senate Bill S4652

Provides that local commissioners of social services shall notify law enforcement agencies when a homeless sex offender is placed in temporary emergency housing

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  • 14 / Apr / 2011
    • REFERRED TO SOCIAL SERVICES
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO SOCIAL SERVICES

Summary

Provides that the commissioner of social services for Suffolk county shall notify local law enforcement agencies when a homeless sex offender is placed in temporary emergency housing.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7049
Versions:
S4652
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Senate Social Services
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §136, Soc Serv L; amd §168-f, Cor L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2009-2010: S5496A, A7502A
2007-2008: S5526, A7819

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BILL NUMBER:S4652

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the social services law and the correction law, in relation to
temporary emergency housing for sex offenders

PURPOSE:
To insure that local law enforcement agencies of Suffolk
County are notified of the names and addresses of sex offenders who
are placed in temporary emergency housing by County Department of
Social Services.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Adds a new subdivision 6 of section 136 of the
Social Services Law and a new subdivision 7 of section 168-f of the
Correction Law which will require Social Services departments to
notify local law enforcement agencies, of Suffolk County, within 24
hours of placing a sexual offender in temporary emergency housing in
that community.

EXISTING LAW:
Section 168-f of the Correction Law
requires that sexual
offenders register with local law enforcement agencies within 10 days
of moving. County Departments of Social Services temporarily house
homeless people at different locations and in some cases in mobile
units that are moved from community to community. It is claimed that
confidentiality imposed by section 131 of the Social Services Law
restricts a social services agency from divulging that a sexual
offender is being housed in such a unit.

JUSTIFICATION:
When the County Departments of Social Services house
sexual offenders temporary emergency housing, often at various
locations, local law enforcement authorities should be made aware of
the names and whereabouts of those offenders. This bill requires the
Suffolk County Social Services Commissioner to provide that
information within twenty-four hours of a placement.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2009-10: A.7502A/S.5496A - Remained in Social Services Committee
2008: A.7819 - Held for consideration in Assembly Corrections
Committee

FISCAL IMPACT ON THE STATE:
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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  4652

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 14, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  ZELDIN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Social Services

AN ACT to amend the social services  law  and  the  correction  law,  in
  relation to temporary emergency housing for sex offenders

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

  Section 1. Section 136 of the social services law is amended by adding
a new subdivision 6 to read as follows:
  6. NOTWITHSTANDING THE PROVISIONS OF SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS  SECTION,
IN THE EVENT THAT THE COMMISSIONER OF SOCIAL SERVICES FOR SUFFOLK COUNTY
PLACES  A  HOMELESS  SEX  OFFENDER  INTO ANY FORM OF TEMPORARY EMERGENCY
HOUSING, SUCH COMMISSIONER SHALL, WITHIN TWENTY-FOUR HOURS,  NOTIFY  THE
LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY AND PROVIDE THE NAME AND ADDRESS OF THE SEX
OFFENDER BEING PLACED.
  S  2.  Section  168-f of the correction law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 7 to read as follows:
  7. IN THE EVENT THAT THE COMMISSIONER OF SOCIAL SERVICES  FOR  SUFFOLK
COUNTY  PLACES  A HOMELESS SEX OFFENDER INTO ANY FORM OF TEMPORARY EMER-
GENCY HOUSING, SUCH COMMISSIONER SHALL, WITHIN TWENTY-FOUR HOURS, NOTIFY
THE LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY AND PROVIDE THE NAME AND ADDRESS OF THE
SEX OFFENDER BEING PLACED.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08177-01-1

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