|SAME AS||No Same As|
|COSPNSR||Friend, McDonough, DeStefano, Gallahan|
|Amd §§168-c & 168-f, Cor L|
|Requires that a sex offender must report each address where he or she resides, including any multiple or part-time residences.|
|03/16/2023||referred to correction|
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NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
BILL NUMBER: A5522 SPONSOR: Lemondes
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the correction law, in relation to the residence of a sex offender   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: amends subdivisions 1, 2 and 3 of section 168-c of the correction law, as amended by chapter 11 of the laws of 2002 to require certain facilities and persons to report the residences of released registered sex offenders Section 2: amends paragraph (b) of subdivision 2 of section 168-f of the correction law to require sex offenders to report any residences a sex offender may have Section 3: amends subdivision 4 of section 168-f of the correction law to require sex offenders to register any addresses in which they reside whether on a full or part time basis Section 4: provides the effective date   JUSTIFICATION: It is imperative that law enforcement be able to accurately track regis- tered sex offenders due to their high risk of recidivism. Registerapc: sex offenders are known to seek opportunities to repeat their predafoy- crimes. Such a pattern of behavior requires close and accurate super- vision.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 02/19/21 referred to correction 01/05/22 referred to correction 05/10/22 held for consideration in correction   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS: None to the state.   EFFECTIVE DATE:: This act shall take place immediately.
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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 5522 2023-2024 Regular Sessions IN ASSEMBLY March 16, 2023 ___________ Introduced by M. of A. LEMONDES -- read once and referred to the Commit- tee on Correction AN ACT to amend the correction law, in relation to the residence of a sex offender The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1 Section 1. Subdivisions 1, 2 and 3 of section 168-c of the correction 2 law, as amended by chapter 11 of the laws of 2002, are amended to read 3 as follows: 4 1. In the case of any sex offender, it shall be the duty of the 5 department, hospital or local correctional facility at least ten calen- 6 dar days prior to the release or discharge of any sex offender from a 7 correctional facility, hospital or local correctional facility to notify 8 the division of the contemplated release or discharge of such sex offen- 9 der, informing the division in writing on a form provided by the divi- 10 sion indicating the address at which he or she proposes to reside and 11 the name and address of any institution of higher education at which he 12 or she expects to be enrolled, attending or employed, whether for 13 compensation or not, and whether he or she resides in or will reside in 14 a facility owned or operated by such institution. If such sex offender 15 changes his or her place of residence while on parole, such notification 16 of the change of residence shall be sent by the sex offender's parole 17 officer within forty-eight hours to the division on a form provided by 18 the division. If such sex offender changes the status of his or her 19 enrollment, attendance, employment or residence at any institution of 20 higher education while on parole, such notification of the change of 21 status shall be sent by the sex offender's parole officer within forty- 22 eight hours to the division on a form provided by the division. In any 23 case, a sex offender must report each address where he or she resides, 24 including any multiple or part-time residences. EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD01264-01-3A. 5522 2 1 2. In the case of any sex offender on probation, it shall be the duty 2 of the sex offender's probation officer to notify the division within 3 forty-eight hours of [ the] all new [ place] places of residence on a form 4 provided by the division. If such sex offender changes the status of his 5 or her enrollment, attendance, employment or residence at any institu- 6 tion of higher education while on probation, such notification of the 7 change of status shall be sent by the sex offender's probation officer 8 within forty-eight hours to the division on a form provided by the divi- 9 sion. 10 3. In the case in which any sex offender escapes from a state or local 11 correctional facility or hospital, the designated official of the facil- 12 ity or hospital where the person was confined shall notify within twen- 13 ty-four hours the law enforcement agency having had jurisdiction at the 14 time of his or her conviction, informing such law enforcement agency of 15 the name and aliases of the person, and the address or addresses at 16 which he or she resided at the time of his or her conviction, the amount 17 of time remaining to be served, if any, on the full term for which he or 18 she was sentenced, and the nature of the crime for which he or she was 19 sentenced, transmitting at the same time a copy of such sex offender's 20 fingerprints and photograph and a summary of his or her criminal record. 21 § 2. Paragraph (b) of subdivision 2 of section 168-f of the correction 22 law, as added by chapter 192 of the laws of 1995, is amended to read as 23 follows: 24 (b) The verification form shall be signed by the sex offender, and 25 state that he still resides at the address or addresses last reported to 26 the division. 27 § 3. Subdivision 4 of section 168-f of the correction law, as amended 28 by chapter 67 of the laws of 2008, is amended to read as follows: 29 4. Any sex offender shall register with the division no later than ten 30 calendar days after any change of address, internet accounts with inter- 31 net access providers belonging to such offender, internet identifiers 32 that such offender uses, or his or her status of enrollment, attendance, 33 employment or residence at any institution of higher education. A sex 34 offender must report each address where he or she resides, including any 35 multiple or part-time residences. A fee of ten dollars, as authorized by 36 subdivision eight of section one hundred sixty-eight-b of this article, 37 shall be submitted by the sex offender each time such offender registers 38 any change of address or any change of his or her status of enrollment, 39 attendance, employment or residence at any institution of higher educa- 40 tion. Any failure or omission to submit the required fee shall not 41 affect the acceptance by the division of the change of address or change 42 of status. 43 § 4. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall 44 have become a law.