|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2014||
referred to crime victims, crime and correction
returned to senate
died in assembly
|May 21, 2013||
referred to correction
delivered to assembly
|Mar 18, 2013||
advanced to third reading
|Mar 14, 2013||
2nd report cal.
|Mar 13, 2013||
1st report cal.203
|Feb 01, 2013||
referred to crime victims, crime and correction
senate Bill S3457
Relates to authorizing the county of Niagara to pass local laws relating to prohibiting sex offenders in schools and day care centers
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
view actions (10)
May 21, 2013 - floor VoteS3457611floor61Aye1Nay0Absent1Excused0Abstained
show floor vote details
Floor Vote: May 21, 2013aye (61)
nay (1)excused (1)
Mar 13, 2013 - Crime Victims, Crime and Correction committee VoteS345791committee9Aye1Nay3Aye with Reservations0Absent0Excused0Abstained
- show floor vote details
S3457 - Bill Details
- Current Committee:
- Senate Crime Victims, Crime And Correction
- Law Section:
- Correction Law
- Laws Affected:
- Rel §168-w to be §168-x, add §168-w, Cor L
S3457 - Bill Texts
Authorizes the county of Niagara to pass local laws relating to prohibiting sex offenders in schools and day care centers.
view sponsor memo
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the correction law, in relation to
certain sex offenders in the county of Niagara
PURPOSE: To protect children of the state in the county of Niagara by
prohibiting level 2 and level 3 sex offenders from being within 1500
feet of any school grounds or any facility where child day care is
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1 of the bill adds a new section to the correction law relating
to the presence of certain sex offenders near schools and child care
facilities. The new section authorizes the county of Niagara to prohibit
level two and level three sex offenders from being within 1500 feet of
any school grounds or child care facility.
Section 2 of the bill is the effective date.
JUSTIFICATION: Recently, the Niagara County Legislature identified the
threat posed to children by convicted sex offenders as a serious prob-
lem. To that end, the Niagara County Legislature passed a resolution
encouraging stronger restrictions on convicted sex offenders in order to
Protect our children. Niagara County is not the only county in the state
that is grappling with this problem. In fact, across the state, various
municipalities and counties are taking proactive measures to protect
their children from sexual predators by pursuing requirements in state
and local laws to keep sex offenders away from children.
Currently, laws in New York only restrict individuals that are classi-
fied as level three sex offenders from knowingly entering upon school
grounds. These laws do not address level two sex offenders. Further,
there are insufficient restrictions in place relating to facilities that
provide child day care.
This bill would address these problems in Niagara County. First, this
legislation would authorize Niagara County to restrict both level two
and three sex offenders from knowingly entering upon or within 1500 feet
of any school grounds. Further, this bill would authorize Niagara County
to restrict both level two and level three sex offenders from entering
upon or within 1500 feet of any facility where child day care is
provided. Lastly, this bill ensures further protection of children by
requiring these restriction for the remainder of a sex offenders natural
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New legislation.
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.
EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
view full text
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 3457 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E February 1, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. MAZIARZ -- 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 certain sex offenders in the county of Niagara THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 168-w of the correction law, as relettered by chap- ter 604 of the laws of 2005, is relettered section 168-x and a new section 168-w is added to read as follows: S 168-W. PRESENCE NEAR SCHOOL GROUNDS AND CHILD CARE FACILITIES; LIMI- TATIONS. 1. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW, THE COUNTY OF NIAGARA MAY ENACT A LOCAL LAW OR ORDINANCE TO PROHIBIT A DESIGNATED SEX OFFENDER, FOR THE REMAINDER OF HIS OR HER NATURAL LIFE, FROM KNOWINGLY ENTERING INTO, UPON OR WITHIN FIFTEEN HUNDRED FEET OF ANY SCHOOL GROUNDS OR CHILD CARE FACILITY WHILE ONE OR MORE PERSONS UNDER THE AGE OF EIGH- TEEN ARE PRESENT. 2. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS: (A) "DESIGNATED SEX OFFENDER" SHALL MEAN A PERSON THAT HAS BEEN: (I) DESIGNATED A LEVEL TWO OR LEVEL THREE SEX OFFENDER PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION SIX OF SECTION ONE HUNDRED SIXTY-EIGHT-1 OF THIS ARTICLE, OR (II) CONVICTED OF AN OFFENSE DEFINED IN ARTICLE ONE HUNDRED THIRTY, TWO HUNDRED THIRTY-FIVE OR TWO HUNDRED SIXTY-THREE OF THE PENAL LAW, OR (III) CONVICTED OF AN OFFENSE DEFINED IN 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. (B) "SCHOOL GROUNDS" SHALL MEAN SCHOOL GROUNDS AS THAT TERM IS DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION FOURTEEN OF SECTION 220.00 OF THE PENAL LAW; AND (C) "CHILD CARE FACILITY" SHALL MEAN ANY FACILITY OR INSTITUTION PRIMARILY USED FOR THE CARE OR TREATMENT OF PERSONS UNDER THE AGE OF EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD08420-01-3 S. 3457 2 EIGHTEEN, WHICH SHALL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO ANY HOME OR FACILITY WHERE CHILD DAY CARE, AS SUCH TERM IS DEFINED IN PARAGRAPH (A) OF SUBDI- VISION ONE OF SECTION THREE HUNDRED NINETY OF THE SOCIAL SERVICES LAW, IS PROVIDED. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
Open Legislation comments facilitate discussion of New York State legislation. All comments are subject to moderation. Comments deemed off-topic, commercial, campaign-related, self-promotional; or that contain profanity or hate speech; or that link to sites outside of the nysenate.gov domain are not permitted, and will not be published. Comment moderation is generally performed Monday through Friday.
By contributing or voting you agree to the Terms of Participation and verify you are over 13.