senate Bill S4994

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Increases the in-person appearance requirements for level two sex offenders

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Jun 12, 2014 referred to correction
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 10, 2014 advanced to third reading
Jun 09, 2014 2nd report cal.
Jun 03, 2014 1st report cal.1158
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 advanced to third reading
Jun 05, 2013 2nd report cal.
Jun 04, 2013 1st report cal.977
May 03, 2013 referred to crime victims, crime and correction

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Jun 3, 2014 - Crime Victims, Crime and Correction committee Vote

S4994
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Aye with Reservations
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Absent
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Excused
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Abstained
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Crime Victims, Crime and Correction Committee Vote: Jun 3, 2014

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Jun 4, 2013 - Crime Victims, Crime and Correction committee Vote

S4994
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committee
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Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
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Absent
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Crime Victims, Crime and Correction Committee Vote: Jun 4, 2013

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S4994 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7001
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง168-f, Cor L

S4994 - Bill Texts

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Increases the in-person appearance requirements for level two sex offenders from every three years to every year.

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BILL NUMBER:S4994

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the correction law, in relation to
in-person appearance requirements for level two sex offenders

PURPOSE:

Increases the in-person appearance requirements for level two sex
offenders.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

The correction law is amended by adding section 2 of part O of chapter
56.

JUSTIFICATION:

Sex offenders must register with law enforcement by mail on a yearly
basis, but level three offenders must also appear in person at the law
enforcement agency each year with a current photograph. Level two
offenders, however, must only appear in person and submit such a
photograph every three years. Because level two offenders have also
committed serious offenses and because it is equally important that
law enforcement be secure in the knowledge that they are located at
the address given on the mail-in form and that their appearance has
not significantly changed, it is important to require level two
offenders to appear in person every year. A yearly visit is not an
onerous burden for the offender, and it is an important safety measure
for society to know that a current photograph of offenders is on
record with law enforcement.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

New Bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

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

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

                                  4994

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 3, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LANZA  -- 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 in-person appearance
  requirements for level two sex offenders

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

  Section  1.  Paragraphs  (b-2)  and  (b-3) of subdivision 2 of section
168-f of the correction law, as added by section 2 of part O of  chapter
56 of the laws of 2005, are amended to read as follows:
  (b-2)  If  the  sex offender has been given a level TWO OR LEVEL three
designation, he or she shall personally appear at  the  law  enforcement
agency  having  jurisdiction within twenty days of the first anniversary
of the sex offender's initial registration  and  every  year  thereafter
during the period of registration for the purpose of providing a current
photograph of such offender. The law enforcement agency having jurisdic-
tion shall photograph the sex offender and shall promptly forward a copy
of  such  photograph to the division. For purposes of this paragraph, if
such sex offender is confined in a state or local correctional facility,
the local law enforcement agency having jurisdiction shall be the  ward-
en,  superintendent,  sheriff  or other person in charge of the state or
local correctional facility.
  (b-3) If the sex offender has been given a level one  [or  level  two]
designation,  he  or  she shall personally appear at the law enforcement
agency having jurisdiction within twenty days of the  third  anniversary
of  the sex offender's initial registration and every three years there-
after during the period of registration for the purpose of  providing  a
current  photograph  of such offender. The law enforcement agency having
jurisdiction shall  photograph  the  sex  offender  and  shall  promptly
forward  a copy of such photograph to the division. For purposes of this
paragraph, if such sex offender is confined in a state or local  correc-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09986-01-3

S. 4994                             2

tional  facility,  the  local law enforcement agency having jurisdiction
shall be the warden, superintendent, sheriff or other person  in  charge
of the state or local correctional facility.
  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.

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