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NYS Senate Passes Bill Concerning Sex Offenders

A bill requiring sex offenders to register multiple residences has passed the New York state Senate. The bill’s sponsor is from the Hudson Valley.

Republican state Senator John Bonacic says current law requires sex offenders to register their primary residences.

“Many of these sexual predators have been living not at their primary, but at their so-called secondary [residence], unbeknownst to the neighborhood, unbeknownst to schools, unbeknownst to child care centers,” says Bonacic. “So we’re plugging that loophole.”

Currently, there is a section on the sex offender registration form to list a second residence, but completing this section is not required by law. The bill now moves to the Assembly for a vote where Democrat Aileen Gunther is the legislation’s sponsor.

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