senate Bill S1984

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Prohibits sex offenders from playing augmented reality games

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Crime Victims, Crime And Correction Committee

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2020 referred to crime victims, crime and correction
Jan 18, 2019 referred to crime victims, crime and correction

S1984 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Crime Victims, Crime And Correction
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §259-c, Exec L; amd §65.10, Pen L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S8174
2017-2018: S2652

S1984 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits sex offenders from playing augmented reality games.

S1984 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1984 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 18, 2019

Introduced  by  Sen.  SAVINO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Crime Victims,  Crime  and

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


  Section  1.  Subdivision  15 of section 259-c of the executive law, as
amended by section 38-b of subpart A of part C of chapter 62 of the laws
of 2011, is amended to read as follows:
  15. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary,  where
a  person is serving a sentence for 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, is released on parole or conditionally released  pursuant  to
subdivision  one  or  two  of  this section, the board shall require, as
mandatory conditions of such release, that such sentenced offender shall
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 board 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

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


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