senate Bill S360

Provides for a sex offender public awareness outreach program to provide educational outreach to schools, community groups and clergy on issues related to sex offenders

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Bill Status


  • Introduced
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  • 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
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO CRIME VICTIMS, CRIME AND CORRECTION
  • 20 / Mar / 2012
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE

Summary

Provides for a sex offender public awareness outreach program to provide educational outreach to schools, community groups and clergy on issues related to sex offenders.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S360
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §168-l, Cor L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2009-2010: A953, S387
2007-2008: A1964

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S360

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the correction law, in relation to establishing the sex
offender public awareness program

PURPOSE:
The purpose of the legislation to provide public awareness outreach
programs to schools (public/private) community based groups and clergy·

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
The board shall establish an educational
outreach program for sex offender awareness by providing for
educational outreach service to schools (public/private), community
groups and clergy. Such programs shall be operated at the community
level in a manner consistent with procedures set forth.

(i) alternative funding sources other than state, including local
government and private sources;

(ii) coordination of both private/public to provide educational
outreach programs;

(iii) long range development of services to be made available to the
schools, communities and clergy.

The board shall prepare an annual report to the governor and the
legislature, on or before the first of December of each year.

JUSTIFICATION:
This will provide for sex offender public awareness outreach programs
in local counties to provide education to our schools
(private/public) and community based organizations and clergy on the
issues related to the release of sex offenders back into society.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
A.1964 - S.5886 of 2006-08
2009-2010 S.387 Referred to Crime Victims, Crime and Corrections

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
Unknown.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
The ninetieth day after it shall become law, provided, however, that
any rules or regulations necessary for the timely
implementation of this
on its effective date shall be promulgated on or before such date.

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

                                   360

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  ROBACH -- 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 establishing the sex
  offender public awareness program

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

  Section  1. Section 168-l of the correction law is amended by adding a
new subdivision 6-a to read as follows:
  6-A.   THE BOARD SHALL  ESTABLISH  A  SEX  OFFENDER  PUBLIC  AWARENESS
PROGRAM.  (A)  THE BOARD SHALL ESTABLISH AN EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH PROGRAM
FOR  SEX  OFFENDER  AWARENESS  BY  PROVIDING  FOR  EDUCATIONAL  OUTREACH
SERVICES  TO SCHOOLS, COMMUNITY GROUPS, AND CLERGY.  SUCH PROGRAMS SHALL
BE OPERATED AT THE COMMUNITY LEVEL IN A MANNER  CONSISTENT  WITH  PROCE-
DURES SET FORTH IN THIS SECTION.
  (B) THE BOARD SHALL PROMULGATE RULES AND REGULATIONS NECESSARY FOR THE
IMPLEMENTATION  OF  SUCH  OUTREACH  PROGRAM,  AND  SHALL  BE DESIGNED TO
PROMOTE:
  (I) ALTERNATIVE FUNDING SOURCES OTHER THAN THE STATE, INCLUDING  LOCAL
GOVERNMENT AND PRIVATE SOURCES;
  (II) COORDINATION OF PUBLIC AND PRIVATE EFFORTS TO PROVIDE EDUCATIONAL
OUTREACH PROGRAMS; AND
  (III)  LONG  RANGE DEVELOPMENT OF SERVICES TO BE MADE AVAILABLE TO THE
SCHOOLS, COMMUNITIES, AND CLERGY.
  (C) THESE REGULATIONS SHALL ALSO PROVIDE FOR SERVICES  INCLUDING,  BUT
NOT  LIMITED  TO OUTREACH TO THE COMMUNITY AND EDUCATION AND TRAINING OF
LAW ENFORCEMENT AND OTHER CRIMINAL JUSTICE OFFICIALS TO ASSIST  IN  SUCH
EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH PROGRAM.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00234-01-1

S. 360                              2

  (D)  THE  BOARD SHALL PREPARE AN ANNUAL REPORT TO THE GOVERNOR AND THE
LEGISLATURE, ON OR BEFORE DECEMBER FIRST OF EACH YEAR ON  THE  PROGRAMS;
INCLUDING:
  (I) THE PROGRAMS FUNDED BY THE BOARD;
  (II)  OTHER  SOURCES  OF FUNDING FOR THE EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH PROGRAMS
PROVIDED IN THIS SECTION;
  (III) AN ASSESSMENT OF THE NECESSARY APPROPRIATIONS TO  THE  BOARD  TO
MEET THE REASONABLE NEEDS OF THE PROGRAMS UNDER THIS SECTION; AND
  (IV)  AN  ESTIMATE  OF  THE  REASONABLE  NEEDS OF PROGRAMS IN THE NEXT
FISCAL YEAR.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day  after  it  shall
have  become  a  law.    Effective  immediately any rules or regulations
necessary for the timely implementation of this  act  on  its  effective
date may be promulgated on or before such date.

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