17-1 VOTE FOR SEX OFFENDER BILL
Newsday/James T. Madore
The Suffolk Legislature yesterday approved its most sweeping restrictions to date on themovement of sex offenders, who would be barred from hanging around playgrounds, public swimmingpools, video arcades or other places where children congregate. The bill is the second of its kindin New York State. Seneca County recently barred sex offenders from entering county parks,playgrounds, schools and beaches. The Suffolk bill affects Level 2 and Level 3 offenders,considered to be the most dangerous. Violators would face up to a year in jail.
SPECIFICS OF THE NEW LEGISLATION
The Suffolk County Legislature yesterday approved its most sweeping restrictions on registeredsex offenders.
RESOLUTION 2264 Prohibits Level 2 and Level 3 sex offenders from loitering within 100 feet ofany playground, day care center, public swimming pool, video arcade or youth center.
PENALTY: Up to 1 year in Jail
PRINCIPAL SPONSOR: Majority Leader Jon Cooper (D-Lloyd Harbor)
(Source: Suffolk County Legislature)