Bill S2580-2013

Provides residency requirements for sex offenders

Provides residency requirements for sex offenders including criminal sanctions for violations; prohibits sex offenders from residing in a residence that is within one thousand feet from any school building regularly used for instructional purposes.

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  • Jan 8, 2014: REFERRED TO CRIME VICTIMS, CRIME AND CORRECTION
  • Jan 22, 2013: REFERRED TO CRIME VICTIMS, CRIME AND CORRECTION

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BILL NUMBER:S2580

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the correction law, the executive law and the penal law, in relation to certain residency requirements for sex offenders

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To prohibit sex offenders from moving to a residence that is within 1000 feet of any school building regularly used for instructional purposes, a building in which child day care is provided or a park.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Section 1: Section 168-b of the correction law is amended by adding a new subdivision 12 to read as follows: 12. The division, when acknowledging initial registration and thereafter in annual correspondence, shall advise each sex offender, to whom the residency restriction in section one hundred sixty-eight-w of this article applies; concerning the terms and specific duration of such restriction.

Section 2; Section 168-t of the correction law, as amended by chapter 373 of the laws of 2007, is amended to include in the penalty section that a violation of section one hundred sixty-eight-v or subdivision one of section one hundred sixty-eight-w of this article shall be guilty of a class A misdemeanor upon conviction for the first offense, and upon conviction for a second or subsequent offense shall be guilty of a class D felony.

Section 3: Section 168-w of the correction law, as relettered by chapter 604 of the laws of 2005, is relettered section 168-x and a new section 168-w is added.

Section 4: Section 259-c of the executive law is amended by adding a new subdivision 18.

Section 5: Section 65.10 of the penal law is amended by adding a new subdivision 6.

Section 6: Sets the enactment date

JUSTIFICATION:' Across the state, not willing to wait for the courts to move forward, municipalities and counties are taking proactive measures to protect their children from violent sexual predators by enacting residency requirement legislation to keep sex offenders away from children.

We love our children and we aim to protect them. Recent court action has created the need for a uniform state standard from dangerous sexual predators. This statewide Child Safety Zone legislation would create this standard.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2009-10: A.7948 - Referred to Codes/S.1300A - Referred to Crime Victims, Crime and Corrections

1/7/11 Referred to Victims, Crime and Correction 1/4/12 Referred to Victims, Crime and Correction

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the sixtieth day after it shall have become a law and shall apply to sex offenders convicted or released on or after such date.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 2580 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE January 22, 2013 ___________
Introduced by Sen. BALL -- 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, the executive law and the penal law, in relation to certain residency requirements for sex offenders THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 168-b of the correction law is amended by adding a new subdivision 13 to read as follows: 13. THE DIVISION, WHEN ACKNOWLEDGING INITIAL REGISTRATION AND THERE- AFTER IN ANNUAL CORRESPONDENCE, SHALL ADVISE EACH SEX OFFENDER TO WHOM THE RESIDENCY RESTRICTION IN SECTION ONE HUNDRED SIXTY-EIGHT-W OF THIS ARTICLE APPLIES, CONCERNING THE TERMS AND SPECIFIC DURATION OF SUCH RESTRICTION. S 2. Section 168-t of the correction law, as amended by chapter 373 of the laws of 2007, is amended to read as follows: S 168-t. Penalty. Any sex offender required to register or to verify pursuant to the provisions of this article who fails to register or verify in the manner and within the time periods provided for in this article shall be guilty of a class E felony upon conviction for the first offense, and upon conviction for a second or subsequent offense shall be guilty of a class D felony. Any sex offender who violates the provisions of section one hundred sixty-eight-v OR SUBDIVISION ONE OF SECTION ONE HUNDRED SIXTY-EIGHT-W of this article shall be guilty of a class A misdemeanor upon conviction for the first offense, and upon conviction for a second or subsequent offense shall be guilty of a class D felony. Any such failure to register or verify may also be the basis for revocation of parole pursuant to section two hundred fifty-nine-i of the executive law or the basis for revocation of probation pursuant to article four hundred ten of the criminal procedure law.
S 3. Section 168-w of the correction law, as relettered by chapter 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. RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS FOR SEX OFFENDERS. 1. NO SEX OFFENDER SHALL RESIDE IN A RESIDENCE THAT IS WITHIN ONE THOUSAND FEET OF ANY SCHOOL BUILDING REGULARLY USED FOR INSTRUCTIONAL PURPOSES, A BUILDING IN WHICH CHILD DAY CARE IS PROVIDED OR A PARK. THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL APPLY FOR THE GREATER OF TEN YEARS OR THE PERIOD OR TERM OF PROBATION, PAROLE, CONDITIONAL RELEASE OR POST-RELEASE SUPER- VISION APPLICABLE TO SUCH OFFENSE. 2. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, "SCHOOL" SHALL MEAN A PUBLIC OR PRIVATE ELEMENTARY, PAROCHIAL, INTERMEDIATE, JUNIOR HIGH, VOCATIONAL OR HIGH SCHOOL. 3. NOTHING IN THIS SECTION SHALL BE CONSTRUED AS RESTRICTING ANY LAWFUL CONDITION THAT MAY BE IMPOSED ON A SENTENCED SEX OFFENDER. S 4. Section 259-c of the executive law is amended by adding a new subdivision 18 to read as follows: 18. WHEN THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION ONE HUNDRED SIXTY-EIGHT-W OF THE CORRECTION LAW CONCERNING CERTAIN RESTRICTIONS ON RESIDENCE APPLY, DIRECT THE DIVISION TO NOTIFY THE PERSON RELEASED OF THE RESTRICTION IN WRITING AND DIRECT THE SUPERVISING PAROLE OFFICER TO NOTIFY SUCH PERSON OF SUCH RESTRICTION ORALLY AND IN WRITING. S 5. Section 65.10 of the penal law is amended by adding a new subdi- vision 6 to read as follows: 6. NOTICE OF RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS FOR SEX OFFENDERS. WHEN THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION ONE HUNDRED SIXTY-EIGHT-W OF THE CORRECTION LAW CONCERNING CERTAIN RESTRICTIONS ON RESIDENCE APPLY, THE COURT SHALL NOTIFY THE DEFENDANT OF THE RESTRICTION IN WRITING AND THE SUPERVISING PROBATION OFFICER SHALL NOTIFY THE OFFENDER OF THE RESTRICTION ORALLY AND IN WRITING. S 6. This act shall take effect on the sixtieth day after it shall have become a law and shall apply to sex offenders convicted or released on or after such date.

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