February 25, 2015

Ortt supporting offender limits

Since when is it a req. to know where a registrant is EVERY MINUTE of the week/day/night? Lawmakers are going nuts with these laws...
2-25-2015 New York:

State Sen. Robert Ortt, R-North Tonawanda, is sponsoring a bill in the Senate to create a definition of "residence" under the state Sex Offender Registry Act, his office announced this week.

Bill S.2981 defines "residency as any place of abode, domicile or inhabitance where a sex offender spends or intends to spend more than two days a week."

Ortt says it's meant to clarify the meaning of an offender's home address. Presently offenders who are subject to reporting their whereabouts to police can register a "primary" residence but spend significant time elsewhere and not have to list the location(s).

Ortt also is a co-sponsor of S.2609, a bill by Sen. James Seward, R-Oneonta, to ban Level 2 and Level 3-classified registered sex offenders statewide from establishing residence within 1,500 feet of their victims or any school grounds.

The proposed bills are in response to a state Court of Appeals ruling last week that tossed out local residency limits on registered offenders that exceed existing state limits. Generally, only Level 3-classed offenders are banned from establishing residency within 1,000 feet of school grounds and only for the duration of parole or supervised release. ..Source.. by Lockport Journal.com

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