senate Bill S7503

Relates to prohibiting sex offenders from residing in community residences

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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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  • 15 / May / 2014
    • REFERRED TO CRIME VICTIMS, CRIME AND CORRECTION
  • 09 / Jun / 2014
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 09 / Jun / 2014
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1223
  • 10 / Jun / 2014
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 10 / Jun / 2014
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 10 / Jun / 2014
    • REFERRED TO CORRECTION

Summary

Prohibits sex offenders from residing in community residences.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9724
Versions:
S7503
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง168-ee, Cor L

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S7503

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the correction law, in relation to
prohibiting sex offenders from residing in community homes

PURPOSE AND JUSTIFICATION: This bill would prohibit sex offenders, who
are required to be registered pursuant to the Corrections Law, from
residing in a community residence. The residents of our community resi-
dences with mental disabilities are some of the most vulnerable individ-
uals in our state. Although the community residences provide oversight
and supervision in these homes, it is inappropriate that registered sex
offenders, who have been determined to have committed sex crimes, should
be placed in close and continual proximity to reside with these most
vulnerable individuals who deserve the best care and protection that we
can provide.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 - adds a new section 168-ee to the
Corrections Law which provides that any sex offender registered pursuant
to Article 6-C of the Corrections Law shall be prohibited from residing
in a community residence, which, for the purposes of this section, is
defined as any facility operated by or subject to licensure by the
Office of Mental Health or the Office for People with Developmental
Disabilities which provides a supervised residence or residential
respite services for individuals with mental disabilities.

Section 2 - of the bill provides for an immediate effective date.

EXISTING LAW: Currently, registered sex offenders are permitted to
reside in community residences.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

LOCAL IMPACT: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: The bill would take effect immediately.

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

                                  7503

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 15, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  RANZENHOFER -- 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 prohibiting sex
  offenders from residing in community homes

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

  Section  1. The correction law is amended by adding a new section 168-
ee to read as follows:
  S 168-EE. COMMUNITY RESIDENCES. ANY SEX OFFENDER  REGISTERED  PURSUANT
TO  THIS  ARTICLE SHALL BE PROHIBITED FROM RESIDING IN A COMMUNITY RESI-
DENCE. A COMMUNITY RESIDENCE, FOR PURPOSES OF  THIS  SECTION,  SHALL  BE
DEFINED  AS  ANY  FACILITY  OPERATED  BY  OR SUBJECT TO LICENSURE BY THE
OFFICE OF MENTAL HEALTH OR THE  OFFICE  FOR  PEOPLE  WITH  DEVELOPMENTAL
DISABILITIES  WHICH  PROVIDES  A  SUPERVISED  RESIDENCE  OR  RESIDENTIAL
RESPITE SERVICES FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH MENTAL DISABILITIES.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.






 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD15206-01-4

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