New York might get a law preventing registrants from parenting

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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