TAKING AIM AT SEX OFFENDERS (Long Island lawmakers consider proposals that would increase restrictions on where abusers live and would tightly monitor their whereabouts)
Lawmakers across Long Island are responding to heightened community concerns about sex offenders by proposing legislation that would more strictly govern where they live and how they are monitored. In Suffolk, county legislators are considering four proposals that would increase restrictions on offenders and the landlords who house them and notify victims when an offender violates probation. In Nassau, Long Beach and East Rockaway have moved to tighten prohibitions on where sex offenders reside. East Rockaway voted to prohibit offenders from living within 1,000 feet of areas where children congregate.