senate Bill S4165

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

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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  • 12 / Mar / 2013
    • REFERRED TO CRIME VICTIMS, CRIME AND CORRECTION
  • 20 / May / 2013
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • 04 / Jun / 2013
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.1003
  • 05 / Jun / 2013
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 10 / Jun / 2013
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 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
  • 03 / Jun / 2014
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • 11 / Jun / 2014
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 11 / Jun / 2014
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1292
  • 11 / Jun / 2014
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 11 / Jun / 2014
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 11 / Jun / 2014
    • 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:
A6166
Versions:
S4165
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง168-q, Cor L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2011-2012: S5288A, S5288A
2009-2010: S621, S621

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BILL NUMBER:S4165

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: 2012: S.5288 - Passed Senate/Referred to
Corrections 2011: S.5288 - Passed Senate/Referred to Corrections 2010:
S.621 - Referred to Crime Victims/A.7608 -
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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  4165

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 12, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LANZA  -- 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 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
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.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05505-01-3

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