senate Bill S1296

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Creates the New York state commission on sex offender supervision and management

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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
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Jan 04, 2012 referred to finance
Jan 06, 2011 referred to finance

S1296 - Details

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Current Committee:
Law Section:
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S3629, A3772

S1296 - Summary

Creates the New York state commission on sex offender supervision and management; such commission shall consist of thirteen members; the commission shall be required to make a report of its findings.

S1296 - Sponsor Memo

S1296 - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 6, 2011

Introduced  by  Sen.  DUANE  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance

AN ACT creating a temporary New York state commission  on  sex  offender
  supervision  and  management  and  providing  for  the  repeal of such
  provisions upon expiration thereof


  Section  1.  Legislative  findings  and intent. The legislature hereby
finds and declares that persons convicted of a  sex  offense  present  a
danger  to  the  public.  It  is  necessary that these offenders receive
appropriate supervision and treatment designed to  reduce  the  risk  of
re-offense  in  order  to  ensure  the safety, health and welfare of the
communities in which convicted sex  offenders  reside.  The  legislature
further  finds  that  New York's state prison system does not adequately
prepare inmates for a safe return to the community upon  the  completion
of  their  sentence.  Lack  of  treatment during incarceration creates a
threat to public  safety  by  increasing  the  likelihood  that  inmates
released to the community will be unable to successfully transition back
to society and therefore heightens the risk of re-offense. This is espe-
cially  true for sex offenders who often do not find appropriate housing
and treatment programs  in  the  community.  Further,  the  division  of
parole,  local  probation  departments  and social services agencies are
often unable to locate suitable housing  for  convicted  sex  offenders.
This  lack  of  housing has resulted in an unacceptable level of concen-
tration of sex offenders in certain residential areas.
  S 2. A temporary state commission, to be known as the New  York  state
commission  on  sex  offender  supervision  and  management, hereinafter
referred to as the commission, is hereby created to  examine,  evaluate,
and  make  recommendations  concerning  the  effectiveness  of  programs
involving inmates who are required to register as a sex offender  pursu-
ant  to  article 6-C of the correction law released from state and local

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


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