senate Bill S1194

Creates a definition of residence under the sex offender registry act

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 05 / Jan / 2011
    • REFERRED TO CRIME VICTIMS, CRIME AND CORRECTION
  • 03 / May / 2011
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.528
  • 04 / May / 2011
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 09 / May / 2011
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 15 / Jun / 2011
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 15 / Jun / 2011
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 15 / Jun / 2011
    • REFERRED TO CORRECTION
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • DIED IN ASSEMBLY
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO CRIME VICTIMS, CRIME AND CORRECTION
  • 18 / Apr / 2012
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.539
  • 19 / Apr / 2012
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 25 / Apr / 2012
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 14 / May / 2012
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 14 / May / 2012
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 14 / May / 2012
    • REFERRED TO CORRECTION

Summary

Defines residence under the sex offender registry act.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S1194
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง168-a, Cor L

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER: S1194

TITLE OF BILL :
An act to amend the correction law, in relation to defining residence
under the sex offender registry act


PURPOSE :
This bill would define residency under the sex offender registry act
in order to enhance public safety.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS :
Section 1. Defines residency as any place of abode, domicile or
inhabitance where a convicted sex offender spends or intends to spend
more than two days a week.

JUSTIFICATION :
Currently sex offenders are required to register at their primary
residence which leaves a significant loophole that is often exploited.
A sex offender can easily register at one residence and yet still
spend a significant amount of time at another location. This
situation allows a sex offender to essentially register at one address
and live somewhere else. Which violates the spirit and intent of the
sex offender registry and endangers the public. This legislation
seeks to close this loophole in the law by defining residence, and
thereby requiring a convicted sex offender to affirmatively comply
with the intent of the law in any location that he or she spends more
than two days a week.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY :
This is a New Bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS :
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE :
This act shall take effect immediately
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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  1194

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

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 defining residence
  under the sex offender registry act

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1. Section 168-a of the correction law is amended by adding a
new subdivision 19 to read as follows:
  19. "RESIDENCE" MEANS ANY PLACE  OF  ABODE,  DOMICILE  OR  INHABITANCE
WHERE  A CONVICTED SEX OFFENDER SPENDS OR INTENDS TO SPEND MORE THAN TWO
DAYS A WEEK.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.







 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05184-01-1

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