City of Rensselaer, NY
Rensselaer County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Rensselaer 5-14-1990 by L.L. No. 1-1990. Amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 134-1 Findings and purpose.

The Common Council hereby finds that crimes are committed from time to time within the City of Rensselaer by parolees released from penal institutions and reformatories located within and without the State of New York; that the presence of such persons within the City of Rensselaer is discovered usually after the commission of crimes; that for the better maintenance of order, enforcement of the laws, prevention of crime and preservation and care of the safety, health, comfort, property and general welfare of the inhabitants of the City of Rensselaer, the Chief of Police should be made aware of the presence of such persons within the City of Rensselaer. It is hereby found and declared, therefore, as a matter of legislative determination, that all parolees from penal institutions and reformatories located within and without the State of New York and who are now within the City of Rensselaer and those hereafter coming within the City of Rensselaer should immediately report to the Chief of Police for identification and registration. This chapter is declared to be a measure designed to prevent crime, to protect and preserve good order, enforce the laws, protect and preserve and care for the safety, health and comfort and general welfare of the inhabitants of the City of Rensselaer and visitors thereto.

§ 134-2 Registration with Chief of Police.

All parolees released from any penal institution or reformatory located within or without the State of New York and who are now within the City of Rensselaer, and such as shall hereafter come within the City of Rensselaer, shall immediately identify themselves to and shall register with the Chief of Police of the City of Rensselaer and shall give him such information as he shall require to enable him to identify such person, including the name or names by which known, past and future addresses, name of last penal institution or reformatory from which paroled and the crime or crimes for which he was last confined or committed.

§ 134-3 Communication with state and federal authorities.

The Chief of Police shall have the power and authority to communicate with the proper authorities of each state and federal government to obtain such information as he shall deem necessary in furtherance of the purposes and declarations of this chapter.

§ 134-4 Applicability.

The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to parolees adjudicated as youthful offenders or convicted for misdemeanors.

§ 134-5 Penalties for offenses.

A violation of this chapter shall be a misdemeanor, and punishment therefor shall be as prescribed for misdemeanors in the Penal Law of the State of New York.