Requires the division of criminal justice services to include all sex crimes of an offender on the registered sex offender database.
Ayes (11): Gallivan, Carlucci, DeFrancisco, Griffo, Little, Maziarz, Nozzolio, Ritchie, Hassell-Thompson, Hoylman, Rivera
Ayes W/R (2): Montgomery, Peralta
Ayes (60): Addabbo, Avella, Ball, Bonacic, Boyle, Breslin, Carlucci, DeFrancisco, Diaz, Espaillat, Farley, Felder, Flanagan, Gallivan, Gianaris, Gipson, Golden, Griffo, Grisanti, Hannon, Hassell-Thomps, Hoylman, Kennedy, Klein, Krueger, Lanza, Larkin, Latimer, LaValle, Libous, Little, Marcellino, Marchione, Martins, Maziarz, Montgomery, Nozzolio, O'Brien, O'Mara, Parker, Peralta, Perkins, Ranzenhofer, Ritchie, Rivera, Robach, Sampson, Sanders, Savino, Serrano, Seward, Skelos, Smith, Squadron, Stavisky, Stewart-Cousins, Tkaczyk, Valesky, Young, Zeldin
Absent (1): Dilan
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the correction law, in relation to the posting of registered sex offender's information
This bill changes the sex offender registry so that all crimes which require registration under article six-c of the correction law appear on said registry when a sex offender has been convicted in separate incidences.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1 of the bill amends section 168-q of the Correction Law to make all crimes that require registration under article six-c of the correction law available for public view in the sex offender registry.
Section 2 is the effective date.
Maintaining an up-to-date registry of sex offenders in the State is necessary for the safety of all New Yorkers, A sex offender is any person who commits an offense and is convicted of said offense under. subdivision 2 or 3 of section 168-a of the Sex Offender Registration Act. This act has helped local law enforcement agencies, as well as the community, by having offenders register their names, current addresses, and photographs with the State. However, while the current registry holds much valuable information on sex offenders, it does not always include all sexual offenses for which the offender has been convicted. For example, currently, if a person were to be convicted of third degree sexual abuse and first degree rape in two separate incidences, only the most recent crime would appear in the registry. These are two very different crimes with different levels of severity. However, if a neighbor was to check the online sex offender registry, he or she would have no way of knowing about the older rape conviction. This bill would make available for public view all prior convictions which require registration in the sex offender registry.
This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after it shall have become a law.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 6231 IN SENATE (PREFILED) January 8, 2014 ___________Introduced by Sen. MAZIARZ -- 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 the posting of regis- tered sex offender's information THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 168-q of the correction law, as amended by chapter 532 of the laws of 2011, is amended to read as follows: 1. The division shall maintain a subdirectory of level two and three sex offenders. The subdirectory shall include the exact address, address of the offender's place of employment and photograph of the sex offender along with the following information, if available: name, physical description, age and distinctive markings. Background information including ALL CRIMES THAT REQUIRE REGISTRATION UNDER ARTICLE SIX-C OF THE CORRECTION LAW FOR WHICH the sex
[offender's crime of conviction]OFFENDER HAS BEEN CONVICTED, modus of operation, type of victim target- ed, the name and address of any institution of higher education at which the sex offender is enrolled, attends, is employed or resides and a description of special conditions imposed on the sex offender shall also be included. The subdirectory shall have sex offender listings categor- ized by county and zip code. Such subdirectory shall be made available at all times on the internet via the division homepage. Any person may apply to the division to receive automated e-mail notifications whenever a new or updated subdirectory registration occurs in a geographic area specified by such person. The division shall furnish such service at no charge to such person, who shall request e-mail notification by county and/or zip code on forms developed and provided by the division. E-mail notification is limited to three geographic areas per e-mail account. S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after it shall have become a law.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD07245-02-3