Sunday, June 24, 2012
Avella sex offender legislation passes Senate
From Little Neck Patch:
The state Senate has passed a bill proposed by Sen. Tony Avella, D-Bayside, that would speed up the risk level determination timetable for convicted sex offenders.
The legislation would ensure that offenders are officially categorized under the state's Sex Offender Registration Act prior to their sentencing or release from incarceration.
The state Senate unanimously voted in favor of the bill on Wednesday, but the state Assembly has yet to act on the legislation.