Written by Assemblyman Thomas McKevitt Friday, 03 July 2009 00:00
New York State Assemblyman Tom McKevitt (R, C, I – East Meadow) today announced the passage of legislation in the Assembly that will modernize the sex offender registry to provide automatic e-mail notifications to New York state residents whenever a Level 2 or Level 3 sex offender moves into their community.
“As the father of one child and with another on the way, I completely understand the importance of protecting children from sex offenders. With the demanding schedules of many families, it is often burdensome to sift through countless web pages to determine whether a sex offender has moved into their neighborhood,” said McKevitt. “Signing up for automatic email notifications will certainly give many families peace of mind knowing that they no longer will have to manually search the website.”
Once signed into law by Governor David Paterson, residents will be able to go to the Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) website, located at http://criminaljustice.state.ny.us, where they can choose to receive automatic email notifications for whenever a sex offender moves into their area.