senate Bill S556

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires sex offenders, regardless of their classification, to annually register with the division of criminal justice services for life

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to crime victims, crime and correction
Jan 09, 2013 referred to crime victims, crime and correction

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S556 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3808
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง168-h & 168-o, Cor L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1977
2009-2010: A5435

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

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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