senate Bill S512A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Requires the employment address of certain sex offenders to be reported to the division of criminal justice services

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 02, 2012 referred to correction
May 01, 2012 delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 22, 2012 advanced to third reading
Mar 21, 2012 2nd report cal.
Mar 20, 2012 1st report cal.431
Jan 13, 2012 print number 512a
amend and recommit to crime victims, crime and correction
Jan 04, 2012 referred to crime victims, crime and correction
Jan 05, 2011 referred to crime victims, crime and correction

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Mar 20, 2012 - Crime Victims, Crime and Correction committee Vote

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Crime Victims, Crime and Correction Committee Vote: Mar 20, 2012

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S512 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1201A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§168-f & 168-l, Cor L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S7492, A985

S512 - Bill Texts

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Requires the employment address of certain sex offenders to be reported to the division of criminal justice services.

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BILL NUMBER:S512

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the correction law, in relation to the employment address of
sex offenders

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
To authorize law enforcement to disseminate a Level 2 sex offenders
exact residence address and place of employment address to vulnerable
populations.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Section 1: Amends Section 168-b (e) of correction Law relating to the
file DCJS is required to maintain pursuant to the provisions of the
Sex Offender Registration Act to include a Level 2 sex offender's
employment address and/or expected place of employment.

Section 2: Amends Section 168-f (2) (b-1) of correction Law to require
a Level 2 sex offender to sign an employment verification form
stating that he or she continues to be employed at the same address
on each anniversary of such offender's initial registration date.

Section 3: Amends Section 168-f (4) of correction Law to require a sex
offender to notify DCJS within 10 days of any change in employment
address.

Section 4: Amends Section 168-1 (6-b) of Correction Law to authorize
appropriate law enforcement to release a Level 2 sex offender's exact
address and address of the offender's place of employment to
vulnerable populations.

Section 5: Effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:
Chapter 106 of the Laws of 2006 added moderate-risk Level 2 sex
offenders (in addition to current law's high-risk Level 3's) to the
Internet Sex Offender Subdirectory maintained by the Division of
Criminal Justice Services. When accessing this website, in addition
to a Level 2 sex offender's picture, the concerned public can now
obtain a Level 2 sex offender's exact home address and place of
employment address. However, the 2006 law failed to provide law
enforcement the authority to provide this essential information when
notifying vulnerable populations of a Level 2 sex offender's presence
in their communities. Under current law, law enforcement may only
provide a Level 2's zip code and is prohibited from releasing such
offender's employment address. This bill corrects this discrepancy by
making the same identifying information pertaining to Level 2 sex
offenders that is available to the general
public through DCJS's website (exact home address and employment
address) available to law enforcement for dissemination purposes.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2007: A.5415 02/15/2007 Referred to Correction
01/09/2008 Referred to
Correction O5/20/2008 Held for Consideration in Correction


S.7492/A.985 2009-2010 Referred to Crime Victims, Crime & Corrections

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect on the thirtieth 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
________________________________________________________________________

                                   512

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. MAZIARZ, JOHNSON -- 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 employment
  address of sex offenders

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

  Section  1.  Paragraph  (e)  of  subdivision 1 of section 168-b of the
correction law, as amended by chapter 10 of the laws of 2003, is amended
to read as follows:
  (e) If the sex offender has been given A LEVEL TWO OR  a  level  three
designation, such offender's employment address and/or expected place of
employment.
  S  2.  Paragraph  (b-1)  of  subdivision  2  of  section  168-f of the
correction law, as amended by chapter 10 of the laws of 2003, is amended
to read as follows:
  (b-1) If the sex offender has been given a LEVEL TWO OR A level  three
designation,  such  offender shall sign the verification form, and state
that he or she still is employed at the address  last  reported  to  the
division.
  S  3. Subdivision 4 of section 168-f of the correction law, as amended
by chapter 67 of the laws of 2008, is amended to read as follows:
  4. Any sex offender shall register with the division no later than ten
calendar days after any change of  address,  ANY  CHANGE  IN  EMPLOYMENT
ADDRESS,  internet  accounts with internet access providers belonging to
such offender, internet identifiers that such offender uses, or  his  or
her  status  of  enrollment,  attendance, employment or residence at any
institution of higher education. A fee of ten dollars, as authorized  by
subdivision  eight of section one hundred sixty-eight-b of this article,
shall be submitted by the sex offender each time such offender registers

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01268-01-1

S. 512                              2

any change of address or any change of his or her status of  enrollment,
attendance,  employment or residence at any institution of higher educa-
tion. Any failure or omission to  submit  the  required  fee  shall  not
affect the acceptance by the division of the change of address or change
of status.
  S 4. Paragraph (b) of subdivision 6 of section 168-l of the correction
law,  as  amended by chapter 106 of the laws of 2006, is amended to read
as follows:
  (b) If the risk of repeat offense is moderate, a level two designation
shall be given to such sex offender. In such case  the  law  enforcement
agency or agencies having jurisdiction and the law enforcement agency or
agencies  having  had  jurisdiction at the time of his or her conviction
shall be notified and may disseminate relevant information  which  shall
include  a  photograph  and  description  of  the offender and which may
include the exact name  and  any  aliases  used  by  the  sex  offender,
[approximate  address  based on sex offender's zip code,] EXACT ADDRESS,
ADDRESS OF THE OFFENDER'S PLACE OF  EMPLOYMENT,  background  information
including the offender's crime of conviction, mode 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 the description of special conditions imposed on the  offen-
der  to  any entity with vulnerable populations related to the nature of
the offense committed by such sex offender. Any entity receiving  infor-
mation on a sex offender may disclose or further disseminate such infor-
mation  at  its  discretion.  In addition, in such case, the information
described herein shall also be provided in the subdirectory  established
in  this  article  and  notwithstanding any other provision of law, such
information shall, upon request, be made available to the public.
  Such law enforcement agencies shall compile,  maintain  and  update  a
listing  of  vulnerable organizational entities within its jurisdiction.
Such listing shall be utilized for notification of such organizations in
disseminating such information on level two sex  offenders  pursuant  to
this  paragraph.  Such  listing  shall  include  and  not be limited to:
superintendents of schools or chief school  administrators,  superinten-
dents  of parks, public and private libraries, public and private school
bus transportation companies, day care centers,  nursery  schools,  pre-
schools,  neighborhood  watch  groups,  community centers, civic associ-
ations, nursing homes, victim's advocacy groups and places of worship.
  S 5. This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day  after  it  shall
have become a law.

Co-Sponsors

S512A (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1201A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§168-f & 168-l, Cor L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S7492, A985

S512A (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

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Requires the employment address of certain sex offenders to be reported to the division of criminal justice services.

view sponsor memo
BILL NUMBER:S512A

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the correction law, in relation to the employment address of
sex offenders

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
To authorize law enforcement to disseminate a Level 2 sex offenders
place of employment address to vulnerable populations.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Section 1: Amends Section 168-f (4) of correction Law to require a sex
offender to notify DCJS within 10 days of any change in employment
address.

Section 2: Amends Section 168-l (6-b) of Correction Law to authorize
appropriate law enforcement to release a Level 2 sex offender's exact
address and address of the offender's place of employment to
vulnerable populations.

Section 3: Effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:
Chapter 106 of the Laws of 2006 added moderate-risk Level 2 sex
offenders (in addition to current law's high-risk Level 3's) to the
Internet Sex Offender Subdirectory maintained by the Division of
Criminal Justice Services. When accessing this website, in addition
to a Level 2 sex offender's picture, the concerned public can now
obtain a Level 2 sex offender's exact home address and place of
employment address. However, the 2006 law failed to provide law
enforcement the authority to provide this essential information when
notifying vulnerable populations of a Level 2 sex offender's presence
in their communities. Under current law, law enforcement may only
provide a Level 2's zip code and is prohibited from releasing such
offender's employment address. This bill corrects this discrepancy by
making the same identifying information pertaining to Level 2 sex
offenders that is available to the general public through DCJS's
website available to law enforcement for dissemination purposes.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2007: A.5415 02/15/07 Referred to Correction 01/09/08 Referred to
Correction 05/20/08 Held for Consideration in Correction
S.7492/A.985 2009-10 Referred to Crime Victims, Crime & Corrections

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect on the thirtieth 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
________________________________________________________________________

                                 512--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. MAZIARZ, JOHNSON, LARKIN -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the  Committee  on  Crime
  Victims, Crime and Correction -- recommitted to the Committee on Crime
  Victims, Crime and Correction in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8
  --  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended
  and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the  correction  law,  in  relation  to  the  employment
  address of sex offenders

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

  Section 1.  Subdivision 4 of section 168-f of the correction  law,  as
amended  by  chapter  67  of  the  laws  of  2008, is amended to read as
follows:
  4. Any sex offender shall register with the division no later than ten
calendar days after any change of  address,  ANY  CHANGE  IN  EMPLOYMENT
ADDRESS,  internet  accounts with internet access providers belonging to
such offender, internet identifiers that such offender uses, or  his  or
her  status  of  enrollment,  attendance, employment or residence at any
institution of higher education. A fee of ten dollars, as authorized  by
subdivision  eight of section one hundred sixty-eight-b of this article,
shall be submitted by the sex offender each time such offender registers
any change of address or any change of his or her status of  enrollment,
attendance,  employment or residence at any institution of higher educa-
tion. Any failure or omission to  submit  the  required  fee  shall  not
affect the acceptance by the division of the change of address or change
of status.
  S 2. Paragraph (b) of subdivision 6 of section 168-l of the correction
law,  as  amended by chapter 513 of the laws of 2011, is amended to read
as follows:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01268-02-2

S. 512--A                           2

  (b) If the risk of repeat offense is moderate, a level two designation
shall be given to such sex offender. In such case  the  law  enforcement
agency or agencies having jurisdiction and the law enforcement agency or
agencies  having  had  jurisdiction at the time of his or her conviction
shall  be  notified and may disseminate relevant information which shall
include a photograph and description  of  the  offender  and  which  may
include  the  exact name and any aliases used by the sex offender, exact
address, ADDRESS OF  THE  OFFENDER'S  PLACE  OF  EMPLOYMENT,  background
information including the offender's crime of conviction, mode of opera-
tion,  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 the description of special conditions imposed on
the  offender  to  any entity with vulnerable populations related to the
nature of the offense committed by such sex offender. Any entity receiv-
ing information on a sex offender may disclose  or  further  disseminate
such  information  at  its  discretion.  In  addition, in such case, the
information described herein shall also be provided in the  subdirectory
established  in  this article and notwithstanding any other provision of
law, such information shall, upon request,  be  made  available  to  the
public.
  Such  law  enforcement  agencies  shall compile, maintain and update a
listing of vulnerable organizational entities within  its  jurisdiction.
Such listing shall be utilized for notification of such organizations in
disseminating  such  information  on level two sex offenders pursuant to
this paragraph. Such listing  shall  include  and  not  be  limited  to:
superintendents  of  schools or chief school administrators, superinten-
dents of parks, public and private libraries, public and private  school
bus  transportation  companies,  day care centers, nursery schools, pre-
schools, neighborhood watch groups,  community  centers,  civic  associ-
ations, nursing homes, victim's advocacy groups and places of worship.
  S  3.  This  act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall
have become a law.

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