senate Bill S8174

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Prohibits sex offenders from playing augmented reality games

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Aug 03, 2016 referred to rules


S8174 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง65.10, Pen L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S2652
2019-2020: S1984

S8174 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits sex offenders from playing augmented reality games.

S8174 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8174 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                            I N  S E N A T E

                             August 3, 2016

Introduced  by  Sens.  KLEIN,  SAVINO, AVELLA, CARLUCCI, VALESKY -- read
  twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to  the
  Committee on Rules

AN  ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to prohibiting sex offenders
  from playing augmented reality games


  Section  1.  Paragraph  (b) of subdivision 4-a of section 65.10 of the
penal law, as added by chapter 67 of the laws of  2008,  is  amended  to
read as follows:
  (b)  When  imposing  a  sentence of probation or conditional discharge
upon a person convicted of an offense for which registration  as  a  sex
offender is required pursuant to subdivision two or three of section one
hundred  sixty-eight-a  of  the  correction  law, 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 one hundred sixty-eight-l of  the  correction
law  or the internet was used to facilitate the commission of the crime,
the court shall require, as mandatory conditions of such sentence,  that
such  sentenced offender be prohibited from using the internet to access
pornographic material, access a commercial social networking  website[,]
OR  AUGMENTED REALITY GAME, communicate with other individuals or groups
for the purpose of promoting sexual relations with persons under the age
of eighteen, and communicate with a person under  the  age  of  eighteen
when  such offender is over the age of eighteen, provided that the court
may permit an offender to use the internet to communicate with a  person
under  the  age  of eighteen when such offender is the parent of a minor
child and is not  otherwise  prohibited  from  communicating  with  such
child. Nothing in this subdivision shall be construed as restricting any
other  lawful  condition  of  supervision  that  may  be imposed on such
sentenced offender. As used in this subdivision,  a  "commercial  social
networking website" shall mean any business, organization or other enti-
ty  operating a website that permits persons under eighteen years of age
to  be  registered  users  for  the  purpose  of  establishing  personal

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


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