senate Bill S2959

Amended

Restricts a registered sex offender from residing within 1000 feet of a school

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Bill Status


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 25 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO CRIME VICTIMS, CRIME AND CORRECTION
  • 29 / May / 2013
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO CRIME VICTIMS, CRIME AND CORRECTION
  • 29 / May / 2013
    • PRINT NUMBER 2959A
  • 10 / Jun / 2013
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 10 / Jun / 2013
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1181
  • 11 / Jun / 2013
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 11 / Jun / 2013
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 11 / Jun / 2013
    • REFERRED TO CORRECTION
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • DIED IN ASSEMBLY
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO CRIME VICTIMS, CRIME AND CORRECTION

Summary

Restricts a registered sex offender from residing within 1000 feet of a school.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S2959
S2959A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Crime Victims, Crime And Correction
Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง168-c, 168-f & 168-k, Cor L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2011-2012: S4026
2009-2010: A7089
2007-2008: A7247

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BILL NUMBER:S2959

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the correction law, in relation to the
residence of a sex offender

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill would prevent convicted
level 1, 2, or 3 sex offenders from residing within 500 feet of a build-
ing used exclusively as an elementary or high school.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1: Amends Section 168-c of the correction law to prevent any
convicted sex offender who has been released or discharged from a
correctional facility, hospital, or local correctional facility or
placed on probation from residing within 500 feet of a building used
exclusively as an elementary or high school.

Section 2: Amends Section 168-f of the correction law to prevent regis-
tered sex offenders who have already established a residence from chang-
ing their place of residence to within 500 feet of a building used
exclusively as an elementary or high school.

Section 3: Amends Section 168-k of the correction law to prevent any sex
offender who has established residence within the state from residing
within 500 feet of a building used exclusively as an elementary or high
school.

Section 4: Contains the effective date

JUSTIFICATION: This bill is designed to give children a further buffer
from sexual offenders by preventing already convicted offenders from
residing within 500 feet of a school. Studies have shown that recidivism
rates for sex offenders are higher than ninety percent. The enactment of
this bill is a necessary step towards ensuring the safety of the chil-
dren of the state and preventing them from becoming targets of opportu-
nity to criminals who already have proven themselves a danger to chil-
dren.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: S.4026 of 2012: Referred to Crime Victims, Crime &
Correction both years

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: The first of November next succeeding the date the bill
becomes law.

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

                                  2959

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 25, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  GOLDEN -- 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 the residence of a
  sex offender

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

  Section  1. Section 168-c of the correction law is amended by adding a
new subdivision 2-a to read as follows:
  2-A. NO SEX OFFENDER RELEASED OR DISCHARGED FROM A CORRECTIONAL FACIL-
ITY, HOSPITAL OR LOCAL CORRECTIONAL  FACILITY  OR  PLACED  ON  PROBATION
SHALL  RESIDE WITHIN FIVE HUNDRED FEET OF A BUILDING USED EXCLUSIVELY AS
A SCHOOL, THE MEASUREMENTS TO BE TAKEN IN STRAIGHT LINES FROM THE CENTER
OF  THE NEAREST ENTRANCE OF THE RESIDENCE TO THE CENTER OF  THE  NEAREST
ENTRANCE OF SUCH SCHOOL.
  S  2.  Section  168-f of the correction law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 4-a to read as follows:
  4-A. A SEX OFFENDER, AFTER HIS OR HER  DISCHARGE,  PAROLE  OR  RELEASE
FROM  ANY  CORRECTIONAL  FACILITY, HOSPITAL OR LOCAL FACILITY OR WHO WAS
PLACED ON PROBATION AND WHO HAS ESTABLISHED A RESIDENCE SHALL NOT CHANGE
SAID RESIDENCE SO AS TO RESIDE WITHIN FIVE HUNDRED FEET  OF  A  BUILDING
USED  EXCLUSIVELY  AS A SCHOOL, THE MEASUREMENTS TO BE TAKEN IN STRAIGHT
LINES FROM THE CENTER OF THE NEAREST ENTRANCE OF THE  RESIDENCE  TO  THE
CENTER OF THE NEAREST ENTRANCE OF SUCH SCHOOL.
  S  3.  Section  168-k of the correction law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 5 to read as follows:
  5. A SEX OFFENDER WHO HAS ESTABLISHED RESIDENCE IN THIS STATE PURSUANT
TO THIS SECTION SHALL NOT RESIDE WITHIN FIVE HUNDRED FEET OF A  BUILDING
USED  EXCLUSIVELY  AS A SCHOOL, THE MEASUREMENTS TO BE TAKEN IN STRAIGHT
LINES FROM THE CENTER OF THE NEAREST ENTRANCE OF THE  RESIDENCE  TO  THE
CENTER OF THE NEAREST ENTRANCE OF SUCH SCHOOL.
  S 4. 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.
                                                           LBD04254-01-3

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