senate Bill S1250

Provides certain information regarding level one sex offenders to the offices of local village, town, city, county or state law enforcement agencies

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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
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  • 06 / Jan / 2011
    • REFERRED TO CRIME VICTIMS, CRIME AND CORRECTION
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO CRIME VICTIMS, CRIME AND CORRECTION

Summary

Provides certain information regarding level one sex offenders to the offices of local village, town, city, county or state law enforcement agencies through a subdirectory made available on the internet via the division homepage.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4333
Versions:
S1250
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Senate Crime Victims, Crime And Correction
Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง168-q, Cor L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Cycle:
S7992, S8002, A11008

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S1250

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the correction law, in relation to providing certain
information regarding level one sex offenders to the offices of local
village, town, city, county or state law enforcement agencies

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
This legislation seeks to facilitate information related to
level one sex offenders for law enforcement access.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
A new
subdivision is added to section 168-q of the
correction law while the current
subdivision 2 is renumbered to subdivision 3.

JUSTIFICATION:
While information pertaining to level 2 and level 3 sex
offenders is readily available, information on level 1 sex offenders
is harder to come by. This can be detrimental to law enforcement
officers, who, despite having access to some information on level 1
sex offenders, do not have uniform means of searching for that
information.

The law would allow law enforcement to access information that they
already can access, but in one location.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2010: S.7992 - Referred to Crime Victims, Crime & Correction

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
Shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
it becomes a law.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  1250

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 6, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. ADDABBO -- 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 providing certain
  information regarding level one sex offenders to the offices of  local
  village, town, city, county or state law enforcement agencies

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 2 of section 168-q of  the  correction  law  is
renumbered  subdivision  3  and  a new subdivision 2 is added to read as
follows:
  2. THE DIVISION SHALL MAINTAIN A SEPARATE SUBDIRECTORY  OF  LEVEL  ONE
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  THE  SEX  OFFENDER'S CRIME OF CONVICTION, MODUS OF OPERATION,
TYPE OF VICTIM TARGETED, 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  CATEGORIZED  BY  COUNTY  AND ZIP CODE. A COPY OF THE
SUBDIRECTORY SHALL ANNUALLY BE  DISTRIBUTED  TO  THE  OFFICES  OF  LOCAL
VILLAGE,  TOWN,  CITY,  COUNTY OR STATE LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES FOR ANY
LAW ENFORCEMENT PURPOSE AND SHALL NOT BE MADE ACCESSIBLE TO THE  PUBLIC.
THE  DIVISION  SHALL  DISTRIBUTE MONTHLY UPDATES TO THE OFFICES OF LOCAL
VILLAGE, TOWN, CITY,  COUNTY  OR  STATE  LAW  ENFORCEMENT  AGENCIES  FOR
PURPOSES  OF PUBLIC ACCESS. SUCH DEPARTMENTS SHALL REQUIRE THAT A PERSON
IN WRITING PROVIDE THEIR NAME AND ADDRESS PRIOR TO VIEWING THE SUBDIREC-
TORY. THE SUBDIRECTORY PROVIDED FOR IN THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL BE UPDATED
MONTHLY TO MAINTAIN ITS EFFICIENCY AND USEFULNESS AND SHALL BE  COMPUTER

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02029-01-1

S. 1250                             2

ACCESSIBLE.  SUCH  SUBDIRECTORY  SHALL  BE  MADE  AVAILABLE  ONLY TO THE
OFFICES OF LOCAL VILLAGE, TOWN, CITY, COUNTY OR  STATE  LAW  ENFORCEMENT
AGENCIES AT ALL TIMES ON THE INTERNET VIA THE DIVISION HOMEPAGE.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
it shall have become a law.

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