Two NYS Lawmakers Want To Close Sex Offender Residency Loophole

Allison Dunne

Two New York state lawmakers from the Hudson Valley have introduced a bill to close a loophole that allows sex offenders to live near daycare facilities.

High-risk sex offenders are being temporarily housed at the Orange Lake Motel in the Town of Newburgh down the block from a childcare center. Assemblyman Jonathan Jacobson and state Senator James Skoufis say such offenders may not reside within 1,000 feet of a school.