The State of New York might soon get a law restricting a person required to register as a sex offender from getting custody of or unsupervised visitation with a child (including their own child).
Assembly Bill No. A04784C (Same as S02836-C) Sponsored by Fall, is making it’s way to the Governor. The text of the bill is below.
The Florida Action Committee strongly encourages it’s sister-affiliate in NY and nationwide to mobilize an effort to oppose this Bill.
4 (b) Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter to the contra- 5 ry, there shall be a rebuttable presumption that it is not in the best 6 interests of the child to: 7 (A) be placed in the custody of or to visit with a person who has been 8 convicted of one or more of the following sexual offenses in this state 9 or convicted of one or more offenses in another jurisdiction which, if 10 committed in this state, would constitute one or more of the following 11 offenses, when a child who is the subject of the proceeding was 12 conceived as a result: 13 [
(A)] (1) rape in the first or second degree; 14 [ (B)] (2) course of sexual conduct against a child in the first 15 degree; 16 [ (C)] (3) predatory sexual assault; or 1 [ (D)] (4) predatory sexual assault against a child; or 2 (B) be placed in the custody of or have unsupervised visits with a 3 person who has been convicted of a felony sex offense, as defined in 4 section 70.80 of the penal law, or convicted of an offense in another 5 jurisdiction which, if committed in this state, would constitute such a 6 felony sex offense, where the victim of such offense was the child who 7 is the subject of the proceeding.
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