senate Bill S1437

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Provides that any person who knowingly harbors, houses or employs a defaulting sex offender and who fails to contact law enforcement regarding the offender is guilty

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Mar 18, 2014 referred to correction
Mar 17, 2014 delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 04, 2014 advanced to third reading
Mar 03, 2014 2nd report cal.
Feb 27, 2014 1st report cal.195
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.86
Jan 09, 2013 referred to crime victims, crime and correction

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

S1437
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committee
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Aye
3
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Crime Victims, Crime and Correction Committee Vote: Feb 27, 2014

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

S1437
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committee
9
Aye
4
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Crime Victims, Crime and Correction Committee Vote: Feb 12, 2013

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S1437 - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง168-ii, Cor L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S3220
2009-2010: S2988

S1437 - Bill Texts

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Provides that any person who knowingly harbors, houses or employs a sex offender who has failed to register or verify address and employment, and who fails to contact his or her local law enforcement agency regarding such sex offender is guilty of a class A misdemeanor.

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BILL NUMBER:S1437

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the correction law, in relation to knowingly harboring a sex
offender who has failed to register or verify

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1 adds a new section 168-ii
that provides that any person who knowingly harbors, houses or
employs a sex offender required to register or verify residence or
employment pursuant to Section 168 of the Corrections Law, who has
failed to register or verify as required by law, and fails to notify
his or her local law enforcement agency as to the location of such
offender, shall be guilty of an A misdemeanor.

Section 2 provides that the act shall take effect on January first
next succeeding the date upon which it shall have become law.

PURPOSE AND JUSTIFICATION:
The recent abduction and murder of Jessica
Lunsford in Florida has again reminded us of the possibility of
recidivism for those convicted of sex offenses, as well as the
problem of dealing with those who protect convicted sex offenders who
they know have not registered with the Division of Criminal Justice
Services. Officials in Florida report that they twice interviewed
persons in the house where the accused murderer was living, yet those
persons never divulged that the suspect was living there. The accused
murderer had a 30-year criminal history and was a convicted sex
offender who was required to register, but had failed to do so.
Officials further indicate that there is a high possibility that
Jessica was still alive at the time these interviews were done. Had
family members notified the police that the accused was living there,
it is possible that she might have been rescued, but there was no law
that would obligate these family members to tell officials that this
convicted offender was living with them.

EXISTING LAW:
Article 6-C of the Corrections Law provides for
registration of convicted sex offenders.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2006 - S.4936-A/A.9233/A.10099 -- PASSED SENATE/Correction/Correction
2007-08 - S.4636/A.2621 -- PASSED SENATE/Correction
2009-10 - S.2988/A.945 -- CRIME & CORRECTIONS/Correction
2011-12 - S.3220 - PASSED SENATE

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

LOCAL FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect on the first of November
next succeeding the date on which it shall have become a law.


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

                                  1437

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. RANZENHOFER, DeFRANCISCO, GOLDEN, LARKIN, MAZIARZ,
  SEWARD -- 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 knowingly harboring a
  sex offender who has failed to register or verify

  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-
ii to read as follows:
  S  168-II.  FAILURE  TO  NOTIFY;  PENALTY.  ANY  PERSON  WHO KNOWINGLY
HARBORS, HOUSES OR EMPLOYS A SEX OFFENDER REQUIRED  TO  REGISTER  OR  TO
VERIFY  RESIDENCE OR EMPLOYMENT PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ARTI-
CLE WHO HAS FAILED TO REGISTER OR TO VERIFY AS REQUIRED BY LAW, AND  WHO
FAILS  TO NOTIFY HIS OR HER LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY OF THE LOCATION
OF SUCH SEX OFFENDER, SHALL BE GUILTY OF A CLASS A MISDEMEANOR.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the first of November next succeed-
ing the date on which it shall have become a law.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04847-01-3

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