Bill S2959A-2013

Restricts a registered sex offender from residing within 1000 feet of a school

Restricts a registered sex offender from residing within 1000 feet of a school.

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  • Jan 8, 2014: REFERRED TO CRIME VICTIMS, CRIME AND CORRECTION
  • Jan 8, 2014: returned to senate
  • Jan 8, 2014: died in assembly
  • Jun 11, 2013: referred to correction
  • Jun 11, 2013: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • Jun 11, 2013: PASSED SENATE
  • Jun 10, 2013: ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1181
  • Jun 10, 2013: COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • May 29, 2013: PRINT NUMBER 2959A
  • May 29, 2013: AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO CRIME VICTIMS, CRIME AND CORRECTION
  • Jan 25, 2013: REFERRED TO CRIME VICTIMS, CRIME AND CORRECTION

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BILL NUMBER:S2959A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the correction law, in relation to the residence of a sex offender

PURPOSE: This bill would prevent convicted level 1, 2, or 3 sex offenders from residing within 1000 feet of a building used exclusively as an elementary or high school.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1: Amends Section 168-c of the correction law to prevent any convicted sex offender who has been released or discharged from a correctional facility, hospital, or local correctional facility or placed on probation from residing within 1000 feet of a building used exclusively as an elementary or high school.

Section 2: Amends Section 168-f of the correction law to prevent registered sex offenders who have already established a residence from changing their place of residence to within 1000 feet of a building used exclusively as an elementary or high school.

Section 3: Amends Section 168-k of the correction law to prevent any sex offender who has established residence within the state from residing within 1000 feet of a building used exclusively as an elementary or high school.

Section 4: Contains the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: This bill is designed to give children a further buffer from sexual offenders by preventing already convicted offenders from residing within 1000 feet of a school. Studies have shown that recidivism rates for sex offenders are higher than ninety percent. The enactment of this bill is a necessary step towards ensuring the safety of the children of the state and preventing them from becoming targets of opportunity to criminals who already have proven themselves a danger to children.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY; S.4026 (similar): Passed Senate 57-5

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: The first of November next succeeding the date the bill become law.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 2959--A 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE January 25, 2013 ___________
Introduced by Sen. GOLDEN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Crime Victims, Crime and Correction -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee AN ACT to amend the correction law, in relation to the residence 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-c of the correction law is amended by adding a new subdivision 2-a to read as follows: 2-A. NO SEX OFFENDER RELEASED OR DISCHARGED FROM A CORRECTIONAL FACIL- ITY, HOSPITAL OR LOCAL CORRECTIONAL FACILITY OR PLACED ON PROBATION SHALL RESIDE WITHIN ONE THOUSAND FEET OF A BUILDING USED EXCLUSIVELY AS A SCHOOL, THE MEASUREMENTS TO BE TAKEN IN STRAIGHT LINES FROM THE CENTER OF THE NEAREST ENTRANCE OF THE RESIDENCE TO THE CENTER OF THE NEAREST ENTRANCE OF SUCH SCHOOL. S 2. Section 168-f of the correction law is amended by adding a new subdivision 4-a to read as follows: 4-A. A SEX OFFENDER, AFTER HIS OR HER DISCHARGE, PAROLE OR RELEASE FROM ANY CORRECTIONAL FACILITY, HOSPITAL OR LOCAL FACILITY OR WHO WAS PLACED ON PROBATION AND WHO HAS ESTABLISHED A RESIDENCE SHALL NOT CHANGE SAID RESIDENCE SO AS TO RESIDE WITHIN ONE THOUSAND FEET OF A BUILDING USED EXCLUSIVELY AS A SCHOOL, THE MEASUREMENTS TO BE TAKEN IN STRAIGHT LINES FROM THE CENTER OF THE NEAREST ENTRANCE OF THE RESIDENCE TO THE CENTER OF THE NEAREST ENTRANCE OF SUCH SCHOOL. S 3. Section 168-k of the correction law is amended by adding a new subdivision 5 to read as follows: 5. A SEX OFFENDER WHO HAS ESTABLISHED RESIDENCE IN THIS STATE PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION SHALL NOT RESIDE WITHIN ONE THOUSAND FEET OF A BUILDING USED EXCLUSIVELY AS A SCHOOL, THE MEASUREMENTS TO BE TAKEN IN STRAIGHT
LINES FROM THE CENTER OF THE NEAREST ENTRANCE OF THE RESIDENCE TO THE CENTER OF THE NEAREST ENTRANCE OF SUCH SCHOOL. S 4. 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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