Assemblyman Bill Reilich (R,C,I-Greece) stood with Minority Leader James Tedisco (R,C,I-Schenectady-Saratoga) and his Assembly minority colleagues today to call on the Assembly majority to join them in extending registration requirements under the state’s Megan’s Law, a top priority for the 2006 legislative session.
“As a legislator and as a parent, I feel it is very important to keep our families safe,” said Reilich. “Extending the Megan’s Law registration requirement makes sense because it’s the right thing to do.”
The state Sex Offender Registry, a provision under Megan’s Law, began in January 1996. Part of the law allows Level 1 and 2 convicted sex offenders to stop registering for the registry after 10 years. If the issue is not addressed by the end of 2006, information about over 3,500 sex offenders will be dropped from the registry.