senate Bill S512A

Requires the employment address of certain sex offenders to be reported to the division of criminal justice services

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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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  • 05 / Jan / 2011
    • REFERRED TO CRIME VICTIMS, CRIME AND CORRECTION
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO CRIME VICTIMS, CRIME AND CORRECTION
  • 13 / Jan / 2012
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO CRIME VICTIMS, CRIME AND CORRECTION
  • 13 / Jan / 2012
    • PRINT NUMBER 512A
  • 20 / Mar / 2012
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.431
  • 21 / Mar / 2012
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 22 / Mar / 2012
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 01 / May / 2012
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 01 / May / 2012
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 02 / May / 2012
    • REFERRED TO CORRECTION

Summary

Requires the employment address of certain sex offenders to be reported to the division of criminal justice services.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1201A
Versions:
S512
S512A
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง168-f & 168-l, Cor L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2009-2010: S7492, A985
2007-2008: A5415, A5415

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BILL NUMBER:S512A

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the correction law, in relation to the employment address of
sex offenders

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
To authorize law enforcement to disseminate a Level 2 sex offenders
place of employment address to vulnerable populations.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Section 1: Amends Section 168-f (4) of correction Law to require a sex
offender to notify DCJS within 10 days of any change in employment
address.

Section 2: Amends Section 168-l (6-b) of Correction Law to authorize
appropriate law enforcement to release a Level 2 sex offender's exact
address and address of the offender's place of employment to
vulnerable populations.

Section 3: Effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:
Chapter 106 of the Laws of 2006 added moderate-risk Level 2 sex
offenders (in addition to current law's high-risk Level 3's) to the
Internet Sex Offender Subdirectory maintained by the Division of
Criminal Justice Services. When accessing this website, in addition
to a Level 2 sex offender's picture, the concerned public can now
obtain a Level 2 sex offender's exact home address and place of
employment address. However, the 2006 law failed to provide law
enforcement the authority to provide this essential information when
notifying vulnerable populations of a Level 2 sex offender's presence
in their communities. Under current law, law enforcement may only
provide a Level 2's zip code and is prohibited from releasing such
offender's employment address. This bill corrects this discrepancy by
making the same identifying information pertaining to Level 2 sex
offenders that is available to the general public through DCJS's
website available to law enforcement for dissemination purposes.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2007: A.5415 02/15/07 Referred to Correction 01/09/08 Referred to
Correction 05/20/08 Held for Consideration in Correction
S.7492/A.985 2009-10 Referred to Crime Victims, Crime & Corrections

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall have
become a law.

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

                                 512--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. MAZIARZ, JOHNSON, LARKIN -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the  Committee  on  Crime
  Victims, Crime and Correction -- recommitted to the Committee on Crime
  Victims, Crime and Correction in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8
  --  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended
  and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the  correction  law,  in  relation  to  the  employment
  address of sex offenders

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

  Section 1.  Subdivision 4 of section 168-f of the correction  law,  as
amended  by  chapter  67  of  the  laws  of  2008, is amended to read as
follows:
  4. Any sex offender shall register with the division no later than ten
calendar days after any change of  address,  ANY  CHANGE  IN  EMPLOYMENT
ADDRESS,  internet  accounts with internet access providers belonging to
such offender, internet identifiers that such offender uses, or  his  or
her  status  of  enrollment,  attendance, employment or residence at any
institution of higher education. A fee of ten dollars, as authorized  by
subdivision  eight of section one hundred sixty-eight-b of this article,
shall be submitted by the sex offender each time such offender registers
any change of address or any change of his or her status of  enrollment,
attendance,  employment or residence at any institution of higher educa-
tion. Any failure or omission to  submit  the  required  fee  shall  not
affect the acceptance by the division of the change of address or change
of status.
  S 2. Paragraph (b) of subdivision 6 of section 168-l of the correction
law,  as  amended by chapter 513 of the laws of 2011, is amended to read
as follows:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01268-02-2

S. 512--A                           2

  (b) If the risk of repeat offense is moderate, a level two designation
shall be given to such sex offender. In such case  the  law  enforcement
agency or agencies having jurisdiction and the law enforcement agency or
agencies  having  had  jurisdiction at the time of his or her conviction
shall  be  notified and may disseminate relevant information which shall
include a photograph and description  of  the  offender  and  which  may
include  the  exact name and any aliases used by the sex offender, exact
address, ADDRESS OF  THE  OFFENDER'S  PLACE  OF  EMPLOYMENT,  background
information including the offender's crime of conviction, mode of opera-
tion,  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 the description of special conditions imposed on
the  offender  to  any entity with vulnerable populations related to the
nature of the offense committed by such sex offender. Any entity receiv-
ing information on a sex offender may disclose  or  further  disseminate
such  information  at  its  discretion.  In  addition, in such case, the
information described herein shall also be provided in the  subdirectory
established  in  this article and notwithstanding any other provision of
law, such information shall, upon request,  be  made  available  to  the
public.
  Such  law  enforcement  agencies  shall compile, maintain and update a
listing of vulnerable organizational entities within  its  jurisdiction.
Such listing shall be utilized for notification of such organizations in
disseminating  such  information  on level two sex offenders pursuant to
this paragraph. Such listing  shall  include  and  not  be  limited  to:
superintendents  of  schools or chief school administrators, superinten-
dents of parks, public and private libraries, public and private  school
bus  transportation  companies,  day care centers, nursery schools, pre-
schools, neighborhood watch groups,  community  centers,  civic  associ-
ations, nursing homes, victim's advocacy groups and places of worship.
  S  3.  This  act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall
have become a law.

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