Action Will Prohibit Level 2 and 3 Sex Offenders From Being Within 1,000 Feet of Kindergarten and Pre-K Schools.
Ban Sex Offenders From Staying in Temporary Emergency Housing or Shelters Where Families Live.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced a 30-day budget amendment will be advanced to protect children in New York State. The amendment will restrict sex offenders whose victims are under the age of 13 from traveling or living near schools where young children go to learn, and will ban offenders from living in temporary or emergency housing or shelters where families also reside.
“The safety and well-being of our children is New York’s top priority, and by proposing stricter laws, we will keep our most vulnerable New Yorkers safe,” Governor Cuomo said. “This action will forbid these predators from stepping within 1,000 feet of our schools and help secure neighborhoods across the state, while supporting a better, safer New York for all.”
The Governor’s action to advance this amendment will close a loophole in state law that currently allows sex offenders to live near kindergarten and pre-K schools in New York State.