senate Bill S2959A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Restricts a registered sex offender from residing within 1000 feet of a school

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to crime victims, crime and correction
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 11, 2013 referred to correction
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 10, 2013 ordered to third reading cal.1181
committee discharged and committed to rules
May 29, 2013 print number 2959a
amend and recommit to crime victims, crime and correction
Jan 25, 2013 referred to crime victims, crime and correction

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S2959 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A718A
Current Committee:
Senate Crime Victims, Crime And Correction
Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§168-c, 168-f & 168-k, Cor L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S4026, A1947
2009-2010: A7089
2013-2014: S2959A

S2959 - Bill Texts

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Restricts a registered sex offender from residing within 1000 feet of a school.

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BILL NUMBER:S2959

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the correction law, in relation to the
residence of a sex offender

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill would prevent convicted
level 1, 2, or 3 sex offenders from residing within 500 feet of a build-
ing used exclusively as an elementary or high school.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1: Amends Section 168-c of the correction law to prevent any
convicted sex offender who has been released or discharged from a
correctional facility, hospital, or local correctional facility or
placed on probation from residing within 500 feet of a building used
exclusively as an elementary or high school.

Section 2: Amends Section 168-f of the correction law to prevent regis-
tered sex offenders who have already established a residence from chang-
ing their place of residence to within 500 feet of a building used
exclusively as an elementary or high school.

Section 3: Amends Section 168-k of the correction law to prevent any sex
offender who has established residence within the state from residing
within 500 feet of a building used exclusively as an elementary or high
school.

Section 4: Contains the effective date

JUSTIFICATION: This bill is designed to give children a further buffer
from sexual offenders by preventing already convicted offenders from
residing within 500 feet of a school. Studies have shown that recidivism
rates for sex offenders are higher than ninety percent. The enactment of
this bill is a necessary step towards ensuring the safety of the chil-
dren of the state and preventing them from becoming targets of opportu-
nity to criminals who already have proven themselves a danger to chil-
dren.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: S.4026 of 2012: Referred to Crime Victims, Crime &
Correction both years

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: The first of November next succeeding the date the bill
becomes law.

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

                                  2959

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 25, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  GOLDEN -- 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 the residence of a
  sex offender

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

  Section  1. Section 168-c of the correction law is amended by adding a
new subdivision 2-a to read as follows:
  2-A. NO SEX OFFENDER RELEASED OR DISCHARGED FROM A CORRECTIONAL FACIL-
ITY, HOSPITAL OR LOCAL CORRECTIONAL  FACILITY  OR  PLACED  ON  PROBATION
SHALL  RESIDE WITHIN FIVE HUNDRED FEET OF A BUILDING USED EXCLUSIVELY AS
A SCHOOL, THE MEASUREMENTS TO BE TAKEN IN STRAIGHT LINES FROM THE CENTER
OF  THE NEAREST ENTRANCE OF THE RESIDENCE TO THE CENTER OF  THE  NEAREST
ENTRANCE OF SUCH SCHOOL.
  S  2.  Section  168-f of the correction law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 4-a to read as follows:
  4-A. A SEX OFFENDER, AFTER HIS OR HER  DISCHARGE,  PAROLE  OR  RELEASE
FROM  ANY  CORRECTIONAL  FACILITY, HOSPITAL OR LOCAL FACILITY OR WHO WAS
PLACED ON PROBATION AND WHO HAS ESTABLISHED A RESIDENCE SHALL NOT CHANGE
SAID RESIDENCE SO AS TO RESIDE WITHIN FIVE HUNDRED FEET  OF  A  BUILDING
USED  EXCLUSIVELY  AS A SCHOOL, THE MEASUREMENTS TO BE TAKEN IN STRAIGHT
LINES FROM THE CENTER OF THE NEAREST ENTRANCE OF THE  RESIDENCE  TO  THE
CENTER OF THE NEAREST ENTRANCE OF SUCH SCHOOL.
  S  3.  Section  168-k of the correction law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 5 to read as follows:
  5. A SEX OFFENDER WHO HAS ESTABLISHED RESIDENCE IN THIS STATE PURSUANT
TO THIS SECTION SHALL NOT RESIDE WITHIN FIVE HUNDRED FEET OF A  BUILDING
USED  EXCLUSIVELY  AS A SCHOOL, THE MEASUREMENTS TO BE TAKEN IN STRAIGHT
LINES FROM THE CENTER OF THE NEAREST ENTRANCE OF THE  RESIDENCE  TO  THE
CENTER OF THE NEAREST ENTRANCE OF SUCH SCHOOL.
  S 4. 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.
                                                           LBD04254-01-3

S2959A (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A718A
Current Committee:
Senate Crime Victims, Crime And Correction
Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§168-c, 168-f & 168-k, Cor L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S4026, A1947
2009-2010: A7089
2013-2014: S2959A

S2959A (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

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Restricts a registered sex offender from residing within 1000 feet of a school.

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BILL NUMBER:S2959A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the correction law, in relation to the
residence of a sex offender

PURPOSE: This bill would prevent convicted level 1, 2, or 3 sex
offenders from residing within 1000 feet of a building used
exclusively as an elementary or high school.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1: Amends Section 168-c of the correction law to prevent any
convicted sex offender who has been released or discharged from a
correctional facility, hospital, or local correctional facility or
placed on probation from residing within 1000 feet of a building used
exclusively as an elementary or high school.

Section 2: Amends Section 168-f of the correction law to prevent
registered sex offenders who have already established a residence from
changing their place of residence to within 1000 feet of a building
used exclusively as an elementary or high school.

Section 3: Amends Section 168-k of the correction law to prevent any
sex offender who has established residence within the state from
residing within 1000 feet of a building used exclusively as an
elementary or high school.

Section 4: Contains the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: This bill is designed to give children a further
buffer from sexual offenders by preventing already convicted offenders
from residing within 1000 feet of a school. Studies have shown that
recidivism rates for sex offenders are higher than ninety percent. The
enactment of this bill is a necessary step towards ensuring the safety
of the children of the state and preventing them from becoming targets
of opportunity to criminals who already have proven themselves a
danger to children.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY; S.4026 (similar): Passed Senate 57-5

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: The first of November next succeeding the date the
bill become law.

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

                                 2959--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 25, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  GOLDEN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Crime Victims,  Crime  and
  Correction -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend the correction law, in relation to the residence of a
  sex offender

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

  Section  1. Section 168-c of the correction law is amended by adding a
new subdivision 2-a to read as follows:
  2-A. NO SEX OFFENDER RELEASED OR DISCHARGED FROM A CORRECTIONAL FACIL-
ITY, HOSPITAL OR LOCAL CORRECTIONAL  FACILITY  OR  PLACED  ON  PROBATION
SHALL  RESIDE WITHIN ONE THOUSAND FEET OF A BUILDING USED EXCLUSIVELY AS
A SCHOOL, THE MEASUREMENTS TO BE TAKEN IN STRAIGHT LINES FROM THE CENTER
OF  THE NEAREST ENTRANCE OF THE RESIDENCE TO THE CENTER OF  THE  NEAREST
ENTRANCE OF SUCH SCHOOL.
  S  2.  Section  168-f of the correction law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 4-a to read as follows:
  4-A. A SEX OFFENDER, AFTER HIS OR HER  DISCHARGE,  PAROLE  OR  RELEASE
FROM  ANY  CORRECTIONAL  FACILITY, HOSPITAL OR LOCAL FACILITY OR WHO WAS
PLACED ON PROBATION AND WHO HAS ESTABLISHED A RESIDENCE SHALL NOT CHANGE
SAID RESIDENCE SO AS TO RESIDE WITHIN ONE THOUSAND FEET  OF  A  BUILDING
USED  EXCLUSIVELY  AS A SCHOOL, THE MEASUREMENTS TO BE TAKEN IN STRAIGHT
LINES FROM THE CENTER OF THE NEAREST ENTRANCE OF THE  RESIDENCE  TO  THE
CENTER OF THE NEAREST ENTRANCE OF SUCH SCHOOL.
  S  3.  Section  168-k of the correction law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 5 to read as follows:
  5. A SEX OFFENDER WHO HAS ESTABLISHED RESIDENCE IN THIS STATE PURSUANT
TO THIS SECTION SHALL NOT RESIDE WITHIN ONE THOUSAND FEET OF A  BUILDING
USED  EXCLUSIVELY  AS A SCHOOL, THE MEASUREMENTS TO BE TAKEN IN STRAIGHT

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04254-02-3

S. 2959--A                          2

LINES FROM THE CENTER OF THE NEAREST ENTRANCE OF THE  RESIDENCE  TO  THE
CENTER OF THE NEAREST ENTRANCE OF SUCH SCHOOL.
  S 4. This act shall take effect on the first of November next succeed-
ing the date on which it shall have become a law.

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