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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to crime victims, crime and correction|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to crime victims, crime and correction|
senate Bill S88
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S88 - Details
S88 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S88 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the correction law and the penal law, in relation to prohibiting persons required to maintain registration under the sex offender registration act from entering into a children's section of a public library PURPOSE: The purpose of this bill is to prohibit registered sex offenders from entering the children's section of a public library. SUMMARY: Adds a new section 168-w to the correction law to prohibit any person required to maintain registration as a sex offender from entering into any area or room in a public library designated as a children's section. Also amends paragraph (a) of subdivision 4-a of section 65.10 of the penal law to include any room or area designated as a children's section of a public library JUSTIFICATION: On June 23, 2012 two girls ages 6 and 9 were assaulted at the Queens Public Library. The accused perpetrator was on parole for possession of child pornography at the time of the incident. It is vitally important to ensure that New York's children can safely
S88 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 88 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. SAMPSON -- 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 and the penal law, in relation to prohibiting persons required to maintain registration under the sex offender registration act from entering into a children's section of a public library 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. PROHIBITION FROM ENTERING A CHILDREN'S SECTION OF A PUBLIC LIBRARY. ANY PERSON REQUIRED TO MAINTAIN REGISTRATION UNDER THIS ARTICLE (SEX OFFENDER REGISTRATION ACT) SHALL REFRAIN FROM ENTERING INTO OR UPON ANY AREA OR ROOM IN A PUBLIC LIBRARY DESIGNATED AS A CHILDREN'S SECTION. S 2. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 4-a of section 65.10 of the penal law, as amended by chapter 67 of the laws of 2008, is amended to read as follows: (a) When imposing a sentence of probation or conditional discharge upon a person convicted of an offense defined in article one hundred thirty, two hundred thirty-five or two hundred sixty-three of this chap- ter, or section 255.25, 255.26 or 255.27 of this chapter, and the victim of such offense was under the age of eighteen at the time of such offense or such person has been designated a level three sex offender pursuant to subdivision six of section 168-l of the correction law, the court shall require, as a mandatory condition of such sentence, that such sentenced offender shall refrain from knowingly entering into or upon any school grounds, as that term is defined in subdivision fourteen of section 220.00 of this chapter, OR ANY AREA OR ROOM OF A PUBLIC EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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