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Bill S8026-2009

Relates to the placement of homeless persons in Suffolk county who are also sex offenders

Relates to the placement of homeless persons in Suffolk county who are also sex offenders.

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  • Jun 8, 2010: 1ST REPORT CAL.880
  • Jun 2, 2010: REFERRED TO SOCIAL SERVICES

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VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Social Services - Jun 8, 2010
Ayes (4): Squadron, Krueger, McDonald, Marcellino
Ayes W/R (1): Duane

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S8026

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the social services law and the correction law, in relation to the placement of homeless sex offenders in Suffolk county

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: Requires the Commissioner of the Suffolk County Department of Social Services to notify DCJS and the local law enforcement agency when a homeless sex offender is moved into temporary housing.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Adds a new subdivision 6 of section 136 of the Social Services Law and subdivision 7 of section 168-f of the Correction Law which will require Social. Services departments to notify local law enforcement agencies within 24 hours of placing a sexual offender in temporary emergency housing in that community.

JUSTIFICATION: When the Suffolk County Department of Social Services house sexual offenders in temporary emergency housing, often at various locations, local law enforcement authorities should be made aware of the names and whereabouts of those offenders. This bill requires the Suffolk County Department of Social Services to provide that information within twenty-four hours of a placement.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New Bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 8026 IN SENATE June 2, 2010 ___________
Introduced by Sen. FOLEY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Social Services AN ACT to amend the social services law and the correction law, in relation to the placement of homeless sex offenders in Suffolk county THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 136 of the social services law is amended by adding a new subdivision 6 to read as follows: 6. NOTWITHSTANDING THE PROVISIONS OF SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION, IN THE EVENT THAT THE COUNTY COMMISSIONER OF SOCIAL SERVICES OF THE COUNTY OF SUFFOLK MOVES OR PLACES A HOMELESS PERSON, WHO SUCH COMMIS- SIONER KNOWS TO BE A SEX OFFENDER REQUIRED TO REGISTER PURSUANT TO ARTI- CLE SIX-C OF THE CORRECTION LAW, IN ANY FORM OF TEMPORARY EMERGENCY HOUSING, INCLUDING A MOBILE HOME, TRAILER OR SIMILAR STRUCTURE, SUCH COMMISSIONER SHALL, WITHIN TWENTY-FOUR HOURS, NOTIFY THE DIVISION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE SERVICES AND THE LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY IN THE VILLAGE, TOWN OR CITY WITHIN SUCH COUNTY WHERE SUCH HOUSING IS LOCATED AND PROVIDE THE NAME AND ADDRESS OF THE SEX OFFENDER BEING PLACED. SUCH NOTICE SHALL SATISFY THE REQUIREMENTS OF SUBDIVISION FOUR OF SECTION ONE HUNDRED SIXTY-EIGHT-F OF THE CORRECTION LAW. S 2. Section 168-f of the correction law is amended by adding a new subdivision 7 to read as follows: 7. IN THE EVENT THAT THE COUNTY COMMISSIONER OF SOCIAL SERVICES OF THE COUNTY OF SUFFOLK MOVES OR PLACES A HOMELESS PERSON, WHOM SUCH COMMIS- SIONER KNOWS TO BE A SEX OFFENDER REQUIRED TO REGISTER PURSUANT TO THIS ARTICLE, IN ANY FORM OF TEMPORARY EMERGENCY HOUSING, INCLUDING A MOBILE HOME, TRAILER OR SIMILAR STRUCTURE, SUCH COMMISSIONER SHALL, WITHIN TWENTY-FOUR HOURS, NOTIFY THE DIVISION AND THE LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY IN THE VILLAGE, TOWN OR CITY WITHIN SUCH COUNTY WHERE SUCH HOUS- ING IS LOCATED AND PROVIDE THE NAME AND ADDRESS OF THE SEX OFFENDER BEING PLACED. SUCH NOTICE SHALL SATISFY THE REQUIREMENTS OF SUBDIVISION FOUR OF THIS SECTION. S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

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