senate Bill S2559

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Restricts the right of an offender to use a computer in prison or access the internet if such offender has been convicted of certain sex offenses and used a computer

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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 05, 2014 referred to codes
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 27, 2014 advanced to third reading
Mar 26, 2014 2nd report cal.
Mar 25, 2014 1st report cal.358
Jan 08, 2014 referred to codes
returned to senate
died in assembly
Mar 25, 2013 referred to codes
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 21, 2013 advanced to third reading
Mar 20, 2013 2nd report cal.
Mar 19, 2013 1st report cal.259
Jan 22, 2013 referred to codes

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S2559 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6535
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง70.80, Pen L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S6090A

S2559 - Summary

Restricts the right of an offender to use a computer in prison or access the internet if such offender has been convicted of certain sex offenses and used a computer in connection with the planning or execution of his or her crime.

S2559 - Sponsor Memo

S2559 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2559

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 22, 2013
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to restricting the  right  of
  an offender to use a computer in prison or access the internet if such
  offender has been convicted of certain sex offenses and used a comput-
  er in connection with the planning or execution of his or her crime

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

  Section 1. Section 70.80 of the penal law is amended by adding  a  new
subdivision 10 to read as follows:
  10. WHENEVER AN OFFENDER CONVICTED OF A FELONY SEX OFFENSE, AS DEFINED
IN PARAGRAPH (A) OF SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION, OR A VIOLENT FELONY
SEX  OFFENSE,  AS  DEFINED  IN  PARAGRAPH (B) OF SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS
SECTION, UTILIZED  A  COMPUTER  OR  THE  INTERNET  IN  THE  PLANNING  OR
EXECUTION  OF SUCH OFFENSE, THE COURT SHALL REQUIRE, AS MANDATORY CONDI-
TIONS OF THE SENTENCE THEREFOR, THAT SUCH SENTENCED OFFENDER BE  PROHIB-
ITED  FROM  USING THE INTERNET TO ACCESS PORNOGRAPHIC MATERIAL, ACCESS A
COMMERCIAL SOCIAL NETWORKING WEBSITE, COMMUNICATE WITH OTHER INDIVIDUALS
OR GROUPS FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROMOTING  SEXUAL  RELATIONS  WITH  PERSONS
UNDER THE AGE OF EIGHTEEN, AND COMMUNICATE WITH ANY PERSON UNDER THE AGE
OF  EIGHTEEN  WHEN  SUCH  OFFENDER IS OVER THE AGE OF EIGHTEEN, PROVIDED
THAT THE COURT MAY PERMIT SUCH AN OFFENDER TO USE THE INTERNET TO COMMU-
NICATE WITH A PERSON UNDER THE AGE OF EIGHTEEN WHEN SUCH OFFENDER IS THE
PARENT OF A MINOR CHILD AND IS NOT OTHERWISE PROHIBITED FROM COMMUNICAT-
ING WITH SUCH CHILD. AS USED IN THIS SUBDIVISION, A  "COMMERCIAL  SOCIAL
NETWORKING WEBSITE" SHALL MEAN ANY BUSINESS, ORGANIZATION OR OTHER ENTI-
TY  OPERATING A WEBSITE THAT PERMITS PERSONS UNDER EIGHTEEN YEARS OF AGE
TO  BE  REGISTERED  USERS  FOR  THE  PURPOSE  OF  ESTABLISHING  PERSONAL
RELATIONSHIPS  WITH OTHER USERS, WHERE SUCH PERSONS UNDER EIGHTEEN YEARS
OF AGE MAY (A) CREATE WEB PAGES OR  PROFILES  THAT  PROVIDE  INFORMATION
ABOUT  THEMSELVES  WHERE SUCH WEB PAGES OR PROFILES ARE AVAILABLE TO THE

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07295-01-3

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