Bill Text: NY S02178 | 2017-2018 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Authorizes municipalities to establish residency restrictions for sex offenders required to register with the division of criminal justice services.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Republican 9-2)

Status: (Engrossed) 2018-06-20 - COMMITTED TO RULES [S02178 Detail]

Download: New_York-2017-S02178-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                    January 12, 2017
        Introduced  by  Sen.  FUNKE  -- 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 authorizing munici-
          palities to establish residency restrictions for sex offenders
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1.  Legislative  findings. It is the sense of the legislature
     2  that determinations regarding restrictions upon  the  residence  of  sex
     3  offenders  who  are  required  to register pursuant to the provisions of
     4  article 6-C of the correction law should be made by  the  local  munici-
     5  pality  in  which  such  offenders  reside since municipalities are in a
     6  better position than the state, after taking  into  consideration  local
     7  conditions  and  after  determining  what entities with vulnerable popu-
     8  lations would require protection from registered sex offenders, to  make
     9  such determinations.
    10    § 2. Section 168-w of the correction law, as relettered by chapter 604
    11  of  the  laws  of  2005, is redesignated section 168-x and a new section
    12  168-w is added to read as follows:
    13    § 168-w. Municipal residency restrictions.  Any municipality may enact
    14  a local law which imposes  residency  restrictions  upon  sex  offenders
    15  required  to register pursuant to this article, provided that such resi-
    16  dency restrictions are no less restrictive  than  the  requirements  set
    17  forth  in  paragraph  (a)  of subdivision four-a of section 65.10 of the
    18  penal law and subdivision fourteen of section two  hundred  fifty-nine-c
    19  of the executive law.
    20    § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.