senate Bill S6231

Signed by Governor Amended

Requires the division of criminal justice services to include all sex crimes of an offender on the registered sex offender database

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor
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  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO CRIME VICTIMS, CRIME AND CORRECTION
  • 27 / Feb / 2014
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.200
  • 03 / Mar / 2014
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 04 / Mar / 2014
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 11 / Mar / 2014
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 11 / Mar / 2014
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 11 / Mar / 2014
    • REFERRED TO CORRECTION
  • 12 / May / 2014
    • RECALLED FROM ASSEMBLY
  • 12 / May / 2014
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 12 / May / 2014
    • VOTE RECONSIDERED - RESTORED TO THIRD READING
  • 12 / May / 2014
    • AMENDED ON THIRD READING 6231A
  • 21 / May / 2014
    • REPASSED SENATE
  • 21 / May / 2014
    • RETURNED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 21 / May / 2014
    • REFERRED TO CORRECTION
  • 11 / Jun / 2014
    • SUBSTITUTED FOR A6074A
  • 11 / Jun / 2014
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING RULES CAL.136
  • 11 / Jun / 2014
    • PASSED ASSEMBLY
  • 11 / Jun / 2014
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 10 / Nov / 2014
    • DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR
  • 21 / Nov / 2014
    • SIGNED CHAP.462

Summary

Requires the division of criminal justice services to include all sex crimes of an offender on the registered sex offender database.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S6231
S6231A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง168-q, Cor L

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BILL NUMBER:S6231

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the correction law, in relation to the
posting of registered sex offender's information

PURPOSE:

This bill changes the sex offender registry so that all crimes which
require registration under article six-c of the correction law appear
on said registry when a sex offender has been convicted in separate
incidences.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 of the bill amends section 168-q of the Correction Law to
make all crimes that require registration under article six-c of the
correction law available for public view in the sex offender registry.

Section 2 is the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:

Maintaining an up-to-date registry of sex offenders in the State is
necessary for the safety of all New Yorkers, A sex offender is any
person who commits an offense and is convicted of said offense under.
subdivision 2 or 3 of section 168-a of the Sex Offender Registration
Act. This act has helped local law enforcement agencies, as well as
the community, by having offenders register their names, current
addresses, and photographs with the State. However, while the current
registry holds much valuable information on sex offenders, it does not
always include all sexual offenses for which the offender has been
convicted. For example, currently, if a person were to be convicted of
third degree sexual abuse and first degree rape in two separate
incidences, only the most recent crime would appear in the registry.
These are two very different crimes with different levels of severity.
However, if a neighbor was to check the online sex offender registry,
he or she would have no way of knowing about the older rape
conviction. This bill would make available for public view all prior
convictions which require registration in the sex offender registry.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

New Bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth 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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  6231

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 8, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. MAZIARZ -- 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 posting of regis-
  tered sex offender's information

  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  ALL  CRIMES  THAT REQUIRE REGISTRATION UNDER ARTICLE SIX-C OF
THE CORRECTION LAW FOR WHICH the sex [offender's  crime  of  conviction]
OFFENDER  HAS BEEN CONVICTED, modus of operation, type of victim target-
ed, 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 categor-
ized by county and zip code. Such subdirectory shall be  made  available
at  all  times on the internet via the division homepage. 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 one hundred twentieth day after
it shall have become a law.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07245-02-3

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