assembly Bill A538

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Restricts a registered sex offender from residing within 1000 feet of school grounds or a playground

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Jan 05, 2022 referred to correction
Jan 06, 2021 referred to correction

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A538 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S1778
Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§168-c, 168-d, 168-f, 168-k, 168-n & 203, add §209, Cor L; amd §§259-c & 243, Exec L; amd §10.11, Ment Hyg L; amd §§10.00 & 65.10, Pen L; amd §20, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A7409, S5000
2017-2018: A1665, S1769
2019-2020: A564, S1955

A538 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Restricts a registered sex offender from residing within 1000 feet of school grounds or a playground.

A538 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    538
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  BRAUNSTEIN, WEPRIN, OTIS, ENGLEBRIGHT, COOK,
   JACOBSON, RA, PALMESANO, MONTESANO, BRABENEC,  FRIEND  --  Multi-Spon-
   sored by -- M. of A.  BARCLAY, BLANKENBUSH, FITZPATRICK, HAWLEY, HEVE-
   SI,  LUPARDO,  SOLAGES  --  read once and referred to the Committee on
   Correction
 
 AN ACT to amend the  correction  law,  the  executive  law,  the  mental
   hygiene law, the penal law and the social services law, in relation to
   the residence of a sex offender
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Section 168-c of the correction law is amended by adding  a
 new subdivision 2-a to read as follows:
   2-A.    UPON  NOTIFICATION PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISIONS ONE OR TWO OF THIS
 SECTION, IT SHALL BE THE DUTY OF THE DIVISION  TO  CONFIRM  THAT  A  SEX
 OFFENDER'S  PROPOSED  RESIDENCE IS NOT WITHIN THE AREA DEFINED AS SCHOOL
 GROUNDS, AS SUCH TERM IS DEFINED  IN  SUBDIVISION  FOURTEEN  OF  SECTION
 220.00  OF  THE  PENAL  LAW, OR A PLAYGROUND, AS SUCH TERM IS DEFINED IN
 SUBDIVISION TWENTY-TWO OF SECTION 10.00 OF THE PENAL LAW,  THE  MEASURE-
 MENTS  TO  BE  TAKEN  IN  STRAIGHT LINES FROM THE CENTER OF  THE NEAREST
 ENTRANCE OF THE RESIDENCE TO THE NEAREST  REAL  PROPERTY  BOUNDARY  LINE
 COMPRISING SUCH SCHOOL GROUNDS OR PLAYGROUND.
   §  2.  Subdivisions  2  and  3 of section 168-d of the correction law,
 subdivision 2 as amended by chapter 684 of the laws of 2005, and  subdi-
 vision  3  as  amended by chapter 11 of the laws of 2002, are amended to
 read as follows:
   2. Any sex offender, who is released on probation or  discharged  upon
 payment  of  a  fine,  conditional  discharge or unconditional discharge
 shall, prior to such release or discharge, be informed  of  his  or  her
 duty  to register under this article by the court in which he or she was
 convicted. At the time sentence is  imposed,  such  sex  offender  shall
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets