senate Bill S507

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Creates the New York state commission on sex offender supervision and management

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor

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

S507 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1296, A691
2009-2010: S3629, A3772

S507 - Summary

Creates the New York state commission on sex offender supervision and management; provides that such commission shall consist of thirteen members; requires the commission to make a report of its findings.

S507 - Sponsor Memo

S507 - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E


                             January 9, 2013

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

AN  ACT  creating  a temporary New York state commission on sex offender
  supervision and management  and  providing  for  the  repeal  of  such
  provisions upon expiration thereof


  Section 1. Legislative findings and  intent.  The  legislature  hereby
finds  and  declares  that  persons convicted of a sex offense present a
danger to the public. It  is  necessary  that  these  offenders  receive
appropriate  supervision  and  treatment  designed to reduce the risk of
re-offense in order to ensure the safety,  health  and  welfare  of  the
communities  in  which  convicted  sex offenders reside. The legislature
further finds that New York's state prison system  does  not  adequately
prepare  inmates  for a safe return to the community upon the completion
of their sentence. Lack of  treatment  during  incarceration  creates  a
threat  to  public  safety  by  increasing  the  likelihood that inmates
released to the community will be unable to successfully transition back
to society and therefore heightens the risk of re-offense. This is espe-
cially true for sex offenders who often do not find appropriate  housing
and  treatment  programs  in  the  community.  Further,  the division of
parole, local probation departments and  social  services  agencies  are
often  unable  to  locate  suitable housing for convicted sex offenders.
This lack of housing has resulted in an unacceptable  level  of  concen-
tration of sex offenders in certain residential areas.
  S  2.  A temporary state commission, to be known as the New York state
commission on  sex  offender  supervision  and  management,  hereinafter
referred  to  as the commission, is hereby created to examine, evaluate,
and  make  recommendations  concerning  the  effectiveness  of  programs
involving  inmates who are required to register as a sex offender pursu-

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


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