senate Bill S5288A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

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

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 13, 2012 referred to correction
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1236
committee discharged and committed to rules
Mar 07, 2012 reported and committed to finance
Jan 23, 2012 print number 5288a
amend and recommit to crime victims, crime and correction
Jan 04, 2012 referred to crime victims, crime and correction
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 14, 2011 referred to correction
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1248
Jun 13, 2011 committee discharged and committed to rules
May 03, 2011 referred to crime victims, crime and correction

Votes

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Jun 13, 2012 - Rules committee Vote

S5288A
21
2
committee
21
Aye
2
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Mar 7, 2012 - Crime Victims, Crime and Correction committee Vote

S5288A
11
0
committee
11
Aye
0
Nay
3
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Crime Victims, Crime and Correction Committee Vote: Mar 7, 2012

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Jun 14, 2011 - Rules committee Vote

S5288
20
2
committee
20
Aye
2
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Bill Amendments

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S5288 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10740
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §168-q, Cor L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S621, S3127A
2011-2012: A10740

S5288 - Bill Texts

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

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BILL NUMBER:S5288

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 478 of the laws of 2009 to require the DCJS
website relating to registered sex offenders to require the
subdirectory to be searchable via the internet by the zip code for
both the offender's residence address and their place of employment.

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 loopbole 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:
2010: S.621 - Referred to Crime Victims/A.7808 - 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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  5288

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 3, 2011
                               ___________

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  478  of  the  laws  of 2009, 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. A copy of the
subdirectory shall annually be  distributed  to  the  offices  of  local
village,  town,  city,  county  or  state  law  enforcement agencies for
purposes of public  access.    The  division  shall  distribute  monthly
updates to the offices of local village, town, city, county or state law
enforcement  agencies  for  purposes  of public access. Such departments
shall require that a person in writing provide their  name  and  address
prior  to  viewing  the  subdirectory.  Any  information identifying the
victim by name, birth date, address or  relation  to  the  sex  offender
shall  be  excluded  from  the  subdirectory distributed for purposes of
public access. The subdirectory provided for  herein  shall  be  updated

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03663-01-1

S. 5288                             2

monthly  to maintain its efficiency and usefulness and shall be computer
accessible. 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.

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S5288A (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10740
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §168-q, Cor L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S621, S3127A
2011-2012: A10740

S5288A (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

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

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BILL NUMBER:S5288A

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:
2011: S.5288 - Passed Senate/Referred to Corrections
2010: S.621 - Referred to Crime Victims/A.7808 -
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
________________________________________________________________________

                                 5288--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 3, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LANZA  -- 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 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

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03663-02-1

S. 5288--A                          2

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.

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