and 3 sex offenders in any temporary emergency housing or homeless shelters used to house families with children.

Details

Actions

  • Feb 12, 2013: REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • Jan 16, 2013: REFERRED TO SOCIAL SERVICES

Meetings

Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Social Services - Feb 12, 2013
Ayes (5): Smith, Ball, Farley, Martins, Squadron
Nays (1): Sanders

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S2328

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the social services law, in relation to restricting placement of level two or level three sex offenders in any temporary emergency housing or homeless shelters used to house families with children

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: Prohibits placing of level 2 and 3 sex offenders in any temporary emergency housing or homeless shelters used to house families with children.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Adds a new section 131-y to the social services law prohibiting placement of level 2 and level 3 sex offenders in temporary housing or homeless shelters used to house families with children.

JUSTIFICATION: This legislation would require municipalities to place homeless level 2 and level 3 sex offenders in adult-only shelters or emergency housing where they will not be in close contact with children. Sex offenders are already barred from living in public housing; this measure extends the same protection to homeless families. This amendment changes the reference from the Office of Children and Family Services to the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2008: S.7742 - Referred to Social Services, Children & Families 2009-10: S.1867 - Referred to Social Services, Children & Families 2011-12: S.990 - Senate Calendar No. 716

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: No costs to the state.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect 180 days after it shall have become law.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 2328 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE January 16, 2013 ___________
Introduced by Sens. KLEIN, ADAMS, AVELLA, CARLUCCI, DIAZ, FUSCHILLO, GOLDEN, HASSELL-THOMPSON, LANZA, MARTINS, RANZENHOFER, SAMPSON, SAVI- NO, SEWARD, STAVISKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Social Services AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to restricting placement of level two or level three sex offenders in any temporary emergency housing or homeless shelters used to house families with children THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The social services law is amended by adding a new section 131-y to read as follows: S 131-Y. PLACEMENT OF LEVEL TWO OR LEVEL THREE SEX OFFENDERS. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY INCONSISTENT PROVISION OF LAW, NEITHER THE OFFICE OF TEMPORARY AND DISABILITY ASSISTANCE, NOR A SOCIAL SERVICES OFFICIAL ACTING ON HIS OR HER OWN OR AS AN AGENT PURSUANT TO SECTION ONE HUNDRED THIRTY-EIGHT-A OF THIS TITLE, SHALL PERMIT OR CAUSE THE PLACEMENT OF ANY SEX OFFENDER WHO HAS BEEN ASSIGNED A LEVEL TWO OR LEVEL THREE DESIG- NATION PURSUANT TO ARTICLE SIX-C OF THE CORRECTION LAW, INTO ANY TEMPO- RARY EMERGENCY HOUSING OR HOMELESS SHELTERS USED TO HOUSE FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN. S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after it shall have become a law.

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