senate Bill S2481

Amended

Relates to the custody and visitation rights of a sex offender

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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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  • 21 / Jan / 2011
    • REFERRED TO CRIME VICTIMS, CRIME AND CORRECTION
  • 03 / May / 2011
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.532
  • 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.543
  • 19 / Apr / 2012
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 25 / Apr / 2012
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 11 / Jun / 2012
    • AMENDED ON THIRD READING 2481A
  • 18 / Jun / 2012
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 18 / Jun / 2012
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 18 / Jun / 2012
    • REFERRED TO CORRECTION

Summary

Prohibits a sex offender from being granted by a court, physical or legal custody of, or unsupervised visitation with a child.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S2481
S2481A
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Rel §168-w to be §168-x, add §168-w, Cor L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2009-2010: A3217, A9364, S1687
2007-2008: A1364

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BILL NUMBER:S2481

TITLE OF BILL:

An act
to amend the correction law, in relation to custody and visitation
rights of a sex offender

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section one of the bill amends Article 6-C of the Correction Law by
redesignating §168-w as §168-x and a new §168-w is added to prohibit
any sex offender from being granted physical or legal custody of a
child by a court, or unsupervised visitation.

JUSTIFICATION:

The children of sex offenders, perhaps most of all, are at the
greatest risk for abuse and deserve the significant protections that
would come from denying a sex offender-parent custody or unsupervised
visitation.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

2003-04: Senate 3rd Reading Cal./Assembly Corrections Cmte.
2005-06: Senate Crime Victims, Crime & Corrections Cmte./Assembly
Corrections Cmte.
2007-08: Senate Crime Victims, Crime & Corrections Cmte./Assembly
Corrections Cmte.
2009-10: Reported and Committed to Codes Cmte./Assembly Corrections
Committee

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect on the first of November next succeeding
the date on which it shall have become a law.

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

                                  2481

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 21, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. FLANAGAN -- 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 custody and visita-
  tion rights of a sex offender

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

  Section 1. Section 168-w of the correction law, as relettered by chap-
ter  604  of  the  laws  of  2005, is relettered section 168-x and a new
section 168-w is added to read as follows:
  S 168-W. PROHIBITION OF CUSTODY AND VISITATION RIGHTS. ANY SEX  OFFEN-
DER  SHALL BE PROHIBITED FROM BEING GRANTED BY A COURT PHYSICAL OR LEGAL
CUSTODY OF, OR UNSUPERVISED VISITATION WITH, A CHILD.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the first of November next succeed-
ing the date on which it shall have become a law.






 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07726-01-1

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