Saturday, November 10, 2012

NY - Village Board Proposes Sex Offender Law

Original Article


By Rebecka Schumann

The measure is designed to protect local minors.

The Farmingdale Village Board of Trustees proposed a new local law they say will protect residents from registered sex offenders.

During a Nov. 5 public meeting, the proposed law would restrict any sex offender registered with the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services from holding a permanent or mobile residence near locations were children congregate.

The law was proposed in connection with the Sex Offender Registration Act in an effort to safeguard the health and safety of minors.

Under the proposed law, all registered sex offenders would be prohibited from any park, playground, athletic field, swimming pool operated by any municipality as well as any school building, property or instructional facilities.

The law would also disallow offenders from loitering or living one half mile radius from any school, park, playground of daycare as well as within 500 feet from a school bus stop.

It would also be made unlawful to lease or sublease property to any registered offender.

Violators of the proposed law will be given 30 days to relocate or a maximum daily fine of $2,500. The new law has exemptions including allowing registered sex offender currently in an established residence before the law is voted into effect to be exempt from relocating.

1 comment :

cassandra said...

How dare you! Where are these people going to live? You're going to make it illegal to rent to them. You are violating all of their constitutional rights. Have fun getting sued anf wasting the money for notthing. All of these will be reversed why don't you look at other states this is unconstitutional and will not hold up in a court of law. Every single one of you should be ashamed you're doing nothing to protect children all you're doing is singling people out!