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Bill S2481-2011

Relates to the custody and visitation rights of a sex offender

Prohibits a sex offender from being granted by a court, physical or legal custody of, or unsupervised visitation with a child.

Details

Actions

  • Apr 25, 2012: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • Apr 19, 2012: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • Apr 18, 2012: 1ST REPORT CAL.543
  • Jan 4, 2012: REFERRED TO CRIME VICTIMS, CRIME AND CORRECTION
  • Jan 4, 2012: returned to senate
  • Jan 4, 2012: died in assembly
  • Jun 15, 2011: referred to correction
  • Jun 15, 2011: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • Jun 15, 2011: PASSED SENATE
  • May 9, 2011: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • May 4, 2011: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • May 3, 2011: 1ST REPORT CAL.532
  • Jan 21, 2011: REFERRED TO CRIME VICTIMS, CRIME AND CORRECTION

Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Crime Victims, Crime and Correction - May 3, 2011
Ayes (10): Nozzolio, DeFrancisco, Gallivan, Griffo, Maziarz, Ranzenhofer, Ritchie, Hassell-Thompson, Montgomery, Kennedy
Ayes W/R (3): Little, Kruger, Peralta
Nays (1): Rivera
VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Crime Victims, Crime and Correction - Apr 18, 2012
Ayes (10): Nozzolio, DeFrancisco, Gallivan, Griffo, Maziarz, Ranzenhofer, Ritchie, Kennedy, Peralta, Espaillat
Nays (4): Little, Rivera, Hassell-Thompson, Montgomery

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S2481

TITLE OF BILL:

An act to amend the correction law, in relation to custody and visitation rights of a sex offender

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section one of the bill amends Article 6-C of the Correction Law by redesignating §168-w as §168-x and a new §168-w is added to prohibit any sex offender from being granted physical or legal custody of a child by a court, or unsupervised visitation.

JUSTIFICATION:

The children of sex offenders, perhaps most of all, are at the greatest risk for abuse and deserve the significant protections that would come from denying a sex offender-parent custody or unsupervised visitation.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

2003-04: Senate 3rd Reading Cal./Assembly Corrections Cmte. 2005-06: Senate Crime Victims, Crime & Corrections Cmte./Assembly Corrections Cmte. 2007-08: Senate Crime Victims, Crime & Corrections Cmte./Assembly Corrections Cmte. 2009-10: Reported and Committed to Codes Cmte./Assembly Corrections Committee

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect on the first of November next succeeding the date on which it shall have become a law.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 2481 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE January 21, 2011 ___________
Introduced by Sen. FLANAGAN -- 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 custody and visita- tion rights of a sex offender THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 168-w of the correction law, as relettered by chap- ter 604 of the laws of 2005, is relettered section 168-x and a new section 168-w is added to read as follows: S 168-W. PROHIBITION OF CUSTODY AND VISITATION RIGHTS. ANY SEX OFFEN- DER SHALL BE PROHIBITED FROM BEING GRANTED BY A COURT PHYSICAL OR LEGAL CUSTODY OF, OR UNSUPERVISED VISITATION WITH, A CHILD. S 2. This act shall take effect on the first of November next succeed- ing the date on which it shall have become a law.

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