ASSEMBLY STANDING COMMITTEE ON CORRECTION
NOTICE OF PUBLIC ROUNDTABLE
PARTICIPATION BY INVITATION ONLY
The Court of Appeals recently held that local residency restrictions imposed on convicted sex offenders are unconstitutional because the state has an extensive set of measures meant to restrict sex offenders and therefore has preempted the field in this area of the law. The Assembly Correction Committee is holding this roundtable to examine the effects of the existing state sex offender residency restrictions on public safety. Further, the roundtable will identify best practices and examine the empirical evidence to determine policies that work to keep our communities safe and reduce recidivism by the sex offenders.
Persons who have received an invitation to participate in the roundtable must complete and return the enclosed reply form as soon as possible. It is important that the reply form be fully completed and returned so that persons may be notified in the event of emergency postponement or cancellation.
In order to meet the needs of those who may have a disability, the Assembly, in accordance with its policy of non-discrimination on the basis of disability, as well as the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), has made its facilities and services available to all individuals with disabilities. For individuals with disabilities, accommodations will be provided, upon reasonable request, to afford such individuals access and admission to Assembly facilities and activities.
Daniel J. O'Donnell
Member of Assembly
Committee on Correction