senate Bill S4191

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to sex offender risk assessment instruments

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

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Jan 08, 2020 referred to crime victims, crime and correction
Mar 04, 2019 referred to crime victims, crime and correction

S4191 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Senate Crime Victims, Crime And Correction
Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§168-d, 168-k, 168-l & 168-n, Cor L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S7080, A9258
2013-2014: S3138, A4591
2015-2016: S3097, A2190
2017-2018: S3711, A1906
2021-2022: S3096
2023-2024: S4451

S4191 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to sex offender risk assessment instruments.

S4191 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4191 (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

                              March 4, 2019

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

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  correction  law, in relation to risk assessment
  instruments for sex offenders


  Section  1.  Subdivision  3 of section 168-d of the correction law, as
amended by chapter 11 of the  laws  of  2002,  is  amended  to  read  as
  3.  For sex offenders released on probation or discharged upon payment
of a fine, conditional discharge or unconditional discharge, it shall be
the duty of the  court  applying  the  guidelines  AND  RISK  ASSESSMENT
INSTRUMENT  established  in  subdivision  five  of  section  one hundred
sixty-eight-l of this article to determine  the  level  of  notification
pursuant to subdivision six of section one hundred sixty-eight-l of this
article and whether such sex offender shall be designated a sexual pred-
ator, sexually violent offender, or predicate sex offender as defined in
subdivision  seven of section one hundred sixty-eight-a of this article.
At least  fifteen  days  prior  to  the  determination  proceeding,  the
district  attorney  shall  provide  to  the court and the sex offender a
written  statement  setting  forth  the  determinations  sought  by  the
district  attorney  together  with the reasons for seeking such determi-
nations. The court shall allow the sex offender to appear and be  heard.
The state shall appear by the district attorney, or his or her designee,
who  shall  bear the burden of proving the facts supporting the determi-
nations sought by clear and convincing  evidence.    Where  there  is  a
dispute  between  the  parties  concerning the determinations, the court
shall adjourn the hearing as necessary to permit the sex offender or the
district attorney to obtain materials  relevant  to  the  determinations
from any state or local facility, hospital, institution, office, agency,

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


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