(Long Island, NY) Assemblyman Dean Murray (R,C,I- East Patchogue) hosted a press conference today to highlight the need to fix laws pertaining to the sex offender registry to help keep our children and communities safe. Since the start of 2016, some level one sex offenders have been removed from the registry, while a State Appeals Court decision last year removed all local restrictions on where convicted sex offenders may reside. He was joined by his Assembly colleagues and Paul Alonzo, Program Manager of Parents for Megan’s Law.

“In February 2015, a State Court of Appeals decision overturned all local laws that restricted where sex offenders can reside and since the beginning of this year, level one sex offenders have begun dropping off of the sex offender registry,” said Murray. “That is why I have introduced legislation (A.8503) that tackles both of these issues. This bill will extend the amount of time that level one offenders must be on the sex offender registry from 20 to 30 years and will allow local governments to set reasonable restrictions as to where sex offenders may reside.Full Press Release

Assembly Bill 8503


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Under the “A08503 Memo, “Justification” it says: “There was a recent study that shows that recidivism rates were the highest at the twenty year mark.” Therefore it means that the rates will be higher at the thirty year mark ? Hmmm….

man I really hope someone challenges this law on the merits of true recidivism rates

Didn’t they already try this with a Bill last year to extend the Registration from 20 to 30 years?

Yes all politicians pander, but it’s time to admit it’s GOP politicians that pander the most to people & groups that want anti-RSO laws…..just look at the south & midwest. This new proposal by Rep Murray doesn’t have legs as long as the state of New York stays in the hands of the Dems. And the courts there remain moderate to liberal

NY Level One offenders were originally required to register for 10 years. This has already been retro-actively extended to 20 years.

This bill will make it LIFE for those convicted over age 21:

22 3. A sex offender who is classified as a level one risk and has been
23 convicted of or has been convicted for an attempt to commit any of the
24 provisions of section 130.25, 130.30, 130.40, 130.45, 130.55 or 130.60,
25 or has been convicted of any offense in any other jurisdiction which
1 includes all of the essential elements of any of the foregoing crimes in
2 this subdivision, shall register annually for life unless at the time of
3 the act, the defendant was less than twenty-one years old, in which case
4 registration shall be annually for a period of twenty years from the
5 initial date of registration.

and MAY be relieved after 30 years AFTER proving that they are no danger to public safety. In other words, proving a negative.

22 1. Any sex offender who is classified as a level one or level two
23 risk
, and who has not been designated a sexual predator, or a sexually
24 violent offender, or a predicate sex offender, who is required to regis-
25 ter or verify pursuant to this article and who has been registered for a
26 minimum period of thirty years may be relieved of any further duty to
27 register
upon the granting of a petition for relief by the sentencing
28 court or by the court which made the determination regarding duration of
29 registration and level of notification. The sex offender shall bear the
30 burden of proving by clear and convincing evidence that his or her risk
31 of repeat offense and threat to public safety is such that registration
32 or verification is no longer necessary.

This is horrible. Is there a NY chapter of RSOL or similar?

man someone has to challenge the Courts justification for these laws since the recidivism rates are so low that’s the only way that’s the only way we can stop this dominoes from continuing to fall. get at the heart of the issue there is no justification for these laws

there never was any justification for these laws and there never will be the courts were and still are being lied to and manipulated by the legislators

On March 22 as being a Level 1 offender considered low risk in New York,my name was removed from the registry. I also received a letter from New York stating my name has been removed and will be placed back on registry if I am convicted again of a sex crime. So My term was 10 years and then they uped it to 20. And now 30 to life? Aren’t I supposed to be convicted of a crime first before handing me a life sentence? Rep Murray can kiss my ass if he thinks that I will have my name placed back on the registry. I will fight this till my death. Its already bad enough that my wife and children have left me because of IML. So now I am so full of hate to be messed with. Taunting me with being relisted back on the registry. I will NOT back down from Rep Dean Murray. Another politician on his ass kissing parade. As for me, I will be going to Singapore in a couple weeks to find my wife and children. I will let everyone know what happens. Its so sad knowing that I have become such a miserable person. Especially when my family is not allowed here because of the AWA. And not one politician will answer my calls or letters.

Everyone needs to comment at the location of the actual article. The people pushing this are pure evil. They must be defeated.

I find it ironic that this idiot Rep Dean Murray hold a press conference to anounce this bill. And next to him is that slob director Laura Ahern of Megans Law web site. Her funding for the web site and to track RSO came from Suffolk county at the tune of $800,000. That funding runs out at the end of this month and will not be renewed. And here she is grandstanding with Dean Murray. Must be New York is now funding her crusade

Scotus save us now,,,, there is an attorney here in New York that does represent RSO’s. She gas won many cases like Janice has. I have her name written at home and i am going to call her. I have had enough of this bullshit

Hi Robert, I just spoke with her and this was her take regarding this new Bill:

“That bill is sponsored by a Republican with almost all Repub co-sponsors in the Dem-controlled Assembly”

She indicated that these Bills come up all of the time, and usually never get anywhere.

Of course this Dean Murray character is up for re election in the fall. Typical 😒

It is good to talk and clarify, etc. among “ourselves” but I really feel like we need to be out in “public” and commenting on every article that we see. I think the general public needs to come to realize that the people who are being attacked by the Registries are not putting up with it. I think they need to come to realize that Americans don’t support the witch hunt. They will stay in their ignorant “the Sex Offender Registries are protecting children” bliss unless they hear and see otherwise.

Personally, I am ENSURING that having me listed on a Sex Offender Registry is a very, very, very bad idea. I will not accept being on a government list where they feel they can add any sort of harassment or vindictive, retroactive punishment that they can dream up at any time. This is my life and anyone who interferes with me living a great life is going to pay DEARLY for it. Just like harassing, attacking terrorists should.

It would be great if RSOs could comment on many of the articles giving false info on the web, but most can’t. Lots of states prohibit it and most sites have gone to using Facebook comment sections, effectively keeping us silent.

Is using Facebook illegal in California? I’ve heard of people being banned from Facebook because there on the registry but it must be a state thing?

No, it’s a Facebook thing. They forbid sex offenders from using their site in the terms of service. If caught you can be banned or turned in to police.

I am on 10 years of “intensive sex offender” probation. I have a wife and 3 young children. I hide in the shadows because if my proba officer ever found out i was advocating for SO law reform, she would take away the crumbs i have been granted thus far and then she would either put me in front of my sentencing judge (which she had done and I got reamed out by him but not a violation of proba) or she would impose new debilitating restrictions on me. My family is in disbelief. They want their pain to end and me fighting anything right now would hurt their very, very fragile souls. They are being used as pawns.