senate Bill S3220

Provides that any person who knowingly harbors, houses or employs a defaulting sex offender and who fails to contact law enforcement regarding the offender is guilty

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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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  • 14 / Feb / 2011
    • REFERRED TO CRIME VICTIMS, CRIME AND CORRECTION
  • 08 / Mar / 2011
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.189
  • 09 / Mar / 2011
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 10 / Mar / 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
  • 07 / Mar / 2012
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.322
  • 12 / Mar / 2012
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 13 / Mar / 2012
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 07 / May / 2012
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 07 / May / 2012
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 07 / May / 2012
    • REFERRED TO CODES

Summary

Provides that any person who knowingly harbors, houses or employs a sex offender who has failed to register or verify address and employment, and who fails to contact his or her local law enforcement agency regarding such sex offender is guilty of a class A misdemeanor.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S3220
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Assembly Codes
Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง168-ii, Cor L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Cycle:
S2988

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S3220

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the correction law, in relation to knowingly harboring a sex
offender who has failed to register or verify

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1 adds a new section 168-11
that provides that any person who knowingly harbors, houses or
employs a sex offender required to register or verify residence or
employment pursuant to Section 168 of the Corrections Law, who has
failed to register or verify as required by law, and fails to notify
his or her local law enforcement agency as to the location of such
offender, shall be guilty of an A misdemeanor.

Section 2 provides that the act shall take effect on January first
next succeeding the date upon which it shall have become law.

PURPOSE AND JUSTIFICATION:
The recent abduction and murder of Jessica
Lunsford in Florida has again reminded us of the possibility of
recidivism for those convicted of sex offenses, as well as the
problem of dealing with those who protect convicted sex offenders who
they know have not registered with the Division of Criminal Justice
Services. Officials in Florida report that they twice interviewed
persons in the house where the accused murderer was living, yet those
persons never divulged that the suspect was living there. The accused
murderer had a 30-year criminal history and was a convicted sex
offender who was required to register, but had failed to do so.
Officials further indicate that there is a high possibility that
Jessica was still alive at the time these interviews were done. Had
family members notified the police that the accused was living there,
it is possible that she might have been rescued, but there was no law
that would obligate these family members to tell officials that this
convicted offender was living with them.

EXISTING LAW:
Article 6-C of the Corrections Law provides for
registration of convicted sex offenders.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2006 - S.4936-A/A.9233/A.10099 -- PASSED SENATE/Correction/Correction
2007-08 - S.4636/A.2621 -- PASSED SENATE/Correction
2009-10 - S.2988/A.945 -- CRIME & CORRECTIONS/Correction

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

LOCAL FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  3220

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 14, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. RANZENHOFER, DeFRANCISCO, GOLDEN, JOHNSON, LARKIN,
  MAZIARZ, SALAND -- 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 knowingly harboring a
  sex offender who has failed to register or verify

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

  Section  1. The correction law is amended by adding a new section 168-
ii to read as follows:
  S 168-II.  FAILURE  TO  NOTIFY;  PENALTY.  ANY  PERSON  WHO  KNOWINGLY
HARBORS,  HOUSES  OR  EMPLOYS  A SEX OFFENDER REQUIRED TO REGISTER OR TO
VERIFY RESIDENCE OR EMPLOYMENT PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF THIS  ARTI-
CLE  WHO HAS FAILED TO REGISTER OR TO VERIFY AS REQUIRED BY LAW, AND WHO
FAILS TO NOTIFY HIS OR HER LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY OF THE  LOCATION
OF SUCH SEX OFFENDER, SHALL BE GUILTY OF A CLASS A MISDEMEANOR.
  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.
                                                           LBD02599-01-1

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