2016-11-03 / Front Page

Officials ask for public's help to get sex offender legislation passed

Current laws not strong enough, they say; DOWNLOAD PETITION

Shown at the press conference is Nassau County Legislator Dennis Dunne, Suffolk County Legislator Kevin McCaffrey, Senator Michael Venditto, Babylon Village Mayor Ralph Scordino, Assemblyman Joseph Saladino, Assemblyman Dean Murray, Assemblyman Edward Ra, Babylon Village Trustee Mary Adams, Senator Phil Boyle

 

 Shown at the press conference is Nassau County Legislator Dennis Dunne, Suffolk County Legislator Kevin McCaffrey, Senator Michael Venditto, Babylon Village Mayor Ralph Scordino, Assemblyman Joseph Saladino, Assemblyman Dean Murray, Assemblyman Edward Ra, Babylon Village Trustee Mary Adams, Senator Phil Boyle A group of local, county and state officials held a press conference yesterday asking for the public’s support for the passage of legislation to further protect children and communities from convicted sex offenders.

“The current laws are failing to protect our children,” said NYS Assemblyman Joseph Saladino as he stood with other officials in Babylon.  While the lawmakers have been working to change and expand legislation, the issue came to the fore when it was discovered last week that a level 3-sex offender, who was convicted of raping a 6-year-old child, was living across the street from a Babylon Village elementary school.  

Two important bills, which change sex offender laws, have been pending long before this dangerous situation was discovered by Babylon Village,” said Saladino.

They include Bill A5812 sponsored by Assemblyman Ra and co-sponsored Assemblyman Saladino, Bill S3925, sponsored by Senator Venditto; Bill A8503A sponsored by Assemblyman Murray and co-sponsored by Assemblyman Saladino, and Bill S6066A, sponsored by Senator Venditto have passed in the Senate, but have languished in the Assembly.  These bills would correct the problems such as the situation in Babylon Village and provide a higher level of protection for our communities and children.

Included in the package of legislation is a change that would permit municipalities to determine those areas in which these offenders can live.   

Long Islanders are urged to sign petitions and contact their Assembly Members in support of passing these important bills.  Sign our on-line petition at http://tinyurl.com/SexOffenderPetition2016.

For more information on the pending legislation contact Assemblyman Joseph Saladino’s office at  (516) 541-4598.

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