Bill S3220-2011

Provides that any person who knowingly harbors, houses or employs a defaulting sex offender and who fails to contact law enforcement regarding the offender is guilty

Provides that any person who knowingly harbors, houses or employs a sex offender who has failed to register or verify address and employment, and who fails to contact his or her local law enforcement agency regarding such sex offender is guilty of a class A misdemeanor.

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Actions

  • May 7, 2012: referred to codes
  • May 7, 2012: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • May 7, 2012: PASSED SENATE
  • Mar 13, 2012: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • Mar 12, 2012: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • Mar 7, 2012: 1ST REPORT CAL.322
  • 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
  • Mar 10, 2011: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • Mar 9, 2011: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • Mar 8, 2011: 1ST REPORT CAL.189
  • Feb 14, 2011: REFERRED TO CRIME VICTIMS, CRIME AND CORRECTION

Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Crime Victims, Crime and Correction - Mar 8, 2011
Ayes (14): Nozzolio, DeFrancisco, Gallivan, Griffo, Little, Maziarz, Ranzenhofer, Ritchie, Rivera, Hassell-Thompson, Montgomery, Kruger, Kennedy, Peralta
VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Crime Victims, Crime and Correction - Mar 7, 2012
Ayes (12): Nozzolio, DeFrancisco, Gallivan, Griffo, Little, Maziarz, Ranzenhofer, Ritchie, Hassell-Thompson, Kennedy, Peralta, Espaillat
Ayes W/R (1): Montgomery
Nays (1): Rivera

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S3220

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the correction law, in relation to knowingly harboring a sex offender who has failed to register or verify

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 adds a new section 168-11 that provides that any person who knowingly harbors, houses or employs a sex offender required to register or verify residence or employment pursuant to Section 168 of the Corrections Law, who has failed to register or verify as required by law, and fails to notify his or her local law enforcement agency as to the location of such offender, shall be guilty of an A misdemeanor.

Section 2 provides that the act shall take effect on January first next succeeding the date upon which it shall have become law.

PURPOSE AND JUSTIFICATION: The recent abduction and murder of Jessica Lunsford in Florida has again reminded us of the possibility of recidivism for those convicted of sex offenses, as well as the problem of dealing with those who protect convicted sex offenders who they know have not registered with the Division of Criminal Justice Services. Officials in Florida report that they twice interviewed persons in the house where the accused murderer was living, yet those persons never divulged that the suspect was living there. The accused murderer had a 30-year criminal history and was a convicted sex offender who was required to register, but had failed to do so. Officials further indicate that there is a high possibility that Jessica was still alive at the time these interviews were done. Had family members notified the police that the accused was living there, it is possible that she might have been rescued, but there was no law that would obligate these family members to tell officials that this convicted offender was living with them.

EXISTING LAW: Article 6-C of the Corrections Law provides for registration of convicted sex offenders.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2006 - S.4936-A/A.9233/A.10099 -- PASSED SENATE/Correction/Correction 2007-08 - S.4636/A.2621 -- PASSED SENATE/Correction 2009-10 - S.2988/A.945 -- CRIME & CORRECTIONS/Correction

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

LOCAL FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

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


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 3220 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE February 14, 2011 ___________
Introduced by Sens. RANZENHOFER, DeFRANCISCO, GOLDEN, JOHNSON, LARKIN, MAZIARZ, SALAND -- 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 knowingly harboring a sex offender who has failed to register or verify THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The correction law is amended by adding a new section 168- ii to read as follows: S 168-II. FAILURE TO NOTIFY; PENALTY. ANY PERSON WHO KNOWINGLY HARBORS, HOUSES OR EMPLOYS A SEX OFFENDER REQUIRED TO REGISTER OR TO VERIFY RESIDENCE OR EMPLOYMENT PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ARTI- CLE WHO HAS FAILED TO REGISTER OR TO VERIFY AS REQUIRED BY LAW, AND WHO FAILS TO NOTIFY HIS OR HER LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY OF THE LOCATION OF SUCH SEX OFFENDER, SHALL BE GUILTY OF A CLASS A MISDEMEANOR. 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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