Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 06, 2016||
referred to crime victims, crime and correction
|May 08, 2015||
referred to crime victims, crime and correction
Senate Bill S5234
2015-2016 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Crime Victims, Crime And Correction Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2015-S5234 (ACTIVE) - Details
2015-S5234 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S5234 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the correction law, in relation to sex offender registration PURPOSE: This bill would amend provisions of Article 6-C of the Corrections Law regarding the Sex Offender Registration Act to clarify certain obligations of the Division of Criminal Justice Services and to align the State's change of address registration requirements with that of the federal law. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1. Amends section 168-p of the correction law to allow members of the public to inquire as to whether up to five individuals required to register are listed on the sex offender registry during a single phone call. The provision clarifies that where a member of the public calls the Division of Criminal Justice Services to determine whether an individual is listed on the sex offender registry and such individual provides incorrect identifying information, this will not prohibit the caller from inquiring further as to the person's identity with additional identifying information during the same call.
2015-S5234 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 5234 2015-2016 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E May 8, 2015 ___________ Introduced by Sen. LAVALLE -- 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 sex offender regis- tration THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 168-p of the correction law, as amended by chapter 361 of the laws of 2004, is amended to read as follows: 1. Pursuant to section one hundred sixty-eight-b of this article, the division shall also operate a telephone number that members of the public may call free of charge and inquire whether [a named individual] UP TO FIVE NAMED INDIVIDUALS required to register pursuant to this arti- cle [is] ARE listed. The division shall ascertain whether [a] SUCH named [person] PERSONS reasonably [appears] APPEAR to be [a person] SUCH PERSONS so listed and provide the caller with the relevant information according to risk as described in subdivision six of section one hundred sixty-eight-l of this article. The division shall decide whether [the] SUCH named [person] PERSONS reasonably [appears] APPEAR to be [a person] SUCH PERSONS listed, based upon information from the caller providing information that shall include (a) an exact street address, including apartment number, driver's license number or birth date, along with additional information that may include social security number, hair color, eye color, height, weight, distinctive markings, ethnicity; or (b) any combination of the above listed characteristics if an exact birth date or address is not available. If three of the characteristics provided include ethnicity, hair color, and eye color, other identifying characteristics shall be provided. ANY INCORRECT IDENTIFYING CHARACTER- ISTICS PROVIDED BY THE CALLER WILL NOT PROHIBIT THE CALLER FROM INQUIR- ING FURTHER AS TO THE PERSON'S IDENTITY WITH ADDITIONAL IDENTIFYING EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD02439-02-5
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