Prohibits placing of level 2 and 3 sex offenders in any temporary emergency housing or homeless shelters used to house families with children.
Ayes (62): Adams, Addabbo, Alesi, Avella, Ball, Bonacic, Breslin, Carlucci, DeFrancisco, Diaz, Dilan, Duane, Espaillat, Farley, Flanagan, Fuschillo, Gallivan, Gianaris, Golden, Griffo, Grisanti, Hannon, Hassell-Thomps, Huntley, Johnson, Kennedy, Klein, Krueger, Kruger, Lanza, Larkin, LaValle, Libous, Little, Marcellino, Martins, Maziarz, McDonald, Montgomery, Nozzolio, O'Mara, Oppenheimer, Parker, Peralta, Perkins, Ranzenhofer, Ritchie, Rivera, Robach, Saland, Sampson, Savino, Serrano, Seward, Skelos, Smith, Squadron, Stavisky, Stewart-Cousin, Valesky, Young, Zeldin
Ayes (30): DeFrancisco, Johnson, Alesi, Bonacic, Farley, Flanagan, Fuschillo, Golden, Griffo, Hannon, Lanza, Larkin, LaValle, Little, Marcellino, Nozzolio, Robach, Saland, Seward, Young, Breslin, Diaz, Dilan, Gianaris, Montgomery, Oppenheimer, Peralta, Stavisky, Stewart-Cousins, Squadron
Ayes W/R (3): Krueger, Duane, Rivera
Nays (2): Parker, Perkins
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the social services law, in relation to restricting placement of level two or level three sex offenders in any temporary emergency housing or homeless shelters used to house families with children
PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: Prohibits placing of level 2 and 3 sex offenders in any temporary emergency housing or homeless shelters used to house families with children.
SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Adds a new section 131-y to the social services law prohibiting placement of level 2 and level 3 sex offenders in temporary housing or homeless shelters used to house families with children.
JUSTIFICATION: This legislation would require municipalities to place homeless level 2 and level 3 sex offenders in adult-only shelters or emergency housing where they will not be in close contact with children. Sex offenders are already barred from living in public housing; this measure extends the same protection to homeless families. This amendment changes the reference from the Office of Children and Family Services to the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2008: S.7742 - Referred to Social Services, Children & Families 2009-10: S.1867 - Referred to Social Services, Children & Families
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: No costs to the state.
EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect 90 days after it shall have become law.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 990--A Cal. No. 57 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE (PREFILED) January 5, 2011 ___________Introduced by Sens. KLEIN, ADAMS, AVELLA, DIAZ, FUSCHILLO, HASSELL-THOMPSON, HUNTLEY, MARTINS, SAMPSON, STAVISKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Social Services -- reported favorably from said committee, ordered to first and second report, ordered to a third reading, amended and ordered reprinted, retaining its place in the order of third reading AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to restricting placement of level two or level three sex offenders in any temporary emergency housing or homeless shelters used to house families with children THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The social services law is amended by adding a new section 131-y to read as follows: S 131-Y. PLACEMENT OF LEVEL TWO OR LEVEL THREE SEX OFFENDERS. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY INCONSISTENT PROVISION OF LAW, NEITHER THE OFFICE OF TEMPORARY AND DISABILITY ASSISTANCE, NOR A SOCIAL SERVICES OFFICIAL ACTING ON HIS OR HER OWN OR AS AN AGENT PURSUANT TO SECTION ONE HUNDRED THIRTY-EIGHT-A OF THIS TITLE, SHALL PERMIT OR CAUSE THE PLACEMENT OF ANY SEX OFFENDER WHO HAS BEEN ASSIGNED A LEVEL TWO OR LEVEL THREE DESIG- NATION PURSUANT TO ARTICLE SIX-C OF THE CORRECTION LAW, INTO ANY TEMPO- RARY EMERGENCY HOUSING OR HOMELESS SHELTERS USED TO HOUSE FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN. S 2. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall have become a law.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD04413-03-1