senate Bill S5288A

Requires website providing sex offender registry information to be searchable by the zip code of a registrant's employment

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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
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  • 03 / May / 2011
    • REFERRED TO CRIME VICTIMS, CRIME AND CORRECTION
  • 13 / Jun / 2011
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 14 / Jun / 2011
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1248
  • 14 / Jun / 2011
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 14 / Jun / 2011
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 14 / 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
  • 23 / Jan / 2012
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO CRIME VICTIMS, CRIME AND CORRECTION
  • 23 / Jan / 2012
    • PRINT NUMBER 5288A
  • 07 / Mar / 2012
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • 13 / Jun / 2012
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 13 / Jun / 2012
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1236
  • 13 / Jun / 2012
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 13 / Jun / 2012
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 13 / Jun / 2012
    • REFERRED TO CORRECTION

Summary

Requires websites providing sex offender registry information to be searchable by the zip code of a registrant's employment.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10740
Versions:
S5288
S5288A
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง168-q, Cor L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2009-2010: S621, S3127A, S621
2011-2012: A10740, S288A
2007-2008: S3168

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BILL NUMBER:S5288A

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the correction law, in relation to information contained in the
sex offender registry

PURPOSE:
Requires the Division of Criminal Justice Services' (DCJS) website
that provides sex offender registry information to be searchable by
the zip code of a registrant's employment.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section one amends subdivision 1 of section 168-q of the correction
law as amended by chapter 532 of the laws of 2011.

JUSTIFICATION:
While government has taken major actions to inform the public that a
convicted registered sex offender is living in their neighborhood,
there is currently no way for parents, guardians and those who care
for children that a convicted registered sex offender may be working
in their community. This legislation corrects a loop hole in the
current law that will disclose to the public that not only if a
convicted registered sex offender is living in their neighborhood but
if they are also working in their community. This measure will
protect children and adult victims by enhancing parents, guardians
and those who care for children to be aware that a convicted
registered sex offender is in their community.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2011: S.5288 - Passed Senate/Referred to Corrections
2010: S.621 - Referred to Crime Victims/A.7808 -
Referred to Correction
2009: S.621 - Referred to Crime Victims/A.7808 -
Referred to Correction
2008: S.6445 - Passed Senate
2007: S.6445 - Referred to Rules

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
90 days after enactment.

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

                                 5288--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 3, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LANZA  -- 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 information contained
  in the sex offender registry

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision  1 of section 168-q of the correction law, as
amended by chapter 532 of the laws  of  2011,  is  amended  to  read  as
follows:
  1.  The  division shall maintain a subdirectory of level two and three
sex offenders. The subdirectory shall include the exact address, address
of the offender's place of employment and photograph of the sex offender
along with the  following  information,  if  available:  name,  physical
description,   age  and  distinctive  markings.  Background  information
including the sex offender's crime of conviction,  modus  of  operation,
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 a description of special conditions imposed on
the sex offender shall also be included. The subdirectory shall have sex
offender listings categorized by county and zip code. Such  subdirectory
shall  be  made  available at all times on the internet via the division
homepage.   THE INFORMATION  CONTAINED  IN  THE  SUBDIRECTORY  SHALL  BE
SEARCHABLE  VIA  THE  INTERNET  BY  THE ZIP CODE FOR BOTH THE OFFENDER'S
RESIDENCE ADDRESS AND HIS OR HER PLACE OF  EMPLOYMENT.  Any  person  may
apply to the division to receive automated e-mail notifications whenever
a  new  or updated subdirectory registration occurs in a geographic area
specified by such person. The division shall furnish such service at  no

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03663-02-1

S. 5288--A                          2

charge  to  such person, who shall request e-mail notification by county
and/or zip code on forms developed and provided by the division.  E-mail
notification is limited to three geographic areas per e-mail account.
  S  2.  This  act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall
have become a law.

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