senate Bill S1020

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Prohibits level three sex offenders from living in college housing

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Mar 18, 2014 referred to correction
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 04, 2014 advanced to third reading
Mar 03, 2014 2nd report cal.
Feb 27, 2014 1st report cal.194
Jan 08, 2014 referred to crime victims, crime and correction
returned to senate
died in assembly
Mar 05, 2013 referred to correction
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Feb 28, 2013 advanced to third reading
Feb 27, 2013 2nd report cal.
Feb 12, 2013 1st report cal.84
Jan 09, 2013 referred to crime victims, crime and correction

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Feb 27, 2014 - Crime Victims, Crime and Correction committee Vote

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Crime Victims, Crime and Correction Committee Vote: Feb 27, 2014

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Feb 12, 2013 - Crime Victims, Crime and Correction committee Vote

S1020
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S1020 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3818
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§168-f & 168-t, Cor L; amd §65.10, Pen L; amd §259-c, Exec L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S4560A, S1020
2009-2010: S4667

S1020 - Bill Texts

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Prohibits level three sex offenders from living in college housing.

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BILL NUMBER:S1020

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the correction law, the penal law and
the executive law, in relation to prohibiting level three sex
offenders from living in college housing

PURPOSE:
This bill is intended to protect college students from dangerous sex
offenders who may be residing in college dormitories with them.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 168-f of the correction Law is amended to prohibit level 3 sex
offenders from residing in student housing on the campus of any
institution of higher education. Section 168-t of the correction Law
is amended to make it a crime for any sex offender to violate such
prohibition. Section 65.10 of the Penal law makes the same
prohibition on level 3 sex offenders as a condition of probation.
Section 259-c of the Executive law is amended to make the same
prohibition as a condition of parole for level 3 sex offenders.

JUSTIFICATION:
Students in college housing generally live in very close quarters,
keep different hours and are often living on their own for the first
time in their lives. In many respects, their safety is compromised
when they share living space with people they do not know anything
about.

According to the U.S. Department of Education, in 2004, there were
2,673 sex offenses and 3,009 assaults on college campuses. These
numbers include only those cases that have been reported and most
likely comprise only a portion of all sexual assaults on campuses.
Yet they still signify an unacceptable rate and require that as a
legislature, we need to take whatever measures we can to provide a
greater degree of safety for our students.

Recent cases of sex offenders discovered residing on college campuses
is enough reason for us to add college housing to the places sex
offenders should not be residing.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2008 Passed Senate
2011 Passed Senate
2012 Passed Senate

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
Immediately.

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

                                  1020

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  ROBACH -- 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, the penal law and the executive law,
  in  relation  to  prohibiting level three sex offenders from living in
  college housing

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

  Section  1.  Paragraph  (b-1) of subdivision 2 of section 168-f of the
correction law, as amended by chapter  532  of  the  laws  of  2011,  is
amended to read as follows:
  (b-1)  If  the sex offender has been given a level two or three desig-
nation, such offender shall sign the verification form, and  state  that
he  or  she  still is employed at the address last reported to the divi-
sion.  IF A SEX OFFENDER HAS BEEN GIVEN A LEVEL THREE DESIGNATION,  SUCH
OFFENDER SHALL NOT RESIDE IN STUDENT HOUSING OF ANY INSTITUTION OF HIGH-
ER EDUCATION.
  S 2. Section 168-t of the correction law, as amended by chapter 373 of
the laws of 2007, is amended to read as follows:
  S  168-t.  Penalty. Any sex offender required to register or to verify
pursuant to the provisions of this article  who  fails  to  register  or
verify  in  the  manner and within the time periods provided for in this
article shall be guilty of a class E  felony  upon  conviction  for  the
first  offense,  and  upon conviction for a second or subsequent offense
shall be guilty of a class D felony. Any sex offender who  violates  the
provisions  of  section one hundred sixty-eight-v of this article OR THE
PROVISIONS OF PARAGRAPH (B-1) OF SUBDIVISION TWO OF SECTION ONE  HUNDRED
SIXTY-EIGHT-F  OF THIS ARTICLE CONCERNING THE PROHIBITION ON RESIDING IN
STUDENT HOUSING OF ANY INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION shall  be  guilty
of a class A misdemeanor upon conviction for the first offense, and upon

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05490-01-3

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conviction for a second or subsequent offense shall be guilty of a class
D  felony.  Any such failure to register or verify may also be the basis
for revocation of parole pursuant to section two hundred fifty-nine-i of
the  executive  law or the basis for revocation of probation pursuant to
article four hundred ten of the criminal procedure law.
  S 3. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 4-a of section 65.10  of  the  penal
law, as amended by chapter 67 of the laws of 2008, is amended to read as
follows:
  (a)  When  imposing  a  sentence of probation or conditional discharge
upon a person convicted of an offense defined  in  article  one  hundred
thirty, two hundred thirty-five or two hundred sixty-three of this chap-
ter, or section 255.25, 255.26 or 255.27 of this chapter, and the victim
of  such  offense  was  under  the  age  of eighteen at the time of such
offense or such person has been designated a level  three  sex  offender
pursuant to subdivision six of section [168-l] ONE HUNDRED SIXTY-EIGHT-L
of the correction law, the court shall require, as a mandatory condition
of  such sentence, that such sentenced offender shall refrain from know-
ingly entering into or upon any school grounds, as that term is  defined
in  subdivision fourteen of section 220.00 of this chapter, or any other
facility or institution primarily used for  the  care  or  treatment  of
persons  under  the  age  of  eighteen while one or more of such persons
under the age of eighteen are present, provided however, that when  such
sentenced offender is a registered student or participant or an employee
of such facility or institution or entity contracting therewith or has a
family  member  enrolled in such facility or institution, such sentenced
offender may, with the written authorization of  his  or  her  probation
officer  or  the  court and the superintendent or chief administrator of
such facility, institution or grounds, enter such facility,  institution
or  upon  such  grounds  for  the  limited  purposes  authorized  by the
probation officer or the court and superintendent or chief officer. IF A
SEX OFFENDER HAS BEEN GIVEN A LEVEL  THREE  DESIGNATION,  SUCH  OFFENDER
SHALL  NOT RESIDE IN STUDENT HOUSING OF ANY INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCA-
TION. Nothing in this subdivision shall be construed as restricting  any
lawful  condition  of  supervision that may be imposed on such sentenced
offender.
  S 4. Subdivision 14 of section 259-c of the executive law, as  amended
by  section  38-b  of  subpart  A of part C of chapter 62 of the laws of
2011, is amended to read as follows:
  14. notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary,  where
a  person  serving  a  sentence  for  an  offense defined in article one
hundred thirty, one hundred thirty-five or two  hundred  sixty-three  of
the  penal  law or section 255.25, 255.26 or 255.27 of the penal law and
the victim of such offense was under the age of eighteen at the time  of
such offense or such person has been designated a level three sex offen-
der  pursuant to subdivision six of section one hundred sixty-eight-l of
the correction law, is released  on  parole  or  conditionally  released
pursuant  to  subdivision  one  or  two of this section, the board shall
require, as a mandatory condition of such release, that  such  sentenced
offender  shall  refrain from knowingly entering into or upon any school
grounds, as that term is defined  in  subdivision  fourteen  of  section
220.00  of the penal law, or any other facility or institution primarily
used for the care or treatment of persons  under  the  age  of  eighteen
while one or more of such persons under the age of eighteen are present,
provided  however,  that  when  such  sentenced offender is a registered
student or participant or an employee of such facility or institution or
entity contracting therewith or has a family  member  enrolled  in  such

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facility  or  institution, such sentenced offender may, with the written
authorization of his or her parole officer  and  the  superintendent  or
chief administrator of such facility, institution or grounds, enter such
facility,  institution  or  upon  such  grounds for the limited purposes
authorized by the parole officer and superintendent or chief officer. IF
A SEX OFFENDER HAS BEEN GIVEN A LEVEL THREE DESIGNATION,  SUCH  OFFENDER
SHALL  NOT RESIDE IN STUDENT HOUSING OF ANY INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCA-
TION. Nothing in this subdivision shall be construed as restricting  any
lawful  condition  of  supervision that may be imposed on such sentenced
offender.
  S 5. This act shall take effect immediately.

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