Assemblyman Bill Reilich (R,C,I –Greece) joined Minority Leader Jim Tedisco and other Assembly minority members saying Speaker Silver’s one-year extension of the law is inadequate.
“It is our duty as elected members of the legislature to pass meaningful legislation that will ensure the safety and security of our loved ones,” said Reilich. “The Speaker’s 14-month extension hinges on pending federal legislation that we have no guarantee will pass.”
On January 21st, an important component of Megan’s Law is set to lapse. If it is allowed to do so, 168 Level 1 and 2 sex offenders will be dropped from the state’s sex offender registry on that date. The total would be more than 3,500 by the end of the year.
The Assembly minority conference’s goal is to pass lifetime registration of sex offenders prior to the January 21 expiration date of Megan’s Law.