senate Bill S2959A

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

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A718A
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, A1947, S4026
2009-2010: A7089, A7089
2007-2008: A7247, A7247
2013-2014: S2959A

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BILL NUMBER:S2959A

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

PURPOSE: This bill would prevent convicted level 1, 2, or 3 sex
offenders from residing within 1000 feet of a building 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 1000 feet of a building used
exclusively as an elementary or high school.

Section 2: Amends Section 168-f of the correction law to prevent
registered sex offenders who have already established a residence from
changing their place of residence to within 1000 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 1000 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 1000 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 children of the state and preventing them from becoming targets
of opportunity to criminals who already have proven themselves a
danger to children.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY; S.4026 (similar): Passed Senate 57-5

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

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

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

                                 2959--A

                       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 -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

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 ONE THOUSAND 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 ONE THOUSAND 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 ONE THOUSAND FEET OF A  BUILDING
USED  EXCLUSIVELY  AS A SCHOOL, THE MEASUREMENTS TO BE TAKEN IN STRAIGHT

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04254-02-3

S. 2959--A                          2

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.

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