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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2014||referred to crime victims, crime and correction|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to crime victims, crime and correction|
senate Bill S556
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S556 - Details
S556 - Summary
Requires sex offenders, regardless of their classification, to annually register with the division of criminal justice service for life; eliminates the ability of level 2 sex offenders to petition for relief from registering in the future after having been registered for 30 years.
S556 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S556 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the correction law, in relation to requiring sex offenders to register for life and eliminating the petition for relief PURPOSE: To provide that all sex offenders be required to be on the registry for life. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: This bill amends subdivision 1 of section 168 -h of the correction law to provide that sex offenders are registered for life. Section 2 of this bill amends subdivision 2 of section 168-0 of the correction law to allow sex offenders to petition the court to modify the level of notification and to eliminate the petition for relief from the registry. JUSTIFICATION: Megan's Law and the New York State Sex Offender Registry have dramatically enhanced public access to information concerning the whereabouts of convicted sexual predators. More improvements can be made to provide greater protection for our
S556 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 556 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. GIANARIS -- 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 requiring sex offen- ders to register for life and eliminating the petition for relief THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 168-h of the correction law, as amended by chapter 11 of the laws of 2002, subdivisions 1 and 2 as amended by chapter 1 of the laws of 2006, is amended to read as follows: S 168-h. Duration of registration and verification. 1. The duration of registration and verification for a sex offender [who has not been designated a sexual predator, or a sexually violent offender, or a pred- icate sex offender, and who is classified as a level one risk, or who has not yet received a risk level classification,] shall be annually for [a period of twenty years from the initial date of registration] LIFE. 2. [The duration of registration and verification for a sex offender who, on or after March eleventh, two thousand two, is designated a sexu- al predator, or a sexually violent offender, or a predicate sex offen- der, or who is classified as a level two or level three risk, shall be annually for life. Notwithstanding the foregoing, a sex offender who is classified as a level two risk and who is not designated a sexual preda- tor, a sexually violent offender or a predicate sex offender, may be relieved of the duty to register and verify as provided by subdivision one of section one hundred sixty-eight-o of this article. 3.] Any sex offender having been designated a level three risk or a sexual predator shall also personally verify his or her address every ninety calendar days with the local law enforcement agency having juris- diction where the offender resides. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD01558-01-3
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