senate Bill S1527

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires buyers and lessees of residential real property to be given notice of public access to sex offender information

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to judiciary
Jan 09, 2013 referred to judiciary

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S1527 - Details

Law Section:
Real Property Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยงยง220-a & 242-a, RP L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S2594
2009-2010: S2519

S1527 - Summary

Requires that contracts for the sale or lease of residential real property include a notice that information on high risk sex offenders is available to the public and that the division of criminal justice services maintain a "900" telephone number through which sex offender information is available on specific individuals.

S1527 - Sponsor Memo

S1527 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1527

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the real property law,  in  relation  to  requiring  the
  disclosure,  upon  the  sale or lease of residential real property, of
  the availability of certain sex offender information

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

  Section 1. The real property law is amended by adding two new sections
220-a and 242-a to read as follows:
  S  220-A.  DISCLOSURE OF THE AVAILABILITY OF SEX OFFENDER INFORMATION.
1. EVERY LEASE AND RENTAL AGREEMENT OF RESIDENTIAL REAL  PROPERTY  SHALL
CONTAIN IN NOT LESS THAN EIGHT POINT TYPE, THE FOLLOWING NOTICE:
  NOTICE: THE NEW YORK STATE DIVISION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE SERVICES MAIN-
TAINS  AND DISTRIBUTES A SUBDIRECTORY, WHICH IS A BOOK THAT PROVIDES THE
LOCATION OF HIGH RISK SEX OFFENDERS REQUIRED  TO  REGISTER  PURSUANT  TO
ARTICLE 6-C OF THE CORRECTION LAW, THE SEX OFFENDER REGISTRATION ACT, TO
THE  OFFICES OF LOCAL VILLAGE, TOWN, CITY, AND COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENTS
AND STATE LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES FOR THE  PURPOSE  OF  PUBLIC  ACCESS.
PLEASE CONTACT YOUR LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
ON  HOW  TO ACCESS AND VIEW THE SUBDIRECTORY OF HIGH RISK SEX OFFENDERS.
THE NEW YORK STATE DIVISION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE SERVICES  ALSO  OPERATES
FOR PUBLIC ACCESS A SPECIAL "900" TELEPHONE NUMBER THROUGH WHICH CALLERS
MAY  VERIFY  THE  REGISTRATION  OF A NAMED INDIVIDUAL. CALLERS MUST HAVE
SPECIFIC INFORMATION WHICH WILL ACHIEVE POSITIVE IDENTIFICATION SUCH  AS
AN  EXACT  ADDRESS, DRIVER'S LICENSE NUMBER OR BIRTH DATE.  IN ADDITION,
THE NEW YORK STATE DIVISION OF CRIMINAL  JUSTICE  SERVICES  MAINTAINS  A
WEBSITE  PROVIDING  INFORMATION,  INCLUDING  THE  NAMES  AND  ADDRESSES,
REGARDING CERTAIN SEX OFFENDERS.
  2. SUBJECT TO THE PROVISIONS OF SUBDIVISION FOUR OF THIS SECTION, UPON
DELIVERY OF THE NOTICE REQUIRED PURSUANT  TO  SUBDIVISION  ONE  OF  THIS

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

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